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TCR Tributaries

Floating Down the Dig Lit River

What are the creative and poetic possibilities of RSS syndication and how might the introduction of iterative publishing processes affect our experience of digital literature? How can a book be transformed and reworked through an exploration of the formal and aesthetic structure of the stream?

Join us in Vancouver on Saturday, May 24th at 7:30 pm to launch a new artwork by Montreal-based writer and artist J.R. Carpenter.

Tributaries & Text-Fed Streams is a project by J.R. Carpenter that re-purposes the original text of an issue of literary quarterly The Capilano Review (TCR) as a raw material for a new digital artwork. The work is commissioned by The Capilano Review and curated by Kate Armstrong. The work will be simultaneously launched on Turbulence.org.

The launch event will feature a reading by the artist in addition to a programme of experimental readings by practitioners in disparate fields such as quantum physics, geography, and poetics, arranged to explore ideas of streams, seriality, or flow. Participants include Maria Lantin, Michael Boyce, Jeremy Venditti, Global Telelanguage Resources (Andrew Klobucar – CultureNet/CapCollege), and J.R. Carpenter.

After this short program there will be a reception. The event will take place at Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver on Saturday, May 24th starting at 7:30 pm.

A number of the participants are guest lecturers/instructors who were associated with Year 1 of CultureNet. This event offers a good taste of one aspect of the program’s focus. Faculty will be attending this event and can make themselves available to answer questions regarding CultureNet.

Saturday, May 24th, 2008
Launch with experimental readings and a reception to follow
Helen Pitt Gallery
102-148 Alexander Street
Suggested donation by sliding scale: $5-$10


Tributaries & Text- Fed Streams: http://tributaries.thecapilanoreview.ca/

The Capilano Review: http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/
TCR Issue 2-50 : “Artifice and Intelligence”: http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/archive.php?id=series2/2_50
J.R. Carpenter: http://luckysoap.com/
Turbulence: http://www.turbulence.org
Kate Armstrong: http://www.katearmstrong.com

CultureNet: http://www.capcollege.bc.ca/programs/culturenet

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Artifice & Intelligence

What do CultureNet faculty have to say about Artifice and Intelligence?

Come find out at the Thursday, May 17th launch party and reception for TCR 2.50 “Artifice & Intelligence” guest edited by Andrew Klobucar (faculty).

Food, drinks, DJ at 7:30pm

Panel discussion at 8:00pm

Panel discussion on Technology and Aesthetics features Jim Andrews, Kate Armstrong, David Jhave, Laura Marks, Sandra Seekins (faculty) and Darren Wershler-Henry.


Intersections Digital Studios
Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design
1399 Johnstone Street, Granville Island

This event is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Capilano College, The Capilano Review, Upgrade!Vancouver and Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design.

Darren Wershler-Henry appears courtesy of Capilano College’s Open Text reading series.

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Wednesday, Thursday + Saturday

CultureNet, Open Text + Tom Cone

There are plenty of reasons to cross the bridge and hit Capilano College on the North Shore over the next four days:

1. Wednesday: a CultureNet program information session with guest speaker Sandra Seekins (Art History) in Library 196, Capilano College’s North Vancouver campus. For more details see blog entry for Monday, February 26th.

2. Thursday: The Spring 2007 OPEN TEXT reading series begins on March 1st with a reading by Nanaimo poet Peter Culley, who will be reading from his new work, “The Age of Briggs & Stratton.”

Capilano College
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Peter Culley
, poet and art critic, has published Twenty-one (Oolican 1980), Fruit Dots (Tsunami 1985), Natural History (Fissure 1986) The Climax Forest (Leech, 1995) and Hammertown (New Star, 2003). The untitled second installment of Hammertown is due from New Star in the fall of ’08. His writing on artists such as Stan Douglas, Roy Arden, Kelly Wood and Geoffrey Farmer has appeared in numerous catalogues and journals. Culley resides in South Wellington, near Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, BC.

3. Saturday:
TH(ink) quick Six plays will be performed by Tom Cone’s TH(ink) Company, comprised of Capilano College English students and Theatre students, on Saturday, March 3rd (8pm) in the Arbutus Theatre. Tom Cone is The Capilano Review’s current writer-in-residence. The performance will be followed by a discussion.

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New Work from CultureNet Faculty . . .

Check out Andrew Klobucar‘s current new media work, and keep an eye open for his upcoming issue of The Capilano Review on Language and Technology.

Roger Farr‘s SURPLUS (Linebooks, 2006), a collection of sonnets and anti-sonnets documenting some of the havoc wreaked by industry, globalization, and neo-liberalism, was released in November. Roger also recently edited the “Six Cities” issue of The Capilano Review. Reviews of the issue can be read here and here.

Andrew Klobucar and Roger Farr teach English and Creative Writing in the Department of English at Capilano College. For more information on the Creative Writing Program at Capilano College explore OPEN TEXT.

– Aurelea.

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