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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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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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Drunken Boat #10 and “Electronic Literature in Performance”

The mammoth 10th anniversary issue of the online journal Drunken Boat is now out. I have a piece “Electronic Literature (in Performance)” in the DB Electronic Arts and Literature folio about the work presented at last year’s Electronic Literature in

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Communitizing Electronic Literature

Digital Humanities Quarterly 3.2 (Spring 2009) has been published. The issue includes a cluster of articles on finishing digital humanities projects, edited by Matt Kirschenbaum, a cluster of articles on data mining, edited by Mark Olsen, three articles including my

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Fibreculture Futures of Digital Media Arts and Culture Issue

Issue 11 of the online journal Fibreculture is now out. The journal features a collection of essays from the 2007 Digital Arts and Culture conference, including my essay “Dada Redux: Elements of Dadaist Practice in Contemporary Electronic Literature“, as well

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Four Brief Observations on the Audiatur Festival

Below is a short piece I wrote on the Audiatur Festival which will be published (in Norwegian) in the next issue of the Scandinavian literary magazine Vagant. 1) The all-grown-up 20th Century avant-garde: Christian Bök kicked off the festival with

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My Sloppy Handwriting as a Logo for Vagant

Hey this is the coolest thing that happened to me today. I’ve got a short piece on the recent Audiatur poetry festival coming out in the next issue of the Scandinavian literary magazine Vagant. They translated the piece from English

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Getting Translated . . . into Bulgarian

The internet works in mysterious and sometimes wonderful ways. Yesterday I got an email from Reneta Bozhankova of the faculty of Slavic Studies at Sofia University Bulgaria on behalf of a journal called Literaturata (The Literature), asking if they could

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TAGallery

I recently made a contribution to TAGallery, a project of cont3xt.net. The project is an experiment in using del.icio.us to collaboratively tag interesting sites related to new media art and literature. Each curator/participant is contributing a short “exhibition” of ten

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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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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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“The Me Everybody Knows”

Stuart Moulthrop, Jill Walker, and I were quoted in an article by Stephanie Shapiro, “The Me Everybody Know” in the Modern Life section of last Sunday’s Baltimore Sun (archive). The article is a solid and intelligent survey of perspectives on

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In Copenhagen for DAC 2005

I’m in Copenhagen at the 2005 Digital Arts and Culture Conference. The Americans, having been up since 2AM ET, are looking a bit bleary-eyed. The team (mostly Nick) is blogging the conference over at Grand Text Auto. I’ll be presenting

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First Person, Games, and the Place of Electronic Literature

After a hiatus for redesign, the electronic book review is back online. A review/essay I wrote in response to Harrigan and Wardrip-Fruin’s First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game, titled “First Person, Games, and the Place of Electronic

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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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ARHU Rocks

I recently got word from Rob Gregg, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, that ARHU will support two projects I proposed earlier this term. For the first time this year, Stockton earmarked research funds for projects by junior faculty, to

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Implementation, Romanzo

Over Easter weekend, Jill and I were visiting Nick Montfort and Hannna in Philadelphia when we got an exciting bit of email from Riccardo Boglione. He is translating our sticker novel Implementation into Italian, one installment at a time. The

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Mystery House Taken Over

I've just completed my first foray into interactive fiction, which has been published as “Mystery House Remixedup” on the Turbulence site, where it is downloadable along with other MHTO projects. I was working at a technically rudimentary level, just subsituting

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Blog Books in the Times

I was quoted in an article in today's New York Times about books by bloggers. In the article, I might come across like the resident skeptic (and I'm missing a comma). I was trying to point out that blogs and

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Times article on sticker art

I got quoted in a September 26th New York Times Arts and Leisure article “Download, Peel and Stick, and All the World's a Gallery” on sticker art, though they didn't take the bait and write a book review of lmplementation.

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