The ELO Symposium was a huge success. Three nights of hypermedia readings by new and established artists and two full days of panel discussions by speakers from multi-disciplinary experiences and perspectives. 150 people from all over the world attended the event, proving that this type of Symposium is vitally important to the field and the future of electronic literature.
The Gallery of creative works and papers accepted for the ELO Symposium is now online. Access the analytical papers and creative works that were exbhibited in the Gallery from your own computer.
An LA Times article describes ELO’s first reading event, held this May at the home of Richard Bangs in Redmond, WA. The article includes interviews with e-lit authors and critics including Robert Coover, M.D. Coverley, Katherine Hayles, Shelley Jackson, Dirk Stratton and Rob Wittig. LA Times writer Kim Murphy focuses the piece on the artistic and economic implications of electronic lit. (Abstract available, article can be purchsed for $2.95)
[Link updated April 2005; the article was removed from the Web]
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:
Jay David Bolter
Jane Yellowlees Douglas
Loss Pequeno Glazier
Susana Pajares Tosca