In this publication we share all our best practices from the Turn on Literature project. Learn about eletronic literature and how to work with it.
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.
Mez Breeze: Perpetual Nomads, http://perpetual-nomads.com/
Winnie Soon: Vocable Code http://siusoon.net/vocable-code/
Will Luers: Tales of Automation, http://will-luers.com/tales-of-automation/
Alan Bigelow: The Forever Club, http://www.webyarns.com/forever/missing/missing.html
Amira Hanafi: A dictionary of the revolution, http://qamosalthawra.com/en
Serge Bouchardon and Vincent Volckaert: Loss of Grasp http://lossofgrasp.com
Jason Nelson: Acesulfame K, http://www.dpoetry.com/falling/
Simon Theis Hansen: MÅNENS FASER ( Phases of the Moon), https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.exsitu.manensfaser
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/
Helen Burgess and Margaret Simon: Intimate Fields, https://hyperrhiz.github.io/intimate-fields/
Mark C. Marino, John Murray, Joellyn Rock, Ken Joseph: Salt Immortal Sea, http://www.lucidbard.com/elit/saltimmortalsea/
J.R. Carpenter: This is a Picture of Wind, http://luckysoap.com/apictureofwind
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/
Send in now your works of electronic literature to win the Danish Public Library Prize for Electronic Literature and exhibit at Danish libraries.
Continue reading New Public Library Prize for Electronic Literature
At the 2017 Electronic Literature Organisation conference in Porto, there were at three different poetry machines presented, which all had a written output:
The poetry machine from the Turn on Literature project, the Trumpet of the swan and the Intimate fields project.
Continue reading A variety of poetry machines
Experience literature created for digital media and interaction. The exhibition at Roskilde Libraries is from 4 October to 13. November with new works . Continue reading Literature in wild forms – From A to 3D
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.
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
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.
Roskilde Bibliotekerne og projektet Turn on Literature inviterer de bedste danske værker til at konkurrere om juryens gunst før Danmarks formodentlig største biblioteksudstilling med digital litteratur til oktober. Continue reading Call for Danish works of literature (in Danish)