The IOCT Salon
The IOCT Salon is a new regular event that highlights practice and practitioners in the digital arts. It takes place at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Directions at http://www.ioctsalon.com/directions.htm
Admission is free, and members of the public are very welcome! It would be very helpful if you could email us to let us know you are coming ( info /at/ ioctsalon.com ), but just turning up on the night is also fine.
Thursday 23rd November 2006, 6pm - 7.30pm (coffee from 5pm)
Arrive at 5pm to meet students studying for the online MA in Creative Writing and New Media during their Residential Campus Week.
Kate Pullinger, http://www.katepullinger.com
Kate Pullinger is the first author to have been asked to speak at both the Edinburgh Book Festival and the city's games festival EIEF. Her most recent project is the award-winning series of multimedia short stories, Inanimate Alice. At this Salon Kate will present the English premiere of Inanimate Alice, Episode 3: Russia, as well as discussing her other work. She is a Reader in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University.
In 2002/3 Kate was a Research Fellow at the trAce Online Writing Centre where she spent a year looking at new forms of online narrative. Since then she has continued to experiment and develop digital fiction projects, including The Breathing Wall, a full-length narrative that uses a pioneering piece of software to allow the story to respond to the reader's rate of breathing.
Her print books include the novels 'Weird Sister' and 'The Last Time I Saw Jane' as well as the novel of the film 'The Piano'. Her latest book, 'A Little Stranger', received excellent reviews on its publication in January of this year. Her first play for radio, 'The Egyptian Collection' was critically acclaimed, following the recent national broadcast. She currently teaches on the Masters degree in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, Leicester.
Kate Pullinger - http://www.katepullinger.com
Inanimate Alice - http://www.inanimatealice.com
The Breathing Wall - http://www.thebreathingwall.com
Creative Writing and New Media MA - http://www.creativewritingandnewmedia.com
The IOCT Salon ( http://www.ioctsalon.com ) is managed by Chris Joseph, Digital Writer in Residence at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University. This residency is funded by Arts Council England: East Midlands.
For further information about the IOCT Salon please email Chris: info /at/ ioctsalon.com . To be notified of future events please join the mailing list on the Salon website.
The IOCT Salon is held at and staged by De Montfort University and the Insitute of Creative Technologies, and is supported by Arts Council England and the Literature Development Network.