Scott Rettberg

Person
Residency: 
Bergen
Norway
NO
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United States
US
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Born: 
1970
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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 titlesort ascending Publication Type Year
Toxi•City Installation 2014
Tokyo Garage Published on the Web (individual site) 2009
Three Rails Live Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (online journal) 2011
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
The Misanthrope of Karlskrona Presented at conference or festival 2011
The Meddlesome Passenger Published on the Web (online journal) 2002
The Colonization of Memory Locative narrative 2012
Robert Coover Criticism Generator Published on the Web (individual site) 2010
Penelope Application, Exhibited at gallery or event, Installation 2018
Los Wikiless Timespedia Published on the Web (online journal) 2008
Le Dernier Volcan Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (social network) 2014
Kind of Blue Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2002
Katastrofetrilogien Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site) 2011
Implementation Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Other venue 2004
Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project Application, Installation 2014
Garaż w Tokio Published on the Web (individual site) 2009
Frequency Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2009
Det siste utbruddet / The Last Volcano Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site) 2010
After Parthenope Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2011

Critical writing by this author:

Titlesort ascending Publication Type Publisher Year
Written on the Body: An Interview with Shelley Jackson Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
Words to light up a dark room: Electronic Literature Other 2009
Visions of Reading Other 2011
To Read With Your Fingers: E-Lit for the iPad Other 2011
Time and the Machine: Steve Tomasula and Stephen Farrell’s TOC Review 2010
The Future of the Digital Humanities at the University of Bergen Conference panel or roundtable 2018
The Emergence of Electronic Literature Exhibition Catalogue Exhibition Catalog 2013
The ELO and US Electronic Literature in the 2000s Conference paper or presentation 2010
The ELMCIP Knowledge Base and the Formation of an International Field of Literary Scholarship and Practice Article or chapter in a book, Conference paper or presentation 2011
The ELMCIP Knowledge Base Conference paper or presentation 2011
The ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base: Project Report Article or chapter in a book 2013
The American Hypertext Novel, and Whatever Became of It? Article or chapter in a book Routledge 2015
Taroko Gorge Remixed: Repetition and Difference in Machine Texts Forum 2012
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
Scott Rettberg: Interview by Simon Mills Interview Framed: contextualixing digital art and writing between 1995-2008 2006
Roundtable: Chercheur et artiste / artiste et chercheur, de l’art de jongler avec les casquettes Conference panel or roundtable 2014
Revisiting Reflexivity: American Metafiction and Hypertext Narratives Conference paper or presentation 2011
Redefining Electronic Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2018
Posthyperfiction: Practices in Digital Textuality Article or chapter in a book Routledge 2015
Platform 2 Series Vagant 2010
Performative Reading: Attending The Last Performance [dot org] Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2010
Ord som kan lyse opp et mørkt rom Article in a print journal Vagant 2009
Old Wine in New Bottles Other 2010
Networks of Creativity: Electronic Literature Communities Article or chapter in a book Center for Literary Computing, West Virginia University 2015
Mining the Knowledge Base: Exploring Methodologies for Analysing the Field of Electronic Literature Conference paper or presentation 2013
Maskiner og parabler Review Vagant 2010
Making Connections Visible: Building a Knowledge Base for Electronic Literature Conference paper or presentation 2011
Letters in Space, At Play Other 2011
Lesningens visjoner: Om å lese i et multimedialt miljø Article in a print journal Vagant 2011
Jason Nelsons hemmelige teknologi Article in a print journal Vagant 2010
Introducing the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Article in an online journal 2013
Human Computation in Electronic Literature Article or chapter in a book 2014
Histories and Genres of Electronic Literature Conference paper or presentation 2018
Grand Text Auto Weblog 2003
Gammel vin in nye skinnsekker Article in a print journal Vagant 2010
Games/gaming/simulation in a new media (literature) classroom Article in a print journal On the Horizon 2004
Further, Reading Other 2011
From Traces to Collective Memory: Databases and the Development of the Field of Electronic Literature Article or chapter in a book 2013
Flukten fra språkfengselet Article in a print journal Vagant 2010
First Person, Games, and the Place of Electronic Literature Review Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2005
Finding a Third Space for Electronic Literature: Creative Community, Authorship, Publishing, and Institutional Environments Article in a print journal Journal of Writing in Creative Practice 2011
Escaping the Prison House of Language: New Media Essays in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2 Other 2010
ELO 2015 Conference Program and Festival Catalog (PDF) Anthology of creative work or online gallery ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice 2015
ELO 2015 Conference Program and Festival Catalog (e-Pub) Anthology of creative work or online gallery ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice 2015
ELO 2015 Conference Program and Festival Catalog Anthology of creative work or online gallery ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice 2015
ELMCIP Research Project Goals, Results, and Impact -- Presentation for the Remediating the Social Conference Conference paper or presentation 2012
ELMCIP Knowledge Base Seminar Authors Feedback session Conference panel or roundtable 2018
ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base in Review Conference panel or roundtable 2018
Electronic Literature Communities, Part I Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2012
Electronic Literature Book (monograph) Polity 2018
Electronic Literature Article or chapter in a book 2014
Electronic Authorship, Collaboration, Community, and Practice Conference paper or presentation 2011
ELD & ELMCIP (Interview with Scott Rettberg & Joseph Tabbi) Interview 2012
Editorial: Electronic Literature Communities, Part II Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2012
Editorial Process and the Idea of Genre in Electronic Literature in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1 Article in a print journal SPIEL (Siegener Periodicum zur Internationalen Empirischen Literaturwissenschaft), Peter Lang 2010
Editor's Introduction: Reconfiguring Place and Space in New Media Writing Article in an online journal The Iowa Review Web 2006
E-Poetry 2007 Paris Cellfone Documentary Extravaganza (Grand Text Auto) Video essay / documentary, Weblog 2007
E-Lit. Som Litt.-Vit. Article in a print journal Vagant 2011
Documenting Your Work: A Workshop on Using the ELMCIP Knowledge Base for Authors, Critics, and Teachers of Electronic Literature Conference paper or presentation 2012
Documenting Events and Works in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Conference paper or presentation 2015
Documenting Electronic Literature and Digital Art in an Open-Access Online Database Invited lecture 2012
Distant Readings of a Field: Using Macroanalytic Digital Research Methods to Data Mine the ELMCIP Knowledge Base Conference panel or roundtable 2013
Disasters Natural and Digital: The Secret Technologies of Jason Nelson Other 2010
Digital Media Article or chapter in a book Modern Language Association (MLA) 2010
Developing an Identity for the Field of Electronic Literature: Reflections on the Electronic Literature Organization Archives Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2012
Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: Electronic Literature as Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) Conference paper or presentation 2010
Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: An Introduction to the ELMCIP Final Report Article or chapter in a book 2013
Destination Unknown: Experiments in the Network Novel Book (Ph.D. dissertation) 2003
Dada Redux: Elements of Dadaist Practice in Contemporary Electronic Literature Article in an online journal Fibreculture Journal 2008
Curating Ambiguity: The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One Article in an online journal, Article or chapter in a book, Interview 2007
Complications of Narrative Time in Electronic Literature Conference paper or presentation 2014
Communitizing Electronic Literature Article in an online journal DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2009
Collective Memory and the Development of a Field: Building the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Conference paper or presentation, Keynote address 2012
Collaborative Narrative Article or chapter in a book 2014
Collaborative Creativity in New Media (roundtable) Conference panel or roundtable 2014
Cavewriting Article in an online journal, Interview The Iowa Review Web 2004
Bootstrapping Electronic Literature: An Introduction to the ELMCIP Project Exhibition Catalog 2012
Bokstaver i bevegelse Article in a print journal Vagant 2011
Avant-Gaming: An Interview with Jane McGonigal Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
An Emerging Canon? A Preliminary Analysis of All References to Creative Works in Critical Writing Documented in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Article in a print journal, Conference paper or presentation Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2013
An Emerging Canon? A Case Study in Using Visualization Strategies to Understand a Field as It Develops Conference paper or presentation 2013
All Tomorrow's Parties Conference paper or presentation 2010
All Together Now: Hypertext, Collective Narrative, and Online Collective Knowledge Communities Article or chapter in a book 2011
All Together Now: Collective Knowledge, Collective. Narratives, and Architectures of Participation Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2005
A Response to Nick Montfort's "Programming for Fun, Together" Conference paper or presentation 2012
Å lese med fingrene Article in a print journal Vagant 2011
A Digital Publishing Model for Publication by Writers (for Writers) Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2017
"The Final Problem": An Interview with Mark Jeffrey and Judd Morrissey Interview 2012
"How It Is in Common Tongues": an interview with John Cayley and Daniel Howe Interview 2012

