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Two Textual Instruments (Regime Change and News Reader)
Noah Wardrip-Fruin


Textual instruments make text "playable" and become tools for textual performance. Regime Change begins with a news article from April 2003, following the bombardment that began the U.S. invasion of Iraq. George W. Bush cites "eyewitness" intelligence that Saddam Hussein was assassinated by targeted U.S. bombing, and clings to the contention that the Iraqi president was hiding "weapons of mass destruction." Playing Regime Change brings forth texts generated from a document that records a different U.S. attitude toward presidential assassination and eyewitness intelligence — the report of the Warren Commission.

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin
with Brion Moss, David Durand, and Elaine Froehlich
with funds from the LEF Foundation



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