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Scott Rettberg is a professor of digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. Prior to moving to Norway in 2006, Rettberg directed the new media studies track of the literature program at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey. Rettberg is the author or coauthor of novel-length works of electronic literature such as The Unknown, Kind of Blue, and Implementation. His work has been exhibited both online and at art venues, including the Venice Biennalle, Beall Center in Irvine California, the Slought Foundation in Philadelpia, and The Krannert Art Museum. Rettberg is the cofounder and served as the first executive director of the nonprofit Electronic Literature Organization, where he directed major projects funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Rettberg is the project leader of the HERA-Funded ELMCIP research project, the director of the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base: http://elmcip.net/knowledgebase, and the leader of the Electronic Literature Research Group. Rettberg was the conference chair of the 2015 Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Festival: The End(s) of Electronic Literature. Rettberg and his coauthors were winners of the 2016 Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature for Hearts and Minds, The Interrogations Project. His monograph Electronic Literature (Polity, 2018) has been described by prominent theorist N. Katherine Hayles as "a significant book by the field's founder that will be the definitive work on electronic literature now and for many years to come." Electronic Literature was awarded the 2019 N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature.

 

DIKULT 105: Web Aesthetics and Web Design

DIKULT 202: The Bachelor's Thesis in Digital Culture

DIKULT 203: Electronic Literature

DIKULT 204: Digital Media and Digital Cultures

DIKULT 207: Practical Projects in the Digital Humanities

DIKULT 301: Research Methods and the Master's Thesis in Digital Culture

DIKULT 303: Digital Media Aesthetics

 

