Thu, Jan 12, 2023

2 PM – 3:30 PM PST (GMT-8)

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Language has met the challenge of computation by accelerating, leaping off the page, expressing its embodied nature, abbreviating itself, visualizing, manifesting via sonification and then joining the landscapes of the Anthropocene. Since the 1960s, artists and poets play a critical role in this transformation by exploring and exploiting the ever-expanding misalignment between literary and technological culture. This talk will explore processing language in early computing and the evolution of how artists have utilized emerging technologies as tools for expression to push the boundaries of literature.

Participants include:
Jesse C. Jackson, moderator
Hannah B Higgins, guest curator
David Familian, Artistic Director of Beall Center for Art + Technology
Mary Flanagan, artist
Bill Seaman, artist
Lucy HG Solomon of Cesar & Lois collective, artist

This is a hybrid event and will be accessible via Zoom live.

Image: Cesar & Lois, Degenerative Cultures: fire and water, 2022 (project series 2018–2022); Book with Physarum polycephalum (microorganism) growth. Courtesy of the artists.

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