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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"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.


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London Churches, Part 5


Dates:
Fri Oct 14, 2011 19:30 - Mon Nov 14, 2011

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"A tall thin old man comes backwards slowly and carefully through the glass door, carrying a metal stepladder in one hand, and in the other a small pot of paint and a small brush. With an air of methodical tidiness, he leans the stepladder against the front of a left-hand stall, stands the pot of paint next to it, places the small brush sideways across the exact centre of the top of the pot."
The fifth part of a hyperfiction based on visits to churches in the City of London. Part 5 takes in the following:
St Andrew Holborn
Christchurch, Newgate Street
St Vedast-alias-Foster
St Anne and St Agnes
- Edward Picot
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange


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And, Chapters 41-52 (Conclusion)


Dates:
Tue Sep 20, 2011 19:05 - Thu Oct 20, 2011

The elements of the dinner-parties which Mrs Lennox gave, were beauty, men, and pedantic conversation. They talked in a sensuous way outside, lashed themselves when they were alone, and squandered their capabilities in the drawing-room."
Concluding the abridged version of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South - abridged on the principle of leaving out all the important bits. Margaret spends some time in Cromer. Dixon is either dead or blue. We finally learn what happened to Frederick; Mr Thornton is in difficulties; and his mother has had wind.


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And, Chapters 25-32


Dates:
Fri Jan 07, 2011 00:00 - Fri Jan 07, 2011

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"They heard Dixon's foot. A stern thought compressed her brows, and set her teeth. It was Dixon's measured tread. They heard her walk."

Continuing the abridged version of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South - abridged on the principle of leaving out all the important bits. The sinister Dixon may or may not be dead. The long-awaited Frederick arrives at last, only to be no more spoken of. Margaret fancies porters.

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- Edward Picot

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