ELMCIP

Electronic Literature Publishing

Event Date: 
Tue, 08/03/2011 -
11:00 to 19:00
Venue: 
University of Jyväskylä

The University of Jyväskylä will conduct a survey and form a report on venues for European electronic literature publication and distribution, to be concluded by December 2010.

Day 1
The first day of the seminar focuses on the survey report.
Following a presentation of the report, the seminar offers a series of commentaries commissioned from selected electronic literature publishers and authors. Commentaries from print literature publishers will also be invited, engaging representatives from small publishers, such as Eastgate, Ntamo On-Demand or Enostone, and larger companies, like Penguin UK, Gallimard or Suhrkamp. Academic publishers, such as MIT Press, who do have a considerable record in publishing on new media, will also be invited.

Day 2
The second day of the seminar includes presentations of selected publications and their policies. The seminar will be closed with a panel discussion charting promising directions for future collaboration, aiming to establish a tighter network of European electronic literature publishing able to expand the audience and increase the recognition within cultural institutions and organizations of digital literary practice and works.
At the time of the seminar a one-day workshop on editing, publishing and presenting electronic literature will be organized.

 

Remediating the Social Conference

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/11/2012 - 09:00 to Sat, 03/11/2012 - 18:00
Venue: 
Edinburgh College of Art and Inspace
Location: 
Edinburgh
External Website Address: 
Event File: 

Remediating the Social, November 1-3, 2012
Edinburgh College of Art and Inspace, The University of Edinburgh

Conference: November 1-3, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF
Exhibition: November 1-25, Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

The Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) research project invites scholars, artists, researchers and performers to the conference, Remediating the Social, held in Edinburgh.

Remediating the Social is hosted by Edinburgh College of Art in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth within the framework of the ELMCIP research project. The event is held at Inspace, a purpose-built research and exhibition facility at the University of Edinburgh, fully instrumented to facilitate engagement with developments in new technologies, scientific research and creative practice. The exhibition will continue after the conference for three weeks.

The conference programme consists of expert presentations, across a range of disciplines and modes of inquiry, addressing examples of creative communities that have formed around various practices, media and discourses. Case studies, papers and panels, discussing examples arising from the ELMCIP project and other contexts will be presented. The conference will be e-cast, allowing for remote attendees to freely monitor events and put questions to conference via Twitter. Conference proceedings, with a full colour catalogue of commissioned art works, will be published prior to the event.

On the conference site you can find registration details, logistic information, full participant list, the schedule, and detailed information about the program. Abstracts for most of the presentations and panels, works that will be exhibited, and performances that will take place is also found there.

 

Registration is open at http://www.elmcip.net/conference/registration

 

ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice

Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) is a 3-year collaborative research project running from 2010-2013, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) JRP for Creativity and Innovation.

ELMCIP project objectives
¤ Understand how creative communities form and interact through distributed media
¤ Document and evaluate various models and forces of creative commuities in the field of electronic literature
¤ Examine how electronic literature communities benefit from current educational models and develop pedagogical tool.
¤ Study how electronic literature manifests in conventional cultural contexts and evaluate the effects of distributing and exhibiting e-lit in such contexts.
 
ELMCIP involves seven European academic research partners and one non-academic partner who will investigate how creative communities of practitioners form within a transnational and transcultural context in a globalized and distributed communication environment. Focusing on the electronic literature community in Europe as a model of networked creativity and innovation in practice, ELMCIP is intended both to study the formation and interactions of that community and also to further electronic literature research and practice in Europe.

