Digital Narrative Network

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The Digital Narrative Network (DNN) is a newly established cross-faculty collaboration at the University of Bergen, focused on the impacts of the digital turn on the ways that narratives are constructed. The faculties included in this project include the faculties of the Humanities, Art, Music, and Design, and Social Sciences. To stay informed about our activities, subscribe to the DNN mailing list.

The network explores digital narrative from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, for example:

--Digital Narratives in Electronic Literature (reflexive literary artifacts in digital media)

--Digital Narratives of Everyday Life Online (as reflected for example in social networks and other mass-writing / identity / communication platforms)

--Digital Narratives as Interactive Digital Narratives (for example in computer games and other IDN experiences)

--Digital Narrative as Nonhuman Narrative (for example AI, machine learning, and machine vision systems that produce semi-autonomous narratives)

--Literature Reflecting Contemporary Culture After the Digital Turn (novels, poetry, etc. that reflect on the post-digital / post-human condition)

--Narratives of Digital Culture Reflected in Contemporary Art (for example sound art, procedural art, and performance)

--Digital Narratives as Visual Culture (for example in media arts inflected by the visual turn, or post-digital design practices)

The Network develops cross-faculty communication and cooperation and facilitates join research projects, organizes guest speaker events, research-in-progress presentations, conferences, and exhibitions of UiB art and research involving digital narrative.

Conference and Exhibition -- Call for Submissions
N. Katherine Hayles at a conference

DNN Conference and Exhibition

We are busy planning the Digital Narrative Network conference on 21st and 22nd November with an exhibition in the same week at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design. The conference will feature a keynote from N. Katherine Hayles, other special guests, and presentations of research from multiple...

Hartmit Koenitz

Documentation of Interactive Digital Narrative Lecture by Hartmut Koenitz

Hartmut Koenitz presented his lecture: 'Representation of Complexity – Interactive Digital Narratives Enabling Discourse for the 21st Century' organised by the Digital Narrative Network at the University of Bergen on September 12th 2019.

Book award
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Scott Rettberg won the Hayles award for "Electronic Literature"

The 2019 N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature was awarded to UiB professor Scott Rettberg, for his monograph Electronic Literature.

Professor II Appointed in Digital Culture
NIck Montfort portrait

Nick Montfort, MIT Professor of Digital Media, Appointed Professor II at UiB Digital Culture

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Montfort, Professor of Digital Media at MIT, to a two-year 20% position as Professor II with UiB Digital Culture. Montfort is noted both as a creative author of numerous and varied creative works and as a critic and theorist of digital media.

Documentation of DNN's first event
Søren Pold

First Digital Narrative Network at Media City with guest Søren Pold

Documentation of the Digital Narrative Network's first event with guest lecture by Søren Pold: Meta Interface Character - Narrative as Critical Aspect.