Happy 40th Birthday, Macintosh!

by Dene Grigar, Director, Electronic Literature Lab What? An exhibition of Apple products from 1984-present in celebration of Macintosh’s 40th anniversary Where? Washington State University Vancouver, second floor of the VMMC next to room 211A Who? The Electronic Literature Lab More info? Contact Dene Grigar, dgrigar@wsu.edu On January 24, 1984 the Apple Corporation released the […]

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 […]

From Pathfinders to The NEXT

Dene — I’m writing from Santa Cruz, where I’m at a workshop Noah’s organized for CS and digital humanities types.  Anne Balsamo’s here, and has told me about the project you and she have discussed, to make video records of readings of early e-lit works.  I’ve agreed to help Anne draft an NEH proposal. . […]

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 […]

Celebrating 10 Years of the Electronic Literature Lab, Part 1

As I mention in the History section of this website, the idea for the Electronic Literature Lab was born out of the successful “Early Authors of Electronic Literature: The Eastgate School, Voyager Artists, and Independent Productions—Special Collection on loan from N. Katherine Hayles,” exhibition that I curated at ELO’s Visionary Landscapes conference held at WSUV […]

Women’s History Month 2021

Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month 2021. This year we are highlighting the output by women working in the area of born-digital literature from all over the world. Each day we will post, on Twitter, one work by one woman artist or scholar. All works will be accessible on the web and all posts […]

The Future is Yesterday

On the side of a lonely stretch of highway in a bleak part of Kansas, a man is pasting a sign on a billboard. The activity frames this episode of Season 4 of Fargo, with the phrase, “THE FUTURE is,” lingering through the storyline until it is finally punctuated at the end of the episode with […]

11 FAQs about Michael Joyce’s afternoon, a story

  For the past month I have been preparing for the live group reading of Michael Joyce’s hypertext novel, afternoon, a story and the paper Richard Snyder and I are giving about hypertext at the ELO 2020 conference. My research led to: identifying every available manifestation of the work renumbering past editions and organizing them with […]

“Let Her Name Be Remembered: A Final Post about the #womenofelit Project”

By Dene Grigar, Professor & Director, Electronic Literature Lab 280 women e-lit pioneers and visionaries hailing from 30 countries, 162 of which were featured on Twitter shout outs: This was the final tally for the celebration of women e-lit pioneers and visionaries the Electronic Literature Lab held during Women’s History Month. (See Appendice) The event […]