KATHI INMAN BERENS: Professor, Artist, Consultant
Kathi works on new forms of books, publishing and storytelling. A curator, maker and researcher of electronic literature, Kathi’s fascination with computational interfaces feeds her scholarship and teaching. Kathi consults in online education, virtual games and experiences, and transmedia marketing.
“80 Days: Breaking the Boundaries between Video Games and Literature,” upcoming at the Modern Language Association’s annual convention, Jan. 5, 2017, Philadelphia, PA.
“Adjuncts and Digital Humanities 101,” upcoming at the Modern Language Association’s annual convention, Jan. 6, 2017, Philadelphia, PA.
“Novel Stories: Playable Books on iPad,” on a panel I organized for the 2016 Digital Humanities Conference July 11-16 at Jagellionian University in Kracków, Poland.
“Toward a Feminist Theory of E-Lit Interfaces: The Upside-Down Chandelier and Living Will” at the Electronic Literature Organization’s International Conference, June 12, 2016, at the University of Victoria, B.C.
“A Feminist Theory of E-Literature’s Interfaces: Beginnings of an Inquiry.” U.C. Irvine Data Science and Digital Humanities Symposium. 5 February 2016.
“Touch and Decay: Toward a Device-Specific Reception of Electronic Literature.” MLA 2016 on the “Reader Mediations in Electronic Literature” panel. Austin, TX January 6-10, 2016.
“Interface” at the electronic roundtable “Curating Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities.” MLA 2016. Austin, TX January 6-10, 2016.
“Literary/Ludic reading of E-Literature’s Feminist Interfaces” at the International Conference Series of Games and Literary Theory. New Orleans, LA. November 20-22, 2015.
WORKSHOPS DESIGNED AND LED
“Curating Electronic Literature,” a workshop where curators learned how to devise media plans for shows they will produce at the International Festiwal Literacki Ha!wangarda in Kraków, Poland. October 5, 2014.
“Electric Ha!Lucinations: Trends in Digital Poetry” at the International Festiwal Literacki Ha!wangarda in Kraków, Poland. October 4, 2014.
“Transmedia Marketing and Job Growth” at IGNITE 5: Technology Association of Oregon at the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland, Oregon March 13, 2014.
Kathi’s collaborative feminist eco-poem “RestOration: Kalfarlien 18” débuted in Bergen, Norway at “The Ends of Electronic Literature” Media Arts show, and was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “RestOration,” made with Eva Pfitzenmeier (Germany), Kerstin Juhlin (Sweden) and Alicia Cohen (U.S.A.), was selected for exhibition at Rutgers University/Camden’s Stedman Gallery in “A Matter of Bits,” hosted by the Digital Center.
Kathi’s computationally generated poem Tournedo Gorge is featured in the peer-reviewed Electronic Literature Collection Volume Three. Read the source code (right click on the poem; select “view source”) to learn more about it as a remix of Nick Montfort’s “Taroko Gorge.”