Fall 2012 Contributors:

Alan Bigelow

Alan Bigelow was the 2011 winner of the BIPVAL international Prix de Poésie Média. His work, installations, and conversations concerning digital fiction and poetry have appeared in Turbulence.org, Rhizome.org, SFMOMA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, 14th Japan Media Arts Festival (The National Art Center, Tokyo), FAD, VAD, FreeWaves.org, The Museum of New Art (MONA, Detroit), Art Tech Media 2010, FILE 2007-2012, Blackbird, Drunken Boat, IDEAS, New River Journal, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and elsewhere.

You can see Alan Bigelow's work at www.webyarns.com.

"Last Words" is a narrative of eight individuals, their brief archetypal histories, and their last words spoken at the moment of death. Using text, images, and video, the piece attempts a new approach toward story narrative by having the video and text obliquely play off each other, while the images (with their accompanying definitions and first person narrative lines) add an extra visual and metaphorical dimension. The piece is a narrative montage and is navigated either linearly or through the viewer's random engagement with the interactive menu. This piece should play on any tablet, laptop, or desktop device (desktop, iPad, Droid, laptop, etc.).

Serge Bouchardon, Vincent Volckaert, Hervé Zénouda, and Léonard Dumas

The i-Trace collective is composed of three French creators: Serge Bouchardon, researcher and author, Vincent Volckaert, engineer and author and Hervé Zénouda, researcher and musician. Their creation Loss of Grasp recently won the New Media writing Prize 2011. For Opacity, they worked with Léonard Dumas, researcher and programmer.

Loss Pequeño Glazier

Loss Pequeño Glazier is a poet, Professor of Media Study (SUNY Buffalo, New York), Director, Electronic Poetry Center, Director of E-POETRY, the first and longest-running e-literature festival, and Artistic Director, Digital Poetry & Dance at UB. Glazier's digital work focuses on natural language permutation, computer code as writing, literary translation, and meaning in changing language. Glazier authored the first title on the subject, DIGITAL POETICS (Alabama, 2002) and Anatman, Pumpkin Seed, Algorithm (Salt, 2003), the acclaimed digital works, white faced bromeliads (1999-2012), Io Sono at Swoons (2002), and Territorio Libre (2003, 2010), and numerous written and digital works, as well as projects for dance, music, installation, and performance. (epc.buffalo.edu/authors/glazier/)

Andy Hobin

Andy Hobin is an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech, where he edited fiction for the minnesota review. Find his work in Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, Midwestern Gothic, Staccato, Communicating Literature, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and A Prairie Home Companion's “First Person” series.

Matt Mullins

Matt Mullins is a writer, musician, experimental filmmaker and multimedia artist. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Mid-American Review, Pleiades, Hunger Mountain, Harpur Palate, Descant, Hobart, and a number of other print and online literary journals. His videopoems have been screened nationally and internationally. Three Ways of the Saw, his debut collection of short stories, was published by Atticus Books in 2012. Matt currently teaches creative writing at Ball State University where he is an Emerging Media Fellow at the Center for Media Design.

I Will Make an Exquisite Corpse takes the Surrealist concept of the three-sectioned exquisite corpse into interactive dimensions be enabling the user to manipulate video, audio, still images, and text in a randomize-able environment. When interacting, users select and drag media from the sidebars onto the “faces” of three hexagonal discs and the background of the interface itself. Users can click and drag to rotate the discs and therefore populate all six sides of each disc with media. Functionality buttons also enable users to reverse/invert video, still images and text as well “spin” all three discs at once in the manner of a slot machine, thereby randomizing the appearance of the visible sides. The result is an interface that enables users to experience the poem "I Will Make an Exquisite Corpse" in a three-dimensional way as they use a three-tiered eighteen-sided interface to create audio/visual/linguistic collages in nearly infinite combinations.

Highway Coda is a multi-faceted, collaborative project consisting of a prose poem, an experimental film, a musical composition, and an interactive interface. The film/composition iteration of the project has been featured in online magazines such as the Atticus Review and Electric Literature. It has also been screened at numerous conferences including the International Computer Music Conference, the Byte Gallery International Exhibition, The 2011 New Music Festival, and Electronic Music Midwest 2011.

Meaghan Russell

Meaghan Russell is an MFA candidate in poetry at Virginia Tech, a past poetry editor for the minnesota review and visual art editor for Toad.