July 21, 2006

New Media Poetics

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 3:32 pm
New Media Poetics

New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories (edited by Adalaide Morris and Thomas Swiss) looks like an exciting new collection. I haven’t seen a copy in person, but the contributor list is great. Here’s some of the jacket text:

New media poetry–poetry composed, disseminated, and read on computers–exists in various configurations, from electronic documents that can be navigated and/or rearranged by their “users” to kinetic, visual, and sound materials through online journals and archives like UbuWeb, PennSound, and the Electronic Poetry Center. Unlike mainstream print poetry, which assumes a bounded, coherent, and self-conscious speaker, new media poetry assumes a synergy between human beings and intelligent machines. The essays and artist statements in this volume explore this synergy’s continuities and breaks with past poetic practices, and its profound implications for the future.

By adding new media poetry to the study of hypertext narrative, interactive fiction, computer games, and other digital art forms, New Media Poetics extends our understanding of the computer as an expressive medium, showcases works that are visually arresting, aurally charged, and dynamic, and traces the lineage of new media poetry through print and sound poetics, procedural writing, gestural abstraction and conceptual art, and activist communities formed by emergent poetics.

Contributors: Giselle Beiguelman, John Cayley, Alan Filreis, Loss Pequeño Glazier, Alan Golding, Kenneth Goldsmith, N. Katherine Hayles, Cynthia Lawson, Jennifer Ley, Talan Memmott, Adalaide Morris, Carrie Noland, Marjorie Perloff, William Poundstone, Martin Spinelli, Stephanie Strickland, Brian Kim Stefans, Barrett Watten, Darren Wershler-Henry

One Response to “New Media Poetics”


  1. Kiene Brillenburg Wurth Says:

    This is to alert readers of your site to a conference we are organizing in the Netherlands on
    literature and the new media (Remediating Literature, 4-6 July 2007) with keynote speakers: Katherine Hayles,
    Marie-Laure Ryan, Samuel Weber, and Jan Baetens. We encourage prospective participants to organize
    special parallel sessions on specific topics. Please visit the site for more information!
    Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

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