Brazilian Electronic Literature Collection

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Despite Brazil’s continental dimensions, Brazilian electronic literary production is concentrated on a few metropolitan areas, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo being the most prolific. Though one can certainly detect interconnections amongst the producers and critics of electronic literature, it would be somewhat premature to speak of a national (in the sense of all-encompassing) community of electronic literature in Brazil. There are, however, burgeoning sub-communities well worth mentioning, particularly if one is willing to aggregate electronic art as an “edge” to a Brazilian network of Electronic Literature. Institutionally, São Paulo houses both the internationally renowned FILE (Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica) , a success story from its inception, and Itaú Cultural, the cultural branch of the eponymous bank, which hosts and maintains the most complete online encyclopedia of Brazilian interchanges between art and technology (http://elmcip.net/databases-and-archives/enciclopedia-itau-cultural-arte...). On the scholarly side of the São Paulo sub-community one will inevitably encounter the Programa de Pós-graduação em Comunicação e Semiótica at Pontifícia Universidade Católica São Paulo. The program at PUC-SP has produced a variety of dissertations on electronic language over the years. Notably, professor Lucia Santaella, the director of CIMID, Center of Research in Digital Media, PUCSP has advised a plethora of scholars of electronic language and could be regarded as one of the key nodes of a “paulista” network community in Brazilian electronic literature. A similar “network logic” applies to artist, curator, and scholar of electronic literature Giselle Beiguelman, whose works are featured in electronic literature syllabi all over the planet. Still in the São Paulo sphere, Wilton Azevedo is a rare example of a full-fledged electronic artist cum scholar: co-author of Interpoetry (alongside Philadelpho Menezes), Azevedo is a poet, musician, graphic designer, and academic.

Rio de Janeiro has Andre Vallias as perhaps its most well-known representative in electronic literature. Working in electronic poetry since 1988, Vallias is coeditor (alongside poet and critic Eucanaã Ferraz) of the online literary magazine Errática, a prolific critical resource on poetry and new media. Ample documentation on Vallias’ paradigmatic poems as well as the author’s participation during the several stages of development of the Brazilian Collection have amounted to rich entries in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base. Notable examples are IO (http://elmcip.net/creative-work/io-analysis), and Nous N’avons pas Compris Descartes (http://elmcip.net/creative-work/nous-navons-pas-compris-descartes).

Rio de Janeiro headquarters Oi Futuro, an institute which has consistently invested in and curated exhibits of electronic poetry, visual poetry, and new media installations. A highlight from the Oi Futuro output is the exhibit POIESIS ENTRE PIXEL E PROGRAMA, co-curated by Vallias, Friedrich Block, and Adolfo Montejo Navas in 2007 (http://elmcip.net/event/poiesis-entre-pixel-e-programa). The full catalog and individual creative works (including images and videos) featured in the Poiesis exhibit are currently contained in the Brazilian Collection.

A cosmopolitan carioca, Eduardo Kac, is another central figure of a Brazilian electronic literature network community. Responsible for revolutionary works such as the “Genesis” installation and the fluorescent GFP bunny “Alba” —a piece of transgenic art consisting of an albino bunny injected with a green fluorescent protein—Eduardo Kac has been an active voice in the theorization of new media art as well as a remarkable practitioner of digital language as it relates to and dialogues with biology, sociology, and culture. Because Kac embodies the kind of post or trans-nationality which is characteristic of the electronic medium, it is difficult to sell him as a typical “Brazilian” author. Yet, in the end, passports do make a difference and databases are built on rather trite binary distinctions. As such, Kac is included in the Brazilian collection as a central node. Additionally and rather parenthetically, I should mention that apart from the examples extracted from Kac’s Holopoetry, a great number of Kac’s works would technically fall under the heading of electronic or bio-art rather than electronic literature. Decisions were made on an individual basis. The Genesis installation, for instance, has warranted its individual ELMCIP Knowledge Base entry (http://elmcip.net/creative-work/genesis), whereas the GFP bunny was omitted.

A notable geographical outlier is NUPILL - Núcleo de Pesquisas em Informática, Literatura e Linguística, linked to the Department of Vernacular Language and Literatures, in the Center of Communication and Expression at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Headed by new media poet and academic Alckmar Luiz dos Santos, NUPILL has organized the first international Symposium of Electronic Literature (I Simpósio Internacional e V Simpósio Nacional de Literatura e Informática) in 2012 (http://elmcip.net/event/i-simposio-internacional-e-v-simposio-nacional-d...).

