Category > Other Digital Humanities & New Media Projects

UC New Media home pageURL:
Role: Founder.

The area of “new media studies” has recently emerged at the intersection of humanities, arts, social science, and computer science research into digital, networked technologies and their cultural implications. Research fields in this area include humanities computing, digital and network art, electronic literature, critical internet studies, computer-mediated communication, information technology and society, digital textual scholarship, text encoding, human computer interaction (HCI), networking protocols, data mining, data visualization, GIS, game studies, and others. New media studies also has a reverse time-arrow dimension: “media archaeology,” or the study of earlier media (oral, manuscript, print, early industrial) from a postindustrial media perspective.

The UC New Media Directory provides a guide to new media researchers and programs in the University of California system, which has invested strategically in this area. (This site is currently under construction. It is managed by the Transliteracies Project, a UC Multi-campus Research Group.)

Suggested Citation: UC New Media Directory. Home page. University of California. Retrieved [Date of access, e.g., 27 September 2006]. <>



Role: Project Leader and General Editor.
Collaborators: Paxton Hehmeyer, James J. Hodge, Kimberly Knight, David Roh, Elizabeth Swanstrom.Agrippa (a book of the dead) appeared in 1992 as a collaboration between artist Dennis Ashbaugh, author William Gibson, and publisher Kevin Begos, Jr. The Agrippa Files is a scholarly site that presents selected pages from the original art book; a unique archive of materials dating from the book’s creation and early reception; a simulation of what the book’s intended “fading images” might have looked like; a video of the 1992 “transmission” of the work; a “virtual lightbox” for comparing and studying pages; full-text scholarly essays and interviews; an annotated bibliography of scholarship, press coverage, interviews, and other material; a detailed bibliographic description of the book; and a discussion forum.The Agrippa Files was created in 2005 (and launched publicly on Dec. 9, 2005) by Alan Liu and a volunteer team of graduate students with the assistance of the book’s publisher, Kevin Begos.
Agrippa Files home page
Suggested Citation: The Agrippa Files. Home page. Ed. Alan Liu, et al. 2005. University of California, Santa Barbara. Retrieved [Date of access, e.g., 27 September 2006]. <>


Role: Member, ELO Board of Directors, 2002-present.

Chair, ELO PAD (Preservation/Archiving/Dissemination) Technology/Software Committee, 2002-2003.

The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1999 to promote and facilitate the writing, publishing, and reading of electronic literature. Since its formation, the Electronic Literature Organization has worked to assist writers and publishers in bringing their literary works to a wider, global readership and to provide them with the infrastructure necessary to reach one another. ELO’s PAD initiative arose in 2002 with the goal of creating the institutional and technical protocols needed to “preserve” works of new media literature (vulnerable to changing hardware and software platforms) by migrating them into future technological environments.

Suggested Citations:

  • Electronic Literature Organization. Home page. Retrieved [Date of access, e.g., 27 September 2006]. <></li?
  • Electronic Literature Organization PAD Initiative. Home page. Electronic Literature Organization. Retrieved [Date of access, e.g., 27 September 2006]. <>


Original VoS       Current version of VoS

Role: Creator and editor (“weaver”).
One of the earliest humanities research portals. VoS began in 1994 as a 70+ Web-page directory of humanities research resources organized by field, historical period, author, etc. Its original mission was to seduce other humanities scholars onto the Web by showing them available online humanities materials. Vos was reimplemented in 2001 as a database-to-Web system allowing for dynamic views of the data (general to specific) and user contributions.

Suggested Citation: Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research. Ed. Alan Liu. [Date of page when accessed, e.g., 27 September 2006]. University of California, Santa Barbara. Retrieved [Date of access, e.g., 27 September 2006]. <>