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Friday, June 10
 

08:00

Registration opens
Delegates can pick up their badges at the Registration table beginning 8:00 a.m. We will also have special One-Day passes available each day at CDN$185.00 for non-presenters who wish to attend sessions and experience the festival. 

Friday June 10, 2016 08:00 - 17:00
MacLaurin Lobby A100

10:00

Welcome
Co-Chairs Dene Grigar and Ray Siemens will welcome participants to the event and provide information about activities and venues related to the conference and festival.

Friday June 10, 2016 10:00 - 10:30
David Lam Auditorium MacLaurin A144

10:30

Featured Papers
Speakers
avatar for Stuart Moulthrop

Stuart Moulthrop

Professor, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Born 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Stuart Moulthrop is a writer, cybertext designer, and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His early work, Victory Garden (1991), has been mentioned among the "golden age" of hypertext fiction. Later works, including Hegirascope (1995), Reagan Library (1999), and Under Language (2007), pertain more closely to our current age of artificial fibers. Moulthrop is the author of... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Salter

Anastasia Salter

Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor in digital media and texts & technology at the University of Central Florida. She is the author of What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books (University of Iowa Press, 2014) and co-author of Flash: Building the Interactive Web (MIT Press, 2014). She writes for ProfHacker, a blog on technology and pedagogy hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education.


Friday June 10, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
David Lam Auditorium MacLaurin A144

12:00

Exhibit Opening & Lunch Reception
A kick off event in celebration of the e-lit works selected for the festival featuring the following artists. Lunch, which is included in the registration fee, will be served during this time to all delegates.

Abrie, Independent Artist, "To Montréal"

José Aburto, Independent Artist, "MATTERS, Electromagnetic poems"

Deanne Achong & Faith Moosang, Independent Artists, "Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts"

Damon Loren Baker, Independent Artist; & Jeremy Hight, WSUV, "The Basement"

Alan Bigelow, Medaille College, "A Change of Heart"

Philippe Bootz & Xavier Haubois, U of Paris 8, "Elpénor"

Amaranth Borsuk, U of Washington Bothell; Andy Fitch, U of Wyoming; Chris James
Thompson, Independent Artist; & Pang Yang Her, Independent Artist, "June 17th"

Serge Bouchardon, Antoine Aufrechter, & Clément Routier, Sorbonne Universités, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, "Untrace"

mez breeze & Andy Campbell, Independent Artists, "Pluto"

Helen Burgess, NC State U; & Craig Saper, U Maryland Baltimore, "Loving-Together with Roland's Bots"

J. R. Carpenter & Barbara Bridger, Independent Artists, "Notes Very Necessary"

M. D. Coverley & Stephanie Strickland, Independent Artists, "Hours of the Night"

Andrew Demirjian & James Proctor, Hunter College, "Color Yourself Inspired™"

Deena Larsen, Independent Artist, "Toybox: Exploring a New Conceptual Language Through Play"

Will Luers, WSUV; Hazel Smith, U of Western Sydney; & Roger Dean, U of Western Sydney, "Noveling"

Jeff Morris & Elisabeth Blair, Texas A & M, "Tell the Story"

Matthew Mosher, U of Central Florida, "If These Walls Could Talk"

Jason Nelson, Griffiths U, "The Impossible Box"

Allison Parrish, Fordham U, "A Travel Guide"

Sophia Pelka, U of Waterloo, "Tweeting towards Death"

Kate Pullinger, Bath Spa U, "Inanimate Alice; Episode Six: The Last Gas Station"

Aaron Reed, UC Santa Cruz, "Minimalist Story Generators #1-5"

Scott Rettberg, U of Bergen; & Rod Coover, Temple U, "Hearts and Minds"

Loren Schmidt, Independent Artist, "Beads of Orange Glass"

Alvaro Seica, U of Bergen; & Sindra  Sørensen, Independent Artist, "aimisola.net/hymiwo.po²"

Aaron Tucker, Ryerson U, "The 3D Poetry Project"

Tony Viera, York University, "Sonic Immersions and sculptures"

Jody Zellen, Independent Artist, "News Wheel"

Rui Almeida, Independent Artist, "Tomorrow, today will be Yesterday – Angles and distance, time and perspectives"

Janete Haouli, Universidade Estadual de Londrina–UEL  Departamento de Música e Teatro; & José Augusto Mannis, Universidade Estadual de Campinas–Unicamp / Instituto de Artes, Laboratório de Acústica e Artes Sonoras–LASom, "In Memoriam Decio Pignatari"

Judy Malloy, Independent Artist, "The Roar of Destiny – 20th Anniversary Version"

Ryan Wade Ruehlen & Mark Amerika, UC Boulder, "techne_lab: a journal of practice-based research"

Miles Thorogood, Jianyu Fan, & Philippe Pasquier, Simon Fraser U, "Audio Metaphor"

 

Moderators
Speakers
Artists
avatar for Aaron Tucker

Aaron Tucker

Lecturer, Ryerson University
I am the co-creator of The ChessBard (chesspoetry.com), an app that translates chess games into poetry. I am also the author of Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema, a book focused on tracking representations of the Internet through American cinema; I am also the author of punchlines, a poetry collection that combines lyrical poetry with code and markup. | | If nothing else, we can talk about basketball!
avatar for Álvaro Seica

Álvaro Seica

PhD Fellow, University of Bergen
Álvaro Seiça is a writer, editor and researcher. He published four poetry books, the most recent being Ö (2014) and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis 'Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art' (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013. Seiça has published several poems and essays in different journals... Read More →
avatar for Amaranth Borsuk

Amaranth Borsuk

University of Washington Bothell
Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be... Read More →
avatar for Deanne Achong

Deanne Achong

Artist, Lulu Suite
Deanne Achong and Faith Moosang are both artists from Vancouver, BC. They will co-present and talk about their app Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush tale in 8 Acts . | | Deanne and Faith are both artists working in Vancouver, BC. They have been collaborating since 2010. This project brings together both of their interests in history, technology, mediated imagery and working with archives.
avatar for Helen J Burgess

Helen J Burgess

Assoc. Professor, NC State University
Talk to me about digital publishing, physical computing, weaving & crafting. I also like science fiction. And snails are pretty cool too.
avatar for Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
avatar for Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist and writer who works in many media simultaneously. A maker of interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books, she constantly thinks about ways to integrate interactivity and technology into her works. Most recently she has been making iOS apps as artworks. Her 7 free apps are: "Time Jitters," "Urban Rhythms," "Spine Sonnet... Read More →
avatar for John Cayley

John Cayley

Professor, Brown University
John Cayley makes language art using programmable media. Recent work has explored aestheticized vectors of reading (thereadersproject.org) and 'writing to be found' within and against the services of Big Software. In future work he aims to write for a readership that is as much aural as visual.
avatar for Jose Aburto Zolezzi

Jose Aburto Zolezzi

Poet, independant
Poet who is defined by his continuous experimentation of different formats, supports and writing methods which reinterpret the poetic work from his own perspective: interactive, technological, and personal. Whether as a professor, cultural promoter or a communications professional, his works have dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the digital realm and their impact on different forms of expression.
avatar for José Augusto Mannis

José Augusto Mannis

Faculty, UNICAMP
Composer, electroacoustic performer, sound designer, faculty member, researcher. His repertoire covers a variety of musical genres and styles: electroacoustic, instrumental, music for video, theatre, radio art, and multi-media installations. His music is characterized by one over-riding factor: sound and musical gesture are essential concerns. As a performer of electroacoustic music, he has worked with La Grande Fabrique, Espace Musical and... Read More →
avatar for Judy Malloy

