Thursday 17th May 2007, 6.00pm - 7.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm for drinks)
UK launch of the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1
This event is free of charge and open to the public.
The first 50 audience members will receive a complimentary copy of the ELC Volume 1.
The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1 is an eclectic anthology of sixty works in a variety of styles and formats, from hypertext to Flash poetry, that represents a broad spectrum of electronic literature published between 1994 to 2007. It was published by The Electronic Literature Organization and edited by N. Katherine Hayles, Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg and Stephanie Strickland.
Scott Rettberg (writer, co-editor of ELC Volume 1, co-founder and first executive director of the Electronic Literature Organization)
Guests at this Salon will include:
And the UK-based writers who feature on the ELC Volume 1, who will show their work and discuss what Electronic Literature means for them:
"...this is an essential collection. Anyone interested in the field of electronic literature should take the trouble to get it on DVD. Some of this material is priceless, and it may not be available on the Web indefinitely."
- Edward Picot, The Hyperliterature Exchange
"In the breadth of work contained in it, as well as the innovative way the editors and authors have made it available, this is a generous collection."
- Tim Wright, Realtime Arts
Electronic Literature Collection
Electronic Literature Organization
Furtherfield interview with Scott Rettberg
The Hyperliterature Exchange review of ELC Volume 1 by Edward Picot
Realtime Arts review by Tim Wright
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The IOCT Salon was managed by Chris Joseph during his position as Digital Writer in Residence at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University from 2006-2008. This residency was funded by Arts Council England: East Midlands.