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Schedule of Traversals, Interviews, and Public Lectures
The schedule for all traversals and interviews conducted for Pathfinders
Pathfinders' traversals and interviews took place from summer 2013 to winter 2014. We began with Victory Garden because it necessary to fine tune our methodology on a member of the team before applying it to the other works. After Moulthrop, we moved confidently on to John McDaid's Funhouse, Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl, and Judy Malloy's Uncle Roger, in that order. At the invitation of Matthew Kirschenbaum at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, which houses The Bly Collection, we included Bill Bly's We Descend. Thus, Bly's traversals and interviews constitute the last of this phase of project.
Here is the list of Traversals, Interviews, and Public Lectures associated with the project.
Stuart Moulthrop, Victory Garden, July 8-11, 2013, Electronic Literature Lab (ELL), Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV). Public Lecture: Tuesday, July 9; 7-8:00 p.m., Nouspace Gallery.
John McDaid, Uncle Buddy's Phantom Funhouse, August 7-10, 2013, Electronic Literature Lab (ELL), Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV). Public Lecture: Thursday, August 8; 7-8:00 p.m., Vancouver Community Library.
Judy Malloy, Uncle Roger, September 6-8, 2013, Faculty Office, Princeton University.
Shelley Jackson, Patchwork Girl, October 17-20, 2013, Electronic Literature Lab (ELL), Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV). Public Lecture: Friday, October 18; 7-8:00 p.m., Angst Gallery.
Bill Bly, We Descend, January 30-February 2, 2014, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), Hornbake Library, University of Maryland (UMD). Reading: Thursday, January 30; 4-5 p.m.
The Bill Bly Collection & MITH's Symposium
Information about the visit to the Bill Bly Collection and symposium hosted by Matthew Kirschenbaum
Besides traveling to MITH to conduct the traversals and interviews for Bill Bly's We Descend, we also participated in "Reading, Rereading, and Recovering Electronic Literature," the symposium hosted by Matthew Kirschenbaum at the Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland College Park. The event took place on Thursday, January 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The symposium was followed by a public reading of We Descend by Bill Bly. In the audience were faculty and graduate students from the university and other interested individuals. Jason Rhody, our grant officer from the National Endowment for the Humanities that funded Pathfinders, was also present. During our visit to MITH, we also had the opportunity to look through the archives of The Bly Collection. The inventory dates from the late 1980s to 2004 and includes papers, art, and files by other artists like Deena Larsen. As Bly points out in the document, "BBLY | Holdings for MITH June 2011," all digital materials "with a few exceptions" were created with and for a Macintosh computer running the Classic operating system. Some of the materials available for viewing were records and programs from CyberMountain, proceedings from annual ACM Hypertext conferences dating back to 1996, and copies of the SIGLink Newsletter from 1998-2000.