TAGallery by CONT3XT.NET extends the idea of a tagged exhibition and transfers the main tasks of noncommercial exhibition spaces to the discourse of an electronic data-space. The method of tagging allows the attribution of artworks to different thematic fields. EXHIBITION_004 was tagged/curated by Scott Rettberg whose focus in this selection is on electronic literature: works of writing made for the networked computer that utilize the computational and/or multimedia aspects of that environment in the course of their composition and/or reading and distribution.
Interview with Scott Rettberg
My focus in this selection is on electronic literature: works of writing made for the networked computer that utilize the computational and/or multimedia aspects of that environment in the course of their composition and/or reading and distribution. I consider electronic literature to be a decentered experimental literary movement, informed by past avant-garde art and literary movements, that over the course of the past two decades has produced some of the most innovative contemporary reading experiences available on the network. Since it’s difficult to present the breadth of the field in ten links, I’ll link to a few important collections of work and a few representative works among my personal favorites.
With projects/works by:
The Electronic Literature Organization, N. Katherine Hayles, Talan Memmott (ed.), Ingrid Ankerson and Megan Sapnar (eds.), Ben Basan and Thom Swiss (eds.), Stephanie Strickland, Barbara Campbell, Robert Arellano, Rob Wittig, William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, Dirk Stratton
Scott Rettberg is an electronic writer, and a founder of the Electronic Literature Organization. Rettberg is an associate professor of humanistic informatics at the university of Bergen.