[NetBehaviour] IOCT Salon: Creative Writing and New Media MA showcase.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Jun 9 12:06:43 CEST 2008

IOCT Salon: Creative Writing and New Media MA showcase

Wednesday 18th June 2008, 5.30pm - 7.15pm (doors open at 5.00pm for drinks)


at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, 
Leicester, UK (see http://www.ioctsalon.com/directions.htm for map and 

This event is free of charge and open to the public, however places are 
limited - email cjoseph [at] dmu.ac.uk to reserve a seat.

The Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort 
University is designed for writers interested in experimenting with new 
formats and exploring the potential of new technologies in their 
writing.  This first annual CWNM Salon is a unique opportunity to enjoy 
the best work from the first two years of the course with installations 
and talks from the following authors:

Claudia Cragg


"If you build it, they will come". To what extent does this apply to 
Facebook and MySpace sites and, if no one comes, just exactly what can 
you do about it? Claudia will discuss this and other questions in 
relation to her Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma) Lab research Participatory 
Media project ( http://108presentsforsuu.googlepages.com/home ).

Toni Le Busque


Miffy Johnston's Toenails and Other Stories - a combination of fiction 
and non fiction 100 word stories using Sophie ( 
http://www.sophieproject.org ), an open-source platform for writing and 
reading rich media documents in a networked environment, created by The 
Institute for the Future of the Book.

Chris Meade


Presenting his work drumming - becoming - forgetting ( 
www.drummingandme.blogspot.com ), a 'blunder... a cross between a 
weblog, a ponder, a wander through time and a terrible mistake." This 
one is about the role of percussion in his life.

Kirsty McGill

Discussing her ongoing project to develop a next-generation rich-media 
tour for the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.

Alison Norrington


Showcasing 'Staying Single', Alison's first cross-media work of 
fictional blogging which gave readers a variety of ways to engage, 
participate with and receive the story, including fragmented chapters 
emailed to subscribers, SMS alerts through Twitter, mini documentaries 
of real-life stories, meet-ups in Second Life and Machinima films. She 
will also offer a sneak-preview of her plans for her second cross-media 
fiction 'I Love NY'.

Mags Treanor

A spoken word performance by the Featured Reader at the 2006 Over The 
Edge Open Reading and 2007 Cúirt Festival/Over The Edge Showcase writer.

Christine Wilks


Fitting the Pattern: or being a dressmaker's daughter - a memoir in 
pieces (embroidered)

Cutting through the memories, stitching up the fabrications, pinning 
down the facts, unpicking the past... An interactive memoir, created in 
Flash, exploring aspects of my relationship with my dressmaking mother.

Applications for entry in Autumn 2008 are currently being considered.  

Course Website: http://www.creativewritingandnewmedia.com


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.

IOCT http://www.ioct.dmu.ac.uk
IOCT Salon http://www.ioctsalon.com/

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