Electronic Literature

Rob Wittig

Rob Wittig has been creating digital art since 1983. His work includes Invisible Rendezvous, Connection and Collaboration in the New Landscape of Electronic Writing, friday's big meeting and The Fall of the Site of Marsha. According to his biography from the electronic literature organization's State of the Arts Symposium website, Wittig's "background includes a degree with honors in Russian Language and Literature, Minor in Art History, and a Fulbright Scholarship to Paris to study technical, artistic, and theoretical aspects of creating visual/verbal literary works with online publishing technologies, on the invitation of Jacques Derrida, Jean-Francois Lyotard, and the Centre Georges Pompidou." He currently teaches at the University of Minnesota, Duluth in the Art & Design department.

Wittig describes his current work to >Hypertext Now:

These days I'm on the border of Literature and Design . . . and that border is, of course, electronic . . . given that for the first time in the West since illuminated manuscripts, writers and designers use the same tool: this machine we're each looking at right now.