“Edit” is a roving events series pairing innovative performances with focused critical responses toward an exploration of editorial practices in contemporary writing and the arts. Extended engagements relate these diverse occasions, with each event expanded online and occasionally drawn together in print or other media.
| ||Edit: Sounding Algorithmic Composition|
Self-taught composer, performer and poet, Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of poetic structure. His current research explores of the possibilities of algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual animation and poetry.
| ||Edit: Constructing Primary Dispersion|
Artist, writer, and co-founder of Primary Information and No Input Books, presents "The Ah Oh My God," a media-saturated lecture on minor history as primary information, or rather, secondary information as primary history.
| ||Edit: Exploring Textual Conditions|
Hosted in concert with Charles Bernstein's Unsettling the Word
The author of The Textual Condition, Romantic Ideology, Radiant Textuality, and The Point Is to Change It, presents a lecture entitled "Philology in a New Key: Poe, Decentered Culture, and Critical Method." He teaches at the University of Virginia, where he is the John Stewart Bryan University Professor.
| ||Edit: Digitizing Material Aesthetics|
Hosted in concert with Charles Bernstein's Guide to the Pataque(e)rical
Presents "A Conversation about Aesthetics and Materiality: at the Kelly Wriers House, Penn, March 14, 2011." Drucker is an author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic. Her scholarly writing documents and critiques visual language: letterforms, typography, visual poetry, art, and lately, digital aesthetics. She is currently the Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor in the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.
| ||Edit: Staging Database Recomposition|
with the students of Charles Bernstein's English 262
exploring tactics for Programming Poetry, Remixing Flash Clips, Python Scripted Poetry, and Creative Translation.
| ||Edit: Performing Networked Publishing|
Handmade book, PDF, lulu.com Appendix, Powerpoint, Kanban Board/Post-Its, Blurbs, Dual Language (Chinese/English) Edition, micro lecture, Selectric II interview, wine/cheese reception, Q&A (xerox) and a film.
A live publishing venture in 5 hours, with the editing aid of Danny Snelson, Matthew Abess, Chris Alexander, Alejandro Crawford, Cecilia Corrigan, Kareem Estefan, J. Gordon Faylor, Mashinka Firunts, Kristen Gallagher, Lawrence Giffin, Diana Hamilton, Eddie Hopely, Josef Kaplan, Steve McLaughlin, Matthew Landis, Gregory Laynor, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Patrick Lovelace, Carlos Soto, Kaegan Sparks, Michelle Taransky, Jeremy JF Thompson, Sara Wintz, and Al Filreis.
| ||Edit: Processing Improvisatory Writing|
ADACHI TOMOMI with radio artist TIANNA KENNEDY discussing Contingency, Sound Poetry, and Transmission Arts.
| ||Edit: Strategizing Writing Technologies|
JEREMY JAMES FOXTROT THOMPSON with ASTRID LORANGE
considering Printmaking, Performance, and Editorial Practice