Each ELMCIP partner is responsible for an individual project
resulting in the overall outcome of:
¤ A series of case studies and research papers for publications and conferences
¤ A series of public seminars at several locations in Europe
¤ An online knowledge base with materials from seminars, project information and an extensive bibliographic record of e-lit works
¤ A pedagogy workshop and anthology - resulting in extensive documentation, presented as an accessible website and DVD-ROM
¤ An international conference
¤ A public exhibition of electronic literature artworks and performances
¤ Openly distributed publications (conference proceedings, exhibition catalog, project documentation and a DVD anthology of e-lit works
 
Partners and individual projects
The University of Bergen [Norway]
Project leader: Scott Rettberg [Associate Professor of Digital Culture]
Co-investigator: Jill Walker Rettberg [Associate Professor of Digital Culture]
Individual project
¤ Overall project administration
¤ Building the online knowledge base
¤ Fall 2010: Seminar on Electronic Literature Communities
¤ Final report
 
The Edinburgh College of Art [Scotland]
Principal investigator: Simon Biggs [Professor, artist, writer and curator]
Co-investigator: Penny Travlou [Post-doctoral Researcher]
Individual project
¤ Ethnographic study of networked creative communities
¤ November 2012: Project conference and exhibition
 
Blekinge Institute of Technology [Sweden]
Principal investigator: Maria Engberg [Associate Professor of English and Digital Media]
Co-investigator: Talan Memmott [Associate Professor of English and Digital Media]
Individual project
¤ Research on pedagogical models and electronic literature anthologies
¤ June 2011: Workshop on electronic literature in education
¤ Autumn 2012: Production of DVD anthology on European electronic literature
 
The University of Amsterdam [Netherlands]
Principal investigator: Yra Van Dijk [Assistant Professor of Modern Dutch Literature]
Individual project
¤ December 2011: Seminar on Digital Poetics and Present
¤ Research and publications on poetics of electronic literature
 
The University of Ljubljana [Slovenia]
Principal investigator: Janez Strechovec [Associate Professor of New Media Theory]
Individual project
¤ September 2011: Seminar on New Media Histories
¤ Research on new media specificity of electronic literature
 
The University of Jyväskylä [Finland]
Principal investigator: Raine Koskimaa [Professor of Digital Culture/Vice Dean of the Faculty of Humanities]
Individual project
¤ Electronic Literature Publishing survey
¤ Spring 2011: Seminar on Electronic Literature Publishing and other venues
 
University College Falmouth at Dartington [England]
Principal investigator: Jerome Fletcher [Senior Lecturer in Writing]
Individual project
¤ Survey of performance contexts
¤ Spring 2012: Seminar on Digital Textuality with/in Performance
¤ Winter 2012: Curate and exhibit performance works at project conference
 
New Media Scotland
Mark Daniels [Executive Director]
¤ Collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art and University College Falmouth to realize the exhibition and performance program at the project conference in Edinburgh winter 2012.
Tasks include: Co-curation, coordination and management of exhibition opening event, and maintenance of artworks and the exhibition space for the during of the exhibition (2 weeks)

Associated Partners: 

       

    

ELMCIP

Janez Strechovec

Title: 
Associate Professor of New Media Theory/Principal investigator
Institution: 
University of Ljubljana
Project Title: 
ELMCIP

Jerome Fletcher

Title: 
Senor Lecturer in Writing/Principal investigator
Institution: 
University College Falmouth at Dartington

Jerome Fletcher is a writer and academic. He has published novels and poetry for children (OUP and Scholastic) a series of literary concept books, (Dedalus) and made several artists books. His work has been translated into nine languges. He has also made text installations, text and video pieces and a number of performances, these last in collaboration with writer Alex Martin and visual artist Paul Renner. The performances have been shown in Vienna, New York, Bregenz, London and Budapest. He is course leader for the MA Performance Writing which is a UCF off-campus postgraduate degree delivered from and in partnership with Arnolfini, Bristol, one of Europe’s major Visual Art and Performance institutions.

Project Title: 
ELMCIP

Maria Engberg

Title: 
Associate Professor of English and Digital Media/Principal investigator
Institution: 
Blekinge Institute of Technology

