Category Archives for Electronic literature

Writing photographs (#1YearNoCam)

The visual turn on the internet has been evident for a few years now. Our cameras are computers, always in our pockets, always connected to the internet. We share photos in conversation, in seduction, for a laugh, to make a … Continue reading

20. November 2014 by Jill
Categories: Digital Art, Electronic literature | 2 comments

New paper: Visualising Networks of Electronic Literature: Dissertations and the Creative Works They Cite

Over the last year I’ve spent many hours going through dissertations on electronic literature, entering information about them and the creative works they cite into the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base so that I could visualize the networks of works. … Continue reading

07. July 2014 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities, Electronic literature | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is a network analysis of cited works bound to be biased?

This blog post was selected for the “Editor’s Choice” section of Digital Humanities Now. Thanks! It’s much, much easier to see patterns and to make visualizations that make sense when you filter out all the messy bits. In my data … Continue reading

25. April 2014 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities, Electronic literature, ELMCIP | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

The shift in genres of electronic literature 2002-2013

These two visualisations show the shift in the kinds of works discussed in dissertations on electronic literature. There’s been a clear movement towards digital poetry and also towards more specialized dissertations that discuss a single subgenre. The analysis will be … Continue reading

24. April 2014 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities, Electronic literature, ELMCIP, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

No digital texts in English literature classes, please! Digital dualism and educational policy

I hadn’t realised that the UK curriculum for GCSE English Literature (for 14-16 year olds) explicitly excludes any kind of electronic literature, as Alexander Pask-Hughes writes in a post on Cyborgology today. He quotes the  proposed content descriptions – I … Continue reading

01. September 2013 by Jill
Categories: Electronic literature, Teaching | 1 comment

Tutorial: How to explore a network graph of electronic literature in Gephi

Update July 2014: a newer dataset is available that includes 44 dissertations (here is the gephi file), and the final paper is now published: Rettberg, Jill Walker. 2014. “Visualising Networks of Electronic Literature: Dissertations and the Creative Works They Cite.” … Continue reading

28. August 2013 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities, Electronic literature, ELMCIP, Social Network Analysis | 3 comments

Figshare for sharing academic papers with their datasets

My paper for Chercher le texte, the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2013 conference in Paris next month, is about ready and I’ve uploaded it to the ELO conference website and to Figshare. Figshare was new to me. It’s an open access non-peer-reviewed … Continue reading

26. August 2013 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities, Electronic literature, social media | 1 comment

Busy start of sabbatical: joint course, e-lit exhibition, visualisation seminar, kids!

So busy. Last week was a wonderfully fun and inspiring intensive summer class, Collaborative Creativity in New Media, with ten US and ten Norwegian students as well as wonderful faculty: Rob Wittig, Joellyn Rock, Sandy Baldwin and Rod Coover as … Continue reading

15. August 2013 by Jill
Categories: Academia, Digital Humanities, Electronic literature | Leave a comment

Dating project blogs: 40 Days of Dating

Blogs are a genre that work beautifully for projects with clear rules and goals that can be tracked in daily posts. Lose weight, cook everything in Julia Childs’ cookbook, stop buying things, declutter the house, only wear clothes you have … Continue reading

29. July 2013 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, Electronic literature | Leave a comment

Beginning a network analysis of creative works of electronic literature as cited in 28 PhD dissertations

Our research group is doing a panel at the ELO conference in Paris this September about ways we can use the ELMCIP Electronic Literature Knowledge Base to better understand the field of electronic literature. I’ve been tasked with going through … Continue reading

05. July 2013 by Jill
Categories: Digital Humanities, Electronic literature, ELMCIP | Tags: , , , , | 3 comments

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