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January 28, 2007

Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion (LEAD)


Giselle Beiguelman + Sue Thomas

Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion (LEAD): Vol 14 No 8: Wild Nature and the Digital Life special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac :: guest edited by Dene Grigar and Sue Thomas.

Monday, January 29 :: 2 pm West Coast US / 5 pm East Coast USA / 10pm UK :: Live chat with new media artist and multimedia essayist Giselle Beiguelman and Professor of New Media in the Faculty of Humanities at De Montfort University and an Associate Fellow of DMU’s Institute of Creative Technologies, Sue Thomas.

Chat instructions are below. The LEA website includes instructions and a complete list of upcoming chats.

Giselle Beiguelman is a new media artist and multimedia essayist who teaches Digital Culture at the Graduation Program in Communication and Semiotics of PUC-SP (São Paulo, Brazil). Her work includes the award-winnings "The Book after the Book" "egoscópio" and Landscape0 (with Marcus Bastos and Rafael Marchetti). She has been developing art projects for mobile phones ("Wop Art", 2001), praised by many media sites and the international press, including The Guardian (UK) and Neural (Italy), and art involving public-access, by the web, SMS and MMS to electronic billboards like "Leste o Leste?" and "egoscópio" (2002), released by /The New York Times/, "Poétrica" (2003) and "esc for escape" (2004).

Beiguelman's work appears in important anthologies and guides devoted to digital arts including Yale University Library Research Guide for Mass Media and has been presented in international venues such as Net_Condition (ZKM, Germany), el final del eclipse (Fundación Telefonica, Madrid), Desk Topping - Computer Disasters (Smart Project Space, Amsterdan) Arte/Cidade (São Paulo), The 25th São Paulo Biennial and Algorithmic Revolution (ZKM).

Sue Thomas is Professor of New Media in the Faculty of Humanities at De Montfort University and an Associate Fellow of DMU’s Institute of Creative Technologies. Her most recent book is the non-fiction travelogue of cyberspace Hello World: travels in virtuality (2004). Other publications include the novels Correspondence (short-listed for the Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1992) and Water (1994); an edited anthology Wild Women: Contemporary Short Stories By Women Celebrating Women (1994), and Creative Writing: A Handbook For Workshop Leaders (1995). She has published extensively in both print and online, and has initiated numerous online writing projects including The Noon Quilt, now an iconic image of the early days of the web. She founded the trAce Online Writing Centre in 1995 where she was Artistic Director until going to De Montfort in January 2005. She is Programme Leader of the online MA in Creative Writing and New Media, which she teaches with Kate Pullinger, and Leader of the Production and Research in Transliteracy group (PART). Her research interests include transliteracy, participatory media,
creative writing and the creative industries. She is currently writing The Wild Surmise, a study of nature and cyberspace.

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 28, 2007 03:41 PM