Judy Malloy

Digital Studies Fellow, Rutgers Camden University DSC
Electronic Literature Pioneer: hyperfiction, generative hyperfiction, polyphonic electronic literature, social media narrative. | Digital Studies Fellow in Contemporary Social Media Narrative, Rutgers Camden University Digital Studies Center, Fall 2016 | Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University: Electronic Literature, 2014 and Social Media Poetics, 2013 | Editor, Social Media Archeology and Poetics, MIT Press, 2016 | Founding... Read More →
avatar for Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger

Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media, Bath Spa University
I'm interested in all things fiction, creative nonfiction + digital, including emerging forms, literary apps, transmedia and participatory media projects. I have a cohort of 6 Digital Writing PhD students at Bath Spa, plus 3 Low Res students who are based outside the UK, so if you are interested in a creative practice PhD, talk to me.
MC

M.D. Coverley

ELO Board Member
avatar for Mez Breeze

Mez Breeze

Mez Breeze Design
For over two decades, Mez Breeze’s award-winning digital writing and games have been influential in shaping interactive genres, electronic literature and digital fiction. Since 2011, Mez has partnered with Dreaming Methods to produce apps, transmedia, and 3D games, with their joint game project “#PRISOM” (produced for The International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2013) making the Finalist List of the 2014 Western Australian... Read More →
avatar for Philippe Pasquier

Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →
avatar for Roderick Coover

Roderick Coover

Director, ELO Transmedia Literary Arts Fest
avatar for Serge Bouchardon

Serge Bouchardon

Professor, University of Technology of Compiegne
Serge Bouchardon graduated in literature from the Sorbonne University (France). After working as a project manager in the educational software industry, he wrote his dissertation on interactive literary narrative. He is currently full Professor in Communication Sciences and Director of the COSTECH laboratory at the University of Technology of Compiègne (France). His research focuses on digital creation, in particular digital literature... Read More →
avatar for Sindre Sorensen

Sindre Sorensen

Developer / Owner, Sørensen EDB
avatar for Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland

Director, ELO
Stephanie Strickland’s 7th book of poems, Dragon Logic, was published by Ahsahta (2013). Her 8th, V : WaveTercets / Losing L’una, published by SpringGun (2014), is accompanied by the freely downloadable Vniverse app for iPad created with Ian Hatcher. She has collaborated on ten born-digital poems, most recently Sea and Spar Between and Duels— Duets with Nick Montfort and House of Trust with Ian Hatcher. She is a member of the... Read More →
avatar for Will Luers

Will Luers

Visiting Professor, CMDC, Washington State University
Will Luers is a visiting professor in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University, Vancouver where he teaches multimedia authoring, creative programming and video production. His projects have been exhibited internationally and selected for various conferences, including ELO in 2008, 2011 and 2014; and for FILE in 2014. In 2010, he was awarded the The Vectors-NEH Summer Fellowship to work on his database... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Bloomsbury Academic

Bloomsbury Academic

Bloomsbury Academic


Friday June 10, 2016 12:00 - 13:50
MacLaurin Lobby A100

13:50

Opening Keynote Session: “Prototyping Resistance: Wargame Narrative and Inclusive Feminist Discourse”
Speakers
DJ

Diane Jakacki

Bucknell University
LL

Liz Losh

Associate Professor, William and Mary
avatar for Anastasia Salter

Anastasia Salter

Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor in digital media and texts & technology at the University of Central Florida. She is the author of What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books (University of Iowa Press, 2014) and co-author of Flash: Building the Interactive Web (MIT Press, 2014). She writes for ProfHacker, a blog on technology and pedagogy hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education.


Friday June 10, 2016 13:50 - 15:00
David Lam Auditorium MacLaurin A144

15:15

Session 1.1 Best Practices for Archiving E-Lit
Moderators
avatar for Dene Grigar

Dene Grigar

Professor and Director, Washington State University Vancouver
Dene Grigar is President of the Electronic Literature Organization. A Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver, her research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature. She has authored 14 media works as well as 52 scholarly articles. She also curates exhibits of electronic literature and media art, mounting shows at the Library... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Judy Malloy

Judy Malloy

Digital Studies Fellow, Rutgers Camden University DSC
Electronic Literature Pioneer: hyperfiction, generative hyperfiction, polyphonic electronic literature, social media narrative. | Digital Studies Fellow in Contemporary Social Media Narrative, Rutgers Camden University Digital Studies Center, Fall 2016 | Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University: Electronic Literature, 2014 and Social Media Poetics, 2013 | Editor, Social Media Archeology and Poetics, MIT Press, 2016 | Founding... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Moulthrop

Stuart Moulthrop

Professor, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Born 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Stuart Moulthrop is a writer, cybertext designer, and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His early work, Victory Garden (1991), has been mentioned among the "golden age" of hypertext fiction. Later works, including Hegirascope (1995), Reagan Library (1999), and Under Language (2007), pertain more closely to our current age of artificial fibers. Moulthrop is the author of... Read More →


Friday June 10, 2016 15:15 - 16:45
MacLaurin D010

15:15

Session 1.2 Medium & Meaning
Moderators
avatar for Rui Torres

Rui Torres

Associate Professor, University Fernando Pessoa
Professor of Semiotics and Hypermedia. Author of electronic literature. Coordinator of the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry (www.po-ex.net). Member of the Board of Directors of the ELO-Electronic Literature Organization.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Ackermans

Hannah Ackermans

RMA Student Comparative Literary Studies, Utrecht University
Hannah Ackermans (1991) has a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and is currently enrolled in the Research Master Comparative Literary Studies at Utrecht University. Her main research interests are materiality of books, intermediality, digital media, and print culture.
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Kari Kraus

Associate Professor, University of Maryland
avatar for Heiko Zimmerman

Heiko Zimmerman

Lecturer in English Literature and Culture, University of Trier
Heiko Zimmermann teaches English literature and culture at the University of Trier, Gemany. His interests (scholarly and otherwise) include authorship, memory, archiving, book/digital/pop culture, interdisciplinarity (Sciences, Philosophy), gardening, archery, contemporary literature and media, the C64, the demo scene, playing the guitar and typography.


Friday June 10, 2016 15:15 - 16:45
MacLaurin D110

15:15

15:15

Session 1.4 Literary Games
Moderators
avatar for Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Alex Mitchell teaches interactive media design in the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore, where he also leads the Narrative and Play Research Studio. Alex's current research investigates various aspects of computer-based art and entertainment, focusing in particular on interactive stories. This work involves creating digital and non-digital interactive storytelling systems, using these systems to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ryan House

Ryan House

Washington State University Vancouver


Friday June 10, 2016 15:15 - 16:45
MacLaurin D109

15:15

Session 1.5 eLit and the (Next) Future of Cinema
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kate Armstrong

Kate Armstrong

Director, Living Labs, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kate Armstrong is the Director of Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a research lab that builds projects and partnership models that use art and design as a mechanism for innovation and community building. In 2013 she founded Design for Startups, which works with accelerators to connect designers with early-stage teams. In addition to creating research partnerships with companies and organizations including Mozilla... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Gorman

Samantha Gorman

Founder Tender Claws/Ph.D Research Fellow, USC/Tender Claws
Samantha Gorman is a writer and artist who works at the intersection of text, cinema, performance and digital culture. With Danny Cannizzaro she founded the art collective/publishing initiative Tender Claws. Tender Claws’ most recent release is PRY: a hybrid of cinema, game and novel created for mobile iOS (prynovella.com). PRY won the New Media Writing Prize 2015 and was a Future of Storytelling Prize finalist, IGF finalist for... Read More →


Friday June 10, 2016 15:15 - 16:45
MacLaurin D107

15:15

Session 1.6 Authors & Texts
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Angelica Huizar

Angelica Huizar

Chair & Associate Professor, Old Dominion University
Teaches digital Latin American poetics, cultural studies. Research interests in the intersection in/with digital aesthetics and cultural studies.
avatar for Mia Zamora

Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, English, Kean University
Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.


