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Elmcip Presentation Edinburgh -- Remediating the Social

Scott Rettberg's presentation of the ELMCIP research project for the Remediating the Social conference in Edinburgh, Nov. 1, 2012

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Elmcip Presentation Edinburgh -- Remediating the Social

  1. 1. ELMCIP is a 3-year collaborative research projectrunning from June 2010-2013 and a part of the HERAJoint Research Project framework:Humanities as a Source of Creativity and InnovationELMCIP involves seven European research partnersand one non-academic partner investigating:How creative communities of practitioners formwithin a transnational and transcultural contextin a globalized and distributed communicationenvironment
  3. 3. IMPACT & IMPORTIn the USA, the ELO (Electronic LiteratureOrganization) functions as a hub for practictioners andtheoreticians of electronic literature.While Europe is hosting key creative, theoretical andscholarly practitioners, events and communities ofelectronic literature – it has lacked a shared researchinfrastructure.ELMCIP seeks to gather the multitude of practicesand theories in electronic literature, existing in a multi-linguistic and multicultural Europe, in order to create ashared archive and research network.
  4. 4. OUTCOMES§  Series of case studies and research papers (for publications and conference presentations)§  Series of public seminars and workshops§  International conference§  Public exhibition of electronic literature artworks and performances§  Openly distributed publications (conference proceedings, exhibition catalog, report, and special issues of journals)§  Electronic Literature Knowledge Base (materials from seminars, project information, and an extensive cross-referenced bibliographic research platform)§  Anthology of European Electronic Literature (Published on USB and an accessible website, including pedagogical materials)
  5. 5. BUDGET ELMCIP Budget has supported Researcher time (teaching buyouts)Budget total: ≈ EUR 1 mill. Post-docs and Ph.D. Eric Rasmussen (UiB) David Prater (BTH) 7.ECA (UK)1.UIB (NO) Giovanna di Rosario (UJ) Markuu Eskelinen (UJ) Magnus Lawrie (UE) 6.UCF (UK) 5.UJ (FI) 2.BTH (SE) 3.UA (NL) 4.UL (SI) Technicians and Designers Administrative support Event costs Publication costs Artistic commission costs Development costs  
  6. 6. PARTNERS UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN (NO)Scott Rettberg- Associate Professor of Digital CultureJill Walker Rettberg- Professor of Digital CultureIndividual project responsibilities:§  Overall project administration§  Seminar on Electronic Literature Communities§  Developing the Electronic Literature Knowledge Base§  Final reportTeam has included: Eric Rasmussen, Patricia Tomaszek,Elisabeth Nesheim, Stein Magne Bjørklund, Thomas Brevik,Aud Gjersdal, Meri Raita, Quinn Dombrowski, Fulbrightresearchers Davin Heckman and Leonardo Flores, guestresearchers Mark Marino, Rita Raley, Luciana Gattass,Melissa Lucas, and UiB digital culture students
  7. 7. PARTNERS BLEKINGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (SE)Maria Engberg- Associate Professor of Digital CultureTalan Memmott- Associate Professor of Digital CultureIndividual project responsibilities:§  Research on pedagogical models and electronic literature anthologies§  Workshop on electronic literature in education§  Production of ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic LiteratureTeam has included: David Prater, Patrick Thorsson, MartinArvebro, Eric Snodgrass, Ali Teherani, Olawale David, andJoel Wennberg
  8. 8. PARTNERS UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA (SI)Janez Strehovec- Associate Professor of New Media TheoryIndividual project responsibilities:§  Seminar on New Media Histories§  Individual research on new media specificity of electronic literatureSeminar project assistant: Dr. Maja Murnik
  9. 9. PARTNERS UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM (NL)Yra van Dijk- Assistant Professor of Modern Dutch LiteratureIndividual project responsibilities:§  Seminar on New Media and Literary History§  Individual research on topics including: The Analysis of Poetics in Digital Poetry, Poetics as a central factor in the formation of digital networks, recycling of European poetics in digital poetry
  10. 10. PARTNERS UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ (FI)Raine Sakari Koskimaa- Professor of Digital Culture/Vice Dean of the Faculty of HumantiesIndividual project responsibilities:§  Seminar on Electronic Literature Publishing and other venues§  Electronic Literature Publishing surveyTeam has included: Giovanna di Rosario, Markuu Eskelinen
  11. 11. PARTNERS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE FALMOUTH (UK)Jerome Fletcher- Associate Professor of Performance WritingIndividual project responsibilities:§  Seminar on Electronic Literature and Performance§  Survey of performance contexts§  Curate and exhibit performance works at project conference
  12. 12. PARTNERS EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART, U OF EDINBURGH (UK)Simon Biggs- ProfessorPenny Travlou- Researcher in ethnography and digital cultureIndividual project responsibilities:§  Ethnographic study of networked creative communities§  Remediating the Social conference and exhibitionTeam has included: Elizabeth Hodson, Hadi Mehrpouya, Diego Zamora,Rocio von Jungenfeld, Karl Monsen, Angela Fernandez Orviz, RichardAshrowan, Agnese Sile, Amy Guy, Gerry Smith, Jose Daniel Leal, Shu Wang.Design work by Dirty White Design (Ana Clara Barbara and EmmiHartikainen)
