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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 05:59:05 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 289.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 05:46:43 +0000
         From: "Matt Kirschenbaum" <mkirschenbaum_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: ELO Releases the Electronic Literature Collection Vol. 1


The Electronic Literature Organization
Scott Rettberg Nick Montfort
847.230.4793 215.563.7939
scott_at_retts.net nickm_at_nickm.com

Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One Released

College Park, Maryland, October 26, 2006 =97 The Electronic Literature
Organization today released the Electronic Literature Collection,
Volume One. The Collection, edited by N. Katherine Hayles, Nick
Montfort, Scott Rettberg, and Stephanie Strickland, is an anthology of
60 eclectic works of electronic literature, published simultaneously
on CD-ROM and on the web at <collection.eliterature.org>. Another
compelling aspect of the project is that it is being published by the
Electronic Literature Organization <eliterature.org> under a Creative
Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5), so readers
are free to copy and share any of the works included, or for instance
to install the collection on every computer in a school's computer
lab, without paying any licensing fees. The Collection will be free
for individuals.

The 60 works included in the Electronic Literature Collection present
a broad overview of the field of electronic literature, including
selected works in new media forms such as hypertext fiction, kinetic
poetry, generative and combinatory forms, network writing, codework,
3D, and narrative animations. Contributors include authors and artists
from the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, and Australia. Each work is
framed with brief editorial and author descriptions, and tagged with
descriptive keywords. The CD-ROM of the Collection runs on both
Macintosh and Windows platforms and is published in a case appropriate
for library processing, marking, and distribution. Free copies of the
CD-ROM can be requested from The Electronic Literature Organization.

The Collection will also be included with N. Katherine Hayles'
forthcoming book, Electronic Literature: Teaching, Interpreting,
Playing (Notre Dame University Press, 2007).

The editors can be contacted to discuss the project via email: N.
Katherine Hayles (hayles_at_humnet.ucla.edu), Nick Montfort
(nickm_at_nickm.com), Scott Rettberg (scott_at_retts.net), and Stephanie
Strickland (strickla_at_mail.slc.edu). Contributing authors will also be
available for interviews.

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization established in 1999 to promote and facilitate the
writing, publishing, and reading of electronic literature. Since its
formation, the Electronic Literature Organization has worked to assist
writers and publishers in bringing their literary works to a wider,
global readership and to provide them with the infrastructure
necessary to reach each other. The Electronic Literature Organization
is a national organization based at the Maryland Institute for
Technology in the Humanities (MITH).


Matthew Kirschenbaum
Assistant Professor of English
Associate Director,
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
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