by Rui Torres. Poemas no meio do caminho, written in Portuguese, is a poetry project that offers the reader different reading possibilities, depending on her navigational decisions. There are two available versions: the horizontal and the vertical. The horizontal version is a 3D panorama including video that the reader can drag; the vertical version uses [...]
by Christine Wilks. From birdsong to video game music to the ringing sounds of tinnitus, sound is at the core of Tailspin as both theme and structural device. A story of intergenerational conflict unfolds through sound as a woman negotiates between her father, who was “nothing more than an aircraft fitter” during WWII, and her [...]
by J.R. Carpenter. Entre Ville is J.R. Carpenter’s affectionate and keenly perceptive homage to her former Montréal neighborhood, Mile End, and its many inhabitants. With poetic text framed by videos documenting the texture and sounds of the back alleyways, Entre Ville is a richly layered and sensorial exploration of the entre ville, the interior city. [...]
by Stephanie Strickland, Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, and Paul Ryan. slippingglimpse is a verbal-visual collaboration between a poet, programmer, and videographer. Each of the ten parts consists of a video of moving water associated with a poetic text that can be conventionally read in split-screen format as it scrolls upwards. (The “scroll text” view enables conventional [...]
by Peter Cho. Letterscapes is a collection of twenty-six interactive typographic landscapes, encompassed within a dynamic, dimensional environment. Wordscapes is a collection of reactive one-word poem landscapes, one for each letter of the alphabet. These two sets of 26 works each operate at the nexus of typography, animation and interactivity making modest claims for each, [...]
by K Michael & Dirk Vis. Ah articulates a simple paradox of reading animated digital literature, which is that the eye, and by extension the mind, often has no sense of the future of a sentence or line of text and, more importantly, is not given the chance to retread an already witnessed word or [...]
by Alison Clifford. The Sweet Old Etcetera is an interactive web project based on the poetry of E. E. Cummings. E. E. Cummings’ poetry is highly visual, playful and experimental. “The Sweet Old Etcetera” interprets selected poems for a new media context and introduces additional layers of meaning through the use of motion, graphics, sound [...]
If you’re in NYC (or near enough to hop a train), join us for We Have Always Been Digital, at The Kitchen. ELO President Dene Grigar will be there with hard copies of ELC3 (announcement forthcoming) and previous collections for the first people to sign up as members.
Over 190 participants have arrived from around the world to Victoria, Canada for the 2016 international conference of the Electronic Literature Organization now underway, the largest ELO conference to date.
May 19, 2016 in ELO
As ELO continues to grow and develop as an organization, we have an increasing number of activities and opportunities to share with our members and the world at large. To keep information flowing, we are expanding our communications group.
Meet the new communications team! Jeneen Naji, Élika Ortega, and Mia Zamora will be joining to help coordinate our social media and email communications. Mark Marino will continue as Director of Communications. Get to know our team, while they are getting to know you and your work!
May 17, 2016 in ELO
ELO is pleased to announce that Mark Sample will be joining the Board of Directors. Mark is a well-established scholar in the field of digital humanities and is also an author of works of electronic literature, including “Takei, George, which was published in the Electronic Literature Collection, volume 3. ELO now has a full 20-person Board as we head into the annual conference!
April 25, 2016 in ELO
The Electronic Literature is pleased to welcome its newest Board Member Anastasia Salter. Anastasia has most recently served as an editor of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3 and brings expertise on interactive games, software platforms and much more.
Her full bio follows.
During the month of April, the USA celebrates National Poetry Month, a literary celebration inaugurated by theAcademy of American Poets in 1996. To join the celebrations, the Electronic Literature Organization and I ♥ E-Poetry will be publishing a calendar (below) to highlight e-poetry performance and publication events from around the world.
Your submission to this contest should answer such questions as: Why is studying the humanities–e.g., history, literature, languages, philosophy, art history, media history, and culture–important to you? To society? How would you convince your parents, an employer, a politician, or others that there is value in learning the humanities?
The Electronic Literature Organization is proud to offer the following two prestigious awards, “The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature” and “The N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature.”
10-12 June 2016
University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
Deadline for Scholarly Activities & Media Art Festival Works: November 15, 2015
Click here for the Submissions Form
At the annual conference held in Bergen, Norway in August 2015, ELO explored “the end(s) of electronic literature,” construed broadly as the contours, edges, and boundaries of the field and practice. This year the ELO 2016 Conference & Media Art Festival asks now, What’s next? What investigations, interventions, and creations lie beyond the horizons of born digital writing?
ELO is proud to sponsor Plataformas de la imaginación in Mexico City! (October 2015-January 2016)
Plataformas de la imaginación is the first initiative in Mexico carried out to present the current state, the historic trajectory, and the aesthetic variety of electronic literature produced around the world. In consonance with the literary, interdisciplinary, artistic and technological avant-gardes at an international level, this project aims to place electronic literature in the central discussion of the artistic agendas in general, and that of digital culture in particular. The various events comprising the project will be held in Mexico City, and include multiple activities with the support of prestigious Mexican institutions.
Artist Judd Morrissey’s augmented reality performance Saturday concluded a week-long conference in Norway, ELO’s second international conference held outside the United States. Running August 4 through 7, with pre-conference workshops days before and Saturday’s poetry performance after, the ELO 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature was one of the largest ever with 194 attendees from around the world.
Hosted at the University of Bergen (UiB), the conference spanned six venues, featuring panel presentations, performances, and five gallery exhibitions. The group of international artists and scholars gathered to discuss the state of the art of electronic literature and to imagine what comes next. The complete schedule is online here. (Also, see the ELO 2015 Facebook group).