State of the Arts Symposium a Success

The ELO Symposium was a huge success. Three nights of hypermedia readings by new and established artists and two full days of panel discussions by speakers from multi-disciplinary experiences and perspectives. 150 people from all over the world attended the event, proving that this type of Symposium is vitally important to the field and the future of electronic literature.

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New Journal of New Media & Culture

The first issue of NMEDIAC, the Journal of New Media & Culture is now available. It includes articles by Amy Davila, Kavita Philip & Terry Harpold, Miriam Fernndez Santiago, Megan Sapnar, and Brian Walsh; New Media Art by Jason Nelson, Thomas Swiss and Motomichi Nakamura, and introductions to the art by Jennifer Ley and Megan Sapnar; and a review of Loss Pequeo Glazier’s new book Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries by George Hartley.

New ebr Riposte

Mark Hansen responds to Linda Brigham’s review of his book, Skip LaPlante, responds to Kermani’s article “The Sonic Spectrum,” Elise Kermani answers LaPlante, Scott Rettberg proposes a more generative approach to hypertext, N. Katherine Hayles responds to Markku Eskelinen.

Eastgate To Release New Title by Judd Morrissey and Lori Talley

My Name is Captain, Captain. is the anticipated new work from Eastgate. Robert Coover says: “Using verbal and visual metaphors from the early days of flight in the hypermedia skies of these early days of electronic literature, My Name Is Captain, Captain. is already, even at the moment it is being published, a classic in its form. […] At times playful, at times somber, My Name Is Captain, Captain. is, at all points of the compass, a compelling and intriguing read.”
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Loss Pequeno Glazier’s new book on E-Poetry Released

Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries was released today by The University of Alabama Press. “Digital Poetics attempts to take on a task different than its peers. First, this is a book about Web-based electronic writing viewed through the lens of poetic practice.” Glazier argues that the increase in computer technology and accessibility has created a new and viable place for the writing and dissemination of poetry. He examines three principal forms of electronic textuality: hypertext, visual/kinetic text, and works in programmable media.