CELL Confab with Joe Tabbi and Davin Heckman


The Electronic Literature Lab will be hosting a two-day con-fab on May 18 & 19, 2018 in preparation of the CELL Project meeting in Montréal during the ELO conference in August. Participating in the meeting are Joe Tabbi (UIC) and Davin Heckman (Winona SU), the two leaders of CELL and Board Member of the ELO; Will Luers (WSUV), Associate Editor of EBR; and Nicholas Schiller (WSUV, ELO’s Office Coordinator, and ELL Associate Manager) and me.

The goal of the meeting is to develop the agenda for the summer meeting for its 11  member organizations who include:

  • CIBERIA (Spain), led by Maria Goicoechea, Laura Sanchez Gomez, and Begona A. Regueiro Salgado
  • NT2 (Canada), led by Bertrand Gervais, Gabriel Gaudette, and Arianne Savoie
  • PO-EX (Portugal), led by Rui Torres
  • ELCMIP (Norway), led by Scott Rettberg
  • ADEL (Germany), led by Joergen Schaeffer, Peter Gendolla, and Robert Kalman
  • I <3 e-poetry (US), led by Leonardo Flores
  • Brown Digital Repository (US), led by John Cayley
  • ADELTA (Australia), led by Anna Gibbs and Maria Angel
  • EBR (US), led by Erik Rasmussen, Joe Tabbi, and Will Luers
  • Hermenia (Catalonia), led by Laura Borras
  • ELL (US), led by Dene Grigar and Nicholas Schiller

While at WSUV, Joe and Davin will be able to experience a Live Stream Traversal of an early work of electronic literature and tour ELL’s resources.

Friday, May 18, 2018

9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Preliminary discussion about The CELL Project to determine needs and requirements for moving forward in its mission
12 noon-2:00 p.m.: Live Stream Traversal of Mary-Kim Arnold’s “Lust”
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Discussion about EBR and ELD (includes Will Luers and Greg Philbrook)


Saturday, May 19, 2018

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Planning for The CELL Project, ELD, and EBR; grant-writing



Dene Grigar is Director and Professor of the CMDC Program. She specializes in electronic literature, emerging technologies and cognition, and ephemera.