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Tuesday, August 4
 

08:30

Registration and book sales
Register for the conference and browse books by conference speakers and attendees at the University Library.

Tuesday August 4, 2015 08:30 - 10:30
University of Bergen Arts Library Haakon Sheteligs plass 7, 5007 Bergen, Norway

09:00

Workshops Plenary Session
This will be a plenary session where all of the workshops in the program will be presented in brief and participants will have an opportunity to meet socially.

Tuesday August 4, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium A Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

10:00

Workshop: Archiving Events and Works in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base
Limited Capacity seats available
You need to have bought the Full Registration or the Workshop Pass from Eventbrite to sign up for workshops.
This half day workshop will be focused on the preservation and archiving of Electronic Literature Organization events and conferences. Scott Rettberg has been asked by the ELO board to establish a standing committee of ELO members that will be focused on documenting and archiving current and past ELO events. This workshop will be focused both on the future scope and projects of that committee and on the hands-on documentation of ELO conferences in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base. We will consider questions including:
  • What are the best practices related to archiving for ELO conference organizers?
  • Should relationships be established with one or more libraries or archives to preserve data and ephemera from ELO conferences?
  • How should we best go about gathering ELO archives materials and preserving them?
  • How can we archive events using the platform of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base?

The session will include a discussion of these issues followed by hands-on work in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base. Participants will learn how to document their presentations, papers, creative works, and events in order to preserve them and make them available to other international researchers.

No prior competencies are required, though participants are advised to apply for a user account in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base prior to the conference. 

Speakers
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Scott Rettberg

Professor, University of Bergen
Scott Rettberg is professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the Conference Chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival, The End(s) of Electronic Literature. Rettberg was the project leader of ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice), a HERA-funded collaborative research... Read More →
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Álvaro Seica

PhD Fellow, University of Bergen
Álvaro Seiça is a writer, editor and researcher. He published four poetry books, the most recent being Ö (2014) and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis 'Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art' (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013. Seiça has published several poems and essays in different journals... Read More →
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Patricia Tomaszek

PhD Candidate, University of Bergen
Recipient of the 2010 University of Bergen PhD-scholarship at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies. She completed her M.A. in Literature, Culture and Media at the University of Siegen in Germany (2008), participated in a study abroad at Brown University supported by the "Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst" ('German Academic Exchange Service') in 2007, and assists the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) in a... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2015 10:00 - 12:45
HF 265 HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7, 5020 Bergen, Norway

10:00

Workshop: History of Digital Poetry in France
Limited Capacity seats available
You need to have bought the Full Registration or the Workshop Pass from Eventbrite to sign up for workshops.
This two-part workshop led by Philippe Bootz and Johnathan Baillehace will be focused on the history and documentation of French Digital Poetry. 

Morning session: History of French digital poetry since Calliope (1952) until Transitoire Observable (2003) Lecture and discussion led by Bootz.

Afternoon session: Documenting French digital poetry in ELMCIP French Language Electronic Literature research collection.

Participants will first encounter some of the history of French digital poetry and view and interact with some early works. During the afternoon, participants will work together to document this history and these works in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base in a workshop led by Baillehace, who has been developing a research collection on the topic with students at Georgia University.

The morning session will require a room with a projector and sound system. The afternoon session will require a computer lab with computers connected to the internet. Up to 20 participants can take part in the workshop, depending on available facilities. No prior competencies are required, though participants are advised to apply for a user account in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base prior to the conference.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Programme franco-norvégien

Programme franco-norvégien

The Franco-Norwegian Programme works to strengthen contact between French and Norwegian researchers within the humanities and social sciences. They have supported travel costs for several French scholars.


Tuesday August 4, 2015 10:00 - 12:45
HF 301 HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7, 5020 Bergen, Norway

10:00

Workshop: Multimedia Authoring in Scalar
Limited Capacity full
You need to have bought the Full Registration or the Workshop Pass from Eventbrite to sign up for workshops.
Scalar: Born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing 
More information on the Scalar platform at http://scalar.usc.edu/scalar/ 

This workshop invites participants to consider the possibilities for their work of emerging forms of digital scholarship. Participants will consider how digital platforms permit them to create media-rich and interactive publications that bring scholarly analysis and visual media together in lively and engaging ways. At the heart of the workshop is a hands-on introduction to the digital authoring platform, Scalar, a project funded by the Mellon Foundation as part of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture. Participants must bring a laptop with wireless capability to the workshop. ​ 

Samantha Gorman (Scalar RA) will facilitate this hands-on workshop.

Speakers
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Samantha Gorman

Founder Tender Claws/Ph.D Research Fellow, USC/Tender Claws
Samantha Gorman is a writer and artist who works at the intersection of text, cinema, performance and digital culture. With Danny Cannizzaro she founded the art collective/publishing initiative Tender Claws. Tender Claws’ most recent release is PRY: a hybrid of cinema, game and novel created for mobile iOS (prynovella.com). PRY won the New Media Writing Prize 2015 and was a Future of Storytelling Prize finalist, IGF finalist for... Read More →

Sponsors
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Bergen Academy of Art and Design

Bergen Academy of Art and Design is a leading institution in artistic research and offers the highest education in Norway in the fields of Art and Design. The Artistic Research Group for Visual Communication at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design is co-sponsoring Samantha Gorman's workshop on Scalar. 
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Bergen kommune

The city of Bergen has supported the arts program for ELO 2015.


Tuesday August 4, 2015 10:00 - 12:45
SH 124 Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

10:00

Workshop: Sonic Sculpture
Limited Capacity seats available
You need to have bought the Full Registration or the Workshop Pass from Eventbrite to sign up for workshops.
Taras Mashtalir (Machine Libertine) 
Technique: Video art, sound sculpture, interactive applications 
Target Audience: Developers, IT specialists 

Participants of the workshop, experts from the field of IT and computer technologies, are acquainted with the concept and history of sound sculptures, learn about the technologies used in this field, and participate in a poetic media performance by Machine Libertine. 

Art in public space shapes the character of the city, more traditional statues and public monuments in the city usually don’t have sound incorporated into them. Nevertheless, they are surrounded by a variety of sounds: noise from construction, talking, the hum of machinery, etc. A steady stream of such sounds we call "sound pollution". One of the ways to improve the climate of public spaces to eliminate sound pollution is via sound design. Sounds of the city are included into the composition of the works, transforming them into a harmonious piece of music. A therapeutic oasis is formed around a sound sculpture, a special space for respite from the busy rhythm of the city. Interactivity is a central element of a sound sculpture: the sound parameters are determined by the audience, the data on the time of day, time of year, weather conditions, etc. Such multi-channel sound composition is designed to breathe life into static sculptural artefacts, as well as to create harmonious sound aesthetics for the urban environment. 

The following link contains the list and descriptions of the programs that should be installed on MacBooks prior to the workshop.
http://www.sonicartist.me/wp/workshop/
and this link has additional documentation about the last workshop held in St Petersburg earlier this year.
http://www.sonicartist.me/wp/cyland1/

Speakers
avatar for Taras Mashtalir

Taras Mashtalir

Sonic Artist, Au Courant Muisc, BMI
Raising an awareness of sound ecology in urban environments, development and implementation site-specific sonic ecology system will be a consistent practice of my research. | I am bringing together insights and data from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, literature, visual art, dance, music performance studies, sculpture, motion capture, data mapping, sensors and software programming.


Tuesday August 4, 2015 10:00 - 12:45
Lydgalleriet Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen, Norway

12:00

Lunch
Lunch is included for workshop attendees at the student canteen at Studentsenteret.

Tuesday August 4, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
UIB Studentsenter Parkveien 1, 5007 Bergen, Norway

14:00

Children's Electronic Literature 1: Readings of Touch-based Literature for Children

Kristin Ørjasæter: "Hypermediacy in Garmann's summer"

Ture Schwebs: "The Numberlys: an interplay between history, urban life and technology in a children story app"

Ayoe Quist Henkel: "Motions in digital young adult literature"


Moderators
RK

Raine Koskimaa

Professor, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Speakers
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Ayoe Quist Henkel

PhD student, Aarhus University
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Ture Schwebs

Professor, Bergen University College
KR

Kristin Ørjasæter

Director, The Norwegian Institute for Children's Books


Tuesday August 4, 2015 14:00 - 15:30
Bergen Public Library Strømgaten 6, 5015 Bergen, Norway

14:00

Live Writing Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available
You need to have bought the Full Registration or the Workshop Pass from Eventbrite to sign up for workshops.
Learn a cutting-edge method of performative creative writing based on human-computer interaction. 

You will learn to “write with your voices” (as opposed to typing on a keyboard) using speech recognition software. We will take turns saying impromptu lines out loud into a microphone. The computer will recognize the lines with varying accuracy and turn the speech into text on the computer screen. We will develop a set of improvisational tools to enhance dramatic writing utilizing the computer’s errors (misrecognitions) in collaboration with other participants. You will be confronted with situations requiring quick decision-making because the computer does not reproduce your speech with 100% accuracy — a fact that will challenge you to deal with technological dysfunction in the here-and-now of a performative writing situation. Also, you will be challenged to listen and respond to your human writing partners and their texts. Through guided practice, you will learn to take the writing process in unexpected directions, further into an improvisational realm.

While practicing this collaborative, performative, live writing method with human and computer partners, we will work toward creating short fictional scenes. The scenes will be based on dramatic situations that we will come up with together through rehearsals and discussion. In addition to this practical work, we will spend time discussing readings of relevant texts (live writing, new technology, human-computer interfaces and drama). 

At the end of the workshop, we will present a live, performative writing event, in which you will have the opportunity to perform those aspects of the writing method that you find most compelling. The showing will be planned and performed collaboratively. At the end of this workshop, you will have the tools to continue exploring the relationship of text, digital media, and performance in your own work.

Please note that no special computer skills are required.

Speakers
avatar for Otso Huopaniemi

Otso Huopaniemi

Doctoral Candidate, University of Arts Helsinki, Theater Academy
Otso Huopaniemi, MA, MFA, is a Finnish playwright, director, performer and teacher who has shown work internationally including PS122 (NYC); 3LD Art & Technology Center (NYC); Kiasma Theater (Helsinki); ZKM Center for Art and Media (Karlsuhe, Germany); Theaterdiscounter (Berlin). He has received grants for artistic projects (e.g. love.abz and The Finnish Mafia in the Bronx) and academic studies in Finland, in the US, and in Germany (Fonds... Read More →



Tuesday August 4, 2015 14:00 - 16:30
HF 301 HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7, 5020 Bergen, Norway

14:00

Workshop: Archiving French Electronic Literature
Limited Capacity seats available
You need to have bought the Full Registration or the Workshop Pass from Eventbrite to sign up for workshops.
This two-part workshop led by Philippe Bootz and Johnathan Baillehace will be focused on the history and documentation of French Digital Poetry. 

Morning session: History of French digital poetry since Calliope (1952) until Transitoire Observable (2003) Lecture and discussion led by Bootz.

Afternoon session: Documenting French digital poetry in ELMCIP French Language Electronic Literature research collection.

Participants will first encounter some of the history of French digital poetry and view and interact with some early works. During the afternoon, participants will work together to document this history and these works in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base in a workshop led by Baillehace, who has been developing a research collection on the topic with students at Georgia University.

The morning session will require a room with a projector and sound system. The afternoon session will require a computer lab with computers connected to the internet. Up to 20 participants can take part in the workshop, depending on available facilities. No prior competencies are required, though participants are advised to apply for a user account in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base prior to the conference.

Speakers
JB

Jonathan Baillehache

Assistant Professor, University of Georgia


Tuesday August 4, 2015 14:00 - 16:30
HF 265 HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7, 5020 Bergen, Norway

14:00

Workshop: Digital Scherenschnitte / Video Compositing with Cut-ups and Collage
Limited Capacity seats available
You need to have bought the Full Registration or the Workshop Pass from Eventbrite to sign up for workshops.
Mixed-media artists Joellyn Rock and Alison Aune offer a hands-on visual art workshop on collage, paper-cutting, silhouettes and digital compositing. What does this have to do with electronic literature you ask? Well... In Rock and Aune's multimedia installation, FISH NET STOCKINGS, which will be exhibited at the Hybridity Exhibition at ELO 2015, the little mermaid story unfolds with multivalent versions echoing folk art patterns and digital iterations. Bifurcating imagery, like that made by folding and cutting plays a role in the aesthetics of the work. Hans Christian Andersen was known for his live scissor writing. His version of scherenschnitte, was an improvised performance art with paper cut imagery, integrating the haptic visual experience into his storytelling. Andersen’s cut paper collages anticipate the collage art of dadaism and surrealism... and some elit experiments can trace their roots back to these very methods of assemblage. Join us for a playful workshop generating mixed-media collages, paper cuts, silhouettes, and testing their use in digital compositing for video projection. Investigate how to combine imagery in layers in photoshop and video in final cut for rich digital composites and short animations. 

Speakers
avatar for Alison Aune

Alison Aune

professor, University of Minnesota
I am an artist and art educator with Nordic roots. I have degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (BFA), the University of Minnesota Duluth (MA) and Ohio University (PhD) and I have studied and traveled extensively in Sweden and Norway. My current paintings explore symbolic-decorative patterns found in traditional Nordic textiles and artifacts and these have been exhibited in the USA and Sweden. I regularly present lectures and... Read More →
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Joellyn Rock

Assistant Professor of Art & Design, University of Minnesota Duluth
Assistant Professor of Art & Design, Joellyn Rock teaches a mix of digital art and video courses at University of Minnesota Duluth. She is particularly interested in how emerging media is changing the ways that stories can be told. Rock helped to establish the new Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab (MMADlab) with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues. Her creative work includes digital print, interactive narrative, and multimedia... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2015 14:00 - 16:30
Lydgalleriet Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen, Norway

14:00

Workshop: Revisiting The Spam Folder: Using 419-fiction For Interactive Storytelling. A Practical Introduction.
Limited Capacity seats available
You need to have bought the Full Registration or the Workshop Pass from Eventbrite to sign up for workshops.

In this workshop we revisit the SPAM folder to see if there is something valuable we can learn from it. This workshop will offer participants both a theoretical and practical introduction to interactive narratives in ‘419-fictional environments’ created by scammers and scambaiters. We seek to understand different sides of online fraud and through creative storytelling reflect on issues like online privacy, virtual representation and trust within networks. We also draw parallels to other practices and cultures like gaming, transmedia storytelling and creative activism. With the help of a ‘419 fiction toolkit’ participants are introduced to tactics of creating fictional characters and infiltrating a scammers story-world in order to observe and interrupt their workflow. We explore how persuasive narratives are setup, how characters are designed and how dialog is exchanged to build trust between the acting parties. We will have a look at how social media, various content generators and other tools are used to orchestrate Internet fiction, creating entrance points to a story world and spreading traces of information online. The workshop also includes hands-on social engineering exercises to gather information about the scam and the scammer and how this can be used to warn other potential victims. By reflecting on scam bait experiences we enter a discussion around the topic of interactive narration connecting to the participants’ and their general work in this field.

