Review: 'Disperse the Light' an Exhibition of New E-Lit

July 21, 2014 6:05 PM

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Review: 'Disperse the Light' an Exhibition of New E-Lit

Each year writers, critics and scholars of "born digital" literature congregate at the Electronic Literature Organization conference. The latest, hosted in June by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, featured a juried, interactive show of works by an international array of both well-known writers (Judy Malloy, Steve Tomasula, Stephanie Strickland and Judd Morrissey) as well as newcomers as part of a "first encounters" online gallery.

As Kathi Inman Berens notes in her curatorial statement, this show embodies a current trend in e-lit away from self-confined browser-based work. Instead, many of the pieces cross into the material world by employing the user or author's own body, combining digital with physical texts or objects, or ...

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