Poet-Programmer, Artist, Essayist, Teacher, Technical Writer
Selected Online Works
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- Aleph Null 3.0 (2017, HTML5): Graphic synthesizer and instrument of colour music.
- Aleph Null 2.0 (2016, HTML5): Interactive instrument of colour music.
- Globebop (2016, HTML5): Google Maps, Street View and Wikipedia app
- Langrid (2014, HTML5): Interactive poem. Click "Wread" for controls.
- Teleporter (2014, HTML5): Google Maps and Street View app
- dbCinema (2005-2011, Shockwave): langu(im)age processor, graphic synthesizer
- The Club (2011, HTML5): my fave politicians, bizmen, and psychopaths incinemated
- Jig-Sound (2006, Shockwave): interactive audio
- F8MW9 (2008, Shockwave): interactive sound+visual poetry
- A Pen (2007, Shockwave): a software pen that draws visual poems
- First Screening by bpNichol (2007, HTML): recovering lost digital poetry
- War Pigs (2004, Shockwave): interactive audio game
- On Lionel Kearns (2004, Shockwave): A binary meditation on the work of a fine pioneer.
- Arteroids (2004, Shockwave): Online literary shoot-em-up poetry game.
- The idea of Order at Key West Re-ordered (2004, Shockwave): interactive audio
- Paris Connection (2003, Shockwave): Critical media on the work of six Parisians.
- Windows For Shockwave (2002, Shockwave): Behaviors for Macromedia Director
- Enigma n2 (2002, Shockwave): interactive audio
- Nio (2001, Shockwave): Interactive audio
- Oppen Do Down (2000, Shockwave): Interactive audio
- Rude Little Song (1999, Shockwave): interactive audio
- The Pen (1997, Flash): Suite of graphical/text/Flash poems.
- Essays on New Media (1995-present)
Selected Interviews and Articles/Reviews About the Work
- Modus Operandi
- Mostly I publish on my site vispo.com and other sites. I also publish essays in
books and print periodicals. Occassionally I show in galleries
and festivals; Arteroids was shown in Los Angeles at Machine
Gallery, Hong Kong at the Microwave
festival, and Leipzig at D21. ABC
Architecture appeared on the cover of Taiwan's Chung Wai
- Recent Print Publications
- Senior Canada Council grant to pursue digital storytelling, 2010.
- Artist in Residence contract from the Canada Council for Sept-Feb
(2002-2003) in Toronto at the Centre for Creative Communications.
- Canada Council jury member, Electronic Writing, August 2002.
- Senior Canada Council grant to pursue interactive audio, July
- Life-time membership at CFUV-FM, Victoria BC Canada.
- New American Radio & Performing Arts for the Turbulence site
- Recent Exhibitions
- Capilano U, Vancouver, 2013
- And Now conference, Paris, 2012. Presented Aleph Null and three scholars (Leo Flores, Giovanna Di Rosario, Mark Marino) delivered papers on Aleph Null.
- SFU, Vancouver, 2012
- MLA exhibition of electronic literature, Seattle, 2012
- Beyond Text, Canterbury, England, 2009
- dbCinema, The Centre for Digital Media, Vancouver, 2009
- Jump-Cuts, Victoria B.C, 2007
Conference, Paris, 2007
with Geof Huth, Nico Vassilakis, and Crag Hill, 2007
- Canadian Game
Studies Association conference, Toronto, 2006
- Keynote at Technological
Aesthetics, São Paulo, Brazil, 2006
- U of Rio de Janeiro, 2006
- Victoria Independent Film Festival, July 2005
- trAce (Britain),
Digital Arts Festival, Sept 2003
- The Rochester Institute
of Technology, January 2003.
for New Media Studies in Minneapolis, July 2002.
- Keynote at E-Poetry
2001 conference in Buffalo.
New Media Institute, August 2001.
- Performer in Ottawa for launch of ITAC
art section, December 2001.
- Courses in which the work is taught
or on recommended reading list
- Electronic Literature, Zach Whalen, Mary Washington U
- American Postmodern, Mark Sample, George Mason U
- Art & Technology,
Stephen Wilson, Alex Killough, SF State U
Literature, Charles Bernstein, U of Pennsylvania
- Computation as Expressive
Medium, M Mateas, A Mazalek, Georgia Tech
Humanities, Paul Schacht, State U of New York
- Digital Humanities, Amardeep Singh, Lehigh U
Literature, Shuen Shing Lee, National Chung Hsing U (Taiwan)
Literature, John Zuern, U of Hawaii
- Digital Literature, Allison Muri, U. of Saskatchewan
- Digital Literature, Jessica Pressman, Yale U
Poetics, Loss Glazier, SUNY, Buffalo
- Digital Poetry, Chris Funkhouser, NJIT
- Digital Poetry, Lori Emerson, U of Boulder
Rhetoric, Dŕnielle Nicole Devoss, Michigan State U
Literature, Kathi Inman Berens, U of Bergen
Literature, Rita Raley, U of California, S.B.