Friday June 10, 2016 15:15 - 16:45
MacLaurin D101

15:15

Action Session Day 1
Speakers
ZC

Zach Coble

Digital Scholarship Specialist, New York University
LL

Liz Losh

Associate Professor, William and Mary
avatar for Scott Rettberg

Scott Rettberg

Professor, University of Bergen
Scott Rettberg is professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the Conference Chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival, The End(s) of Electronic Literature. Rettberg was the project leader of ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice), a HERA-funded collaborative research... Read More →
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Nicholas Schiller

Washington State University Vancouver
avatar for Álvaro Seica

Álvaro Seica

PhD Fellow, University of Bergen
Álvaro Seiça is a writer, editor and researcher. He published four poetry books, the most recent being Ö (2014) and permafrost: 20+1 zeptopoemas sms (2012). He holds a MA in Contemporary American Literature, with the thesis 'Transduction: Transfer Processes in Digital Literature and Art' (University of Évora, 2011), winner of the Moser Prize 2013. Seiça has published several poems and essays in different journals... Read More →


Friday June 10, 2016 15:15 - 16:45
MacLaurin D111

17:00

Reception & Poster Session
  • “Social Media for E-Lit Authors,” Michael Rabby, Washington State University Vancouver
  • “– O True Apothecary!, by Kyle Booten,” UC Berkeley, Center for New Media
  • “Electronic literature production – a case study of Korporacja Ha!art”, by Aleksandra Malecka, Jagiellonian University; Piotr Marecki, Jagiellonian University
  • “Life Experience through Digital Simulation Narratives,” David Núñez Ruiz, Neotipo
  • “Building Stories,” Kate Palermini, Washington State University Vancouver
  • “Help Wanted and Skills Offered,” by Deena Larsen, Independent Artist; Julianne Chatelain, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • “Beyond Original E-Lit: Deconstructing Austen Cybertexts,” Meredith Dabek, Maynooth University
  • Arabic E-Lit. (AEL) Project, Riham Hosny, Rochester Institute of Technology/Minia University
  • “Poetic Machines,” Sidse Rubens LeFevre, University of Copenhagen
  • “Meta for Meta’s Sake,” Melinda White

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Booten

Kyle Booten

Doctoral Candidate, UC Berkeley
Currently completing dissertation project, a study of the circulation of literary and philosophical quotations on social media (especially Tumblr). | | intersections of new & old media / youth literacies / computational linguistics & NLP / electronic literature & bots
avatar for Meredith Dabek

Meredith Dabek

PhD Candidate, Media Studies, Maynooth University
Digital narratives, digital storytelling, digital humanities, Jane Austen, Star Wars, comic books.
avatar for Reham Hosny

Reham Hosny

Research Scholar, RIT
Arabic e-lit and digital pedagogy
DN

David Núñez Ruiz

Creative Director, Neotipo


Friday June 10, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Faculty Club

19:30

Readings & Performances
Moderators
Artists
avatar for Aaron Angello

Aaron Angello

University of Colorado Boulder
Aaron Angello is a poet and multi-media artist. Currently working on his PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder.
avatar for Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
avatar for Jose Aburto Zolezzi

Jose Aburto Zolezzi

Poet, independant
Poet who is defined by his continuous experimentation of different formats, supports and writing methods which reinterpret the poetic work from his own perspective: interactive, technological, and personal. Whether as a professor, cultural promoter or a communications professional, his works have dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the digital realm and their impact on different forms of expression.
avatar for Josephine Anstey

Josephine Anstey

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo
Talk to me about my alter ego, Jennifer Årnstay, Professor of Material and Analogical Eco-Cognition, her performance lecture and interactive cognitive exercises. | Josephine Anstey's career has been concept and project driven, engaging with a wide variety of media practices and using technology as necessary. Experiments with narrative & dramatic forms and questions of identity & consciousness have been constant themes. Her projects... Read More →
avatar for Nick Montfort

Nick Montfort

MIT & SfPC
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. His poetry books are #! and Riddle & Bind; he co-wrote 2×6 and 2002: A Palindrome Story. His more than fifty digital projects include the collaborations The Deletionist and Sea and Spar Between. The MIT Press has published five of his collaborative and individual books: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Harwood

Nicola Harwood

Curator / Artist, High Muck a Muck Collective
I am in interdisciplinary artist and writer with a background in theatre and community-engaged practice. I currently teach Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University near Vancouver, BC. Canada
avatar for Ottar Ormstad

Ottar Ormstad

Artist
Ottar Ormstad was born and is based as an independent artist in Oslo, Norway. As a concrete poet, Ormstad creates verbivocovisual poetry since the 1960s and is author of Electronic Literature since 2006. In his works, Ormstad extends his originally print-based practice by moving to the realm of the networked programmable space. His works usually include modern electronic music, visual backgrounds such as self-produced b/w (darkroom-) photography... Read More →
avatar for Rob Wittig

Rob Wittig

Netprov Runner, Meanwhile... Netprov Studio
Rob Wittig plays at the crossroads of literature, graphic design and digital culture. A Silicon Valley native, he co-founded the legendary IN.S.OMNIA electronic bulletin board with the Surrealist-style literary and art group Invisible Seattle. From this came a Fulbright grant to study the writing and graphic design of electronic literature with philosopher Jacques Derrida in Paris. Rob's book based on that work, "Invisible Rendezvous," was... Read More →


Friday June 10, 2016 19:30 - 23:00
Felicita's
 
Saturday, June 11
 

08:30

Lightning Round
  • “Different Tools but Similar Wits,” Guangxu Zhao, University of Ottawa
  • “Digital Aesthetics,” Bertrand Gervais, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • “Hatsune Miku,” Roman Kalinovski, Independent Scholar
  • “Meta for Meta’s Sake,” Melinda White, University of New Hampshire
  • “Narrative Texture,” Luciane Maria Fadel, Simon Fraser University
  • “Natural Language Generation,” by Stefan Muller Arisona
  • “Poetic Machines,” Sidse Rubens LeFevre, University of Copenhagen
  • “Really Really Long Works,” Aden Evens, Dartmouth University
  • “UnWrapping the E-Reader,” David Roh, University of Utah
  • “Social Media for E-Lit Artists,” Michael Rabby

Moderators
avatar for James O'Sullivan

James O'Sullivan

Digital Humanities Research Designer, Penn State University
All the biographical stuff is over at http://josullivan.org

Speakers
avatar for Luciane Maria Fadel

Luciane Maria Fadel

Post Doc, Simon Fraser University
My goal is to understand how to design an interface for a compelling experience. That is, if we can understand what enhances narrativity impacts on creating digital artifacts, we can create a deeper sense of meaning and support a richer experience. This positive and valuable experience will engage the mind and emotions of users.
avatar for David Roh

David Roh

Assistant Professor, University of Utah


Saturday June 11, 2016 08:30 - 10:00
David Lam Auditorium MacLaurin A144

10:00

Exhibit Opens
Moderators
Artists
avatar for Janete El Haouli

Janete El Haouli

Independent Sound Artist and Radiomaker
Janete El Haouli (Brazil) | Musician, radiomaker, sound artist, cultural producer. Has a degree in music, MA in Communication Sciences and a Ph.D. in Arts at the University of São Paulo (USP). Created and coordinated the radio program New Music: radio for thinking ears (1991-2005) and the Nucleus of Contemporary Music_NMC (1993-2008) at the State University of Londrina (UEL) where she was a professor at Music and Drama department... Read More →
avatar for José Augusto Mannis