People:

Namesort descending Residency
Adolfo Montejo Navas
Brazil
BR
Adriana Amaral
Sao Leopoldo , RS
Brazil
Rio Grande do Sul BR
Adriana Calcanhotto
Brazil
BR
Alberto Saraiva
Brazil
BR
Albertus Marques
Brazil
BR
Alckmar Luiz dos Santos
Florianopolis , SC
Brazil
Santa Catarina BR
Andre Parente
Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro
André Vallias
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
BR
Anita Cheng
New York , NY
United States
New York US
Anja Pratschke
SP
Brazil
São Paulo BR
Arlindo Machado
São Paulo , SP
Brazil
São Paulo BR
Arnaldo Antunes
São Paulo , SP
Brazil
São Paulo BR
Arthur Protásio
Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
Artur Matuk
Brazil
BR
Augusto de Campos
Brazil
BR
Beatriz Resende
Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
Betty Leirner
Basel
Switzerland
CH
Chris Funkhouser
Newton , NJ
United States
New Jersey US
Cícero Inacio da Silva
Juiz de Fora
Brazil
BR
Cristiane Costa
Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR

Organizations:

Namesort descending Location
ABCiber - Associação Brasileira de Pesquisadores em Cibercultura
São Paulo , SP
Brazil
São Paulo BR
Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens (CECL)/ The Research Center in Communication and Languages (CECL)
NOVA University of Lisbon
Avenida de Berna, 26-C, 5.º andar, sala 506
1069-061 Lisboa
Portugal
PT
Centro Interdisciplinar de Pesquisas em Comunicação e Cibercultura - PUC-SP (CENCIB)
Rua Ministro Godoy, 969, 4. andar, bloco B, sala 4A-08
05008000 São Paulo , SP
Brazil
São Paulo BR
Departamento de Letras da PUC-RIO
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - Departamento de Letras
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225. Ed. Padre Leonel Franca - 3o. andar
22451-900 Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
FILE Electronic Language International Festival
Brazil
Brazil
BR
Funarte
Brasília , DF
Brazil
Distrito Federal BR
Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS)
Instituto Moreira Salles
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 476, Gávea
22451-040 Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
Itaú Cultural
Avenida Paulista, 149
São Paulo , SP
Brazil
São Paulo BR
Laboratório de Software Studies (Estudos Culturais de Software) da Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF)
Instituto de Artes e Design (IAD)
Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Instituto de Artes e Design (IAD), Campus Universitário, Martelos
36036-330 Juiz de Fora , MG
Brazil
Minas Gerais BR
NUPILL - Núcleo de Pesquisa em Informática, Literatura e Linguística
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Centro de Comunicação e Expressão - prédio B, sala 515
88040-900 Florianópolis , SC
Brazil
Santa Catarina BR
Oi Futuro
OI Futuro Flamengo
Rua Dois de Dezembro, 63 - Flamengo
22220-010 Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
,
Oi Futuro Ipanema
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54/3º andar
22000-000 Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
,
Oi Futuro BH
Av. Afonso Pena 4001 - Mangabeiras

Belo Horizonte , MG
Brazil
Minas Gerais BR
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP)
Pós-Graduação
Rua Ministro Godói, 969 - 4º Andar - Prédio Novo Secretaria Acadêmica
São Paulo , SP
Brazil
São Paulo BR
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea
22451-900 Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
Pós-Graduação da Escola de Comunicação da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (ECO-Pós)
Pós-Graduação da Escola de Comunicação da UFRJ Av. Pasteur, 250 - Fundos
Av. Pasteur, 250 - Fundos Praia Vermelha
22290-240 Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
Programa Avançado de Cultura Contemporânea (PACC)
Programa Avançado de Cultura Contemporânea – PACC Colégio Brasileiro de Altos Estudos da UFRJ (antiga Casa do Estudante Universitário – CEU)
Av. Rui Barbosa, 762, 2º piso - Flamengo
22250-020 Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Comunicação e Semiótica da PUC-SP
Ministro Godoy, 969 - 4º andar - Bloco B- sala 4A-08 Perdizes
São Paulo
Brazil
BR
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Cidade Universitária 05508-900 São Paulo , SP
Brazil
São Paulo BR
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Faculdade de Comunicação Social
Faculdade de Comunicação Social
Rua São Francisco Xavier 524, sala 10129F
20550-013 Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
Av. Transnordestina, S/N
44036900 Novo Horizonte , BA
Brazil
Bahia BR
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Escola de Comunicação (ECO)
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Escola de Comunicação.
Av. Pasteur, 250 - Fundos Praia Vermelha
22295-900 Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR

