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
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: An Anthology Print publication 2012
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 Pleasure (and Pain) of Link Poetics Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review 2002
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

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
Full Name: 
Scott Rettberg
The permanent URL of this page: 
Record posted by: 
Scott Rettberg