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More work by women is located in the Progressive Dinner Party, curated by Carolyn Guertin and Marjorie Coverley Luesebrink, in the Theory Section.

the Literature

The Internet is redefining our concept of literature, if not what it means to be "literate". And as might be best fitting in a medium that came of age at the end of the 20th century, women are very much at the forefront of technological developments in new literature. But what does this really mean? What is *new* here, on the net? Are the developments media based, content based, or a combination of the two? Is a woman's orientation to technology different than a man's? Is part of what is *new* the fact that so many people working in the field of literature can now reach each other?

It would be a bit presumptuous to say that this issue of Riding the Meridian: Women and Technology, can definitively answer any of these questions. What we hope to do with the work we've chosen is raise more of them, and engender you to ask questions of your own about the nature of technology as our world becomes more and more permeated with machines. You'll find presentations ranging from classic text poetry to concrete poetry to hypertext and hypermedia, some offering orientations to technology quite other than mechanical, more akin to earlier interpretations of the word: from the Greek technikos of art, skillful. (1)


___Miriam Axel-Lute

___Michelle Cameron

___Wendy Taylor Carlisle

___Ruth Daigon

___Claudia Grinnell

___Jessy Randall

___Neca Stoller

___Teresa White

More Than Text

___c. allan dinsmore

___Johanna Drucker

___Diane Gromala

___Adriene Jenik

___Christine Kennedy

___Tina LaPorta


___Sue Thomas

Poems by our Word for Word Poet

___Daniela Gioseffi

1. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition

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