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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Schoolboy Daze


Dates:
Mon Feb 21, 2011 15:09 - Mon Mar 21, 2011

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New on The Hyperliterature Exchange and Furtherfield for February 2011 - a review of Andy Campbell's four-part digital mystery-story, "Nightingale's Playground", which appeared online last year.
"Campbell has always been at pains not to place his text in front of his images, or beneath them or to one side, like labels on tanks at the zoo or explanatory plaques next to pictures in a gallery ; instead he puts his words inside his graphical environments, sometimes hidden or partially-hidden inside them, so that we have to explore to read. It pulls us in, and it makes his work inherently immersive and interactive... His central characters are often living in a reality with two layers: the "ordinary" everyday world which is mean, dull, shoddy and constricting, but relatively safe; and an inner or underlying reality which can only be glimpsed rather than viewed as a whole, possibly because it is so dangerous and frightening - a reality which emerges fitfully via dreams, games, imaginings and doodles."
To read the whole article, go to http://www.hyperex.co.uk/reviewnightingale.php - or it should be appearing within a couple of days on the Further field site, at http://www.furtherfield.org .review_id=406 .
- Edward Picot
personal website - http://edwardpicot.com


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Dr Hairy in: Frank Talking (Part 1)


Dates:
Tue Sep 07, 2010 00:00 - Tue Sep 07, 2010

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The fifth in a series of 10-minute videos about the adventures and frustrations of an ordinary (but rather hirsute) General Practitioner. In this one, Dr Hairy is advised to try a bit of straight talking with one of his patients - with hilarious results! The first of three parts.

To view it on my site, go to http://www.edwardpicot.com/drhairy/franktalking1.mov ; or you can see it on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifwCH31cRCw ; or it should be on DVblog (http://dvblog.org) in the next couple of weeks.

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


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Publishing and the Digital Revolution


Dates:
Mon Aug 23, 2010 00:00 - Mon Aug 23, 2010

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From Vooks to ebooks, from the iPad to the Google settlement, and from print-on-demand to new styles of writing, this article attempts to analyse the effects of the digital revolution on the publishing industry, and to make some educated guesses about how things may develop in the next few years.

"An alternative to the Big Publishing model is already with us, and despite the odd viral phenomenon it consists in the main of very large numbers of small-scale products reaching small audiences, rather than small numbers of very high-profile products reaching huge audiences. This alternative model is enabled by digital technology, and it replaces high production values and market-minded editorial controls with the principle that people's desire to publish themselves and to look at each other's efforts is itself a profit motor."

To read the whole article, go to http://www.hyperex.co.uk/reviewdigitalpublishing.php or http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=406 .

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


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And, Chapters 17-24


Dates:
Fri Aug 13, 2010 00:00 - Fri Aug 13, 2010

It was too hot. She was struck by an unusual heaving. A sense of irritation gathered round the doors and windows. Margaret reached the small side-entrance. The porter's answer to the bell. The keen sharp pressure of the knife. She went across and up. Click of machinery."

Continuing the abridged version of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South - abridged on the principle of leaving out all the important bits. In this section Margaret, supposedly on the lookout for a water-bed, conceives a sudden and all-consuming passion for clogs.

http://edwardpicot.com/and/

- Edward Picot

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


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Interview with Joel Weishaus in Rain Taxi


Dates:
Mon Aug 02, 2010 00:00 - Mon Aug 02, 2010

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The third instalment of the Summer 2010 online edition of the literary journal Rain Taxi is now online at http://www.raintaxi.com/online/2010summer/, and it includes an interview which I conducted earlier this year with the new media writer, poet, scholar and philosopher Joel Weishaus. The starting-point for the interview is Joel's most recent complete work, The Gateless Gate (http://www.cddc.vt.edu/host/weishaus/Gate-R/Cover-R.htm), but it goes on to cover his other work, his artistic techniques, his influences and his introduction to new media writing back in the 1990s.

"Despite his experiments with HTML, Weishaus' writing has always retained a strong connection with traditional literature. His latest work, 'The Gateless Gate', is deliberately simple and book-like in its construction; it takes the form of a series of “double-page spreads,” with text on the left and a processed photographic image on the right. The texts do not describe the images and the images do not illustrate the texts, but they do share the same thematic preoccupations—notably dream-imagery, the natural world, prehistory, and prehistoric psychology."

http://www.raintaxi.com/online/2010summer/weishaus.shtml

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