Born Digital Preservation Series

We are pleased to announce events and activities planned for the Electronic Literature Lab in the 2017-2018 academic year:

1. Wikipedia-Edit-A-Thon
Friday, October 20, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

A one-day event aimed at developing entries for e-lit authors and works in Wikipedia. 10 people limit. Lunch will be served.

2. Early E-Lit Traversals

A monthly Reader Traversal of early electronic literature, between 1986-1997, streamed live on Twitch. Seven are planned during 2017-2018:

  • September 29, 2017, 12-2 p.m. PST: Sarah Smith’s King of Space (1994), performed by Amber Strother, Blackburn Fellow, Washington State University
  • October 27, 2017, 12-2 p.m. PST: David Kolb’s Socrates in the Labyrinth (1995), performed by David Kolb
  • December 1, 2017, 12-2 p.m. PST: J. Yellowlees Douglas’ I Have Said Nothing (1994), performed by Philippe Brand, Lewis & Clark College
  • January 26, 2018,  12-2 p.m. PST: Thomas M. Disch’s AMNESIA (1986),
  • February 23, 2018, 12-2 p.m. PST: Mary-Kim Arnold’s Lust (1993), performed by Eli Campbell
  • March 30, 2018, 12-2 p.m. PST: Rob Kendall’s Life Set for Two (1996), performed by John Barber, CMDC program, WSUV
  • April 27, 2018, 12-2 p.m. PST: Judy Malloy’s its name was Penelope (1989, 1993), performed by Dene Grigar, WSUV

3. Workshops
Half-day hands-on workshops on these topics. Lunch will be served.

  • Best Practices for Preserving Apps: October 7, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Working with Legacy Hardware and Software: April 7, 2018, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

4. Scholars & Artists Talks
International scholars and artists talking about their research and creative activities

  • “The ZX Spectrum Demoscene as Organized Anarchy,” by Piotr Marecki, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, 12-1 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2017
  • “Access to Spanish & Portuguese Works of E-Lit,” by Élika Ortega, Northeastern University, 12-1 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018

All events are free. For more information about events or to become an affiliate member of ELL, contact Dene Grigar, dgrigar[at]wsu[dot]edu.

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