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Deena Larsen Collection

In 1993, Deena Larsen published a fictional story and poetry collection called Marble Springs. This story, published as a HyperCard stack by Eastgate, was one of the first works of literature to be written with hypertext. Larsen has since published a number of new media pieces and worked closely with other new media writers, while also maintaining an impressive personal collection of materials relating to the history of computers and software. In 2007, she donated this collection to the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). With this fascinating online exhibit from MITH, visitors can explore Larsen's work and personal collections. Those intrigued by Marble Springs can check out an emulated screenshot of the work, accompanied by Larsen's own reflections on the project. As she explains, after the death of the HyperCard, "I mounted exhibits of Marble Springs to showcase how quickly things become antique, replete with an old braided rug and a school desk rescued from a mountain-fast one-room school." Visitors may also like to view a number of items from Larsen's personal collections, including photographs of obsolete computers, draft notes from Marble Springs and other new media projects, and 1990s comic strips that explore the early days of the internet.
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June 9th, 2017
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June 8th, 2017 at 12:15pm
Date Of Record Release
June 11th, 2018 at 10:42am
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