July 7, 2004

Leonardo CFP on New Media Poetics and the Digital Prose

by Scott Rettberg · , 10:51 pm

Nisar Keshvani, Editor-in-Chief of Leonardo Electronic Almanac, passes along this call for papers: LEA Special Issue: New Media Poetry and Poetics

Guest Editor: Tim Peterson

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) is inviting papers and artworks that deal with New Media Poetry and Poetics. This category includes multimedia digital works(image/text/sound) as examined through the lens of “writing,” specifically any of those concerns central to poetry rather than narrative or prose: reader as active participant in the “ergodic” sense, the use of stochastic methods and chance procedures, and the complex relations between the author, reader, and computer-as-writer/reader which evolve from that interaction. Modes of work that foreground the digital medium (such as “codework”) are also welcome. We would particularly like to emphasize the “poetics” of new media writing as well, that is, the point where aesthetics intersects with politics to create dynamic attempts at social change.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers / students to submit their proposals for consideration. We particularly encourage authors outside North America and Europe to send proposals for articles/gallery/artists statements.

Proposals should include: 300 word abstract / synopsis, a brief author biography, any related URLs, and contact details.

Deadline for proposals: 15 Aug 2004

Please send proposals or queries to: Tim Peterson and Nisar Keshvani, LEA Editor-in-Chief. http://lea.mit.edu.

Note: this call was changed 7/16/2004 at the request of the LEA editors.