This workshop needs at least 5 participants to run, and can fit a maximum of 16 participants. Read more about the workshop at the organiser's blog, Kairus

Speakers
avatar for Linda Kronman

Linda Kronman

Artist, KairUs
I work as a independent media artist and designer. Since year 2000 I have worked as Graphic Designer, Art Director and Animation Designer and taken part in several multidisciplinary Research & Design projects. In my artistic work I explore interactive and transmedial methods of storytelling with a special focus on digital fiction. In connection with my studies at the MediaArtHistories program in Danube University Krems, I was focusing on... Read More →
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Andreas Zingerle

Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Art and Design Linz
Andreas Zingerle is a media artist from Innsbruck, Austria. He is a PhD candidate at the Timebased and Interactive Media Department in Linz (Austria). He is researching scambaiting strategies and implements their mechanics in interactive narratives and media competence trainings. In the last years he worked on several installations exploring a creative misuse of technology and alternative ways of Human Computer Interaction. Since 2004 he takes... Read More →


Tuesday August 4, 2015 14:00 - 16:30
SH 124 Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

15:45

Children's Electronic Literature 2: Remediation and Literacy

Nolwenn Tréhondart and Émilie Barbier: "Remediating a hyperfiction in ePub3: when digital literature meets publishing models. The case of children’s literature with The Tower of Jezik"

Lucas Ramada Prieto: "Reading Apps: an exploratory research on children's e-lit reading profiles"

Kamil Kamysz and Marcin Wichrowski: "Between paper and touchscreen: building the bridge with children's book"

Agnieszka Przybyszewski: "To teach reading by playing (with) the literary wor(l)d. On Kid E-literature and Literacy"


Moderators
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Søren Pold

Assoc. Prof., Aarhus Universitet
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Speakers
avatar for Emilie Barbier

Emilie Barbier

MA student, University of Paris 8
Currently completing my studies in literary translation and digital literature. I'm particularly interested in the translation of e-lit and in children's digital literature.
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Kamil Kamysz

Interaction Design Lecturer, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts
Designing interactive children's books :)
AP

Agnieszka Przybyszewska

PhD, University of Lodz
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Lucas Ramada

PhD Student, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Lucas Ramada Prieto is a PhD student at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where he's carrying out his doctoral thesis focused on children's electronic literature and literature didactics. In ELO15 he will be presenting an exploratory research on children's electronic literature reading profiles.
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Nolwenn Trehondart

Phd student, Paris 8
I am currently finishing a PhD on "Enhanced ebooks", based on a junction of different methodologies inspired from political economy of communication, cultural studies and semio-rhetoric approaches.

Sponsors
avatar for Programme franco-norvégien

Programme franco-norvégien

The Franco-Norwegian Programme works to strengthen contact between French and Norwegian researchers within the humanities and social sciences. They have supported travel costs for several French scholars.


Tuesday August 4, 2015 15:45 - 17:15
Bergen Public Library Strømgaten 6, 5015 Bergen, Norway

17:30

Kid E-Lit Exhibition Opening
The Kid E-Lit exhibition showcases experimental electronic literature for children and teenagers alongside popular Nordic children's and young adult's book apps for tablets. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Bergen Public Library and is funded by Nordic Cultural Point. The exhibition includes seven works selected from submissions to the ELO2015 arts program as well as two works from each of the Nordic countries. 


Exhibited works selected from ELO 2015 submissions:
  • Mark Marino and The Marino Family: Mrs. Wobbles and The Tangerine House
  • Emilie Barbier, Ana Abril Hernández, Leja Hočevar, Luis Javier Pisonero and Mario Azna “The Tower of Jezik
  • Aleatory Funkhouser: “My Own Alphabet
  • Pierre Fourny, Guillaume Jacquemin, Serge Bouchardon, Luc Dall'Armellina and Hélène Caubel: “Typomatic"
  • Jorge Andrés Gómez, Baptiste Ingrand, Florine Morestin: “Poetracking
  • LeAnn Erickson: “They were asked to serve, and math was their secret weapon. The Computer Wore Heels iPad app”

Exhibited works from the Nordic countries provide examples of how iPads and other tablets have become platforms for multimodal and interactive stories for children and teenagers. 

Nordic collaborators are Herdis Moldøen (Bergen Public Library, Norway), Nina Goga (Bergen University College,  Nordic Journal of Childlit Aesthetics, Norway), Raine Koskimaa (University of Jyväskylä, Finland), Kaisa Ahvenjärvi (Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature, Finland), Juha Halinen (Jyväskylä Public Library, Finland), Maria Engberg (Malmö University, MEDEA, Sweden), Søren Pold (Aarhus University, Denmark), Nina Christiansen (Center for Children’s Literature, Aarhus, Denmark), Martin Campostrini (Roskilde Library, Denmark), Serena Borsello (Aarhus Kommunes Biblioteker, Denmark). 

This exhibition is supported by the Nordic Council. A printed catalogue will be available to attendees. 

Moderators
avatar for Jill Walker Rettberg

Jill Walker Rettberg

Professor, University of Bergen, Norway
Jill Walker Rettberg is Professor of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, where she researches ways in which we tell stories online. Her latest book is Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves, which is available in print from Palgrave or as a free digital download. Her earlier work is on hypertext fiction, blogging, electronic literature and digital art, and she is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emilie Barbier

Emilie Barbier

MA student, University of Paris 8
Currently completing my studies in literary translation and digital literature. I'm particularly interested in the translation of e-lit and in children's digital literature.
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Serge Bouchardon

Professor, University of Technology of Compiegne
Serge Bouchardon graduated in literature from the Sorbonne University (France). After working as a project manager in the educational software industry, he wrote his dissertation on interactive literary narrative. He is currently full Professor in Communication Sciences and Director of the COSTECH laboratory at the University of Technology of Compiègne (France). His research focuses on digital creation, in particular digital literature... Read More →
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LeAnn Erickson

Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
I'm a university professor and a film/media maker. During the ELO conference I will be sharing information about my iPad app "The Computer Wore Heels". I am also very interested in tiny houses and sustainable living and have begun a travel project centering on these topics- http://turtleshelltrailer.com/.
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Baptiste Ingrand

Student, University of Paris 8
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Guillaume Jacquemin

Creative Technologist, Buzzing Light
Interactive design & digital art
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Mark Marino

Mark writes and teaches in Los Angeles. He Tweets at @markcmarino

Sponsors
avatar for Bergen Public Library

Bergen Public Library

Bergen Public Library provides key support for the Kid E-lit exhibition and for events held in the library.
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Nordic Cultural Fund

The Nordic Culture Fund’s primary aim is to promote and invest in Nordic cultural co-operation, and they fund arts and culture projects involving at least three Nordic countries. Their financing made the Kid E-Lit exhibition possible, and allowed us to establish a Nordic network that has developed the Nordic selections for the exhibition, which will later visit other Nordic countries.


Tuesday August 4, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Bergen Public Library Strømgaten 6, 5015 Bergen, Norway
 
Wednesday, August 5
 

09:00

Welcome and Opening Keynote
Conference chair Scott Rettberg will welcome the delegates to the conference and provide practical information.

Electronic Literature and Cybertext pioneers Espen Aarseth and Stuart Moultrop will offer a discussion of the future of digital literature in the context of its early history in a discussion introduced and moderated by program chair Jill Walker Rettberg. 

Moderators
avatar for Jill Walker Rettberg

Jill Walker Rettberg

Professor, University of Bergen, Norway
Jill Walker Rettberg is Professor of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen, where she researches ways in which we tell stories online. Her latest book is Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves, which is available in print from Palgrave or as a free digital download. Her earlier work is on hypertext fiction, blogging, electronic literature and digital art, and she is... Read More →
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Scott Rettberg

Professor, University of Bergen
Scott Rettberg is professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the Conference Chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival, The End(s) of Electronic Literature. Rettberg was the project leader of ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice), a HERA-funded collaborative research... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Espen Aarseth

Espen Aarseth

Lektor MSK, IT University of Copenhagen
Espen Aarseth is principal researcher at the Center for Computer Games Research, IT University of Copenhagen. He has published research on digital power and democracy, SF and cyberpunk, digital media, digital literature, humanistic informatics, games and narrative, women and gaming,game ontology, games and crossmedia, game addiction, and mobile games. He is also co-founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Game Studies, founder of the Digital... Read More →
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Stuart Moulthrop

Professor, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Born 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Stuart Moulthrop is a writer, cybertext designer, and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His early work, Victory Garden (1991), has been mentioned among the "golden age" of hypertext fiction. Later works, including Hegirascope (1995), Reagan Library (1999), and Under Language (2007), pertain more closely to our current age of artificial fibers. Moulthrop is the author of... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Egget Studentsenteret, Parkveien 1, 5007 Bergen, Norway

10:30

Coffee break
Wednesday August 5, 2015 10:30 - 11:00
Egget Studentsenteret, Parkveien 1, 5007 Bergen, Norway

11:00

Hybrid Books: Augmented Artist's Books, Touch Literature and Interactivity

Lucile Haute, Alexandra Saemmer, Aurelie Herbet, Emeline Brulé and Nolwen Trehondart: "Digital artists books and augmented fictions: a new field in digital literature?"

Søren Bro Pold, Christian Ulrik Andersen and Jonas Fritsch: "Literary Interaction In The Age Of The Post-Digital"

Kathleen Berens: "Touch and Decay: Tomasula's _TOC_ on iOS"


Moderators
avatar for Anna Nacher

Anna Nacher

assistant professor, Jagiellonian University
I like machines and orchids.

Speakers
avatar for Kathi Inman Berens

Kathi Inman Berens

Asst. Prof., Portland State University
Kathi Inman Berens, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Publishing at Portland State University's department of English, works on interfaces and performance in electronic literature. A curator, Kathi has installed literary exhibits and live performances at the Library of Congress, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and two conventions at the Modern Language Association. Her shows have been reviewed in academic journals and _The... Read More →
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Søren Pold

Assoc. Prof., Aarhus Universitet
S
avatar for Nolwenn Trehondart

Nolwenn Trehondart

Phd student, Paris 8
I am currently finishing a PhD on "Enhanced ebooks", based on a junction of different methodologies inspired from political economy of communication, cultural studies and semio-rhetoric approaches.


Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium Q Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

11:00

Interventions: Resistance and Protest
Davin Heckman: "Jailbreaking the Global Mnemotechnical System: Electropoetics as Resistance"

Mark Sample: "Protest Bots"

Leann Erickson: "Top Secret Rosies project: Interactive History"


Moderators
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Clara Fernandez-Vara

Associate Arts Professor, NYU
Clara Fernández-Vara is Associate Arts Professor at the NYU Game Center and co-founder of Fiction Control, a narrative design company. She's a game designer and writer as well as an academic, so her work for the last 10 years combines scholarship with the creation of narrative games both  for research and in the commercial sphere. Her first book, Introduction to Game Analysis, has been published by Routledge. |

Speakers
avatar for LeAnn Erickson

LeAnn Erickson

Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
I'm a university professor and a film/media maker. During the ELO conference I will be sharing information about my iPad app "The Computer Wore Heels". I am also very interested in tiny houses and sustainable living and have begun a travel project centering on these topics- http://turtleshelltrailer.com/.
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Mark Sample

Asssociate Professor of Digital Studies, Davidson College


Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium R Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

11:00

Narrative Theory
Robert Fletcher: "Learn to taste the tea on both sides": AR, Digital Ekphrasis, and a Future for Electronic Literature"

David M. Meurer: "Conditions of Presence: The Topology of Network Narratives"

Daniel Punday: "Narrative Theory after Electronic Literature"

Eric Dean Rasmussen: "Narrative, Affect and Materialist Aesthetics in Post-Digital Technotexts"

Moderators
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Johannah Rodgers

Associate Professor, The City University of New York
Johannah Rodgers is a writer, artist, and educator whose work explores issues related to representation and communication practices across media. She is the author of Technology: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press, 2014), the digital fiction project DNA (mimeograph/The Brooklyn Rail, 2014), and the book sentences (Red Dust, 2007). Her short stories, essays, and book reviews have been published in Fence, Bookforum, and The Brooklyn... Read More →

Speakers
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Robert Fletcher

Professor, West Chester University
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David Meurer

York University
David Meurer's research focuses on emergent, network forms of literary cultural expression, on the relations between these forms and prior forms of cultural expression, and on the participatory models of cultural production that underpin them. He teaches at York University, Toronto, and at University of Toronto (Mississauga) in the Institute for Communication, Culture and Information Technology.
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Daniel Punday

Professor, Purdue University Calumet


Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium A Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

11:00

Writing in Social Media and Spam

Sandy Baldwin: "Literary Spamming in Games: Cold Dust in Lord of the Rings Online and Endgame in Counter-Strike"

Rob Wittig: "Jokes, Prompts and Models: Engaging Player Collaboration in Netprov"

Mark Marino: "A Workbench for Analyzing Electronic Literature" 

Watch video of session here: https://mediasite.uib.no/Mediasite/Play/0279edd647ef4a8ebef3183f7fb101df1d?catalog=32d41cb3-5cd7-489f-bd55-f8f2b08528f9


Moderators
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Simone Murray

Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies, Monash University
Dr Simone Murray is Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies at Monash University where her research centres upon sociologies of literature. Her book 'Mixed Media: Feminist Presses and Publishing Politics' (Pluto Press UK) was awarded the 2005 Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing DeLong Book Prize for the best book on print culture published during 2004. Her second monograph, 'The Adaptation Industry: The Cultural Economy of... Read More →

Speakers
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Sandy Baldwin

Associate Professor, WVU-->RIT
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Mark Marino

Mark writes and teaches in Los Angeles. He Tweets at @markcmarino
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Rob Wittig

Netprov Runner, Meanwhile... Netprov Studio
Rob Wittig plays at the crossroads of literature, graphic design and digital culture. A Silicon Valley native, he co-founded the legendary IN.S.OMNIA electronic bulletin board with the Surrealist-style literary and art group Invisible Seattle. From this came a Fulbright grant to study the writing and graphic design of electronic literature with philosopher Jacques Derrida in Paris. Rob's book based on that work, "Invisible Rendezvous," was... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium B Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

11:00

Intermediality and Electronic Literature

The 2015 ELO Conference’s call for papers states that "[e]lectronic literature is situated as an intermedial field of practice, between literature, computation, visual and performance art. The conference will seek to develop a better understanding of electronic literature’s boundaries and relations with other academic disciplines and artistic practices."

This roundtable discussion, led by both established and emerging e-lit scholars and artists, will explore the idea of electronic literature as an intermedial practice, looking at the topic from a wide range of forms including literature, performance, sound, computation, visual art, and physical computing. Drawing upon artistic work they have produced or studied, each panelist will provide a five-minute statement that touches on qualities related to intermediality like hybridity, syncretism, and collaboration. Following this series of brief presentations, the panelists, then, encourage engagement in a wider conversation with the audience.

Because it is our contention that multiple media in combination in a work of art provide endless opportunities for innovation, contemplation, and “fresh perspectives” (Kattenbelt), rendering the notion of an “end” impossible to reach, the goal of the panel is to engage the ELO community in a discussion about the shifting boundaries of electronic literature and its ongoing development as an art form.