José Augusto Mannis

Faculty, UNICAMP
Composer, electroacoustic performer, sound designer, faculty member, researcher. His repertoire covers a variety of musical genres and styles: electroacoustic, instrumental, music for video, theatre, radio art, and multi-media installations. His music is characterized by one over-riding factor: sound and musical gesture are essential concerns. As a performer of electroacoustic music, he has worked with La Grande Fabrique, Espace Musical and... Read More →


Saturday June 11, 2016 10:00 - 17:00
MacLaurin Lobby A100

10:30

Session 2.1 Literary Interventions

Astrid Ensslin's and Alice Bell's paper focuses on WALLPAPER, a gothic digital fiction installation by Judy Alston and Andy Campbell (Dreaming Methods / One to One Trust), and we're going to look at two things in particular: the ways in which WP’s multimodal set-up may help us develop a media-specific theory of cognitive deixis (Stockwell 2002); and how we might study reader responses to learn more about the complex, hybrid and dynamic nature of immersion in immersive digital fictions and literary games.


Moderators
avatar for Brian Ganter

Brian Ganter

English Department, Capilano University
digital culture and materialism, film, politics of games and gaming, Marx

Speakers
avatar for Alice Bell

Alice Bell

Reader, Humanities Department, Sheffield Hallam University
My research specialisms are stylistics (including cognitive poetics), narratology (including unnatural narratology), and digital fiction. Throughout my work I develop systematic approaches for the analysis of (mostly digital) texts and investigate ways that digital technologies affect fiction and fictionality. I'm currently running the Reading Digital Fiction project, investigating ways that readers process digital fiction cognitively.
avatar for Astrid Ensslin

Astrid Ensslin

Professor, University of Alberta
I have a background in literary linguistics (stylistics), narratology, discourse analysis and digital media. My main interests are literary gaming and other forms of digital fiction, and I'm currently working on projects looking at how readers respond to and process digital fiction, and emotive discourse patterns in videogame paratexts. I've published books on literary hypertext, literary games and gaming, analyzing digital fiction, the... Read More →
avatar for Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger

Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media, Bath Spa University
I'm interested in all things fiction, creative nonfiction + digital, including emerging forms, literary apps, transmedia and participatory media projects. I have a cohort of 6 Digital Writing PhD students at Bath Spa, plus 3 Low Res students who are based outside the UK, so if you are interested in a creative practice PhD, talk to me.

Artists
avatar for Aaron Angello

Aaron Angello

University of Colorado Boulder
Aaron Angello is a poet and multi-media artist. Currently working on his PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder.


Saturday June 11, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D101

10:30

Session 2.2 Theoretical Underpinnings
Moderators
avatar for Mia Zamora

Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, English, Kean University
Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Goicoechea

Maria Goicoechea

Associate Professor, Complutense University of Madrid
María Goicoechea de Jorge studied English Philology at the University Complutense of Madrid. She has studied at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK , and at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), USA , where she obtained a Master's Degree in Intercultural Communication. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled "The Reader in Cyberspace: A Literary Ethnography of Cyberculture" (2004). Her research interests include... Read More →
avatar for Mark Sample

Mark Sample

Asssociate Professor of Digital Studies, Davidson College


Saturday June 11, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D105

10:30

Session 2.3 E-Lit in Time & Space
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for John Barber

John Barber

Faculty, CMDC | Washington State University Vancouver
Sound, web-based radio, archiving, curating, sound as electronic literature, Richard Brautigan
avatar for Luciane Maria Fadel

Luciane Maria Fadel

Post Doc, Simon Fraser University
My goal is to understand how to design an interface for a compelling experience. That is, if we can understand what enhances narrativity impacts on creating digital artifacts, we can create a deeper sense of meaning and support a richer experience. This positive and valuable experience will engage the mind and emotions of users.


Saturday June 11, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D107

10:30

Session 2.4 Understanding Bots
Moderators
avatar for Leonardo Flores

Leonardo Flores

Professor, University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez
Leonardo Flores is a Full Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and the Treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. His research areas are electronic literature (especially poetry), and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives. He is the creator and publisher of a scholarly... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday June 11, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D110

10:30

Action Session Day 2
Speakers
ZC

Zach Coble

Digital Scholarship Specialist, New York University
LL

Liz Losh

Associate Professor, William and Mary
avatar for Scott Rettberg

Scott Rettberg

Professor, University of Bergen
Scott Rettberg is professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the Conference Chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival, The End(s) of Electronic Literature. Rettberg was the project leader of ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice), a HERA-funded collaborative research... Read More →
DN

David Núñez Ruiz

Creative Director, Neotipo
NS

Nicholas Schiller

Washington State University Vancouver


Saturday June 11, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D110

12:15

Artists Talks & Lunch
The Saturday morning Artists Talks event features five artists talking about their art. Lunch is provided for free to all participants. 

Artists
avatar for Aaron Tucker

Aaron Tucker

Lecturer, Ryerson University
I am the co-creator of The ChessBard (chesspoetry.com), an app that translates chess games into poetry. I am also the author of Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema, a book focused on tracking representations of the Internet through American cinema; I am also the author of punchlines, a poetry collection that combines lyrical poetry with code and markup. | | If nothing else, we can talk about basketball!
avatar for Erik Zepka

Erik Zepka

Erik Zepka is a conceptual media artist and writer whose practice centers around a critical engagement with the products of science and technology. The computer forms a chief hub of this process. With a base at x-o-x-o-x.com, projects range from interactive code works, to audiovisual remixes, to conceptual projects incorporating this content. Embodiment, failure, performance, social media, biology and glitch are some of its recurring... Read More →
avatar for Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist and writer who works in many media simultaneously. A maker of interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books, she constantly thinks about ways to integrate interactivity and technology into her works. Most recently she has been making iOS apps as artworks. Her 7 free apps are: "Time Jitters," "Urban Rhythms," "Spine Sonnet... Read More →
avatar for John Cayley

John Cayley

Professor, Brown University
John Cayley makes language art using programmable media. Recent work has explored aestheticized vectors of reading (thereadersproject.org) and 'writing to be found' within and against the services of Big Software. In future work he aims to write for a readership that is as much aural as visual.


Saturday June 11, 2016 12:15 - 13:15
David Lam Auditorium MacLaurin A144

13:30

Embracing Bots
Moderators
avatar for Leonardo Flores

Leonardo Flores

Professor, University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez
Leonardo Flores is a Full Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and the Treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. His research areas are electronic literature (especially poetry), and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives. He is the creator and publisher of a scholarly... Read More →

Speakers
KR

Katie Rose Pipkin

Wardenclyffe
puppets, trains, prosopagnosia
avatar for Chris Rodley

Chris Rodley

PhD candidate, University of Sydney
Big data and literature, BuzzFeed and Buzzademia.


