Reconstructing & Restoring Christy Sheffield Sanford’s Red Mona

The lab finished the work to reconstruct Christy Sheffield Sanford’s work of net art, Red Mona, and restore the original website that presented it. This activity marks the first time we have done both activities to  a single work of digital art to preserve it. Red Mona is a narrative based on Guy de Maupassant’s short […]

Memorial for Marjorie C. Luesebrink

On November 14, the lab led the Memorial event in honor of pioneering electronic literature artist, Marjorie C. Luesebrink, or “Margie,” who wrote under the pen name M. D. Coverley. The event took place at the Tuesday Salon, hosted by Deena Larsen on behalf of the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO). Sixty-seven people from all over […]

Treasures from the Rubenstein

by Dene Grigar After Triangle SCI 2022 ended on Thursday, I stay an additional day in Durham so that I could visit the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University again. This was my third visit to the library to do archival research into the Stephanie Strickland, Rob Kendall, and Judy Malloy Papers […]

Victory Garden, Version 5.0

“Experiencing the Garden, Again” By Dene Grigar     Since January 2022 the Electronic Literature Lab (ELL) has been busy doing many reconstruction projects aimed at preserving early interactive media. One of them is Stuart Moulthrop’s hypertext novel Victory Garden, published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. in 1991. Over its 30 year history the work has […]

Woman E-Lit Event & Initiatives

  Welcome to Woman E-Lit, a very special symposium that took place on March 30, 2021 during Women’s History Month celebrating women who have contributed to the field of electronic literature. It also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Electronic Literature Lab (ELL). The two events intersect in that it was important to […]

Traversal of Carolyn Guyer’s Quibbling

Thursday, 11/12, 2020 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. PST Live on YouTube: #ELitLab Join us for a live YouTube event: A playthrough of Carolyn Guyer’s hypertext narrative Quibbling (1992, 1996). For the playthrough we’ll be using the 3.5-inch floppy disk version on a Macintosh Classic II, running System Software 7.1. Performing the work is the author […]

Megan Heyward’s Traversal of “of day of night”

Friday, 11/8/19 12 p.m.-1:00 p.m. PDT Live on YouTube and F2F in the MOVE Lab, VCLS 3 YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: #ELitLab Instagram: Join us for artist Megan Heyward’s Live Stream Traversal of her interactive, multimedia work, of day of night. Produced with Macromedia Director in 2001 and exhibited widely until its publication […]

Expanding the David Kolb Collection

On Friday, August 23, David Kolb, philosopher and author of the hypertext essay, Socrates in the Labyrinth (1994) spent the day with Astrid Ensslin and me in the lab. In the early afternoon, we held a formal event entitled, “For What Is Thinking, If Not Linear?’ – A Conversation with David Kolb, Astrid Ensslin, and Dene […]

Linking Literature & Games

“Linking Literature & Games: Exploring Hypertext, Digital Fiction, & the Language of Gaming” is an exhibit curated by Mariah Gwin, an Undergraduate Researcher in the Electronic Literature Lab. Below is her curatorial statement and the list of items included in the exhibit. The URL to the archival site is “Linking Literature and Games: Exploring […]

Resetting the Table

This essay is a reprint of the Introduction to the forthcoming multimedia book, The Progressive Dinner Party Restored. The author Kathleen Zoller is an Undergraduate Researcher in ELL who received a WSU Undergraduate Summer Mini-Grant to restore “The Progressive Dinner Party,” a special  collection created by Jennifer Ley, Marjorie Luesebrink, and Carolyn Guertin and published in […]