May 25, 2014 in ELO, New E-Lit, Summer eReading
Our Summer eReading series continues with a selection from Alan Sondheim’s collected works “The Internet Text” published by West Virginia University under the title Writing Under. Chris Funkhouser says of the collection: “Writing Under offers up generous statements of process, from a self- and other- aware master who is codework’s godcyborg, a limner of psychedelic landscapes in Second Life, and an inveterate graphophile. This volume radiates foresight, stabilizing, if only for a moment, the fragility of ‘tenuously tethered bits and bytes’ that exist in a vast field.” While Sondheim’s total work of over 25,000 pages of writing would take a lifetime to peruse, this collection offers a summer-sized sampling. The volume was published in the Computing Literature series, edited by ELO Vice President Sandy Baldwin and Board Member Philippe Bootz.
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May 19, 2014 in E-Lit Criticism, ELO, Summer eReading
As the semesters wrap up and the summer months begin in the Northern Hemisphere, you might find yourself with a little more time to catch up on your digital lit reading. Today we begin a weekly reading series featuring recent critical and creative works in electronic literature by ELO members.
Phantasmal Media by D. Fox Harrell
The first scholarly book is Phantasmal Media: An Approach to Imagination, Computation, and Expression by D. Fox Harrell. Published in 2013, Harrell’s conceit of the phantasm offers him a framework for exploring the unseen figures (of speech, self, and thought) moving within within computational media. Among the many featured texts in the book, Fox presents two of his works Living Liberia Fabric and The Girl with Skin of Haints and Seraphs, as he discusses aspects of GRIOT, his narrative generation system.
March 27, 2014 in Conference, ELO
Registration is now open for ELO’s 2014 international conference Hold the Light (June 19-21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Early registration continues until April 15. After that, prices increase by $25. There is also an early registration discount for the Workshop Pass, which offers full access to the pre-conference workshops.
January 28, 2014 in ELO, Press Release
ELO is pleased to announce the addition of 3 new members to its Board of Directors: Philippe Bootz, Leonardo Flores, and Rui Torres. These three scholar-artists bring a level of artistic and scholarly achievement and expertise that will help ELO grow and develop. In addition to their deep knowledge of the field, they bring to the board literary expertise in three language spheres (Spanish, Portuguese, and French), so ELO can help build networks of scholars and artists in those literary cultures.
Bios for these three excellent new members follow:
January 21, 2014 in Calls, ELO
Kathi Inman Berens has posted a call for works for the Gallery of E-Literature First Encounters, an online gallery concurrent with the 2014 ELO Hold the Light Conference in Milwaukee. This is a high-profile opportunity for newcomers to the world of electronic literature to have their work featured. Deadline for submission Feb 15. The call follows the break:
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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!
January 2, 2014 in ELO, Events, Press Release
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.
December 21, 2013 in Calls, ELO, Events
Off-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!
October 13, 2013 in Calls, ELO, Events
September 23, 2013 in ELO, Events
ELO 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.
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.
July 2, 2013 in E-Lit Criticism, Press Release
Following up on their NEH Digital Humanities Start-up Grant, ELO President-elect Dene Grigar sends word of the Pathfinders project with first guest ELO board member Stuart Moulthrop:
“Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature” is making its debut at Washington State University Vancouver July 8 – 9 in the Electronic Literature Lab in the Classroom building, room 210. Stuart Moulthrop, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and an innovator of electronic literature and hypertext fiction as both a theoretician and writer, will be the first guest. He will also lecture at 7 p.m. July 9 at Nouspace Gallery, 1005 Main St, Vancouver, Wash. The lecture, “Failure to Contain: Electronic Literature and the State of (Machine) Reading,” is free and open to the public.