Dene Grigar

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Vancouver , WA
United States
Washington US
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United States
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1954
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Dene Grigar
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Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance, installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media devices. She has authored 14 media works such as “Curlew” (2014), “A Villager’s Tale” (2011), the “24-Hour Micro E-Lit Project” (2009), “When Ghosts Will Die” (2008), and “Fallow Field: A Story in Two Parts" (2005), as well as 54 scholarly articles adn three books. She also curates exhibits of electronic literature and media art, mounting shows at the British Computer Society and the Library of Congress and for the Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) and the Modern Language Association (MLA), among other venues. With Stuart Moulthrop (U of Wisconsin Milwaukee) she developed the methodology for documenting born digital media, a project that culminated in an open-source, multimedia book, entitled Pathfinders (2015), and book of media art criticism, entitled Traversals (2017), for The MIT Press. She is President of the Electronic Literature Organization, Associate Editor of Leonardo Reviews and Literary Studies in the Digital Age (LSDA), and a series editor for Electronic Literature, with Bloomsbury Press. In 2017 She was awarded the Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professorship by her university. She also directs the Electronic Literature Lab at WSUV.

(Source: HASTAC profile)

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Yearsort descending
ELO conference 2016 Closing Session Conference panel or roundtable
Untangling the Threads of the Labyrinth in David Kolb's "Socrates in the Labyrinth" Article or chapter in a book Nouspace Publications
Preserving Literature through Documenting Readers’ Experience: The Pathfinders Project Conference paper or presentation
The Loom and the Weaver: Hypertext and Homer's Odyssey Article in an online journal 1995
'What Is Seen Depends Upon How Everybody Is Doing Everything': Using Hypertext to Teach Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons Article or chapter in a book 1998
Navigating the Borders—Edges and Interfaces Article or chapter in a book Electronic Literature Organization 2001
Mutability, Medium and Character Article in a print journal Computers and the Humanities 2002
Electronic Literature: Its Types and Some Examples Article or chapter in a book 2003
Off the Printed Page: Background and Theory about Electronic Literature Other 2004
Breath by Breath: An Interview with Kate Pullinger about ‘The Breathing Wall' Interview 2004
The Challenges of Hybrid Forms of Writing Article in a print journal 2005
The Potential of Electronic Textuality Article or chapter in a book 2006
The Role of Sound in Electronic Literature 2006
What New Media Offers Article in a print journal 2007
Corporeal Poetry: Experiments with 3D Poetry in the MOVE Lab Conference paper or presentation 2008
Electronic Literature: Where Is It? Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2008
The Present [Future] of Electronic Literature Article or chapter in a book 2008
Visionary Landscapes: Literature on the Edge of Time and Space Article in an online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 2009
Responses to "On Reading 300 Works of Electronic Literature: Preliminary Reflections" Weblog On the Human 2009
E-Ject: On the Ephemeral Nature, Mechanisms, and Implications of Electronic Objects Other 2009

Events arranged:

Event City Date Event type Link to edit content
Affiliations - Remix and Intervene: Computing Sound and Visual Poetry Porto 19.07.2017 Exhibition
Avenues of Access: An Exhibit & Online Archive of New 'Born Digital' Literature Boston 03.01.2013 Exhibition
Communities - Signs, Actions, Codes Porto 19.07.2017 Exhibition
Documenting Born Digital Creative and Scholarly Works for Access and Preservation -- DHSI 2018 12.06.2018 Workshop
Early Authors of Electronic Literature: The Eastgate School, Voyager Artists, and Independent Productions Vancouver 29.05.2008 Exhibition
Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints: The ELO 2012 Media Arts Show Morgantown 20.06.2012 Exhibition
Electronic Literature Seattle 05.01.2012 Exhibition
Electronic Literature & Its Emerging Forms Washington D.C. 03.04.2013 Exhibition
Electronic Literature in the Digital Humanities: Research and Practice Victoria 02.06.2014 Seminar
Electronic Literature Organization 2008 Conference & Media Arts Festival Vancouver 29.05.2008 Conference
Electronic Literature Organization 2008: Visionary Landscapes Vancouver 29.05.2008 Conference
Electronic Literature Organization 2016: Next Horizons Victoria 10.06.2016 Conference
Electronic Literature Organization 2017: Affiliations, Translations, Communities (ELO 2017) Porto 19.07.2017 Conference
Exploring the Electronic Literary Landscape of the Pacific Northwest Victoria 06.06.2013 Exhibition
mediartz: Art as Experiential, Art as Participatory, Art as Electronic Vancouver 02.10.2009 Exhibition
Pathfinders: 25 Years of Experimental Literary Art Chicago 09.01.2014 Exhibition
Translations - Translating, Transducing, Transcoding Porto 19.07.2017 Exhibition
Visionary Landscapes Vancouver 29.05.2008 Exhibition

Curator of:

Title City Country Date
3+3 Vancouver United States October 5, 2012 to October 28, 2012
Avenues of Access: An Exhibit & Online Archive of New 'Born Digital' Literature Boston United States January 3, 2013 to January 5, 2013
Avenues of Access: An Exhibit & Online Archive of New 'Born Digital' Literature at the MLA 2013 Convention Boston United States January 3, 2013 to January 5, 2013
Early Authors of Electronic Literature: The Eastgate School, Voyager Artists, and Independent Productions Vancouver United States May 29, 2008 to June 1, 2008
Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints: The ELO 2012 Media Arts Show Morgantown United States June 20, 2012 to June 23, 2012
Electronic Literature Seattle United States January 5, 2012 to January 7, 2012
Electronic Literature & Its Emerging Forms Washington D.C. United States April 3, 2013 to April 5, 2013
Electronic Literature & Its Emerging Forms Washington, DC United States April 3, 2013 to April 5, 2013
Electronic Literature Organization 2008 Conference & Media Arts Festival Vancouver United States May 29, 2008 to June 1, 2008
Electronic Literature Organization 2008 Media Arts Show: Visionary Landscapes Vancouver United States May 29, 2008 to June 1, 2008
Electronic Literature Organization 2012 Media Art Show: Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints Morgantown United States June 20, 2012 to June 23, 2012
Electronic Literature Organization 2012 Media Art Show: Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints Morgantown United States June 20, 2012 to June 23, 2012
Electronic Literature Organization 2012 Media Art Show: Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints Morgantown United States June 20, 2012 to June 23, 2012
Electronic Literature Organization 2012 Media Art Show: Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints Morgantown United States June 20, 2012 to June 23, 2012
Electronic Literature Organization 2012 Media Art Show: Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints Morgantown United States June 20, 2012 to June 23, 2012
Exploring the Electronic Literary Landscape of the Pacific Northwest Victoria Canada June 6, 2013
mediartz: Art as Experiential, Art as Participatory, Art as Electronic Vancouver United States October 2, 2009 to October 31, 2009
Moving Words: An Exploration of Kinetic Poetry and Prose, 1984-2014 Maynooth Ireland March 13, 2014 to March 31, 2014
Pathfinders: 25 Years of Experimental Literary Art Chicago United States January 9, 2014 to January 11, 2014
Visionary Landscapes Vancouver United States May 29, 2008 to June 1, 2008
You/I: Interfaces & Reader Experiences September 22, 2016 to October 14, 2016

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