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 Katie and Austin graduated––though I think we will be able to keep Austin for a few weeks more. But all five of those left are extremely well trained.

Some updates for folks following ELL Activities:

  1. We postponed Megan Heyward’s Traversal until the fall when she visit the lab for her sabbatical.
  2. Richard Holeton kick off the spring Live Stream Traversals with his work, Figurski at Findhorn on Acid, on February 22 at 12 noon.
  3. We will be posting images I took of Eduardo Kac’s work while visiting his studio this past week.
  4. Keep your eyes open for archives from Kate Hayles’ NEH Summer Seminar. I have collected documents from it and plan to make that information available to scholars.

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