Google Map Literature Exhibition Submission Call
NetPoetic ( http://www.netpoetic.com ), an Electronic Literature portal, announces its first Exhibition call for work. And in keeping with our desire to spread and encourage experimentation/exploration of new/old technologies and their intersections with creative writing, the theme/tech for this exhibition is Google Maps. And while we obviously love any play with fancy APIs and other scripts which use Google Maps in curious and wondrous ways, we are more than happy with writers creating simple marker maps with text and images and links and video etc. The curators will choose works based on their literary and artistic wonderments and how well even the simplest tools/features of Google maps are incorporated into that story/poetic/absurdist/rambling writings.
Note: All work must be interactive. Therefore works that are solely video or image or text will not be considered.
What we need for submissions: 1. A URL for a working and error free (unless those errors are intentional) version of the creation. 2. Title, Your Name, Email, Short Bio. 3. One paragraph description of the work and its use of Google Maps.
Student Category: To coax students from creative writing/art/geography courses to explore spatial literature we have exhibition category devoted specifically to students. If you want to be considered for the student category please note your Degree Program and University (obviously High School and Primary School submissions are considered!).
Send to: jason -at- netpoetic -com The Deadline : November 12th (although early submissions will hold a special place in our hearts)
Simple instructions for using google maps: http://maps.google.com/help/maps/mymaps/create.html
Google Map APIs: http://code.google.com/apis/maps/index.html
Not fiction or poetry, but more than curious all the same: A real time disaster map: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php
cheers, Jason Nelson