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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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Letters that Matter: Review of the Electronic Literature Collection in ebr

John Zuern offers a detailed and insightful review of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1 in ebr. Among other aspects of the Collection the review addresses is whether or not the difference between print and electronic literature is anything other

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Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature Organization 2008 Conference

The ELO has just announced a call for papers and works for a major electronic literature conference next May in Washington state. I have posted the announcement below. The conference website is not yet online, but will be available on

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Electronic Literature in the Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a multimedia piece on electronic literature including an article (archive), a video piece, and a podcast interview with N. Katherine Hayles. Look for video link under the screenshot of the Electronic Literature Collection, and

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Remarks from the UK Electronic Literature Collection Launch, et plus, deux reviews

At the request of Kate Pullinger, I have posted my remarks from last week’s UK launch of the Electronic Literature Collection. Et plus, there are two new reviews of the ELC. From Montreal, there is a very thorough and intelligent

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Two New Publications from the ELO

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) is pleased to announce two new additions to its series of publications. N. Katherine Hayles’s primer, “Electronic Literature: What Is It?” and Joseph Tabbi’s “Setting a Direction for the Directory: Toward a Semantic Literary Web”

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ELC UK Launch Report

The Electronic Literature Collection UK Launch event I attended Thursday night in Leicester, England went very well. About 40 people turned up for the salon, including many of the former trAce regulars, interested local people, and people who took the

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(Process-Intensive) Literature

These are the slides from my 6-minute talk at the ELO Future of Electronic Literature Symposium, not the talk itself, but a rough outline of it. Maybe after I finish the overdue article I’m writing I’ll replace this text with

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ELO’s Future of Electronic Literature Symposium

The Electronic Literature Organization’s Future of Electronic Literature Symposium last week at MITH at the University of Maryland, College Park, was a great event, bringing together e-lit writers, scholars, and an interested public together for an open mouse/open mic, a

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Review of the Electronic Literature Collection in Realtime Arts

An excellent review of the Electronic Literature Collection, “word magic: the how of reading” by Tim Wright has been published by the Australian Arts bimonthly Realtime. Wright explores how several of the works in the ELC cause us to question

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Review of the Electronic Literature Collection in El Pais

A short review (online, pdf) of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One, by Stefano Caldana was published in today’s edition of El Pais, Spain’s largest newspaper.

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Edward Picot’s Review of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One

Edward Picot recently posted a lengthy review of The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One. Picot clearly spent a good deal of time with the collection, and has both positive and negative things to say about it. I think that Picot

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Review of the Electronic Literature Collection in Svenska Dagbladet

There’s a great review (online, pdf) by of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One, by Jesper Olsen in today’s edition of Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s biggest newspapers. Jill translated it for me when I got home. It’s very smart

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Curating Ambiguity

I did a short interview with Franz Thalmair about the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One, that has just been published by the Austrian webzine CONT3XT.NET. It will also be published next week by the UK-based new media collective furtherfield.org.

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Autostart — Thursday and Friday at Kelly Writers House

I’ll be there in spirit and via videoconference Friday. If you’re in the area, you should definitely attend. : AUTOSTART – A Festival of Digital Literature : . Kelly Writers House, October 26 & 27 : Celebrating the Electronic Literature

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Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One

Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One The Electronic Literature Collection Volume One, which I edited along with Nick Montfort, Katherine Hayles, and Stephanie Strickland, has been published. Nick sent along an instant message with visual verification. The Collection, which includes 60

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I’m Telling You I Was Framed: Interview with Simon Mills

I was recently interviewed by Simon Mills for framed, his retrospective project of interviews contextualizing digital art and writing between 1998-2004. The interview took shape in the form of several email exchanges over a period of few months. I appreciate

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Wherefore Genre?

These are my notes for the talk I gave yesterday at MITH on genre in electronic literature in the context of the forthcoming Electronic Literature Collection that I’m editing along with Nick Montfort, Kate Hayles, and Stephanie Strickland. Even though

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MITH Speaker Series

This fall the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, soon to be the new home of the Electronic Literature Organization, has lined up a great series of lectures focused on electronic literature and digital archives. I’ll be giving a

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The Electronic Literature Collection — Call for Works

The Electronic Literature Organization seeks submissions for the first Electronic Literature Collection. We invite the submission of literary works that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the computer. Works will be accepted until January 31, 2006. Up

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