[NetBehaviour] live chat with Jennifer Willet: Jan 17, 2007 (Leonard Electronic Almanac Discussion)]

Ryan Griffis ryan.griffis at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 20:51:57 CET 2007

<apologies for cross-posting / please pass on>

_Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion (LEAD): Vol 14 No 8_
Wild Nature and the Digital Life Special Issue, guest edited by Dene  
Grigar and Sue Thomas

:: Live chat with artist Jennifer Willet, of Concordia University  
(Montreal) and the collaborative project (with Shawn Bailey) BIOTEKNICA.

:: Chat date: Wednesday, January 17.
:: 2 pm West Coast US / 5 pm East Coast USA / 10pm UK

:: LEAD is an open forum around the Wild Nature and the Digital Life  
special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac http://leoalmanac.org/ 

Chat instructions are below. The LEA website includes instructions  
and a complete list of upcoming chats:

:: Author Biography
Jennifer Willet is an artist, a faculty member in Studio Arts and a  
Ph.D student in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Concordia  
University (Montreal, Canada). Her work explores notions of self and  
subjectivity in relation to biomedical, bioinformatics, and digital  
technologies with an emphasis on social and political criticism. She  
has exhibited and presented her research extensively across Canada  
and internationally.

Since 2002, Willet and Shawn Bailey have collaborated on an  
innovative computational, biological, artistic, project called  
BIOTEKNICA. BIOTEKNICA has been exhibited in various forms at the  
Break 2.3 Festival, Slovenia (2005), Biennial Electronic Arts Perth,  
Australia (2004), The European Media Arts Festival, Germany (2003),  
La Société des arts et technologiques (SAT) Montreal, Canada (2005),  
and The Forest City Gallery London, Canada (2004), amongst others. In  
addition, BIOTEKNICA has been presented in interviews and conferences  
at multiple venues across Canada and in France, Australia, Scotland,  
Germany, and Spain. BIOTEKNICA research has been conducted during  
residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Canada (2002)  
and SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia  
(2004, 2006).


:: How to participate in the live chat?
Live chats will use the Writing and the Digital Life Discussion Room:
* To acess the WDL discussion room, it is necessary to subscribe to  
the list, by chosing "Join WRITING-AND-THE-DIGITAL-LIFE" from:
Use your subscriber email and JISCMAIL password to log into the  
discussion room (using the first link above).
If the online interface does not start, it is necessary to download  
and install the most recent Java version (http://www.java.com)

Ryan Griffis

LEA Journal: http://leoalmanac.org/index.asp
LEA Gallery: http://leoalmanac.org/gallery/index.asp
Wild Nature and Digital Life Forum Info: http://leoalmanac.org/ 

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