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. Â This is a high-profile opportunity for newcomers to the world of electronic literature to have their work featured. Â Deadline for submission Feb 15.Â The call follows the break:
Electronic literature artists use a huge range of digital tools for making art. Thereâ€™s no one way to do it. M.D. Coverley is telling her latest story, Fukushima Pinup Girl, in a spreadsheet. Jeremy Douglassâ€™ poem â€œ8 Was Where it Endedâ€ nests 8 stanzas inside ordinary folder icons you find on your desktop. Undergraduate Lans Pacifico used TypeDrawing for iPad to â€œcolor in and overâ€ a sketch of deer to visualize Emily Dickinsonâ€™s â€œA Certain Slant of Light.â€ Jason Nelsonâ€™s â€œNothing You Have Done Deserves Such Praiseâ€ is a playable poem that â€œsatisfies your compliment addiction.â€ Adaptation, remix, re-visioning, hacking: come play in the new medial spaces of literary engagement.
If youâ€™ve made a project, no matter how big or small, please submit it to the virtual Gallery of E-Literature First Encounters!
Thereâ€™s no fee to enter, and thereâ€™s plenty of community that would dig your work.
Hosted in conjunction with theÂ 2014 conference of the Electronic Literature Organization, the virtual gallery will present works created by newcomers of all ages & backgrounds. Students, hobbyists, teachers, programmers, video artists, Twitter storytellers, folks noodling around with their devices & dreaming: Send us your stuff.
What isÂ e-literature? Stories that change when you mess with them, as my students like to say. Stories designed to be read on a computing device and which â€œwork with an important literary aspect that takes advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computerâ€ (Hayles). If the story doesnâ€™t respond to your interaction â€” if it just scrolls like an ebook â€” itâ€™s not e-literature.
1) Prepare a brief statement about your work of art (200-500 words). Whatâ€™s your concept? Or how did you make it? Tell us a little bit about this 1st Encounter.
2) Include a link to your art!
3) Send your submission to eliterature2014 [at] gmail [dot] com by 15 February 2014
4) Questions? Send them to eliterature2014 [at] gmail [dot] com, or post a comment below
WHAT YOU GET
1) Inclusion in a group of new & emerging writers
2) Access to the best new work in this wide & exciting field
3) Reflection on your work from experienced media artists, curators & scholars
4) Welcome to attendÂ ELO ConferenceÂ at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee June 19-22. (No stipend for travel & expenses, but weâ€™d welcome you warmly!)
5) Must one attend conference to be included in virtual gallery? Nope.
WHAT YOU GIVE
2) Courage to share your work
3) Cash? No â€” Absolutely Free
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