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: the waves, the waves


<FONT face="Default Sans Serif, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2><div>by the way when i heard your voice it kinda brought me back to this time, clocktime, maybe cos i know you 'in the flesh'&nbsp;and maybe i was swimming in your swirling ebbing flowing imaginary sea.</div><DIV>&nbsp;</DIV><DIV>komninos</DIV></FONT>

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Re: the waves, the waves


jason hi

i got the opposite of a drowning effect, a hopeful survival, even in death
of drowning i felt hope the never ending bubbles of air breathing life back
in, sorta like being in a float tank.

not even was there a feeling of drowning in too much information or
emotion, the seemingly infinite number of screens of sounds and images and
texts and popups and rollovers and draggable objects and animated texts. it
is, as usual for you, a huge work.

one thing for sure you can't skim read this piece like you can a poem on
the page, you have to engage to get anything out of it. i think i got to
see and experience nearly all of it, although hymns/hymn6.html never loaded
no matter how long i waited. about ten minutes into the piece, and after
coming to the same scenes/screens i said wait a minute there's got to be
some logic to this and figured out the vertical and horizontal navbars. but
even then when i went to the initial index page, the boxes, i found hymns i
hadn't found before.

cheers
komninos

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STREAMING cyberpoetry


hey rhizomates,

just testing streaming technologies,

so can someone open a quicktime player and check to see if these url's
are working.
let me know please.

they wont open in an ie browser, only in qt player.

cheers

komninos

rtsp://132.234.129.9:554/qtmedia/Media/QTDRUG2.MOV
rtsp://132.234.129.9:554/qtmedia/Media/QTBABY.MOV

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
http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos
http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs
http://spokenword.blog-city.com

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Re: 9 out of 10 muslim anarchists agree...


<FONT face="Default Sans Serif, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2><DIV>the enviromantic love triangle</DIV><DIV><BR>always there is nature.<BR>nature is abundant and generous.<BR>nature is wild, impetuous, violent, unpredictable.<BR>society comes along.<BR>society is attracted by nature.<BR>nature offers society many things.<BR>society fears nature, can't explain nature.<BR>technology comes along.<BR>technology is seductive.<BR>nature is indifferent to technology.<BR>society and technology have an affair.<BR>nature is not jealous, but society distances itself from nature.<BR>society starts to feel protected from the violence of nature,<BR>but nature offers society things that technology can't.<BR>society starts to take advantage of nature.<BR>technology begins to grow in influence.<BR>technology is envious of society's dependence on nature.<BR>technology mimics nature, becomes wild, impetuous, violent, unpredictable.<BR>society is hurt by technology.<BR>society begins to fear technology.<BR>society feels guilt for its mistreatment of nature.<BR>society sees nature in a new way.<BR>society gets infatuated by nature once more.<BR>technology can not live without society.<BR>technology gets sexier, more alluring.<BR>society lusts after technology.<BR>but always there is nature.<BR>society is stuck in the eternal enviromantic love triangle.<BR>and that is where we are today.</DIV><DIV>komninos 1995<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>

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Australian teachers of creative writing on-line journal


We are pleased to announce that the April 2004 issue of TEXT is now
online. Also new, is Issue 3 in the TEXT Special Issue Website series,
focusing on the exegesis.

Both of these can be accessed from

http://www.griffith.edu.au/school/art/text

Regards

Nigel Krauth
Tess Brady

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
http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos
http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs
http://spokenword.blog-city.com