ELO 2013 Paris: Call for Artistic Proposals (2/18, 2/23-26/13)

January 10, 2013 in Calls, ELO, Events

Chercher le texte: call for expressions of artistic interest

Event website: http://www.chercherletexte.org

The “chercher le texte” event deals with literary issues and text-oriented multimedia practices on digital devices: digital books, texts generated or animated through programming, fiction hypertexts, “manipulable”, playable works, or on the contrary works whose very program embraces literariness. The considered devices range from computers to mobile devices, including social networks. They can be used in various contexts: installations, performances, personal devices designed for digital reading. These contexts range from solo reading to collaborative or participative reading.

This event will represent an opportunity to showcase young artists and bring together two worlds, which otherwise barely come into contact with one another: that of the experimental digital literature forms deriving from the second half of the 20th century avant-garde movements and that of the digital writings, as used by authors coming from the book world and who have taken over the digital technologies, namely blogs and e-books.

In this context, the Musique et Informatique de Marseille (MIM) laboratory associates with team Écritures Numériques from Paris 8 Paragraphe laboratory, the digital literature European network Digital Digital Digital Littérature (DDDL), the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (BPI), the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), the Cube, the Labex Art-H2H coordinated by Paris 8 and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD) to organize the following events:

-          An online virtual gallery on the DDDL network website.

-          Four events consisting of performances and projections of works, from September 23 to 26, 2013, in the small room of the Centre Pompidou, the big auditorium of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Cube amphitheater.

-          A six-week exhibition on “digital literatures from the past and future” in the BNF lab room of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, which will be launched on September 24, 2013. This exhibition will feature the virtual gallery and a selection of digital literary works with emphasis on the works designed for touch-pads and e-readers. No installation is possible.

Artists, especially young ones, are invited to propose one or several work(s) for one or more of these devices.

Please send your proposals to work@chercherletexte.org before February 18. If you wish to propose several works, please do it in a single document and make sure you detail the nature of each proposal on at least one distinct page (gallery, performance, exhibition). Please write it in English or French in pdf format and include a short biography stating the age of the artist and the following information about each device: Read the rest of this entry →

CFP ELO Paris 2013: Chercher le Texte (12/31/12; 9/24-27/13)

November 13, 2012 in Calls, ELO, Events

[updated 11/17/12]

Chercher le Texte: Locating the Text in Electronic Literature

The Electronic Literature Organization 2013 Conference
Hosted by the Laboratoire Paragraphe and the EnsAD (Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs)
Paris, France, September 24-27, 2013
Deadline for Abstracts: December 31, 2012.

Keywords: e-literature, electronic literature, e-lit, digital literature, literature, world literature, literary semantic web, literariness, new materialisms, new media, locative media, archiving, language, actor-network theory, cognitive capitalism

The Electronic Literature Organization (http://eliterature.org), the leading organization devoted to electronic literature, announces its 2013 conference to be held in Paris, France, September 24-27, 2013. The conference is hosted by the Laboratoire Paragraphe and the EnsAD (Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs). Along with the conference organizers and hosts, other partners include: Université Paris 8, Laboratoire Transferts critiques et dynamiques des savoirs, Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), and Le Cube. The official languages of the conference will be French and English.

Proposals are welcome on topics within electronic literature, including but not limited to:

  • Digital culture
  • Code and software studies
  • Digital art
  • Remediation
  • Translation of electronic literature
  • E-literature and the body
  • Digital poetics
  • Digital storytelling
  • Mobile/locative media
  • Preservation and digital cultural heritage

The conference title is “Chercher le Texte: Locating the Text in Electronic Literature.” Electronic literature is explicitly defined as literature. Yet there is great confusion about the concept of text at work in it. What defines the textuality of games, visual works, and works without any evident language? The ELO 2013 conference in Paris will confront such issues: to seek out the text and attempt to define the literariness of electronic literature.

Over the past two decades, while numerous creative and critical movements have taken hold within and without academia, creators have been newly conceiving, and scholars resituating, literary works in new media. Early warnings that we might all get “lost in hyperspace” were overcome fairly easily – perhaps too easily when one considers that our first, most challenging conceptions of electronic writing have never quite been realized. Is there a way to mark the multiplicity of new writing in new media? Can commonalities and distinctions among emerging literary practices be noted? Are there new possibilities for language-based forms in programmable media? Can scholarly discussions surrounding works be carried on over time and among various groups, in the media where the works are generated?

ELO 2013 seeks to open the discussion beyond the remediation of literary writing from print to screens, by looking at ways that literary works, and “literariness” generally, circulates through a world system that has itself altered dramatically in the years since the first works of e-lit were produced. New media, from this perspective, are just the most visible instance of emerging economic, social systems, remediations, and subjectivities that impact literary production (as they impact our lives) from every side. New media are now being described, and re-imagined, in terms of new materialisms; discourse networks find new and different alignments within and without institutions, and both human agency and authorial presence have taken on new and sometimes strange forms.

