February 12, 2007
The Future of Electronic Literature, a symposium of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the Electronic Literature Organization, will take place in College Park, MD on May 2 & 3. Registration is now open. Registration is free for ELO members and University of Maryland students (optionally, you can pay a small amount to get lunch), and it’s very cheap for others. Please register if you’re planning to attend!
Here’s the official word:
MITH and the Electronic Literature Organization are pleased to announce a public symposium on the Future of Electronic Literature, May 2 and 3 at the University of Maryland, College Park, with co-sponsorship from the University Libraries and Department of English. The keynote speakers will be Kate Hayles (John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature at UCLA) and Kenneth Thibodeau (Director of Electronic Records Archives Program, National Archives and Records Administration).
At least Noah, Scott and I will be there from the blog – half of Grand Text Auto – and many luminaries will be joining us, from blogger Jill Walker to botmaster Mark Marino to poet Stephanie Strickland to text/art/machinist Talan Memmott. The up-to-date list of confirmed attendees tells all. There will be panels and talks on May 3; the evening of May 2 will feature an open mic/open mouse space & time for electronic writing sharing and discussion.