Chris Joseph
Since the beginning
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Chris Joseph [http://www.chrisjoseph.org] is an electronic writer and artist whose past projects include the bike-powered multimedia installation 'NRG', and 'Inanimate Alice' [http://www.inanimatealice.com], an award-winning series of multimedia stories produced with novelist Kate Pullinger. He is editor of the post-Dada magazine and artist network 391.org [http://www.391.org], and was the first Digital Writer in Residence at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK from 2006-2008.

Other projects include:

- Flight Paths [http://www.flightpaths.net], a networked novel created with Kate Pullinger

- The Breathing Wall [http://www.thebreathingwall.com] with Kate Pullinger and Stefan Schemat, a groundbreaking digital novel that responds to the reader's breathing rate

- Animalamina [http://www.animalamina.com], an A-Z collection of interactive poetry for children
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EVENT

Andy Campbell/Dreaming Methods, Leicester, UK, 31 Jan 2008, 6pm


Dates:
Thu Jan 31, 2008 00:00 - Mon Jan 07, 2008

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

http://www.ioctsalon.com

Andy Campbell: Dreaming Methods - Digital Fiction

Thursday 31st January 2008, 6.00pm - 7.15pm (doors open at 5.30pm for drinks)


at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK (see http://www.ioctsalon.com/directions.htm for map and directions)

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Download the flyer for this event - http://ioctsalon.com/events/andycampbell/IOCTSalon_080131_andycampbell.pdf [PDF]

DREAMING METHODS - DIGITAL FICTION

Since the 1990's Andy Campbell has experimented with the possibilities of writing fiction for the computer screen and, although most people still consider fiction something they'd read from a book, an explosion of blogs, online journals, text-based "web art" projects and the introduction of electronic portable reading devices has generated a new wave of mashed up narrative experiments and intrigued (often confused) audiences.

Andy Campbell's website Dreaming Methods combines fictional narratives with other media such as film, photography, animation and music. The results are highly challenging but compelling reading experiences that explore dream inspired states, the subconscious and the deterioration of memory. Projects are often visually haunting and atmospherically immersive where the text itself floats, mutates and gets entangled with motion graphics creating powerful 'scenes' throughout the 'story'.

Experience recent Dreaming Methods projects on a big screen, including a preview of a new project "Clearance", an apocalyptic digital fiction created by Andy Campbell and film-maker Judi Alston, The talk will include discussion around the possibilities of new forms of electronic narratives - from full-blown cinematic multimedia to exciting new e-book standards.

About Andy:

Andy Campbell is a writer and web artist. His online journal Dreaming Methods experiments with the possibilities of merging narratives with other media and has been described by the Times Educational Supplement as "one of the most impressive purveyors of the new art of internet reading."

As a performance writer Andy has presented his work at venues such as the Ikley Literature Festival, The Wardrobe (Leeds) and The Poetry Project (New York). He has been working in the digital/literature world since 1993 and has developed multimedia interfaces and web applications for a wide range of clients in different sectors of the arts, including in literature: The Man Booker Prize, Edinburgh International Book Festival, the National Association for Literature Development, The Poetry Book Society and Opening the Book Ltd.

Andy regularly designs book covers and print publicity material for new fiction titles and has collaborated on a variety of digital fiction projects with other artists including film-maker Judi Alston, novelist Martyn Bedford and poet Maya Chowdhry.

Andy is Co-Director of One to One Productions Ltd, an innovative arts organisation undertaking multimedia commissions, who specialise in producing and facilitating creative media projects with organisations, groups and individuals both in the UK and overseas.

Links:

http://www.dreamingmethods.com

http://www.onetooneproductions.com

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The IOCT Salon ( http://www.ioctsalon.com ) is managed by Chris Joseph ( http://www.chrisjoseph.org ), 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.


OPPORTUNITY

Machinima call for submissions - deadline 1 September 2007


Deadline:
Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:32

The First European Machinima Festival is organised by the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University and the Academy of Machinima Arts and Sciences, and takes place at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 12-14 October 2007.

For more information about submitting your work to the awards categories and the programme visit http://www.machinimaeurope.co.uk


EVENT

UK Launch of the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1, 17th May 2007, De Montfort University, Leicester


Dates:
Thu May 17, 2007 00:00 - Fri Apr 20, 2007

http://www.ioctsalon.com

UK launch of the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1

Thursday 17th May 2007, 6.00pm - 7.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm for drinks)

at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK (see http://www.ioctsalon.com/directions.htm for map and directions)

This event is free of charge and open to the public. The first 50 audience members will receive a complimentary copy of the ELC Volume 1.

The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1 is an anthology of sixty works published by The Electronic Literature Organization and edited by N. Katherine Hayles, Nick Montfort, Scott Rettberg and Stephanie Strickland.

