J. R. Carpenter

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Residency: 
United Kingdom
Nationality: 
Canada
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J. R. Carpenter
Born: 
1972
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J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer, performer, and researcher based in South Devon, England. She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1972, and lived in Montreal, Canada, from 1990 - 2009. She has been using the Internet as a medium for the creation and dissemination of experimental texts since 1993. Her digital literature has been presented at museums, galleries, conferences and festivals around the world including: the Musée de Beaux-arts de Montréal, OBORO, Dare-Dare, and the Biennale de Montréal (Montreal), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and Images Festival (Toronto), Interactive Screen, WordFest, and In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge (Banff), Helen Pitt Gallery (Vancouver), Dalhousie Art Gallery and NSCAD (Halifax), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF), Arnolfini (Bristol), Inspace (Edinburgh), Machfeld Studio (Vienna), Jyväskylä Art Museum (Finland), The Web Biennial 2007 (Istanbul), soundsRite (Australia), Cast Gallery (Tasmania), PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (Naples), Interrupt Festival 2008 (Brown), Media in Transition 2007 & 2009 (MIT), E-Poetry 2009 (Barcelona), E-Poetry 2011 (Buffalo), the Electronic Literature Organization Conference (ELO) 2008 (Vancouver, Washington), ELO 2010 (Providence, RI), ELO 2012 (Morgantown, WV), where she was honoured with a retrospective of her work, and ELO 2013 (Paris, France). Her digital work is included in The Rhizome ArtBase at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), the Electronic Literature Collection Volumes One and Volume Two, and the ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature. Her print essays, art reviews, poetry and short fiction have been broadcast on CBC Radio, translated into French, Italian, and Spanish, and published in numerous journals and anthologies across Canada, the US, the UK, Spain and Italy. She was named a Montreal Mirror Noisemaker in 2009 and is the winner of the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award (2008), the CBC Quebec Short Story Competition (2003 & 2005), and the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows, published by Conundrum Press in 2008. Her second book, GENERATION[S], a collection of codeworks, was published by TRAUMAWIEN, Vienna, 2010. She is the recipient of research and creation grants in literature and new media from the Conseil des Arts de Montreal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec and Canada Council for the Arts. She served on the Board of Directors of OBORO, an artist-run gallery and new media lab in Montreal, from 2006-2011. She is a fellow of Yaddo, Ucross, Caldera, Struts, The Banff Centre, and The Vermont Studio Center. She was E-Writer-in-Residence in the Performance Writing area at Dartington College of Art (UK) in 2009. She served as performance writing and digital literature faculty for In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge at The Banff Centre 2011-2014. She was awarded a PhD in Performance Writing & Digital Literature by University of the Arts London (UK) 2014. (http://luckysap.com/bio.html).

Works by this author

Work titlesort ascending Publication Type Year
Whisper Wire Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site) 2010
Wanderkammer: A Walk Through Texts Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2011
Walks from City Bus Routes Published on the Web (online journal) 2015
Tributaries & Text-Fed Streams: A Feed-Reading of the Capilano Review Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2008
TRANS.MISSION [UN.DIALOGUE] Published on the Web (online journal) 2013
TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE] Exhibited at gallery or event, Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 2011
this sea is nothing in sight but isles Published on the Web (online journal) 2014
There he was, gone. Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2012
The River Dart Published on the Web (social network) 2009
The Cape Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2005
The Broadside of a Yarn Presented at conference or festival 2012
STRUTS Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2011
Notions of the Archival in Memory and Deportment Exhibited at gallery or event, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site) 1997
Notes on the Voyage of Owl and Girl Exhibited at gallery or event, Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 2012
Mythologies of Landforms and Little Girls Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site) 1996
les huit quartiers du sommeil Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2007
in absentia Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal), Other venue 2008
I've Died and Gone to Devon Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site) 2010
How I Loved the Broken Things of Rome Exhibited at gallery or event, Installation, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2005
Gorge Performance, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Other venue 2010
GENERATION[S] Print publication 2010
Fishes and Flying Things Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 1995
Excerpts from the Chronicles of Pookie & JR Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2009
Etheric Ocean Performance, Published on the Web (online gallery) 2014
Entre Ville Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal), Other venue 2006
CityFish Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2010
Along the Briny Beach Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2011
...and by islands I mean paragraphs Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 2013
(a grammar of signs has replaced a botany of symptoms) Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 1998
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Critical writing by this author

Titlesort ascending Publication Type Publisher Year
Writing Coastlines: Locating Narrative Resonance in Transatlantic Communications Networks Book (Ph.D. dissertation) 2014
Whisper Wire: Code as a Medium for Sending and Receiving Un-Homed Messages Through Haunted Media Conference paper or presentation 2014
Walks from City Bus Routes: A Circuitous Route Article in an online journal The Writing Platform 2015
Voice of the poet programmer Jörg Piringer Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Two Poems and a Conversation With J.R. Carpenter Interview Lemon Hound 2010
Translation, transmutation, transmediation and transmission in TRANSMIISSION [A DIALOGUE] Article in an online journal, Conference paper or presentation Laboratorie NT2 2014
TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE]: Locating Narrative Resonance in Transatlantic Communications Networks Conference paper or presentation 2012
Traces of the trAce Online Writing Centre 1995-2005 Article in an online journal Jacket2 2012
The Print Map as a ‘literary platform’ Article in an online journal The Literary Platform 2013
The Cape: The Backstory Article on the author's website 2008
The Broadside of a Yarn: A Situationist Strategy for Spinning Sea Stories Ashore Article in a print journal, Conference paper or presentation Performance Research 2012
Taroko Gorge Remixed: Repetition and Difference in Machine Texts Forum 2012
Performing Digital Texts in European Contexts Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Performing Assemblages of Collective Enunciation in 'The Broadside of a Yarn' Conference paper or presentation 2013
Performance of Code: Jörg Piringer in Conversation with J. R. Carpenter Conference paper or presentation 2012
Paradoxical Print Publishers TRAUMAWIEN Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Notes on the Voyage: From Mainframe Experimentalism to Electronic Literature Invited lecture 2013
Mapping a Web of Words Invited lecture 2008
Kac, Cayley, and Kargl on Translation Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
J.R. Carpenter: Object-Oriented Interview by Andrea Zeffiro Interview Media Archaeology Lab 2014
Getting in on the Ground Floor: A Hazy History of How and Why We Banded Together Article or chapter in a book Studio XX 2007
Generating Books: Paradoxical Print Snapshots of Digital Literary Processes Conference paper or presentation 2011
From the Digital to the Bookbound Review The Literary Platform 2014
Entre Ville: this city between us redux Article in an online journal Media: Culture : Pedagogy 2011
Entre Ville: This City Between Us Article in an online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 2009
Elvia Wilk in Conversation with J. R. Carpenter Interview Lemon Hound 2014
Conversations with Poets about Technology (CAPTA) Video Interview with J. R. Carpenter Interview 2012
CONT3XT.NET is Everything Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Collecting digital literature in Europe Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
CityFish Article or chapter in a book 2011
Call and response: Towards a digital dramaturgy Article in a print journal Journal of Writing in Creative Practice 2014
Becoming Digital Article or chapter in a book The Banff Centre 2015
A Topographical Approach to Re-Reading Print Books About Islands in Digital Literary Spaces Conference paper or presentation 2014
A Topographical Approach to Re-Reading Books about Islands in Digital Literary Spaces Conference paper or presentation 2015
A Little Talk About Reproduction Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 1998
A Handmade Web Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2015
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