The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2, launched on the web last week, is an anthology of works by an international group of authors “that pushes through the boundaries of literary forms, creating new kinds of experiences for interacting readers.” And, I’m delighted to say, it includes two of my works – Fitting the Pattern and Tailspin.
The new collection includes 63 works drawn from (and extending beyond):
- Countries: Austria, Australia, Catalonia, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Israel, The Netherlands, Portugal, Peru, Spain, UK, US
- Languages: Catalan, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Like ELC1, the collection can be browsed by author, title, or keyword.
ELC2 speaks to both the continuity as well as the bright future of electronic literature. The works include many of the emerging categories of e-lit: mash-ups, geolocative, codework, as well as “traditional” and evolving forms such as hypertext, chatbots, and interactive fiction. The authors list presents readers with both veterans and newcomers to the field.
The collection is also available on DVD for free on request from the ELO.
ELC2 is published under a Creative Commons license, which means the collection can be freely shared, non-commercially, between individuals, libraries, and schools, provided that appropriate attribution is maintained and the works are unmodified.