Chats from 2001

Chats: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

  • January 7, 2001
    Topic: The last of the book? How we approach online and print literature with Alan Sondheim and Talan Memmott
  • January 21, 2001
    Topic: Jumpin’ at the Diner: What’s happening with the best hypertexts from the men with Marjorie Luesebrink, Jennifer Ley, Stephanie Strickland, and featured authors.
  • February 04, 2001
    Topic: Celebrate trAce Alt-X new media competition winner, Talan Memmott’s Lexia to Perplexia. What is new media? What are we calling ourselves?.
  • February 18, 2001
    Topic: frAme 5, the February 2001 issue of trAce’s Journal of Culture and Technology, is on the theme of Digital Labour — for Love or Money. Writers, editors, and readers talk about the rewards of digital labor.
  • March 4, 2001
    Topic: Learning to Write Online. The internet transformed teaching and learning. Now we meet in cyberspace, learning from the comfort of our living room computers.
  • March 18, 2001
    Topic:The business end. Where are the business models? How can we have our art and eat, too? With Mark Bernstein of Eastgate Systems, Amy Eisner, COO of Night Kitchen, Jeff Ballowe,Chairman of DejaNews and as a director of, VerticalNet, and ZDTV, and with Laurie Morgan, CEO Digital Stories.
  • April 1, 2001
    Topic: Ap<rill> F<eu>loose with Rob Wittig and Mez. A jazz piece, a performance piece with riffs and riffles and swirls. Follow us through this journey through langu/is\h/age. (note due to technical difficulties, this transcript is lost.)
  • April 15, 2001 with Loss Pequin Glazier
    Warm up for E-Poetry Festival 2001 (April 19 -21 at SUNY in Buffalo, New York) and Digital Arts and Culture ( April 26-28 in Providence Rhode Island) If you are coming to the conferences, share your ideas and topics. If you aren’t coming, get a taste of what will be covered: How has electronic literature changed in the last year or so? What are the new trends? What do you hope to gain from these conferences?
  • May 6, 2001 with Helen Whitehead, Alan Sondheim, Talan Memmott, Sue Thomas, andother writers and teachers at trAce. Now you can take writing courses online and learn from the best! The trAce Online Writing School, opening June 2001, will offer online tuition in a range of writing and web-related areas.
  • May 20, 2001 with semifinalists and winners of the ELO Awards.
  • June 3, 2001 discuss the challenges of professional writing. The life of a professional author is more likely to be strewn with invoices and tax-bills than laurels and fame. A career in writing demands stamina, commitment, and persistence – but even then, most writers have to supplement their earnings with teaching, editing, readings, and residencies.
  • June 17, 2001 Web, Warp and Weft and the Year of the Artist with Helen Whitehead.
  • July 1, 2001 Follow a deep philosophical discussion on identity and the web and real life with mystery guests.
  • July 15, 2001 Interactive drama with Andrew Stern and Adam Chapman. Interactive drama lets readers drive the story. What are the essential elements in interactive drama? Where does the reader enter the story? What are some reader/author interactions in interactive drama?
  • August 5, 2001 Seminar, Literature in Transition: The Impact of Information Technologies with Katherine Hayles and students. Come sit in on this class as we talk with participants about insights into new trends in literature, future possibilities, theoretical and practical developments, and more.
  • August 19, 2001 World-wide state of electronic literature with Lucio Agra, mez, and Gonzala Fraca: What are the exciting happenings in elit around the world? What are the challenges? Why are we speaking in English and not Chinese?
  • September 16, 2001 University presses and electronic literature: where does new media literature and electronic publishing fit in the long standing traditions of academic presses?
  • October 21, 2001 How have electronic artists dealt with the tragedy of September 11 in their works?
  • November 4th 2001: The new Alt-X Press brings to web-readers a must-have library of uncategorizable writing being produced by some of the most provocative artists in contemporary new media culture.
  • November 18, 2001 Collaborating with ELO, trAce, the fineArt forum, and ISEA : getting electronic writers and artists together.
  • December 02, 2001 The writers and artists in the new frAme6 talk about their new works, spirituality, spirit, and the net.
  • December 16, 2001 Our end of year party and talent show–see what folks have been up to this year.