Editorial work:

Titlesort ascending Year Publisher
State of the Arts 2003 Electronic Literature Organization
Reconfiguring Place and Space in New Media Writing 2006 The Iowa Review Web
Hyperrhiz 14: The End(s) of Electronic Literature 2016 Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures
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 (e-Pub) 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
Electronic Literature Communities 2015 Center for Literary Computing, West Virginia University
Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One 2006 Electronic Literature Organization
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
Dichtung Digital 43 Dichtung Digital
Dichtung Digital 42 2012 Dichtung Digital
Dichtung Digital 41 2012 Dichtung Digital

Events arranged:

Eventsort ascending City Date Event type Edit link
Visualizing Electronic Literature Seminar Bergen 19.08.2013 Workshop
The Network as a Space and Medium for Collaborative Interdisciplinary Practice Bergen 08.11.2009 Conference
Kid E-lit Bergen 04.08.2015 Exhibition
Interactions: Reading & Response Chicago 31.08.2001 Event Series
Hybridity and Synaesthesia Bergen 06.08.2015 Exhibition
GiG 1.0 Chicago 11.12.1999 Festival
End(s) of Electronic Literature Festival Exhibition Bergen 04.08.2015 Exhibition
ELO 2015 Workshops Bergen 04.08.2015 Workshop
ELMCIP Seminar on Electronic Literature Communities Bergen 20.09.2010 Seminar
ELMCIP Seminar on Electronic Literature Communities Bergen 20.09.2010 Reading
ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base Symposium 2018 Bergen 26.04.2018 Workshop
Electronic Literature Organization 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature Bergen 04.08.2015 Conference
Electronic Literature Organization 2013: Chercher le texte Paris 23.09.2013 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 in Europe 2008 Bergen 11.09.2008 Conference
Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2 Launch Bergen 02.05.2011 Exhibition
Digital Arena: Stories Beneath Your Feet and Fingertips: Playing Locative Stories — Kathi Inman Berens Bergen 04.11.2014 Performance
Digital Arena: On 'New Directions in Digital Poetry' — Chris Funkhouser Bergen 14.10.2014 Reading
Digital Arena: Ink After Print — Søren Pold Bergen 02.12.2014 Reading

Curator of:

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

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