Electronic Literature Organization 2002: State of the Arts Symposium

04.04.2002 to 06.04.2002
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles , CA
United States
California US
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On April 4-6, 2002, many of the leading writers, critics, publishers and readers working in the field of electronic literature gathered in Los Angeles for the first Electronic Literature Organization Symposium. Titled "State of the Arts," the symposium featured three nights and two days of readings, demonstrations, and concentrated discussions on the state of the arts of electronic literature. Major Sponsorship of the State of the Arts Symposium was provided by the Ford Foundation. Keynote speakers for the event included novelist Robert Coover, critic Katherine Hayles, and author and publisher Jason Epstein. The event was a "Symposium" in the truest sense of the word: each panel featured experts engaging in a lively interchange of ideas. These moderated discussions allowed the panelists to share their insights and engage in dialogue about their specific topic.

(Source: Conference website, archived by the Electronic Literature Organization).

Critical writing presented:

Title Author Tags
Adventures in Mot-Town Robert Coover literary history, image and text, word, contemporary electronic literature, multimedia, networked
Deeper into the Machine: The Future of Electronic Literature N. Katherine Hayles interface, embodiment, multimedia, codework, second-generation electronic literature, media specific analysis, posthuman
Multimedia Criticism Eric Dean Rasmussen literary history, literary criticism, multimedia criticism, academia, multimedia, multimodality
The World Wide Future of Book Publishing Jason Epstein publishing, print on demand, publishing models
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