New Video & Resource: My Networked Narratives Studio Visit

On Tuesday, January 31, I participated in the first Elements of Networked Narratives Studio Visit. Here’s a description of the course and event, which was hosted by Mia Zamora (@MiaZamoraPhD) and Alan Levine (@cogdog).

Networked Narratives is an open connected course of digital storytelling, world building, civic imagination, and a bit of digital alchemy. Join a group of registered students at Kean University for a journey starting January 16, 2017

The studio visit was recorded via Google Hangouts on Air and is now published on YouTube (see below) and beautifully documented and annotated (via Hypothes.is) in their website.


Thank you, Mia, Alan, and all the participants for the invitation and putting together such a wonderful experience and resource!

Recent Interviews

In the past few months, I’ve been interviewed several times about e-literature and bots. Here are links to recently published interviews:

And here are some recent publications in which I’ve been quoted:

 

Electronic Literature Review (ELR) Interview

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I was recently interviewed by Daniele Giampà for his blog Electronic Literature Review. The interview format consisted of five substantial questions and he was generous in providing me abundant time to answer them. Here are the questions:

  1. Leonardo Flores you are running a project called I ♥ E-Poetry and in the year 2010 you wrote your phd dissertation titled “Typing the Dancing Signifier: Jim Andrews’ (Vis)Poetics. When and why did you start studying e-poetry?
  2. Writing poetry with digital tools sets completely new paradigms for both poets and readers. Where do you see the main differences between authors of printed texts and digital born works and, with regard to the reader, how do new media tools change the aesthetics of literature?
  3. Would you say that e-poetry and electronic literature in general are literary experiments?
  4. What could you tell us about the actual status of the science of electronic literature? Is there a literature canon, a defined terminology or methodology? And how important is it for a scientist to have an institution?
  5. On your webpage you can read: “His research areas are electronic literature, poetry, and digital preservation of first generation electronic objects.” What would you say are the main issues regarding the preservation of electronic/digital literature works?

Read the interview to learn about what led me to e-poetry, my thoughts on electronic literature, research methods for its study, Digital Humanities projects around e-lit, and digital preservation of born-digital literature.