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    Mellon Report Submitted

    From June 1-December 30, 2018 members of the ELL Team received funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build the ELO Repository for the Electronic Literature Organization, which has been hosted by the CMDC Program at WSUV for the past two years. Though the official deadline has long past, the popularity of the work were doing meant ELO continued to receive collections to add to the site––a phenomenon we were hoping to occur. The number has expanded from the seven ELO originally owned or managed to now 15 collections. The newest one was received yesterday: the nearly complete works of Stephanie Strickland. Below is the final report Grigar, the…

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    Voyager’s & The Institute for the Future of the Book Founder, Bob Stein, Visiting ELL

    From March 13-March 13, 2019 the founder of The Voyager Company and The Institute for the Future of the Book, Bob Stein, will visit ELL. We will interview him, via our Live Stream YouTube channel, on Thursday, March 14.  The Voyager Company, considered the premier publishing house for multimedia book environments, produced close to 75 titles––such as “If Monks Had Macs,” Laurie Anderson’s “Puppet Motel,” and William Gibson’s Neuromancer––on laserdiscs and CD-ROMs in the 1980s and 1990s. ELL holds numerous Voyager publications in The Grigar Collection as well as in ELO’s various collections. The Institute for the Future of the Book with offices in NYC, London, and Brisbane, describes itself…

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    Live Stream Traversal of Richard Holeton’s Figurski at Findhorn on Acid

    Friday, 2/22/19 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. PDT Live on YouTube and F2F in Electronic Literature Lab, WSUV Campus, VMMC 211A YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzeZQ05p_1Tli0lDBeWMxOA/live Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=elitpathfinders Twitter: #elitlab, #elitpathfinders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/electronicliteraturelab/ Experience early born digital literature performed live via YouTube. Drawn from Stuart Moulthrop and Dene Grigar’s concept of the “Traversal,” these performances take place on the original hardware and software for which the work was produced. By broadcasting the Traversals live, audiences across the internet can access important works of electronic literature endangered by time and outmoded hardware, software, and media formats. The YouTube Chat function allows them to interact with the reader and members of the audience. Traversal Highlights Richard Holeton’s…

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    Inventorying Riding the Meridian

    I have spent the last week inventorying Riding the Meridian, an important journal founded by Jennifer Ley that published five issues, from 1999-2003, comprising 262 works produced by some of the world’s most notable artists and writers. In the coming weeks the ELL Team will move the information I created into an Excel spreadsheet into fields specified by the library standard, MODS; track down missing metadata; produce a thumbnail image for each work; refine the data in OpenRefine; and then upload the data to the ELO Repository where it will join the 11 other collections we have developed since June 1. Riding the Meridian is notable for many reasons. First,…

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    Live Stream Traversal of Richard Holeton’s Figurski at Findhorn on Acid

    Friday, 2/22/19 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. PDT Live on YouTube and F2F in Electronic Literature Lab, WSUV Campus, VMMC 211A YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzeZQ05p_1Tli0lDBeWMxOA/live Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=elitpathfinders Twitter: #elitpathfinders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/electronicliteraturelab/ Experience early born digital literature performed live via YouTube. Drawn from Stuart Moulthrop and Dene Grigar’s concept of the “Traversal,” these performances take place on the original hardware and software for which the work was produced. By broadcasting the Traversals live, audiences across the internet can access important works of electronic literature endangered by time and outmoded hardware, software, and media formats. The YouTube Chat function allows them to interact with the reader and members of the audience. Traversal Highlights Richard Holeton’s epic…

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    Spring 2019 Tasks

    And we thought 2018 was busy . . . This coming year the ELL Team will continue with projects begun in the fall: Live Stream Traversals, new chapters in the Rebooting Electronic Literature multimedia book, and getting the CSV files of the ELO’s collections of electronic literature prepared for ingestion in the ELO Repository. Some new challenges await us, though: restoring Deena Larsen’s e-lit works; developing the exhibition for ACM Hypertext 2019 taking place in Hoff, Germany; organizing Richard Holeton’s archives into a cohesive collection; and researching Eduardo Kac’s media poetry in preparation for the book proposal about his art. We are down two UG Researchers from the fall: Both…

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    The Impact of Undergraduate Research on a Field

    Seven undergraduates worked in this research lab during the fall semester. They ranged from sophomores to graduating seniors, with hard skills in coding, videography, multimedia design, and animation. All of them excellent writers and verbal communicators. All of them probably some of the best problem-solvers I’ve ever worked with. All of them Digital Technology & Culture majors offered through the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver. All of them also helped to turn out numerous (very) important academic resources for scholars in my field: The ELO Repository, the site that provides the metadata for 1508 works of electronic literature; the ELO 2013 Proceedings, Chercher le texte; the…

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    Coping with Bits Project Meeting

    This week Leonardo Flores (U of Puerto Rico Mayaguez) and Abby Adams (Ransom Humanities Center) flew in for two days of meetings about the Comprehensive Online Portal for Electronic Literature Works (COPE) project. Since June 1, 2018 when they––along with Nicholas Schiller (WSUV), four Undergraduate Researchers, Greg Philbrook, and I––kicked off the project, we have Developed the metadata for close to 1000 works that constitute the seven collections of electronic literature owned or managed by the Electronic Literature Organization into CSV files Conceptualized the site where we are hosting this metadata (called the “ELO Repository”) and led the efforts to build this site Developed a workflow for processing and archiving e-lit Began…

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    Congratulating Our Graduating UG Researchers

    ELL congratulates two of its UG Researchers, both of whom are graduating next week from WSUV. After serving as the Project Manager of the lab this fall, Katie Bowen is graduating. Joining her is Austin Fields, who like Katie, comprised two of the four UG Researchers hired to work on the COPE project funded by the Mellon Foundation. Katie was first hired as the lab’s Document Specialist for the Electronic Literature Lab and later as one of the four UG Researchers on the COPE project. She will earn a B.A. in Digital Technology and Culture with a minor in Psychology and graduate magna cum laude. During her time at ELL,…

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    Deena Larsen’s Donation to ELO

      I found more archived papers and software  in a leftover old tub of stuff from my 2006 move, and I gave them to [ELO] so we can have more places to study these ephemera. –Deena Larsen, 30 November 2018 I love leftover stuff in tubs. They can––like this “stuff” that Deena gave us––be treasures for future generations to enjoy. 607 items of treasures to enjoy, to be exact. And they are all here in the Electronic Literature Lab inventoried, organized, and housed in archival folders and boxes just waiting for us to digitize them in the spring. The Deena Larsen Collection consists of three boxes, categorized into 12 series: Published…