Alison Knowles: The House of Dust (2016)

29 May 2019, dusan

“Alison Knowles’s The House of Dust is among the earliest computerized poems, consisting of the phrase “a house of” followed by a randomized sequence of 1) a material, 2) a site or situation, a light source, and 3) a category of inhabitants taken from four distinct lists. In 1968, the computer-generated poem was translated into a physical structure when Knowles received a Guggenheim fellowship to build a house in Chelsea, New York. This architecture was later destroyed, restored and moved to Cal Arts Burbank, California, where Knowles was invited to teach in 1970-72. She enjoyed teaching her classes in the House and invited artists to interact with with its open structure by creating new works.

Reactivating the pedagogical model proposed by The House of Dust (and by Fluxus with which Knowles was associated), this project at CUNY’s James Gallery is the outcome of collaboration between artists and scholars in disciplines including art, architecture, poetry, literature, music, computer science, and performance.”

Publisher The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York
16 & 12 pages
via Art by Translation


PDF (Research Journal)
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Simon Biggs (ed.): Remediating the Social (2012)

29 October 2012, dusan

The Remediating the Social book includes full proceedings of next week’s conference “Electronic Literature as a Model for Creativity and Innovation in Practice” in Edinburgh, including full texts of essays and full color artist’s pages with documentation of works commissioned for the Remediating the Social exhibition.”

Publisher University of Bergen, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, Bergen, Norway
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
ISBN 97882999089-0-0
158 pages


PDF (screen version)

Eduardo Kac (ed.): Media Poetry: An International Anthology (2007)

23 March 2011, dusan

“The first international anthology to document a radically new poetry which takes language beyond the confines of the printed page into a non-linear world of digital interactivity and hyperlinkage.

The work of the poets discussed in this book challenges even the innovations of experimental poetics. It embraces new technologies to explore a new syntax made of linear and non-linear animation, hyperlinkage, interactivity, real-time text generation, spatiotemporal discontinuities, self-similarity, synthetic spaces, immateriality, diagrammatic relations, visual tempo, multiple simultaneities, and many other innovative procedures.

This new media poetry, although defined within the field of experimental poetics, departs radically from the avant-garde movements of the first half of the century, and the print-based approaches of the second half. Through an embrace of the vast possibilities made available through new media, the artists in this anthology have become the poetic pioneers for the next millennium.”

Publisher Intellect Books, 2007
Lives of Great Explorers series
ISBN 1841500305, 9781841500300
224 pages


PDF (updated on 2012-7-30)