ELO is pleased to announce the addition of 3 new members to its Board of Directors: Philippe Bootz, Leonardo Flores, and Rui Torres. These three scholar-artists bring a level of artistic and scholarly achievement and expertise that will help ELO grow and develop. In addition to their deep knowledge of the field, they bring to the board literary expertise in three language spheres (Spanish, Portuguese, and French), so ELO can help build networks of scholars and artists in those literary cultures.
Bios for these three excellent new members follow:
Leonardo Flores (Treasurer)
Leonardo Flores is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and the Treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen. His research areas are electronic literature, poetry, and preservation of first generation electronic objects. He is the lead writer, publisher, and editor of a scholarly blogging project titled I ♥ E-Poetry (http://iloveepoetry.com).
Rui Torres is Associate Professor at University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal. He teaches in the Erasmus Intensive Program in European Digital Literatures at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. In he past, he was a visiting professor in M.A. programmes of the NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal; the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; and the University of Tallinn, Estonia. He is the Director of the academic journal Cibertextualidades, and member of several editorial boards and scientific committees of other Journals in the field of electronic literature. He is an author of electronic literature, having his poems published in several Anthologies (ELC2, ELMCIP) and CD-ROMs. He was the Principal Investigator of the project PO.EX’70-80 (funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation and the European Union), and is the coordinator of the resulting Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry.
Phillipe Bootz has PhDs in Physics (1985) and Information and Communication (2001). Assistant Professor at the University Paris8, Laboratory Paragraphe. Member of the Laboratoire Musique et Informatique de Marseille (MIM), publisher since 1989 of the electronic review on digital poetryalire. Cofounder in 1988 of the digital-poetry group L.A.I.R.E. and, in 2003 of the digital-poetry group Transitoire Observable. Member of the management committee of e-poetry. Coordinator of the seminar poésie: numérique. Advisory-board member of the Canadian online review of French-language digital poetry BleuOrange.
ELO’s Board of Directors is a volunteer group of scholars and artists who work diligently for the promotion and development of digitally born literature. You can read more about the Board’s members here. Board membership is a three-year, renewable tour of service.