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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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Place and Space in New Media Writing

I guest-edited a just-released issue of the Iowa Review Web focused on the ways that different forms of new media writing reconfigure concepts of place and space. Another way of looking at the issue, however, is as a Grand Text

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Ph.D. Fellowship at the University of Bergen

Jill Walker reports that there is a Ph.D. fellowship opportunity at the University of Bergen’s Department of Humanistic Informatics. The Faculty of Arts has seven fellowships available, and proposals are competitive among all the departments concerned. This year, UiB is

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Lecturing in Bergen

Scott Rettberg Photo by Elinesca. I gave a lecture at the University of Bergen yesterday, and had a chance to meet some of the students I’ll be working with this summer at UiB. I focused the lecture on “Multimodal Reading

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Where to Get Your Ph.D. for New Media, Electronic Literature, etc.

Matt Kirschenbaum offers an answer to

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Winter Break Reading Update: Oulipo Compendium, Hayles, and Castronova

I’ve gotten some sweet packages in the mail from Amazon over the past couple of weeks. My longest-anticipated purchase finally arrived from England. For the past year, I’ve had the Oulipo Compendium on order from Amazon UK. It seemed impossible

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Digital Humanities Quarterly: Call for Scholarly and Creative Work

Matt Kirschenbaum just sent out an exciting announcement about a new journal that will serve as a forum for scholarly and creative work in electronic media. Digital Humanities Quarterly will publish scholarly articles, editorials, experiments in interactive media, and reviews

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Shandy Hall Residencies

Laurence Sterne (1713-68) wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy in Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York, in the 18th Century. The innovative nonlinear novel is often cited by contemporary new media writers as an influence on their creative practice. It

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A Summer New Media Internship

Stockton New Media student Mike Kappeler provides an excellent description of his summer internship experience at NBC Universal’s Media Village in Los Angeles, where Mike gained valuable experience working with a large corporate website and applying the practical knowledge he

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And the Winner is . . .

After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce the winner of the 60 Second Story Competition. The judges selected “Charles” by Steve Himmer as the winner of the first 60 Second Story Competition, citing its humor, clarity, and completeness as

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Announcing the 60 Second Story Competition

We need more stories in our lives, yet we don’t have much time for them. Most digital cameras and webcams allow you to take one minute of video and audio at resolutions suitable for the web. The solution: 60 second

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Contagious Media Showdown

Got a “ridiculous and pointlesss” idea along the lines of The Dancing Baby, All Your Base Are Belong To Us, or The Star Wars Kid? Eyebeam is looking for such projects for their Contagious Media Showdown. Large cash prizes are

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New Positions in New Media Studies

Georgia Tech has announced a search for a tenure-track position in Digital Media Theory and Practice, requiring evidence of sophisticated digital practice and theoretical insight in one or more of the following areas: interactive cinema or documentary, enhanced television, immersive

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We can stop capitalizing the internet, net and web

Finally — Wired (and who made them the style police anyhow) has announced that we can stop capitalizing “internet,” “web,” and “net,” though we'll keep the caps on “World Wide Web” (via Dennis). In a comment, Matt K. says that

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Spectropolis

This looks like an interesting event for anyone interested in artistic uses of mobile media: Spectropolis: Mobile Media, Art and the City, October 1-3, 2004 is a three-day event that highlights the diverse ways artists, technical innovators and activists are

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trAce Incubation Trip Report

I’m just about over the jet lag from a brief jaunt to Nottingham, England for the 2004 trAce Incubation Symposium. While the conference didn’t offer any earthshaking new paradigms, it did prove that Electronic Literature is alive and well in

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trAce New Media Article Competition

Congrats to the winning authors of trAce’s New Media Article competition. Review category – “A Bad Machine Made of Words” by Nick Montfort Opinion category – “Are cell phones new media? Hybrid communities and collective authorship” by Adriana de Souza

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World Intellectual Property Rights Day

Yesterday was World Intellectual Property Rights Day. And I didn't even know that was a holiday. At the festivities celebrating the event, they gave away NOTHING and got into several disputes over who actually thought up the event to begin

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Live Music Archive

This is awesome. This evening while grading position papers, I was downloading concerts by Mike Watt, John Langford, Billy Bragg and some band named “deepbannanablackout” that a friend recommended. All available and freely distributed for noncommercial use, along with hundreds

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iSight on Wireless Walking Down the Street

This afternoon while chatting with Jill, I decided to test the limits of my wireless connection. It went further than I thought. Unbeknownst to me, Jill was taking snapshots as I strolled. I have a decent connection all the way

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