[NetBehaviour] My book WRITING UNDER available! Information below -

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed Nov 14 12:29:59 CET 2012



thank you! it took a while but it's here; I'm really pleased - it's 
difficult for me to get this kind of work published -


On Wed, 14 Nov 2012, marc wrote:

> Hi Alan,
>
> Great news about your new book,
>
> even though I am skint I ordered a copy about 10 minutes ago - looking
> forward to reading it ;-)
>
> wishing you well.
>
> marc
>
>
> Alan Sondheim pens WRITING UNDER: SELECTIONS FROM THE "INTERNET TEXT"
>
> (Please consider buying this - support the press and my work; it has
> a great introduction by Sandy Baldwin!)
>
> http://www.alansondheim.org/Sondheim.jpg
>
> CONTACT: Abby Freeland, Marketing Manager at West Virginia University
> Press, 304 293 8400 x 6, abby.freeland at mail.wvu.edu
>
> Alan Sondheim pens Writing Under: Selection from "The Internet Text"
>
> MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The Center for Literary Computing and West Virginia
> University Press are pleased to announce the publication of _Writing
> Under: Selections From the Internet Text_ by Alan Sondheim. This
> extraordinary collection of work explores and examines what happens to
> writing as it takes place on and through the networked computer.
>
> Sondheim began experimenting with artistic and philosophical writing using
> computers in the early 1970s. Since 1994, he has explored the
> possibilities of writing on the Internet, whether using blogs, web pages,
> e-mails, virtual worlds, or other tools. The sum total of Sondheim.s
> writing online is entitled "The Internet Text."
>
> _Writing Under_ selects from this work to provide insight into how writing
> takes place today and into the unique practices of a writer. The
> selections range from philosophical musings, to technical explorations of
> writing practice, to poetic meditations on the writer online. This work
> expands our understanding of writing today and charts a path for writing.s
> future.
>
> John Cayley of Brown University proclaims Alan Sondheim to be "the poet,
> the artist, the maker who has most profoundly immersed himself and his
> work in the life-changing code formsof networked computation that have
> the world and its 'genesis redux' in their grip." Christopher T.
> Funkhouser of New Jersey Institute of Technology affirms that "anyone
> interested in knowing more about (or from) a writer who has practiced and
> thrived on the Internet since its very beginnings needs to read this
> book." (See below for more.)
>
> Alan Sondheim is a Brooklyn-based new media artist, musician, writer, and
> performer. He is concerned with issues of virtuality, and the stake that
> the real world has in the virtual.
>
> _Writing Under_ is published by the Center for Literary Computing, West
> Virginia University. To order this title or to learn more about this book
> visit http://wvupressonline.com/sondheim_writing_under_9781935978732#4
> or phone (800) 621-2736.
>
> Writing Under: Selections From the Internet Text by Alan Sondheim
> December 2012/216pp
> ePub 978-1-935978-74-9/$19.99
> PB 978-1-935978-73-2/$19.99
>
> "Alan Sondheim is one of the precious few who joyfully-and in abject
> misery-risks these terrors of writing for us, for our pleasure and our
> undoing. What happens? Language disposes of us. As if that were not all
> that is required of any writer, Alan Sondheim is also the poet, the
> artist, the maker who has most profoundly immersed himself and his work in
> the life-changing code-forms of networked computation that have the world
> and its 'genesis redux' in their grip."
>
> - John Cayley, Literary Arts, Brown University
>
> "Sondheim crafts an often meandering + always introspective recording of
> his prodigious on-line output. Birthed [and often remixed] in digital
> formats and drenched in anxiousness + desire, his staggeringly open text
> gives rise to possibilities of endless interpretation and comprehension,
> leaving multiple re-reads a definite must."
>
> - Mez Breeze, Australian-based writer and practitioner of net.art
>
> "Encountering Alan Sondheim's work we become aware how versatile a writer
> he is. The vast fore-lands of his Internet Text contains an estimated
> 25,000 pages of wryting involving - as Sandy Baldwin observes in his
> introduction "a phenomenology thick with human perception and intentions
> that are bodily, personal, political, and communal." In wryting, Sondheim
> produces all sorts of texts - poetry, prose, and the unnameable
> compositions existing amidst conditions of material transformations that
> merge (with) the physical and technological. Writing Under offers up
> generous statements of process, from a self- and other- aware master who
> is codework's godcyborg, a limner of psychedelic landscapes in Second
> Life, and an inveterate graphophile. This volume radiates foresight,
> stabilizing, if only for a moment, the fragility of "tenuously tethered
> bits and bytes" that exist in a vast field. For Sondheim, the creative is
> critical and vice versa; there's much telling in _Writing Under,_
> projecting insight into the machinery of his oeuvre. Anyone interested in
> knowing more about (or from) a writer who has practiced and thrived on the
> Internet since its very beginnings needs to read this book."
>
> - Christopher T. Funkhouser, Program Director, Communication and Media,
> New Jersey Institute of Technology
>
>
>
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