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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Gilgamesh, part 2


Dates:
Thu Dec 13, 2012 18:50 - Sun Jan 13, 2013


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Continuing the puppet-animation based (loosely) on the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh.

The Goddess Aruru has sent a new hero called Enkidu to challenge Gilgamesh. Rather than confront him directly, Gilgamesh sends Samhat the Harlot to tame him. Episode 2 of 10.

On my site: http://edwardpicot.com/gilgamesh/gilgameshpart02.html
On YouTube: http://youtu.be/fD2zEgxjo6U
On Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/55274363
Index-page for the project: http://edwardpicot.com/gilgamesh

- Edward Picot
http://edwardpicot.com


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Mixing it: a review of Michael Szpakowski's "12 Remixes"


Dates:
Fri Oct 05, 2012 18:10 - Mon Nov 05, 2012

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"From August 2011 to July 2012, the video artist and musician Michael Szpakowski entered a remix competition every month, and compiled his remixes (some of them with accompanying videos) on his website (http://www.michaelszpakowski.org/mickiewicz/)... The results are often startling... In almost every instance the remixes have a more resonant and spacious feel than the originals; the sounds are dirtier, fuzzier, more textured; and the rhythms are more complex."

- Edward Picot
http://edwardpicot.com


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Dr Hairy in: Mentoring


Dates:
Tue May 08, 2012 19:10 - Fri Jun 08, 2012

The thirteenth Dr Hairy instalment, concluding the first series of short videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. In this one, Dr Hairy reaches a crisis in his career and decides to seek the help of a mentor - with hilarious results!

To view the video on my site, go to http://www.edwardpicot.com/drhairy/mentoring.mov ; or you can see it on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs4O9SuYfto ; or it should be on DVblog (http://dvblog.org) in the near future.

The whole Dr Hairy series is now available in DVD form at http://drhairy.org - perfect for that late late late Christmas present! Or a very early one for next time around!

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


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The Problem of Health Care


Dates:
Tue Feb 14, 2012 17:55 - Wed Mar 14, 2012

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At last! A layman's guide to the Government's healthcare reforms, explaining them in terms so simple they might have been written by a complete idiot, and charting the development of health care from the good old days to the present and beyond - with hilarious results! In fabulous stickman-o-vision, with bits of colour. Kind of a Dr Hairy spinoff, but the Dr Hairy episode it span off from hasn't been made yet.

To see it on YouTube go to http://youtu.be/k-heGn8QzGg ; or to download it from my site right-click http://drhairy.org/problemofhealthcare.mov and select "Save as..."

- Edward Picot


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"Psychedelic Pie" and "The Last Collaboration"


Dates:
Mon Jan 30, 2012 21:00 - Wed Feb 29, 2012

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"Psychedelic Pie" is a psychedelic video with a psychedelic sound-track, created from materials found on the Web. You can see the video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS4Wpx5QKXc, or on my site at http://edwardpicot.com/psychedelicpie.mov. Attributions: backward guitar and psychedelic viola by Robinhood76; psychedelic percussion by Satoration; sitar by Kaiho - all from www.freesound.org. Morning traffic timelapse by MegaTokkie, YouTube. Blackrock Sunrise (community video); London Underground (community video); and Haleakala Sunset by Mike McCabe - www.archive.org.

Also new: my review of "The Last Collaboration" by Martha Deed and Millie Niss. The review can be seen on the Furtherfield site at http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/last-collaboration, and the book itself can be seen at http://www.furtherfield.org/friendsofspork/lastcollaboration.html. Millie Niss was a writer and new media artist who died in November 2010. Martha Deed is a poet and psychologist, also Millie's mother and long-time collaborator. "The Last Collaboration" is about Millie's last days in hospital. It's acutely insightful, and it's also a significant work of art.