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. Documenting a Field: The Life and Afterlife of the ELMCIP Collaborative Research Project and Electronic Literature Knowledge Base. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) 2020. Teaching electronic literature using electronic literature. MatLit (Centro de Literatura Portuguesa da Universidade de Coimbra).
  • Show author(s) 2020. Introduction: Electronic Literature as a Framework for the Digital Humanities. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) 2020. Addressing Significant Societal Challenges Through Critical Digital Media. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) 2019. Our Struggle: Reading Karl Ove Knausgård’s Min Kamp. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) 2018. Voices from Troubled Shores: Toxi•City: a Climate Change Narrative. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) 2018. Always Inside, Always Enfolded into the Metainterface: A Roundtable Discussion. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) 2017. Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project. Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. 513-514.
  • Show author(s) 2016. No Terminus: The 2015 End(s) of Electronic Literature Festival. Hyperrhiz: The New Media Culture.
  • Show author(s) 2016. From CAVE2™ to mobile: Adaptation of hearts and minds virtual reality project interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). 400-411.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Situating Change: Combinatory Writing, Collaboration, and Technopolitical Reality. Hyperrhiz: The New Media Culture.
  • Show author(s) 2014. An Emerging Canon? A Preliminary Analysis of All References to Creative Works in Critical Writing Documented in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) 2012. Developing an Identity for the Field of Electronic Literature: Reflections on the Electronic Literature Organization Archives. Dichtung-Digital.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Performative Reading: Attending the Last Performance [dot org]. Dichtung-Digital.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Finding a third space for electronic literature: Creative community, authorship, publishing, and institutional environments. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. 9-23.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Editorial Process and the Idea of Genre in Electronic Literature in the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 1. Spiel. Siegener Periodicum zur Internationalen Empirischen Literaturwissenschaft. 85-97.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Ord som kan lyse opp et mørkt rom: Om elektronisk litteratur. Vagant. 58-65.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Electronic Literature (in Performance): A Report from the 2008 Electronic Literature in Europe Conference. Drunken Boat.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Communitizing Electronic Literature. Digital Humanities Quarterly.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Dada Redux: Elements of Dadaist Practice in Contemporary Electronic Literature. Fibreculture Journal. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Fire korte observasjoner omkring Audiatur. Vagant. 66-67.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Written on the Body: An Interview with Shelley Jackson. The Iowa Review Web.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Editor's Introduction: Reconfiguring Place and Space in New Media Writing. The Iowa Review Web.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Avant-Gaming: An Interview with Jane McGonigal. The Iowa Review Web.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2014. Combinatory Cinema.
  • Show author(s) 2013. European Electronic Literature Showcase.
  • Show author(s) 2012. From the Avant-Garde to the Digital Vernacular. Keynote address.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Editing Electronic Literature: Roundtable.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Presentasjon av boken Digital Culture, Play, and Identity: A World of Warcraft Reader.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2019. Teaching Electronic Literature Using Electronic Literature (Keynote).
  • Show author(s) 2019. Electronic Literature: Documenting and Archiving Multimodal Computational Writing (Keynote Address).
  • Show author(s) 2018. “Electronic Literature and Literary Culture: A Debate" / Debate Moderator.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Practices in Combinatory Poetics.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Visualizing the Field of Electronic Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The ELMCIP Project, Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, and Data Visualization Research Outcomes.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Platforms and Genres of Electronic Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Place and No Place: Panorama, Glitch, Photospheres, and Narrative Affect in Digital Media.
  • Show author(s) 2016. How Genres of Electronic Literature Inform New Reading Experiences for the Young.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Digital Scholarship Seminar: The ELMCIP Project, Electronic Literature Knowledge Base, and Data Visualization Research Outcomes.
  • Show author(s) 2016. CRchange: Collaborative and Combinatory Practices in Emerging Cinema.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Addressing Torture in Iraq through Critical Digital Media Art—Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Performance and Panel Discussion of Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Situating Change: Combinatory Writing, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Technology, and Political Reality.
  • Show author(s) 2014. New Directions in the Digital Humanities: Database Visualization Research Based on the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Lost in Translation: Reiterating New Media Artworks across Languages and Platforms.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project (VISAP 2014 Paper).
  • Show author(s) 2014. Complications of narrative time in electronic literature: Some examples in conversation with Gerard Genette’s Narrative Discourse.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Combinatory Practices in Digital Literature and Film.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Combinatory Poetics in a Culture of Distraction.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Collaborative Creativity in New Media: Roundtable.
