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Welcome to The New River, a journal of digital writing and art. When founded by Edward Falco with help from Len Hatfield in 1996, The New River was the first journal devoted exclusively to digital writing and art.

The New River posts new issues twice a year in December and May, and is currently hosted by Virginia Tech's Center for Digital Discourse and Culture.

The New River has been selected by the Electronic Literature Organization for inclusion in the Library of Congress's Internet Archive Project. The Library of Congress will now provide a link to The New River and periodically crawl our site to stay updated. The purpose of the project is to archive significant sites for future generations.

Spring 2011 Staff and Support

Guest Editor: Alan Bigelow
Founding Editor: Edward Falco
Web Administrator: Jeremy Hunsinger
Production Assistant: Josette Torres


Special Thanks to Alan Bigelow, The New River's First Guest Editor

Alan Bigelow is a leading writer of electronic lit. His stories are created in Flash, use images, text, audio, video, and other components, and are created for viewing on the web, although they can be (and have been) shown as gallery installations.

In 2010, Alan Bigelow was a World Technology Network Award nominee and a finalist for the International New Media Competition of the 24th Stuttgart Filmwinter (Germany). He was also a 2010 finalist for the New Media Writing Prize at the Poole Literary Festival (UK) and the Screengrab New Media Art Award (Australia). In May of 2011, he won the 2011 BIPVAL international Prix de Poésie Média.

His work, installations, and conversations concerning digital fiction and poetry have appeared in Turbulence.org, Rhizome.org, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, 14th Japan Media Arts Festival (The National Art Center, Tokyo), FreeWaves.org, The Museum of New Art (MONA, Detroit), Art Tech Media 2010, FILE 2007-2010, Blackbird, Drunken Boat, Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus, E-Poetry 2007/2009, IDEAS, the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum (Turkey), Electrofringe 2008, New River Journal, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and elsewhere.

Recently, in addition to teaching full-time at Medaille College, he was a visiting online lecturer in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, UK.

You can see Alan Bigelow's work at http://www.webyarns.com.

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