Electronic Literature Organization

Electronic Literature Organization

ELO logoThe Electronic Literature Organization was founded in 1999 to foster and promote the reading, writing, teaching, and understanding of literature as it develops and persists in a changing digital environment. A 501c(3) non-profit organization, the ELO includes writers, artists, teachers, scholars, and developers.

 
Goals:
  • To bring born-digital literature to the attention of authors, scholars, developers, and the current generation of readers for whom the printed book is no longer an exclusive medium of education or aesthetic practice.
  • To build a network of affiliated organizations in academia, the arts, and business.
  • To coordinate the collection, preservation, description, and discussion of works in accessible forums, according to peer-to-peer review standards and technological best practices.
  • Strategies
 
In pursuit of these goals over the long term, the ELO employs the following strategies:
  • Hosting regular conferences and symposia to bring artists, writers, teachers, developers, and scholars into contact with each other and to build a larger audience for the digital arts.
  • Sponsoring and distributing the biennial Electronic Literature Collection.
  • Featuring a curated online showcase of electronic literature on its website.
  • Maintaining the Electronic Literature Directory for open source, semantic web-based development.
  • Engaging a team of graduate students and international scholars with a career commitment to the field of electronic literature, to coordinate submissions to our collections and stay current with curatorial and technical standards.
  • Offering online access to essays about and syllabi for electronic literature.
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