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Is Code Poetry?
Code: 54  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Historical Fiction, Poetry
Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Anna Gibbs, Mark Pesce, Benjamin Laird, Jeff Sparrow (facilitator)
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Are computer geeks authors? Do we need to expand the notion of composition to take in the aesthetics of coding? Anna Gibbs, Mark Pesce, and Benjamin Laird tell Overland editor Jeff Sparrow how creativity functions in the high tech world.

Sponsored by Meanland.

Anna Gibbs (Australian)

Dr Anna Gibbs is associate professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney. An experimental writer and co-editor of two collections of contemporary Australian writing, her Australian Research Council Discovery Grant with Dr Maria Angel (University of Western Sydney) and Professor Joseph Tabbi (University of Illinois), entitled Creative Nation: Writers and writing in the image culture, includes construction of an annotated directory of Australian new-media writers and works.

Mark Pesce (Australian)

Mark Pesce is an inventor, educator, broadcaster and futurist. The author of six books including The Playful World and The Next Billion Seconds, he has been exploring human impacts for over a quarter of a century. Founder of postgraduate programs at both USC and AFTRS, Mark teaches creators how to harness the 'human network' and empower their productions. On the ABC's series The New Inventors, he helped to promote Australia's leading innovators and entrepreneurs.

Benjamin Laird (Australian)

Benjamin Laird writes computer programs and electronic poetry. For nearly a decade he has worked in the IT industry. His poetry has been published in Peril, Cordite Poetry Review and Rabbit. He is currently geek-in-residence at Australian Poetry, a senior web application developer at Loop11 and a Meanland blogger.

Jeff Sparrow (Australian)

Jeff Sparrow is the editor of Overland literary journal. He is the co-author, with his sister Jill, of Radical Melbourne: A secret history and Radical Melbourne: The enemy within, and the author of Communism: A love story and Killing: Misadventures in violence.

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