Scott Rettberg

Person
Residency: 
Bergen
Norway
NO
Nationality: 
United States
US
Born: 
1970
Record Status: 
Photo of Scott Rettberg by Rune Arntsen, University of Bergen
Short biography: 

A native of the Chicago area, Scott Rettberg is professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Rettberg is the author or co-author of novel-length works of electronic literature including The Unknown, Kind of Blue, and Implementation. His work has been exhibited online and at art venues, including the Beall Center in Irvine California, the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, and The Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois. Rettberg is the cofounder and served as the first executive director of the non-profit Electronic Literature Organization, where he directed major projects funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Rettberg is currently the Project Leader of the HERA-funded collaborative research project ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice.

Works by this author:

Work title Publication Type Year
Penelope Application, Exhibited at gallery or event, Installation 2018
Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project Application, Installation 2014
Le Dernier Volcan Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (social network) 2014
Toxi•City Installation 2014
The Colonization of Memory Locative narrative 2012
The Unknown: An Anthology Print publication 2012
After Parthenope Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2011
Katastrofetrilogien Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site) 2011
The Misanthrope of Karlskrona Presented at conference or festival 2011
Three Rails Live Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (online journal) 2011
Det siste utbruddet / The Last Volcano Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site) 2010
Robert Coover Criticism Generator Published on the Web (individual site) 2010
Frequency Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2009
Garaż w Tokio Published on the Web (individual site) 2009
Tokyo Garage Published on the Web (individual site) 2009
Los Wikiless Timespedia Published on the Web (online journal) 2008
Implementation Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Other venue 2004
Kind of Blue Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2002
The Meddlesome Passenger Published on the Web (online journal) 2002
The Unknown Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site) 1999

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Yearsort descending
The Pleasure (and Pain) of Link Poetics Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review 2002
START HERE> An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Electronic Literature Article in a print journal, Article in an online journal, Exhibition Catalog Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2002
Grand Text Auto Weblog 2003
Destination Unknown: Experiments in the Network Novel Book (Ph.D. dissertation) 2003
Cavewriting Article in an online journal, Interview The Iowa Review Web 2004
Games/gaming/simulation in a new media (literature) classroom Article in a print journal On the Horizon 2004
First Person, Games, and the Place of Electronic Literature Review Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2005
All Together Now: Collective Knowledge, Collective. Narratives, and Architectures of Participation Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2005
Avant-Gaming: An Interview with Jane McGonigal Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
Editor's Introduction: Reconfiguring Place and Space in New Media Writing Article in an online journal The Iowa Review Web 2006
Written on the Body: An Interview with Shelley Jackson Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
Scott Rettberg: Interview by Simon Mills Interview Framed: contextualixing digital art and writing between 1995-2008 2006
E-Poetry 2007 Paris Cellfone Documentary Extravaganza (Grand Text Auto) Video essay / documentary, Weblog 2007
Curating Ambiguity: The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One Article in an online journal, Article or chapter in a book, Interview 2007
Dada Redux: Elements of Dadaist Practice in Contemporary Electronic Literature Article in an online journal Fibreculture Journal 2008
Ord som kan lyse opp et mørkt rom Article in a print journal Vagant 2009
Words to light up a dark room: Electronic Literature Other 2009
Communitizing Electronic Literature Article in an online journal DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2009
Performative Reading: Attending The Last Performance [dot org] Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2010
Jason Nelsons hemmelige teknologi Article in a print journal Vagant 2010

Editorial work:

Title Yearsort descending Publisher
Dichtung Digital 43 Dichtung Digital
State of the Arts 2003 Electronic Literature Organization
Reconfiguring Place and Space in New Media Writing 2006 The Iowa Review Web
Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One 2006 Electronic Literature Organization
Dichtung Digital 42 2012 Dichtung Digital
Dichtung Digital 41 2012 Dichtung Digital
Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice: A Report from the HERA Joint Research Project (PDF e-book) 2013 ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice, Center for Literary Computing, West Virginia University, West Virginia University Press
Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice: A Report from the HERA Joint Research Project (e-Pub) 2014 ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice, Center for Literary Computing, West Virginia University, West Virginia University Press
Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice: A Report from the HERA Joint Research Project 2014 ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice, Center for Literary Computing, West Virginia University
Electronic Literature Communities 2015 Center for Literary Computing, West Virginia University
ELO 2015 Conference Program and Festival Catalog (PDF) 2015 ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice
ELO 2015 Conference Program and Festival Catalog 2015 ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice
ELO 2015 Conference Program and Festival Catalog (e-Pub) 2015 ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice
Hyperrhiz 14: The End(s) of Electronic Literature 2016 Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures

Events arranged:

Event City Date Event type Edit link
Archiving Events and Works in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Bergen 04.08.2015 Workshop
Collaborative Creativity in New Media -- Performance Night Bergen 07.08.2013 Workshop
Digital Arena: Combinatory Cinema — Scott Rettberg Bergen 02.09.2014 Performance
Digital Arena: Electronic Literature Reading Series Bergen 09.08.2013 Event Series
Digital Arena: Ink After Print — Søren Pold Bergen 02.12.2014 Reading
Digital Arena: On 'New Directions in Digital Poetry' — Chris Funkhouser Bergen 14.10.2014 Reading
Digital Arena: Stories Beneath Your Feet and Fingertips: Playing Locative Stories — Kathi Inman Berens Bergen 04.11.2014 Performance
Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2 Launch Bergen 02.05.2011 Exhibition
Electronic Literature in Europe 2008 Bergen 11.09.2008 Conference
Electronic Literature Organization 2002: State of the Arts Symposium Los Angeles 04.04.2002 Conference
Electronic Literature Organization 2002: State of the Arts Symposium Los Angeles 04.04.2002 Exhibition
Electronic Literature Organization 2013: Chercher le texte Paris 23.09.2013 Conference
Electronic Literature Organization 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature Bergen 04.08.2015 Conference
ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Symposium 2018 Bergen 26.04.2018 Workshop
ELMCIP Seminar on Electronic Literature Communities Bergen 20.09.2010 Seminar
ELMCIP Seminar on Electronic Literature Communities Bergen 20.09.2010 Reading
ELO 2015 Workshops Bergen 04.08.2015 Workshop
End(s) of Electronic Literature Festival Exhibition Bergen 04.08.2015 Exhibition
GiG 1.0 Chicago 11.12.1999 Festival
Hybridity and Synaesthesia Bergen 06.08.2015 Exhibition

Curator of:

Title City Country Date
Digital Arena: Combinatory Cinema — Scott Rettberg Bergen Norway September 2, 2014
Digital Arena: Electronic Literature Reading Series Bergen Norway August 9, 2013 to December 2, 2014
Digital Arena: Ink After Print — Søren Pold Bergen Norway December 2, 2014
Digital Arena: On 'New Directions in Digital Poetry' — Chris Funkhouser Bergen Norway October 14, 2014
Grand Text Auto Exhibition at the Beall Center for Art and Technology Irvine United States October 9, 2007 to December 15, 2007
Grand Text Auto Exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum Champaign United States April 14, 2009 to July 26, 2009
START HERE> Chicago United States April 18, 2002 to April 20, 2002
The Emergence of Electronic Literature Bergen Norway August 20, 2013 to September 30, 2013
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