Speakers
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John Barber

Faculty, CMDC | Washington State University Vancouver
Sound, web-based radio, archiving, curating, sound as electronic literature, Richard Brautigan
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Caitlin Fisher

Director, Augmented Reality Lab, York University
Caitlin directs the Augmented Reality Lab at York University where she held the Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture for the past decade. A 2013 Fulbright Chair, she is the recipient of many international awards for digital storytelling including the Electronic Literature Award for Fiction and the Vinaròs Prize for her AR poetry. Caitlin serves on the international Board of Directors for both the Electronic Literature Organization and... Read More →
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Samantha Gorman

Founder Tender Claws/Ph.D Research Fellow, USC/Tender Claws
Samantha Gorman is a writer and artist who works at the intersection of text, cinema, performance and digital culture. With Danny Cannizzaro she founded the art collective/publishing initiative Tender Claws. Tender Claws’ most recent release is PRY: a hybrid of cinema, game and novel created for mobile iOS (prynovella.com). PRY won the New Media Writing Prize 2015 and was a Future of Storytelling Prize finalist, IGF finalist for... Read More →
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Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →
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James O'Sullivan

Digital Humanities Research Designer, Penn State University
All the biographical stuff is over at http://josullivan.org


Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium D Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

11:00

For kids: Nordic crafts workshop
Alison Aune invites all the ELO 2015 kids to a crafts workshop. 

Speakers
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Alison Aune

professor, University of Minnesota
I am an artist and art educator with Nordic roots. I have degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (BFA), the University of Minnesota Duluth (MA) and Ohio University (PhD) and I have studied and traveled extensively in Sweden and Norway. My current paintings explore symbolic-decorative patterns found in traditional Nordic textiles and artifacts and these have been exhibited in the USA and Sweden. I regularly present lectures and... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2015 11:00 - 12:31
HF 301 HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7, 5020 Bergen, Norway

12:30

Lunch
A simple lunch of assorted sandwiches will be served with coffee and tea. Lunch is included in the conference registration.

Wednesday August 5, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
UIB Studentsenter Parkveien 1, 5007 Bergen, Norway

13:30

Lightning Talks: What Comes After Electronic Literature?
Five minute lightning talks addressing the question: What comes after electronic literature?
  • Steven Wingate: eLit and the Borg: the challenges of mainstreaming and commercialization
  • Leonardo Flores: Time Capsules for True Digital Natives
  • Maya Zalbidea, Xiana Sotelo and Augustine Abila: The Feminist Ends of Electronic Literature
  • Mark Sample: Bad Data for a Broken World
  • José Molina: Translating E-poetry: Still Avant-Garde
  • Daria Petrova and Natalia Fedorova: 101 mediapoetry lab
  • Judd Morrissey: Turesias (Odds of Ends)
  • Jose Aburto: Post Digital Interactive Poetry: The End of Electronic Interfaces[
  • [[[CANCELLED: Andrew Klobucar: Measure for Measure: Moving from Narratives to Timelines in Social Media Networking]]]
  • David Clark: The End of Endings
  • Damon Baker: ‘HAPPINESS FOR EVERYBODY, FREE, AND NO ONE WILL GO AWAY UNSATISFIED!’: New Developments in the CaveWriting Hypertext Editing System

Moderators
MC

M.D. Coverley

ELO Board Member

Speakers
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David Clark

Professor, NSCAD University
I am a Media Artist living in Halifax. I make long-form interactive narrative art for the internet and locative media work. I am interested in electronic literature and cinematic uses of the internet. I am currently working with a group or researchers involved in examining the cinematic experiments of Expo67.
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Natalia Fedorova

Assistant Professor, St Petersburg State University
Natalia Fedorova is a new media poet, a digital literature scholar and a mediapoetry lab curator. In collaboration with a sonic artist Taras Mashtalir she founded a media poetry project Machine Libertine. Her audio and video poems appeared in TextSound, Rattapallax, LIT magazine, and Ill-Tempered Rubyist, räume für notizen | rooms for notes as well as number of international festivals (Moscow Book Festival, E-Poetry, LUMEN EX, Interrupt... Read More →
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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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Xiana Sotelo Garcia

professor in the Language Department, Francisco de Vitoria University of Madrid
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Mark Sample

Asssociate Professor of Digital Studies, Davidson College
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Steven Wingate

Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University
Genre nomadism. Transition from print to electronic literature. Scalar. Korsakow. Always in search of new authoring tools.
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Jose Aburto Zolezzi

Poet, independant
Poet who is defined by his continuous experimentation of different formats, supports and writing methods which reinterpret the poetic work from his own perspective: interactive, technological, and personal. Whether as a professor, cultural promoter or a communications professional, his works have dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the digital realm and their impact on different forms of expression.


Wednesday August 5, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium A Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

13:30

Imagination, Eventhood, and the Literary Absolute
Mario Aquilina: "The Literary ‘Event’ in Electronic Literature"

Ivan Callus: "The Literary Absolute: Can It Go Electronic?"

Gordon Calleja: "Games, Literature and Imagination"


The three papers in this panel seek to move beyond primarily formalistic discussions of electronic literature as well as approaches primarily concerned with drawing definitional boundaries for it. Instead, they propose to explore various works of electronic literature in terms of the potential dialogue they may open with concepts that are often locatable outside or beyond the current critical boundaries of electronic literature.

More specifically, Aquilina’s paper will explore how ‘literary eventhood’ may occur in works which, in different ways, fall under the nomenclature associated to electronic literature. Callus’s paper, on the other hand, will focus on the concept of the ‘literary absolute’ to try to discover whether it could bear any consequentiality to current understandings of electronic literature. While both papers will show an awareness of the potential ‘category mistake’ that this may involve, they argue that such attempts are fundamental in discussions of the ‘ends’ of electronic literature. Calleja’s paper will also seek to extend or trespass definitional restrictions by emphasising on the role of imagination in contemporary indie games, which highlights a continuity between print, electronic texts and cybertexts that we too often take for granted.

The approaches being proposed are not colonising discourses. Rather than simply applying terms from literary studies or from game studies to examples of electronic literature, they start from electronic literature (or some modes in which it functions) to speak about concepts which may potentially have a wider scope than it. Our interventions in electronic literature from peripheral starting positions will operate with both the risks and the potential originality that such approaches may bring.



 

 

Moderators
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Jeneen Naji

Digital Media Faculty, Maynooth University
Dr. Jeneen Naji is Digital Media Faculty in the Department of Media Studies in Maynooth University, Ireland where she lectures on the B.A. Digital Media and the B.Sc. Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development run by the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Naji

Speakers
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Mario Aquilina

Lecturer, University of Malta
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Gordon Calleja

Director, Associate Professor, University of Malta
Game Design, Game Narrative, Immersion, Involvement, Experiential Narrative, | | Games I've made: | www.willlovetearusapart.com | www.kickstarter.com/projects/532062403/posthuman | | Academic work: | https://malta.academia.edu/GordonCalleja | https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/game
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Ivan Callus

University of Malta


Wednesday August 5, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium R Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

13:30

Platforms, Writers, and Readers

Jim Brown: "A Stitch in Twine: Platform Studies and Porting Patchwork Girl"

Odile Farge: "Can we define electronic literature such as authoring tool literature?"

Alex Mitchell and Tiffany Neo: "Beneath the Surface: System Representation and Reader Reception in Electronic Literature"

Christine Wilks: "The Interactive Character as a Black Box"


Moderators
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Michael J. Maguire

Creative Director, DIME
Professional Writer, Game Dev, Researcher, Creative Director. Lecturer / Speaker / Consultant. MA (DMU UK) PhD (UCD IRL). Founder of the Irish Electronic Literature Community. Experimental Web Presence since 1996.

Speakers
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Jim Brown

Assistant Professor of English, Director of Digita, Rutgers University-Camden
James J. Brown, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden.
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Odile Farge

University of Paris 8
Odile Farge has a Ph.D. in information and communication sciences. Her research activities at the University of Paris8 focus primarily on such areas as digital literature, software tools and digital culture. At the junction of computer science, the arts, humanities and social sciences, she uses a socio-semiotic approach to digital writing and concentrates her research on the digital humanities, analyzing creation tools from a critical... Read More →
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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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Christine Wilks

PhD Student, Bath Spa University
I'm a digital writer, artist and developer of playable stories for the web and mobile devices. Currently, as part of my practice-based research, I'm creating a character-driven interactive text-based psychological thriller, that adapts to reader choice, founded upon the idea of a character as a black box. | | My previous works have been published in online journals and anthologies, including the 'Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium Q Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

13:30

Beyond the Screens: Transmediality in E-literature

In this roundtable we propose to present and discuss those aspects and goals of the project NAR_TRANS (University of Granada, website under construction) that are more relevant for ELO and the conference. Nar_Trans aims to build an active and relevant research core in the Spanish I+D+i system able to become part of the international research network on transmedial narratives & intermediality.

This academic network also aims to become a gathering place for fellow researchers, students and creatives, by different actions, such as the organization of meetings, seminars and workshops or the mapping of the Spanish transmedial productions through a web critical catalogue, with a view to the most outstanding works in Latin America. The project holds also the first university prize for young transmedia creatives as well as the publication of an e-book with a selection of essays on transmediality at the crossroads of Literary, Cultural and Media Studies.

Moderators
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Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →

Speakers
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Nieves Rosendo

PhD Candidate, Universidad de Granada
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Domingo Sánchez-Mesa

Full Professor, University of Granada
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Rui Torres

Associate Professor, University Fernando Pessoa


Wednesday August 5, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium B Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

15:00

Coffee break
Wednesday August 5, 2015 15:00 - 15:30
Sydneshaugen skole

15:30

Artists' Talks Festival Exhibition

A session of short artists' talks about the works they are exhibiting in the Festival Exhibition.

Speakers
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Deanne Achong

Artist, Artist
Deanne Achong is an artist based in Vancouver. | | She will present an installation of The Obsolescence Project at ISEA. | | Originally a daily year long photo blog exploring obsolescence | | http://projectobso.com/ | | the project at ISEA is a slide projection of a selection of 31 slides (analogue) representing one calendar month of the blog project. | | Talk to me about things that are fading away, or resurfacing... Read More →
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Kathi Inman Berens

Asst. Prof., Portland State University
Kathi Inman Berens, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Publishing at Portland State University's department of English, works on interfaces and performance in electronic literature. A curator, Kathi has installed literary exhibits and live performances at the Library of Congress, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and two conventions at the Modern Language Association. Her shows have been reviewed in academic journals and _The... Read More →
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Eugene Garber

Emeritus, SUNY Albany
I am principally a fiction write--five books, several anthologized stories, two prizes. But for purposes of this festival I am eager to talk to others about the terrific demands made on a writer when he/she joins a collaborative team including an artist, a composer, a digital designer, a programmer and four actors; and when that team sets out to construct a work for which there is yet no stable genre, no grammar, no syntax, no walls to butt up... Read More →
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Samantha Gorman

Founder Tender Claws/Ph.D Research Fellow, USC/Tender Claws
Samantha Gorman is a writer and artist who works at the intersection of text, cinema, performance and digital culture. With Danny Cannizzaro she founded the art collective/publishing initiative Tender Claws. Tender Claws’ most recent release is PRY: a hybrid of cinema, game and novel created for mobile iOS (prynovella.com). PRY won the New Media Writing Prize 2015 and was a Future of Storytelling Prize finalist, IGF finalist for... Read More →
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Lynn Hassan

Associate Director/Artist, Long Island University Brooklyn NY
I am a visual artist who works in various forms and mediums. | Collaboration is one area of interest, 2d and installations are also strong areas of work. A strong interest to discuss at the festival is how a hyper-media work can be engaged with within public settings - projection, sound, interactivity. | Also, the challenges for audience/readers engaging with a poetic hyper-media art work that is non-linear in nature.
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Megan Heyward

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney
I'm a digital media artist and academic who creates interactive narrative and locative work across desktop, mobile and tablets. Interested in locative narrative, electronic literature for tablets, future of elit... Giving a paper on my locative narrative Notes for Walking; and exhibiting an elit work for iPad's; The Secret Language of Desire.
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Alinta Krauth

Artist, Alinta Krauth
Hello! My name is Alinta and I am a multidisciplinary digital artist and writer. My work has two main strains - projection mapping art in site-specific installations, and net-based/app-based pieces. Almost all my works involve user interaction, sound art, art games, generative art, poetry or narrative, and some physical computing. My works are generally 2D, often with a cartoonish look or a painted effect, because I begin these artworks in the... Read More →
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Will Luers

Visiting Professor, CMDC, Washington State University
Will Luers is a visiting professor in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University, Vancouver where he teaches multimedia authoring, creative programming and video production. His projects have been exhibited internationally and selected for various conferences, including ELO in 2008, 2011 and 2014; and for FILE in 2014. In 2010, he was awarded the The Vectors-NEH Summer Fellowship to work on his database... Read More →
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María Mencía

Senior Lecturer, Kingston University
I am a media artist and scholar and my practice-based research is at the intersection of language, art and digital technology. It includes interactive installations, generative narratives, visualisation poetics, sound-generated poems and performances. It has been exhibited internationally and it is in collections including the 'Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1' and the ‘ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature’. I am a... Read More →
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Stuart Moulthrop

Professor, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Born 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Stuart Moulthrop is a writer, cybertext designer, and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His early work, Victory Garden (1991), has been mentioned among the "golden age" of hypertext fiction. Later works, including Hegirascope (1995), Reagan Library (1999), and Under Language (2007), pertain more closely to our current age of artificial fibers. Moulthrop is the author of... Read More →
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Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
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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 →
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Aaron Tucker

Lecturer, Ryerson University
I am the co-creator of The ChessBard (chesspoetry.com), an app that translates chess games into poetry. I am also the author of Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema, a book focused on tracking representations of the Internet through American cinema; I am also the author of punchlines, a poetry collection that combines lyrical poetry with code and markup. | | If nothing else, we can talk about basketball!


Wednesday August 5, 2015 15:30 - 17:00
University of Bergen Arts Library Haakon Sheteligs plass 7, 5007 Bergen, Norway

15:30

Kjell Theory -- Excursion
Kjell Theøry will be a site-specific mobile Augmented Reality poem mapped visually to geo-spatial coordinates in a public outdoor space in Bergen. The work responds to historical and fictive narratives of Norway as a landscape for exile and escape in conjunction with writings and memories from my residency as a Fulbright Scholar in Bergen last year. It will be accessible for viewing with internet-enabled smart phones and tablets throughout ELO 2015 and will be activated by a brief live event in which I manipulate and read from the virtual space and generate additional material by scanning augmented tattoos on the body of a local male performer. This work evolves out of my AR installation in June 2014 at the Bergen Bibliotek, The Empty House, but will be a substantially new iteration.

Speakers

Wednesday August 5, 2015 15:30 - 17:00
University of Bergen Arts Library Haakon Sheteligs plass 7, 5007 Bergen, Norway

15:30

Readings and Screenings

Caitlin Fisher and Tony Viera: "Chez Moi: lesbian bar stories from before you were born"

Steven Wingate: "Talk with Your Hands Like an Ellis Island Mutt: A Recombinatory Cinema Toolkit"

Penny Florence and Paolo Totaro: "Inextrinsix: multilingual, collaborative digital poems"

Jason Lewis: "Written. Not Found. Not Generated. Not Random."



