novelling, an e-lit work by Luers, Smith, and Dean

<i>novelling</i>, an e-lit work by Luers, Smith, and Dean

New Binary Press is delighted to announce the publication of novelling, a work of electronic literature created by Will Luers, Hazel Smith, and Roger Dean.

novelling is a recombinant digital novel that employs text, video, and sound. It poses questions about the acts of reading and writing fiction. Readerly and cinematic, the work unfolds through suggested narrative connections between four characters. The characters, immersed in their isolated life-worlds, appear to be transported elsewhere by what they are reading.  Are they reading and thinking each other? The variable and deterministic system of selection and arrangement produces a fluid, ever-novel and potential narrative.

novelling is available now at

Roger Dean, Hazel Smith, and Will Luers
Roger Dean, Hazel Smith, and Will Luers
(Image credit: Kathi Inman Berens)

Will Luers is digital media artist and writer living in Portland,Oregon. His art works have been exhibited internationally and selected for various festivals and conferences, including the Electronic Literature Organization, FILE (Brazil) and ISEA. His website and portfolio is at

Hazel Smith is a Research Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University, and is the author of several academic and pedagogical books. Hazel is a poet, performer and multimedia artist, and is a member of austraLYSIS, the sound and intermedia arts group. She has published four volumes of poetry, including, most recently, Word Migrants, Giramondo Publishing, Sydney, 2016. She has produced three CDs of poetry and performance work and numerous collaborative multimedia works. Her website is at

Roger Dean is a composer/improviser, and since 2007 a research professor in music cognition and computation at the MARCS Auditory Laboratories, Western Sydney University. He founded and directs the ensemble austraLYSIS, which has performed in 30 countries. His creative work is on 30 commercial audio CDs, and he has released many digital intermedia pieces. His website is at