We Need to Talk

I have something to confess. I’ve been deceiving you. Even though I’ve got this low-tech blog going with no RSS or anything I’ve actually been hob-nobbing with the hi-tech blogware on another server. The object of my dalliance is a:

blogging collective dedicated to the discussion and exploration of digital character art — any art involving electrons and making use of letters, alphanumerics, or other characters in an interesting way. Our primary focus is on active and interactive works, in which users input text and receive textual responses as output

I’m co-editor, with Mark Marino and Jeremy Douglass of the University of California, at WRT: Writer Response Theory. It is a place I can explore and discuss the aspects of my creative experimentation and theoretical inquiry not covered in cross-media: ‘text’ and bots.

And on the subject of creative works, a cross-media work of mine — The Villager Girl and the Teenbot — has been accepted into the ‘Original Hypermedia, Net.Art, Mods, Flash’ panel at the |dis|junctions conference: theory relaoded, University of California. The panel discusses ‘original new media works that use electronic media in challenging, subversive, or literary ways’. The work is bi-channel: a story that is told over a print booklet and a website. I’ll let you know more details about it soon.

You’re all welcome to contribute your views on the WRT so please do.

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