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

"Rilke and the Archaic Torso", by Edward Picot


How does Rilke get from his admiration of the statue to his closing phrase - 'Du must dein Leben andern' ('You must change your life')? Why should a marble torso, however magnificent, seem to be sending him (and us) such a powerful challenge?"

Taking Rilke's famous poem "Archaic Torso of Apollo" as his starting-point, Edward Picot's new work of hyperliterature provides first a commentary on the poem, then an undercommentary, and finally a poetic response of his own, animated in Flash, with hurtling fragments of Greek statuary.

The New Media artist and writer Millie Niss has just opened up her website (http://sporkworld.org) to work from guest artists, and Edward Picot is the first to appear there. "Rilke and the Archaic Torso" can be seen at http://sporkworld.org/guestartists/picot/index.html .

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

OPPORTUNITY

Rogue Mail - correction to URL


Deadline:
Mon Sep 19, 2005 06:13

Oops! Dropped a bollock in my last announcement, I'm afraid. If anyone tried to reach my latest review and got an error message, it's because the link should have been http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewintimacies.php, not http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewtintimacies.php .

I'm grateful to Jim Andrews, amongst others, for pointing this out. Believe me, heads will roll in the admin department.

- Edward Picot, his handsome features aglow with embarrassment
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website


DISCUSSION

Rogue Mail - The Hyperliterature Exchange, September 2005


New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for September 2005: Edward Picot reviews "Intimacies", an email novel by the USA writer Eric Brown.

"For a work of hyperliterature, Intimacies was heavily publicised and widely written-about when it first came out at the beginning of 2004. Articles about it appeared in the New York Times and (in the UK) the Guardian. According to Eric Brown it was downloaded about 5,000 times in its first four months online, and the figure is now up to about 8,000... So what, if anything, is the fuss all about?"

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

The Greyhound Murder - new work from Edward Picot


After dark, someone came knocking on the door. Seven knocks, so loud they went right through the house...
I was looking at the sky. It was a windy day. There were white clouds going across, brilliantly white, and beyond them the blue...
'By their fruits shall ye know them,' he said. 'And he that is unjust, let him be unjust still, for the hour is at hand.'...
I shone my torch: something brown to the left of the drive. A boot. Then something bulky in the weeds. A leg, two legs, a body. Twisted and red..."

A new nonlinear story, "The Greyhound Murder", is now available on my personal website, for 25c via BitPass.

Also new: "Sheep", "Triptych" and "Don Quixote's Dream", three small pieces on the theme of sheep.

Please visit and browse.

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

DISCUSSION

The Hyperliterature Exchange, July 2005


Why are people being made redundant, why does redundancy still mean poverty, why are the inequities of the system being exaggerated, when if things were reorganised effectively not only the need to work, but poverty and starvation too, could be abolished for the vast majority of the world's population?"

New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for July 2005: Edward Picot reviews "The World Owes You A Living", a monolithic 6-CD audio-collage on the subject of jobs and new technology, by the Canadian new media artist Matt Fair. To read the whole review, go to http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewtwoyal.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