If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the state-of-the-art, when it comes to digitally archiving artworks and poetry on the internet, here’s a treat for you. “Digital Fever: Archiving Art and Poetry Online” is a critically-oriented (lengthy) discussion of digital media and the future of archiving, featuring alternating models for poetry and visual media currently operating online.
Project Website (with 92 min. multimedia recording): http://slought.org/content/11144/
It features Craig Dworkin, Kenny Goldsmith, Brian Kim Stefans, Darren Wershler-Henry. This discussion is part of the Conversations in Theory Series at the Slought Foundation
Craig Dworkin edits Eclipse (http://www.princeton.edu/eclipse) and is the author of _Reading the Illegible_ (Northwestern U.P.), a critical investigation of the politics of misuse. Recent articles have appeared in October, Sagetrieb, and American Letters & Commentary. _Signature-Effects_, a book of visual poetry, is available from Small Press Distribution, and _PARSE_ is forthcoming from Atelos Press. Currently editing the selected poems of Vito Acconci and working on a book tentatively entitled _Misreading: A User’s Manual_, he teaches 20th and 21st century avant-gardes in the Department of English at Princeton University.
Kenneth Goldsmith is a poet living in New York City. He is a music critic for New York Press and a DJ on WFMU. He is founding curator of http://ubu.com
Brian Kim Stefans runs the media mini-empire http://www.arras.net, which includes arras.net, Free Space Comix: The Blog (www.arras.net/weblog) and Circulars (www.arrras.net/circulars), a multi-author anti-war blog maintained by poets. He is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Angry Penguins (Harry Tankoos, 2000). He edits the /ubu series of poetry ebooks on ubu.com (www.ubu.com/ubu), and his forthcoming book of essays, Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics, will be published by Atelos in the April 2003. He is a prolific critic and writes for the Boston Review among other publications. New work, including an interview, will soon be appearing on the Iowa Review web (www.uiowa.edu/~iareview/).
Darren Wershler-Henry, the former senior editor at Coach House Books, http://www.chbooks.com, is a writer, critic, and the author of two books of poetry, NICHOLODEON: a book of lowerglyphs, and the tapeworm foundry, shortlisted for the Trillium Prize. Darren is also the author/co-author of five books about technology and culture, including FREE as in speech and beer and Commonspace: Beyond Virtual Community. Darren teaches in the school of Communications Studies at York University.