CALL FOR PAPERS – ELO 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS – ELO 2018
Mind the Gap!
Thinking Electronic Literature in a Digital Culture:
Explorations and Interventions
http://elo2018.org/

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) is pleased to announce its 2018 Conference and Festival, hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal. The Conference, the Festival and Exhibits will be held August 13th to 17th in downtown Montréal, Québec, Canada. Mind the Gap! will be bilingual, with both English and French tracks, showcasing Montreal’s important and dynamic local Québécois e-lit/digital arts community and extending a special welcome to e-lit’s global francophonie.

The aim of this conference is to think about e-lit in a digital culture. What is its relationship to current cultural practices and trends? Two directions are proposed: explorations and interventions. The first direction features e-lit’s exploratory nature, its formal aspects, its use of technology, its renewal of narrative conventions, and at the same time its impact on literary theories and methodologies to renew themselves. The second direction considers e-lit’s place in the public sphere, its relationship to digital and urban culture, to forms of conservation and presentation, and also to performance.

TOPICS

Possible topics for presentations, performances and exhibits are:

Gaps in the field
Translation gaps: code, natural language, media
Narrative theory, temporal gaps and the imaginative space of the in-between
Understanding e-lit: towards digital methodologies and/or pedagogies
Mobile technologies’ effect on writing and reading habits
Perceptual gaps: AR, VR, and Linking Structures
Politics of e-lit: gaps between reception communities
Gaps and Bridges between e-lit and digital humanities
Gender gaps in e-lit
Spoken screens: the gap between performance and presence
Linguistic and cultural specificities to E-lit
Electronic literature and urban culture
Mind the gap! E-lit and humour
Gaps between datasets and interfaces
Archiving differences between libraries and museums
Exhibition differences: ephemeral and permanent installations
What is different about e-lit for children?

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

For the Conference (peer-reviewed):

Paper (15 min – a presentation of a single paper by one or more authors – 500 word abstract).
Lightning talk (5 min – a short paper for a focused presentation – 250 word abstract).
Poster (1 page poster). n.b. A poster can be combined with a lightning talk.
Panel (90 min – a proposal for a complete panel including 3 or 4 separate papers on the same general topic – 250 word overview plus 500 word individual abstracts).
Pre-conference Workshop (Action sessions, focused on hands-on group work on a given project or topic – 500 word abstract).
For the Festival (peer-reviewed):

Performance and screening (10 min – readings, actions, interventions – 250 word abstract; provide links to images, videos, etc.)
Gallery exhibit (provide description of installation, as well as technical needs)

Submissions open: October 16th, 2017 to December 15th, 2017.

Acceptances sent out: January 30th, 2018.

You must attend the conference to appear on the program. You may submit as many proposals as you want, but participants may present a maximum of two pieces/papers.

Registration: Early registration will close April 30st, 2018. There will be a registration fee for the Conference (to be determined), which will include ELO Membership, invitations to all sessions of the Conference, the Festival, and the Exhibits. Lunch and coffee-breaks will be served. Conference banquet requires an additional fee.

The conference will be hosted by the University du Québec à Montréal, at the Berri-UQAM subway station. The campus is fully wheelchair accessible. ELO 2018 is committed to making its conference accessible and will provide a simple accessibility guide to all venues.

Some of the sessions will be streamed via the Conference website.

For more information, contact Bertrand Gervais, ELO 2018 Chair, elo2018mtl (at) gmail.com

ELO at The Kitchen — NYC – Sept. 10

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If you’re in NYC (or near enough to hop a train), join us for We Have Always Been Digital, at The Kitchen.  ELO President Dene Grigar will be there with hard copies of ELC3  (announcement forthcoming) and previous collections for the first people to sign up as members.

Come for a night of e-lit wonderment and (re)join an international organization of artists and scholars in ELO!

http://www.thekitchen.org/event/electronic-literature-organization-we-have-always-been-digital

Announcement:

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) presents performances of digitally-born writing and poetry. Curated by Illya Szilak, this afternoon of interactive presentations showcases a range of dynamic forms from bots and games to interactive online works, and offers audience members the chance to engage with works and authors after the performances.

