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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Re: spiritual romanticism - kirie laison


oops i forgot the list hasn't seen your original email to me giselle

giselle beiguelman wrote:
<<the only spirit i believe in is distilled in Scotland>> kz
may i quote this?
miss you and jim...are you going to london?
i'm not... we should organize something.
what about "the mad -- spiritual -- cow parade"?

komninos zervos

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Re: spiritual romanticism - kirie laison


how about tahiti?
equidistant?
the point of convergence for

the festival of 'the mad --guru moo-cow whisky-- parade'

now if the french university of tahiti, http://www.upf.pf/ wants to
sponsor the festival and enlist the help of local artists like;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gauguin and
http://www.tahiti-pacifique.com/Articles.divers/Heymann/Peter_Heymann.html
but i notice they are dead.
of course captain james cook was the first to bring cows to the islands. he
is also dead.
his father was a scottish farmer and undoubtably captain cook was the first
to bring whisky to tahiti.
he is also credited with bringing whisky to australia, as well as syphilis,
influenza and
tuberculosis.
there are plenty of cows there it seems, http://www.gcollier.com/t4.html
even enough to power a methane-gas production plant.
http://www.tvind.dk/book/biogas_plant_in_french_polynesia.htm#top
and to ban suspicious mad cow US beef.

so lets get a government grant
and a distillery sponsorship
and walk the streets of papette
as spiritual mad cows
romantically post modern
dancing the tuamotu atoll texnoshamanist roll

what do you say jim?

komninos
what do you mean mad cow?
i'm not a cow, i'm a koala

komninos zervos
lecturer, 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
http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos
http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs
http://spokenword.blog-city.com
"Our Workplace Rights are NOT for sale.

DISCUSSION

Re: postmoooooooodernist romanticism


eduardo kac employed biotechnicians to breed a transgenic glowing bunny(in
the dark under uv light), but claims it as his art.

i know many new media artists who use programmers but don't credit them as
authors.

i suppose it is the difference between collaboration and a model akin to
director of a movie.

komninos

komninos zervos
lecturer, 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
http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos
http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs
http://spokenword.blog-city.com
"Our Workplace Rights are NOT for sale.

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Re: spiritual romanticism - kirie laison


we are conditioned by our apparatus" flusser
"the medium is the message?" mcluhan
"genohype" oron katz SymbioticA
"i don't mind if a software program is making art, as long as there is a
software program to read it for me and tell me if i liked it", christian
bok.
"technoshamanism" gb
"the only spirit i believe in is distilled in Scotland" komninos
"the reason computers will never replace poets is that computers wont take
that much shit" charles bernstein
"as soon as it has a name it is romantic" komninos

komninos zervos
lecturer, 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
http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos
http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs
http://spokenword.blog-city.com
"Our Workplace Rights are NOT for sale."

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To: Jim Andrews <jim@vispo.com>
From: giselle beiguelman <desvirtual@gmail.com>
Sent by: owner-list@rhizome.org
Date: 20/09/2005 08:04PM
cc: list@rhizome.org
Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Re: Call for Proposals at Readme 100 Software Art
Factory

jim.
so good to restart
(off topic: the cows -- not ours -- but those of the cow parade -- are
all around sao paulo! a moooo for you)
btw:
technoshamanism: (Sorry for the "x". it's portuenglish....)

this is the hype. the trend and i can't stand trendies and trendism.
following them, you "receive" your "to_do list".
give me a break. i don't. i work too hard and i do not receive
anything and because of this i can not just tell someone to do this
and that for tomorrow. i think machines are real participants, i
believe (in) error messages, i trust computers and their indifference
to my targets and passions.
so tecnoshamanism, the global cortex, the cyberthing does not make
sense for me (and for my senses)

in what concerns the other question, i will quote Flusser again and
agree with you:
we are conditioned by our apparatus.

2005/9/20, Jim Andrews <jim@vispo.com>:
>
> > come on, lee, do you think that the mouse is just another kind of
brush?
> > i'm sure you don't.
> > so let's put this way:
> > it is impossible to talk about digital art without understanding that
> > *it is digital* and this means: to be conscious that we work not just
> > with code -- what is a too broad term and not a concept -- but with
> > programming languages.
> > and language is a virus (ins't it?)
> > the idea that you can always hire someone to do the "boring part" of
> > the work is a romantic idea. inspiration does not match with media
> > creation. otherwise we will bet on tecnoxamanism...
>
> well said, giselle.
>
> could you please expand on your last sentence? why is it that "otherwise
we
> will bet on" technoshamanism? what is it and why do we otherwise bet on
it?
>
> "inspiration does not match with media creation". in writing, much
changes
> in the process of writing. the most boring things to write (and read) are
> pre-configured ideas that you simply write out. same with working in
other
> arts. Because so much happens in the act of writing or painting, ie,
working
> through the ideas and implications and previously unrealized associations
> and consequences of the initial impetus. through the process of
> creation/writing/whatever. in my experience, this is also true of
writing
> computer programs as works of art.
>
> some programmers who work for artists treat the artist like any other
sort
> of client, ie, give them what they want, don't be too critical, they're
> paying the bill. usually this results in bad art. or it doesn't 'work for
> me', anyway. then again, i'm out of work!
>
> very interesting to read in this thread some thoughts and feelings on the
> tensions of this relation. hopefully it allows both artist and
> programmer--and programmer-artist--to see personal situations reflected
in
> general shapes that affect art and life--and jobs, working relations--and
> the notion of an art of programming beyond Knuth's conception of it.
>
> ja
> http://vispo.com
>
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[webartery] ANNOUNCEMENT - new works online - DAWN and INTER.WOVEN


great new work by strasser

-----Forwarded by Komninos Zervos/Staff/Griffith on 17/09/2005 10:30AM
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To: <webartery@yahoogroups.com>
From: Reiner Strasser <reiner.s@netartefact.de>
Sent by: webartery@yahoogroups.com
Date: 17/09/2005 07:22AM
Subject: [webartery] ANNOUNCEMENT - new works online - DAWN and INTER.WOVEN

Hello all,

there are two new works online

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Alan Sondheim's DAWN

text, photography, sound: Alan Sondheim (USA)

composed by Reiner Strasser

http://nonfinito.de/dawn/

File size: 1.9Mb

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INTER.WOVEN [3*4]

music: Christophe Petchanatz (F)

by Reiner Strasser, Sept. 2005

INTER.WOVEN
is an interactive (Flash) piece meditating about time and space,
about nature and seasons.

http://nonfinito.de/interwoven/

Tech:
File size: 5.5Mb
Fast computer (>=2GHz), good monitor, sound system, fast internet
connection
recommended.

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have fun with ist

Reiner

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