New Media Poetry Conference

“Aesthetics, Institutions, and Audiences” will focus on poetry composed for digital environments and exploring cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural accounts of this work. The aims: “to look at the possibilities for poetry offered by the electronic convergence of words, images and sound highlight the changing contexts in which literature is produced as a result of the electronic word examine emergent reading possibilities and strategies consider some of the new forms of distribution and archiving made possible by the Web.” In attendance will be: Loss Pequeno Glazier, Thom Swiss, N. Katherine Hayles, Carrie Noland, Katherine Parrish, Marjorie Perloff, Barrett Watten, Martin Spinelli, Jennifer Ley, Etinenne van Heerden, Kenneth Goldsmith, Talan Memmott, Christopher Merrill, John Cayley, Al Filreis, Alan Golding, Kenneth Goldsmith, Dee Morris.

“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.

“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.