Artists include: Abraham Avnisan, Amaranth BorsukJohn Cayley, David Clark, Caitlin Fisher, Ian Hatcher, Porpentine Charity HeartscapeFlourish Klink, Tan Lin, Nick Montfort, Kia Miakka NatisseAllison Parrish, and others.

September 10, 1–6pm, FREE
512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Read more ELO at The Kitchen — NYC – Sept. 10

April is ePoetry Month

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During the month of April, the USA celebrates National Poetry Month, a literary celebration inaugurated by theAcademy of American Poets in 1996. To join the celebrations, the Electronic Literature Organization and I ♥ E-Poetry will be publishing a calendar (below) to highlight e-poetry performance and publication events from around the world.

The ELC3 Bot will be featuring 54 works of e-poetrypublished in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3.

Don’t know what e-poetry is? Read Leonardo Flores’ definition.

The calendar below will be updated regularly during the month of April. To add your events, publications, performances, etc to the calendar, please contact Leonardo Flores at leonardo.flores at upr.edu.

 

Plataformas de la imaginación October 2015-Jan 2016

ELO is proud to sponsor Plataformas de la imaginación in Mexico City! (October 2015-January 2016)

Plataformas de la imaginación is the first initiative in Mexico carried out to present the current state, the historic trajectory, and the aesthetic variety of electronic literature produced around the world. In consonance with the literary, interdisciplinary, artistic and technological avant-gardes at an international level, this project aims to place electronic literature in the central discussion of the artistic agendas in general, and that of digital culture in particular. The various events comprising the project will be held in Mexico City, and include multiple activities with the support of prestigious Mexican institutions.

The activities of Plataformas de la Imaginación include three exhibits at Universum-Museo de Ciencias (universum.unam.mx), Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco (tlatelolco.unam.mx) and Centro de Cultura Digital (centroculturadigital.mx); a handful of interventions and live performances in Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola (casadellago.unam.mx); the world premiere of Eugenio Tisselli’s new piece will take place in Palacio de Bellas Artes (palacio.bellasartes.gob.mx). Additionally, an international symposium will be held at Sala Carlos Chávez of the Centro Cultural Universitario (cultura.unam.mx) featuring conferences by invited artists, critics, and scholars, both national and international.

Featured artists: Alison Clifford, Belén Gache, Benjamín Moreno, Eduardo Kac, Eugenio Tisselli, Jörg Piringer, Loss Pequeño Glazier, María Mencía, Serge Bouchardon, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Amaranth Borsuk, bpNichol ✝, David Clark, Gustavo Romano, and Jan Robert Leegte. Platformas de la Imaginación was designed by the Laboratorio de Literaturas Extendidas y Otras Materialidades (lleom), a scholarly independent Mexican organization that promotes the creative, analytic and theoretical work linked to hybrid artistic processes and objects (digital and non-digital), with intermedial and literary studies as starting point.
 
 
Timeline
 
Symposium
Oct. 8-9. 2015. Máquinas de Inminencia. Sala Carlos Chávez, UNAM.
Exhibits
 
Oct. 9-Dec. 6, 2015 Literatura electrónica. Escenarios híbridos. Universum-Museo de las Ciencias
Nov. 12, 2015-Jan 17, 2016 Literatura electrónica. Política y cuerpo en el presente digital. Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco
Oct. 23.-Dec 13, 2015. Selecciones como objetos. Centro de Cultura Digital.
Interventions
October 14-18. Miradas desde el post-Internet. El regreso a los materiales. Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola
October 16. IP Poetry: Acto en vivo
October 8. Nuevas y viejas prácticas de lectura: migraciones de una lectura nómada. Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Auditorio
October 10. Crítica de la hibridez digital. Conversación sobre arte electrónico. Museo Universitario del Chopo
October 23. Lectura sonora. Centro de Cultura Digital
November 5. Estreno mundial de La tiranía del código, de Eugenio Tisselli. Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes
November 12. Performance sonoro El Fonófono de Tito Rivas. Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco

