Preparations for live-writing:

I’m preparing a lecture for next week at the Rietveld Academie. Aside from presenting some of my more recent online works, I want to try an exercise in live-writing and hypertextual thinking with the students. What is live writing? I suppose it’s narrating on the fly. And what is hypertext? Although there are certainly a…

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Writing in the margins

Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, p.11 (originally written in 1974) Published in Penguin Classics 2008. I inhabit my sheet of paper. What would this mean in a screen based world of monitors and browsers? How could one inhabit a browser window, and moreover write in its margins? Perec knew the spatial dramaturgy…

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I am writing you to remember:

Screenshot of I am writing you to remember: an interrogation through flickr of personal images, memories and minor details. The actual project can be found here. Earlier I wrote about experimenting with transcribing photographs. After that post, I scanned in ten photographs which my great aunt had given me. Many of the snapshots were taken…

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Writing On A String* // notes for an exhibition //

Agnes Richter’s jacket: hypertext before hypertext Agnes Richter, a mental patient in Austrian asylum, embroidered her jacket with text. Through the script she transcribed herself into time, space and place. Her writing orients and disorients. Made in 1895, it is a standard issue uniform given to mental patients at the time. Richter has embroidered so…

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