Saturday June 11, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D101

13:30

Session 3.1 E-Lit Pedagogy in Global Setting
Moderators
avatar for Reham Hosny

Reham Hosny

Research Scholar, RIT
Arabic e-lit and digital pedagogy

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Baldwin

Sandy Baldwin

Associate Professor, WVU-->RIT
avatar for Odile Farge

Odile Farge

University of Paris 8
Odile Farge has a Ph.D. in information and communication sciences. Her research activities at the University of Paris8 focus primarily on such areas as digital literature, software tools and digital culture. At the junction of computer science, the arts, humanities and social sciences, she uses a socio-semiotic approach to digital writing and concentrates her research on the digital humanities, analyzing creation tools from a critical... Read More →
avatar for Maria Goicoechea

Maria Goicoechea

Associate Professor, Complutense University of Madrid
María Goicoechea de Jorge studied English Philology at the University Complutense of Madrid. She has studied at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK , and at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), USA , where she obtained a Master's Degree in Intercultural Communication. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled "The Reader in Cyberspace: A Literary Ethnography of Cyberculture" (2004). Her research interests include... Read More →


Saturday June 11, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D111

13:30

Session 3.2 The Art of Computational Media
  • “Reading Source Code,” Mohsen Emadi, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Rodolfo Mata, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • “Creative GREP Works,” Kristopher Purzycki, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • “Using Theme to Author Hypertext Fiction,” Alex Mitchell, National University at Singapore

Moderators
avatar for Rui Torres

Rui Torres

Associate Professor, University Fernando Pessoa
Professor of Semiotics and Hypermedia. Author of electronic literature. Coordinator of the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry (www.po-ex.net). Member of the Board of Directors of the ELO-Electronic Literature Organization.

Speakers
avatar for Piotr Marecki

Piotr Marecki

Assitant Professor, Ha!art
#electronicliterature #poland #translation #renderings #experimentalliterature #demoscene
avatar for Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Alex Mitchell teaches interactive media design in the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore, where he also leads the Narrative and Play Research Studio. Alex's current research investigates various aspects of computer-based art and entertainment, focusing in particular on interactive stories. This work involves creating digital and non-digital interactive storytelling systems, using these systems to... Read More →


Saturday June 11, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D109

13:30

Session 3.3 Present Future Past
Moderators
avatar for David Roh

David Roh

Assistant Professor, University of Utah

Speakers

Saturday June 11, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D110

13:30

Session 3.4 Beyond Collaborative Horizons
Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Douglass

Jeremy Douglass

Assistant Professor of English, U. California Santa Barbara

Speakers
avatar for Mark Marino

Mark Marino

Mark writes and teaches in Los Angeles. He Tweets at @markcmarino


Saturday June 11, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D010

13:30

Session 3.5 E-Loops: Reshuffling Reading & Writing in Electronic Literature Works
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ariane Savoie

Ariane Savoie

PhD Student, UQAM & UCL
Ariane Savoie studied literature, screenwriting and film at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Montréal and at the Université Catholique de Louvain. She is currently a doctoral candidate and is writing her dissertation under the joint supervision of Bertand Gervais at UQAM in the department of Semiotics, and Michel Lisse at the UCL in the department of Langues et Lettres. She... Read More →


Saturday June 11, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D105

13:30

Session 3.6 Metaphorical Perspectives
Speakers
avatar for Ali Rachel Pearl

Ali Rachel Pearl

PhD candidate in English at the University of Southern California.
avatar for Amber Strother

Amber Strother

PhD Candidate, Washington State University


Saturday June 11, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D107

13:30

Workshops
Speakers
avatar for Hannah Ackermans

Hannah Ackermans

RMA Student Comparative Literary Studies, Utrecht University
Hannah Ackermans (1991) has a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and is currently enrolled in the Research Master Comparative Literary Studies at Utrecht University. Her main research interests are materiality of books, intermediality, digital media, and print culture.
avatar for Zach Whalen

Zach Whalen

University of Mary Washington

Artists
avatar for Nick Montfort

Nick Montfort

MIT & SfPC
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. His poetry books are #! and Riddle & Bind; he co-wrote 2×6 and 2002: A Palindrome Story. His more than fifty digital projects include the collaborations The Deletionist and Sea and Spar Between. The MIT Press has published five of his collaborative and individual books: The New Media Reader, Twisty Little Passages, Racing the Beam, 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10... Read More →


Saturday June 11, 2016 13:30 - 15:30
TBA

15:30

Keynote Session: "Interactive Narrative and the Art of Steering Through Possible Worlds"
3:30: Welcome: Dene Grigar & Ray Siemens, Conference Co-Chairs
3:35: Speaker Introduction: Caitlin Fisher, Artistic Director
3:40: Keynote by Christine Wilks
4:10 p.m. Q & A
4:50: End session

Speakers
avatar for Christine Wilks

Christine Wilks

PhD Student, Bath Spa University
I'm a digital writer, artist and developer of playable stories for the web and mobile devices. Currently, as part of my practice-based research, I'm creating a character-driven interactive text-based psychological thriller, that adapts to reader choice, founded upon the idea of a character as a black box. | | My previous works have been published in online journals and anthologies, including the 'Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2... Read More →


Saturday June 11, 2016 15:30 - 16:50
David Lam Auditorium MacLaurin A144

17:15

Screenings

metaphorically the page is a window

bpNichol’s dream presages the digital condition.   The fluidity of expression and aesthetic between recognized media forms has always existed, the digital simply makes it easier.   The liminal poetics of the “between” is a rich ground for artists working across media boundaries – the space that Dick Higgins called “intermedia.”

In a pre-digital era, bpNichol celebrated the concept of art that crossed boundaries – the page that could be a window. However, he also lamented:

i try writing on the glass &

the ink won’t hold

With the digital, the ink holds. All media use the same technical substrate – zeroes and ones. This new ink writes on page and glass with equal facility. The contemporary ground between forms of mediated practice is now as firm as the ground at the center of any given form. All it needs is exploration, and the ELO16 Screening event is a celebration of exploration between media forms, in particular those works that merge the poetics of the page with the poetics of the screen.

Collectively, these works instantiate a series of dialectics of creative expression: the word and the image, the image and the sound, the mediated and the gestural, the body and the senses. Ormstaad’s MOOON works at the foundational level of these dynamics – giving us a whimsical audio-visual poem that mixes simple yet evocative images of water and the moon with direct representations of letter and text.   Dulic’s works use layers of image and sound to invoke corresponding layers of language, dream, and story.   Her films combine the expressivity of cinema, visual art, motion graphics, calligraphy, voice and text. DiPaola uses gesture and word as his foundation – transforming a cinematic dance through a series of painterly visual transformations that flow from the representative to the abstract and back again. Finally, Justin Stephenson gives us a tour-de-force view into the art of Canadian poet, writer, and performer bpNichol.   bpNichol ‘s seminal body of work in text, sound, and performance was a classic expression of intermediated form during the 1970’s. Stephenson’s film presents bpNichol ‘s artistry across its various manifestations, and at the same time faithfully extends bp’s genius through a series of reflective lenses and interpretations.

The National Film Board of Canada relied on Shakespeare to summarize the life’s work of Canada’s greatest filmmaker, Norman MacLaren: “The Eye Hears, The Ear Sees”.   The films of the ELO Screening work in a similar creative direction – the synaesthetic expression of mediated form at the digital intersection of word, image, and sound.


