[NetBehaviour] Upcoming IOCT Salons: Andy Campbell/Dreaming Methods (31/1/2008) and Dr Toni Sant (28/2/2008).
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Upcoming IOCT Salons: Andy Campbell/Dreaming Methods (31/1/2008) and Dr
Toni Sant (28/2/2008).
at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University,
Leicester, UK (see http://www.ioctsalon.com/directions.htm for map and
These events are free of charge and open to the public.
Andy Campbell: Dreaming Methods - Digital Fiction
Thursday 31st January 2008, 6.00pm - 7.15pm (doors open at 5.30pm for
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DREAMING METHODS - DIGITAL FICTION
Since the 1990's Andy Campbell has experimented with the possibilities
of writing fiction for the computer screen and, although most people
still consider fiction something they'd read from a book, an explosion
of blogs, online journals, text-based "web art" projects and the
introduction of electronic portable reading devices has generated a new
wave of mashed up narrative experiments and intrigued (often confused)
Andy Campbell's website Dreaming Methods combines fictional narratives
with other media such as film, photography, animation and music. The
results are highly challenging but compelling reading experiences that
explore dream inspired states, the subconscious and the deterioration of
memory. Projects are often visually haunting and atmospherically
immersive where the text itself floats, mutates and gets entangled with
motion graphics creating powerful 'scenes' throughout the 'story'.
Experience recent Dreaming Methods projects on a big screen, including a
preview of a new project "Clearance", an apocalyptic digital fiction
created by Andy Campbell and film-maker Judi Alston, The talk will
include discussion around the possibilities of new forms of electronic
narratives - from full-blown cinematic multimedia to exciting new e-book
Andy Campbell is a writer and web artist. His online journal Dreaming
Methods experiments with the possibilities of merging narratives with
other media and has been described by the Times Educational Supplement
as "one of the most impressive purveyors of the new art of internet
As a performance writer Andy has presented his work at venues such as
the Ikley Literature Festival, The Wardrobe (Leeds) and The Poetry
Project (New York). He has been working in the digital/literature world
since 1993 and has developed multimedia interfaces and web applications
for a wide range of clients in different sectors of the arts, including
in literature: The Man Booker Prize, Edinburgh International Book
Festival, the National Association for Literature Development, The
Poetry Book Society and Opening the Book Ltd.
Andy regularly designs book covers and print publicity material for new
fiction titles and has collaborated on a variety of digital fiction
projects with other artists including film-maker Judi Alston, novelist
Martyn Bedford and poet Maya Chowdhry.
Andy is Co-Director of One to One Productions Ltd, an innovative arts
organisation undertaking multimedia commissions, who specialise in
producing and facilitating creative media projects with organisations,
groups and individuals both in the UK and overseas.
Toni Sant - 'A Second Life for Online Performance History'
Thursday 28th February 2008, 6.00pm - 7.15pm (doors open at 5.30pm for
This event takes place as part of cultural eXchanges (
http://www.dmu.ac.uk/culturalexchanges/ ), an annual event hosted by the
Faculty of Humanities at De Montfort University. The week long programme
includes lectures, performances, debates, presentations and readings
from a diverse body of artists, academics, practioners and those working
in the cultural industries. Previous guests have included Janet
Street-Porter, Alastair Campbell, Andrew Davies, Corin Redgrave, Matthew
Sweeney, Jenny Colgan, Sue Mcgregor, Roy Hattersley, Tony Hawks,
Germaine Greer, Jackie Kay and Colin Dexter.
A SECOND LIFE FOR ONLINE PERFORMANCE HISTORY
Toni Sant is exploring the 3-D online virtual environment called Second
Life as a venue for performance by looking at examples of theatre groups
performing online within Second Life. In addition to activities
presented as theatre he is also observing broader performance activities
within this online space. Additionally, this project involves an attempt
to use Second Life as a pedagogical tool for generating an archive of
work related to a history of performance on the Internet by relating it
to previous work on other online virtual environments, such as IRC,
MUDs, MOOs, and 2-D graphic chat networks like The Palace. Presently,
the work revolves around a planned Second Life production of
Shakespeare's Hamlet in one of three simulations of The Globe in this
popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
DR TONI SANT
Toni Sant is Lecturer in Performance and Creative Technologies at the
University of Hull's School of Arts and New Media on the Scarborough
Campus. Since 1998 he has served as executive editor for the Applied and
Interactive Theatre Guide. His writing has appeared in TDR: The Drama
Review, Leonardo, the Encyclopedia of Politics, the Dictionary of
Literary Biography, and other scholarly publications, as well as in the
popular press in New York and Malta. He is currently writing a book
called A History of the Future: Franklin Furnace & the Spirit of the
Avant-Garde. His blog and weekly podcast are available at
http://www.tonisant.com and he can be found on Second Life as Not Merlin.
Dr Toni Sant - http://www.tonisant.com
Second Life - http://www.secondlife.com
cultural eXchanges - http://www.dmu.ac.uk/culturalexchanges/
The IOCT Salon ( http://www.ioctsalon.com ) is managed by Chris Joseph (
http://www.chrisjoseph.org ), Digital Writer in Residence at the
Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University. This
residency is funded by Arts Council England: East Midlands.
For further information about the IOCT Salon please email Chris: info
/at/ ioctsalon.com . To be notified of future events please join the
mailing list on the Salon website.
The IOCT Salon is held at and staged by De Montfort University and the
Insitute of Creative Technologies, and is supported by Arts Council
England and the Literature Development Network.
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