Electronic Literature, Chapter 6: Network Writing

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This research collection includes references from the sixth chapter of Electronic Literature by Scott Rettberg (Polity, 2018), on Network Writing. Network writing is electronic literature created for and published on the Internet. It may require readers to visit multiple sites to experience the narrative, it may interrogate the nature and materiality of the network itself, it may use the Internet’s potential for collaboration, or use the network as a site for performance. For electronic literature, networks are both platform and material. As technology has led to rapid societal change, one of the most logical extensions of the project of electronic literature is to serve as a locus of reflexive critique of the position of the human within the technological apparatus.

This chapter of Electronic Literature considers various practices of network writing that share an interest in the material properties of the global network and the writing environments it affords. While this constellation of practices is admittedly less squarely defined than some of the other genres addressed in the book, as it includes several subgenres with their own specific approaches to the network, there are clearly important strands of electronic literature that primarily engage with the architecture, code, and social structures of the network itself.

People:

Namesort descending Residency
JODI
Netherlands
NL
Johanna Drucker
CA
United States
California US
John Cayley
Providence , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
Judd Morrissey
Chicago
United States
US
Justin Hall
San Francisco , CA
United States
California US
K. Silem Mohammad
Kate Pullinger
London
United Kingdom
GB
Kathi Inman Berens
Portland , OR
United States
Oregon US
Kaycee Nicole Swenson
KS
United States
Kansas US
Kenneth Goldsmith
United States
US
Mark C. Marino
Los Angeles , CA
United States
California US
Mark Jeffery
Chicago
United States
US
Mark Sample
Davidson , NC
United States
North Carolina US
Martine Neddam
Netherlands
NL
Mel Nichols
Mesh Flinders
United States
US
Mez Breeze
Australia
AU
Miles Beckett
United States
US
Mimi Cabell
United States
US
N. Katherine Hayles
Durham , NC
United States
North Carolina US
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