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“The Last Gas Station” Receives Honourable Mention in Robert Coover Prize

Well, ain’t this grand? Episode 6 of Inanimate Alice, “The Last Gas Station”, has received an Honourable Mention in the Electronic Literature Organisation’s 2016 Robert Coover Prize: “The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature is an award given for the best work of electronic literature of any length or genre. Bestowed by […]
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No Legacy: Literatura Electrónica Opening Symposium

Well worth the watch [+ happy to learn from this Symposium that when completed, my own Duke Uni/David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library archive will sit alongside those of Judy Malloy, Stephanie Strickland, and Rob Kendall: such amazing companions].
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TrAce Online Writing Centre Archive Needs Our Help

In sad-news-for-the-day, it looks like the archive of the acclaimed TrAce Online Writing Centre is now defunct and in need of a complete overall to get it back up and functioning. As Sue Thomas, previous Director of the Centre, says: Bad news from NTU about the trAce Archive: “NTU has hosted the Trace Archive for […]
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Codework

Codework + Code Poetry: What The…?

It’s not often I get to post here about codework [I nearly typed “codwork” instead then, heh]. Way back in the 1990’s when this thing called the “World Wide Web” was kicking off [you *may* just have heard of it?] codework and code poetry were virtually unrecognised genres. Back then, Alan Sondheim, Ted Warnell, Talan […]
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From ‘Inanimate Alice’ to ‘The Fantastic Flying Books’: How Transmedia and Digital Books Are Transforming School Libraries

What is a book, anyway? If players of the brooding computer game Dear Esther can consume a full-blown ghost story simply by wandering at will through a deserted island in Scotland’s Hebrides (finding fragments of letters, music, and clues as they walk), shouldn’t that be called a book? Critics can’t seem to agree on a […]