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WRT over the past three years has always maintained a sense of blogging responsibility. We made some of this policy explicit in our post in the Reconstruction “Why I blog” article. One goal was not to blog just to announce our various achievements. In fact, when you do see this, it […]

[Updated 2/9/2008, see Suggestion Box below]
Before one brick for the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture has been laid, its online instantiation is already being constructed by those who preserve and people that history. Surely, this is not the first museum to use a website to allow people to shape […]

Writer Response Theory is pleased to welcome a new visiting blogger: acclaimed elit author M.D. Coverley (aka Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink).

An accomplished hypermedia author, M.D. Coverley has been one of the most influential authors of digital narrative over the past decade. With numerous electronic works to her credit and as a member of the board of directors of the Electronic Literature Organization, Coverley has been a major voice in the development of electronic narrative and an advocate for many artists. This past August, she guest edited an issue of The Iowa Review Web with fellow epoetess Stephanie Strickland, featuring the works of Jason Nelson and Donna Leishman.

Perhaps, best known for her electronic novel, Califia, M.D. Coverley has been dedicated to the development of rich narratives with complex navigational structures. Her stories express her deep interests in mythologies and intersections of personal and communal histories.

Coverley began her electronic writing exploits in N. Katherine Hayles’ infamous National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers (1995): “Literature in Transition: The Impact of Information Technologies.” Given her extensive writing experiments prior to that session, however, perhaps it was not she who was introduced to elit, but elit that discovered its kindred spirit Since beginning a life in flickering letters, she has continued to innovate and promote the spread of electronic literature.

M.D. Coverley will be blogging at WRT starting this month and continuing at least till April. As her first regular blogging stint, this is a rare opportunity to see her in the blogosphere. We Really Thank her for joining us, and look forward to her contributions to the discussion at WRT!
Extended Bio:Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink/M.D. Coverley teaches writing at Irvine Valley College and writes hypermedia fiction as M.D. Coverley. Her full-length interactive, electronic novel, Califia, is available on CD-ROM from Eastgate Systems. Her most recent work, Egypt: The Book of Going Forth by Day was published in 2006. Copies can be ordered on her Website. Coverley’s Web short stories and essays have appeared in The Iowa Review Web, BeeHive, Artifacts, Cauldron & Net, The Blue Moon Review, Riding the Meridian, Salt Hill, New River, Currents in Electronic Literacy, Bunk, Poems That Go, Enterzone, The Salt River Review, Aileron, Blast 5 (Alt X Publications), Room Without Walls, and frAme. Coverley/Luesebrink is the Hypermedia Editor for The Blue Moon Review and an Associate Editor for Word Circuits and Inflect. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization. Her online work can be found at her Website:

I’ve recently joined the Software Studies Initiative at U. California San Diego, where I’ll be working full-time doing software and code research from humanities and social sciences perspectives. Here’s the hiring announcement from
Jeremy is appointed to Software Studies with support from the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and the Center […]

[See also this previous thread on “The Movies” and Machinima]
[Update 10/11: The Machinima Festival sessions will be streaming online.]
This weekend De Montfort University will be hosting films and filmmakers from around the world at Machinima Festival Europe. According to various Machinima insiders, a number of the videos are returning for awards. Hugh […]

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