November 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM @ Babycastles Gallery
Feat. Jonathan Basile, Jim Brown & Michael Russo, Flourish Klink and Jason Huff
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: JONATHAN BASILE (https://libraryofbabel.info/) JIM BROWN & (http://www.jamesjbrownjr.net/) MICHAEL RUSSO (http://www.russo.xyz/) FLOURISH KLINK (http://www.flourishklink.com/) JASON HUFF (http://jason-huff.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 JONATHAN BASILE (@jonotrainEB) is a fiction writer, philosopher, and computer programmer. He has created an online universal library, libraryofbabel.info, as well as a universal image archive. He has written about his work in the Paris Review Daily, Flavorwire, and Nexos. JIM BROWN is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center (DSC) at Rutgers University-Camden. His book, Ethical Programs: Hospitality and the Rhetorics of Software, was published the University of Michigan Press in September and addresses the ethical and rhetorical dimensions of networked software environments. He teaches and researches in the areas of digital rhetoric, electronic literature, and software studies. MICHAEL RUSSO is an English composition instructor and digital humanities assistant instructor at Rutgers University.He organizes and runs workshops on classroom and coding technologies such as Twine, WordPress, and Drupal. Currently he’s working to kick-start the Writing and Design Lab in the English Department at Rutgers University-Camden. He’s also an assistant editor and designer for Enculturation (an open-source, peer-reviewed journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture). For her day job, FLOURISH KLINK is a media professional who has worked on projects such as the television shows East Los High and Cult and the movie Transcendence among others. At night, this mild-mannered producer transforms into a fangirl. She co-founded FictionAlley and the HPEF series of Harry Potter conferences and has written or co-written innumerable works of fanfiction, including the seven-year netprov Alternity, the visual novel Out of the Night, the branching story Red Room, the eternally generative poem "Fred and George," and the parser-based interactive fiction Muggle Studies. She has also presented a work-in-progress gif poem "flight" at a previous WordHack. JASON HUFF is a Brooklyn based artist. His works explore our relationship to technology with language, everyday objects, and the internet. His projects are included in the Library of the Printed Web, internationally libraries, and contemporary art institutions. His work has been shown nationally and internationally in museums and galleries and he’s presented his work and performed readings in London, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, and New York. Huff holds an MFA in Digital Media from the Rhode Island School of Design and his writing and work can be found on the internet.
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