Off-Site ASA E-Lit Reading (Nov 6)

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Game Over
The Fun and Fury of Electronic Literature

An evening of poetry and digital art performances

Date: November 6, 8-9:30pm, Doheny Library, USC

The Off-Site performances of digital literature for the 2014 conference of the American Studies Association in Los Angeles.
Join us for an evening of readings of electronic literature. Bots, Apps, and more from the future of reading and writing!

Featuring: . micha cardenas, MD Coverley, Max Geiger, Samantha Gorman, Jeff Knowlton, Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz, and Brian Kim Stefans.

8pm, Doheny Library.

Location: Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, 2nd Floor Doheny Library, USC

Organized by Leonardo Flores (UPRM) and Mark C Marino (USC)

Directions from the Westin Bonaventure
Take Metro Expo Line (toward Culver City) from Metro Center Station
See more directions here

Read more Off-Site ASA E-Lit Reading (Nov 6)

This week: ELO 2014 Hold the Light

Logo for ELO14 conferenceThis week we preempt our Summer eReading series to bring you a host of works featured in the 2014 ELO Conference: Hold the Light June 18-21 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  And conference organizers Stuart Moulthrop, Marjorie Luesebrink, Sandy Baldwin, and Kathi Inman Berens have brewed up a lake of Milwaukee’s finest.  You can download the full program.

The conference features three electronic galleries.  The first is on-site, featuring a wide variety of works by new and established authors. The second is online, the Media Arts Gallery, featuring a virtual exhibition of the works from the juried show.  The third is the Gallery of E-Lit 1st Encounters, which feature first time e-lit authors – or at least those new to ELO.

Organized by Kathi Inman Berens and vetted by the gallery jurors, the various exhibition halls have much to dig into even if you can’t make it to Milwaukee. If you can make it, you are in for a wonderful set of panels, roundtables, keynotes, and evening performances.  See the full schedule here.

And stay tuned.  On Friday, at the banquet, the winners of the N. Katherine Hayles and Robert Coover prizes will be announced.  You’ll find out who won if you follow the #elo14 hashtag or the @eliterature Twitter account.

You’ll also find updates in the Facebook group as well.

ELO MLA14 Off-site Reading 1.10.14 8pm

You are cordially invited to a powerhouse e-lit reading at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago!

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MLA14 Off-site E-Lit Reading
Flaxman Library Special Collections Reading Room
37 S. Wabash Ave., 6th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Friday, Jan. 10, 8pm
Coordinated by Mark C. Marino
Hosted by Mark C. Marino and Rob Wittig

 

Featuring:

Abraham Avnisan
Leo Flores
Chris Funkhouser
Dene Grigar
MD Coverley
Mark C Marino
Judd Morrissey
Scott Rettberg
Mark Sample
Stephanie Strickland
Zach Whalen
Roger Whitson
Rob Wittig

The reading room is located on the 6th floor. All attendees must present a valid ID (student, driver’s license, faculty, or other) to enter the building.

Pathfinders Exhibit at MLA14 Celebrates 25 Years of e-Lit

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This year’s MLA conference will feature an exhibit entitled “Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature” organized by ELO President Dene Grigar and board member Stuart Moulthrop on the past and present of electronic literature.  Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the exhibit continues the tradition of curated works featured at MLA, one Grigar has been actively pursuing for several years. Below is the full press release.

Pathfinders:  25 years of Experimental Literary Art continues the work of Pathfinders:  Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature is a hands-on exhibit, curated by Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop, taking place at the Modern Language Association 2014 convention in Chicago, IL, from January 9-11 in the Sheraton II, Ballroom, Level 4.

