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Welcome to ELO 2015 in Bergen this summer! Join the discussion on Twitter (#ELO2015) or Facebook. Events in Egget, Auditorium A and B and selected art events will be live streamed and archived. Email elo2015@gmail.com if you have questions.
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Thursday, August 6 • 09:00 - 10:30
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Simon Biggs: "A Language Apparatus"

John Cayley: "Aurature and the End(s) of Electronic Literature"
The medium of literature is language. And yet this statement encapsulates a confusion, as if the art of language could be entirely encompassed by an art of letters. The future historical role of electronic, computational affordances should be that of enabling artists and scholars of language to overcome long-standing misapprehensions concerning literature and writing, but not by replacing literacy with digital literacy. Programmable media will enable us to discover that aesthetic, artifactual language-making takes place also and more surely in the world of aurality, in the world of what we can hear and, in particular, of what we can hear as language, engendering an aurature within which language may be better comprehended as an artistic medium. 


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Alex Mitchell

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Alex Mitchell teaches interactive media design in the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore, where he also leads the Narrative and Play Research Studio. Alex's current research investigates various aspects of computer-based art and entertainment, focusing in particular on interactive stories. This work involves creating digital and non-digital interactive storytelling systems, using these systems to... Read More →

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Simon Biggs

Professor, University of South Australia
Simon Biggs is a media artist, writer and curator with interests in digital poetics, interactive environments and interdisciplinary research. His work has been widely presented, including Tate Modern, National Film Theatre, ICA London, Edinburgh Festival, FACT Liverpool, Ikon Birmingham, Pompidou, IRCAM, Academy de Kunste Berlin, Maxxi Rome, Macau Arts Museum, Walker Art Center, San Francisco Cameraworks, Total Seoul, Art Gallery of New South... Read More →
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John Cayley

Professor, Brown University
John Cayley makes language art using programmable media. Recent work has explored aestheticized vectors of reading (thereadersproject.org) and 'writing to be found' within and against the services of Big Software. In future work he aims to write for a readership that is as much aural as visual.


Thursday August 6, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium A Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

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