Scheduled maintenance

The NIRD service platform will undergo a maintenance on Wednesday 17 October between 9 am and 5 pm. Short downtime of the services running on the platform might be expected during that day.


ELMCIP v1.22 released

ELMCIP v1.22 was released this 31.11.2016.

It is time to bring out the fizzy drinks. Our first release in about two years without almost no data migration, or changes to our data storage/structure. Not having to fiddle with that give us more time to address other types of ELMCIP issues. This release have also test coverage then any of the previous releases. More testing not only help us to confirm that the issue at hand was properly fixed. More testing also result in that unrelated bugs and room for improvement get noticed. This have caused our backlog to grow a bit but I personally see this as a good thing not a bad thing. I encourage everyone to notice, and write down and file any issue that you might come across.

A big thank you to Hannah Ackermans that have done 99.997% of the end user testing.

Biggest changes since v1.21

For the complete list see attached document.

ELO 2017: Call for Papers and Works

ELO’17 - Electronic Literature > Affiliations, Communities, Translations

Hosted by UFP - University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal, July 19 - 22, 2017

NOTE: CFP extended deadline: Dec. 22, 2016

The ELO (Electronic Literature Organization) is pleased to announce its 2017 Conference and Festival, to be held from July 19-22. The Conference is hosted by University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, and the Festival and Exhibits will be held in the center of the historic city of Porto, Portugal.

ELMCIP v1.21 released

Biggest changes since v1.20

The complete list attached to this article.

The end of migration

The last of the node reference to entity reference have been done. Someone should by me a beer. It took us more then two years to complete them all. It have been difficult, tiresome and boring. Hope we never have to do this again. The main challenge have been changing all the views and verifying that they work, not the fields them self. All we have now is to clean up and remove migration tools and remove node reference from our system and all its data.

335 scholars and artists submitted proposals for ELO2015

Bergen is the 2015 host of the international Electronic Literature Organization conference, and has received a record number of submissions from scholars and artists around the world. This August, scholars and artists from around the world will meet in Bergen to discuss, exhibit and perform literary works created to take advantage of the networked computer. The University of Bergen has been a hub for research on electronic literature since Espen Aarseth coined the term cybertext in 1995, and today hosts the ELMCIP Knowledge Base of Electronic Literature as well as a group of international scholars in the field in the Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group, which is led by Scott Rettberg. Scott Rettberg is also the Conference Chair for ELO2015.

Ink After Print by Søren Pold at the Electronic Literature Reading Series, Bergen Public Library, Dec. 2, 6 pm

For the last event of the Fall 2014 Electronic Literature Reading Series, the Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group at the University of Bergen and the Bergen Public Library present

Ink After Print by Søren Pold

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6-8 pm, Bergen Public Library, Auditorium

CFP ELO 2015 Bergen: The End(s) of Electronic Literature (15.12.2014; 5-7.08.2015)

ELO 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature

Bergen, Norway

August 5-7

179 Publications from the ELMCIP Project

As we prepare the final report of the ELMCIP project, we have published on the site a list of 179 publications resulting from the project. Some are still in press, but by the end of the year, the project will have published two books, a digital anthology of European electronic literature, four special issues of peer-review journals, and numerous articles and book chapters by PIs in ohter venues.

"The Exquisite Corpus" Video-Essay by Talan Memmott

ELMCIP and the Bergen Electronic LIterature Research Group are pleased to invite all interested to attend a special screening of Talan Memmott's hour-length video essay "The Exquisite Corpus" next Monday, Nov. 4th at UiB, HF Building in the Ad Fontes café, 18:00 -- an event jointly produced by the Digital Culture fagutvalg (DIKULT student organisation) and the Bergen Electronic Literature research group. UiB researcher Talan Memmott has been working on this film for the past couple of years -- it is composed of interviews with authors and critics active in the field of e-lit, and was mostly shot at the various ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice: ) seminars and conferences that took place across Europe in 2011 and 2012. In the final cut, the director left out the questions, which have to do both with e-lit and with more general concerns about digital culture.

ELMCIP Knowledge Base Now Hosted by NorStore

The ELMCIP Knowledge Base has moved from a commercial host to faster servers at NorStore. This is a long-awaited development that will lead to better performance and room to grow, both in terms of memory and storage. Thanks to NorStore and to Stein Magne Bjørklund, who has been working his happen. A lot of behind the scenes problems that resulted in sluggishness will be solved for this, and we will soon be implementing new search functionality. This is also the first stage of our post-HERA funding plan in which the ELMCIP KB will be hosted on Norwegian national research infrastructure for a long term after the HERA project ends. There may be some anomolies as we complete this transition but we are very pleased to see this development, which we have been working for more than a year to bring about, come to light.

ELMCIP Remediating the Social: Documentary Released

HERA: Humanities in the European Research Area funded the production of a short documentary based on the Remediating the Social Conference and Exhibition, and which provides a general introduction to the ELMCIP project and a summary of its results. Directed and produced by Edinburgh filmmaker Richard Ashrowan, the documentary has been released in two versions: a five minute version and a longer twelve minute cut which includes more material including performance documentation and short interviews with some artists and presenters. Both are attached here, documented in the Knowledge Base, and published on the ELMCIP Vimeo channel.