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January 16, 2007

Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion [LEAD]


Live Chat with Jennifer Willet

Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion (LEAD): Vol 14 No 8: Wild Nature and the Digital Life Special Issue, guest edited by Dene Grigar and Sue Thomas :: Live chat with artist Jennifer Willet, of Concordia University (Montreal) and the collaborative project (with Shawn Bailey) BIOTEKNICA.

Chat date: Wednesday, January 17 :: 2 pm West Coast US / 5 pm East Coast USA / 10pm UK. LEAD is an open forum around the Wild Nature and the Digital Life special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Chat instructions are below. The LEA website includes instructions and a complete list of upcoming chats.

Jennifer Willet is an artist, a faculty member in Studio Arts and a Ph.D student in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). Her work explores notions of self and subjectivity in relation to biomedical, bioinformatics, and digital technologies with an emphasis on social and political criticism. She has exhibited and presented her research extensively across Canada and internationally.

Since 2002, Willet and Shawn Bailey have collaborated on an innovative computational, biological, artistic, project called BIOTEKNICA. BIOTEKNICA has been exhibited in various forms at the Break 2.3 Festival, Slovenia (2005), Biennial Electronic Arts Perth, Australia (2004), The European Media Arts Festival, Germany (2003), La Société des arts et technologiques (SAT) Montreal, Canada (2005), and The Forest City Gallery London, Canada (2004), amongst others. In addition, BIOTEKNICA has been presented in interviews and conferences at multiple venues across Canada and in France, Australia, Scotland, Germany, and Spain. BIOTEKNICA research has been conducted during residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Canada (2002) and SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (2004, 2006).

How to participate in the live chat?

Live chats will use the Writing and the Digital Life Discussion Room. To acess the WDL discussion room, it is necessary to subscribe to the list, by choosing "Join WRITING-AND-THE-DIGITAL-LIFE" from here.

Use your subscriber email and JISCMAIL password to log into the discussion room (using the first link above). If the online interface does not start, it is necessary to download and install the most recent Java version.

Ryan Griffis

LEA Journal: http://leoalmanac.org/index.asp
LEA Gallery: http://leoalmanac.org/gallery/index.asp
Wild Nature and Digital Life Forum Info: http://leoalmanac.org/journal/Vol_14/lea_v14_n07-08/forum.asp

Posted by jo at January 16, 2007 10:19 AM