eLit for Kids

One of the areas of electronic literature is digital works for children. As Leonardo Flores said, children’s e-literature help to develop digital literacy, related to reading digital text, coding, designing, and navigation in digital environment, to name just a few. The examples of kid’s electronic literature are kinetic text Anipoemas by Ana María Uribe, playable works Enigma n by Jim Andrews, and language-art work Unicode Infinite by Jörg Piringer. Electronic literature for children was the part of conference “The End(s) of Electronic Literature”, organized by Electronic Literature Organization at the University of Bergen last year. Kid E-Lit exhibition was presented at Bergen Public Library in August and September 2015.

You can read about the children’s eLit in the following books, such as E-literature for Children: Enhancing Digital Literacy Learning by Len Unsworth (2005), and Digital Literature for Children. Texts, Readers and Educational Practices, edited by Mireia Manresa and Neus Real (2015). Besides website “Little eLit” (Young Children, New Media & Libraries), now you can follow blog “eLit 4 kids” (apps & other digital literature for children), running by Mark C. Marino, Professor at the University of Southern California, where he directs the Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab; a scholar of digital literature, and an author of codework, digital, and Netprov projects.