J. R. Carpenter

United Kingdom
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J. R. Carpenter
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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 has served as performance writing and digital literature faculty for In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge, a ground-breaking new residency program at The Banff Centre since its foundation in 2011. She is currently a PhD Researcher at Falmouth University in association with University of the Arts London (UK). (http://luckysap.com/bio.html).

Critical writing by this author:

Titlesort ascending Publication Type Year
Whisper Wire: Code as a Medium for Sending and Receiving Un-Homed Messages Through Haunted Media Conference paper or presentation 2014
Voice of the poet programmer Jörg Piringer Article in an online journal 2011
Un rivage de ville: un détournement Invited lecture 2014
Two Poems and a Conversation With J.R. Carpenter Interview 2010
Translation, transmutation, transmediation and transmission in TRANSMIISSION [A DIALOGUE] Article in an online journal, Conference paper or presentation 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 2012
The Print Map as a ‘literary platform’ Article in an online journal 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 2012
Taroko Gorge Remixed: Repetition and Difference in Machine Texts Forum 2012
Performing Digital Texts in European Contexts Article in an online journal 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 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 2011
J.R. Carpenter: Object-Oriented Interview by Andrea Zeffiro Interview 2014
Getting in on the Ground Floor: A Hazy History of How and Why We Banded Together Article or chapter in a book 2007
Generating Books: Paradoxical Print Snapshots of Digital Literary Processes Conference paper or presentation 2011
From the Digital to the Bookbound Review 2014
Entre Ville: this city between us redux Article in an online journal 2011
Entre Ville: This City Between Us Article in an online journal 2009
Elvia Wilk in Conversation with J. R. Carpenter Interview 2014
Conversations with Poets about Technology (CAPTA) Video Interview with J. R. Carpenter Interview 2012
CONT3XT.NET is Everything Article in an online journal 2011
Collecting digital literature in Europe Article in an online journal 2011
CityFish Article or chapter in a book 2011
Call and response: Towards a digital dramaturgy Article in a print journal 2014
A Little Talk About Reproduction Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 1998

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