Moderators
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Angus Forbes

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Angus Forbes is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he directs the Creative Coding Research Group within the Electronic Visualization Laboratory. His research investigates novel techniques for representing and interacting with complex scientific information, and has appeared recently in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, ACM Multimedia, IEEE BigData... Read More →

Speakers
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Caitlin Fisher

Director, Augmented Reality Lab, York University
Caitlin directs the Augmented Reality Lab at York University where she held the Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture for the past decade. A 2013 Fulbright Chair, she is the recipient of many international awards for digital storytelling including the Electronic Literature Award for Fiction and the Vinaròs Prize for her AR poetry. Caitlin serves on the international Board of Directors for both the Electronic Literature Organization and... Read More →
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Penny Florence

Professor Emerita, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL
Presentation of new collaborative poems with with Paolo Totaro in English and Italian. Experimental work as part of the Readers Project. | Talk to me about anything between languages. Of any kind. And beyond. Inextrinsix; the de-un-transdisciplinary; trans-re-lation. The pleasures of difficultly and of the unexpected and of the simple. But not the easy. | | Previously my electronic adventures have been focused on critique and on classic... Read More →
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Jason Edward Lewis

Professor, Concordia University
Talk to me about Digital Poetry. Electronic Literature. Computational Media. Indigenous Visual Culture. Indigenous Futures. | | The long-winded version... | Jason Edward Lewis is a digital media poet, artist, and software designer. He founded Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media, where he directs research/creation projects devising new means of creating and reading digital texts, developing systems for creative use of mobile technology... Read More →
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Steven Wingate

Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University
Genre nomadism. Transition from print to electronic literature. Scalar. Korsakow. Always in search of new authoring tools.


Wednesday August 5, 2015 15:30 - 17:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium B Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

17:30

End(s) of Electronic Literature Festival Exhibition Opening
The UiB Humanities Library hosts the festival exhibition as well as a small historical exhibition showing the emergence of electronic literature and kiosk computers showing the ELC3 collection. Speakers listed are the artists who are exhibiting. 

The new works included in the Festival exhbition are featured on this web kiosk: http://elo2015.h.uib.no  which is shown on the four computers on the first floor of the library. Installations are also featured in the library café and a number of works and the Emergence of Electronic Literature exhibit are on display throughout the second floor of the library.

The exhibition will be open to the general public from August 4 until August 28 during the library's opening hours. Entrance is free. 
Aug 4: 8:30-15:00 / Aug 5: 8:30-19:00 / Aug 6: 8:30-17:00 / Aug 7: 8:30-19:00
From August 10: Mon–Fri. 8.30–19.00, Sat. 10.00–16.00.

WORKS EXHIBITED:

Moderators
avatar for Roderick Coover

Roderick Coover

Director, ELO Transmedia Literary Arts Fest
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Aud Gjersdal

Subject librarian, Bergen University Library
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Patricia Tomaszek

PhD Candidate, University of Bergen
Recipient of the 2010 University of Bergen PhD-scholarship at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies. She completed her M.A. in Literature, Culture and Media at the University of Siegen in Germany (2008), participated in a study abroad at Brown University supported by the "Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst" ('German Academic Exchange Service') in 2007, and assists the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) in a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deanne Achong

Deanne Achong

Artist, Artist
Deanne Achong is an artist based in Vancouver. | | She will present an installation of The Obsolescence Project at ISEA. | | Originally a daily year long photo blog exploring obsolescence | | http://projectobso.com/ | | the project at ISEA is a slide projection of a selection of 31 slides (analogue) representing one calendar month of the blog project. | | Talk to me about things that are fading away, or resurfacing... Read More →
avatar for Kathi Inman Berens

Kathi Inman Berens

Asst. Prof., Portland State University
Kathi Inman Berens, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Publishing at Portland State University's department of English, works on interfaces and performance in electronic literature. A curator, Kathi has installed literary exhibits and live performances at the Library of Congress, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and two conventions at the Modern Language Association. Her shows have been reviewed in academic journals and _The... Read More →
avatar for Eugene Garber

Eugene Garber

Emeritus, SUNY Albany
I am principally a fiction write--five books, several anthologized stories, two prizes. But for purposes of this festival I am eager to talk to others about the terrific demands made on a writer when he/she joins a collaborative team including an artist, a composer, a digital designer, a programmer and four actors; and when that team sets out to construct a work for which there is yet no stable genre, no grammar, no syntax, no walls to butt up... Read More →
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Samantha Gorman

Founder Tender Claws/Ph.D Research Fellow, USC/Tender Claws
Samantha Gorman is a writer and artist who works at the intersection of text, cinema, performance and digital culture. With Danny Cannizzaro she founded the art collective/publishing initiative Tender Claws. Tender Claws’ most recent release is PRY: a hybrid of cinema, game and novel created for mobile iOS (prynovella.com). PRY won the New Media Writing Prize 2015 and was a Future of Storytelling Prize finalist, IGF finalist for... Read More →
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Lynn Hassan

Associate Director/Artist, Long Island University Brooklyn NY
I am a visual artist who works in various forms and mediums. | Collaboration is one area of interest, 2d and installations are also strong areas of work. A strong interest to discuss at the festival is how a hyper-media work can be engaged with within public settings - projection, sound, interactivity. | Also, the challenges for audience/readers engaging with a poetic hyper-media art work that is non-linear in nature.
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Megan Heyward

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney
I'm a digital media artist and academic who creates interactive narrative and locative work across desktop, mobile and tablets. Interested in locative narrative, electronic literature for tablets, future of elit... Giving a paper on my locative narrative Notes for Walking; and exhibiting an elit work for iPad's; The Secret Language of Desire.
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Alinta Krauth

Artist, Alinta Krauth
Hello! My name is Alinta and I am a multidisciplinary digital artist and writer. My work has two main strains - projection mapping art in site-specific installations, and net-based/app-based pieces. Almost all my works involve user interaction, sound art, art games, generative art, poetry or narrative, and some physical computing. My works are generally 2D, often with a cartoonish look or a painted effect, because I begin these artworks in the... Read More →
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Will Luers

Visiting Professor, CMDC, Washington State University
Will Luers is a visiting professor in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University, Vancouver where he teaches multimedia authoring, creative programming and video production. His projects have been exhibited internationally and selected for various conferences, including ELO in 2008, 2011 and 2014; and for FILE in 2014. In 2010, he was awarded the The Vectors-NEH Summer Fellowship to work on his database... Read More →
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María Mencía

Senior Lecturer, Kingston University
I am a media artist and scholar and my practice-based research is at the intersection of language, art and digital technology. It includes interactive installations, generative narratives, visualisation poetics, sound-generated poems and performances. It has been exhibited internationally and it is in collections including the 'Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1' and the ‘ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature’. I am a... Read More →
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Stuart Moulthrop

Professor, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Born 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Stuart Moulthrop is a writer, cybertext designer, and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His early work, Victory Garden (1991), has been mentioned among the "golden age" of hypertext fiction. Later works, including Hegirascope (1995), Reagan Library (1999), and Under Language (2007), pertain more closely to our current age of artificial fibers. Moulthrop is the author of... Read More →
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Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
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Katie Rose Pipkin

Wardenclyffe
puppets, trains, prosopagnosia
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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 →
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Aaron Tucker

Lecturer, Ryerson University
I am the co-creator of The ChessBard (chesspoetry.com), an app that translates chess games into poetry. I am also the author of Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema, a book focused on tracking representations of the Internet through American cinema; I am also the author of punchlines, a poetry collection that combines lyrical poetry with code and markup. | | If nothing else, we can talk about basketball!


Wednesday August 5, 2015 17:30 - 19:00
University of Bergen Arts Library Haakon Sheteligs plass 7, 5007 Bergen, Norway

18:30

Dinner break (on your own)
Wednesday August 5, 2015 18:30 - 20:00
Your choice

20:00

Performances and Screenings
Stuart Moulthrop: “The End of the White Subway"

Jason Lewis: "Vital"

Jörg Piringer: text/sound-videos

Leonardo Flores and Mark Sample: "A Bot Sampler in Two Voices"

Kristian Pedersen and Audun Lindholm: "The Pipes"

Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro: "Pry"

David Jhave Johnston. "BDP: Big-Data Poetry"


Moderators
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Roderick Coover

Director, ELO Transmedia Literary Arts Fest

Speakers
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Jhave

Glia.ca
David Jhave Johnston: digital poet, uses algorithms as aesthetic tools. His work reconciles computation, emotion, concepts, and the ancient idea of poet-artist as conduit. Current research: poetry generation using machine learning. Assistant Professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. http://glia.ca
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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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Samantha Gorman

Founder Tender Claws/Ph.D Research Fellow, USC/Tender Claws
Samantha Gorman is a writer and artist who works at the intersection of text, cinema, performance and digital culture. With Danny Cannizzaro she founded the art collective/publishing initiative Tender Claws. Tender Claws’ most recent release is PRY: a hybrid of cinema, game and novel created for mobile iOS (prynovella.com). PRY won the New Media Writing Prize 2015 and was a Future of Storytelling Prize finalist, IGF finalist for... Read More →
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Jason Edward Lewis

Professor, Concordia University
Talk to me about Digital Poetry. Electronic Literature. Computational Media. Indigenous Visual Culture. Indigenous Futures. | | The long-winded version... | Jason Edward Lewis is a digital media poet, artist, and software designer. He founded Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media, where he directs research/creation projects devising new means of creating and reading digital texts, developing systems for creative use of mobile technology... Read More →
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Stuart Moulthrop

Professor, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Born 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Stuart Moulthrop is a writer, cybertext designer, and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His early work, Victory Garden (1991), has been mentioned among the "golden age" of hypertext fiction. Later works, including Hegirascope (1995), Reagan Library (1999), and Under Language (2007), pertain more closely to our current age of artificial fibers. Moulthrop is the author of... Read More →
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Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
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Kristian Pedersen

Animator / director, Gasspedal / freelance
Kristian Pedersen (b.1980) graduated with an MA in Visual Communication from Bergen Academy of Art and Design. He works as a freelance animator and designer in Oslo, and produces animated poetry films in collaboration with the small press Gasspedal and publishing house Gyldendal. Kristian is currently developing a short film project with the Norwegian animation studio Mikrofilm.
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Mark Sample

Asssociate Professor of Digital Studies, Davidson College
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Álvaro Seica

PhD Fellow, University of Bergen
Álvaro Seiça is a writer, editor and researcher. He published four poetry books, the most recent being Ö (2014) and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis 'Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art' (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013. Seiça has published several poems and essays in different journals... Read More →


Wednesday August 5, 2015 20:00 - 23:00
Egget Studentsenteret, Parkveien 1, 5007 Bergen, Norway

22:00

After Hours
After the first performance night, there'll be room for us all at the student pub, Det akademiske kvarter

Wednesday August 5, 2015 22:00 - Thursday August 6, 2015 00:00
Det akademiske kvarter Olav Kyrresgate 49
 
Thursday, August 6
 

09:00

Electronic Literature as Action and Event: Participatory Culture and "The Literary"

Stuart Moulthrop: "Electronic Literature and the Public Literary"

Rob Wittig: "We Interrupt For This Breaking Story"

Patricia Tomaszek "Publishing without a Publisher’s Peritext: Electronic Literature, the Web, and Paratextual Integrity"


Practices of public and performative electronic writing connect our arts movement to important sites of social transformation, beginning with the resistance to neoliberalism in government and the academy, and potentially touching larger questions about relations of mass and elite culture.

This panel comprises three papers, two by creator/conveners of participatory projects, the third by an interested theorist. The creators offer reflections on the meaning of participatory engagement based on their own experiences with the form. The theory paper adds some more abstract reflections addressing questions of general concern to electronic literature as a cultural movement.
 

Moderators
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Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, English, Kean University
Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Moulthrop

Stuart Moulthrop

Professor, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Born 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Stuart Moulthrop is a writer, cybertext designer, and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His early work, Victory Garden (1991), has been mentioned among the "golden age" of hypertext fiction. Later works, including Hegirascope (1995), Reagan Library (1999), and Under Language (2007), pertain more closely to our current age of artificial fibers. Moulthrop is the author of... Read More →
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Patricia Tomaszek

PhD Candidate, University of Bergen
Recipient of the 2010 University of Bergen PhD-scholarship at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies. She completed her M.A. in Literature, Culture and Media at the University of Siegen in Germany (2008), participated in a study abroad at Brown University supported by the "Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst" ('German Academic Exchange Service') in 2007, and assists the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) in a... Read More →
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Rob Wittig

Netprov Runner, Meanwhile... Netprov Studio
Rob Wittig plays at the crossroads of literature, graphic design and digital culture. A Silicon Valley native, he co-founded the legendary IN.S.OMNIA electronic bulletin board with the Surrealist-style literary and art group Invisible Seattle. From this came a Fulbright grant to study the writing and graphic design of electronic literature with philosopher Jacques Derrida in Paris. Rob's book based on that work, "Invisible Rendezvous," was... Read More →


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

09:00

Ends and Futures

Lello Masucci and Roberta Iadevaia: "The Electronic Literature, how, when, where"

Philippe Bootz: "The Myth of the End of a Myth"

Mette-Marie Zacher Sørensen: "E-literary Diaspora – the story of a young scholars journey from writing to faces"


Moderators
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Jason Edward Lewis

Professor, Concordia University
Talk to me about Digital Poetry. Electronic Literature. Computational Media. Indigenous Visual Culture. Indigenous Futures. | | The long-winded version... | Jason Edward Lewis is a digital media poet, artist, and software designer. He founded Obx Laboratory for Experimental Media, where he directs research/creation projects devising new means of creating and reading digital texts, developing systems for creative use of mobile technology... Read More →

Speakers
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Lello Masucci

Art Director - Project Leader OLE, OLE
This artist was born as a painter. He studied new electronic and digital technologies and he became an indipendent researcher. | His main goal is to investigate the relationships between new technologies (also digital technologies) and art : Painting, Sculpture, Theatre, Cinema. | Enters in the study about relationships between still and moving images, into the artistic research. | He embraces the research about Electronic Literature... Read More →


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

09:00

Global Electronic Literature

Claudia Kozak: "Latin American Electronic Literature and its Own Ends"

Eman Younis: "Interaction between art and literature in the Arab digital poetry and the issue of criticism"

Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang: “Sankofa, or Looking Back while Moving Forward: An African Case for E-Lit” 


Moderators
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Radhika Gajjala

UiB Digital Culture Fulbright Scholar 2015/16, Bowling Green State University / University of Bergen
radhikagajjala.org

Speakers
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Claudia Kozak

Professor/Researcher, Universidad de Buenos Aires/CONICET / UNTREF
Ph. D. University of Buenos Aires. Member of the Argentinean National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET); Professor at the Departments of Literature and Communication Studies, University of Buenos Aires. Director of Ph. D. Program in Social Sciences, National University of Entre Rios. She sits at the Board of Directors, Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate “Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones... Read More →
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Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang

West Virginia University
I am interested in the intersections between electronic literature and African literature, on conceptual, creative, and practical levels. My conference presentation will look at the use of a Ghanaian symbol as a working tool for digital literature, and ways in which looking at e-lit from an African perspective can extend our understanding of the genre.
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Eman Younis

head of department of arabic language and litritur, beit berl collage
Head of the department of Arabic language and literature, in the Arabic Academic istitute of education, Beit Berl college. My areas of ressearch are contemporary Arabic Literature, specializing in digital literature, literary criticism , teaching and learning Arabic language.