Publishers:

Namesort descending Location
Contra Capa Livraria
Contra Capa Livraria
Rua de Santana, 198 Centro
20260-231 Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
Editora 34
Editora 34
Rua Hungria, 592 Jardim Europa
01455-000 São Paulo , SP
Brazil
São Paulo BR
Errática
Errática Rio de Janeiro , RJ
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro BR
Imprensa Oficial do Estado de São Paulo
São Paulo
Rua da Mooca 1921
03103-902 São Paulo
Brazil
BR
Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS)
IMS
Instituto Moreira Salles Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 476, Gávea
22451-040 Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
BR
Musa Editora
Musa Editora
Rua Bartira 62 cj. 21
050009-000 São Paulo
Brazil
BR
Navegar Editora
São Paulo
Rua Coronel Emidio Piedade, 659
3057-010 São Paulo
Brazil
BR
Noigandres
São Paulo
Brazil
BR
SoftCult Review Journal
Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Instituto de Artes e Design (IAD), Campus Universitário, Martelos
36036-330 Juiz de Fora , MG
Brazil
Minas Gerais BR

Events:

Titlesort descending Event type Date City Country
III Mostra 3M de Arte Digital Exhibition August 15, 2012 São Paulo Brazil
://brasil : festival @rt outsiders 2005 Festival September 28, 2005
A Crise da Poesia no Brasil, na França, na Europa e em outras latitudes Conference August 12, 2003 Brazil
A Vida Secreta dos Objetos: Materialidades, Medialidades, Temporalidades Conference August 1, 2012 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Acta Media III – Simpósio Internacional de Artemídia e Cultura Digital Conference September 1, 2004 São Paulo Brazil
Actamedia – Artemídia e Cultura digital Simpósio Internacional de Artemídia e Cultura Digital Conference, Event Series October 30, 2012 São Paulo Brazil
Arte Cibernética - Coleção Itaú Cultural Exhibition October 3, 2012 João Pessoa Brazil
Erthos Albino de Souza. Poesia: do dáctilo ao dígito Exhibition August 10, 2010 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
FILE Festival Internacional de linguagem Eletrônica Event Series October 18, 2012 Brazil
FILE Games Rio 2011 Rio Brazil
File Games Rio 2013 Festival March 26, 2013 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
FILE POA 2011 Festival January 26, 2011 Porto Alegre Brazil
FILE Rio 2012 Festival April 10, 2012 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
FILE São Paulo 1a Edição Festival July 1, 2000 São Paulo Brazil
FILE São Paulo 2a Edição Festival July 18, 2001 São Paulo Brazil
FILE TABLET Rio Exhibition October 22, 2012 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
FILE TABLET SP 2012 Exhibition October 19, 2012 São Paulo Brazil
I Simpósio Internacional e V Simpósio Nacional de Literatura e Informática Conference November 20, 2012 Brazil
I Simpósio Internacional e V Simpósio Nacional de Literatura e Informática Conference November 20, 2012 Brazil
I Simpósio Nacional de Pesquisadores em Comunicação e Cibercultura (ABCiber) Conference September 25, 2006 São Paulo Brazil
II Simpósio Nacional da ABCiber - Associação Brasileira de Pesquisadores em Cibercultura Conference October 10, 2008 São Paulo Brazil
III Simpósio Nacional ABCiber Conference October 16, 2009 São Paulo Brazil
Poesia Intersignos: Do impresso ao sonoro e ao digital Exhibition April 28, 1998 São Paulo Brazil
Poesia Visual Event Series August 1, 2010 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Poesia Visual 2: Totem de Andre Vallias Exhibition January 12, 2013 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Poesia Visual: Wlademir Dias-Pino Exhibition October 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
POIESIS <POEMA>ENTRE PIXEL E PROGRAMA</> Exhibition October 23, 2007 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
POIESIS <POEMA>ENTRE PIXEL E PROGRAMA</> Exhibition October 23, 2007 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Simpósio Internacional de Arte Mídia e Cultura Digital - Acta Media 10 Conference August 16, 2012 São Paulo Brazil
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