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May 2009

Literary Writing Golems — Purple Blurb Reading Series: Pablo Gervas

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Pablo Gervas

Pablo Gervas will describe systems developed at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid that focus on generating text that satisfies specific restrictions on form.

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November 2009

Purple Blurb: Mary Flanagan, “Critical Play: Radical Game Design”

Monday, November 2, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Mary Flanagan is author of Critical Play: Radical Game Design (MIT Press, 2009), creator of , and author of (among other digital writing works). She is Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth.

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Purple Blurb: Fox Harrell, “The poetry system GRIOT”

Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Fox Harrell

D. Fox Harrell is the creator of the GRIOT system for computational narrative and author of several works in this system, including Loss, Undersea and The Girl with Skin of Haints and Seraphs.

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September 2011

Purple Blurb: Everything Akimbo, Welcoming the Electronic Literature Organization to MIT

Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Building E14, Room 674, 75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Join us in welcoming the Electronic Literature Organization to MIT with an open house/open mic / open mouse featuring 5-7 minute presentations and readings.

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November 2011

Purple Blurb: Marina Bers, “Learning with Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom”

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Marina Bers

Marina Bers is author of Blocks to Robots: Learning with Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom (Teachers College Press, 2007) and creator of the system Zora.

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October 2012

A Narrative Generation Conversation

Monday, October 1, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 6, Room 120, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Three creators of poetic and imaginative systems speak about computational creativity, narrative generation, and the way systems for this sort of work are culturally generated.

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November 2012

Finer Fruits: Experiment in Life and Play at Walden

Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 5:30 pm
MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 155, 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Tracy Fullerton is an experimental game designer, professor and director of the Game Innovation Lab at the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she holds the Electronic Arts Endowed Chair in Interactive Entertainment.

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December 2012

Purple Blurb: Teaching Modern & Contemporary American Poetry to 36k

Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 5:30 pm
MIT Building 6, Room 120, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Al Filreis has taught his "ModPo" course at Penn for years; in Fall 2012 he offered a 10-week version of the course online, via Coursera.

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March 2013

LIT Journal at MIT: Reading & Performance

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
MIT Building 6, Room 120, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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With Maria Damon, Ian Hatcher, Andrea Quaid, Evelyn Hampton, Ed Steck, and Lydia Melby.

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April 2013

Galerie de Difformité: The Book as Body, The Body as Book

Monday, April 8, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Gretchen E. Henderson, author of Galerie de Difformité, is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT who writes across genres and the arts to invigorate her critical and creative practices.

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Jason McIntosh Presents the Interactive Fiction “The Warbler’s Nest”

Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Jason McIntosh is an independent games critic, designer, and scholar.

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March 2014

Purple Blurb: Páll Thayer

Monday, March 10, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Páll Thayer is an Icelandic artist working primarily with computers and the Internet. He is devout follower of open-source culture.

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April 2014

Purple Blurb: Lance Olsen, “Experimental Writing & Video”

Monday, April 7, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Including a reading from his recent book ] and video from his Theories of Forgetting project.

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Purple Blurb: Scott Rettberg, “Videos & Combinatory Videos”

Monday, April 28, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Rettberg is the project leader of ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice), a HERA-funded collaborative research project, and a founder of the Electronic Literature Organization.

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May 2014

Purple Blurb: Jill Walker Rettberg, “Selfies”

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Building 14E, Room 310, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Professor of Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. Her research centers on how we tell stories online, and she has published on electronic literature, digital art, blogging, games and selfies.

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