Live Stream Traversal of Kathryn Cramer’s In Small & Large Pieces
Friday, 10/26, 2018
12 Noon-1 p.m. PDT
Live on YouTube and F2F in Electronic Literature Lab, WSUV Campus, VMMC 211A
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.
This Traversal of Kathryn Cramer’s hypertext narrative “In Small & Large Pieces” (1994) features Will Luers, CMDC faculty and the winner of the “2018 The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature,” performing the work from a 3.5-inch floppy disk and on a Macintosh Performa CD 5215 (1995).
Handling the sound production this year will be CMDC faculty member and sound artist John Barber. CMDC’s tech guru Greg Philbrook will once again handle the live stream production. ELL Director Dene Grigar oversees the project, and ELL Associate Director Nicholas Schiller supervises the social media interaction during the event, with the ELL Undergraduate (UG) Researchers manning ELL’s Instagram, and Twitter channels and Pathfinders’ Facebook account.
12-12:05 p.m.: Pre-show including John Barber’s soundscape, live feed of set up, videos, and introductory comments
12:05-12:35: Luers’ Traversal
12:35-1:00: Q&A with Luers and Grigar
During the Traversal we will be posting photos and commentary on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.