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Launching the Electronic Literature Exhibit Website

Launching the Electronic Literature Exhibit Website

"Electronic Literature" is an exhibit featuring over 100 works by artists who create literary works involving various forms and combinations of digital media, such as video, animation, sound, virtual environments, and multimedia installations, for desktop computers, mobile devices, and live performance. The works presented at this exhibit have been carefully selected by the curators because they represent a cross-section of born digital literary work from countries like Brazil, Canada, Australia, Sweden, the UK, the US, and Spain, and highlight literary art produced from the late 1980s to the present. Thus, the exhibit aims to provide humanities scholars with the opportunity to experience, first-hand, this emergent form of literature, one that we see as an important form of expression in, as Jay David Bolter calls it, this "late age of print."

The event takes place in Seattle, WA, at the Washington State Convention Center in Room 609. Exhibit times are:


Thursday, 5 January, 12 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 6 January, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7 January, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the exhibit, a special evening of Readings & Performances by artists featured at the exhibit will take place on Friday, January 6, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at theRichard Hugo House, located about 1.5 miles from the convention area at 1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-2419. This event, curated by Lori Emerson, is free and open to the public.

Along with the curators, student docents from The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver, trained in digital media and electronic literature, will be on-hand to provide technical assistance to visitors of the exhibit and talk about the works in the show.


Contact:  Dr. Dene Grigar, The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program
Washington State University Vancovuer


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