“Computers and the Arts”, Dick Higgins (1968)

About a year ago, I was working on the third chapter of Reading Writing Interfaces – “Typewriter Concrete Poetry as Activist Media Poetics” – during which I discovered, among other things, the mutual influence of concrete poetry and Marshall McLuhan. One figure I promised myself I needed to research further once I’d finished my book […]

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D.I.Y. Typewriter Art

Download the pdf here. This lovely oddity arrived in the mail yesterday – Bob Neill’s Book of Typewriter Art (with special computer program) from 1982. It’s so difficult to capture its lovely oddness is just a few sentences or images so I decided to scan the entirety of the book and make it available here […]

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“Reading Writing Interfaces” Book Project Description

Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (forthcoming University of Minnesota Press, 2014) Table of Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Indistinguishable From Magic | Invisible Interfaces and Digital Literature as Demystifier 1.0 Introduction | Invisible, Imperceptible, Inoperable 1.1 Natural, Organic, Invisible 1.2 The iPad | “a truly magical and revolutionary product” 1.3 From Videoplace […]

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Laughing Gland (pdfs)

After studying and writing poetry under the guidance of Douglas Barbour at the University of Alberta, in the late 1990s I made my way to the University of Victoria to do an M.A. with Barbour’s long-time sound poetry collaborator Stephen Scobie. I went there to write a thesis on bpNichol and sound poetry and, in […]

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grOnk magazine, fifth series: issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 (part 7)

In honour of the exhibit “Letters: Michael Morris and Concrete Poetry” and the accompanying symposium on concrete poetry hosted by the University of British Columbia’s Belkin Gallery, I’ve digitized the fifth series of grOnk magazine (issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). I’m afraid most of these pieces are undated, including the newsletter […]

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