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An Emerging Canon? Mapping a Field through Database Visualization

The Center for Digital Scholarship at Brown University has shared a video of the lecture I gave there on May 1st, 2014 “An Emerging Canon? Mapping a Field through Database Visualization.” The talk covers the ELMCIP project and offers a

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Video Documentation of Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project

Video documentation excerpt of June 17, 2014 CAVE2 performance of Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project. Performance at University of Illinois Chicago, Electronic Visualization Lab.

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Battlefield Torture, Climate Change, and Immersive Narrative—EVL presents two provocative new artworks

Tuesday, June 17th, 3-5PM and Monday, July 7th, 4-6 PM The Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL) is pleased to present two new artworks made for the CAVE2 and Cybercommons Tile Wall display. The projects were produced through a unique collaboration between

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New Article: From Traces to Collective Memory: Databases and the Development of the Field of Electronic Literature

I just submitted a revision of my paper “From Traces to Collective Memory: Databases and the Development of the Field of Electronic Literature” – my keynote talk for last year’s “The Digital Subject: Questioning Hypermnesia” conference at Paris 8 university. The essay

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Trois rails sous tension

“Three Rails Live” — the combinatory database film I produced with Roderick Coover and Nick Montfort has been translated into French as “Trois rails sous tension” and published in a special translation issue of Revue bleuOrange. Huge thanks to Carolyne

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ELO 2013 Conference Paper: An Emerging Canon? A Preliminary Analysis of All References to Creative Works in Critical Writing Documented in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base

Full text PDF: An Emerging Canon? A Preliminary Analysis of All References to Creative Works in Critical Writing Documented in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base ABSTRACT: As of July 2013, the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base includes documentation of

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New Article: Draft of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Project Report

We are now working on getting together the ELMCIP Project Final Report, which will be published by ELMCIP in cooperation with the Computing Literature Series at West Virginia University Press and will included chapters by all of the principle investigators

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New Article: “Human Computation in Electronic Literature”

I’ve written a chapter for the forthcoming Handbook of Human Computation to be published by Springer New York in winter 2013. I have posted a prepress draft of my chapter “Human Computation in Electronic Literature.” Abstract: The essay situates and

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All my Atakan Memes

In 2013, my wife was part of the Atakan campaign for rector at UIB. When the opposition in a debate accused Team Atakan of knowing nothing about digitalization, Jill started up an “Atakan Meme” facebook page. I wanted to do

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Digital Culture Fulbright Opportunity at the University of Bergen

Davin Heckman will be joining us at the University of Bergen in August as our 2011-2012 Fulbright scholar in Digital Culture. Applications are now open for the 2012-2013 position. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2011. We have a

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ELC 2 Launch at the Bergen Public Library, May 2, 2011

Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2 Launch at the Bergen Public Library Monday May 2, 2011 The Electronic Literature Research Group at the University of Bergen department of Linguistic, Literary, and Aesthetic studies welcomes you to attend two special events celebrating

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After Parthenope Authoring Screencast

I just prepared a screencast for Judy Malloy’s Authoring Software project, walking through the code of my generative fiction After Parthenope and explaining my process of writing and coding it in Processing. After Parthenope Authoring Screencast from Scott Rettberg on

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Electronic Literature Research Group Events in March

Tuesday, March 15th 12:15-14:00 HF Building, Room 301 “Reading Chatbots” Visiting Fulbright lecturer Mark Marino, Asst. Professor of Writing at the University of Southern California, will discuss his current book project: Reading Chatbots: Conversational Actor Networks: an interdisciplinary investigation into

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Introducing the ELMCIP Knowledge Base

Screencast: Introducing the ELMCIP Knowledge Base (HD) from Scott Rettberg on Vimeo. I’m pleased to announce that we have just flipped the switch and made public the ELMCIP Knowledge Base, the central project being produced at the University of Bergen

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Electronic Literature Research Group and Talan Memmott Talks This Week

This semester we have initiated a new research group at UiB — the Electronic Literature Research Group. With so much research activity now happening in our group in this area, and after consulting with our colleagues in Digital Culture, we

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Letters in Space, at Play

Prepress English version of article forthcoming in Norwegian in Vagant 1/2011 as “Bokstaver i bevegelse” A recently opened exhibition at the Hordaland Kunstsenter in Bergen features a series of short films produced by the artist Len Lye between 1935 and

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Escaping the Prison House of Language: New Media Essays in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2

Prepress version of article originally published in Norwegian in Vagant 4/2010 as “Flukten fra språkfengselet” The first Electronic Literature Collection was published in 2006. Including 60 works of electronic literature of diverse form and content, all published under one cover

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ELC Volume 2 is out!

The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 2 is now out! Congratulations to editors Talan Memmott, Brian Kim Stefans, Rita Raley, and Brian Kim Stefans on bringing this project to fruition. The collection includes 63 works in 6 languages from 12 countries,

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MLA Teaching Narrative Theory and SPEIL Archiving Electronic Literature and Poetry

I have chapters in a couple of books that have just recently been released. Jill Walker Rettberg and I coauthored the chapter “Narrative and Digital Media” in the MLA Volume Teaching Narrative Theory. The chapter takes readers through a semester

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Netartery — new network writing blog

Jim Andrews has launched a new collaborative blog, NetArtery, together with Andy Campbell, Chris Funkhouser, Cliff Syringe, Gregory Whitehead, and Jhave Johnston, an innovative and funky group of writers who play in a number of interesting forms of digital and

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