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This presentation is designed for the Teaching Assistants at UPRM, delivered on January 30, 2014. The presentation is full of links to resources, including slideshows and Prezis for previous talks, so I encourage readers to zoom a bit beyond the presentation slide to access the links available in almost every slide. The prezi is embedded below. Share and enjoy!
To be in such high regard by a group composed of some of the leading scholars and artists in my specialization is a great honor and a milestone in my career.
My heartfelt thanks!
P.S. Inspired by a little joke by Nick Montfort, I created the animated GIF you see above to commemorate the occasion. I hope taking such liberties with the ELO Logo doesn’t get me fired on my first day
I’ve prepared my MLA 2014 Convention calendar created as a convenience for me, and made public here for those interested in meeting up. I will be presenting at the Electronic Literature after Flash roundtable and performing a Bot Choral at the MLA Off-Site E-Lit Reading.
And here’s a description of the part I’ll be involved in.
(listed in alphabetical order):
This 10-minute performance will feature four scholars reading from a Twitter stream set to feature the output of multiple bots, including some created by the scholars themselves. Each reader will select several bots to read out loud, and the reading sequence will be determined by the curated Twitter stream, which will be displayed live on screen. The resulting juxtapositions should be both humorous and thought-provoking, with the individual readers’ voices lending continuity to the bots. During the performance, there will be a few moments in which a reader focuses on the text generated by a single bot, in the tradition of a solo riff.
Today I submitted an NEH Collaborative Research Grants proposal to collaboratively write 530 I Love E-Poetry entries and a book manuscript in a 3-year period. Here’s the 1000-character summary from the proposal, titled:
This project seeks to use the publication and metadata structure of I Love E-Poetry to collaboratively produce a manuscript for a book titled A World of E-Literature. The team consists of scholars who possess expertise in the e-literature produced in their respective country, language, or region. Initially, each contributor will write and publish 30 to 50 entries as they survey the field while creating a valuable reference for the publication’s growing audience. Then each scholar or team of scholars will use their entries as raw material to write a chapter for the manuscript. This will allow them to better formulate the poetics of e-literature in their national, language, and/or regional focus. The metadata for each entry will allow for the creation of data visualizations and will inform the introductory and concluding chapters which will examine global connections across language, regional, and national boundaries.
This project has attracted a dream team of early career scholars to contribute their expertise on e-lit from Africa, and e-lit produced in several languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Italian, French, and German. Here’s a list of participants, by role:
Today (December 3, 2013 at 10:30-12:00 in Chardón 318) I’m giving a talk to UPRM Undergraduate and Graduate students about external funding for their graduate studies and beyond. You can see the embedded Prezi for the talk below: