komninos zervos
Since 2003
Works in Labrador Australia

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BIO
komninos zervos:biographical details

komninos, performance poet, poeted from 1985 professionally, taking his poetry to schools, community groups, hotels, music venues, prisons, coffee lounges and universities, radio and television and now the internet.

komninos the published poet has two adult collections of poetry with the university of queensland press, 'komninos', 1991, and 'komninos by the kupful', 1994, a collection of poetry for children illustrated by peter viska and published by oxford university press, 'the baby rap and other poems', 1992, and a hard cover illustrated children's picture book published by harper/collins, 'high street, kew east', 1991.

komninos has had three plays performed by professional theatre companies in sydney and brisbane.

in 1992 komninos received the australian human rights award for literature and in 1993 was awarded the australia council's ros bower award for outstanding achievement in community arts.

in 1995 komninos completed a masters of arts in creative writing at the university of queensland, he authored a cd-rom of 'cyberpoetry' for his dissertation.

in 1997 komninos travelled to london to be writer in residence at artec, a multimedia training and resource centre in islington where he authored a cd-rom, 'cyberpoetry underground'.

since 1999 komninos has convened the CyberStudies major, at the School of Arts, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus. http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos

in 2001 the 'cyberpoetry underground' cd-rom was runner-up in the Electronic Literature Organisation's Award in poetry.

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DISCUSSION

Re: Twice-told Tales


nicholas economos wrote:

> A diaristic and "open" composition comprised of sound bits culled from
> various recordings. The notion of "frozen sounds" cited in Noise Water
> Meat, A History of Sound in the Arts by Douglas Kahn (MIT Press, 2001)
> served as inspiration, specifically the references to a peculiar
> storyline in which sounds were somehow material and silenced when
> frozen by extreme cold. Upon thawing the sounds could be heard again
> but were no longer held to their original temporal sequences. In
> twice-told tales, various times and places mix via altered field
> recordings and re-recorded broadcast media. The sparse interface
> allows for a random combination of up to seven loops to sound
> together. Adjustments to the composition are made by dragging and
> releasing the circular graphic elements. Vertical positioning sets the
> volume and horizontal positioning sets the pan of each loop in the
> composition set. Clicking the "++" resets the screen.

wonderful, being able to place the sounds on the screen and hearing them in the corresponding space (from the left and right speakers) was the first time ever i have felt sound can be touched, picked up and moved around - a sublime experience - thank you

komninos

DISCUSSION

shameless self promotion


<FONT face="Default Sans Serif, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2><DIV><A href="http://www.latchkey.net/poets/komninos_zervos/000561.html" target=blank>http://www.latchkey.net/poets/komninos_zervos/000561.html</A></DIV><DIV>&nbsp;</DIV><DIV><BR>&nbsp;</DIV><DIV>komninos&nbsp;zervos<br>lecturer,&nbsp;convenor&nbsp;of&nbsp;CyberStudies&nbsp;major<br>School&nbsp;of&nbsp;Arts&nbsp;<br>Griffith&nbsp;University<br>Room&nbsp;3.25&nbsp;Multimedia&nbsp;Building&nbsp;G23<br>Gold&nbsp;Coast&nbsp;Campus&nbsp;<br>Parkwood<br>PMB&nbsp;50&nbsp;Gold&nbsp;Coast&nbsp;Mail&nbsp;Centre&nbsp;<br>Queensland&nbsp;9726<br>Australia<br>Phone&nbsp;07&nbsp;5552&nbsp;8872&nbsp;Fax&nbsp;07&nbsp;5552&nbsp;8141<br>http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos<br>http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs<br>http://spokenword.blog-city.com<BR></DIV></FONT>

DISCUSSION

pictures witho ut a video


<FONT face="Default Sans Serif, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2><DIV><FONT face="Lucida Console">jess wrote:</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT face="Lucida Console"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV><DIV><FONT face="Lucida Console">walking&nbsp;by.&nbsp;<BR>New&nbsp;mothers&nbsp;with&nbsp;infants&nbsp;in&nbsp;various&nbsp;states&nbsp;of&nbsp;distress.&nbsp;<BR>elderly&nbsp;couples&nbsp;walking&nbsp;slowly,&nbsp;negotiating&nbsp;the&nbsp;litter&nbsp;with&nbsp;sticks&nbsp;and&nbsp;handbags<BR>men&nbsp;is&nbsp;dark&nbsp;glasses&nbsp;who&nbsp;felt&nbsp;young&nbsp;and&nbsp;sunloved<BR>women&nbsp;with&nbsp;hair&nbsp;pulled&nbsp;back&nbsp;leting&nbsp;the&nbsp;breeze&nbsp;touch&nbsp;their&nbsp;necks<BR>children&nbsp;with&nbsp;capped&nbsp;cups&nbsp;sipping&nbsp;orange&nbsp;juice&nbsp;under&nbsp;parasols<BR>the&nbsp;smell&nbsp;of&nbsp;bacon&nbsp;pulling&nbsp;people&nbsp;into&nbsp;the&nbsp;cafe&nbsp;rather&nbsp;than&nbsp;the&nbsp;shelf&nbsp;full&nbsp;of&nbsp;wholewheat<BR>the&nbsp;photographer&nbsp;who&nbsp;came&nbsp;unasked&nbsp;to&nbsp;take&nbsp;my&nbsp;picture&nbsp;because&nbsp;(she&nbsp;said)&nbsp;people&nbsp;<BR>needed&nbsp;to&nbsp;know<BR>my&nbsp;reflection&nbsp;in&nbsp;the&nbsp;phone&nbsp;shop,&nbsp;slightly&nbsp;tilted&nbsp;as&nbsp;the&nbsp;tyre&nbsp;splayed&nbsp;out&nbsp;on&nbsp;the&nbsp;pavement<BR>2&nbsp;people&nbsp;said&nbsp;they&nbsp;liked&nbsp;my&nbsp;pink&nbsp;hair&nbsp;-&nbsp;&nbsp;I&nbsp;could&nbsp;have&nbsp;recorded&nbsp;that<BR>put&nbsp;it&nbsp;in&nbsp;a&nbsp;piece<BR>so&nbsp;you&nbsp;could&nbsp;see<BR>high&nbsp;and&nbsp;low<BR>up&nbsp;and&nbsp;down<BR>on&nbsp;and&nbsp;off<BR>mixed&nbsp;together.</FONT><BR>&nbsp;</DIV><DIV>it seems a break from the technology has inspired good poetry.</DIV><DIV>perhaps a lesson for all of us</DIV><DIV>komninos<BR><BR></DIV><DIV>komninos&nbsp;zervos<br>lecturer,&nbsp;convenor&nbsp;of&nbsp;CyberStudies&nbsp;major<br>School&nbsp;of&nbsp;Arts&nbsp;<br>Griffith&nbsp;University<br>Room&nbsp;3.25&nbsp;Multimedia&nbsp;Building&nbsp;G23<br>Gold&nbsp;Coast&nbsp;Campus&nbsp;<br>Parkwood<br>PMB&nbsp;50&nbsp;Gold&nbsp;Coast&nbsp;Mail&nbsp;Centre&nbsp;<br>Queensland&nbsp;9726<br>Australia<br>Phone&nbsp;07&nbsp;5552&nbsp;8872&nbsp;Fax&nbsp;07&nbsp;5552&nbsp;8141<br>http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos<br>http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs<br>http://spokenword.blog-city.com<BR></DIV></FONT>

DISCUSSION

food not war


a phd candidate at our university, griffith, gold coast, at 8am today began
a hunger strike against the involvement in the w.a[ttack]nnihilat[invas]ion.r.
he is of chilean ethnic origin and cannot not do anything about the situation.
please send your support for his campaign of 'food not war'

j.cantellano@griffith.edu.au

komninos

komninos zervos
lecturer, convenor of CyberStudies major
School of Arts
Griffith University
Room 3.25 Multimedia Building G23
Gold Coast Campus
Parkwood
PMB 50 Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9726
Australia
Phone 07 5552 8872 Fax 07 5552 8141
homepage: http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/K_Zervos
broadband experiments:
http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs
audioblog
http://spokenword.blog-city.com/

DISCUSSION

RHIZOME_RAW: hypertext work


http://www.flyingpuppet.com

mr clauss is making poetry without words, works which inspire images,
feelings and narratives in the end-user. So interesting and inviting in
visual and tactile engagement that mental stimulation makes verbal
narratives free flowing from those who experience the pieces.

http://www.wildernesspuppets.net/yarns/indexframeset.html

barabara lattanzi - film? hypertext? poetry? you decide

http://turbulence.org/studios/crawford/index.html

david crawford, make your own narratives, there's one in every face.

komninos

komninos zervos
lecturer, convenor of CyberStudies major
School of Arts
Griffith University
Room 3.25 Multimedia Building G23
Gold Coast Campus
Parkwood
PMB 50 Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9726
Australia
Phone 07 5552 8872 Fax 07 5552 8141
homepage: http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/K_Zervos
broadband experiments:
http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs
audioblog
http://spokenword.blog-city.com/