Live Traversal with Dene Grigar and Tim McLaughlin

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Location: University of Victoria Libraries | The Digital Scholarship Commons 28.59511 -81.20111

Interested in early electronic literature? The Digital Scholarship Commons at the University of Victoria Libraries is pleased to host author Tim McLaughlin and Dr. Dene Grigar for a Traversal of McLaughin’s hypertext novel, Notes Toward Absolute Zero. Traversals are one way of preserving early electronic literature. An author is recorded moving through their work on period-specific computer to show how the literature was “read” on early PCs. Written in 1992/93, McLaughlin’s work dates from the pre-web era of hypertext, when the creative potential of the medium was still largely unexplored. Dr. Grigar, director and professor of the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at WSU Vancouver, will conduct a Traversal of McLaughlin’s work; a narrated, recorded performance capturing the experience of the work on period 1990s computing technology.

Contact: Matt Huculak