BCNM was thrilled to be represented by Alex Saum-Pascual and Kyle Booten at the Electronic Literature Organization 2016 conference, which took place at the University of Victoria from June 10-12, 2016! This year’s conference, entitled Next Horizons, looked forward to new possibilities, with the intentional connection, integration, and expansion of electronic literature into Digital Humanities through a partnership with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.
Alex Saum-Pascual served as the chair coordinator for the conference, and Kyle Booten presented – O True Apothecary! at a poster and reception session. The project, which creates computer generated poetry through machine learning, was originally shown at BCNM’s Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium Open House in 2015.
The Electronic Literature Organization was founded in 1999 to foster and promote the reading, writing, teaching, and understanding of literature as it develops and persists in a changing digital environment.