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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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.


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Dr Hairy in: Child Safety (and other items of interest)


Dates:
Mon Dec 05, 2011 13:20 - Thu Jan 05, 2012

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The twelfth in a series of 10-minute videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. Dr Hairy attempts to work out how to deal with a case of possible domestic violence - with hilarious results!

To view the video on my site, go to http://www.edwardpicot.com/drhairy/childsafety.mov ; or you can see it on YouTube at http://youtu.be/nx3Bh3L7tIc ; or it should be on DVblog (http://dvblog.org) in the near future.

The whole Dr Hairy series is now available at http://drhairy.org

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

Other items of interest:

Welcome to Pine Point (http://www.pinepoint.nfb.ca) - Amongst the shortlisted entries for the 2011 New Media Writing Prize (http://www.newmediawritingprize.co.uk) was this, a mixture of documentary and reminiscence about a mining town in Canada which simply closed down and vanished when the mine itself was shut down. Long on atmosphere and nostalgia, sense of history and sense of place, and reminiscent of both Garrison Keillor and Twin Peaks, it's beautifully written, beautifully assembled, unshowy and completely absorbing.

Occupy London - with Cartoons (http://occupylondon-withcartoons.org/) - This project was set up by the cartoonist Dave Miller as an online expression of solidarity with the anti-capitalist tented occupation at St Paul's Cathedral in the autumn of 2011. Dave explains: "At the Occupy London Stock Exchange site at St Pauls, London, there are many drawings and paintings sellotaped to the walls; the area has become a public Art gallery. Works full of slogans and messages, full of passion. While visiting the site, it occurred to me that many people want to express their views in this way, and contribute their own art work to share with Occupy London, to express their support and solidarity; but they can't physically be at St Pauls." He has therefore set up a project which allows you to select from a range of characters and backgrounds, then add your own text. It's rough-and-ready but well worth having a go, and it has attracted contributions from The Guardian's Martin Rowson, amongst many others.