at the CLC.
The CLC now offers the mirror site for ubu.com, the
leading web resource for visual, sound, concrete,
conceptual, and ethno poetries. <
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. <
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. <
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. <
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. <
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. < www.as.wvu.edu/clcold/loop
[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. < http://epc.buffalo.edu/dms/events/hcc02.html
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. <
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 www.as.wvu.edu
conference 0. Reflector sessions and special
events can be arranged by appointment.
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
Multimedia, Mariner10.com. 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
application, "The Beowulf Workstation."
An instructional program to help translate the poem
from Old English. By Patrick Conner.
application, "The Sonnet Workstation."
An instructional program which helps students to navigate
and learn about Elizabethan Sonnets. By Rudy Almasy.