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The Winners!

Fiction short list:
Paul Chan
Caitlin Fisher
Shelley Jackson
Noah Wardrip-Fruin
judge's comments

Poetry short list


Judging criteria

2001 Awards Ceremony


Lexia to Perplexia
by Talan Memmott


"Lexia to Perplexia" is a deconstructive/grammatological look at the construction of User narratives through the attachment to the Internet apparatus. A mix between theory and fiction, the work makes wide use of neologisms, advanced coding, and graphics while exploring the hidden agencies of attachment and network desire.

This title can be read on the web at trace.ntu.ac.uk/newmedia/lexia, and incorporates many DHTML features. It requires Netscape 4.x or Internet Explorer 4.x or 5.x, but it is not compatible with Netscape version 6.0.

Talan Memmott
Talan Memmott


Talan Memmott is a hypermedia artist/writer from San Francisco. His work involves mixing theory and fiction, the visual and the verbal in heavily mediated web environments. He is the Creative Director/Editor of the vital BeeHive Hypermedia/Hypertext Literary Journal, publishing over 120 authors to date. His own work appears widely on the Internet. In 2000 He was awarded the trAce/Alt-X New Media Writing Award.


ELO acknowledges the support of our global sponsor, the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation for their generous support of the Electronic Literature Directory project. We also thank our hosts at UCLA: the Center for Digital Humanities, the English Department, the Design| Media Arts Department, the School of the Arts and Architecture, and SINAPSE. We thank also the Illinois Humanities Council and the Illinois Arts Council, who supported the 2001-2002 Interactions program, 2001 Awards and founding sponsor ZDNet and founding sponsor NBCi.