Welcome to The NEXT

2D & 3D, Algorithmic, Animated, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Codework, Combinatory, Generative, Glitch, Hypermedia, Immersive, Interactive, Kinetic, Locative, Mobile, Multimedia, Networked, Virtual Reality (VR), Virtual World, Web-Based/Net—these are some of the qualities found among the 41 collections of digital art and writing at The NEXT.

Envisioned as a combination museum, library, and preservation space, The NEXT maintains and makes its archives accessible for the next generation and responds to the growing need for open-access, travel-free cultural and research experiences for today's public and scholars.

Read the Curatorial Statement

The Rob Wittig Collection

Visit The Rob Wittig Collection that features four of his early hypertext works produced between 2000-2001.


Fitting the Pattern by Christine Wilks

A net art piece that asks her audience to participate in a critique of women's domestic labor through the act of dressmaking.


Vision U n b o u n d

A celebration for Women's History Month.
March 1-April 23, 2024

Browse Collections by Category

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Individual Artists & Scholars

Discover the work of individual artists and scholars from around the world donated to The NEXT

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Online Journals

View works published in online experimental journals from 1995 to the present

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Explore the exciting works published in the Electronic Literature Collections

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Engage with curated selections of born-digital media featuring literature and net art

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Scholarly Publications

Study the many scholarly publications held in The NEXT

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ELO Archives

Celebrate the origins of the Electronic Literature Organization through its historical media