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Saving early digital works

Electronic literature lives on through the WSUV ‘Pathfinders’ project—saving early digital works of the late 20th century.

An ambitious effort is under way in Vancouver to preserve electronic literature from the past. The project, “Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature,” debuted at WSU Vancouver this week. The project is led by Dene Grigar, director and associate professor in the digital technology and culture program at WSU Vancouver, and Stuart Moulthrop, an English professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

With constant changes in technology, electronic artists face a continuous demand to preserve and update their work. Read more about the project