Plataformas de la imaginación October 2015-Jan 2016

October 9, 2015 in ELO, Events

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 (, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco ( and Centro de Cultura Digital (; a handful of interventions and live performances in Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola (; the world premiere of Eugenio Tisselli’s new piece will take place in Palacio de Bellas Artes ( Additionally, an international symposium will be held at Sala Carlos Chávez of the Centro Cultural Universitario ( 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.
Oct. 8-9. 2015. Máquinas de Inminencia. Sala Carlos Chávez, UNAM.
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.
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)

October 29, 2014 in ELO, Events

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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

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This week: ELO 2014 Hold the Light

June 19, 2014 in Conference, ELO, Events

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

January 8, 2014 in ELO, Events

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


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



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

January 2, 2014 in ELO, Events, Press Release

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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,

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

December 21, 2013 in Calls, ELO, Events

E-lit Off-site Reading MLA 2014Off-site e-lit reading at MLA
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

October 13, 2013 in Calls, ELO, Events

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], 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.


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)

ELO 2013 “Chercher le texte” Commences in Paris

September 23, 2013 in ELO, Events

Logo for ELO2013 ConferenceELO is proud to announce the launch of the 2013 conference “Chercher le texte” in Paris, 24-27 September, 2013.   This marks the first international conference ELO has held, but the 5th conference since State of the Arts in 2002. The Paris conference features works from over 100 artists from 14 countries as well as a complete scholarly program of academic presentations.  Events begin Sept 23 with a meeting of the CELL (Consortium on Electronic Literature) group, a debate and performances at Centre Pompidou.

With Paris as its backdrop, the wide variety of events will be held at historic cites in the coeur of Western Europe’s artistic body, including BPI – Centre Pompidou, Labo BnF | François-Mitterrand, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD), and Le Cube – Centre de création numérique.

Conference partners include ELO, Le MIM, La Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), La Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (BPI), Le Cube – Centre de création, L’Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, DDDL (réseau européen de littérature – Digital Digital Digital Littérature), Le Laboratoire d’excellence des arts et médiations humaines (Labex Arts-H2H), Coalition Cyborg with thanks to MOTS-VOIR and the Swedish Arts Council.

The conference will also mark the change in leadership from outgoing President Nick Montfort to newly elected Dene Grigar, who will preside over the ELO Board of Directors meeting on Saturday.

Performances begin Monday September 23, 2013 at the Centre Pompidou at 7pm. You can find the entire program here. You can see descriptions of works that will be presented in the Performance Gallery.

In addition to the Performance Gallery, there are three primary exhibitions of works:

3 Exhibitions

  • “The digital literature from yesterday to tomorrow” Exhibition
    Location : Labo BNF | BNF François Mitterand
    Dates : September 24 to December 1, 2013
  • “Virtual Gallery” to be launched Sept 24, 2013.

Not in Paris?  Follow the happenings on the Chercher le texte Website site, ELO Conference Website, the Facebook Page,  and on Twitter @chercherletexte

Also, see Judy Malloy’s detailed and thoughtful overview of the conference on Narrabase.

Nolwenn Tréhondart

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ELO Paris Conference Program Online

August 3, 2013 in ELO, Events

As we move along the road to ELO Paris 2013 “Chercher Le Texte,” the organizers are tantalizing us with some of the scenes to come.

Recently, the working version of the conference program has appeared online. Running Monday, September 23 till Friday, September 27, the conference will feature an international gathering of artists and critics.

Also, you can see the gallery of the works that will be presented during the conference (not to be confused with the various other online galleries and exhibitions to come). Venues include the Pompidou Centre, The Cube, and The Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Certainly, there will be more news on this conference to come. Keep an eye on the conference website, @chercherletexte on Twitter, or the Facebook page.

E-lit Exhibit at the Library of Congress

April 1, 2013 in ELO, Events

Following up their back-to-back exhibits at the Modern Language Association, ELO Vice President Dene Grigar and Kathi Inman Berens are bringing electronic literature to another hallowed venue that was formerly the primary proving grounds of print matter: the U.S. Library of Congress.

Running April 3-5, the exhibit, “Electronic Literature & Its Emerging Forms,” part of the “Electronic Literature Showcase,” features 27 works of electronic literature––dating from 1982 – 2013––by American authors, relevant printed works from the Library of Congress collections, readings by select authors featured in the exhibit and hands-on workshops for visitors.

Along with the exhibit, the Library of Congress’s “Electronic Literature Showcase” includes an exhibit of rare books; a keynote address by ELO board member Stuart Moulthrop, panel discussion about electronic literature’s connection to major areas of knowledge and creativity featuring Berens; Grigar; Matthew Kirschenbaum, associate director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities; and Nick Montfort, current President of the Electronic Literature Organization. As a sign of her dedication to training future e-lit scholars, Grigar has also continued to draw and train student docents from her home institution, Washington State University-Vancouver (WSUV). All events are free and open to the public.

From the WSUV announcement:

Generally defined as a “digital born” literary work, electronic literature is a “first-generation digital object created on a computer and (usually) meant to be read on a computer.” In a world dominated today by smart phones and tablets, the term computer has come to include any computing device. The electronic literature featured in the exhibit has been produced by major American artists and influential pioneers working in any language, and reflects a broad spectrum of genres and approaches, e.g. kinetic poetry, hypertext fiction, animated graphic novels and augmented reality environments. These works will be displayed on iMacs, iPads, vintage Macintosh computers, and vintage Atari game systems.

This exhibit of electronic literature is the Library of Congress’s first. It was made possible by digital humanist Susan Garfinkel, research specialist with the Digital Reference Section, CALM Division, at the Library of Congress, as well as colleagues in her department and at the Library.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Grigar, dgrigar at, or visit the exhibit website at For information about the Electronic Literature Showcase, contact Susan Garfinkel, elit at, or visit the website at

Follow the event on Twitter @eLitatLOC and hashtag #elitloc, as WSUV student Evan Flanagan directs the social media for the event.

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