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

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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New work from Edward Picot, April 2005

Two silly Flash animations for children, created with the help of my daughter: "Linesland" ( http://edwardpicot.com/lineslandindex.html ) and "Chicks" ( http://edwardpicot.com/chicksindex.html ). "Linesland" was finished just before Christmas, and "Chicks" was started at Easter, so they both have a slightly seasonal feel.

There's also a prose poem/multimedia piece for springtime, "The Stream" ( http://edwardpicot.com/stream/ ).

These have previously been announced in WebArtery, so apologies for any cross-postings.

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


Wrestling with Angels

New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for March 2005 - Edward Picot reviews "Sampler", a DVD+ from Alan Sondheim, which contains close to five gigabytes of text, images and video.
Sondheim is one of the best-known and longest-established new media artists. Since 1994 he has been developing a huge project which he calls the "Internet Text", an "extended meditation on cyberspace"; and the "Sampler" DVD+ provides a representative cross-section of this work.

The review is at http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewsondheim.php . The Hyperliterature Exchange is a directory/review of new media writing for sale online; please visit and browse at http://hyperex.co.uk .

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


Payments for Web Art?

New on The Hyperliterature Exchange/trAce for February 2005 -

Should web art be free or should it be paid for? Many new media writers and artists regard asking for payment as philosophically objectionable and a good way to lose audience numbers. Others believe that it's just as reasonable to ask payment for web art as to ask it for a book or a painting. To read the views of a number of web artists on this subject, visit http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewpayments.php; or to read an article about it, written by Edward Picot for the trAce organistion, visit http://trace.ntu.ac.uk/Opinion/index.cfm?article9.

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


The Hyperliterature Exchange - Jan 05

New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for January 2005 -

"Picture This..." - Edward Picot reviews "Postcards from Writing" by Sally Pryor, a new media work about picture writing and the linguistic theory of Integrationism. Go to http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewpostcards.php .

The Hyperliterature Exchange is an online directory of hyperliterature (literature designed for computers) for sale on the Web, with links to the places where it can be bought. It also publishes reviews and articles. Please visit and browse at http://hyperex.co.uk .

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


New nonlinear fiction from Edward Picot

The Recycling Bins" is a new nonlinear story from Edward Picot, exploring the theme of small-town attitudes towards the environment, and including one song. It's now available at http://edwardpicot.com/binsindex.html for 25c via the BitPass micropayments system. (If you've never used BitPass, it only takes a few clicks, and they offer a wealth of interesting material such as online comics and music: see http://www.bitpass.com/ .)

Also new from Edward Picot: "The Bonfire", a prose poem with pictures; "Penguin Memories", a short piece for children with pictures and audio; "Sweetheart's Expedition", a short story with pictures, also for children; and a completely reorganised and updated links section, with links to many other exciting works of digital literature or new media. Please visit and browse at http://edwardpicot.com .

Please also visit and browse my other site, The Hyperliterature Exchange, which reviews and lists digital literature for sale: it's at http://hyperex.co.uk .

Happy New Year!