“…think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource.” [#geekgirl][Via Explore]“You showed that it is not necessary to be unhappy, even while one is clear-eyed and undeluded about how terrible everything is. Somewhere you said that a writer — delicately you added: all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. (You were speaking of your blindness.)”- Susan Sontag‘s unspeakably beautiful letter to Borges
Congratulations to @netwurker on receiving a $15,000 Digital Writing Grant by Australia Council’s Dig. & New Media Lit Board!
— Electronic Lit. Org (@eliterature) September 30, 2013
“My big worry is not to be ignored, but to be accepted…” [#geekgirl]
“Stalin poster to troll liberals, clothes in the drawers of the kitchen, only Zizek.”
Sexist “WTF-ness” Brought to You By Wikipedia [#geekgirl]
”Many female novelists, like Harper Lee, Anne Rice, Amy Tan, Donna Tartt and some 300 others, had been relegated to the ranks of “American Women Novelists” only, and no longer appeared in the category “American Novelists.”
Male novelists on Wikipedia, however — no matter how obscure — all got to be in the category “American Novelists.” In an Op-Ed article I wrote, published on The New York Times’s Web site on Wednesday, I suggested it was too bad that there wasn’t a subcategory for “American Men Novelists.” And what do you know; shortly after, a new subcategory called exactly that appeared.
But there was more. Much more. As soon as the Op-Ed article appeared, unhappy Wikipedia editors pounced on my Wikipedia page and started making alterations to it, erasing as much as they possibly could without (I assume) technically breaking the rules. They removed the links to outside sources, like interviews of me and reviews of my novels. Not surprisingly, they also removed the link to the Op-Ed article. At the same time, they put up a banner at the top of my page saying the page needed “additional citations for verifications.” Too bad they’d just taken out the useful sources.
In 24 hours, there were 22 changes to my page. Before that, there had been 22 changes in four years. Thursday night, a kind soul went in there and put back the deleted sources. The Wiki editors instantly took them out again.
I knew my page might take a beating. But at least I’m back in the “American Novelists” category, along with many other women.
For the moment anyway.”
Patti Smith Advises the #Young [#geekgirl]
“Build a good name”, rock poet Patti Smith advises the young. “Life is like a roller coaster, it is going to have beautiful moments but it is going to be real fucked up, too”, she says.
The American singer, poet and photographer Patti Smith (b. 1946) is a living punk rock legend. In this video she gives advice to the young:
“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work. Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency. Life is like a roller coaster ride, it is never going to be perfect. It is going to have perfect moments and rough spots, but it’s all worth it”, Patti Smith says.
Interview by Christian Lund, the Louisiana Literature festival August 24, 2012, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Produced by Honey Biba Beckerlee and Kamilla Bruus.
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Meet more artists at channel.louisiana.dk
Louisiana Channel is a non-profit video channel for the Internet launched by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in November 2012. Each week Louisiana Channel will publish videos about and with artists in visual art, literature, architecture, design etc.
Read more: channel.louisiana.dk/about
Supported by Nordea-fonden.
#Words to Use More Often [#geekgirl]
Prepare Yourselves… #GuestEditorInDaHouse #GeekGirl #YesIAmTotallyUnshiny
So here we are, again: you, me and a flippant-memegenerator.net-produced image that references a slightly outdated [but still highly heh-worthy] meme. And for those of you asking “Um, what? Who the feck are you and how come you’re net-jacking our beloved geekgirl stream?!” then settle down, take a chill-pill [you should be thankful that I didn't actually type "chillax" instead] + let the lovely staccato tones of my soothing net presence guide you down a slightly stained and always left-of-centre comprehension path.
Back in 2009 our illustrious Editor-in-Chief [Mz @rosiex herself] allowed me to splather your feeds with all things quirky, glitchy and weirdo-beardo-y *ahem*. And now she’s decided to let me at it [ie you] again, only this time I’m coming out from behind my Wizard-of-Oz-ish admin invisibility cloak and have decided to inject several of my net-personas into the mix.
Most of the time I’ll stay outta the way of the wondrous posted content that will shine brighter than any JJ Abrams lens-flare, but sometimes you’ll find “Mez Breeze” raising her artistically-inclined head [watch for the e-lit stuff and more serious social commentary blurbs]. Other times you’ll be graced with Netwurker’s “And not a single f*ck was given that day” presence [with lots of square-brackets, "+"s, warped punctuation and other creatively twisted greeble].
