Edward Picot
Since 2002
Works in Cranbrook United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO
Edward Picot lives in the UK with his wife and one daughter. He was born in 1958. He self-publishes works of hyperliterature and has written criticism for the P N Review (a UK-based literary print magazine), Slope and trAce. He has edited the first Slope Hyperliterature Issue (Spring 2003). His website is at http://www.edwardpicot.com
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DISCUSSION

Some fragments of my mum


My mother was eighty earlier this year, which prompted me to create an animated Flash portrait, incorporating three different pictures of her, twenty-one of her most characteristic phrases, and a clacketing noise which is a bit like a typewriter, knitting needles, or out-of-control false teeth.

http://www.edwardpicot.com/mum/

- Edward Picot
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange

DISCUSSION

Saints be Praised?


New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for August 2006: a review of 'Broken Saints', an epic 24-part 12-hour-long Flash-animated comic book, which has been visited on the Web by more than five million people, and has sold more than 10,000 copies on DVD. A new DVD version, distributed by Fox, is published this month.

"Senecan tragedy is a useful point of reference for Broken Saints because it shares the same preoccupation with bloody violence, particularly violence within the family. At the end of Broken Saints a deranged father pulls out one of his daughter's eyes, wires up her brain to the Internet and hangs her on a crucifix made out of computer monitors as part of his attempt to achieve world-domination: a climax so lurid and grotesque that even Seneca might have found it hard to outdo."

To read the whole review, go to http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewbrokensaints.php .

The Hyperliterature Exchange is an online directory and review of new media literature for sale on the Web. More than 120 works are now listed. Please visit and browse at http://hyperex.co.uk .

- Edward Picot
personal website - http://edwardpicot.com

DISCUSSION

A Short History of Everything


A montage of text and images, remixed in Flash from Myron Turner's new media application/poem 'Timeline' ( http://www.mturner.org/Timeline/ ).

The entire history of everything, encompassed in eleven double-page spreads!

http://edwardpicot.com/shorthistoryindex.html

- Edward Picot
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange

DISCUSSION

An Unimportant Story


My latest nonlinear story is about four people early one morning.

A father and his daughter make up a story together about a dragon and a goose. The father remembers a trip he has just made to London, to see an exhibition of Chinese art. Upstairs, the mother fantasises about men finding her attractive, but simultaneously worries that she may be seriously ill. The mother and the little girl go outside to catch the bus to school. An old professor who lives by the bus stop is remembering a curious incident from between the wars, but interrupts his reminiscences long enough to look out of his window and notice the mother and daughter waiting for the bus.

Nothing important happens. The four sections of the story can be read in any order.

http://edwardpicot.com/unimportantindex.html

- Edward Picot
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange

DISCUSSION

From zine to screen


New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for May 2006: a discussion of the digital revolution's impact on the UK's small literary magazines in the UK, including Aesthetica, Birmingham Words, Incwriters and Route.

"What makes the digital revolution different from earlier technological advances is that it offers not just a handful of new possibilities - like the new font-faces and graphics which came in with electric typewriters and photocopying - but a bewildering array of them..."

To read the whole review, go to http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewezines.php .

The Hyperliterature Exchange is an online directory and review of new media literature for sale on the Web. More than 120 works are now listed. Please visit and browse at http://hyperex.co.uk .

- Edward Picot
personal website - http://edwardpicot.com