Do modern readers delight in digital words? (…or, as Philip K. Dick famously asked, "Do androids dream of electric sheep?") If the phrase "computational poetry" intrigues you, and if electronic literature is something you want to know more about, then you ought to drive your electric car straight over to the Vancouver Community Library (901 C. St. in downtown Vancouver) on Wednesday, April 23, for a double-whammy lecture and exhibit on those very topics.
From 7 to 8 p.m. in the library's Columbia Room, Dr. Dene Grigar of Washington State University's Creative Media and Digital Culture Program will present a lecture on poetry created specifically for the computer medium and the singular aesthetics associated with this poetic form. On the same night, the library will open a new exhibit, "Electronic Literature and Its Emerging Forms," where guests can read and interact with works of electronic literature spanning the past three decades of literary history. The exhibit will be on display until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, also in the Columbia Room. For more details, call 360-906-5106 or click here.