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Underbelly in The Future of Reading?

The Future of Reading? An Exhibition of Digital Literature

Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK, from 22 Oct to 14 Nov 2014

‘The Future of Reading?’ exhibition shows how recent forms of experimental writing use digital technologies to enable new ways of reading, which complement and sometimes challenge more established media like books, films, and videogames. It includes Interactive Fictions (IFs) and electronic text adventure games, hypertext and hypermedia fictions, Flash and App-based fictions, kinetic poetry, and literary videogames.

A screenshot from Underbelly

I’m thrilled that my work, Underbelly, features in the exhibition in Gallery 3: Engaging the Senses. There are many wonderful digital and pre-digital works in the whole exhibition tracing the historical development of digital literature. Check out the online version of the exhibition, which will remain on the Reading Digital Fiction website indefinitely:

Read Digital FictionThe exhibition, curated by Dr. Alice Bell and Prof. Astrid Ensslin, is part of the Reading Digital Fiction project at Sheffield Hallam University and Bangor University, funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and sponsored by the Electronic Literature Organisation (ELO).

Also, earlier this week, as part of the Reading Digital Fiction project, I was delighted and honoured to give a Creative Writing Master Class in digital fiction for the MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University.

remixworx launches new showcase

R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX – selected works

screenshot of remixworx - selected works page
screenshot: R3/\\\\/\\\\1X\\\\/\\\\/0RX – selected works

remixworx launches a gallery page of selected works* from 5+ years of remixing

R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX is a collaborative creative space for remixing digital art, digital poetry, spoken word, audio, text, animation and playable media. It’s a micro-community of recombinant artistic practice that I’ve been involved with since January 2007. The R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX blog is where the remixing takes place and WordPress, our chosen software, provides a great social platform for remote creative collaboration. But the front page only displays the latest handful of works so the vast mass of the creative project tends to be hidden in the archives. Our new gallery page opens out the remixworx collection in a browsable interface of thumbnails where you can see, at a glance, relationships between remixes and have access to the works at your fingertips.

Many thanks to Randy Adams, who initiated the R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX project in 2006, for pulling together the selected works* page. It currently contains 183 pieces, which represents about one third of the total number of remix works on the blog.

R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX is always open to new members – you should be media savvy and experienced with online publishing software. If you would like to join, let me know. Also, you may find interesting, my personal perspective on remixing with R3/\/\1X\/\/0RX.

[NOTE: sorry, the selected works gallery page is no longer available.]

Underbelly wins Digital Media Competition

Motherhood, Servitude and the Delegation of Care

MaMSIE* Study Day

Birkbeck, University of London, 20 May 2011


My playable media fiction, Underbelly, will be exhibited throughout the Study Day, which concludes with the presentation of the winners of the Digital Media Competition 2011: Maternal Subjectivities, Care and Labour – and I’m delighted to announce that Underbelly is the overall winner!

The other winners are:

  • Marie-Josiane Agossou and Esther Jones for ‘The Order of Things‘, an 8 minute video
  • Hester Jones, ‘Call Yourself a Mother’:  2 photos
  • Hollie McNish – ‘Push Kick‘ audio poetry collection
  • Marina Velez – two photographs, ‘My Family 1’ and ‘Strowis Motherhood’.
About the Study Day

MaMSIE is an international network of scholars, artists and activists working in the emerging interdisciplinary field of maternal studies. Our 6th event focuses on the interrelations between labour, capital, care and the maternal. In particular, it will consider the diverse ways ‘maternal care’ has been, and continues to be delegated and shared, and the implications for our understandings of maternal subjectivities and the labour of care.

The study day will open up ‘maternity’ as a term that includes the paid and unpaid work of a diverse range of social actors. It aims at generating a dialogue between two rich and substantial bodies of feminist scholarship; work on the social histories of domestic labour, service and servitude and current debates about globalism, migration and the care industries, recasting existing scholarship through the lens of maternal studies.

The Keynote speaker is Stella Sandford. Other speakers include: Rosie Cox, Lucy Delap, Alison Light, Mirca Madianou,Daniel Miller, Jenny Mitchell, Kate Pullinger, Rachel Thomson, Imogen Tyler, and Helen Wood.

Many thanks to the MaMSIE network and the organisers of both the Study Day and the Digital Media Competition. For more information see MaMSIE events.

*Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics

Fitting the Pattern at BinaryKatwalk:v.02b

open-gallery-network – The Line of Influence

Kate Pullinger's 'Line of Influence' of Binary Katwalk
Kate Pullinger's 'Line of Influence' at Binary Katwalk

Binarykatwalk is an online exhibition space for experimental digital work, curated by locative media/new media artist and writer, Jeremy Hight, and this month sees the launch of the Kate Pullinger section of The Line of Influence, which is:

…a series of a few artists selected to show their work alongside who influenced them and those they see as kindred spirits coming up. This is not an ordinary exhibition, but instead a chance to show how ideas and works progress over time and how no artist is a solitary force out there.

I’m honoured that Kate has chosen to include my own piece, Fitting the Pattern, alongside Flight Paths, the networked novel she co-creates with Chris Joseph, These Waves of Girls by Caitlin Fisher and Renee Turner’s She….

Fitting the Pattern in the Binary Katwalk open-gallery-network
Fitting the Pattern in the Binary Katwalk open-gallery-network