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Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP): A Report from the HERA Joint Research Project

TL;DR: The Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) project as mentioned in this paper was a three-year collaborative research project running from 2010-2013, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) JRP.
Abstract: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) was a three-year collaborative research project running from 2010-2013, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) JRP for Creativity and Innovation. ELMCIP involved seven European academic research partners and one non-academic partner who investigated how creative communities of practitioners form within a transnational and transcultural context in a globalized and distributed communication environment. Focusing on the electronic literature community in Europe as a model of networked creativity and innovation in practice, ELMCIP intended both to study the formation and interactions of that community and also to further electronic literature research and practice in Europe.
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01 Jan 2010

944 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, Pink argues that these kinds of specificities and interruptions and mundane troubles feel lost both within the re-enactment procedure and, in other chapters, among the theory-driven commentary that peppers the short sections of description and data, drawing the attention ever outward and beyond practice and place.
Abstract: Not as isolated events, but as a practice invariably tangled up with other activities, routes and rhythms, which pressure and interrupt getting the washing up done and put away, or the recycling sorted into one of four (or more?) receptacles. Contingencies that might find people bunging dishes in a dishwasher, or filling up a sink full of hot water and leaving the dishes to soak, only to do it again in the morning, or chucking unsorted recycling into a black bag to speed its passage from the house. Kids, partners, pets, interruptions, ruptures and breaks of all kind make up the intensity of domestic social life, and the familiar distractions and hurries are surely the very stuff of everyday life, and place for that matter – complicated, entangled, uncomfortable and messy, yet, ultimately, socially organised. And these kinds of specificities and interruptions and mundane troubles – the very things that Pink is arguing are important – feel lost both within the (re)enactment procedure and, in other chapters, among the theory-driven commentary that peppers the short sections of description and data, drawing the attention ever outward and ‘beyond’ practice and place. Despite these potential limitations, the book will undoubtedly make a contribution to sustainability research and provide an important means for researchers to approach the accessing of local practices and settings of activism. And while the aim, to draw attention to the everyday experiences and entanglements of practice and place, is certainly laudable, the portrayal, dismissal and attempted departure from perspectives and methods, which, agree with them or not, continue to inform the cutting edge of contemporary social science – and have a good deal to offer this particular field – is, perhaps, unsustainable.

7 citations

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13 Dec 2020
TL;DR: The Bloomsbury Open Collection is available as open access through the BLOOMSbury Open programme and is available on www.bloomshops.com as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com.

5 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, an extended version of a paper I gave at Kingston University as an invited speaker at the 'From Page to Screen to Augmented Reality' Conference in July 2010 is presented.
Abstract: This article is an extended version of a paper I gave at Kingston University as an invited speaker at the 'From Page to Screen to Augmented Reality' Conference in July 2010. The paper begins from a discussion of a digital text work of my own, entitled …ha perdut la veu. This is a bilingual text work in English and Catalan, and was first shown at the E-poetry conference at the University of Barcelona, May 2009. The text is drawn partly from the translation into Catalan of one of my early children’s novels, La Freda ha perdut la veu. (Alfreda Abbot's Lost Voice OUP), hence the title of the piece. The English text is taken from a translation of Deleuze and Guattari’s Kafka: Towards a Minor Literature. Translation is being used here for its explanatory force in relation to both digital text and performance writing. The paper has two objectives. The first is to give a clear example of the way in which practice and theory, or rather practice-as-research, can exist as a symbiotic relationship – each benefiting and illuminating the other. The second is to propose and map out an area of potential further research into the discursive positioning of electronic literature/digital writing within Deleuze and Guattari’s notion of minorisation as articulated by Jean-Jacques Lecercle in his book, Deleuze and Style. The conference itself was organised by Dr Maria Mencia and the keynote was given by Jay David Bolter, Wesley Chair of New Media and a professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the author among other things of Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print, a highly influential critical text of electronic literature.

3 citations

Book Chapter
11 Sep 2012
TL;DR: The authors argue that the Flash community has already faced the issue of contemporary homogeneity driven by our on-going context of rapid technological change, and can be regarded as an exemplar of post-conceptual experimentalism.
Abstract: Complementing a broader international research paradigm shift, Electronic Literature scholars and practitioners alike have expressed a desire to expand the field to include deep collaborations with other disciplines. In achieving such a goal any original indigenous ideologies and aesthetics may be challenged. This dialectical tension between striving to be niche/identifiable/original in a mixed discipline economy faced with contemporary descriptors of ‘human experience’ such as Baumanr’s Liquid Modernity (2000), Antonelli’s Elasticity (2008) or even Turkle’s "life mix" (2011) remains key to facing this challenge. Using new interviews, emergent theories and archival resources this paper argues that the Flash community has already faced the issue of contemporary homogeneity driven by our on-going context of rapid technological change, and can be regarded as an exemplar of post-conceptual experimentalism. After a comparative analysis between the Flash Community and Electronic Literature the paper goes on to explore other new insights and considers the implications of being post-conceptual as a future opportunity and/or risk for Electronic Literature.

2 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, Cohen makes a distinct break with earlier approaches to the study of community, which treated the subject in largely structural terms, and describes how people symbolise and utilise these boundaries to give substance to their values and identities.
Abstract: Anthony Cohen makes a distinct break with earlier approaches to the study of community, which treated the subject in largely structural terms. His view is interpretive and experiential, seeing the community as a cultural field with a complex of symbols whose meanings vary among its members. He delineates a concept applicable to local and ethnic communities through which people see themselves as belonging to society. The emphasis on boundary is sensitive to the circumstances in which people become aware of the implications of belonging to a community, and describes how they symbolise and utilise these boundaries to give substance to their values and identities.

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TL;DR: The author explains the author's motivation for writing the preface, which addressed the "preference situation of communication" in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and its consequences.
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01 Jan 1966
TL;DR: Sontag's Against Interpretation and Other Essays as discussed by the authors is a collection of essays written by Sontag, discussing the intersection between high and low art forms and giving them equal value as valid topics.
Abstract: A series of provocative discussions on everything from individual authors to contemporary religious thinking, Against Interpretation and Other Essays is the definitive collection of Susan Sontag's best known and important works published in Penguin Modern Classics. Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and made her name as one of the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag was among the first critics to write about the intersection between 'high' and 'low' art forms, and to give them equal value as valid topics, shown here in her epoch-making pieces 'Notes on Camp' and 'Against Interpretation'. Here too are impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Levi-Strauss, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis and contemporary religious thought. Originally published in 1966, this collection has never gone out of print and has been a major influence on generations of readers, and the field of cultural criticism, ever since. Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was born in Manhattan and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She is the author of four novels - The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover and In America, which won the 2000 US National Book Award for fiction - a collection of stories, several plays, and six books of essays, among them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work, and in 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. If you enjoyed Against Interpretation and Other Essays, you might like Sontag's On Photography, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'A dazzling intellectual performance' Vogue 'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites' The Times

867 citations