PhD Candidate
Rhetorics, Communication,
and Information Design

Clemson University


This is another frantic clicking game, and may push your browser to the limit. BarthesMachine is an irreverent take on Roland Barthes, particularly the book Writing Degree Zero. I won't spoil the book for you if you haven't read it, and it isn't necessary to read in order to experience the game. Simply click on the text's passages as fast as you can; hitting Stalin on the head, when he appears, raises your points even further.

This game is winnable in the sense that with a little luck, you can outlast the frantic stage of the game and then click at your leisure. This doesn't happen too often, though. Also, it should be noted that this game could very easily trigger an epileptic seizure. Click the screenshot below if that's not a problem.