Moderators
avatar for Jim Bizzocchi

Jim Bizzocchi

Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
Jim Bizzocchi is a filmmaker currently working in video art and installation. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University.  His research interests include the aesthetics and design of the moving image, interactive narrative, and the development of computational video sequencing systems. He is interested in the effect of new technologies on cinematic visual expressions such as... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Aleksandra Dulic

Aleksandra Dulic

Dr. Aleksandra Dulic teaches at the department of Creative Studies at University of British Columbia in Okanagan where she also directs the Centre for Culture and Technology, an interdisciplinary arts-research center. As an artist-scholar, Aleksandra works at the intersections of interactive multimedia installation and live performance with research foci in cross-cultural media performance, interactive animation and computational poetics... Read More →
avatar for Justin Stephenson

Justin Stephenson

Justin Stephenson is an award-winning filmmaker and moving image designer. His latest film, The Complete Works, is based on renowned avant-garde author and poet, bpNichol. It was released in the fall of 2015 and is currently featuring in festivals around the world.Justin developed an interest in bpNichol early on while studying broadcasting and photographic arts. He continued with a graduate degree in communications and cultural studies... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Newby

Kenneth Newby

Kenneth Newby is a media artist, composer-performer, educator, interaction designer, and audio producer whose creative practice explores the use of technology to enable the creation of media performances, installations and experiences that are rich in aural, visual and cultural nuances. His research interests center around the exploration of the creative forces latent in an emerging poetics of computational art and includes the... Read More →
avatar for Ottar Ormstad

Ottar Ormstad

Artist
Ottar Ormstad was born and is based as an independent artist in Oslo, Norway. As a concrete poet, Ormstad creates verbivocovisual poetry since the 1960s and is author of Electronic Literature since 2006. In his works, Ormstad extends his originally print-based practice by moving to the realm of the networked programmable space. His works usually include modern electronic music, visual backgrounds such as self-produced b/w (darkroom-) photography... Read More →
avatar for Steve DiPaola

Steve DiPaola

Prof, Dir of Cog Sci, Simon Fraser University
Steve DiPaola, active as an artist and a scientist is director of the Cognitive Science Program at Simon Fraser University, and leads the iVizLab (ivizlab.sfu.ca), a research lab that strives to make computational systems bend more to the human experience by incorporating biological, cognitive and behavior knowledge models. | He is most known for his AI based computational creativity (darwinsgaze.com) and 3d facial expression systems (for The... Read More →


Saturday June 11, 2016 17:15 - 18:45
Cinecenta

19:00

Awards Banquet
A celebration for the electronic literature community where winners of three awards will be announced. 

Saturday June 11, 2016 19:00 - 21:00
Faculty Club

21:00

Dance, with sound & visuals by The Flying Belugas (Simon Schubiger & Stefan Müller Arisona)
EPI Redux is re-imagining of the psychedelic classic The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, created by Andy Warhol with the Velvet Underground in the late 1960s. Rather than literally interpreting the original Warhol event, EPI Redux seeks to update psychedelia for the new millennium. Using an excess of technology the project immerses viewers in an overload of the senses and in a Gesamtkunstwerk where sound, vision, space and time coincide. At ELO we will present the EPI Redux as audio-visual performance, combining live visuals and electronic dance genres ranging from electro-disco, electro, house and techno.

Stefan Müller Arisona is a computer scientist and artist who seeks to combine principles from computer graphics, digital media, and human-computer interaction and apply them to a variety of fields such as architectural and urban modeling, digital art, and entertainment. He is a professor of computer science at the Institute of 4D Technologies (i4Ds) of FHNW Switzerland, and lab co-director at ETH Zurich’s Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. As an artist, DJ, and VJ, he has performed and exhibited worldwide at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club, the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, and at Singapore’s Zouk.
Simon Schubiger has been developing various interactive media art installations (e.g. for the Ars Electronica Center) and has performed live visuals at more than one hundred electronic music events over the past decades as a member of the Scheinwerfer collective. He is also the co-developer of the Soundium2 multi-media platform and ETH Zurich’s NOVA voxel display. In parallel, Simon Schubiger is a professor for computer graphics and game design at FHNW Switzerland.


Saturday June 11, 2016 21:00 - 23:00
Faculty Club
 
Sunday, June 12
 

08:30

10:00

Exhibit opens

Abrie, Independent Artist, “To Montréal”

José Aburto, Independent Artist, “MATTERS, Electromagnetic poems”

Deanne Achong & Faith Moosang, Independent Artists, “Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts”

Damon Loren Baker, Independent Artist; & Jeremy Hight, WSUV, “The Basement”

Alan Bigelow, Medaille College, “A Change of Heart”

Philippe Bootz & Xavier Haubois, U of Paris 8, “Elpénor”

Amaranth Borsuk, U of Washington Bothell; Andy Fitch, U of Wyoming; Chris James
Thompson, Independent Artist; & Pang Yang Her, Independent Artist, “June 17th”

Serge Bouchardon, Antoine Aufrechter, & Clément Routier, Sorbonne Universités, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, “Untrace”

mez breeze & Andy Campbell, Independent Artists, “Pluto”

Helen Burgess, NC State U; & Craig Saper, U Maryland Baltimore, “Loving-Together with Roland’s Bots”

J. R. Carpenter & Barbara Bridger, Independent Artists, “Notes Very Necessary”

M. D. Coverley & Stephanie Strickland, Independent Artists, “Hours of the Night”

Andrew Demirjian & James Proctor, Hunter College, “Color Yourself Inspired™”

Richard Ehrlich (with Dale Rosen and Andrew Lau), "Sheila Carfenders, Doctor Mask & President Akimbo" 

Deena Larsen, Independent Artist, “Toybox: Exploring a New Conceptual Language Through Play”

Will Luers, WSUV; Hazel Smith, U of Western Sydney; & Roger Dean, U of Western Sydney, “Noveling”

Jeff Morris & Elisabeth Blair, Texas A & M, “Tell the Story”

Matthew Mosher, U of Central Florida, “If These Walls Could Talk”

Jason Nelson, Griffiths U, “The Impossible Box”

Allison Parrish, Fordham U, “A Travel Guide”

Sophia Pelka, U of Waterloo, “Tweeting towards Death”

Kate Pullinger, Bath Spa U, “Inanimate Alice; Episode Six: The Last Gas Station”

Aaron Reed, UC Santa Cruz, “Minimalist Story Generators #1-5”

Scott Rettberg, U of Bergen; & Rod Coover, Temple U, “Hearts and Minds”

Loren Schmidt, Independent Artist, “Beads of Orange Glass”

Alvaro Seica, U of Bergen; & Sindra  Sørensen, Independent Artist, “aimisola.net/hymiwo.po²”

Aaron Tucker, Ryerson U, “The 3D Poetry Project”

Tony Viera, York University, “Strathroy Stories”

Jody Zellen, Independent Artist, “News Wheel”



Moderators
Artists
avatar for Aaron Tucker

Aaron Tucker

Lecturer, Ryerson University
I am the co-creator of The ChessBard (chesspoetry.com), an app that translates chess games into poetry. I am also the author of Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema, a book focused on tracking representations of the Internet through American cinema; I am also the author of punchlines, a poetry collection that combines lyrical poetry with code and markup. | | If nothing else, we can talk about basketball!
avatar for Amaranth Borsuk

Amaranth Borsuk

University of Washington Bothell
Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be... Read More →
avatar for Deanne Achong

Deanne Achong

Artist, Lulu Suite
Deanne Achong and Faith Moosang are both artists from Vancouver, BC. They will co-present and talk about their app Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush tale in 8 Acts . | | Deanne and Faith are both artists working in Vancouver, BC. They have been collaborating since 2010. This project brings together both of their interests in history, technology, mediated imagery and working with archives.
avatar for Helen J Burgess

Helen J Burgess

Assoc. Professor, NC State University
Talk to me about digital publishing, physical computing, weaving & crafting. I also like science fiction. And snails are pretty cool too.
avatar for Janete El Haouli