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

09:00

Performativity

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. 


Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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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

09:00

Visualizing Electronic Literature

Jeremy Douglass: "The Many Ends of Network Fictions: Gamebooks, Hypertexts, Visual Novels, Games and Beyond"

Angus Forbes: "'Till Algebra is Easier —': Elements of Computation in the Poems of Emily Dickinson"

Elizabeth Losh: "Reading, Seeing, and Sensing: The Internet of Things Makes Literature" 

Maria Mencia: "Data Visualisation Poetics"  


Moderators
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Jhave

Glia.ca
David Jhave Johnston: digital poet, uses algorithms as aesthetic tools. His work reconciles computation, emotion, concepts, and the ancient idea of poet-artist as conduit. Current research: poetry generation using machine learning. Assistant Professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. http://glia.ca

Speakers
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Jeremy Douglass

Assistant Professor of English, U. California Santa Barbara
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Angus Forbes

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Angus Forbes is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he directs the Creative Coding Research Group within the Electronic Visualization Laboratory. His research investigates novel techniques for representing and interacting with complex scientific information, and has appeared recently in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, ACM Multimedia, IEEE BigData... Read More →
LL

Liz Losh

Associate Professor, William and Mary
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María Mencía

Senior Lecturer, Kingston University
I am a media artist and scholar and my practice-based research is at the intersection of language, art and digital technology. It includes interactive installations, generative narratives, visualisation poetics, sound-generated poems and performances. It has been exhibited internationally and it is in collections including the 'Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1' and the ‘ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature’. I am a... Read More →


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

09:00

For kids: Troll crafts
ELO kids are invited to a crafts workshop with artist Alison Aune.

Speakers
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Alison Aune

professor, University of Minnesota
I am an artist and art educator with Nordic roots. I have degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (BFA), the University of Minnesota Duluth (MA) and Ohio University (PhD) and I have studied and traveled extensively in Sweden and Norway. My current paintings explore symbolic-decorative patterns found in traditional Nordic textiles and artifacts and these have been exhibited in the USA and Sweden. I regularly present lectures and... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2015 09:00 - 10:31
HF 301 HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7, 5020 Bergen, Norway

10:30

Coffee break
Thursday August 6, 2015 10:30 - 11:00
Sydneshaugen skole

11:00

Collaborative Narrative

Renato Nicassio: "The S.I.C. method and the Great Open Novel: an unconventional method for a conventional end"

Mariusz Pisarski: "From 'The Unknown' to 'Piksel Zdrój'. Collaboration in e-literature: models, newcomers, predictions"

Kate Pullinger: "Letter to an Unknown Soldier: a participatory writing project"

Heiko Zimmermann: "Electronic Literature as a Means to Overcome the Supremacy of the Author Function"


Moderators
avatar for Rob Wittig

Rob Wittig

Netprov Runner, Meanwhile... Netprov Studio
Rob Wittig plays at the crossroads of literature, graphic design and digital culture. A Silicon Valley native, he co-founded the legendary IN.S.OMNIA electronic bulletin board with the Surrealist-style literary and art group Invisible Seattle. From this came a Fulbright grant to study the writing and graphic design of electronic literature with philosopher Jacques Derrida in Paris. Rob's book based on that work, "Invisible Rendezvous," was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Renato Nicassio

Renato Nicassio

Phd Student, Universita degli studi dell Aquila
Born in the south of Italy, far away from the digital revolution. Nowadays I study collective writing and collective autorship from the Romantic age to the Internet screen. In my spare time I am a blogger and a tv series addict. I also like comics but definitely I'm not a nerd: I do a lot of sports.
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Mariusz Pisarski

research associate, University of Warsaw
Mariusz Pisarski, PhD: researcher and digital producer. Chief editor of "Techsty" – Polish journal on e-literature. Has been creative director for e-literature published by Korporacja Ha!art from Cracow. Member of Intermedia and Intersemiotic Lab at Univeristy of Warsaw. Author of 'Xanadu. Hypertextual metamorphosis of prose' (Kraków, 2013), editor of 'Michael Joyce: a Polish writer' (2011, and Literary hypertexts. Literature and the New... Read More →
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Kate Pullinger

Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media, Bath Spa University
I'm interested in all things fiction, creative nonfiction + digital, including emerging forms, literary apps, transmedia and participatory media projects. I have a cohort of 6 Digital Writing PhD students at Bath Spa, plus 3 Low Res students who are based outside the UK, so if you are interested in a creative practice PhD, talk to me.


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

11:00

Generative

Jonathan Baillehache: "Abandoned and Recycled Electronic Literature: Jean-Pierre Balpe’s 'La Disparition du Général Proust'"

Chris Rodley: "Boolean poetics: the search string as post-literary technique"

Mia Zamora: "The Generative Literature Project & 21st century Literacies"


Moderators
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Christine Wilks

PhD Student, Bath Spa University
I'm a digital writer, artist and developer of playable stories for the web and mobile devices. Currently, as part of my practice-based research, I'm creating a character-driven interactive text-based psychological thriller, that adapts to reader choice, founded upon the idea of a character as a black box. | | My previous works have been published in online journals and anthologies, including the 'Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2... Read More →

Speakers
JB

Jonathan Baillehache

Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
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Chris Rodley

PhD candidate, University of Sydney
Big data and literature, BuzzFeed and Buzzademia.
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Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, English, Kean University
Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.


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

11:00

Nordic E-lit

Melissa Lucas: "Bringing Scandinavian E-Lit in from the Edges"

Patricia Tomaszek and Aud Gjersdal: "Archiving Electronic Literature Beyond its End: Archiving Nordic Works at an Academic Library, a Presentation of a Collaboration in Progress within the University of Bergen"


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Aud Gjersdal

Aud Gjersdal

Subject librarian, Bergen University Library
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Melissa Lucas

Danish Instructor, Scandinavian Language Institute
Melissa earned her PhD in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Washington (Seattle) in 2014. Her dissertation "Digital Literary Arts -Scandinavian E-Texts: Criticism, Theory, and Practice" looks specifically at E-Lit from Scandinavian countries. She also holds an M.A. in Linguistics, and an M.S. in Speech Pathology. Her interests include Scandinavian E-lit, Hans Christian Andersen's literature, visual-textual interactions in... Read More →
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Patricia Tomaszek

PhD Candidate, University of Bergen
Recipient of the 2010 University of Bergen PhD-scholarship at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies. She completed her M.A. in Literature, Culture and Media at the University of Siegen in Germany (2008), participated in a study abroad at Brown University supported by the "Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst" ('German Academic Exchange Service') in 2007, and assists the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) in a... Read More →


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

11:00

Translation

Nick Montfort: "Renderings: An E-Lit Translation Project"

Aleksandra Małecka and Piotr Marecki: "Literary experiments with automatic translation. Case study of a creative experiment involving King Ubu and Google Translate"

José Molina: "Translating E-poetry: Still Avant-Garde"


Moderators
avatar for Anna Gibbs

Anna Gibbs

Professor, University of Western Sydney

Speakers
avatar for Piotr Marecki

Piotr Marecki

Assitant Professor, Ha!art
#electronicliterature #poland #translation #renderings #experimentalliterature #demoscene
AM

Aleksandra Małecka

Korporacja Ha!art
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Nick Montfort

MIT & SfPC
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. His poetry books are #! and Riddle & Bind; he co-wrote 2×6 and 2002: A Palindrome Story. His more than fifty digital projects include the collaborations The Deletionist and Sea and Spar Between. The MIT Press has published five of his collaborative and individual books: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10... Read More →


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

11:00

Archiving Roundtable

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".



Speakers
MC

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 →
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Rui Torres

Associate Professor, University Fernando Pessoa


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

12:30

Lunch
A simple lunch of Bergen Fish Soup will be served with coffee and tea, and carrot cake for dessert. Lunch is included in the cost of conference registration.

Thursday August 6, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
UIB Studentsenter Parkveien 1, 5007 Bergen, Norway

13:30

Feminist Readings

Maria Angel and Anna Gibbs: "Digitising Ariadne’s Thread: Feminism, Excryption, and the Unfolding of Memory in Digital spaces"

Maria Goicoechea and Laura Sanchez: "Female voices in Hispanic Digital Literature"


Moderators
LL

Liz Losh

Associate Professor, William and Mary

Speakers
MA

Maria Angel

Senior Lecturer, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS
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Anna Gibbs

Professor, University of Western Sydney
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Maria Goicoechea

Associate Professor, Complutense University of Madrid
María Goicoechea de Jorge studied English Philology at the University Complutense of Madrid. She has studied at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK , and at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), USA , where she obtained a Master's Degree in Intercultural Communication. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled "The Reader in Cyberspace: A Literary Ethnography of Cyberculture" (2004). Her research interests include... Read More →
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Laura Sánchez Gómez

PhD Student, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Member of LEETHI (European and Spanish Literatures from Texts to Hypermedia), an interdisciplinary Re- search Group located in UCM. Co-founder of CIBERIA PROJECT, a place and a point of reference and a meeting place concerning the digital changes in spanish literatures and arts. Her research interest concerns mainly the relation between digital literature and digital arts.


Thursday August 6, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium Q Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

13:30

Research and Practice in Electronic Poetry in Ireland
Anne Karhio: "The end of landscape: Graham Allen’s Holes"

Jeneen Naji: "Multicultural Translations in the Digital Space"

Michael J. Maguire: "Digitalvitalism.com and John Pat McNamara"

James O’Sullivan: "Electronic Literature: A Publisher’s Perspective"

This panel focuses on the production and criticism of electronic poetry in the Irish context. The participants in this panel represent both practitioners and scholars of electronic poetry and poetics in, and from, Ireland. While critics have frequently commented on the relatively conservative poetic culture in Ireland, the various contexts of the production, reception and criticism of poetry disseminated via new media technologies in Ireland remain patchily explored. The emergence of a body of poetry disseminated in electronic formats also raises questions that go beyond questions of “Irishness” and relate to the wider topic of electronic poetry as a form of cultural production. What is the role of national culture in the emergence of electronic/digital literature, and how does this relate to its irreverence of geographical and cultural boundaries? What constitutes poetry, and what is read as poetry, in the multimodal contexts enabled by the emergence of new media? What is the role of the publishing industry and literary scholarship in the emergence, reception and evaluation of electronic poetry? How does poetry that makes use of new media relate to the existing poetic tradition, on and off the page? And finally, is the end (or purpose) of electronic or digital poetry to seek ends of other kinds, as it challenges the existing institutions and canons of (Irish) poetic culture?

Speakers
avatar for Anne Karhio

Anne Karhio

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Bergen
Anne Karhio is a postdoctoral researcher and the holder of the ELEVATE Irish Research Council International Career Development Fellowship, co-funded by Marie Cure Actions. She is a part of the Electronic Poetry research group. The current research project "Virtual Landscapes? New Media Technologies and the Poetics of Place" is carried out at the University of Bergen and the Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The... Read More →
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Michael J. Maguire

Creative Director, DIME
Professional Writer, Game Dev, Researcher, Creative Director. Lecturer / Speaker / Consultant. MA (DMU UK) PhD (UCD IRL). Founder of the Irish Electronic Literature Community. Experimental Web Presence since 1996.
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Jeneen Naji

Digital Media Faculty, Maynooth University
Dr. Jeneen Naji is Digital Media Faculty in the Department of Media Studies in Maynooth University, Ireland where she lectures on the B.A. Digital Media and the B.Sc. Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development run by the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Naji
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James O'Sullivan

Digital Humanities Research Designer, Penn State University
All the biographical stuff is over at http://josullivan.org


Thursday August 6, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium B Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

13:30

Temporalities
Raine Koskimaa: "Running Out of Time: The Strategies of Ending in Digital Fictions"

Álvaro Seiça: "The Digital Diasthima: Time-Lapse Reading as Critical and Creative Performance"

Marika Wato, Andrzej Głowacki and Grażyna Pietruszewska-Kobiela: "The Archetypture of Time - The Time of Interaction"

Moderators
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Xiana Sotelo Garcia

professor in the Language Department, Francisco de Vitoria University of Madrid

Speakers
RK

Raine Koskimaa

Professor, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Álvaro Seica

PhD Fellow, University of Bergen
Álvaro Seiça is a writer, editor and researcher. He published four poetry books, the most recent being Ö (2014) and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis 'Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art' (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013. Seiça has published several poems and essays in different journals... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium A Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

13:30

Transmedial Edges

Natalia Fedorova: "Digital Letterisms"

Sandra Guerreiro Dias and Bruno Ministro: "Performance art, experimental poetry and electronic literature in Portugal: an intermedial archive to an intermedial practice of language"

Flourish Klink: "Fandom Vs. E-Lit: How Communities Organize"

Piotr Marecki: "'The Road to Assland': The Demoscene and Electronic Literature"


Moderators
avatar for Jeneen Naji

Jeneen Naji

Digital Media Faculty, Maynooth University
Dr. Jeneen Naji is Digital Media Faculty in the Department of Media Studies in Maynooth University, Ireland where she lectures on the B.A. Digital Media and the B.Sc. Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development run by the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Naji

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Guerreiro Dias

Sandra Guerreiro Dias

Graduated student, Center for Social Studies - Associate Laboratory University of Coimbra
Sandra Guerreiro Dias is PhD Student at the Centre for Social Studies, Coimbra University, Portugal. She holds an MA (Cultural History), a BA (Literary Studies). She is specialist on portuguese literature and portuguese cultural history (post-1974). She has been granted a research scholarship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science (2010). Her current research areas are performance art, intermedial poetry and the portuguese eighties. She is also... Read More →
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Natalia Fedorova

Assistant Professor, St Petersburg State University
Natalia Fedorova is a new media poet, a digital literature scholar and a mediapoetry lab curator. In collaboration with a sonic artist Taras Mashtalir she founded a media poetry project Machine Libertine. Her audio and video poems appeared in TextSound, Rattapallax, LIT magazine, and Ill-Tempered Rubyist, räume für notizen | rooms for notes as well as number of international festivals (Moscow Book Festival, E-Poetry, LUMEN EX, Interrupt... Read More →
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Flourish Klink

Partner & Chief Research Officer, Chaotic Good Studios
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Piotr Marecki

Assitant Professor, Ha!art
#electronicliterature #poland #translation #renderings #experimentalliterature #demoscene
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Bruno Ministro

Ph.D Student, University of Coimbra
PhD fellow in the Doctoral Program Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature at Centre for Portuguese Literature and School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Coimbra. Collaborator of the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature and Consortium on Electronic Literature.