  • Show author(s) 2014. An Emerging Canon? Mapping a Field Through Database Visualisation.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Å bruke ELMCIPs kunnskapsbase i elektronisk litteratur i undervisningen.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Network Based Fictions in the Public/Private Sphere.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Mining the Knowledge Base: Exploring Methodologies for Analysing the Field of Electronic Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Digital Humanities Projects for Electronic Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Developing a Robust Research Infrastructure for Electronic Literature: The Electronic Literature Knowledge Base.
  • Show author(s) 2013. An Emerging Canon? A Preliminary Analysis of All References to Creative Works in Critical Writing Documented in the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base.
  • Show author(s) 2012. The Story of Tokyo Garage. Part of Roundtable “Taroko Gorge Remixed: Repetition and Difference in Machine Texts.”.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Paratexts in the ELMCIP Knowledge Base.
  • Show author(s) 2012. ELMCIP Research Project Goals, Results, and Impact.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Documenting Your Work: A Workshop on Using the ELMCIP Knowledge Base for Authors, Critics, and Teachers of Electronic Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Collective Memory and the Development of a Field: Building the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base.” Keynote address.
  • Show author(s) 2012. A Response to Nick Montfort's "Programming for Fun, Together".
  • Show author(s) 2011. The State of Electronic Literature in Europe: Roundtable on European Electronic Literature Networks.
  • Show author(s) 2011. The ELMCIP Knowledge Base: a platform for documenting electronic literature.
  • Show author(s) 2011. The ELMCIP Knowledge Base and the Formation of an International Field of Literary Scholarship and Practice.
  • Show author(s) 2011. The ELMCIP Knowledge Base.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Reflexivity in American Metafiction and Literary Hypertext.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Presentation of "The Last Volcano" and "Cats and Rats".
  • Show author(s) 2011. Practical uses of the ELMCIP Knowledge Base for French Authors and Researchers of Electronic Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Poetry, Visuality, and Materiality: Roundtable.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Mapping Electronic Literature Networks: The ELMCIP Knowledge Base and the Apparatus of Electronic Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Making Connections Visible: Building a Knowledge Base for Electronic Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Electronic Authorship: Collaboration, Appropriation, Community, and Practice.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Building on the ELMCIP Knowledge Base: Networks and Platforms for Persistent Cultural Memory.
  • Show author(s) 2011. A tale of two programs: Developing curricula in digital culture.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Implementation in Contexts.
  • Show author(s) 2010. All Tomorrow's Parties.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Electronic Literature as Old and New Media.
  • Show author(s) 2008. All Together Now: Collective Narratives and Collective Knowledge Communities in Context.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Remarks on the Release of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Process-Intensive Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2007. New Work in Locative Narrative.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Implementation Reading and Electronic Literature Presentation.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Electronic Literature in the Context of the Twentieth Century Avantgarde.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Dada Redux: Elements of Dadaist Practice in Contemporary Electronic Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Changing Modes of Reading and Collective Authorship.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Appropriation in Electronic Literature.
Other product
  • Show author(s) 2006. Reconfiguring Place and Space in New Media Writing. Special issue of the Iowa Review Web.
Editorial
  • Show author(s) 2012. Electronic Literature Communities, Part II. Dichtung-Digital.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Electronic Literature Communities, Part I. Dichtung-Digital.
Other presentation
  • Show author(s) 2016. Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project -- performance at Galeria Bunkier Sztuki.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Screening of Toxi*City at Oslopoesifilm Festival.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Interrogating Torture: Presentation of Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project and Debate.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The Combinatory & Experimental Films of Roderick Coover and Scott Rettberg.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Screening of Toxi*City.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Purple Blurb: Presentation of Cats and Rats, Three Rails Live, and Toxi•City.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Electronic Literature in Chicago.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Combinatory Cinema and Collaborative Arts Practice: Screening and talk.
  • Show author(s) 2013. The Emergence of Electronic Literature: Library Exhibition at the University of Bergen Humanities Library.
  • Show author(s) 2012. “Katastrofetrilogien” and “Three Rails Live.” With Roderick Coover and Nick Montfort. Presentation of films and electronic literature.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Katastrofetirlogien (Presentation of three films by Scott Rettberg and Roderick Coover).
  • Show author(s) 2011. University of Pennsylvania presentation of Three Rails Live: Reading and Demonstrations of Collaborative Electronic Literature and New Media Artworks by Roderick Coover, Nick Montfort, and Scott Rettberg.
  • Show author(s) 2011. The Misanthrope of Karlsrona.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Brown University presentation of Three Rails Live: Reading and Demonstrations of Collaborative Electronic Literature and New Media Artworks by Roderick Coover, Nick Montfort, and Scott Rettberg.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Reading of Implementation and of The Unknown.
Book review
