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  1. Lello Masucci

    Lello Masucci is an artist who since 1990 has focused on new technologies with a special interest in research in the field of digital technologies, computer networks, internet and aesthetics of information and communication electronics and digital. In the early 1990s he implemented one of the first internet provider in southern Italy: dim; today, disappeared. It begins with pioneering research on the aesthetic possibilities of communication and its implications on a possible theory of Electronic Literature.  He is a pioneer, studying a variety of programming languages: Python, Lingo, Html, xml, javascript, actionscript, etc. In addition to the study of digital processing programs such as Photoshop, Premiere, Final Cut, Director, Flash, File Maker, Blender, Archicad, xPress, InDesign, Illustrator, FreeHand, etc.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 12.01.2011 - 16:56

  2. Fabio De Vivo

    In 2006, Fabio De Vivo took his master degree cum laude in “Foreign Languages and Literatures” at University of Basilicata with a thesis on J. D. Salinger’s Uncollected Short Stories. The graduation thesis named “Una luce che si adombra. The Complete Uncollected Short Stories of J. D. Salinger” is available at The National Library of Potenza. In these years his studies have dealt with Anglo-American and Hispanic-American Literature. Since 2009, he is a member of A.N.I.L.S. Basilicata Council (Associazione Nazionale Insegnanti Lingue Straniere). In the last three years, he has taught Italian Language to Spanish Students, English Language to Italian Students and he has worked as interpreter in Spanish Language.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 12.01.2011 - 16:59

  3. Alessandro Zinna

    Alexander Zinna is professor of semiotics at the University of Toulouse II-Le Mirail. He was a researcher in the laboratory directed by Algirdas Julien Greimas at the EHESS in Paris and took his PhD at the University of Bologna with Umberto Eco as director. His field of research ranges from the semiotics of texts and objects to new technologies. Among his publications - Elementi di Semiotica generativa (in collaboration with Francesco Marsciani) and Le interfacce degli oggetti di scrittura: Teoria del linguaggio e ipertesti.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 12.01.2011 - 17:03

  4. Patricia Tomaszek

    She completed her M.A. in Literature, Culture and Media at the University of Siegen in Germany (2008), participated in a study abroad at Brown University supported by the "Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst" ('German Academic Exchange Service') in 2007, and assists the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) in a project on archiving electronic literature since 2007, which also includes work within the ELO's "Consortium on Electronic Literature" (CELL). From 2006 to 2010, Patricia worked as an academic assistant in the research group "Literature in Nets. Net Literature" at the Cultural Studies Center "Media Upheavals" based at the University of Siegen in Germany. Both her BA and MA-thesis were devoted to e-learning and electronic literature.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 12.01.2011 - 17:13

  5. German Net Literature: In the Exile of Invisibility

    German net literature had an early and very public start through competitions organized in 1996-8 by the major newspaper Die Zeit and IBM, but was declared dead or stillborn immediately afterwards. Consequently, net literature became a subject of controversy between artists, theorists, and literary critics from which not only a strong community evolved but also a literary system. In this system, competitions served as public, peer-reviewed mediators for net literature and became an important feature of “post-processing.” Since the end of the 90s however, German net literature became slowly invisible. The lack of public awareness of net literature is common to many countries. Post-processing is a key for public visibility and according to Siegfried J. Schmidt et al. an important component in a literary system. In search of reasons for the state of invisibility of German net literature, I analyze mechanisms of post-processing in our community, which I regard as a literary system. This descriptive synopsis is the first paper in an upcoming series that opens up questions towards the role of peer-review, public reception, and artists' community-building.

    Patricia Tomaszek - 12.01.2011 - 17:15

  6. Eduardo Kac

    Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his telepresence and bio art. A pioneer of telecommunications art in the pre-Web '80s, Eduardo Kac emerged in the early '90s with his radical works combining telerobotics and living organisms. His visionary integration of robotics, biology and networking explores the fluidity of subject positions in the post-digital world. His work deals with issues that range from the mythopoetics of online experience (Uirapuru) to the cultural impact of biotechnology (Genesis); from the changing condition of memory in the digital age (Time Capsule) to distributed collective agency (Teleporting an Unknown State); from the problematic notion of the "exotic" (Rara Avis) to the creation of life and evolution (GFP Bunny).

    Patricia Tomaszek - 12.01.2011 - 17:24

  7. The ELMCIP Knowledge Base and the Formation of an International Field of Literary Scholarship and Practice

    The paper provides an introduction to the HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) collaborative research project ELMCIP: Developing a network-based creative community: Electronic Literature as a model of creativity and innovation in practice, and in particular details the Knowledge Base component of the project. The Knowledge Base is a new platform for developing and sharing bibliographic records about works, critical writing, events, publishers, organizations, and authors in the field of electronic literature, with a particular emphasis on the European context. The paper further introduces the collaborative activity of CELL: an international Consortium for Electronic Literature organized by the Electronic Literature Organization.

    Scott Rettberg - 12.01.2011 - 20:04

  8. Digital Arts and Culture 1998 Conference

    Digital Arts and Culture 98 was an international conference which aimed to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of theoretical and artistic developments in digital arts, media and cultures. Through paper presentations and ample space between sessions, as well as an informal social program, the conferenced aimed to create a good atmosphere for strengthening the links between the many different players and subfields within the rapidly expanding field of digital culture and aesthetic studies.

    Digital Arts and Culture  was the first iteration of what has become an annual conference, commonly referred to as DAC.

    The first conference was organised by Espen Aarseth at the Department of Humanistic Informatics at the University of Bergen. Humanistic Informatics is now the program for Digital Culture.

    Jill Walker Rettberg - 12.01.2011 - 23:54

  9. Modern Language Association (MLA)

    Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For over a hundred years, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.

    Scott Rettberg - 13.01.2011 - 14:56

  10. Peter Lang

    Peter Lang - International Academic Publishers publish a diverse range of academic books, from monographs to student textbooks. Their main offices are located in Bern, Brussels, Frankfurt, New York and Oxford.

    Scott Rettberg - 13.01.2011 - 15:44

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