Thursday August 6, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium R Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

13:30

Curating and Creating Electronic Works in Arts Contexts
This is an open session designed to build understanding of evolving contexts and conditions for making and presenting creative works by drawing upon the experiences of those involved both with making works for arts contexts and with curating exhibitions and other arts-venue contexts. The session will invite current and past ELO arts committee leaders, including ELO members involved in the ELO new Media Arts Committee, and gallery curators to help lead the open conversation.   The open forum will share knowledge and develop new ideas about making and staging works for the public sphere. The open session may confront practical, theoretical, and perhaps even ideological and political issues, conditions and their cultural paradigms.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Baldwin

Sandy Baldwin

Associate Professor, WVU-->RIT
avatar for Helen J Burgess

Helen J Burgess

Associate Professor, NC State University / Hyperrhiz
avatar for Roderick Coover

Roderick Coover

Director, ELO Transmedia Literary Arts Fest
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Angus Forbes

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Angus Forbes is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he directs the Creative Coding Research Group within the Electronic Visualization Laboratory. His research investigates novel techniques for representing and interacting with complex scientific information, and has appeared recently in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, ACM Multimedia, IEEE BigData... Read More →
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Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →
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Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, English, Kean University
Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.


Thursday August 6, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium D Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

15:00

Coffee break
Thursday August 6, 2015 15:00 - 15:30
Sydneshaugen skole

15:30

Artists' talks: Decentering
A session of short artist's talks by artists presenting work in the Decentering show at Gallery 3, 14 Note: Group will travel from Gallery 3, 14 to Lydgalleriet.

Moderators
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Nick Montfort

MIT & SfPC
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. His poetry books are #! and Riddle & Bind; he co-wrote 2×6 and 2002: A Palindrome Story. His more than fifty digital projects include the collaborations The Deletionist and Sea and Spar Between. The MIT Press has published five of his collaborative and individual books: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Fedorova

Natalia Fedorova

Assistant Professor, St Petersburg State University
Natalia Fedorova is a new media poet, a digital literature scholar and a mediapoetry lab curator. In collaboration with a sonic artist Taras Mashtalir she founded a media poetry project Machine Libertine. Her audio and video poems appeared in TextSound, Rattapallax, LIT magazine, and Ill-Tempered Rubyist, räume für notizen | rooms for notes as well as number of international festivals (Moscow Book Festival, E-Poetry, LUMEN EX, Interrupt... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Harwood

Nicola Harwood

Curator / Artist, High Muck a Muck Collective
I am in interdisciplinary artist and writer with a background in theatre and community-engaged practice. I currently teach Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University near Vancouver, BC. Canada
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Piotr Marecki

Assitant Professor, Ha!art
#electronicliterature #poland #translation #renderings #experimentalliterature #demoscene
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Álvaro Seica

PhD Fellow, University of Bergen
Álvaro Seiça is a writer, editor and researcher. He published four poetry books, the most recent being Ö (2014) and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis 'Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art' (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013. Seiça has published several poems and essays in different journals... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2015 15:30 - 16:15
Gallery 3,14 Vågsallmenningen 12, 5014 Bergen, Norway

15:30

Kjell Theory--Excursion
Speakers

Thursday August 6, 2015 15:30 - 17:00
University of Bergen Arts Library Haakon Sheteligs plass 7, 5007 Bergen, Norway

15:30

Readings and Screenings

Zenon Fajfer and Katarzyna Bazarnik: "Zenon Fajfer's EYELIDS_Book of Emanations"

John Cayley: "Monoclonal Microphone: The Movie"

Dene Grigar and Greg Philbrook: "Curlew"

Judy Malloy: "The Not Yet Named Jig"


 


Moderators
avatar for Megan Heyward

Megan Heyward

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney
I'm a digital media artist and academic who creates interactive narrative and locative work across desktop, mobile and tablets. Interested in locative narrative, electronic literature for tablets, future of elit... Giving a paper on my locative narrative Notes for Walking; and exhibiting an elit work for iPad's; The Secret Language of Desire.

Speakers
avatar for Katarzyna Bazarnik

Katarzyna Bazarnik

editor-in-chief of Liberatura series, Ha!art Foundation
Katarzyna Bazarnik is an editor, translator and co-author of liberatic books: a triple-volume "Oka-leczenie" (Mute-I-Late) and "(O)patrzenie" (Ga(u)ze, 2003) written jointly with Zenon Fajfer. Together they run “Liberature”, an imprint of Ha!art Publishing House, in which they publish books that integrate text with the material form of the book. She is also assistant professor at the Institute of English Studies of the Jagiellonian University... 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.
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Zenon Fajfer

poet, Ha!art Foundation
Zenon Fajfer, | a Polish poet, playwright, creator and theoretician of liberature, a new literary genre which embraces works that integrate the word with unconventional shapes of the book. He introduced into poetry an original, interactive form called "the emanational poem," in which he simultaneously creates invisible, dimensions of text. He also uses the new media, creating his own version of kinetic poems and hypertextual poetry. See his... Read More →
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Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →
avatar for Judy Malloy

Judy Malloy

Digital Studies Fellow, Rutgers Camden University DSC
Electronic Literature Pioneer: hyperfiction, generative hyperfiction, polyphonic electronic literature, social media narrative. | Digital Studies Fellow in Contemporary Social Media Narrative, Rutgers Camden University Digital Studies Center, Fall 2016 | Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University: Electronic Literature, 2014 and Social Media Poetics, 2013 | Editor, Social Media Archeology and Poetics, MIT Press, 2016 | Founding... Read More →
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Greg Philbrook

Technical and Instructional Support, Washington State University


Thursday August 6, 2015 15:30 - 17:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium A Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

16:15

Artists' talks: Hybridity
A session of short artist's talks by artists participating in the Hybridity exhibition.

Moderators
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Kathi Inman Berens

Asst. Prof., Portland State University
Kathi Inman Berens, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Publishing at Portland State University's department of English, works on interfaces and performance in electronic literature. A curator, Kathi has installed literary exhibits and live performances at the Library of Congress, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and two conventions at the Modern Language Association. Her shows have been reviewed in academic journals and _The... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alison Aune

Alison Aune

professor, University of Minnesota
I am an artist and art educator with Nordic roots. I have degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (BFA), the University of Minnesota Duluth (MA) and Ohio University (PhD) and I have studied and traveled extensively in Sweden and Norway. My current paintings explore symbolic-decorative patterns found in traditional Nordic textiles and artifacts and these have been exhibited in the USA and Sweden. I regularly present lectures and... Read More →
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Caitlin Fisher

Director, Augmented Reality Lab, York University
Caitlin directs the Augmented Reality Lab at York University where she held the Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture for the past decade. A 2013 Fulbright Chair, she is the recipient of many international awards for digital storytelling including the Electronic Literature Award for Fiction and the Vinaròs Prize for her AR poetry. Caitlin serves on the international Board of Directors for both the Electronic Literature Organization and... Read More →
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Angus Forbes

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Angus Forbes is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he directs the Creative Coding Research Group within the Electronic Visualization Laboratory. His research investigates novel techniques for representing and interacting with complex scientific information, and has appeared recently in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, ACM Multimedia, IEEE BigData... Read More →
JM

John Murray

Founder and CTO, Seebright, Inc
I'm a founder of an Augmented Reality company called Seebright. My academic research investigates the boundaries between human-computer interfaces and artificial intelligence used in story systems. I'm mostly interested in multiple participants interacting both through and around computing systems, as well as how representations change as they are processed and interpreted by human and computer partners. I am co-author of Flash, Building the... Read More →
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Joellyn Rock

Assistant Professor of Art & Design, University of Minnesota Duluth
Assistant Professor of Art & Design, Joellyn Rock teaches a mix of digital art and video courses at University of Minnesota Duluth. She is particularly interested in how emerging media is changing the ways that stories can be told. Rock helped to establish the new Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab (MMADlab) with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues. Her creative work includes digital print, interactive narrative, and multimedia... Read More →
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Anastasia Salter

Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor in digital media and texts & technology at the University of Central Florida. She is the author of What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books (University of Iowa Press, 2014) and co-author of Flash: Building the Interactive Web (MIT Press, 2014). She writes for ProfHacker, a blog on technology and pedagogy hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
avatar for Álvaro Seica

Álvaro Seica

PhD Fellow, University of Bergen
Álvaro Seiça is a writer, editor and researcher. He published four poetry books, the most recent being Ö (2014) and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis 'Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art' (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013. Seiça has published several poems and essays in different journals... Read More →
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Tony Vieira

Senior researcher, Augmented Reality Lab, York University
Tony Vieira is a musician, composer and media artist who creates immersive visual and sonic landscapes for mobile and locative media. He has composed original music scores for television, indie film, and interactive media, created augmented reality and alternate reality projects for World Pride 2015 Toronto, Art Crawl Hamilton, and is currently developing a locative Pop Story series. Tony holds an MA in Music Composition from York University... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2015 16:15 - 17:00
Lydgalleriet Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen, Norway

17:30

Decentering: Exhibition Opening
While there are strong centers of activity in electronic literature in North America and Western Europe, innovations in digital textuality are also taking place in Eastern Europe and in the Southern hemisphere. This exhibition will focus on these lesser-known phenomena.

  • Nicola Harwood, Fred Wah, Jin Zhang, Bessie Wapp, Simon Lysander Overstall, Tomoyo Ihaya, Phillip Djwa, Thomas Loh, Hiromoto Ida and Patrice Leung. High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese.

  • Jose Aburto. Small poetic interfaces – the end of click.

  • Francisco Marinho and Alckmar Santos. Palavrador.

  • Jakub Jagiełło and Laura Lech. Labyrinth

  • Natalia Fedorova. Russian Electronic Literature.
  • Álvaro Seiça and Piotr Marecki: P2P: Polish-Portuguese E-Lit

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Fedorova

Natalia Fedorova

Assistant Professor, St Petersburg State University
Natalia Fedorova is a new media poet, a digital literature scholar and a mediapoetry lab curator. In collaboration with a sonic artist Taras Mashtalir she founded a media poetry project Machine Libertine. Her audio and video poems appeared in TextSound, Rattapallax, LIT magazine, and Ill-Tempered Rubyist, räume für notizen | rooms for notes as well as number of international festivals (Moscow Book Festival, E-Poetry, LUMEN EX, Interrupt... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Harwood

Nicola Harwood

Curator / Artist, High Muck a Muck Collective
I am in interdisciplinary artist and writer with a background in theatre and community-engaged practice. I currently teach Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University near Vancouver, BC. Canada
avatar for Piotr Marecki

Piotr Marecki

Assitant Professor, Ha!art
#electronicliterature #poland #translation #renderings #experimentalliterature #demoscene
avatar for Álvaro Seica

Álvaro Seica

PhD Fellow, University of Bergen
Álvaro Seiça is a writer, editor and researcher. He published four poetry books, the most recent being Ö (2014) and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis 'Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art' (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013. Seiça has published several poems and essays in different journals... Read More →
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Jose Aburto Zolezzi

Poet, independant
Poet who is defined by his continuous experimentation of different formats, supports and writing methods which reinterpret the poetic work from his own perspective: interactive, technological, and personal. Whether as a professor, cultural promoter or a communications professional, his works have dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the digital realm and their impact on different forms of expression.

Sponsors
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Stiftelsen 3,14

A leading international arts gallery in Bergen, 3,14 is hosting the Decentering exhibition.


Thursday August 6, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Gallery 3,14 Vågsallmenningen 12, 5014 Bergen, Norway

17:30

Hybridity Exhibition Opening
This exhibition emphasizes works, particularly installations, that push at the edges of literature and other forms, and that appeal to other aspects of the sensorium than those we typically associate with reading. Works for example that involve haptic sensation, touch-based interactivity, innovative audio elements, interactive images, or locative technologies.
  • Philippe Bootz and Nicolas Bauffe. Play Music for My Poem.
  • John Murray and Anastasia Salter. From Beyond Hybridity - Ouija Board Project
  • Mez Breeze and Andy Campbell. #Carnivast.
  • Angus Forbes. Poetry Chains and Collocations.
  • Joellyn Rock and Alison Aune. Fish Net Stockings . 
  • Caitlin Fisher and Tony Vieira Mother/Home/heaven.
  • Julie Vulcan and Ashley Scott. RIMA.
  • Claire Donato, Álvaro Seiça and Luc Dall'Armellina. Langlibabex.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Aune

Alison Aune

professor, University of Minnesota
I am an artist and art educator with Nordic roots. I have degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (BFA), the University of Minnesota Duluth (MA) and Ohio University (PhD) and I have studied and traveled extensively in Sweden and Norway. My current paintings explore symbolic-decorative patterns found in traditional Nordic textiles and artifacts and these have been exhibited in the USA and Sweden. I regularly present lectures and... Read More →
avatar for Mez Breeze

Mez Breeze

Creative Director, Mez Breeze Design
Since 1995, Mez's award-winning digital writing and games have been influential in shaping interactive genres. In 2015, Mez has been shortlisted for both the Thiel Grant Award for Online Writing and in the "Games Development" Category of the 2015 MCV Pacific Women In Games List which profiles the: "...most influential women [in] the Australian and New Zealand Games Industries." Her works reside in Collections such as The World Bank, the... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin Fisher

Caitlin Fisher

Director, Augmented Reality Lab, York University
Caitlin directs the Augmented Reality Lab at York University where she held the Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture for the past decade. A 2013 Fulbright Chair, she is the recipient of many international awards for digital storytelling including the Electronic Literature Award for Fiction and the Vinaròs Prize for her AR poetry. Caitlin serves on the international Board of Directors for both the Electronic Literature Organization and... Read More →
avatar for Angus Forbes

Angus Forbes

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Angus Forbes is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he directs the Creative Coding Research Group within the Electronic Visualization Laboratory. His research investigates novel techniques for representing and interacting with complex scientific information, and has appeared recently in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, ACM Multimedia, IEEE BigData... Read More →
JM

John Murray

Founder and CTO, Seebright, Inc
I'm a founder of an Augmented Reality company called Seebright. My academic research investigates the boundaries between human-computer interfaces and artificial intelligence used in story systems. I'm mostly interested in multiple participants interacting both through and around computing systems, as well as how representations change as they are processed and interpreted by human and computer partners. I am co-author of Flash, Building the... Read More →
avatar for Joellyn Rock

Joellyn Rock

Assistant Professor of Art & Design, University of Minnesota Duluth
Assistant Professor of Art & Design, Joellyn Rock teaches a mix of digital art and video courses at University of Minnesota Duluth. She is particularly interested in how emerging media is changing the ways that stories can be told. Rock helped to establish the new Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab (MMADlab) with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues. Her creative work includes digital print, interactive narrative, and multimedia... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Salter

Anastasia Salter

Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor in digital media and texts & technology at the University of Central Florida. She is the author of What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books (University of Iowa Press, 2014) and co-author of Flash: Building the Interactive Web (MIT Press, 2014). She writes for ProfHacker, a blog on technology and pedagogy hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
avatar for Ashley Scott

Ashley Scott

Artist, SQUIDSILO
Ashley is a musician and media artist whose extensive experience in computing informs his practice. Ashley’s work incorporates mixed audio/visual arts practice involving live music, commissions, gallery works and installation. Recent works include the sound score for Deborah Pollard’s Yowza Yowza Yowza, UOW 2014; Carnival of Animal, Articulate Gallery Sydney, 2013 and music performances Dunedin NZ 2014 & 2011, Formatfest Adelaide and Phnom... Read More →
avatar for Álvaro Seica

Álvaro Seica

PhD Fellow, University of Bergen
Álvaro Seiça is a writer, editor and researcher. He published four poetry books, the most recent being Ö (2014) and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis 'Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art' (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013. Seiça has published several poems and essays in different journals... Read More →
avatar for Tony Vieira

Tony Vieira

Senior researcher, Augmented Reality Lab, York University
Tony Vieira is a musician, composer and media artist who creates immersive visual and sonic landscapes for mobile and locative media. He has composed original music scores for television, indie film, and interactive media, created augmented reality and alternate reality projects for World Pride 2015 Toronto, Art Crawl Hamilton, and is currently developing a locative Pop Story series. Tony holds an MA in Music Composition from York University... Read More →
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Julie Vulcan

Artist, SQUIDSILO
Julie is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans performance, installation, durational and site-specific work. Transience and transcendence inform an interest in archived remains and constructed histories. The veracity of mediated memory prompt questions around the motivations behind how we remember, record and rewrite our actions, bodies and traces - past, present and future. Julie has created solo and collaborative works and toured... Read More →

Sponsors
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Lydgalleriet

Lydgalleriet is an experimental gallery for sound based art practices. They are partnering with ELO 2015 by providing space and support for the Hybridity exhibition.



