Current Projects

(Past Projects)

UbuWeb at the CLC. The CLC now offers the mirror site for, the leading web resource for visual, sound, concrete, conceptual, and ethno poetries. < >

E-Poetry 2003. In April 2003, the CLC sponsored and hosted E-Poetry 2003, the largest international gathering of poets and thinkers in the field of digital poetry. The event was sponsored by WVU and the West Virginia Humanities Council, and co-hosted with the Electronic Poetry Center of SUNY Buffalo. < >

KnowledgeBase. The mission of the KnowledgeBase Project is innovation in knowledge representation. The project makes available archives and tools for teachers, researchers, and students of literature. KnowledgeBase also provides a test bed for advanced pedagogical technologies, experimenting in AI-based technologies for searching and organizing information. The long-term goal is to design cost-effective, distributed multimedia that reflect and augment how people learn and think technologies at a human pace. See the first stage of the project, an archive of syllabi and links here. < >

LookingGlass. How can we use immersive virtual reality to explore literature? And what do literary concerns such as narrative, textuality, and authorship show about VR? The LookingGlass project is a collaboration between the CLC and WVU's Virtual Environments Lab. The project explores Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, combining the novel's richly visual setting and linguistic play with an immersive 3D environment based on popular computer games. See the project proposal here. < >

The Scott's Run Writing Heritage Project. As a unit in a public institution, the CLC is commited to community outreach. The Writing Heritage Project is a Kellogg funded initiative run by WVU's Center for Writing Excellence. The project's goal is to record, archive, and present the history of the Scott's Run community. The CLC is providing multimedia support and developing a web site for this rich source of American history. Learn more about the Scott's Run Writing Heritage Project here. < >

The Loop. New media technologies transform the means and possibilities for literary production. The Loop is WVU's online site for creative hypermedia. Produced and designed by students and faculty, the Loop features work from WVU, as well outside contributions from local and international writers. Learn more about the Loop here. < >

Crossing [Digital] Boundaries. The CLC is co-sponsor, the Humanities Computing Program at SUNY Buffalo, of Crossing [Digitla] Boundaries, an annual humanities computing colloquium. Bringing together the best in digital poetry, new media arts, and humanities computing scholarship, the colloquium explores the state of the digital arts. Learn more about the 2002 colloquium here. < >

Shakespeare Resource Page. The CLC designed web page linking to resources on the Bard for WVU Professor Jonathan Burton. The page is an ongoing project, selecting links most useful to students. See the Shakespeare resource page here. < >

CUseeme Reflector. CUseeme is an inexpensive, low-bandwidth conferencing technology, featuring video, text, and voice/sound, as well as other features.The users login to "reflectors" or specially configured server applications which run the CUseeme software. The CLC, in collaboration with the Fakeshop digital media performance group, created the first CUseeme reflector intended for poetic and artistic exploration. The reflector address is conference 0. Reflector sessions and special events can be arranged by appointment.

Past Projects

Distance Education and Web Development, "The Appalachian-Southern Africa Research and Development Collaboratory (ASARD)." Assistant Coordinator Rachel Holmberg is currently developing a website for ASARD, a project that involves communtiy intergrated GIS and the development of distance education courses at WVU, the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and the Catholic University of Mozambique. The CLC is supporting the development of the online collaboratory for researchers and faculty from these institutions, and providing expertise in distance education.

Educational Multimedia, Assistant Coordinator Dan Tripp is currently part of the Mariner10 team, which is developing a series of educational DVD-ROM titles to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The CLC has provided resources for video editing and web development for this project. Learn more at

Website Development, Department of Philosophy. A CLC web committee, including Dan Tripp, Deana Karstaedt, and Allen Vandegrift, will soon be under-taking a design and develop project for the West Virginia University Department of Philosophy.

Website Development, Center for Writing Excellence. CLC intern Ethan Jerrett is currently working on a website upgrade for the Center for Writing Excellence in the WVU Department of English.

3-D Modelling, The Virtual Blake Model. Assistant Professor of English, Adam Komisaruk, is currently working with CLC intern, Allen Vandegrift, on a 3D modeled world that helps teach about the poems and mythic cosmology of British poet and writer, William Blake. The environment includes a fiery lake and anatomical bodies representing varied characters, such as "Reason" and "Love," that Blake had spatially mapped onto the human body in his cosmology. Funding from the Eberly College, EPSCoR, and the English Department.

Modern British Poetry Audiolinks. CLC Intern Deana Karstaedt has identified and provided audio links for the web page for Dr. Elizabeth Juckett's upcoming online class. She has provided similar help to Dr. Elizabeth Madison' for her Spring 2001 Modern British Literature class.

3D Modelling, "Virtual Literature Land." The VLL's first project, was "Crayon's Magic Deskbox," a 3D modeled mountain landscape based on the illustrations and writing of mid-19th-century West Virginia writer, David Hunter Strother, aka Porte Crayon. By Susan Warshauer, Leonard Brown, and Patrick Conner.

Hypercard application, "Around Black Elk Speaks." An instructional program which describes the cultural and political history of the Lakota Nation. By Hilary Attfield, with consultation from Ellesa High.

Hypercard application, "The Beowulf Workstation." An instructional program to help translate the poem from Old English. By Patrick Conner.

Hypercard application, "The Sonnet Workstation." An instructional program which helps students to navigate and learn about Elizabethan Sonnets. By Rudy Almasy.






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