LEONARDO BIBLIOGRAPHY PROJECT
New Media Poetry, Hypertext, and Experimental Literature Bibliography
Selected bibliography compiled by Eduardo Kac
Edited by Christopher Funkhouser, these Webs are titled "A Proto-Anthology
of Hypermedia Poetry" and "Multimedia Effects: American Poetry
Layered Since Black Mountain".
Covering new forms of digital literature, this page provides information
on authors such as Jean-Pierre Balpe, Jean-Marie Dutey, Michel Butor, Ambroise
Barras and the Infolipo group, and Philippe Bootz, among others. It also
points to other sites with theoretical discussions on digital literature.
An article by Friedrich W. Block on visual poetry and hypermedia, discussing
the work of poets such as André Vallias, Jean-Pierre Balpe, John
Cayley, Eduardo Kac, Jim Rosenberg, Robert Kendall, Patrick-Henri Burgaud,
Tibor Papp and Philippe Bootz.
Home to one of the leading theorists of digital literature and author
of "Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature", published
by The Johns Hopkins University Press in 1997.
Site created by poet Fabio Doctorovich to document current work in experimental
poetics, including New Media poetry.
Jim Rosenberg's home page includes diagram poems, theoretical writings, and samples of interactive work.
This site includes SoftPoems ( "Kinetic visual poetry for the PC that can be downloaded"), texts about hypertext and multimedia poetry and fiction by the author, as well as "The CyberLit Directory", a list of authors writing cybertext poetry and fiction.
John Cayley's home page includes critical writings and samples of his cybertexts available for downloading.
This site documents the Workshop of Potential Literature founded in 1960 by Raymond Queneau and François Le Lionnais.
In 1961, Éditions Gallimard published Raymond Queneau's "Cent mille milliards de poèmes", a book that anticipated many concerns developed by contemporary cybertexts. The lines of the sonnet created by Queneau can be permutated up to 10 to the 14th power, creating one hundred thousand billion poems.
A Story As You Like It is the title of a text by Raymond Queneau developed after the "tree" model of computer programming languages. Originally published in book form, it has recently been programmed as a hypertext.
Covering every aspect of traditional book culture in the context of emerging media, this site occasionally also covers literary work that can only be read in electronic formats.
The Electronic Poetry Center provides links to poetics resources produced at the University at Buffalo as well as elsewhere on the Internet. This site is not primarily committed to electronic poetry proper, but to the use of the Web to discuss poetics and to publish essays on the topic.
Since 1993, performing poets across the country have been incorporating accessible videophone technology in their public readings, primarily to link to other sites simultaneously. This Web site documents their work and provides link to other poetry sites on the Internet.
Brown University has a strong presence in the hypertext world. This site includes an overview of some of the hypertexts that have been developed at Brown.
Eastgate is the leading publisher of literary hypertexts in electronic media in the United States. The Eastgate Quarterly Review of Hypertext often publishes interactive digital poetry on floppy disks.
This site contains links to many other sites on the topic of hypertext and literary theory.
With many links to essays on hypertext and fiction, this site is a good introduction to the subject.
The Electronic Labyrinth focuses on the implications of hypertext for experimental writers. The site contains many links on several related topics, including The Non-Linear Tradition in Literature, The Programmer as Literary Artist, and a Bibliography, among others.
Carolyn Guyer is a hypertext fiction writer and the coordinator of HiPitched Voices, a collaborative hypertext project for women.
This site is home to the pioneer of hyperfiction and author of afternoon, a story.
The visitor will find here information about current research by the author of Writing Space, a study of hypertext, the computer, and the history of writing.
Stuart Moulthrop is the author of the fiction hypertext Victory Garden, published by Eastgate.
Judy Malloy is a hyperfiction author who is offering a new hypertext entitled l0ve0ne through Eastgate's Web site. Via e-mail she has defined l0ve0ne as "a continuing narrative of comings and goings, German hacker artists, computer culture, hardware and software love gone wrong". As new screens are added, to read her piece is to browse the pages of Sarah's diary, making conceptual links between them as this work-in-progress evolves online.
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