  13. 13. NON-ACADEMIC PARTNER NEW MEDIA SCOTLAND (UK)Mark Daniels- Executive Director§  Collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art and University College Falmouth to realize the Remediating the Social exhibition and performance program.
  14. 14. Significant Events
  15. 15. Electronic Literature in Europe, University of BergenNovember 2008
  16. 16. Electronic Literature Communities SeminarUniversity of Bergen, September 2010
  17. 17. Electronic Literature Publishing Seminar,University of Jyväskylä, March 2011
  18. 18. Workshop on Electronic Literature Pedagogy, Blekinge Institute of Technology, June 2011
  19. 19. International Workshop on Databasesand Bibliographic Standards forElectronic LiteratureUniversity of Bergen, June 2011
  20. 20. E-Literature and New Media Art SeminarLjubljana, Slovenia, September 2011
  21. 21. Digital Poetics and the PresentAmsterdam, December 2011
  22. 22. Digital Textuality with/inPerformanceBristol, May 2012
  23. 23. Significant Outputs
  24. 24. 1124  Crea)ve  Works   documented  
  25. 25. 1442  ar)cles  of  Cri)cal  Wri)ng   documented  
  26. 26. 1254  authors  referenced  
  27. 27. Publishers,  journals,  and   organiza)ons  mapped  
  28. 28. Key  conferences,  exhibi)ons,   seminars  archived  
  29. 29. …even  as  they  unfold  
  30. 30. Teaching  resources  made  available  on  an  open  access   basis  
  31. 31. Video  and  mul)media  documenta)on  of  works  and   events  made  accessible  
  32. 32. Extensive  cross-­‐referencing  to   show  works  in  their  cri)cal   contexts  
  33. 33. Archival  aKachments  such  as  full  text  pdfs  and  source  code  
  34. 34. Capturing  the  emergent   vocabulary  of  a  field  
  35. 35. Enabling  new  forms  of   Humani)es  research  
  36. 36. Remediang  the  Social  book  including  full  papers  and  ar)st   pages  from  the  exhibi)on  
  37. 37. ELMCIP  Anthology  of  European   Electronic  Literature  
  38. 38. Including  18  works  from  ar)sts   from  10  different  countries,  in   10  languages  
  39. 39. Also  including  video  lectures   and  pedagogical  materials  
  40. 40. SPECIAL ISSUES OF JOURNALS§  Dichtung  Digital  41  (Spring  2012)  and  42  (Fall  2012):  Two  special  issues  focused  on   electronic  literature  communi)es,  including  19  ar)cles  on  different  aspects  of  the   focus.  German  journal  published  in  English  §  Arcadia  (2013):  Special  sec)on  of  Dutch  literary  journal  devoted  to  ar)cles  on   Digital  Poe)cs  developed  from  ELMCIP  Amsterdam  seminar.  §  Performance  Research  Journal  (2013):  Special  issue  of  the  UK  journal  of  the  centre   for  performance  research  On  Wring  and  Digital  Media  developed  from  the   ELMCIP  Bristol  seminar.  §  Primerjalna  književnost  (Comparave  Literature),  Vol.  2013,  issue  1:  Special  sec)on   on  "E-­‐Literature  and  New  Media  Art”  developed  from  the  Ljubljana  seminar.    
  41. 41. ELMCIP FINAL REPORT: JUNE 2013The  second  volume  published  by  the  ELMCIP  project,  the  final  report  will  include:  §  Short  chapters  by  each  of  the  PIs  reflec)ng  on  findings  from  the  research   presented  at  the  seminars  they  hosted  in  the  context  of  the  larger  themes  of  the   ELMCIP  project  and  its  implica)ons  for  future  research  and  cultural  policy.  §  An  ethnographic  study  of  network-­‐based  crea)ve  communi)es,  by  Penny  Travlou.  §  A  survey  of  Electronic  Literature  publishing  venues,  by  the  University  of  Jyväskylä   team.  §  Reflec)ons  by  the  editors  and  curators  of  the  Remedia)ng  the  Social  exhibi)on   and  performance  program  and  ELMCIP  Anthology  of  European  Electronic   Literature  on  lessons  learned  and  best  prac)ces  in  exhibi)ng  and  cura)ng   electronic  literature.  §  A  digital  humani)es  white  paper  on  the  development  of  the  ELMCIP  Electronic   Literature  Knowledge  Base  and  its  implica)ons  for  future  humani)es  research   endeavors,  by  the  UiB  team.  
  42. 42. ELMCIP IMPACTSAs  we  approach  the  end  of  the  ELMCIP  project,  we  can  tes)fy  that:  §  Europe  now  stands  on  equal  foo)ng  with  North  America  as  a  center  of  ac)vity  in   the  field  of  electronic  literature.  The  conferences  and  networking  ac)vity   emerging  from  the  ELMCIP  project  has  helped  to  ac)vate  a  dynamic  European   field  of  scholarly  and  crea)ve  prac)ce.  It  is  notable  that  next  year  (2013)  both  the   E-­‐Poetry  Fes)val  and  the  ELO  conference  will  be  hosted  in  Europe,  in  London  and   Paris,  respec)vely.  §  We  have  learned  and  published  a  great  deal  about  networked  crea)ve   communi)es,  providing  an  example  for  other  fields  of  prac)ce.  §  We  have  developed  a  substan)ve  digital  humani)es  research  infrastructure  for   electronic  literature,  and  helped  to  form  an  interna)onal  network  dedicated  to   such  work  and  to  the  global  sharing  of  open-­‐access  data  and  scholarship  in  the   field.  §  The  research  infrastructure  we  have  developed  (Knowledge  Base,  Anthology  of   European  Electronic  Literature,  books,  and  journal  issues)  will  have  even  more   substan)al  impact  in  years  to  come  than  they  do  at  their  moment  of  ini)al  release.