At the Brink: Electronic Literature, Technology, and the Peripheral Imagination

Abstract (in English): 

Periods of rapid technological change also redraw our sense of cultural and geographical periphery. Routes of transport and travel, communications infrastructures, and networks of cultural production extend, transform, and redirect the perimeters of our personal and collective imagination. In this lecture I will examine how Ireland’s location at the geographical margin of Europe has also rendered it a focal point of technological experimentation and exchange, and has closely entwined it with the story of electronic literature. I propose that the peripheral imagination informing this relationship can also encourage the kind of cultural dissent needed to tackle the consequences of unchecked technological ambition to the fragile environments of the Anthropocene.

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Electronic Literature Organization 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature 04.08.2015
University of Bergen Bergen

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Anne Karhio