The exhibit generates from Grigar and Moulthrop’s research, “Pathfinders:  Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature,” sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and features work of pioneering experimental literary artists of the late 1980s and early 1990s, as well as highlights innovative contemporary artists experimenting today with computing technologies for literary production.

The first section of the exhibit, “Paths to Electronic Literature,”
 presents the early works of digital literature that comprise the current preservation efforts by Grigar and Moulthrop for the Pathfinders project.  These works will be made available at the exhibit on computers on which the works were originally experienced by readers at the time of their publication––an Apple IIe, Mac Classic, Mac LC575 and Mac 580, all from Grigar’s Electronic Literature Lab, the site where the Pathfinders research is taking place.  Also highlighted at this station will be raw documentation videos of the artists’ traversals produced for the Pathfinders project.

The second section of the exhibit, “Current Directions,”
features contemporary electronic literature artists who have produced narratives, poetry, drama, and essays via physical computing technologies, augmented reality, social media, mobile media and other innovative approaches.  Seven computer stations showcase the work of Samantha Gorman & Danny Cannizzo; Amaranth Borsuk, Kate Durbin, and Ian Hatcher; Andreas Muller; Christine Wilks and Andy Campbell; Jay Bushman and Mike Daisey; Jacob Garbe; Josh Tanenbaum and Karen Tanenbaum; Erik Loyer; and Jason Nelson.

For more information, contact Dene Grigar, dgrigar@mac.com.

CFP: Off-site e-Lit Reading at MLA 2014

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Flaxman Library Special Collections Reading Room
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Friday, Jan. 10, 8pm
Coordinated by Mark C. Marino 

Carrying on an MLA tradition, the Electronic Literature Organization is sponsoring an off-site reading of new works of digitally born literature.  Priority will be given to work of high literary value and unforgettable, earth-shattering presentations.  Artists new to electronic literature are especially encouraged to submit!

To participate, please send your proposals (200 words or less) and brief bio (150 words or less) for 10-minute presentations/performance.  Sorry, no remote presentations via Skype or other video conferencing software.

Deadline for proposals Dec 31, 2013
Response by Jan. 3rd
email submissions to: markcmarino at g mail

Flaxman Library is located on the 6th floor, 37 S. Wabash St., Chicago, IL, 60603

CFP ELO 2014 Hold the Light (12/15; 6/19-21/14) UPDATE

Update: New Deadline for Critical and Creative Submissions December 15, 2013

Also, see this new video call for Media Arts Show, including  a solicitation for the Virtual Gallery in Festival of e-Literature 1st Encounters (Feb 1, deadline).

Following on the heels of the 2013 Paris conference, here’s the call for 2014 in Milwaukee!

ELO 2014 Conference: Hold the Light
Milwaukee, WI (June 19-21, 2014)

The 2014 Electronic Literature Organization Conference will be held June 19-21, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with sessions on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In conjunction with the three-day conference, there will be a juried Media Arts Show, with exhibits at UWM.

For the Conference, proposals should address critical, reflective, or theoretical questions. Formats may include elements of demonstration or (brief) performance, in context of inquiry or analysis that goes beyond the work itself. Proposers are welcome to discuss their own work, under this requirement.

The Media Arts Show provides an occasion for extended display, performance, and presentation of original works. Please identify submissions for the Show as such.

We invite proposals of no more than 500 words, including a brief description of the content and format of the presentation, and contact information for the presenter(s). Describe any technical needs beyond standard screen projection and audio. Send proposals to eliterature2014 [at] gmail.com, using plain text format in the email, or attached as Word or PDF.

Proposals for the Conference will be reviewed by a Program Committee convened by the Conference Co-Chairs. Proposals for the Media Art Show will be reviewed by a jury chosen by the Media Arts Curator.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Proposals are requested by Friday, December 6, 2013

Program Committee Chairs

  • Marjorie Luesebrink, Independent Artist (Co-Chair)
  • Sandy Baldwin, West Virginia University (Co-Chair)
  • Kathi Inman Berens, University of Southern California (Media Arts Curator)