See the Selected works for The Public Library Prize for Electronic Literature and find your personal winner

The shortlist and Scandinavian Selection for the  “The Public Library Prize for Electronic Literature” 2019 has been selected after carefull scrutiny by the jury. 55 works of literature were submitted for the contest and due to the high quality of works in the pool, it was difficult to select the shortlist. This is why the jury has has choosen to include an honorable mention to a group of works that were runner-ups to the shortlist.

Danish libraries will from autumn 2019 to spring 2021 work with multi literacy in high schools and public schools and present to the general public works of electronic literature. The selection of works from the Prize for Electronic Literature will form the core of this dissemination effort.

The winner will be announced fourth of April at a public event at Dokk1, Aarhus Denmark and online at litteraturesiden.dk.

Shortlist

Mez Breeze: Perpetual Nomads, http://perpetual-nomads.com/
Virtual Reality

Winnie Soon: Vocable Code http://siusoon.net/vocable-code/
Web based

Will Luers: Tales of Automation, http://will-luers.com/tales-of-automation/
Web based

Alan Bigelow: The Forever Club,  http://www.webyarns.com/forever/missing/missing.html
Web based

Amira Hanafi: A dictionary of the revolution, http://qamosalthawra.com/en
Web based

Serge Bouchardon and Vincent Volckaert: Loss of Grasp http://lossofgrasp.com
Web based/App

Jason Nelson: Acesulfame K,  http://www.dpoetry.com/falling/
Web based

Nordic selection

Simon Theis Hansen: MÅNENS FASER   ( Phases of the Moon), https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.exsitu.manensfaser
Android app

Thomas Seest, Christina Hagen, Per Aage Brandt, Kasper Hesselbjerg, Peter Højrup et. al.:  Taler til et sted (Talking to a Place), https://vimeo.com/album/4790769
Web based/VR360 Video

Andreas Refsgaard : Poems About Things,  http://andreasrefsgaard.dk/project/poems-about-things/
Smartphone/web based

Honorable mentions

Helen Burgess and Margaret Simon: Intimate Fields, https://hyperrhiz.github.io/intimate-fields/
Installation

Mark C. Marino, John Murray, Joellyn Rock, Ken Joseph: Salt Immortal Sea,  http://www.lucidbard.com/elit/saltimmortalsea/
Web based

J.R. Carpenter: This is a Picture of Wind, http://luckysoap.com/apictureofwind
Web based

Mikkel Loose Thybo & Andreas Refsgaard: BooksBy.AI,  https://booksby.ai/
Web based/Machine Learning

Jacob Riising:  SMS fra Karmaboy – Det store pølsemysterium (The Great Sausage Mystery), http://smspress.dk/udgivelser/sms-fra-karmaboy-det-store-polsemysterium/
SMS story

The Winner of the Turn on Literature Prize is…

The winner is:

Abra by Amaranth Borsuk, Kate Durbin, and Ian Hatcher

Some words form the jury about our choice:

Abra is a magical poetry instrument/spellbook for iOS, where readers encounter a series of poems exploring themes of mutation and excess. The poems themselves are constantly in motion, mutating gradually from one to the next. Readers can take part in this process, touching words and watching them shift and undulate, casting spells to set the text in motion, and grafting new words into the text.
Abra merges physical and digital media, integrating a hand-made artists’ book with an iPad app that can be read separately or together, with the iPad inserted into the back of the book. The artist’s book contains a number of physical features that emulate the mutation and interactivity of the app, including blind-printed text, heat-sensitive ink, and laser-cut openings that invite the reader to see page and screen as a continuous touchscreen interface.

 

ABRA is beautiful and exiting with a lot of consideration and design of both the physical book and the app.   It starts with good writing, and it is very smart about the connection between interactivity and poetic constraint. It is multilayered and playful, and a excellent representation of contemporary electronic literature. The combination of physical book and app is appealing and will make good sense in a library exhibition.

 

The Shortlist for The Turn on Literature Prize and Honorable Mentions

The shortlist

How to rob a bank by Alan Bigelow

All the Delicate Duplicates by Mez Breeze and Andy Campbell

Bafflement Fires by Jason Nelson

Gathering Cloud by J.R. Carpenter

Abra by Amaranth Borsuk, Kate Durbin, and Ian Hatcher

News Wheel by Jody Zellen

Novelling by Will Luers, Hazel Smith and Roger Dean

 
Honorable mentions
DO IT by Serge Bouchardon

The Poetry Map by Matt Bryden (concept and poems) with Jon Munson II (programmer)

The Chessbard by Aaron Tucker and Jody Miller

Detectiveland by Robin Johnson

Inanimate Alice: Perpetual Nomads (Part 1) – Sand + Smudges by Mez Breeze , Ian Harper, Andy Campbell, Kate Pullinger, Chris Joseph, Walter Brecely, Esteban Camacho Steffensen, Ron Poitras, John Patten

These Subconscious Drives by Jason Nelson

Collocations by Abraham Avnisan

Jellybone by Kate Pullinger

Autopia by Nick Montfort

 

The Winner of the Turn on Literature prize will be announced shortly.