The Electronic Literature Organization and Université Paris 8 invite individual paper proposals, panel proposals, and proposals for alternative formats. Submit abstracts of 200-500 words to Easychair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=elo2013. Send questions to Joseph Tabbi <jtabbi at gmail.com> or Philippe Bootz <philippe.bootz at univ-paris8.fr>. A separate call for creative works will be issued shortly.

ELMCIP Conference Remediating the Social in Edinburgh (Nov 1-3)

October 29, 2012 in ELO, Events

This week Edinburgh College of Art in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth will host the conference “Remediating the Social” (Nov. 1-3) under the ELMCIP framework.  ELMCIP is a partner of ELO in the Consortium for Electronic Literature (CEL) and has become through its Knowledge Base one of the main sources for information on e-lit in Europe (and beyond).

ELMCIP, or Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice, is a three-year collaborative research project that began in June 2010, which focuses on how creative communities of practitioners form with a transnational and transcultural context, with an implicit emphasis on electronic literature.  ELMCIP’s project leader is ELO co-founder Scott Rettberg, who together with seven other partners make up the principle investigative team.  See his conference presentation on ELMCIP here.

Conference: 01-03 November 2012, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
Exhibition opening: 1 November, 2012, Inspace, University of Edinburgh, UK

Everyone can watch the live conference stream here.
The conference proceedings, including full-text of papers, is available for download here.

During the conference, ELMCIP will also be featuring the publication of the ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature.  See the contents list here.

Gallery of Works:
Below you will find the list of works on display at the galleries during the conference and in the two weeks following.

REMEDIATING THE SOCIAL EXHIBITION
1st -25th November, Inspace & ECA

@ Inspace

Romy Achituv | The Garden Library database

Johannes AuerBeat Suter and René Bauer | Search Trilogy

Philippe Bootz | small uncomfortable reading poems

Andy Campbell and Kate Pullinger | Duel

J. R. Carpenter | The Broadside of a Yarn

John Cayley and Daniel Howe | Common Tongues

Shu Lea Cheang | Baby Work

Donna Leishman | Borderline

Johannes Helden | Natural History

Mez Breeze | _The_Tem(Cor)p(oral)_Body_

Jason Nelson | Textual Skyline


@ eca

Aya Karpinska | Absurd in Public

Judd Morrissey | The Final Problem

 

ELMCIP is supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme (www.heranet.info) which is co-funded by AHRC, AKA, DASTI, ETF, FNR, FWF, HAZU, IRCHSS, MHEST, NWO, RANNIS, RCN, VR and The European Commission FP7 2007-2013, under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme.

 

 

E-lit reading at SLSA Sept. 29 5-7pm

September 21, 2012 in ELO, Events

Electronic Literature & the Nonhuman
Saturday, September 29th, 5-7pm
201C of the Frontier Airlines Center
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2012 Conference

This Saturday, at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference in Milwaukee, ELO is sponsoring a reading entitled, “Electronic Literature & the Nonhuman,” featuring performances from an exciting mix of artists and works, from ARGs to single-line programs.

The presenters for the electronic literature reading at the SLSA conference include:

Jeremy Douglass
Katherine Hayles
Patrick Jagoda
Patrick LeMieux
Clarissa Lee
Amy Letter
M.D. Coverley
Mark C. Marino
Eric Meyer
Nick Montfort
Stuart Moulthrop

The jury for this reading were Sandy Baldwin, Davin Heckman, and Jessica Pressman.  The evening will be hosted by Mark C. Marino and Stuart Moulthrop.

Please join us for this event in room 201C of the Frontier Airlines Center.

Remediating the Social, November 1-3, 2012

September 21, 2012 in ELO, Events

Remediating the Social, November 1-3, 2012
Edinburgh College of Art and Inspace, The University of Edinburgh
Conference: November 1-3, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF
Exhibition: November 1-25, Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Registration is open at http://www.elmcip.net/conference/registration

The Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) research project invites scholars, artists, researchers and performers to the conference, Remediating the Social, held in Edinburgh, November 1-3, 2012.

Remediating the Social is hosted by Edinburgh College of Art in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth within the framework of the ELMCIP research project. The event is held at Inspace, a purpose-built research and exhibition facility at the University of Edinburgh, fully instrumented to facilitate engagement with developments in new technologies, scientific research and creative practice. The exhibition will continue after the conference for three weeks.

The conference programme consists of expert presentations, across a range of disciplines and modes of inquiry, addressing examples of creative communities that have formed around various practices, media and discourses. Case studies, papers and panels, discussing examples arising from the ELMCIP project and other contexts will be presented. The conference will be e-cast, allowing for remote attendees to freely monitor events and put questions to conference via Twitter. Conference proceedings, with a full colour catalogue of commissioned art works, will be published prior to the event.

