I got travel funding to go to Digital Arts and Culture in Melbourne in May! I was sure I wouldn’t since I’m on month-to-month contracts this semester and so I assumed that would disqualify me, but I’m in the list, oh, wow, […]

norwegian net lit

I’m giving a talk in Narvik on Monday at the literature festival. The general theme of the festival this year is youth literature, and I’ve been invited to talk about net literature since young people surf. My title is “Nettlitteratur – nye […]

video blogging

Adrian comments the Slashdot discussion of video blogging, lamenting the fact that noone there can think of a more interesting use of videos in blogs than the talking heads news anchor with a grassroots diy flair. Adrian, Mark, Aisling and Will‘s videoblogs […]

mini-nukes and isolationism

For goodness sake. Bush wants to lift a ban on developing “mini-nukes” (nuclear weapons only a third the size of the Hiroshima bomb…). There’s a rather obvious contradiction here, as has been pointed out: Representative Ellen Tauscher, a California Democrat, blasted the […]

SMS essay

On Kairosnews I found a link to an article about a girl whose teacher couldn’t understand an essay she turned in in SMS language. The guys at Kairos find this pretty intriguing, and I have to agree. Here’s an excerpt: The girl’s […]


Something’s wrong with my CSS, so the title overlaps the text in Netscape browsers (thanks to the people who’ve alerted me to this!) I promise I’ll fix it but it won’t be for a few days – I have to finish this […]

political games

I’m working on a thesis chapter about those Flash games that popped up after September 11, the ones where you maim Bin Laden or attempt to rescue the WTC from terrorists. I presented a short piece on this in October 2001 (my […]

hypertext weblogs

I just found Scott Rettberg’s blog! Scott headed the Electronic Literature Organisation for a while, and did a tremendous job in that. He’s also one of the members of The Unknown, a band of writers who wrote an amazing, rambling hypertextual roadmovie-story […]