So let’s get down to tin-tacks and do this sheete, shall we?
Mark Amerika public lecture: Nov 15 #Melbourne #remixthecontext #transmedia #geekgirl
Mark Amerika public lecture and conversation with Dan Angeloro (Sodajerk)
The Centre for Creative Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, La Trobe University invite you to a public lecture: Mark Amerika: “Remixthecontext: the transmedia artist in network culture”
The lecture will be followed by a Conversation between Mark Amerika and Dan Angeloro (Soda_Jerk)
When: 15 November 2011, 6.30pm
Where: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library Victoria, Melbourne
Remix is a widespread practice of recombining existing material to make something new —including covers, sampling, mash-ups, smash-ups, cut-ups. Mark Amerika looks at how new media artists, many of whom identify with the historical avant-garde, are expanding the forms of remix art to foreground an anti-disciplinary [anti-authoritarian + interdisciplinary] approach to both contemporary practice and theory. Amerika will discuss his experimental art, theory, and pedagogy, including his recent projects Immobilité and remixthebook.
Mark Amerika is a cult novelist, media theorist, web publisher, VJ artist, and remix artist. He has been named a “Time Magazine 100 Innovator” as part of their continuing series of features on the most influential artists, scientists, entertainers and philosophers into the 21st century. Amerika is widely exhibited internationally, with solo exhibitions at major art galleries and biennales. He is Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Principal Research Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne. http://markamerika.com www.remixthebook.com
Dan Angeloro is one half of Soda_Jerk, a collaboration working together since 2002. In their video installations and performance lectures, Soda_Jerk work with audiovisual samples to create speculative narratives that interrogate historical events and cultural trajectories. Soda_Jerk are the recipients of the 2011 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship and a 2011 British Council Realise Your Dream Award. http://www.sodajerk.com.au
For futher information, please contact
Norie Neumark, Director, Centre for Creative Arts
or Natalie Pirotta, Coordinator, Centre for Creative Arts
Professor Stuart Moulthrop Public Lecture – FREE – Make a Better Door: Or, How Does Digital Humanism Humanize? #games #robots #geekgirl
Make a Better Door: Or, How Does Digital Humanism Humanize?
An interesting image for 2011. …
A player/character in the most recent Portal game is literally locked out of her workplace and replaced by a pair of robots. From this resonant image of the human-computer interface a discussion will emerge to do with broader understandings of the digital humanities, media scholarship, and electronic literature. The focus for this approach will be the question famously posed by Richard Lanham’s: “how do the humanities humanize?”
Professor Darren Tofts (Swinburne University of Technology) will moderate a conversation with Professor Moulthrop following his presentation.
Date: Monday 10th October, 2011
Time: 6.30-8.30 pm.
Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette
State Library of Victoria 179 La Trobe Street Melbourne (Conference Centre, Entry 3)
Stuart Moulthrop is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is an electronic literature pioneer, both as a theoretician and as a writer, and has published many of articles on the topic of games, network literature and digital media theory. From 1995-99 he was co-editor of the online journal Postmodern Culture and he is a founding board member of the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO). His hypertext Victory Garden (1992) was featured on the front page of the New York Times Book Review in a (now famous) review by American literary critic Robert Coover. Moulthrop is also the author of the hypertext fiction works Reagan Library (1999), and Hegirascope (1995), amongst many others. His recent work engages with digital games and its interface with media theory, electronic writing and scandal. His current work in progress is “Sc4nda1 in New Media,” an Arcade Essay that converges philosophical meditation with an actual video game. It can be accessed at http://pantherfile.uwm.edu/moulthro/index.htm.
Professor Moulthrop is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Faculty of Life & Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology. This visit has also been supported by the School of Media and Communication, RMIT and Sydney University.
Calling all Self publishers of the world! #zines #videos #geekgirl
Hi Self Publishers of the world, as you may or not know the library has an exhibition at Salford Art Gallery running from 15th October 2011 to 29th January 2012.
I am looking to show a film at the exhibition made up of short videos that contributers to the library have made of themselves. The video will explain why you personally self publish and about the zines you produce. To submit please email me your short talking head videos no longer than five minutes. I will compile and edit these together and add captions for the finished film. All are welcome to contribute to this project and I would like an eclectic range of zine makers to participate covering all the genres etc. So wherever you are making your zines it would be great to hear from you.
Kind regards, Craig