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& Online Meeting MOO/Chat logs
archive of logs of trAce online meetings and joint trAce/elo
trAce/ELO holds bimonthly ForumLive
Chats and associated discussions
events were held at LinguaMOO unless otherwise stated)
eliterature Organisation have extensive logs of all the chats,
if you can't find what you want here, at http://www.eliterature.org/elo/interact.php
MOOs for Writing and Teaching writing
with Katherine Parrish and Dene Grigar
16th February 2003
the Transition from Page to Screen
chaired an online
seminar with guests Deena Larsen, Rita Raley and Rob Wittig
15th December 2002
Poems that Move
with Thomas Swiss and Megan Sapnar
20th October 2002
Journalling and Literature,
with Mark Bernstein, Doug Lawson, and Adrian Miles
15th September 2002
and the Muse
18th August 2002
online with electronic artists, writers and developers around
is for Nottingham?
16th June 2002
19th May 2002
21st April 2002
in the ELO Symposium vicariously
6th April 2002
the countdown begins
17th March 2002
Works, with Robert Kendall, Komninos Zervos,
Kurt Heintz and Rob Swigart
17th February 2002
Gallix: Sorbonne conference & 3ammagazine
20th January 2002
of Year Talent Show
Net : Spirit
is the 6th issue of trAce's Journal of Culture and Technology.
The theme for this issue is Net : Spirit. Includes work by Talan
Memmott, Deena Larsen, Randy Adams, Eryk Salvaggio, Duc Thuan
and Linda Carroli
with ELO, trAce, the fineArt forum, and ISEA
Getting electronic writers and artists together.
18th November 2001
with Nile Southern and Alan Sondheim
in the WebBoard
4th November 2001
and September 11th
21st October 2001
Presses and Electronic Literature
16th September 2001
Writing around the World
19th August 2001
Seminar: Literature in Transition,
with Katherine N. Hayles
5th August 2001
with Andrew Stern and Adam Chapman
and the Web
1st July 2001
Warp & Weft and the Year of the Artist, with
17th June 2001
Paid: Authors and Artists in Society
3rd June 2001
and Winners of the ELO Awards
20th May 2001
trAce Online Writing School,with
Helen Whitehead, Alan Sondheim, Talan Memmott and Sue Thomas
6th May 2001
up for E-Poetry Festival 2001
15th April 2001
18th March 2001
to Write Online
4th March 2001
Digital Labour, for Love or Money?
18th February 2001
Marvella says, "I like the ideas that come from the medium, some
of which I mentioned in the intoduction to this issue."
mezchine libi][torpe][does the point, a general creative ][s][urging,
Marvella says, "yes"
Deena says, "How do you work with the medium to spark these ideas?"
MichelleG says, "for me, this medium is seductive because it so
stridently challenges the constraints under which we've come to
imagine what writing might be." /more
Held in collaboration
with the Electronic Literature Organisation.
Interview and chat with Talan
Memmott, winner of the Second trAce/AltX New Media Writing Competition
4th February 2001
the trAce WebBoard chatroom
<Helen>: how long does it take you to produce a work like
Lexia to Perplexia?
<Talanm>: well, I think L2P takes an application approach
in its formation... It is a package... and operates within itself,
theough the interaction of the user... it is an abstraction that
cannot be abstracted from itself...
<Talanm> L2P took about 9 months to complete... but the
work is ongoing with the advent of Netscape 6 -- as much of the
code must be revisited...
<Helen> Does it come to you as a whole or do you work on
the elements separately? I know that you don't see a distinction
between the elements -- even the click of the mouse is part of
<Talanm>: The formation of the work comes out of a lot of
PRE:media(t)ation.... It is formed together, or things grow out
of other things... /more
Held in collaboration
with the Electronic Literature Organisation.
at the Diner
21st January 2001
A Hypertext Jukebox of great web works In Spring
2000, Riding the Meridian featured a "Progressive
Dinner Party" -- a celebration of women creating English-language
literature on the WWW (curated by Carolyn Guertin and Marjorie
Last PageProgram chat
Alan Sondheimn and Talan Memmott
are we playing for anyway?: Ergodic Theories and Practice in Digital
Literature, with Espen Aarseth
17th December 2000
Relevance of Hypertext Literature, with Wendy Morgan
3rd December 2000
Hypertext, with Adrienne Eisen
19th November 2000
with Noah Wardrip-Fruin, a.c. chapman, Brion Moss, and Duane Whitehurst
5th November 2000
22nd October 2000
out Electronic Literature, with Chris Rippel
15th October 2000
a series of online chats with writers working
at the frontiers of the Web
Alan Sondheim (see below)
- Christy Sheffield Sanford
(20 Feb 2000)
- mez (Mary-Anne Breeze) (27
- Jennifer Ley (12 March
- Talan Memmott(26 March
Workshop: Chat with Alan Sondheim Sunday 6 February
with trAce Writer-in-Residence Alan Sondheim about his work on
(and off) the Net. Part of a series of Writers' Workshop Chats
with writers working on the frontiers of the Net.
What brought you to the Net?
Distribution more than anything - I'd worked with offline computers
years ago, made a number of films as well as video and other pieces
(including writing programs I did in Pascal) - but the Net initially
offered distribution and the ability in a strange way to fine-tune
fine-tune the planet?
It was a very natural progression - I had worked in short-wave
at one point, and video quite often. Fine-tune in the sense that,
say with unix or linux or running amuck in the tcpip programs
you can speed up connections, route things, etc. - and I was and
am still, fascinated the way the planet works or becomes a membrane,
appears like that -
Sunday 25 July 1999
trAce members were invited to drop by the trAce meeting room at
LinguaMOO to join poet and playwright Kim Morrissey in celebrating
the birthday of Elizabeth Siddal, Pre-Raphaelite poet, artist,
model and wife of D.G. Rossetti. After cutting the birthday cake,
Kim, author of 'Clever As Paint' (a re-examination of the life
of Elizabeth Siddal) led a discussion of issues around Women and
Poetry. As the guests logged on one by one, they found Kim reading
aloud from Siddal's work:
Kim says, "One face looks out from all his canvasses,"
Kim says, "One self-same face sits or walks or leans:"
Kim says, "We find her hidden just behind those screens,"
13 June 1999
We enter the conversation at a point where Rouen isn't sure
she agrees that plots are linear or have to appear linear
Marvella says, "Me neither, Rouen."
Marvella says, "That's a challenge."
Marvella says, "One thing for sure, something has to happen of
a dramatic nature."
Rouen says, "but with elegant navigation, perhaps not a problem.......
a Common Language Tuesday
15th September 1998
The log of an online event held by the Globewide
Network Academy. Sue Thomas introduced the work of trAce and
discussed the implications of creating an international cybercommunity
of writers and readers based around the 'English' language. English
speakers claim to share a common tongue, but it is used differently
by Australians, Americans, Canadians and the British - not to
mention those for whom it is a second or third language. Can we
ever communicate effectively?
a Stone Wednesday
29th July 1998
The log of an online meeting held as part of the Lecture Series
Logic & Choragraphy curated by Teri Hoskin, Adelaide,
Australia. The meeting involved a tour of a series of virtual
rooms created by Sue Thomas including several responses to works
by the artist Andy Goldsworthy.
us online every Sunday for live discussion about writing issues
Discussions: a taster sampling
Cohen, Writer-in-Residence, led a variety of discussions now archived
reviews and discussions are at:
of copyright issues:
(dumb articles in newspapers etc):
and the Web
a collection of postings to the trAce discussion site, February
through April, 1999, lightly edited by Christy Sheffield Sanford,
Virtual Writer-in-residence at the time