Scott RettbergYesterday Scott Rettberg spoke to our webdesign and web aesthetics students yesterday about electronic literature. Here’s a photo and links to the works he discussed. I was particularly happy about how wonderfully the students participated in the discussion, even in English. We have great students! Scott will be returning to Bergen in May, and will work with the web design and web aesthetics students on close readings of websites. This autumn semester he’ll be in charge of the Digital Media Aesthetics course, which is a combined upper level undergraduate and MA level course. It will be great having him at our department.

Tomorrow Talan Memmott, who’s in Sweden this semester, will be speaking about Digital Authorhip: Writing Through New Media. And Bergen Student-TV asked about coming to video it and interview him, isn’t that great? I’ve never “met” the Student-TV people before, but as a very enthusiastic ex-member of the Student Radio I think it’s going to be way cool. They don’t seem to do video casts yet, which is a pity since I have that shiny new video ipod, but they do put their shows on the web. I’ll let you know if Talan shows up there.

5 thoughts on “talks this week on electronic literature

  1. Eirik

    I really enjoyed Scott Rettbergs lecture, and itís really cool that this kind of activities are added to the underskog webpage. When it comes to Bergen Student-TVs streaming video, thatís my table, and Iím sorry that we donít offer podcasting. You say you havenít met the Student-TV people before, but you do. Some of us used to be your students, and I believe some still are..?

  2. Jill

    Oh! Awesome! I hadn’t realised that was you, Eirik!

    Made me think maybe we should be podcasting/videocasting stuff… Hm. Maybe we should hire some students to set that up 🙂

  3. Eirik

    It could be a good idea to podcast audio/video from some lectures at UiB (and it has been done before), but the question is how frequently it will be used. Maybe you could ask your friends at Sˆdertˆrns hˆgskola? They podcast some of the lectures, theyíll know how frequently it is in use. Technology only reach as far as its users push it.

  4. Erik

    Is Scott Rettberge going to be in charge of HUIN303? That sounds very good, i loved his lectures. Looking forward to the classes. I like the idea with podcasting, if you for some reason get sick one day or (ehm) oversleep, you can listen to the lecture whenever you want. Its also good if you want to repete the lecture at a later time.

  5. Jill

    Yes, Erik, Scott will be in charge of HUIN303 / digital media aesthetics and HUIN204 / Digital Culture and Media this autumn. I’m glad you enjoyed his lectures 🙂

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