Bolter/Joyce Seminar (23rd of March, 1pm, room C4123A) Updates

We’ll be shooting video of both presentations. Some of the material might eventually be available online, even though I don’t know exactly what are the agreements for that. You may want to ask the teachers if you are interested.

Some more information about Michael Joyce and Jay Bolter:

Michael Joyce has been writing fiction for the computer, and writing about online communities, since well before the web. His novel Afternoon, a story, written in 1987, and published by Eastgate Systems in 1990, is known as the first hypertext fiction and was called by the New York Times the “the granddaddy of hypertext fictions.” He since has published numerous hypertext fictions on the web and on disk, including “On the Birthday of the Stranger”; Twilight, A Symphony, and Twelve Blue. He is also a print novelists and his novel “The War Outside Ireland” won the Great Lakes New Writers Award. Joyce has been collaborating in multimedia work (with LA visual artist Alexandra Grant) and is an active poetry author as well, his poems appeared in various literary journals.
He is Professor of English, and Co-Chair of English at Vassar College.

Jay David Bolter is the author of Turing’s Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age (1984); Writing Space: The Computer, Hypertext, and the History of Writing (1991; second edition 2001); Remediation (1999), with Richard Grusin; and Windows and Mirrors (2003), with Diane Gromala. He also co-created Storyspace with Michael Joyce, an authoring system for supporting hypertext fiction.
He teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Wesley Chair of New Media and a professor in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture) and is regularly visiting BTH as a Guest Professor in LCDM.

Bios and information are taken from the BTH webpage dedicated to the event, please visit that page if you want to read more.


~ by Marco on March 22, 2010.

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