20.312 Electronic Literature Collection, vol. 1

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 17:01:54 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 312.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 16:57:28 +0000
         From: hdivinny_at_gmail.com
         Subject: First Volumn of the Electronic Literature Collection Released

College Park, Maryland, October 26, 2006 =97 The=20
Electronic Literature Organization
today released the Electronic Literature Collection , Volume One.

The Collection , edited by N. Katherine Hayles,=20
Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg, and Stephanie Strickland, is an
anthology of 60 eclectic works of electronic=20
literature, published simultaneously on
CD-ROM and on the web at=20
<collection.eliterature.org>. Another compelling aspect
of the project is that it is being published by=20
the Electronic Literature Organization
<eliterature.org> under a Creative Commons License=
NoDerivs 2.5), so readers are free to copy and=20
share any of the works included, or for
instance to install the collection on every=20
computer in a school's computer lab, without
paying any licensing fees. The Collection will be free for individuals.

The 60 works included in the Electronic=20
Literature Collection present a broad overview
of the field of electronic literature, including=20
selected works in new media forms such
as hypertext fiction, kinetic poetry, generative and combinatory forms,=
writing, codework, 3D, and narrative animations.=20
Contributors include authors and
artists from the USA, Canada, UK, France,=20
Germany, and Australia. Each work is framed
with brief editorial and author descriptions, and=20
tagged with descriptive keywords. The
CD-ROM of the Collection runs on both Macintosh and Windows platforms and is
published in a case appropriate for library=20
processing, marking, and distribution.

Free copies of the CD-ROM can be requested from=20
The Electronic Literature Organization. The=20
Collection will also be included with N. Katherine Hayles' forthcoming book,
Electronic Literature: Teaching, Interpreting,=20
Playing (Notre Dame University Press, 2007).

The editors can be contacted to discuss the=20
project via email: N. Katherine Hayles
(hayles_at_humnet.ucla.edu), Nick Montfort (nickm_at_nickm.com), Scott Rettberg
(scott_at_retts.net), and Stephanie Strickland=20
(strickla_at_mail.slc.edu). Contributing
authors will also be available for interviews.

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) is a=20
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
established in 1999 to promote and facilitate the=20
writing, publishing, and reading of
electronic literature. Since its formation, the=20
Electronic Literature Organization has
worked to assist writers and publishers in=20
bringing their literary works to a wider,
global readership and to provide them with the=20
infrastructure necessary to reach each
other. The Electronic Literature Organization is=20
a national organization based at the
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).


The Electronic Literature Organization
Scott Rettberg Nick Montfort
847.230.4793 215.563.7939
scott_at_retts.net nickm_at_nickm.com
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