  • Show author(s) 2008. Novelists' Elegy. Review of The Last Novel by David Markson. American Book Review.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) 2015. Electronic Literature Communities. West Virginia University Press.
  • Show author(s) 2015. ELO 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature. ELMCIP.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice: A Report from the HERA Joint Research Project. West Virginia University Press.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Remediating the Social. ELMCIP.
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) 2018. Electronic Literature.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2019. 2008: Azeroth. Lapham's Quarterly. 45-46.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The Origins of Implementation -- An Interview with Nick Montfort and Scott Rettberg. Ha!art. 90-100.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Å lese med fingrene: Litteratur på iPad. Vagant.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Lesningens visjoner: Om elektronisk litteratur. Vagant.
  • Show author(s) 2011. E-Lit. Som Litt.-Vit. Vagant. 20-23.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Bokstaver i bevegelse: Om elektronisk litteratur. Vagant.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Jason Nelsons hemmelige teknologi. Vagant.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Gammel vin i nye sekker: Om elektronisk litteratur. Vagant.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Flukten fra Språkfengselet. Vagant.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) 2010. Tekst, animasjon og lyd virker sammen i Steve Tomasula og Stephen Farrells TOC – et nytidens Gesamtkunstwerk. Vagant.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2020. Haptic Media Scenes.
Interview
  • Show author(s) 2006. Scott Rettberg: Interview by Simon Mills.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Klikk for ny litteratur.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Elektronisk litteratur samles på nett.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2021. Addressing Torture in Iraq through Critical Digital Media Art—Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project.
  • Show author(s) 2020. The Pleasure (and Pain) of Link Poetics.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Cognitive Assemblages in Ecological / Digital Art. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Panorama, Glitch, and Photospheres: Machine Vision and the Ghost in the Machine.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Electronic Literature (Keyword). 2 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Hearts and Minds: The Residue of War.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. The American Hypertext Novel and Whatever Became of It? 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Posthyperfiction: Practices in Digital Textuality. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Developing an Identity for the Field of Electronic Literature: Reflections on the Electronic Literature Organisation Archives. 32 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The ELMCIP Knowledge Base. 50 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Electronic Literature.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: An Introduction to the ELMCIP Final Report. 38 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Collaborative Narrative.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Human Computation in Electronic Literature. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. The ELMCIP Knowledge Base and the Formation of an International Field of Literary Scholarship and Practice.
  • Show author(s) 2011. All Together Now: Hypertext, Collective Narratives, and Online Collective Knowledge Communities. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Digital Media. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Corporate Ideology in World of Warcraft. 20 pages.
Museum exhibition
  • Show author(s) 2018. Hyperobjects.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Grand Text Auto.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2015. The battle for hearts and minds: interrogation and torture in the age of war.
Visual Arts
  • Show author(s) 2014. Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project.
  • Show author(s) 2012. The Colonization of Memory.
Multimedia product
  • Show author(s) 2006. Electronic Literature Collection.
Art exhibition
  • Show author(s) 2016. Toxi*City: Exhibition and Lecture.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Toxi*City: A Climate Change Narrative.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Three Rails Live.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Performances of Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project in the Gallery 360. Official juried selection, ISEA 2016.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project -- exhibition at ELO 2016 Media Arts Festival.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Toxi*City.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Kid-E-Lit: Utstilling av elektronisk litteratur for barn og unge.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Toxi•City.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Screening of "Le Dernier Volcan" and "Three Rails Live" and roundtable discussion of research and creative practice.
  • Show author(s) 2012. “places/traces/stories.” Exhibition including “Implementation”, “Katastrofetirilogien”, and “Three Rails Live.”.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Three Rails Live.
  • Show author(s) 2011. After Parthenope.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Frequency Generated Poems.
  • Show author(s) 2007. The Unknown.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Implementation.
Film
  • Show author(s) 2013. Toxi•City.
  • Show author(s) 2010. The Last Volcano.
Introduction
  • Show author(s) 2015. Networks of Creativity: Electronic Literature Communities. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Bootstrapping Electronic Literature. 9-10.
Exhibition catalogue
  • Show author(s) 2013. Elektronisk Litteratur fra 1970 -tallet til i dag.
Interview Journal
  • Show author(s) 2019. Room for So Much World: A Conversation with Shelley Jackson. Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) 2017. A Digital Publishing Model for Publication by Writers (for Writers). Electronic Book Review (EBR).
  • Show author(s) 2016. From scrolls, to scrolling. Interview with Scott Rettberg. Prosopopeia. 22-29.
  • Show author(s) 2014. The Poetics of Combinatory Cinema: David Jhave Johnston interviews Roderick Coover and Scott Rettberg. SoundEffects. 104-129.

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