April 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM @ Babycastles Gallery
Feat. Judd Morrissey, Victoria Sobel & Casey Gollan, Nuclear Fishin' and Jónó Mí Ló
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: JUDD MORRISSEY (http://judisdaid.com/) VICTORIA SOBEL & CASEY GOLAN (http://www.veralistcenter.org/engage/people/1991/victoria-sobel-and-casey-gollan/) NUCLEAR FISHIN' SOFTWARE (http://nuclearfishin.com/) JÓNÓ MÍ LÓ (http://jonomilo.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 JUDD MORRISSEY is a writer and code artist who creates poetic systems across a range of platforms incorporating computational text, internet art, live performance, and augmented reality. He is the creator of digital literary works including The Precession: An 80 Foot Long Internet Art Performance Poem (2011), The Last Performance [dot org] (2009), The Jew's Daughter (Electronic Literature Collection, 2006), and My Name is Captain, Captain (Eastgate Systems, 2002). He is a recipient of acknowledgements including a Mellon Foundation Collaborative Fellowship for Arts Practice and Scholarship, a Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and a Fulbright Scholar’s Award in Digital Culture. He is an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Art and Technology Studies and Writing. His websites are judisdaid.com and atom-r.com. VICTORIA SOBEL & CASEY GOLLAN are 2015-2017 Vera List Center Fellows, whose project is part of the Post Democracy cycle of programs on art and politics. Their work grapples with incoherence and non-aspiration. Their current research investigates the broad entanglement of culture, education, and finance with subjects such as the cloud, artificial intelligences, and poetics. Sobel and Gollan were two of the many co-founders of Free Cooper Union (2012), which coordinated direct actions and creative interventions framing the college's tuition crisis as part of a national debate on higher education. Free Cooper Union was covered extensively by global news media, was featured in the nationally-aired documentary Ivory Tower (2014), and appears in many publications on art, education, and political organizing. Sobel and Gollan continue to engage “para-institutionally” with Cooper Union’s governance, culture, and curriculum, seeking to enact forms of organizing that exceed the limits of institutional critique. NUCLEAR FISHIN' SOFTWARE is a small and exceptionally diverse independent game studio founded by NYC game industry veteran Kevin Chen. Four Horsemen is Nuclear Fishin' Software's first title, and they will be launching a Kickstarter in late April. To learn more about Four Horsemen, please visit http://nuclearfishin.com/fourhorsemen/. JÓNÓ MÍ LÓ (Born: Jonathan Milu Lockhart ° 1982, Dayton, OH ) is an experimental musician and visual artist who works mainly in the underground internet music and visual art scenes. Words that come to mind, in no particular order, include: digital, dystopian, and surreal. Mí Ló creates work with a fascination with clarity of content and with an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual minimalism and sample based art. Over the past ten years, He's collaborated on a number of projects with artist all over the world such as VIA (Music and New Media Festival), Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Orange Milk Records, and the Wrong Digital Art Biennale. He lives in New York City.