live chat with Jennifer WIllet: Jan 17, 2007 (Leonard Electronic Almanac Discussion)]

Posted by ryan griffis | Mon Jan 15th 2007 12:46 p.m.

<apologies for cross-posting / please pass on>

_Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion (LEAD): Vol 14 No 8_
Wild Nature and the Digital Life Special Issue, guest edited by Dene
Grigar and Sue Thomas

:: Live chat with artist Jennifer Willet, of Concordia University
(Montreal) and the collaborative project (with Shawn Bailey) BIOTEKNICA.

:: Chat date: Wednesday, January 17.
:: 2 pm West Coast US / 5 pm East Coast USA / 10pm UK

:: LEAD is an open forum around the Wild Nature and the Digital Life
special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Chat instructions are below. The LEA website includes instructions
and a complete list of upcoming chats:

:: Author Biography
Jennifer Willet is an artist, a faculty member in Studio Arts and a
Ph.D student in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Concordia
University (Montreal, Canada). Her work explores notions of self and
subjectivity in relation to biomedical, bioinformatics, and digital
technologies with an emphasis on social and political criticism. She
has exhibited and presented her research extensively across Canada
and internationally.

Since 2002, Willet and Shawn Bailey have collaborated on an
innovative computational, biological, artistic, project called
BIOTEKNICA. BIOTEKNICA has been exhibited in various forms at the
Break 2.3 Festival, Slovenia (2005), Biennial Electronic Arts Perth,
Australia (2004), The European Media Arts Festival, Germany (2003),
La Societe des arts et technologiques (SAT) Montreal, Canada (2005),
and The Forest City Gallery London, Canada (2004), amongst others. In
addition, BIOTEKNICA has been presented in interviews and conferences
at multiple venues across Canada and in France, Australia, Scotland,
Germany, and Spain. BIOTEKNICA research has been conducted during
residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Canada (2002)
and SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
(2004, 2006).

:: How to participate in the live chat?
Live chats will use the Writing and the Digital Life Discussion Room:
* To acess the WDL discussion room, it is necessary to subscribe to
the list, by chosing "Join WRITING-AND-THE-DIGITAL-LIFE" from:
Use your subscriber email and JISCMAIL password to log into the
discussion room (using the first link above).
If the online interface does not start, it is necessary to download
and install the most recent Java version (

Ryan Griffis

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