After our meeting in Victoria, B.C. with our partners in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab about the Samvera installation, Leo Flores, Abby Adams, Nicholas Schiller, and I returned to Vancouver to hold the final portion of our kick off for the Coping with Bits project in the Electronic Literature Lab. Abby and Nicholas led the undergraduate researchers through the various fields they need to map and had the students run through several works from the Turbulence.org archives, which is the first collection we are planning to document. Leo worked with Greg Philbrook, the CMDC’s tech guru, on website issues. I went through media that Helen Thorington and Jo-Anne Green had sent us among the eight boxes of Turbulence.org archives. And, oh yeah, I passed out t-shirts I had created for the team.
Exhibits & Events
“Introduction to Electronic Literature.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2018. With Davin Heckman. University of Victoria. 4-8 June 2018.
Documenting Born Digital Media. Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2018. With Nicholas Schiller and Vanessa Rhodes. University of Victoria. 11-15 June 2018.
The list of 2018-19 ELL events will be available in August.
Electronic Literature Organization 2016 Conference & Media Art Festival. University of Victoria. 10-12 June 2016.
New Text: An Exhibit about the Literary and Artistic Explorations into What It Means to Read, Write, and Create"International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2015. Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Simon Fraser University. 14-19 August 2015.
Moving Words: An Exploration of Kinetic Poetry and Prose, 1984-2014. Illuminations Gallery. University of Ireland Maynooth; March 2014.
Pathfinders: Twenty-Five Years of Experimental Digital Art. With Stuart Moulthrop.
Modern Language Association 2014 Convention. Chicago, IL; 9-11 January 2014.
“Exploring the Electronic Literary Landscape of the Pacific Northwest”. With Brenda Grell. The 2013 Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Victoria, Canada; Opening Thursday, June 6, 2013.
“Electronic Literature & Its Emerging Forms”. With Kathi Inman Berens. Library of Congress, Washington D.C. April 3-5, 2013.
“Avenues of Access: A Juried Exhibit & Online Archive of ‘Born Digital’ Literature". The Modern Language Association 2013 Convention. With Kathi Inman Berens. Boston, MA. January 2013.
“Electrifying Literature”. With Sandy Baldwin. The ELO 2012 Conference. Morgantown, VW. June 2012. Review
“Electronic Literature”. The Modern Language Association 2012 Convention. With Lori Emerson & Kathi Inman Berens. Seattle, WA. January 2012.
“Windows Into Art”. With Karen Madsen. July 2010.
“Visionary Landscapes”. The Electronic Literature Organization Media Art Show. North Bank Artists‘ Gallery & Clark College. June 2008.
Directed by Dr. Dene Grigar, ELL contains 61 vintage Macintosh & PC computers, dating back from 1977, vintage software, peripherals, and a library of over 300 works of electronic literature and other media. One of a handful of media archaeology labs in the U.S., it is used for the advanced inquiry into curating, preserving, and the production of born digital literary works and other media.
Director: Dr. Dene Grigar, PhD, Professor, Creative Media & Digital Culture Program
ELL Associate Director: Nicholas Schiller, MLIS, Associate Professor, Creative Media & Digital Culture Program
Technical and Instructional Assistant: Greg Philbrook, B.A., Creative Media & Digital Culture Program
COPE Undergraduate Researchers: Katie Bowen, Project Manager; Mariah Gwin, Austin Fields, and Holly Slocum.
Post-Docs & Visiting Scholars who have studied in ELL include James O’Sullivan (Ireland), Ula Pawlicka (Poland), Daniela Madura Cortes (Portugal), Monika Gorska Olesinka (Poland), and Piotr Marecki (Poland), Élika Ortega (U.S.)
Undergraduate Docents for Electronic Literature Exhibits have included Setareh Alizadeh, Keeley Bitton, Madeleine Brookman, Nicole Buckner, Eli Campbell, Melissa Carroll, Hunter Crawford, Serena Devera-Taualo, Neita Faris, Evan Flanagan, Natalie Hendren, Morgan Hutchinson, Jason Lee, Kerri Lingo, Alan McGinnis, Gary Nasca, Kate Palermini, Greg Philbrook, Margarete Strawn, Nic Stevens, Amalia Vacca, Haley Zach
Past Undergraduate Researchers: Vanessa Rhodes, Veronica Whitney, Madeleine Brookman
Other Media Archaeology Labs or Working Archives in the U.S.
Media Archaeology Lab at U of Colorado-Boulder, directed by Dr. Lori Emerson
The Trope Tank at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, directed by Dr. Nick Montfort
The Deena Larsen Collection at the Maryland Institute in the Humanities at the University of Maryland, directed by Dr. Matthew Kirschenbaum, with Amanda Visconti
The Bill Bly Collection at the Maryland Institute in the Humanities at the University of Maryland, directed by Dr. Matthew Kirschenbaum, with Amanda Visconti, and Porter Olson