March 11, 2016 | 10:00-12:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library, UC Berkeley
Opening Symposium—A Round Table Discussion
-Electronic Literature: History/Archaeology/Artifacts (10:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.) with Dene Grigar, Élika Ortega, and Roberto Cruz Arzabal
-Transatlantic/Transnational/Translinguistic Perspectives on E-Lit (11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) with Leonardo Flores, Sandy Baldwin, and Alex Saum
This exhibit, NL || LE, presents a collection of digital works of literature—in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan as well as English—side by side with experimental print materials from the past century. Meant to be read in computers and other digital devices, the electronic stories and poems reveal new ideas about literary and media developments and encourage visitors to interact with the machines. Exhibit cases and tables were designed by students in a Berkeley Center for New Media seminar. Through the use of vintage computer equipment, NL || LE also highlights challenges involved in the preservation of electronic literature.