- Electronic Literature, J Hodge, U of Chicago
- Experimental Writing, Nick Montfort, MIT
in Communication Design, Keith Robertson, RMIT
in Poetry, Charles Bernstein, SUNY
- History and Future of the Book, Allison Muri, U of Saskatchewan
Literature, Vicente Forés, U of Valencia (Spain)
Digital Multimedia, Barbara Lattanzi, Smith College
- Interactive Multimedia, Judd Morrissey, Art Institute of Chicago
to Multimedia, Denis Sherknies, U of Montréal
- Kinetic Poetry, Manuel Portela, U of Coimbra, Portugal
- Lingue e Letterature Moderne, Renata Morresi, Universita Degli Studi Di Macerata
- Lit & Hypermedia, Shuen
Shing Lee, National Chung Hsing U (Taiwan)
and Representation, Cynthia Lawson, Parsons School of
- Media Theory for the 21st Century, Katherine Hayles, UCLA
& Contemporary Poetry, Charles Bernstein, U of Pennsylvania
- Theory and Literature of Rhetoric, Ed Lamoureux, Bradley U
and its Malcontents, Charles Bernstein, SUNY
- Software Art, Hector Rodriguez/Bryan Chung, City U of Hong Kong
- Studies in Literature, Leonardo Flores, U of Puerto Rico
Conditions, Charles Bernstein, U of Pennsylvania
Media, Dean Taciuch, George Mason U
Anthropology of Cyberspace, Brian Schwimmer, U of Manitoba
- Sound of Poetry, Poetry of Sound, C Bernstein,
U of Pennsylvania
- The Word Made Digital, Nick Montfort, MIT
Century Poetry, Charles Bernstein, U of Pennsylvania
and Image, Matthew Kirschenbaum, U of Maryland
- Writing Through Media, Gary Hink, U of Florida
- 2014: Taught a course on Mobile Web Design at Emily Carr.
- 2013: Taught a course on Mobile App Creation at Emily Carr.
- 2012: Taught a course at Emily Carr on mobile app creation.
- 2012: Taught the Web Essentials course to undergrads at Emily Carr.
- 2003-2005: Helped teach Digital Media at U of Victoria.
- 2002: Taught Director at The
Centre for Creative Communications in Toronto.
- 1990-92: Studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the U of Victoria.
- 1985: Trained to teach at Montessori schools.
- 1984: B.A. in English and Mathematics, U of Victoria.
- Machines: PC, Macs.
- Assorted Software:Sublime Text, DreamWeaver, Phonegap/Cordova, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, Eclipse, Xcode, Word, Visio, FrameMaker, Visio, Office, Open Office, Camtasia, Director, Audacity, Sound Forge, Acid, VB, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, ffmpeg
- 2015 - Present: Freelance mobile app creation.
- 2012 - 2014: Sessional Instructor, Emily Carr U of Art & Design
- April 2000 - Present: Artist-Programmer
I wrote Windows for Shockwave, sell
it online, and write grants to do art.
- October 2003 - Dec 2005: Artist-Programmer
Contract at the U of Victoria in Visual Arts Dept as Programmer.
- Jan 2000 - July 2000: Solutions Architect, Network Commerce,
Worked with clients to create specs for design of Web sites; with
Dev to ensure feasibility; with Biz Dev concerning pricing information;
with Design on site look. Projects ranged from $30,000 to $2,000,000
- Mar 97 - Jan 2000: Lead Technical Writer, Network Commerce,
- Docs on NT/SQL/ASP and UNIX/Oracle/Perl ecommerce technology.
- Wrote a white paper describing our technology to potential
- Help files, business proposals, code specs, templates, and
- Before 1997
- Freelanced as a Programmer and Technical Writer in Victoria
- Six-year literary radio show called FINE LINES and,
later, ?FRAME? at CFUV-FM heard each week on 15 stations.
- Wrote grant proposals for CFUV-FM (campus/community station).
- Tutored University and High school Math and English.
- Starved. Wrote. Starved. Wrote. Wrote. Ate.
- I host and organize The Group of X, a group of artists and scholars interested in computer art.