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Thursday, August 6 • 11:00 - 12:30
Archiving Roundtable

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Listed as one of the main themes of the Bergen 2015 ELO Conference is the question:

Is “electronic literature” a transitional term that will become obsolete as literary uses of computational media and devices become ubiquitous? If so, what comes after electronic literature?

The notion of obsolescence has been a recurring issue in electronic literature since at least 2002, at the ELO Conference at UCLA. At that time, archiving became a general concern in the field. ELO responded with documents such as *Born-Again Bits*, *Acid-Free Bits*, and the ELC 1 and 2 Collections. Since that time, with the continual evolution of computational media and devices, the problems of archiving have continued to grow more complicated. The panel proposes to address issues of Archiving based on this re-wording of the conference theme: Is electronic literature a transitional practice that will become obsolete as the multiplication of forms of both computational media and devices make literary artifacts more and more difficult to preserve?

The panel will include Leonardo Flores and the ELC 3 Collective, Marjorie C. Luesebrink (M.D. Coverley), Rui Torres, and Stephanie Strickland. Topics to be addressed by the Panel will include: Stephanie Strickland, "Six Questions for Born-Digital Archivists"; Rui Torres, "Interfacing the Archive: (Ab)Using the PO.EX Digital Archive"; Leonardo Flores/Stephanie Boluk/Jacob Garbe/ Anastasia Salter, "The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3 (ELC3) Editorial Collective presentation"; Marjorie C. Luesebrink, "The creation of *Women Innovate: Contributions to Electronic Literature (1990-2010)* by Marjorie Luesebrink and Stephanie Strickland".


M.D. Coverley

ELO Board Member
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Leonardo Flores

Professor, University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez
Leonardo Flores is a Full Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and the Treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. His research areas are electronic literature (especially poetry), and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives. He is the creator and publisher of a scholarly... Read More →
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Stephanie Strickland

Director, ELO
Stephanie Strickland’s 7th book of poems, Dragon Logic, was published by Ahsahta (2013). Her 8th, V : WaveTercets / Losing L’una, published by SpringGun (2014), is accompanied by the freely downloadable Vniverse app for iPad created with Ian Hatcher. She has collaborated on ten born-digital poems, most recently Sea and Spar Between and Duels— Duets with Nick Montfort and House of Trust with Ian Hatcher. She is a member of the... Read More →

Rui Torres

Associate Professor, University Fernando Pessoa

Thursday August 6, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium D Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

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