[Air-L] Visionary Landscapes/ELO 2008: Call extended (12/16)

Mark Marino markcmarino at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 22:52:57 PST 2007

(Forwarding this extension.)

--Mark Marino

The deadline for Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature Organization 2008
Conference has been extended to December 16, 2007. The conference website can be
found at:


The conference takes place from May 29-June 1, 2008 at Washington State
University Vancouver in lovely Vancouver, WA. It is sponsored by both the
Electronic Literature Organization and WSUV. Speakers include Mark Amerika, Sue
Thomas, and John Cayley. A Media Arts Show will be held in conjunction with the
conference and will feature art such as digital sculpture, net art, multimedia
installations and performances, electronic music, and the like. Workshops in
audio production and reading elit are also scheduled.

It should prove to be an interesting weekend for anyone involved in
digital media
projection, scholarship, and teaching.


Dene Grigar, PhD

On Jul 6, 2007 10:45 AM, David M Silver <dmsilver at usfca.edu> wrote:
> Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature Organization 2008 Conference
> Thursday, May 29-Sunday, June 1, 2008
> Vancouver, Washington
> Sponsored by Washington State University Vancouver
> & the Electronic Literature Organization
> Dene Grigar & John Barber, Co-Chairs
> http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/dtc/elo08.html (website, coming August 8)
> Producing a work of electronic literature entails not only practice in
> the literary arts but sometimes also the visual, sonic, and the
> performative arts; knowledge of computing devices and software programs;
> and experience in collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and hybridity. In
> short, electronic literature requires its artists to see beyond
> traditional approaches and sensibilities into what best can be described
> as visionary landscapes where, as Mark Amerika puts it, artists
> "celebrate an interdisciplinary practice from a literary and writerly
> perspective that allows for other kinds of practice-based art-research
> and knowledge sharing."
> To forward the thinking about new approaches and sensibilities in the
> media arts, The Electronic Literature Organization and Washington State
> University Vancouver's Digital Technology and Culture program are
> inviting submissions to the Electronic Literature Organization 2008
> Conference to be held from May 29 to June 1, 2008 in Vancouver, Washington.
> "Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature Organization 2008
> Conference" is interested in papers that explore forms of digital media
> that utilize images, sound, movement, and user interaction as well
> as––or in lieu of––words and that explore how we read, curate, and
> critique such works. Topics may include:
> • New, non-screen, environments for presenting multimedia writing and
> /or electronic literature
> • Research labs and new media projects
> • Strategies for reading electronic literary works
> • Curating digital art
> • Innovative approaches to critiquing electronic literature
> • Emerging technologies for the production of multimedia writing and /or
> electronic literature
> • Building audience for new media literary works and writing
> • Digital, literary performances
> • Publishing for print or electronic media connecting literature and the
> arts through common archiving and metatag strategies
> • Artistic methods of composition used in intermedia storytelling
> (improvisation, collaboration, sample and remix, postproduction art,
> codework, hactivism, etc.
> In conjunction with the three-day conference, there will be a juried
> Media Arts Show. Along with prizes for the most notable work, selected
> artists will be awarded bursaries to attend the conference featured at
> the show. Submission guidelines will be posted beginning August 15, 2007
> on the conference website.
> The keynote speaker is internationally renown new media artist and
> writer, Mark Amerika, named a "Time Magazine 100 Innovator." His artwork
> has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the ICA in London, the
> Walker Art Center, and the Denver Art Museum and has been the topic of
> four retrospectives. Amerika is also the author of many books, including
> his recently published collection of artist writings entitled META/DATA:
> A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press), founder of the Alt-X Network, and
> publisher of the electronic book review. He currently holds the position
> of Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at
> Boulder.
> Deadline for Submissions for Presentations: November, 30, 2007
> Notification of Acceptance: December 30, 2007
> Vancouver, Washington, located in the Pacific Northwest just across the
> Columbia River from Portland, OR, is about a six hour drive south of
> Vancouver, Canada and three hours south of Seattle, Washington. The
> conference day events will take place at Washington State University
> Vancouver, a Tier One research Institution built in the foothills of the
> Cascade Mountains with views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Saint Helens. The
> official conference hotel is the Hilton Vancouver located in downtown
> Vancouver, Washington with easy access to restaurants, bars, and evening
> conference events. Special rates have been negotiated for conference
> attendees. A conference shuttle will take attendees to and from the
> campus daily. The recommended airport is PDX at Portland, which is about
> a seven minute drive to downtown Vancouver, WA.
> The cost of the conference is $150; graduate students and non-affiliated
> artists pay only $100. Conference registration covers access to all
> events, the reception, some meals, and shuttle transportation.
> For more information, contact Dene Grigar at Grigar at vancouver.wsu.edu
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