New on Netartery (Writers Gone Wrong):
NEWS FROM THE SAHRAWI REFUGES CAMPS IN SOUTHERN ALGERIA
Since 2003, Catalan artist Antoni Abad and I have been working on a series
of projects dealing with overlooked communities around the world expressing
and sharing their views and opinions the Web...
During the third week of October, 2010, the Canadian media covered the case
of Russell Williams like no other news story. Williams, prior to his
February 7, 2010 confession of murders, rapes, and scores of panty
burglaries, was a colonel and decorated pilot in command of the Canadian
military air base in Trenton, Ontario, the country's largest and busiest
GREGORY CHATONSKY'S GENERATIVE NARRATIVES
Gregory Chatonsky is a French/Canadian artist who has created a significant
body of net art. Here are a couple of pieces of his I found that still work
and are compelling...
NEW MEDIA WRITING PRIZE SHORTLIST
The shortlist for the Poole New Media Writing Prize includes Christine Wilks
(who is on netartery), Katharine Norman (whom I invited to be on netartery),
Alan Bigelow (whom I should invite to be on netartery), and myself...
TYPING THE DANCING SIGNIFIER: JIM ANDREWS' (VIS)POETICS
Leonardo provides a link to his recently completed 350+ page doctoral
dissertation on the work of Jim Andrews...
Edde Addad put together an interesting post concerning poetical text
generators on netpoetic.com. The post describes and links to quite a few
AMY WINEHOUSE LINKS
I've been listening to Amy Winehouse's blue-eyed soul music (though hers are
brown) recently, watching interviews and reading articles about her. I
thought I'd post the best of those links...
Created by Dreaming Methods authors Andy Campbell and Judi Alston,
Nightingale's Playground is an ambitious work of digital fiction divided
into four interlinked parts: an atmospheric browser based experience; an
interactive virtual book with pages you can turn with the mouse; a short
eBook download; and an immersive 3D game-like application that takes the
written word into strange new dimensions...
INSTANT POETRY PATENTS
David Jhave Johnston
About a year ago, John Cayley made a post on NetPoetic entitled "An Edge of
Chaos". In it he delimits a constraint-based networked-writing process:
"Write into the Google search field with text delimited by quote marks until
the sequence of words is not found. Record this sequence.." A couple of
weeks ago, I woke up with the idea of making a poem composed entirely of
lines that returned no search results. "Wow", I thought to myself, "what a
great idea". I had forgotten it was John's idea...
SIGN AFTER THE X
David Clarke has created a new work of net art called Sign After the X in
collaboration with Marina Roy and Graham Meisner. Sign After the X is
structurally similar to some of Clark's earlier works such as A is for Apple
and 88 Constellations for Wittgenstein. The form of these works is one that
Clark has been developing for some time now...