ELO conference shakedown

June 15, 2008 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment

here are some hi lights and lo lights from the
Electronic Literature conference in Vancouver Washington
http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/programs/dtc/elo08/
..by no means
comprehesive since i couldn't stay for the whole conference
nor did i see everything when i was there!
-sam smiley

Overall:
Highlights - some really interesting people working
on some great
new media projects and theory

Lo-lights: Academic theory blow hards looking to be top dog in the new
media theory biz

Is "transliteracy" a new concept or just another buzzword? 
You be the judge..go to http://www.transliteracy.org
to form your opinion.

More in the theory vein..i find this interesting,
but you can check it out
for yourselves:
http://www.grandtextauto.org/

neat web sites i found out about:
Interactive Fiction Game (you have to download it)
Hors Categorie by Chris Calabro
http://www.cs.ucsd.edu/~ccalabro/hors_categorie/index.html

Wonderful archive of a Beat writer in the Pacific Northwest
done by John F. Barber
http://www.brautigan.net

Interesting Brazilian artist..a bunch of great web projects
http://www.marthagabriel.com.br/art.htm

Electronic Work by Jamie Allen
http://heavyside.net/

Really funny performance art work by David Kasdorf
http://www.personal.psu.edu/dmk30/

More good performance work/video work
http://www.unseenproductions.net

"Generative Visual Renku Project"
http://www.cs.ucsd.edu/~goguen/projs/griot.html

resource list of new media and electronic literature
by Deena Larsen
http://www.deenalarsen.net/webshelf.htm

Online Journal called Vectors
http://www.vectorsjournal.org/archive/
Vectors maps the multiple contours of daily life
in an unevenly digital era, crystallizing around themes
that highlight the social, political, and
cultural stakes of our
increasingly technologically-mediated existence.
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