ELO_AI: Archive & Innovate, Brown University, USA – deadline extended to Jan 15, 2010

ELO_AI: Archive & Innovate

The Electronic Literature Organization’s Fourth International Conference & Program of Digitally Mediated Literary Art

June 3-6, 2010

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Organized by the ELO and Writing Digital Media at the Brown University Literary Arts Program

dedicated to Robert Coover

The Electronic Literature Organization and Brown University’s Literary Arts Program invite submissions to the Electronic Literature Organization 2010 Conference to be held from June 3-6 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

electronic literature . writing digital media . language-driven digital poesis . literal art . literary hypermedia .

We welcome papers and presentations on a broad range of topics. The conference will focus on the theory, criticism, close-reading, practice and archiving of language-driven digital art and poetics. Our gathering will also embrace all the related cultural practices that continue to be addressed by scholars and artists in our growing field:

expressive processing, computational art, artificial cognition and intelligence, aesthetic gaming, information art, codework, digitally mediated performance, network & media art & activism.

In addition we will give a special welcome to papers that engage with the contribution that Robert Coover has made to our field. A festschrift comprised of papers from the conference is proposed and Professor Coover will be our chief featured (e)Writer. (Other featured speakers to be announced shortly.)

In conjunction with the three-day conference, there will be a juried Program of Language-Driven Digital Art, concentrating on but not confined to installation works. We plan to show the selected work in gallery spaces close to the conference venue in downtown Providence over a two week period. Subject to funding restrictions, selected artists will be awarded bursaries to assist with attending the conference.

If you want to give a paper, or form a panel, at this point, please submit a maximum 500-word abstract, with title and brief bio (indicating affiliation, if any).

If you are proposing an installation, or an artistic presentation, or an alternative (innovative) proposal please also describe this in 500 words or less, with title, and bio(s). If you send illustrative, digitized AV materials, either keep these (byte-wise) small and short, or send us links.

Deadline for Submissions: December 15, 2009?

– Send to: elo.ai [at] eliterature.org.

Notification of Acceptance: January 25, 2010

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for full papers will be May 1, 2010 to allow for reflection and exchange on the papers prior to the conference and to get a head-start in the publication process.

The basic 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.

All conference attendees are also expected to join the ELO before the conference and this can be done at registration.

We are planning to implement online submission and registration. Before submitting, please consult the conference website at …


… where these facilities will be available and where you will find much more information about both the content and the form of the conference and arts program.

After consulting the website, for further queries and all email correspondence contact:

elo.ai [at] eliterature.org

The above address should be used for all conference business. It will checked by myself and also those colleagues and students who will be assisting me with the conference organization. But I appreciate that you may sometimes also want to get in touch with the conference organizer: John Cayley Literary Arts Program – Box 1923, Brown University, 68 1/2 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA. office: +1 401 863 3966, John_Cayley [at] brown.edu