Maria Engberg is an Assistant Professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), where she is currently working with the establishment of a new Bachelor’s program in Digital Culture and Communication. Engberg holds a Ph.D. in English from Uppsala University (2007) on digital poetry, and is a Fulbright alumnus (2003-2004). Engberg’s research focuses on digital literature, contemporary verbal-visual literatures, graphic novels and comics, visual culture, and the impact of digital technologies on literature and culture with particular focus on digital media. Engberg is the author
of several articles on digital literature, including Aesthetics of Visual Noise in Digital Literary Arts (Cybertext Yearbook, 2010: http://cybertext.hum.jyu.fi/) and Morphing into New Modes of Writing: John Cayley’s riverIsland (Leonardo Electronic Almanac 14.5 2006). Her current projects include a collaborative book project on contemporary multimedia literature and a single-authored book on multimodal reading practices; an Augmented Reality locative media project in association with the Augmented Environments Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as collaborative articles on the role of the avant-garde in digital literary scholarship. Engberg is affiliated editor of the Electronic Literature Directory (2010-2012: http://www.directory.eliterature.org/). She teaches digital literature and culture, American literature, graphic novels, literary theory, and visual culture and theory.

Project Title: 
ELMCIP

Mark Daniels

Title: 
Executive Director
Institution: 
New Media Scotland
External Website Address: 

Mark Daniels is a curator interested in smart spaces and responsive environments. He trained as an architect at Kingston University before completing the MA Art as Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University. He was the inaugural Director at Northern Architecture where he curated a diverse range of subjects including love hotels, sitooteries and science fiction cinema. As International Co-ordinator he was responsible for the look and feel of the 2004 Liverpool Biennial. An increasing interest in new media led him to Folly in Lancaster, and now New Media Scotland in 2008. He is Creative Director of the University of Edinburgh’s Inspace, a laboratory that explores the cultural significance of informatics and new media practice. Inspace is a joint research collaboration between the School of Informatics and New Media Scotland. He is based in Edinburgh and loves a little set jetting.

Project Title: 
ELMCIP

Raine Koskimaa

Title: 
Professor of Digital Culture/Vice Dean of the Faculty of Humanities/Principal investigator
Institution: 
University of Jyväskylä

Raine Koskimaa works as a professor of digital culture at the Department of Art and Culture Studies, and at the Agora Game Lab, University of Jyväskylä. He teaches and conducts research especially in the fields of digital textuality, programmable media, and game studies. He has published widely around the issues of digital culture, digital literature, hyper and cybertextuality, game studies, reader-response studies, media use, and narratology. He is the co-editor of the Cybertext Yearbook Series and a member of the Literary Advisory Board for the Electronic Literature Organization and
the Review Board for Gamestudies.

Project Title: 
ELMCIP

Scott Rettberg

Title: 
Project leader
Institution: 
University of Bergen
E-mail: 
scott.rettberg@uib.no
External Website Address: 

Scott Rettberg, the project leader of ELMCIP, is associate professor of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen. Rettberg is the cofounder of ELO and served as the organization’s first executive director from 1999-2001. He is the coauthor of The Unknown, a Hypertext Novel (1998-2001) and The Unknown, an Anthology (2002), and the author of Kind of Blue (2003), a serial novel for email. Rettberg has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Cincinnati, an M.A. in Fiction Writing from Illinois State University and a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Coe College.

Project Title: 
ELMCIP

Simon Biggs

Title: 
Professor/Principal Investigator
Institution: 
Edinburgh College of Art
External Website Address: 

Simon Biggs is a visual artist born in Australia, 1957. He moved to the UK in 1986. Since 1978 Biggs has been working with digital and interactive systems in installation, networked and other media. Venues presenting his work include Tate Modern, Whitechapel, Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Ikon (Birmingham), Centre de Georges Pompidou, Academy de Kunste and Kulturforum (Berlin), Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Macau Arts Museum, Cameraworks (San Francisco), Walker Art Center, Paco des Artes (Sao Paulo), Museo OI (Rio De Janeiro), McDougall Art Gallery (Christchurch), Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide) and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He has been keynote at numerous international conferences, most recently at Cornell University’s 2010 annual Society for the Humanities Conference. Publications include Autopoeisis (with James Leach, Artwords, 2004), Halo (Film and Video Umbrella, 1998), Magnet (McDougall Art Gallery, 1997) and CD-ROM’s Book of Shadows and Great Wall of China (Ellipsis, 1996 and 1999). He is Professor at Edinburgh College of Art.

Project Title: 
ELMCIP

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