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The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA) has launched, an online exhibition about blogs.

J. Yellowleees Douglas' new book, The End of Books or Books Without End?: Reading Interactive Narratives, is due in December from the University of Michigan Press.


Technopoetry Festival 2002 will be held 1-2 April 2002 at the Wesley Center for New Media, Skiles Building, Ivan Allen College at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Performances and exhibits include work by John Cayley, Diane Gromala, Diana Reed Slattery, Eduardo Kac, Eugene Thacker, Camille Utterback and Sha Xin Wei. Sponsored by Georgia Tech's McEver Chair in Writing. This year's McEver Chair and festival director is Stephanie Strickland, award-winning poet and author of True North.


Beyond the Web: The Arts and Humanities in the Twenty-First Century, an international forum sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), will be held on 25 April, from 2-4 pm at Room 6137, McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park. Keynote by Irvin Kershner, with Julia Flanders, Nancy Kaplan, John Lavagnino, Stuart Moulthrop, Allen Renear, Matthew Kirschenbaum and John Unsworth. Free and open to the public.

On March 8, Eduardo Kac will give a free lecture, From Telepresence to Transgenic Art, at the Mount Royal Station Auditorium at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The talk begins at 7 pm.

Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Kathryn Summers will be joining Stuart Moulthrop and Nancy Kaplan as faculty at the University of Baltimore in the fall. This quartet will soon be accepting students for a new Masters program in Interaction Design and Information Architecture that launches in January. They're also cooking up some interesting collaborations at the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab. Stay tuned!

New in the Calendar: "Silicon Valley comes to Baltimore", a New Media Symposium, November 5-6, 1999.

Stuart Moulthrop's Gamely Interstitial was the keynote speech for the Cybermountain Moo. Moulthrop revisits the relationship between literary hypertext, its detractors, and computer games like Myst and Riven.

North Carolina

Internationally renowned hypertext author and critic Stuart Moulthrop comes to Duke University's ISIS program on October 19-20, 2001 for two events: 1) Moulthrop will deliver a public lecture/reading in 240 John Hope Franklin Center on Friday, October 19, at 8pm; and 2) Moulthrop will lead a hypertext workshop on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00-3:00pm in the Interactive Cluster Classroom at 229 Social Science. The lecture is free and open to the public, and also will be webcast.


Fray CafeHypertext publisher Eastgate Systems is sponsoring The Fray Cafe at this year's SXSW conference. Hosted by Derek Powazek's personal storytelling site {Fray}, the Fray Cafe will spotlight notable Web storytellers in live performance. Free! 8pm on Sunday, March 11, at the Ruta Maya Coffee Company, 218 West 4th Street at Colorado, in Austin Texas.

Hypertext 2000 will be in San Antonio in late May and early June. The Hypertext 2000 Call for Participation can be downloaded now (pdf).

Currents in Electronic Literacy, an electronic journal from the University of Texas, has an interesting hypertext essay on Hypertext and Literary Learning: A discussion of the Dictionary of Sensibility. Corey Brady, Mike Millner, Ana Mitric, and Daniel Siegel discuss teaching 18th century literature with hypertext. Thanks to Chris Willerton


Web memoirist Magdalena Donea sends word that Maxine McCuller had a busy day, being born and updating her home page.

Maxine Marie McCuller entered this world, eight days late and after much well-worth-it fuss, on 12:03pm EST Tuesday, December 14th, 1999. Max weighed in at 7 lbs 5 oz, and measured 20 1/4 in, has all her fingers and toes and upon first, second, third and subsequent looks, Mom, Pop and all attending relatives, medical personnel and bystanders agree that she's just about perfect. Mom feels much better now, thanks! Dad is beside himself.

Max has a web site: - we'll add more pictures as we scan them! E-mail to will be read aloud to her and saved in her baby book.

The latest issue of New River (edited by Edward Falco, author of A Dream with Demons) features new hypertexts be Deena Larsen and Adrian Miles.

The Richmond Times Dispatch covers Edward Falco's hypertexts in an article on "The Cyberspace Novel" in their Science Section on July 22.

Magdalena Donea's original journal site, Water, is once again accessible. Donea moved on some time ago to newer projects, Moments and Colors, but it's important than influential works like this be available for study, criticism, and reflection.

Edward Falco's hypertexts were the subject of a front-page story in the Roanoke Times on July 16.

Magdalena Donea has updated her Web memoir, Moments, after a brief hiatus caused by morning sickness.

Papers from the 1999 Conference of the Association for Computing in the Humanities are available on the Web. Of special interest are papers by Adrian Miles on Bonza, Ted Nelson on Electronic Reading Groups, Jerome McGann and Matt Kirschenbaum on Digital Images, and Karin Wenz on Hypertext Patterns.

West Virginia

The Center For Literary Computing of the University of West Virginia is pleased to announce a visit by Stuart Moulthrop, author of Victory Garden and many other hypertexts, at the beginning of October. On October 2, join Moulthrop and Jim Rosenberg for an informal discussion of creative writing and electronic media at 8 p.m. in Elizabeth Moore Hall. On October 3, Moulthrop will deliver a lecture, "Story, Game, Theory: Positioning Cybertext," at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenbriar Room. The University of West Virginia is located in Morgantown, WV. For more information, contact Sandy Baldwin, West Virginia University, Assistant Professor of English, Coordinator of the Center for Literary Computing, 359 Stansbury Hall, Morgantown, WV 26505.


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