Conference: 1-3 November 2012, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
Exhibition opening: 1 November, 2012, Inspace, University of Edinburgh, UK
http://www.elmcip.net/conference

ELMCIP is supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme (www.heranet.info) which is co-funded by AHRC, AKA, DASTI, ETF, FNR, FWF, HAZU, IRCHSS, MHEST, NWO, RANNIS, RCN, VR and The European Commission FP7 2007-2013, under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme.

ELO 2012 Conference & Media Arts Show June 20-23

May 28, 2012 in ELO, Events

ELO 2012
Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints

June 20-23, 2012
Morgantown, WV

ELO’s 2012 conference is fast approaching, and the schedule of readings and performances is now available online.  The conference, Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints will be held June 20-23 in Morgantown, West Virginia, home to WVU, a sponsor of the event.  Pre-conference events on the 19th include and open mic/open mouse.

In addition from presentations from an international gathering of digital literature artists and scholars, the event also features a Media Arts Show, which presents an exciting collection of new works.  This juried gallery was curated by Sandy Baldwin and Dene Grigar and features cutting-edge works in digital literature.

Conference details
Conference schedule
Media Arts Show (and Gallery)

For more information, contact conference chair Sandy Baldwin: elit2012 [at] gmail [dot] com

E-lit Exhibit and Performance at MLA 2012

December 23, 2011 in ELO, Events

E-lit MLA LogoElectronic literature will take center stage at the 2012 Modern Language Association conference in Seattle thanks to Board Member Dene Grigar, Lori Emerson, and Kathi Inman Berens. The exhibit, the first of its kind at MLA, will feature over 160 works, including ELC I & II. Also featured in this collection, celebrating its 25th anniversary: Invisible Seattle, the database novel written by The Invisibles in collaboration with the people of Seattle. Kathi Inman Berens has curated an additional exhibit of e-lit works created for mobile devices.

In conjunction with these collections, Lori Emerson has organized an evening performance of electronic literature at the Richard Hugo House. The readings will feature Jim Andrews, Kate Armstrong, Ian Bogost, John Cayley, Erin Costello, Aaron Angello, Marjorie Luesebrink, Mark Marino, Nick Montfort, Brian Kim Stefans, and Stephanie Strickland.

Exhibit Location and Time
“Electronic Literature” takes place in Seattle, WA, at the Washington State Convention Center in Room 609. Exhibit times are:

Thursday, 5 January, 12 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 6 January, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7 January, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

E-Lit Reading
Friday, 6 January, 8 p.m to 10.30 p.m.
Richard Hugo House 1634 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122-2419

SUNY Buffalo E-Poetry Gallery & Events (11/17-2/18/12)

December 12, 2011 in Events

SUNY Buffalo hosted the 10th anniversary of E-Poetry earlier this year, and this past thursday, opened the Digital Poetry Exhibition at the UB Art Gallery. With its Electronic Poetry Center and new journal, Emerging Language Practices, SUNY Buffalo has established itself as one of the premier U.S. centers of electronic literature. The exhibit covers a trajectory of electronic poetry from its precedents and influences to today.

LANGUAGE TO COVER A WALL:
Visual Poetry Through Its Changing Media
November 17, 2011- February 18, 2012
UB Art Gallery
University at Buffalo

From the announcement:

The Digital Poetry component of Language to Cover a Wall, curated by Loss Pequeño Glazier, extends the traditions of visual poetry into present day digital poetics with an emphasis on visual, sound, video, interactive, and computational language practice, investigating digital media materiality through a variety of platforms. This part of the exhibition shows new works alongside rarely exhibited historical works crucial to the field, and presents an international range of digital poetry.
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ELC2 Launch @ The Kitchen, NYC (Dec. 13)

November 4, 2011 in Events

Advertisement for the December 13th ELC2 launch at the Kitchen in NYC

You are invited to another launch of the Electronic Literature Collection, volume 2, this time at The Kitchen performance space (512 W. 19th Street, NYC) with a reading on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 7pm.

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MIT Welcomes ELO

October 25, 2011 in Events

The crowd at the ELO Welcome event

The crowd at the ELO Welcome event watches one of the evening's presentations.

Electronic literature artists and enthusiasts gathered at MIT’s new Media Lab Extension building on Monday, Sept. 19 to celebrate ELO’s move its new home at the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus. The “Open Mic/Open Mouse” saw artists from MIT and abroad showcasing their work, from interactive poetry from ELO board members Fox Harrell and Robert Kendall to a series of web pages telling the tale of life at MIT – from the perspective of a student’s cat. John Cayley and his students from Brown University made the trek up to Cambridge from Rhode Island for the event.

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