Stephanie Strickland works in a wide variety of digital media. While most initial generation still occurs by hand (preferrably in large engineering notebooks filled with green graph paper) her e-literature projects take place in many different programming languages and software contexts.
When it comes to project completion and publication, Strickland rarely seeks a narrative arc. Instead, she finds unity via mathetmatics and structural connections, considering each project with an eye to the architecture of individual poems and pieces into a greater whole. Once a project is complete, she archives physical notebooks in boxes. Strickland does not believe in the need for exhaustive revision archives, but admits to being uncertain how best to preserve e-literature works for posterity (though she considers video to be a viable option).
Many of Strickland’s digital literature projects are highly collaborative. Whether these involve working in translation or sitting down with fellow writers and programmers to actualize an idea on the screen, she places great emphasis on partnership, communication, and digital experimentation within the writing process. Strickland also uses the term “opportunistic” to describe her practice, and draws heavily on whatever resources might be available at any given time to inform the evolution of a project. In this sense, her practice changes with each new idea, software environment, and collaborative partner(s).