ELECTRONIC LITERATURE IN PERFORMANCE
PART OF THE BOSTON CYBERARTS FESTIVAL
The Boston T1 Party was a hit! More than 100 people turned out and Bernie Margolis, president of the Boston Public Library, accepted copies of electronic literature works on physical media to add to the library's collection. The photo above shows all but the two most elusive writers of electronic literature, Adam Cadre and Dirk Stratton, who were in attendance. (They will be Photoshopped in soon.) From left to right: William Gillespie, Talan Memmott, Rob Wittig, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Scott Rettberg, M.D. Coverly, Shelley Jackson (on piano), Kurt Heintz, and Nick Montfort.
Boston Public Library
6:30pm - 8:30pm
25 April 2001
Online writing is revolutionary - and no solitary affair. The Electronic Literature Organization presented award-winning authors reading from their projected work: Shelley Jackson's monster showed off her stitches, with the audience indicating which thread to follow. The Unknow let the audience yell out when they wanted to switch scenes. The Ed Report team offered a "press conference" about their mock government report. M.D. Coverley revealed "Hidden Places in Califia," reading the concealed beginning and ending of a story about a character the audience selects.
Photopia, 1998 Interactive Fiction Competition winner
William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, and Dirk Stratton
The Unknown, 1998 trAce/Alt-X winner
With participants from the e-poets network
Lexia to Perplexia, 2000 trAce/Alt-X winner
Nick Montfort and William Gillespie
The Ed Report, 2000 trAce/Alt-X honorable mention
tank20 Literary Studios — Blue Company
Contact Scott Rettberg & Nick Montfort: firstname.lastname@example.org