Thursday August 6, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Lydgalleriet Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen, Norway

18:30

Dinner break (on your own)
Thursday August 6, 2015 18:30 - 20:00

20:00

Hybridity Performances and Screenings

Donna Leishman and Steve Gibson: "Borderline"

Kristian Pedersen and Audun Lindholm: "Waves"

Zuzana Husarova: "Any Vision"

Simon Biggs "Crosstalk"

John Cayley: "To Be with You"

Hazel Smith and Roger Dean: "text, sound, electronics, live coding"

Ottar Ormstad, Taras Mashtalir and Alexander Vojjov: "3 CONCRETE: LONG RONG SONG, NAVN NOME NAME, kakaoase"

Taras Mashtalir and Natalia Fedorova: "Machine Libertine"




Speakers
avatar for Simon Biggs

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 →
avatar for John Cayley

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.
RD

Roger Dean

Professor, MARCS institute and austraLYSIS
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Natalia Fedorova

Assistant Professor, St Petersburg State University
Natalia Fedorova is a new media poet, a digital literature scholar and a mediapoetry lab curator. In collaboration with a sonic artist Taras Mashtalir she founded a media poetry project Machine Libertine. Her audio and video poems appeared in TextSound, Rattapallax, LIT magazine, and Ill-Tempered Rubyist, räume für notizen | rooms for notes as well as number of international festivals (Moscow Book Festival, E-Poetry, LUMEN EX, Interrupt... Read More →
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Steve Gibson

Reader in Innovative Digital Media, Northumbria University
Steve Gibson is an interactive media artist, interface designer, electronic musician and media curator. He currently serves as Reader in Innovative Digital Media at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. Simultaneously deeply involved with technology and deeply suspicious of its effects, Gibson’s work celebrates both the liberation and paranoia of techno-fetishism. Influenced by a diverse body of art and popular movements his practice-based... Read More →
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Donna Leishman

Programme Director Communication Design, University of Dundee
My work is a combination of critical writing and practice-based research in digital art and has crossed disciplines such as electronic literature, ludology (the study of games) and more recently human computer interaction, sociology and psychology. Research themes include human activity within digital media: exploring how digitally mediated narratives extend authorship and reception, what role media technologies have in forming or disturbing... Read More →
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Taras Mashtalir

Sonic Artist, Au Courant Muisc, BMI
Raising an awareness of sound ecology in urban environments, development and implementation site-specific sonic ecology system will be a consistent practice of my research. | I am bringing together insights and data from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, literature, visual art, dance, music performance studies, sculpture, motion capture, data mapping, sensors and software programming.
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Ottar Ormstad

Artist
Ottar Ormstad was born and is based as an independent artist in Oslo, Norway. As a concrete poet, Ormstad creates verbivocovisual poetry since the 1960s and is author of Electronic Literature since 2006. In his works, Ormstad extends his originally print-based practice by moving to the realm of the networked programmable space. His works usually include modern electronic music, visual backgrounds such as self-produced b/w (darkroom-) photography... Read More →
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Kristian Pedersen

Animator / director, Gasspedal / freelance
Kristian Pedersen (b.1980) graduated with an MA in Visual Communication from Bergen Academy of Art and Design. He works as a freelance animator and designer in Oslo, and produces animated poetry films in collaboration with the small press Gasspedal and publishing house Gyldendal. Kristian is currently developing a short film project with the Norwegian animation studio Mikrofilm.
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Hazel Smith

Professor, University of Western Sydney

Artists

Thursday August 6, 2015 20:00 - 23:00
Østre Second Floor, Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen
 
Friday, August 7
 

09:00

Games

Veli-Matti Karhulahti: "Rhematics and the Literariness of Electronic Literature"

Anastasia Salter: "Ephemeral Words, Ephemeral People: Suicide and Choice in Twine Games"

Fox Harrell, Dominic Kao and Chong-U Lim: "Toward Understanding Real-World Social Impacts of Avatars"

Clara Fernandez-Vara "Digital Games: the New Frontier of Postmodern Detective Fiction" 


Moderators
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Jeremy Douglass

Assistant Professor of English, U. California Santa Barbara

Speakers
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Clara Fernandez-Vara

Associate Arts Professor, NYU
Clara Fernández-Vara is Associate Arts Professor at the NYU Game Center and co-founder of Fiction Control, a narrative design company. She's a game designer and writer as well as an academic, so her work for the last 10 years combines scholarship with the creation of narrative games both  for research and in the commercial sphere. Her first book, Introduction to Game Analysis, has been published by Routledge. |
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Fox Harrell

Cambridge, MA, United States, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Comparative Media Studies Program and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. He founded and directs the MIT Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory (ICE Lab). Harrell holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. In 2010, he received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER... Read More →
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Veli-Matti Karhulahti

University of Turku
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Anastasia Salter

Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor in digital media and texts & technology at the University of Central Florida. She is the author of What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books (University of Iowa Press, 2014) and co-author of Flash: Building the Interactive Web (MIT Press, 2014). She writes for ProfHacker, a blog on technology and pedagogy hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education.


Friday August 7, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium A Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

09:00

Live Performance, Voicescapes, and Remixing the Under Language: Sounds and Voices at the End(s) of Electronic Literature

John Barber: "Remixing the under language"

Hazel Smith: "Digital manipulation of the voice in new media writing"

Roger Dean: "Sound Composition for Intermedia"

This panel responds to the conference theme: "The end(s) of electronic literature" with three approaches, in theory and practice, for the use of sound as the basis for new forms of electronic literature.

These approaches are sound composition for intermedia, digital manipulation of the voice in new media writing, and remixing the under language of pioneering works of electronic literature. Each panel participant will present and discuss one of these different approaches.

Historically, sound has been overlooked, or worse, ignored, as a component of electronic literature. The "end(s)" of eLit explored in this panel may provide new and interesting opportunities, however, to investigate and ameliorate this oversight.

In brief, this panel argues that live coding and live algorithms for generative text and sound, along with digital manipulation of voice, offer new approaches to new media writing. These can also be mixed or remixed with previous content and/or techniques to provide new forms of eLiterature.
 

Speakers
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John Barber

Faculty, CMDC | Washington State University Vancouver
Sound, web-based radio, archiving, curating, sound as electronic literature, Richard Brautigan
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Roger Dean

Professor, MARCS institute and austraLYSIS
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Hazel Smith

Professor, University of Western Sydney


Friday August 7, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium Q Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

09:00

Mobile, Locative, Augmented
Megan Heyward: "On landscape as an interface: textuality, walking practices and augmented location in Notes for Walking"

Jon Hoem: "Locative Audio Play"

Anna Nacher: "Borderline of textuality, materiality of networks: from land art geographical poetry to locative literature"

Kaja Puto and Martyna Nowicka: "'Keleti blokk bloki' facebook game as an example of non-fiction literary flash"

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Megan Heyward

Senior Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney
I'm a digital media artist and academic who creates interactive narrative and locative work across desktop, mobile and tablets. Interested in locative narrative, electronic literature for tablets, future of elit... Giving a paper on my locative narrative Notes for Walking; and exhibiting an elit work for iPad's; The Secret Language of Desire.
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Jon Hoem

Associate professor, Bergen University College
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Anna Nacher

assistant professor, Jagiellonian University
I like machines and orchids.


Friday August 7, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium E Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

09:00

The Ends of Publishing

Todd Taylor: "The Publishing Platform is the Message"

Andrew Morrison: "Melting Reality at the Ends of the Earth: Co-fictioning Arctic Futures"

Cheryl Ball & Andrew Morrison: "Cairn: An Academic Publishing Platform for Scholarly and Creative Multimedia"



As electronic literature resides at the boundaries of the literary, creative, critical, and computational, and blurs into fields such as cinema and media studies, critical theory, art, computer science, rhetoric, and design, the speakers in this session wish to bring these boundaries into conversation and speak to ELO’s call to question the ends of electronic literature. The speakers will focus on digital media production and publication in documentary, narrative, and scholarly multimedia genres, attending to the ways these genres intersect with histories and futures of electronic literature. They will discuss the pedagogical, speculative, and scholarly aims of these creative screen-based texts to push on the ends of non-transdisciplinarity and to engage with boundary crossings between ELO into the speakers’ respective fields of rhetoric and composition studies, interaction design, and publishing studies. Our aim will be to showcase how specific screen-based genres within these disciplines are published in traditional and nontraditional outlets. This collection of talks will provoke the question of what counts as publishing beyond the ends of electronic literature and related media-filled and screen-based texts.


Moderators
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Helen J Burgess

Associate Professor, NC State University / Hyperrhiz

Speakers
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Cheryl Ball

Associate Professor, West Virginia University
West Virginia University
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Andrew Morrison

Professor, Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
Narrative has always fascinated me and in my current work leading a design research centre I'm fortunate enough to work on a wide range of projects that include what we term discursive design. This extends from a projects on cultural landscape of the future arctic and climate change and sustainable design based in Cape Town. Working in multimodal composition, from writing studies to design fiction, I look into the tangles of theory and... Read More →
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Todd Taylor

Professor of English, UNC Chapel Hill
My research and teaching explores how literacy continues to evolve in response to emerging digital technologies. More specifically, I am interested in mainstream access to multimedia authoring tools, particularly personal filmmaking and broadcasting technologies.


Friday August 7, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium D Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

09:00

CELL Roundtable: The Consortium for Electronic Literature
For the ELO 2015 conference, we propose a roundtable discussion about the CELL Project. The Consortium for Electronic Literature (CELL) is a partnership founded by the Electronic Literature Organization that joins together nine research centers worldwide, all developing online database projects devoted to research in electronic literature (e-lit). The project is currently funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, enabling development of an online index, search engine, and other tools for researching bibliographical and critical material on e-lit.

Speakers
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Maria Angel

Senior Lecturer, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION ARTS
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Sandy Baldwin

Associate Professor, WVU-->RIT
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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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Anna Gibbs

Professor, University of Western Sydney
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Maria Goicoechea

Associate Professor, Complutense University of Madrid
María Goicoechea de Jorge studied English Philology at the University Complutense of Madrid. She has studied at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK , and at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), USA , where she obtained a Master's Degree in Intercultural Communication. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled "The Reader in Cyberspace: A Literary Ethnography of Cyberculture" (2004). Her research interests include... Read More →
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Robert Kalman

Research Assitant / PhD Student, University of Siegen
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Johannah Rodgers

Associate Professor, The City University of New York
Johannah Rodgers is a writer, artist, and educator whose work explores issues related to representation and communication practices across media. She is the author of Technology: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press, 2014), the digital fiction project DNA (mimeograph/The Brooklyn Rail, 2014), and the book sentences (Red Dust, 2007). Her short stories, essays, and book reviews have been published in Fence, Bookforum, and The Brooklyn... Read More →
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Patricia Tomaszek

PhD Candidate, University of Bergen
Recipient of the 2010 University of Bergen PhD-scholarship at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies. She completed her M.A. in Literature, Culture and Media at the University of Siegen in Germany (2008), participated in a study abroad at Brown University supported by the "Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst" ('German Academic Exchange Service') in 2007, and assists the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) in a... Read More →
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Rui Torres

Associate Professor, University Fernando Pessoa


Friday August 7, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium R Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

09:00

For kids: Bergen painting
ELO kids are invited to a crafts workshop with artist Alison Aune.

Friday August 7, 2015 09:00 - 10:31
HF 301 HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7, 5020 Bergen, Norway

10:30

Coffee break
Friday August 7, 2015 10:30 - 11:00
Sydneshaugen skole

11:00

Cinema and Database Edges

Steven Wingate: "Watching Textual Screens Then and Now: A Cinema/E-Lit Conversation"

Ariane Savoie: "Fill in the Blanks: Narrative, Digital Work and Intermediality"

Rachael Katz "The Poets' Dream Database"

Jose Aburto: "Murmurs, open corpus of online written poetry – the end of isolated poems"


Moderators
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María Mencía

Senior Lecturer, Kingston University
I am a media artist and scholar and my practice-based research is at the intersection of language, art and digital technology. It includes interactive installations, generative narratives, visualisation poetics, sound-generated poems and performances. It has been exhibited internationally and it is in collections including the 'Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1' and the ‘ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature’. I am a... Read More →

Speakers
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Rachael Katz

Artist in residence, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
Rachael Katz works as an artist in residence at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and as a teaching artist for the Just Buffalo Literary Center. She has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In the past year, she has worked with speech pathologists to develop language-based creative arts groups at the University at Buffalo Speech and Hearing Clinic. Her one-act play, Undark, debuted at Sugar City in Buffalo in... Read More →
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Ariane Savoie

PhD Student, UQAM & UCL
Ariane Savoie studied literature, screenwriting and film at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Montréal and at the Université Catholique de Louvain. She is currently a doctoral candidate and is writing her dissertation under the joint supervision of Bertand Gervais at UQAM in the department of Semiotics, and Michel Lisse at the UCL in the department of Langues et Lettres. She... Read More →
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Steven Wingate

Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University
Genre nomadism. Transition from print to electronic literature. Scalar. Korsakow. Always in search of new authoring tools.
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Jose Aburto Zolezzi

Poet, independant
Poet who is defined by his continuous experimentation of different formats, supports and writing methods which reinterpret the poetic work from his own perspective: interactive, technological, and personal. Whether as a professor, cultural promoter or a communications professional, his works have dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the digital realm and their impact on different forms of expression.