Janete El Haouli

Independent Sound Artist and Radiomaker
Janete El Haouli (Brazil) | Musician, radiomaker, sound artist, cultural producer. Has a degree in music, MA in Communication Sciences and a Ph.D. in Arts at the University of São Paulo (USP). Created and coordinated the radio program New Music: radio for thinking ears (1991-2005) and the Nucleus of Contemporary Music_NMC (1993-2008) at the State University of Londrina (UEL) where she was a professor at Music and Drama department... Read More →
avatar for Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
Digital poet. Creature of curious digital creatures. And the fiance of Alinta Krauth from http://www.alintakrauth.com
avatar for Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles based artist and writer who works in many media simultaneously. A maker of interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists' books, she constantly thinks about ways to integrate interactivity and technology into her works. Most recently she has been making iOS apps as artworks. Her 7 free apps are: "Time Jitters," "Urban Rhythms," "Spine Sonnet... Read More →
avatar for John Cayley

John Cayley

Professor, Brown University
John Cayley makes language art using programmable media. Recent work has explored aestheticized vectors of reading (thereadersproject.org) and 'writing to be found' within and against the services of Big Software. In future work he aims to write for a readership that is as much aural as visual.
avatar for Jose Aburto Zolezzi

Jose Aburto Zolezzi

Poet, independant
Poet who is defined by his continuous experimentation of different formats, supports and writing methods which reinterpret the poetic work from his own perspective: interactive, technological, and personal. Whether as a professor, cultural promoter or a communications professional, his works have dedicated to exploring the possibilities of the digital realm and their impact on different forms of expression.
avatar for José Augusto Mannis

José Augusto Mannis

Faculty, UNICAMP
Composer, electroacoustic performer, sound designer, faculty member, researcher. His repertoire covers a variety of musical genres and styles: electroacoustic, instrumental, music for video, theatre, radio art, and multi-media installations. His music is characterized by one over-riding factor: sound and musical gesture are essential concerns. As a performer of electroacoustic music, he has worked with La Grande Fabrique, Espace Musical and... Read More →
avatar for Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger

Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media, Bath Spa University
I'm interested in all things fiction, creative nonfiction + digital, including emerging forms, literary apps, transmedia and participatory media projects. I have a cohort of 6 Digital Writing PhD students at Bath Spa, plus 3 Low Res students who are based outside the UK, so if you are interested in a creative practice PhD, talk to me.
MC

M.D. Coverley

ELO Board Member
avatar for Mez Breeze

Mez Breeze

Mez Breeze Design
For over two decades, Mez Breeze’s award-winning digital writing and games have been influential in shaping interactive genres, electronic literature and digital fiction. Since 2011, Mez has partnered with Dreaming Methods to produce apps, transmedia, and 3D games, with their joint game project “#PRISOM” (produced for The International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2013) making the Finalist List of the 2014 Western Australian... Read More →
avatar for Richard Ehrlich

Richard Ehrlich

American foreign correspondent
Richard S. Ehrlich is an American foreign correspondent in Asia where he has been based since 1978 reporting from Hong Kong, New Delhi, and now Bangkok, Thailand. His coverage focuses on wars, rituals, revolutions, cultures, coups, religions and other news. He is also co-author of a nonfiction book of investigative journalism, titled: "Hello My Big Big Honey!" Love Letters to Bangkok Bar Girls and Their Revealing Interviews.
avatar for Roderick Coover

Roderick Coover

Director, ELO Transmedia Literary Arts Fest
avatar for Scott Rettberg

Scott Rettberg

Professor, University of Bergen
Scott Rettberg is professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the Conference Chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival, The End(s) of Electronic Literature. Rettberg was the project leader of ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice), a HERA-funded collaborative research... Read More →
avatar for Serge Bouchardon

Serge Bouchardon

Professor, University of Technology of Compiegne
Serge Bouchardon graduated in literature from the Sorbonne University (France). After working as a project manager in the educational software industry, he wrote his dissertation on interactive literary narrative. He is currently full Professor in Communication Sciences and Director of the COSTECH laboratory at the University of Technology of Compiègne (France). His research focuses on digital creation, in particular digital literature... Read More →
avatar for Sindre Sorensen

Sindre Sorensen

Developer / Owner, Sørensen EDB
avatar for Stephanie Strickland

Stephanie Strickland

Director, ELO
Stephanie Strickland’s 7th book of poems, Dragon Logic, was published by Ahsahta (2013). Her 8th, V : WaveTercets / Losing L’una, published by SpringGun (2014), is accompanied by the freely downloadable Vniverse app for iPad created with Ian Hatcher. She has collaborated on ten born-digital poems, most recently Sea and Spar Between and Duels— Duets with Nick Montfort and House of Trust with Ian Hatcher. She is a member of the... Read More →
avatar for Will Luers

Will Luers

Visiting Professor, CMDC, Washington State University
Will Luers is a visiting professor in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University, Vancouver where he teaches multimedia authoring, creative programming and video production. His projects have been exhibited internationally and selected for various conferences, including ELO in 2008, 2011 and 2014; and for FILE in 2014. In 2010, he was awarded the The Vectors-NEH Summer Fellowship to work on his database... Read More →


Sunday June 12, 2016 10:00 - 17:00
MacLaurin Lobby A100

10:30

Session 4.1 Narratives & Narrativity
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Fisher

Caitlin Fisher

Director, Augmented Reality Lab, York University
Caitlin directs the Augmented Reality Lab at York University where she held the Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture for the past decade. A 2013 Fulbright Chair, she is the recipient of many international awards for digital storytelling including the Electronic Literature Award for Fiction and the Vinaròs Prize for her AR poetry. Caitlin serves on the international Board of Directors for both the Electronic Literature Organization and... Read More →
avatar for Illya Szilak

Illya Szilak

Illya Szilak uses open source media and collaborations forged via the Internet to create transmedia novels. Shaped by her experiences as a practicing physician, her artistic practice explores mortality, embodiment, identity and belief in a media inundated and increasingly virtual world. | | Her first novel Reconstructing Mayakovsky was selected for the second Electronic Literature Collection and was a jury pick for the Japan Media Arts... Read More →


Sunday June 12, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D110

10:30

Session 4.2 Historical & Critical Perspectives
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for James O'Sullivan

James O'Sullivan

Digital Humanities Research Designer, Penn State University
All the biographical stuff is over at http://josullivan.org


Sunday June 12, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D101

10:30

Session 4.3 Emergent Media
Speakers
avatar for Jim Bizzocchi

Jim Bizzocchi

Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
Jim Bizzocchi is a filmmaker currently working in video art and installation. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University.  His research interests include the aesthetics and design of the moving image, interactive narrative, and the development of computational video sequencing systems. He is interested in the effect of new technologies on cinematic visual expressions such as... Read More →
avatar for Shane Denson

Shane Denson

Assistant professor in the Film & Media program, Dept. of Art & Art History, Stanford University. Author of _Postnaturalism: Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface_ and co-editor of several volumes, including most recently the open-access collection _Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film_.
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Arne Eigenfeldt

Arne Eigenfeldt is a composer of live electroacoustic music, and a researcher into intelligent generative music systems. His music has been performed around the world, and his collaborations range from Persian Tar masters to contemporary dance companies to musical robots. He has presented his academic research at both scientific and artistic conferences, as well as performing and presenting his generative music at major festivals. He teaches... Read More →
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Liz Losh

Associate Professor, William and Mary
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Philippe Pasquier

ISEA2015 Symposium Director, Associate Professor, Scool of Interactive Arts + Technology
Dr. Philippe Pasquier is Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. He is both a recognized scientist and a multi-disciplinary artist. His contributions range from theoretical research in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and machine learning to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is the Chair and investigator of the AAAI... Read More →


Sunday June 12, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D107

10:30

Session 4.4 The E-Literary Object
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Leonardo Flores

Professor, University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez
Leonardo Flores is a Full Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and the Treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. His research areas are electronic literature (especially poetry), and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives. He is the creator and publisher of a scholarly... Read More →
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Aynur Kadir

