Elmcip Presentation Edinburgh -- Remediating the Social
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
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.
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
Remediang the Social book including full papers and ar)st pages from the exhibi)on
ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature
Including 18 works from ar)sts from 10 diﬀerent countries, in 10 languages
Also including video lectures and pedagogical materials
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.
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.
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.