“Beyond Hypertext: New Electronic Poetry and Fiction” Reading Scheduled

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.

New Web Journal infLect to Launch Soon

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:
Marc Amerika
Anne Brewster
John Cayley
Roger Dean
Marjorie Luesebrink
Adrian Miles
Marjorie Perloff

M is for Nottingham? Part of Permanent Display

M is for Nottingham?, an online collaborative writing project and live drama from trAce Incubation 2 (and sponsored partially by ELO) has been selected for permanent online display by the Museums of Justice, Nottingham, UK. A special archive site has been designed for the public.

This work was produced and created by M.D. Coverley and features the participation of many ELO members including Helen Whitehead, Rita Raley, and Talan Memmott.

Preview of Stephanie Strickland’s New Work in Latest The Iowa Review Web

The latest TIR Web contains a great diversity of work, including a preview of its featured artist’s, Stephanie Strickland, new poem V (Penguin 2002), featuring V’s Web section, V: VNIVERSE, an interview with Strickland by Jaishree K. Odin, and a critical essay by Odin on “Image and Text: The Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot.” Also included are works by Eloy Fernández Porta, William Gillespie, Mark Marino, Aida Nasrallah, Peter Walpole, and Margaret Gibson.

“Mapping Transitions” Internet Art Exhibition Scheduled for Colorado Conference

The “Rethinking the Visual: New Technologies in the Context of Society and Culture” conference, to be held September 13-15, 2002, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will open with an Internet art forum and online exhibition at the Department of Fine Arts. The exhibition, entitled “Mapping Transitions”, will be co-curated by CU-Boulder digital art professor Mark Amerika and Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The exhibition consists of 3 newly commissioned pieces from Internet artists whose work was selected for the Whitney Biennial 2002. The artists participating in this event are Mary Flanagan, Lisa Jevbratt, and John Klima. The exhibition will open on September 4, 2002, and Ms. Paul and all of the artists will demonstrate their work to the public on the opening night of the conference in Boulder.

Speakers include Joanna Drucker, W.J.T. Mitchell, Rod Coover, Faye Ginsberg, and Steve Jones.

trAce Receives Online Community Award

trAce was shortlisted as a New Statesman New Media Award winner in the category of Online Communities. From the cateogory description: “This award is for those organisations that utilise new forms of media to create a space where people can connect with others, providing support, information and advice for each other across the world.”

trAce’s Incubation 2002 Gallery is Online

The self-titled “netwurker” Mez curates trAce’s online galllery for Incubation 2002 (July 15-17). About the artists selected for inclusion, Mez writes: “These _artists_ [or net/code.workers] revel in the fabric of connection modes and core elements that represent the actualities of the net in all its functional glory. The code/net.workers selected for inclusion here engage in production of [artistic] output that employs and mirrors the very blueprinted mechanisms of the net itself.”