PathfindersMain MenuIntroduction to PathfindersAn introduction to Pathfinders with detailed information about the projectJudy Malloy's Uncle RogerJudy Malloy's Opening PageJohn McDaid's Uncle Buddy's Phantom FunhouseJohn McDaid's opening page for Uncle Buddy's Phantom FunhouseShelley Jackson's Patchwork GirlThis is the opening page of the Jackson Reading Path for Patchwork GirlBill Bly's We DescendBill Bly's opening pageTraversals and Interviews DocumentationThe documentation used for the traversals and InterviewsAuthors' and Contributors' BiosThe bios of those who authored and produced PathfindersReferences and For Further ReadingBooks, essays, and non-print media informing PathfindersDene Grigarae403ae38ea2a2cccdec0313e11579da14c92f28Stuart Moulthrop9c9acb26cbb23cd18ff78c8d37fb155e3ea862a5Nouspace Publications | Washington State University Vancouver
Matthew Kirschenbaum giving a Traversal of Bill Bly's We Descend
12015-04-21T18:58:26-07:00Dene Grigarae403ae38ea2a2cccdec0313e11579da14c92f2830412Matthew Kirschenbaum giving a Traversal of Bill Bly's "We Descend" at MITHplain2015-05-29T15:17:33-07:0020140131131810Madeleine Philbrook793490c7e41f4e0efe523b50970c1632a02f214b
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12015-01-19T10:54:51-08:00Readers' Traversals & Interviews for Bill Bly's We Descend47A collection of video files documenting two reader traversal and interview sessions of Bill Bly's We Descendplain2015-05-31T22:07:04-07:00February 1, 2014; February 2, 20141280x720 MPEG-4 Movie; H.264, AAC (codecs)Bly's Traversal; Bly's InterviewDigital Preservation with a focus on Electronic LiteratureDene Grigar and Stuart Moluthrop (Co-Principal Investigators); Aaron Wintersong (Videographer); Shelley Jackson (Author/Participant)en-USBill Bly's Readers' Traversals & Interviews. (2014) [Video File].Video File1280x720 MPEG-4 Movie; H.264, AAC (codecs)2015United States of America (C,V,O,English,U,N); Pre-web (circa 1986-1995)Madeleine Brookman (Video Editor)Bly's Traversal; Bly's InterviewResearchers; Academics; Students; Teachers; Professors; Electronic Literature Enthusiasts1:20:57
These traversals by and interviews of readers Matthew Kirschenbaum and Margo Padilla, conducted by Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop, took place on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland as part of the Pathfinders project.
Both Kirschenbaum and Padilla made excellent readers for the traversals. Kirschenbaum is the Associate Director of MITH and a leading scholar in Digital Humanities. He had served from 2006-2009 as Vice-President of the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO). Currently he is the curator of The Bly Collection; thus heis extremely knowledgeable with theories relating to electronic literature and intimately connected to Bly's work. Margo Padilla was a graduate student at the University of Maryland and from 2013-4 a Resident in National Digital Stewardship Program, an initiative of The Library of Congress in the area of digital preservation. While she was unfamiliar with We Descend, her training in digital preservation prepared her for a careful reading of Bly's work.
Readers wondering why there are no interview videos for Padilla should know that because the flow of conversation became so easy and organic by the end of the day, it made more sense to combine her traversal and interview.