Guest Lecture by Leonardo Flores at the University of Bergen (January 31, 2018).
Five years after he spent a year at UiB as a Fulbright, Leonardo Flores returns to give a talk and to be an opponent for Álvaro Seiça's PhD defence. Third generation electronic literature emerges with the rise of social media networks, the development of mobile, touchscreen, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) platforms. This generation is less concerned with inventing form and more with remixing and creating work within well established platforms and their interfaces, parallel to a return to recognizable poetic forms, Romantic subjectivity, and pastiche in Postmodern poetry. This includes Instagram poetry, bots, apps, kinetic typography, lyric videos, memes, Twine games, and works that take advantage of smartphone, touchscreen, and VR technologies. This generation leaves behind book and open Web publishing paradigms and embraces new funding models, such as crowdfunding and software distribution platforms.
+ info: uib.no/en/rg/electronicliterature/114122/leo-flores-third-generation-electronic-literature
Video recorded by Álvaro Seiça