Guests at this Salon will include

- Scott Rettberg (http://retts.net, writer, co-editor of ELC Volume 1, co-founder and first executive director of the Electronic Literature Organization)

And the UK-based writers who feature on the ELC Volume 1, who will show their work and discuss what Electronic Literature means for them:

- John Cayley (http://www.shadoof.net/in/)
- Jon Ingold (http://www.ingold.fsnet.co.uk)
- Chris Joseph (http://www.chrisjoseph.org)
- Kate Pullinger (http://www.katepullinger.com)

"Flaws or no flaws, this is an essential collection. Anyone interested in the field of electronic literature should take the trouble to get it on DVD. Some of this material is priceless, and it may not be available on the Web indefinitely."
- Edward Picot, The Hyperliterature Exchange

"In the breadth of work contained in it, as well as the innovative way the editors and authors have made it available, this is a generous collection."
- Tim Wright, Realtime Arts

Links:

- Electronic Literature Collection: http://collection.eliterature.org/
- Electronic Literature Organization: http://eliterature.org/
- Furtherfield interview with Scott Rettberg of the ELO (writer, co-editor of ELC Volume 1, co-founder and first executive director of the Electronic Literature Organization): http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?From=Index&review_id!7
- The Hyperliterature Exchange review of ELC Volume 1 by Edward Picot: http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewelc1.php
- Realtime Arts review by Tim Wright: http://www.realtimearts.net/article/78/8536

Download a flyer for this event as a Word doc ( http://www.ioctsalon.com/events/elcv1/salon070517_ELCV1_flyer.doc , 70kb) or a PDF ( http://www.ioctsalon.com/events/elcv1/salon070517_ELCV1_flyer.pdf , 72kb)

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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.


EVENT

IOCT Salon - Low Brow Trash, 5th April 2007, 6 - 7.30pm, Leicester, UK


Dates:
Thu Apr 05, 2007 00:00 - Wed Mar 28, 2007

http://www.ioctsalon.com

Thursday 5th April 2007, 6.00pm - 7.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm for drinks)

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Low Brow Trash

http://www.lowbrowtrash.co.uk

Low Brow Trash (Graham Elstone and Thomas Hall) create contemporary artworks for all arts locations and festivals. The company is dedicated to the use of new media technologies in the creation of the artworks in expressing the ideas and themes of the work. Low Brow Trash is continually exploring new ways to utilise new technology as a creative tool and is expanding the way art is experienced by the viewer or audience by creating work that has an interactive element. Low Brow Trash work with film, computer technology, computer games, insallation and performance/theatre in the creation of their work.

Low Brow Trash's 'Model Citizen'

Model Citizen is a site-specific work that is ideally suited to a shopping centre or street. The work consists of a large projected image placed in a shop front/window and the images react to the movements of passers by, by using motion-tracking technology.

The work examines the concept of Model Citizen: are we born to be Model Citizens or are we manipulated into being so? And for some of us where and why does this go wrong? The work uses various reference points in life and transforms these into image statements that are then layered on top of each other to give contrasting views and opinions on the subject. Model Citizen works with layered imagery; a camera registers the movement of the passer by, they are transformed into a projected silhouette, this silhouette in turn becomes a 'window' to the second layer of imagery, creating a multi-layered visual language.

A public artwork that has the 'public' as the focal point.

Links:

Low Brow Trash - http://www.lowbrowtrash.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/lowbrowtrash - a collection of documentation of installations and short films created by Low Brow Trash and its members

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The IOCT Salon ( http://www.ioctsalon.com ) is managed by Chris Joseph ( http://www.chrisjoseph.org ), 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.


EVENT

Love City at the IOCT Salon, Leicester, 1 Feb 2007, 6-7.30pm (free wine from 5.30pm)


Dates:
Thu Feb 01, 2007 00:00 - Tue Jan 30, 2007

Love City - a mobile phone game between three cities
Thursday 1st February 2007, 6.00pm - 7.30pm (free wine from 5.30pm)

Love City is the new mobile phone game by Active Ingredient set to get hearts racing across the East Midlands on 14 February 2007. Players send messages of love between Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.

At this Salon Rachel Jacobs, co-creator of Love City, will talk about the project and Active Ingredient before the game's launch on Valentine's Day.

Text LOVE to 07785 200 350 to register for free updates about the game or email play@lovecity.tv

Links:

Love City website - http://www.lovecity.tv

Active Ingredient - http://www.i-am-ai.net

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The IOCT Salon
http://www.ioctsalon.com

The IOCT Salon is a 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.

The IOCT Salon ( http://www.ioctsalon.com ) is managed by Chris Joseph ( http://www.chrisjoseph.org ), 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.