The Alternative Museum

The Alternative Museum has launched Volume II of TAM Monitor, which features experimental radio, interviews, performative art, audio art, conceptual design pieces, and alternative web interfaces.
[Link updated April 2005]

What About E-Reading?

The July/August issue of Book magazine offers a well-balanced survey of the field of electronic publishing, from Project Gutenberg to the latest in e-book and E-ink technology.

The article, by Rob Brookman, offers the insights of both authors and technologists. When asked if he’d be interested in exploring the interactive and hypertextual potential of e-books, Mark Danielewski, the author of the innovative novel House of Leaves, says he’d “rather give House of Leaves to a computer guy and see what he came up with.”

Random House and offer MP3s

Bold Type, Random House’s online literary magazine, and,’s digital audio company, have signed a deal to offer free MP3 and RealAudio clips from Bold Type‘s recordings [IA] of author readings and interviews.

The first recording they are offering is Nathan Englander reading an excerpt from his For the Relief of Unbearable Urges.

(Site became “Salon Audio” in late 2000)
[Links updated April 2005; only the Internet Archive copy of the original page was found]

Winter Break and Other Stories

Author Adrienne Eisen has released an online collection of erotic hypertexts. Mark Amerika, who calls Eisen the hypertext world’s Kathy Acker, says that “Adrienne Eisen’s avant-pop hypertexts are subversive narrative journeys into the mind of a contemporary twentysomething woman whose erotic encounters are charged with a post-feminist satirical edge that cuts deep into the American psyche.” (“Winter Break”)
[Links updated April 2005]

ELO Announces International Board of Literary Advisors

The Electronic Literature Organization today announced the formation of an international Board of Literary Advisors. ELO’s literary advisors include leading writers, critics, editors and publishers from the worlds of electronic and print literature. This group of thought leaders will help to advance the discourse of electronic literature, help plan ELO’s 2001 Future of Publishing Conference, and will judge the ELO Electronic Literature Prizes. We are grateful to this esteemed group for choosing to support our endeavors:

Espen Aarseth
Mark Amerika
Robert Arellano
Richard Bangs
John Barth
Jay David Bolter
Michael Berube
T.C. Boyle
Jane Yellowlees Douglas
Moran Entrekin
Edward Falco
Loss Pequeno Glazier
Carolyn Guertin
Carolyn Guyer
Katherine Hayles
Michael Joyce
Rob Kendall
Raine Koskimaa
George Landow
Thomas LeClair
Brian Lennon
Jennifer Ley
Judy Malloy
Harry Mathews
Adrian Miles
Larry McCaffery
Jerome McGann
Heather McHugh
Nancy Lin
George Plimpton
Jim Rosenberg
Barney Rosset
Joanna Scott
Joseph Tabbi
Takayuki Tatsumi
Susana Pajares Tosca
Sue Thomas
Stephanie Strickland
Robert Wittig

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