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Title: Creating the artworld of literature and technology: The Electronic Literature Collection as a key resource for digital art research
Author: Herrera Ferrer, Raquel
Keywords: artworld
digital art
electronic literature
Issue Date: 17-Jul-2017
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Abstract: This article introduces electronic literature as a key field of study within digital art, which is considered part of the artworld as established by scholars on the basis of the Institutional Theory of Art. This perspective suggests that digital art has its corresponding artworks, publics and systems, but within the domain of digital technology. Thus, it is argued that electronic literature both in theory (as key term and through key research) and practice (though selected artworks) has evolved as a fundamental area of study which connects art and literature through computer systems. The ultimate aim of this article is not merely to justify the importance of electronic literature within digital art, but to try to identify the best electronic literature archive for both librarians and researchers. To that end, a comparative study of key online archives (Electronic Literature Collection, Gallery 9, Rhizome ArtBase, Turbulence, Whitney Artport) that satisfy both artworld (institutional galleries and collections) and archival requirements (access to full artworks, as well as search and retrieval options connected to electronic literature) has been conducted. The comparison favours the Electronic Literature Collection as a key resource for its research portal of the same name, although some further reflections are provided on this area of study in order to encompass transmedia storytelling.
Language: English
ISSN: 1695-5951MIAR
Appears in Collections:2017, n. 19
Articles cientÍfics

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