In this Episode we talk with Dene Grigar, who is Professor and Director
of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State
University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation,
preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature, specifically
building multimedial environments and experiences for live performance,
installations, and curated spaces; desktop computers; and mobile media
In this episode, artist, writer and spiritual guide John F. Simon Jr.
speaks with Mark Amerika about his divination drawing practice and
the release of his new book, Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at
the Crossroads of Art and Meditation (Parallax Press). Both Simon and Amerika are frequent visitors to the island of Oahu where they convene the annual Kailua Summit.
This episode features the voice of Allison Parrish
conversing on her personal history as a writer and programmer, Gertrude Stein's
hypothetical relationship to computational aesthetics and methodologies, and what it's like developing literary bots as a mode of post-human expression.
A psychedelic conversation between novelist, hypertext pioneer,
and musician Robert Arellano and Mark Amerka as they discuss
their creative hypertext output in the early-mid 90s. Arellano
talks at length about the need to work against the technological
universe of readymade information and his decision to not have a
mobile phone as way to challenge his own relationship with the
digital network culture.
DEMO AND DIE
In this episode, artist, publisher and theorist Piotr Marecki passes through Boulder and engages in a dialogue with Mark Amerika that includes a rare performance featuring a simultaneous reading of Amerika's 1996
Hypertextual Consciousness 1.0 followed by a discussion on the anarchist
tendencies in the Eastern European Demo Culture.
In this episode, a melange of voices how collage, appropriation, and anti-disciplinary practices are aligned with utopian impulses. How does the war machine inform Post-Internet
artistic and commercial outputs after-the-fact? How has a crowd-sourced mentality and transgressive share-ability reshaped creative production? As the DJ said: "You're only as good as your archive."
FIRE HOSE OF INFORMATION
In this episode artist and composer Michael Theodore
speaks about his early musical influences while growing
up in the multi-cultural epicenter of New York City.
During his discussion with Mark Amerika, Theodore riffs
on his love of jazz and the interrelationship between
improvisation and computational processes, deep
programming, and painting.
This episode highlights artist Joel Swanson's interests
in conceptual language art, experiential fonts, verbal
patterns, and operating at the border of legibility and illegibility.
How does poetry move off the page and into an installation space, a trendy art hotel, or a hipster bar? With Mark Amerika, Swanson addresses many of the contemporary issues focused on textual materialities.
In this episode, artist and DJ Paul Miller reminisces on his deep influences with science fiction narrative,
data collection and an increasing complex technocratic society, and how he sees remix as a subversive form of retelling history from
alternative vantage points.
Featuring Michelle Ellsworth and Mark Amerika in conversation,
this episode almost becomes an actual podcast, or at least moves
in that direction, with the two artists talking about the
relationship of physiology to memory, philosophy as material, and what it
means to produce signals that shift various dance and gestural
forms into choreographed forms of neural connectivity.
Disrupting institutionalized modes of research while innovating new methodological approaches to knowing-through-making, that's what a PhD program should be invested in. The IAWP PhD proram is a practice-based research unit that prioritizes avant-pop artistic invention, the theory and practice of doing, and a deep dive into media archaeology. Why this is unlike anything you have ever experienced in higher arts education.
ELECTRONIC LITERATURE ORGANIZATION MEGAMIX
This was a fun one to make: the podcast features a remix of episodes 1-8, commissioned for the ELO 2016 exhibition held in Victoria, Canada. We're allowed to appropriate ourselves, aren't way? And what about everyone else who gives voice to the lab at any given moment in time?