Comeza o congreso da ELO cunha forte presenza da literatura feita en móbiles e locative media

A 2012 Conference da Electronic Literature Organization, a maior entidade que estuda a Literatura electrónica a nivel mundial, comeza este martes na West Virginia University, cun completo programa que, baixo o título Electrifying Literature: Affordances and Constraints, reúne expertos de todo o mundo (cunha pequena reperesentación española para debater os novos aspectos que presenta o estudo e creación da chamada E-Lit.

Por un lado, asentados investigadores como Scott Rettberg, Eric Rasmussen, Deena Larsen , Marjorie Coverley, Dene Grigar ou Laura Borràs estarán presentes en distintos talleres para dar a coñecer as ferramentas de investigación, sobre todo bases de datos como a ELMCIP. Tamén Daniel Howe falará de programación para escribir na web como RiTa ou Javascript.

No apartado das comunicacións, son diversos os temas que se tratarán nas mesas. Na titulada Presence, gesture, event participarán Luciana Gattas (“Productions of Presence: Sensing Electronic Literature”), Maria Angel and Anna Gibbs (“At the Time of Writing: Digital Media, Gesture and Handwriting”) e Loss Pequeño Glazier (“Ocotillo”). Tamén haberá unha mesa dedicada a Aleph Null, a obra de Jim Andrews, que estará presente para analizala canda a Leonardo Flores (“Aleph Null as Tool, Thought Process, and Poetics”),
Mark Marino (“Andrews’ Open Canvas: A Critical Code Studies reading of Aleph Null”) e Giovanna di Rosario (“On the Surface of Aleph Null”).

Outra mesa tratará sobre Augmentation, Virtuality, Mediality, e nela participarán John Cayley (“III=II=I=I=II=III”), Jacob Garbe e John T Murray (“Reading Augmented Spaces and the Dimensions that Define Them”), Christopher T. Funkhouser e Andrew Klobucar (“Condors’ polyphony and jawed water-lines catapulted out: Gnoetry and Its Place in Text Processing’s History”), e Hazel Smith (“Sound Rites: Relationships Between Words and Sound in New Media Writing”). Tamén haberá apartado para a Screen Nostalgia: E-Lit in the rearview mirror, con David Clark (“The Book, the Cinema, and the Vestigial Structures of Electronic Literature”), Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink (“The Quaker Oat Box – Infinite Regress”) e Jessica Pressman (“Bookishness on Screen (distance presentation)”).

Unha das novidades e alicientes deste ano é a cantidade de ponencias que haberá sobre dispositivos móbiles, espazo e xeolocalización. Na mesa Mobiles, remotes, and other spaces estarán Fabio De Vivo (“ELiterature Formalization and Pedagogical Implications”), Fox Harrell (“Mimesis: An Integrated Social Networking Application and Computer Game for Exploring Social Discrimination”), Anastasia Salter (“Convergent Devices, Dissonant Genres: Tracking the “Future” of Electronic Literature on the iPad). Tamén haberá lugar para a xeolocalización na mesa Gestures, Geographies and Representations coas participacións de Kathi Inman Berens (“Geolocative Storytelling Off the Map”), Fox Harrell (“Gesture-Driven Electronic Literature for Mobile Devices: The Gestural Narrative Interaction Engine (GeNIE)”), a española Maria Mencia (“Transient Self-Portrait”) e Porter Olsen (“Reading Virtual Geographies”). E aínda máis sobre móbiles e locative media na mesa Storytelling with Mobiles Media: Locative Technologies and Narrative Practices, con Jason Farman (“Site-Specific Storytelling, Urban Markup, and Mobile Media”), Dene Grigar (“Bringing the Art of Design to the National Park Service: The Fort Vancouver Mobile Project”) e Jeff Ritchie (“The Narratological Affordances and Constraints of Mobile Locative Media”).

Tamén se falará de xogo, espazo e performance nas mesas Games, Algorithms and processes, con Brian Evans (“The Quinary: Algorithms, Permutation and Slippery Meaning”), Daniel Howe and Braxton Soderman (“The Gamer as Reader: A Playthrough of the Text Game Walkthru”), Stacey Mason “Captivating Choices: Reconciling Agency and Immersion”) e Mark Sample (“Slow Games, Slow Poems: The Act of Deliberation in “Slow Year””). Na mesa Place, Narrative and Performance estarán Jim Bizzocchi (“Re:Cycle – A Computationally Generative Ambient Video System”), Lane Hall “The Midwestern Water Wars: A Ficto-Historical Performance Lecture”), Aaron Reed (“Where is the MS Word of Interactive Narrative?”) e Rob Wittig (“The Pasts and Futures of Netprov”).

Pódese consultar o programa completo na súa web.