8 July 201425 July 2014 Writing / News Pinging all electronic poets Editorial team Overland is again seeking digital-born poetry, electronic poetry, poetry in programmable media and codeworks: a poetry that isn’t merely published online but one that is informed, shaped or built by the culture and technology of the programmable machine and the network. Overland’s sixtieth year coincides with other 60-year anniversaries, too: the untimely death of Alan Turing, the first Godzilla released in Japan, and the year Overland’s home suburb football team Footscray won an AFL Grand Final. Over that time, Overland has been Australia’s space to discuss and debate radical culture and politics. So this year, while all pieces will be considered and encouraged, those works that explore or critique radical culture and politics are especially sought. For an idea of what electronic poetry is, or can be, read last year’s issue or a wide range of work is available on the Electronic Literature Collections v1 and v2. Submissions close 30 September 2014 (for publication in October). The selection will be curated by Benjamin Laird, Overland’s website producer. Overland subscribers should submit their work in the form of a link. Work by non-subscribers will also be considered. Editorial team More by Editorial team Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 23 February 202324 February 2023 Writing From work to text, and back again: ChatGPT and the (new) death of the author Rob Horning Generative models extinguish the dream that Barthes’s Death of the Author articulates by fulfilling it. Their ‘tissue of signs’ seems less like revolution and more like the fear that AI will create a recursive postmodern nightmare world of perpetual sameness that we will all accept because we no longer remember otherwise or how to create an alternative. 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 February 202310 February 2023 Writing Please like, follow and subscribe: the pathos of Patreon Scott Robinson Every Substack page contains a glowing white box just waiting for your email address. This becomes, unavoidably, part of the work being produced. What began as a way to fund work and bring existing ideas into fruition is funnelled by hungry platforms towards an engine of content production that demands we churn out words in structurally-required scripturience. None of this is to denigrate the work of writers, artists and creators supported by such platforms. My point is that we should try and understand the effect these platforms have on the work they claim to enable.