Simon Fraser University
Aynur Kadir is an interdisciplinary scholar, media anthropologist, a doctoral researcher at the Making Culture Lab, Simon Fraser University, who works with Uyghur community in northwest China. She is working on her doctorate with Kate Hennessy on the safeguarding of Uyghur cultural heritage in China exploring various different digital platforms. Aynur is an award-winning ethnographic filmmaker, researcher at Xinjiang Folklore Research Center... Read More →


Sunday June 12, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D109

10:30

Session 4.5 Next Narrative
Moderators
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M.D. Coverley

ELO Board Member

Speakers
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Will Luers

Visiting Professor, CMDC, Washington State University
Will Luers is a visiting professor in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University, Vancouver where he teaches multimedia authoring, creative programming and video production. His projects have been exhibited internationally and selected for various conferences, including ELO in 2008, 2011 and 2014; and for FILE in 2014. In 2010, he was awarded the The Vectors-NEH Summer Fellowship to work on his database... Read More →
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Daniel Punday

Professor, Purdue University Calumet


Sunday June 12, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D010

10:30

Action Session Day 3
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Zach Coble

Digital Scholarship Specialist, New York University
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Liz Losh

Associate Professor, William and Mary
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Scott Rettberg

Professor, University of Bergen
Scott Rettberg is professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the Conference Chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival, The End(s) of Electronic Literature. Rettberg was the project leader of ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice), a HERA-funded collaborative research... Read More →
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David Núñez Ruiz

Creative Director, Neotipo
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Nicholas Schiller

Washington State University Vancouver


Sunday June 12, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
MacLaurin D111

12:15

Artists Talks & Lunch
Moderators
Artists
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Deanne Achong

Artist, Lulu Suite
Deanne Achong and Faith Moosang are both artists from Vancouver, BC. They will co-present and talk about their app Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush tale in 8 Acts . | | Deanne and Faith are both artists working in Vancouver, BC. They have been collaborating since 2010. This project brings together both of their interests in history, technology, mediated imagery and working with archives.


Sunday June 12, 2016 12:15 - 13:30
David Lam Auditorium MacLaurin A144

13:30

Session 5.1 Subversive Texts
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Speakers
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Sandy Baldwin

Associate Professor, WVU-->RIT
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Reham Hosny

Research Scholar, RIT
Arabic e-lit and digital pedagogy
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Rui Torres

Associate Professor, University Fernando Pessoa
Professor of Semiotics and Hypermedia. Author of electronic literature. Coordinator of the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry (www.po-ex.net). Member of the Board of Directors of the ELO-Electronic Literature Organization.


Sunday June 12, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D101

13:30

Session 5.2 Experience in #NetProv & Participatory Narratives
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Mia Zamora

Associate Professor, English, Kean University
Associate Professor of English, Director of MA in Writing Studies & Kean University Writing Project; DML blogger.

Speakers
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Mark Marino

Mark writes and teaches in Los Angeles. He Tweets at @markcmarino

Artists
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Rob Wittig

Netprov Runner, Meanwhile... Netprov Studio
Rob Wittig plays at the crossroads of literature, graphic design and digital culture. A Silicon Valley native, he co-founded the legendary IN.S.OMNIA electronic bulletin board with the Surrealist-style literary and art group Invisible Seattle. From this came a Fulbright grant to study the writing and graphic design of electronic literature with philosopher Jacques Derrida in Paris. Rob's book based on that work, "Invisible Rendezvous," was... Read More →


Sunday June 12, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D109

13:30

Session 5.3 Emergent Media
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Speakers
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Serge Bouchardon

Professor, University of Technology of Compiegne
Serge Bouchardon graduated in literature from the Sorbonne University (France). After working as a project manager in the educational software industry, he wrote his dissertation on interactive literary narrative. He is currently full Professor in Communication Sciences and Director of the COSTECH laboratory at the University of Technology of Compiègne (France). His research focuses on digital creation, in particular digital literature... Read More →
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Monika Gorska-Olesinka

Assistant Professor, University of Opole
Monika Górska-Olesińska is Assistant Professor at the Department of Theater, Film and New Media, University of Opole, Poland. She is specialist in media studies, her current research focuses on digital poetry, electronic discourse and new media art. She is an author of several articles which appeared in peer-reviewed journals (“Cultural Studies Review”, “Kultura Współczesna” etc.) and anthologies. She published a book entitled Słowo... Read More →


Sunday June 12, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D105

13:30

Session 5.4 E-Lit Labs
Moderators
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Jim Brown

Assistant Professor of English, Director of Digita, Rutgers University-Camden
James J. Brown, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden.

Speakers

Sunday June 12, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D010

13:30

Session 5.5 Transmedia Publishing
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Speakers
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Lucile Haute

researcher, EnsAD
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Nolwenn Trehondart

Phd student, Paris 8
I am currently finishing a PhD on "Enhanced ebooks", based on a junction of different methodologies inspired from political economy of communication, cultural studies and semio-rhetoric approaches.


Sunday June 12, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D107

13:30

Session 5.6 Feminist Horizons
Moderators
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Anastasia Salter

Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Anastasia Salter is an assistant professor in digital media and texts & technology at the University of Central Florida. She is the author of What is Your Quest? From Adventure Games to Interactive Books (University of Iowa Press, 2014) and co-author of Flash: Building the Interactive Web (MIT Press, 2014). She writes for ProfHacker, a blog on technology and pedagogy hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Speakers
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Caitlin Fisher

Director, Augmented Reality Lab, York University
Caitlin directs the Augmented Reality Lab at York University where she held the Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture for the past decade. A 2013 Fulbright Chair, she is the recipient of many international awards for digital storytelling including the Electronic Literature Award for Fiction and the Vinaròs Prize for her AR poetry. Caitlin serves on the international Board of Directors for both the Electronic Literature Organization and... Read More →


Sunday June 12, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
MacLaurin D110

15:30

Closing Session
Moderators
avatar for John Cayley

John Cayley

Professor, Brown University
John Cayley makes language art using programmable media. Recent work has explored aestheticized vectors of reading (thereadersproject.org) and 'writing to be found' within and against the services of Big Software. In future work he aims to write for a readership that is as much aural as visual.
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Dene Grigar

Professor and Director, Washington State University Vancouver
Dene Grigar is President of the Electronic Literature Organization. A Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver, her research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature. She has authored 14 media works as well as 52 scholarly articles. She also curates exhibits of electronic literature and media art, mounting shows at the Library... Read More →

Speakers
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Samantha Gorman

Founder Tender Claws/Ph.D Research Fellow, USC/Tender Claws
Samantha Gorman is a writer and artist who works at the intersection of text, cinema, performance and digital culture. With Danny Cannizzaro she founded the art collective/publishing initiative Tender Claws. Tender Claws’ most recent release is PRY: a hybrid of cinema, game and novel created for mobile iOS (prynovella.com). PRY won the New Media Writing Prize 2015 and was a Future of Storytelling Prize finalist, IGF finalist for... Read More →
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David Meurer

York University
David Meurer's research focuses on emergent, network forms of literary cultural expression, on the relations between these forms and prior forms of cultural expression, and on the participatory models of cultural production that underpin them. He teaches at York University, Toronto, and at University of Toronto (Mississauga) in the Institute for Communication, Culture and Information Technology.
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Scott Rettberg

Professor, University of Bergen
Scott Rettberg is professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the Conference Chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival, The End(s) of Electronic Literature. Rettberg was the project leader of ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice), a HERA-funded collaborative research... Read More →


Sunday June 12, 2016 15:30 - 17:00
David Lam Auditorium MacLaurin A144