Friday August 7, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium E Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

11:00

Institutions and Infrastructure

David Devanny: "Guardians of the Gutenberg Galaxy: a Cultural Analysis of Resistances to Digital Poetries"

Simone Murray: "The Public Life of Electronic Literature: Writers’ Festivals Online" (Full paper, docx format)

Lyle Skains: "The Practice of Research: A Methodology for Practice-Based Exploration of Digital Writing"


Moderators
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Cheryl Ball

Associate Professor, West Virginia University
West Virginia University

Speakers
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David Devanny

PhD Student, Falmouth University
David Devanny is an award winning poet, multimedia artist and PhD candidate at Falmouth University. His research uses both quantitative and qualitative data to perform a cultural analysis of poetry publication, specifically with regards to digitisation. David’s creative work has been published widely in magazines and anthologies, and in the Ictus Award pamphlet Wasps on the Way (Mews Press, 2012). His digital poetry has been published in... Read More →
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Simone Murray

Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies, Monash University
Dr Simone Murray is Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies at Monash University where her research centres upon sociologies of literature. Her book 'Mixed Media: Feminist Presses and Publishing Politics' (Pluto Press UK) was awarded the 2005 Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing DeLong Book Prize for the best book on print culture published during 2004. Her second monograph, 'The Adaptation Industry: The Cultural Economy of... Read More →
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Lyle Skains

Lecturer in Writing, School of Creative Studies & Media, Bangor University
I'm a practice-based researcher in digital writing, creating digital fiction in order to explore questions about how we write, why we write, and how new technologies affect narrative. My first work, Færwhile, is available on my website, and I'm currently working on a hypertext novel expressly for e-Readers, as well as projects based on Alice in Wonderland, modern publishing, and digital fiction as body image therapy, respectively. Also, I like... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium Q Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

11:00

The Medium

Donna Leishman: "The Challenge of Visuality for Electronic Literature"

Johannah Rodgers: "The Message is the Medium: Understanding and Defining Materiality in Representational and Communicative Practices Across Media"

Markku Eskelinen: "It Is the End of the World as We Know it and I Feel Fine" 



Moderators
avatar for Sandy Baldwin

Sandy Baldwin

Associate Professor, WVU-->RIT

Speakers
avatar for Donna  Leishman

Donna Leishman

Programme Director Communication Design, University of Dundee
My work is a combination of critical writing and practice-based research in digital art and has crossed disciplines such as electronic literature, ludology (the study of games) and more recently human computer interaction, sociology and psychology. Research themes include human activity within digital media: exploring how digitally mediated narratives extend authorship and reception, what role media technologies have in forming or disturbing... Read More →
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Johannah Rodgers

Associate Professor, The City University of New York
Johannah Rodgers is a writer, artist, and educator whose work explores issues related to representation and communication practices across media. She is the author of Technology: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press, 2014), the digital fiction project DNA (mimeograph/The Brooklyn Rail, 2014), and the book sentences (Red Dust, 2007). Her short stories, essays, and book reviews have been published in Fence, Bookforum, and The Brooklyn... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium A Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

11:00

This is not the beginning or the end of literature

Sandra Bettencourt: "Is it just a little bit late for the future of electronic literature?"

Diogo Marques: "The Endgame for Electronic Literature?"

Ana Marques da Silva: "Without Begining or End: Reading and Writing in Generative Literature"


"It is too easy to fall into prognostications of electronic literature as the end of literature or as a new beginning. (...) Such views imply too much teleology, and see electronic literature purely as the unfolding of the possibilities of the apparatus. The rhetorical logic at work is literalization, i.e. taking literary works as the sum of their technical features."

Rui Torres & Sandy Baldwyn, eds. "PO.EX: Essays from Portugal on Cyberliterature and Intermedia". Morgantown, WV: Center for Literary Computing, 2014, pp. xv-xvi.

Our panel title, adapted from Manuel António Pina's poetry book (1), serves to interrogate our notions of literary art today, when we consider its current production and distribution through various media (printed codex, programmable media, digital platforms, Internet, social networks). The ironical paradox contained in the phrase “it is just a little bit late” seems to suggest the idea that not much has changed despite the so-called “big changes” (in the case of Pina, it is relevant to know that his work was published in 1974, the year of the Portuguese revolution). Taking his ironical premise into the field of literature, it is legitimate to ask ourselves how literary art has changed across these media incarnations, how meaningful is “the electronic” for a definition of literature, what changes are actually significant, and how they impact on notions of author, work, reader and literary experience. The papers in this panel offer three perspectives on the end(s) of electronic literature and they may be described as attempts to de-literalize its technical apparatus.

(1) Manuel António Pina (1943-2012). The title of his poetry book is "Ainda não é o fim nem o princípio do mundo calma é apenas um pouco tarde" [“It’s not yet the beginning or the end of the world remain calm it’s just a little bit late”]. This book was originally published in 1974.

Speakers
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Sandra Bettencourt

PhD Student, University of Coimbra
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Diogo Marques

PhD Fellow, CLP-FLUC-UC
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Ana Silva

PhD Student, Center for Portuguese Literature - University of Coimbra


Friday August 7, 2015 11:00 - 12:30
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium R Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

12:30

Lunch
A taco buffet lunch will be served. Lunch is included in the cost of conference registration.

Friday August 7, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
UIB Studentsenter Parkveien 1, 5007 Bergen, Norway

13:30

ELO Annual Meeting / Town Hall
Moderators
avatar for Dene Grigar

Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →

Friday August 7, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
Sydneshaugen skole: Auditorium A Sydnesplassen 9, 5020 Bergen, Norway

15:30

Artists' talks: Interventions

A session of short artist's talks about the works they are exhibiting in the show.


Moderators
Speakers
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David Clark

Professor, NSCAD University
I am a Media Artist living in Halifax. I make long-form interactive narrative art for the internet and locative media work. I am interested in electronic literature and cinematic uses of the internet. I am currently working with a group or researchers involved in examining the cinematic experiments of Expo67.
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Sharon Daniel

Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
I'm a media artist who produces interactive and participatory documentaries focused on issues of social, economic, environmental and criminal justice. I build online archives and interfaces that make the stories of marginalized and disenfranchised communities available across social, cultural and economic boundaries. I'm a Professor in the Film and Digital Media Department and the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of... Read More →
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Linda Kronman

Artist, KairUs
I work as a independent media artist and designer. Since year 2000 I have worked as Graphic Designer, Art Director and Animation Designer and taken part in several multidisciplinary Research & Design projects. In my artistic work I explore interactive and transmedial methods of storytelling with a special focus on digital fiction. In connection with my studies at the MediaArtHistories program in Danube University Krems, I was focusing on... Read More →
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Donna Leishman

Programme Director Communication Design, University of Dundee
My work is a combination of critical writing and practice-based research in digital art and has crossed disciplines such as electronic literature, ludology (the study of games) and more recently human computer interaction, sociology and psychology. Research themes include human activity within digital media: exploring how digitally mediated narratives extend authorship and reception, what role media technologies have in forming or disturbing... Read More →
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Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
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Chris Rodley

PhD candidate, University of Sydney
Big data and literature, BuzzFeed and Buzzademia.
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Andreas Zingerle

Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Art and Design Linz
Andreas Zingerle is a media artist from Innsbruck, Austria. He is a PhD candidate at the Timebased and Interactive Media Department in Linz (Austria). He is researching scambaiting strategies and implements their mechanics in interactive narratives and media competence trainings. In the last years he worked on several installations exploring a creative misuse of technology and alternative ways of Human Computer Interaction. Since 2004 he takes... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 15:30 - 17:00
USF Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen, Norway

15:30

Kjell Theory -- Excursion
Kjell Theøry will be a site-specific mobile Augmented Reality poem mapped visually to geo-spatial coordinates in a public outdoor space in Bergen. The work responds to historical and fictive narratives of Norway as a landscape for exile and escape in conjunction with writings and memories from my residency as a Fulbright Scholar in Bergen last year. It will be accessible for viewing with internet-enabled smart phones and tablets throughout ELO 2015 and will be activated by a brief live event in which I manipulate and read from the virtual space and generate additional material by scanning augmented tattoos on the body of a local male performer. This work evolves out of my AR installation in June 2014 at the Bergen Bibliotek, The Empty House, but will be a substantially new iteration.

Speakers

Friday August 7, 2015 15:30 - 17:00
University of Bergen Arts Library Haakon Sheteligs plass 7, 5007 Bergen, Norway

15:30

Talan Memmott: The Exquisite Corpus

The video-essay features interviews with 17 electronic literature scholars and practitioners including Mark Amerika, Simon Biggs, Serge Bouchardon, J. R. Carpenter, John Cayley, Cris Cheek, Maria Engberg, Jerome Fletcher, Maria Mencia, Nick Montfort, Jörg Piringer, Jill Walker Rettberg, Scott Rettberg, Alexandra Saemmer, Roberto Simanowski, Christine Wilks, Jaka Železnikar.

The video can be viewed online at the following URL:

http://vimeo.com/76686430


Speakers
avatar for Talan Memmott

Talan Memmott

Provisional Provost, UnderAcademy College
Talan Memmott is a digital artist/writer originally working in words, video, digital media and performance. He is the Vice President of the Electronic Literature Organization and has taught digital art, electronic writing, and new media studies in the Digital Culture and Communication Program at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden, the Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department at California State University Monterey... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 15:30 - 17:00
USF Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen, Norway

16:00

Shy Nag Code Opera

Co-teaching an online course at UnderAcademy College, Chris Funkhouser and Sonny Rae Tempest co-authored the libretto Shy nag by applying a series of intensive digital processes to a piece of hexadecimal code (derived from a .jpg image).

Shy nag, after a year of intensive deliberations with regard to media application in a performance setting, is now a multimedia, “code opera” that transforms (repurposes) the same piece of code to add visual display (scenery) audio component(s) to the work.

In Shy nag, Microsoft Word and numerous other programs and processing techniques have a non-trivial presence in the composition. Software serves as a type of interlocutor that sustains the writers’ experimental objective—a time-consuming process blends creative and uncreative. The exercise also contains destructive qualities as the code migrates to language, image, and sound—although the authors prefer foregrounding its multi-level transformative properties.

Allowing the software to dictate and steer the direction of this type of writing serves to endow the dialog with unexpected vocabulary and unforeseeable textual encounters in which compositional decisions must be made. Combining authorial rules with subjectivity, one “text,” through programmatic filtering, expands into another and is also applied to create media effects. Despite the use of software programs (and different versions of programs) to conduct text, the number of hours humans spent shaping it is extensive. 

 

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Funkhouser

Christopher Funkhouser

Professor, New Jersey institute of Technology
I'm a poet, multimedia artist, editor, and critic (occasionally all at once). In 2006 I was a Fulbright Scholar at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia; in the US I am a Professor in the Humanities Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology and have taught at Naropa University and University of Pennsylvania. My first book, _Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995_ was published by University of Alabama Press... Read More →
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Louis Wells

University Lecturer, NJIT


Friday August 7, 2015 16:00 - 16:45
USF Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen, Norway

17:30

Interventions: Exhibition Opening
This exhibition will feature works that engage with contemporary cultural discourse and political reality, challenging audiences to consider digital artifacts and practices that reflect and intervene in matters of the environment, social justice, and our relation to the habitus.
  • Sharon Daniel: Inside The Distance
  • David Clark. The End: Death in Seven Colours
  • Jason Nelson. The Wandering: An interactive Poetry Robot!
  • Donna Leishman. Front. 
  • Andreas Zingerle and Linda Kronman. Faceless patrons (augmented driven spam text from 5 photos) or Password*****
  • Chris Rodley and Andrew Burrell. Death Of An Alchemist.
  • Damon Baker. Cavewriting Classics on the Oculus Rift.

Speakers
avatar for David Clark

David Clark

Professor, NSCAD University
I am a Media Artist living in Halifax. I make long-form interactive narrative art for the internet and locative media work. I am interested in electronic literature and cinematic uses of the internet. I am currently working with a group or researchers involved in examining the cinematic experiments of Expo67.
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Sharon Daniel

Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
I'm a media artist who produces interactive and participatory documentaries focused on issues of social, economic, environmental and criminal justice. I build online archives and interfaces that make the stories of marginalized and disenfranchised communities available across social, cultural and economic boundaries. I'm a Professor in the Film and Digital Media Department and the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of... Read More →
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Linda Kronman

Artist, KairUs
I work as a independent media artist and designer. Since year 2000 I have worked as Graphic Designer, Art Director and Animation Designer and taken part in several multidisciplinary Research & Design projects. In my artistic work I explore interactive and transmedial methods of storytelling with a special focus on digital fiction. In connection with my studies at the MediaArtHistories program in Danube University Krems, I was focusing on... Read More →
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Donna Leishman

Programme Director Communication Design, University of Dundee
My work is a combination of critical writing and practice-based research in digital art and has crossed disciplines such as electronic literature, ludology (the study of games) and more recently human computer interaction, sociology and psychology. Research themes include human activity within digital media: exploring how digitally mediated narratives extend authorship and reception, what role media technologies have in forming or disturbing... Read More →
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Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
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Chris Rodley

PhD candidate, University of Sydney
Big data and literature, BuzzFeed and Buzzademia.
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Andreas Zingerle

Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Art and Design Linz
Andreas Zingerle is a media artist from Innsbruck, Austria. He is a PhD candidate at the Timebased and Interactive Media Department in Linz (Austria). He is researching scambaiting strategies and implements their mechanics in interactive narratives and media competence trainings. In the last years he worked on several installations exploring a creative misuse of technology and alternative ways of Human Computer Interaction. Since 2004 he takes... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
USF Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen, Norway

20:00

Conference Banquet & Electronic Literature Awards
Limited Capacity seats available

The conference banquet will take place at Hotel Norge. An aperitif will be served in the atrium at 8:00PM and the banquet will take place afterwards in the main banquet hall. The menu will include a three course meal. The main menu will include a first course of mussel soup garnished with mussels and butternut squash, baked halibut with fennel and herbed pototatoes in a red wine sauce, and espresso panna cotta with blood orange cream and citrus salad. Alternative menus will be available for vegetarians, people who have alergies, or who do not eat fish. Aperitif, two glasses of wine or non-alcoholic alternatives, and coffee are included in the cost of the ticket. Additional drinks can be purchased at an open bar.

The program will include the 2015 Electronic Literature Awards, announcement of the 2016 Conference location and theme, final speeches, and dancing.

Speakers
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Dene Grigar

Director and Professor, WSUV
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew... Read More →


Friday August 7, 2015 20:00 - Saturday August 8, 2015 00:15
Radisson Blu Hotel Norge Nedre Ole Bulls plass 4, 5807 Bergen, Norway
 
Saturday, August 8
 

09:00

ELO Board Meeting
Saturday August 8, 2015 09:00 - 14:00
HF 435 HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7, 5020 Bergen, Norway

10:00

Kjell Theory Extended Version

Kjell Theøry will be a site-specific mobile Augmented Reality poem mapped visually to geo-spatial coordinates in a public outdoor space in Bergen. The work responds to historical and fictive narratives of Norway as a landscape for exile and escape in conjunction with writings and memories from my residency as a Fulbright Scholar in Bergen last year. It will be accessible for viewing with internet-enabled smart phones and tablets throughout ELO 2015 and will be activated by a brief live event in which I manipulate and read from the virtual space and generate additional material by scanning augmented tattoos on the body of a local male performer. This work evolves out of my AR installation in June 2014 at the Bergen Bibliotek, The Empty House, but will be a substantially new iteration.


Speakers

Saturday August 8, 2015 10:00 - 11:30
University of Bergen Arts Library Haakon Sheteligs plass 7, 5007 Bergen, Norway