A Festival of Electronic Literature: Open Events at ELO 2015
Exhibitions and performances of electronic literature are open to the public as part of the 2015 international electronic literature conference and festival, ELO 2015.
In August 2015, UiB's Electronic Literature Research Group is host to the annual international conference and festival for electronic literature, ELO2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature. In addition to the extensive academic program, ELO 2015 includes a number of events that are open to the general public, and where admittance is free: five exhibitions, two performance nights and an afternoon of academic presentations on electronic literature for children. The links below provide full information.
The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) was founded in 1999 by UiB's Scott Rettberg, then a Chicago-based author and scholar, with novelist Robert Coover and internet business leader Jeff Ballowe. In 2015 Scott Rettberg is conference chair for the ELO annual conference. Jill Walker Rettberg is program chair, and Roderick Coover (Temple University) is arts chair.
The End(s) of Electronic Literature Festival exhibition
Experience key works of contemporary electronic literature and see the history of electronic literature in this hands on exhibition at the Humanities Library.
Hybridity and Synaesthesia in Electronic Literature
Experience works of electronic literature that appeal to our senses of touch, hearing and sight.
Decentering: Global Electronic Literature
"Decentering" focuses on electronic literature from countries outside the Western mainstream, and is one of five exhibitions held in connection with the ELO2015 conference and festival.
Interventions: Engaging the Body Politic
Electronic literature that intervenes in our political world: the environment, social justice, surveillance and more.
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.
Lectures on electronic literature for children
Two sessions of research presentations on electronic literature for children given as part of the ELO2015 conference are open to the general public, and may be of interest to librarians and school teachers as well as academics.
ELO 2015 Festival Readings
This is the first of two nights of performances and readings held in connection with the electronic literary arts conference and festival ELO 2015. Free entrance.