Presentation: “Print | Screen: Reading Computer-Generated Writing”

On October 2, I participated in a panel titled “Reading Computer-Generated Books” for SLSA 34 (Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts). The abstract and video are available below: Computational literature — including bookbound and bookish digital artifacts — are some of the earliest forms of electronic literature and represent a contemporary thread of practice… Continue reading Presentation: “Print | Screen: Reading Computer-Generated Writing”

Recent Lecture: “Technological Imperialism and Digital Writing”

On January 15, 2021 I gave an invited lecture as part of McGill University’s Spectrums of DH lecture series. Here’s the abstract for my talk: In my talk I will offer an exploration of how the development, distribution, and access to digital technologies have replicated imperialist and colonialist practices of the past and have led… Continue reading Recent Lecture: “Technological Imperialism and Digital Writing”

Two Recent Lectures: “Turning the Page” and “Distant Writing”

This semester, right before COVID-19 sent the world into quarantine, I was honored to give two invited lectures on electronic literature, one at the US Naval Academy titled “Turning the Page: Latinx Born-Digital Literature” and another at U of Maryland titled “Distant Writing.” The lectures have been video recorded and well produced, so I have… Continue reading Two Recent Lectures: “Turning the Page” and “Distant Writing”

ELO18 Panel: Towards E-Lit’s #1 Hit

This panel was presented at the Electronic Literature Organization 2018 conference in Montreal on August 14, 2018. This post offers both the proposal for the panel and presentations, and video documentation of the presentations themselves. The participants (in order of appearance) are: Dr. Leonardo Flores, Dr. Kathi Inman Berens, and Dr. Lyle Skains. Leonardo Flores,… Continue reading ELO18 Panel: Towards E-Lit’s #1 Hit

Lecture: Third Generation Electronic Literature

I was recently invited to give a lecture at the University of Bergen on January 31, 2018 and the recording is now available. My talk, titled “Third Generation Electronic Literature” offers a historical overview of electronic literature, builds upon genealogies of the field by Hayles and Funkhouser, and describes a third wave of e-literature that… Continue reading Lecture: Third Generation Electronic Literature

Workshop: Making Twitter Bots for Digital and Cultural Literacy

On Saturday, July 29 at 1:15 pm, I will be offering a workshop on creating Twitter bots at the Digital Pedagogy Lab in Vancouver. Here’s a link to a Google document for the workshop that will allow you to read and make comments on the document. Please feel free to use the comment functionality to… Continue reading Workshop: Making Twitter Bots for Digital and Cultural Literacy

E-Literature for App Makers

This is a series of links that I will reference in a brief talk I will have with the AppCreator group at UPRM on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. ¿Qué es la literatura electrónica? Here are 4 examples of historical e-literature in chronological order: Christopher Strachey, “Love Letter Generator” (1952) bpNichol, First Screening (1984) Jim Andrews,… Continue reading E-Literature for App Makers

Teaching Critical Memes

Materials for my “Teaching Critical Memes” presentation: Curricular Unit Limor Shifman, “Memes in a Digital World: Reconciling with a Conceptual Troublemaker“ See also her MIT Press book, Memes in Digital Culture. Wasteland Memes on Twitter Activity: Read Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 (below) Go to Meme Generator Create a meme that uses language, ideas, images from the… Continue reading Teaching Critical Memes

Presentación: “Los Niños de Ahora y la Literatura Electrónica: Preparación para el Siglo 21”

Mi ponencia “Los Niños de Ahora y la Literatura Electrónica: Preparación para el Siglo 21” está disponible en la Segunda Cumbre Internacional Los Padres de Ahora. Para más detalles, visiten I ♥︎ E-Poetry, donde he preparado un recurso descargable con más de 20 obras de literatura electrónica para niños de todas las edades. A continuación… Continue reading Presentación: “Los Niños de Ahora y la Literatura Electrónica: Preparación para el Siglo 21”