The Cyberarts Research Initiative from National University of Singapore presents aa visually engaging online cyberarts database. This is part of a larger University project which includes an artist-in-residence programme, research in virtual reality collaboration, and undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral program development in cyberculture and cyberarts.
The UCLA school paper ran a story on the electronic literature reading held on October 19 at Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles. M.D. Coverley and Stephanie Strickland read to a full audience. The event was sponsored by the ELO.
Reiner Strasser and Regina Celia Pinto created a virtual attic for the Museum of the Essential and Beyond That, which is interested in digital art preservation. The spaceless gallery features Strasser and Celia Pinto’s old computers on which they created web.art/net.art. and some creations made on these machines. The project is open to collaborators.
About Time by Rob Swigart is an interactive multimedia novella in which two tales unfold 40,000 years apart with richly thought-provoking and entertaining results. And The Dancing Rhinoceri of Bangladesh by Millie Niss. A combinatorial excursion into the textual possibilities of rhinoceri and other matters.
The Center for Cyberculture Studies has a new interface and a new database which will able to organize the existing content, especially the book reviews, in new ways. The redesign has been a collaborative project and made possible by the many folks, but David Silver gives special thanks to Jeff Tycz, Martin McGee, and Nectarine Design.
New Media and Culture, a journal out of U North Carolina Chapel-Hill, is sponsoring a special session on new media/culture at the April meetings of the American Comparative Literature Association meetings. The event will be held in San Marcos, California, on April 4-6, 2003. Submission deadline is SEPTEMBER 24, 2002.
“Aesthetics, Institutions, and Audiences” will focus on poetry composed for digital environments and exploring cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural accounts of this work. The aims: “to look at the possibilities for poetry offered by the electronic convergence of words, images and sound highlight the changing contexts in which literature is produced as a result of the electronic word examine emergent reading possibilities and strategies consider some of the new forms of distribution and archiving made possible by the Web.” In attendance will be: Loss Pequeno Glazier, Thom Swiss, N. Katherine Hayles, Carrie Noland, Katherine Parrish, Marjorie Perloff, Barrett Watten, Martin Spinelli, Jennifer Ley, Etinenne van Heerden, Kenneth Goldsmith, Talan Memmott, Christopher Merrill, John Cayley, Al Filreis, Alan Golding, Kenneth Goldsmith, Dee Morris.
The article by Kendra Mayefield exposes what all artists in the digital realm already know: that “As the half-life of these media becomes shorter and shorter, variable media art is in a race against technological obsolescence.” The article then continues to explore some preventative efforts currently in progress.
The ELO is also woriking in this important effort. The ELO PAD (Preserving, Archiving, and Dissemination) Project is already in effect and will become more visible in upcoming weeks.
The University of Canberra Centre for Writing will soon launch a new web journal, editored by Hazel Smith. infLect is an Australian ejournal which is devoted to creative multimedia work and innovative writing. The journal will showcase work which brings together text, visual images and sound into a reciprocal relationship, and also writing which combines critical and creative content.
infLect has a special interest in encouraging on-the-page writers to adopt electronic and multimedia formats for their work, and to collaborate with artists working in other disciplines.
The editorial advisors are:
Stephanie Strickland and M.D. Coverley will give an e-literature reaing at Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles, on Saturday, October 19.
M.D. Coverley is the author of Califia, the first hypermedia novel (Eastgate Systems, 2000). She will show the multiple, elusive endings for this story of the lost paradise of Southern California.
Stephanie Stricklan’s Vis the first work of poetry to exist simultaneously in print and on the Web as one work. Penguin published the invertible collection, V:WaveSon.nets / Losing L’una, and V: Vniverse was previewed at Iowa Review Web and on its own site at . V was selected by Brenda Hillman for the Di Castagnola Prize of the Poetry Society of America.
N. Katherine Hayles, UCLA expert on electronic literature and author of How We Became Posthuman, will introduce.
Reception following. Sponsored by the ELO.