In this Episode we talk with Dene Grigar, who is Professor and Director
of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State
University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation,
preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically
building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance,
installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media
devices. She discusses at length the vital importance of preserving new
media works and platforms and how the process of "making" and "preserving"
go hand in hand.
She has authored 14 media works such as "Curlew" (2014), "A Villager's Tale" (2011),
the "24-Hour Micro E-Lit Project" (2009), "When Ghosts Will Die" (2008), and
"Fallow Field: A Story in Two Parts" (2005), as well as 52 scholarly articles.
She also curates exhibits of electronic literature and media art, mounting shows
at the Library of Congress and for the Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) and the
Modern Language Association (MLA), among other venues. With Stuart Moulthrop
(U of Wisconsin Milwaukee) she is the recipient of a 2013 NEH Start Up grant to
support the digital preservation of early electronic literature, a project that
culminated in an open-source, multimedia book entitled Pathfinders and book of
media art criticism, entitled Traversals, for The MIT Press. She is President of
the Electronic Literature Organization and Associate Editor of Leonardo Reviews.
In 2017 She was awarded the Louis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished
Professorship by WSU.