netpoetic.com Surfaces, Launches, is Erected

Thursday 20 August 2009, 12:31 am   //  

netpoetic.com, a rather massively multiposter blog, is now hosting writings, news, and conversations about digital poetry and electronic literature: “On these pages you will find links to new digital poetry/literature, ideas about what the heck that might mean, experiments, calls for work, exhibitions, activities, news, his/herstories and just about anything that the authors feel needed.”

Recently on the site I’ve read Sandy Baldwin’s discussion of permissions (“How does chmod relate to the absent body?”) (part 1, part 2) and have learned that Brian Kim Stefans’s arras.net has been reskinned. I’m going to make whatever contributions I can to the site, too.

Jason Nelson and Davin Heckman were the ones who laid the foundations for this enterprise, driving piles deep into the loam and shale of the Internet. The site seems to be building some of the energy of the net’s important mailing lists, although it seems to lack flame wars so far. I also appreciate that the site has modestly hidden its obligatory tag cloud behind the “categories” tab.

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