WordHack XIX Feat. Sam Lavigne, Stephanie Rothenberg, Christian Hawkey and Cat Tyc

January 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM @ Babycastles Gallery

Language + Technology Talks & Performances

WordHack is a monthly evening of performances and talks exploring the intersection of language and technology. Code poetry, digital literature, e-lit, devArt, coders interested in the creative side, writers interested in new forms writing can take, all are welcome here. We also have an OPEN PROJECTOR (like an open mic for digital work) where anyone can come up and show their work (for 5 minutes). Signup starts at 6:45, performers start at 7:15. This month we will feature talks and performances by: SAM LAVIGNE (http://lav.io/) STEPHANIE ROTHENBERG (http://www.pan-o-matic.com/) CHRISTIAN HAWKEY (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Hawkey) CAT TYC (http://cat-tyc.tumblr.com/) Host: TODD ANDERSON (http://hotwriting.net/) Lead Organizer: CLAIRE DONATO (http://somanytumbleweeds.com/) SUGGESTED DONATION $5-10 Join the WordHack Email List: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WqcjgCk67ghz7b8UjwZVProo9gIpYFhxmAIyOeGsdFI/viewform --- PERFORMER BIOS SAM LAVIGNE is an artist and programmer based in Brooklyn whose work deals with surveillance, cops, data, and automation. He is currently a research fellow at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, and a contributing editor at The New Inquiry. He is the co-founder of Useless Press, an online publishing collective, and the co-founder of the Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon. STEPHANIE ROTHENBERG is an interdisciplinary artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. Mixing real and virtual spaces, her work explores the power dynamics between contemporary visions of utopia and real world economic, political and environmental factors. She has exhibited throughout the US and internationally in venues including Eyebeam in NYC, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, MA, the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, House of Electronic Arts in Basel, Switzerland, LABoral in Gijon, Spain, Transmediale in Berlin and ZKM Center for Art & Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art and has been widely reviewed including Artforum, Artnet, The Brooklyn Rail and Hyperallergic. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo where she teaches courses in design and emerging technologies. CHRISTIAN HAWKEY has written two full-length poetry collections, four chapbooks, and the cross-genre book Ventrakl (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). A new book, Sonne from Ort, a bi-lingual collaborative erasure made with the German poet Uljana Wolf, was recently published (kookbooks Verlag, Berlin). He translates contemporary German poetry, and with the German poet Uljana Wolf he translates the Austrian writer Ilse Aichinger. He lives in Berlin and Brooklyn, and he directs the MFA in Writing at Pratt Institute. CAT TYC is a writer/artist whose work exists on the precipice of poetic mediology. Her video work has screened locally and internationally at spaces that include the Microscope Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, CUNY Graduate Center, Brooklyn Museum, Kassel Fest and the PDX International Festival where she also acted as a curator of poetry on a bill combining poetry with experimental film presentations. In 2006, she was awarded a Flaherty Seminar Fellowship. Her videos have been anthologized in the "Journal of Short Film" series distributed by Ohio State University. Recent poetry has published in Weekday, the Sink Review and the upcoming issue of 6x6. Currently, she is a second year MFA Candidate at Pratt Institute in Writing. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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