Research Group Electronic Literature

KID E-LIT: An Exhibition of Electronic Literature for Children and Youth

What can children's literature look like in a world of computers, tablets and mobile phones? This exhibition allows children, teens and adults to explore these new literary forms.

Figurer fra den danske iPad-appen for barn, Wuwu.
Skjermbilde fra Merete Pryds Helle, Kamila Slocinska, Tim Garbos & Aksel Køie Wuwu & co. (Touchbooks 2014)

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An adventure story that awards you points as you read, a picture-rich story that asks children to yell into the iPad microphone to wake up a sleepy family, and poems that change according to how you draw a tree - these are a few examples of the works of electronic literature for children and young adults you will find at the Kid E-Lit exhibition at Bergen Public Library in August and September 2015.   The Kid E-Lit exhibition opens on August 4 at 5:30 pm in connection with ELO 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature, the Electronic Literature Organization's annual, international conference, which in 2015 is hosted at the University of Bergen by the Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group. ELO 2015 is a combination of a conventional academic conference and a literary festival with exhibitions, readings and performances that are open for all. For the full program see http://elo2015.sched.org Children, teens and adults are welcome to explore the exhibition in Bergen Public Library's opening hours from August 4th until the end of September. A catalogue with information about the works displayed and about electronic literature for children and young adults in the Nordic countries will be available for free at the exhibition.   The Kid E-Lit exhibition is supported by the Nordic Culture Fund as well as by the University of Bergen and Bergen Public Library, and in addition to a selection of works submitted to the ELO 2015 arts program a network of Nordic scholars of electronic literature for children have selected two works from each of the Nordic countries.  Utstillingen er støttet av Nordisk kulturfond. WORKS SELECTED FROM SUBMISSIONS TO ELO 2015 
• Mark Marino and The Marino Family: Mrs. Wobbles and The Tangerine House
• Emilie Barbier, Ana Abril Hernández, Leja Hočevar, Luis Javier Pisonero and Mario Azna “The Tower of Jezik”
• Aleatory Funkhouser: “My Own Alphabet”
• Pierre Fourny, Guillaume Jacquemin, Serge Bouchardon, Luc Dall'Armellina and Hélène Caubel: “Typomatic"
• Jorge Andrés Gómez, Baptiste Ingrand, Florine Morestin: “Poetracking”
• LeAnn Erickson: “The Computer Wore Heels”

• Åshild Kanstad Johnsen: Kubbe lager skyggeteater (Gyldendal 2013)
• Kari Stai: Jakob og Neikob (Samlaget 2011)
• Merete Pryds Helle, Kamila Slocinska, Tim Garbos: Wuwu & Co (Touchbooks 2014)
• Camilla Hübbe, Rasmus Meisler, Stefan Pasborg: TAVS (Høst & Søn 2013)
• Simon Flesser, Magnus Gardebäck: The Sailor’s Dream. (Simogo, 2014)
• Pernilla Stalfelt: Alla barns rätt (Spinfy/Rabén & Sjögren 2012)
• Moomin, Mymble and Lille My (English / Finnish / Norwegian) (Spinfy/WSOY 2012)
• Timo Parvela & Jussi Kaakinen: Taro at the Center of the Earth(mobilive/WSOY 2011)