J. R. Carpenter

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United Kingdom
GB
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Canada
CA
Born: 
1972
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J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer, performer, and researcher based in South Devon, UK. She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1972, and lived in Montreal, Canada, from 1990 - 2009. She has been using the Internet as a medium for the creation and dissemination of experimental texts since 1993. Her work has been presented at museums, galleries, conferences and festivals around the world and is included in The Rhizome ArtBase, the Electronic Literature Collection Volumes One, Two, and Three, and the ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature. Her print essays, art reviews, poetry and short fiction have been broadcast on CBC Radio, translated into French, Italian, German, and Spanish, and published in numerous journals and anthologies. She was named a Montreal Mirror Noisemaker in 2009. She is a winner of the CBC Quebec Short Story Competition (2003 & 2005), the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award (2008), the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows (2008), the Dot Award for Digital Literature (2015), and the New Media Writing Prize for her web-based work, The Gathering Cloud (2016), which was also short-listed for the ELO Prize (2017).

Carpenter has been awarded research and creation grants in literature and new media from the Conseil des Arts de Montreal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec and Canada Council for the Arts. She served as President of the Board of Directors of OBORO, an artist-run gallery and new media lab in Montreal, from 2006-2011. She is a fellow of Yaddo, Ucross, Caldera, Struts, The Banff Centre, and The Vermont Studio Center. She was E-Writer-in-Residence in the Performance Writing area at Dartington College of Art (UK) in 2009. She served on the faculty for In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge at The Banff Centre 2011-2014. In 2015 she completed a PhD in Performance Writing, Digital Literature, and Media Archaeology at the University of the Arts London (UK) and was awarded a Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship at the Eccles Centre for North American Studies at the British Library. She currently serves on the Scientific Committee of Labex Arts-H2H at University of Paris 8, Paris, France, and works as an Associate Lecturer at Plymouth University, UK. Source: http://luckysap.com/bio.html

Works by this author:

Work title Publication Type Year
An Ocean of Static Presented at conference or festival, Print publication 2018
This is a Picture of Wind Published on the Web (online gallery) 2018
The Gathering Cloud (book) Print publication 2017
The Gathering Cloud Exhibited at gallery or event, Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 2016
Notes Very Necessary Published on the Web (online journal) 2015
Once Upon a Tide Published on the Web (online journal) 2015
Walks from City Bus Routes Published on the Web (online journal) 2015
Eight Short Talks About Islands ...and by islands I mean paragraphs Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication 2014
Etheric Ocean Performance, Published on the Web (online gallery) 2014
this sea is nothing in sight but isles Published on the Web (online journal) 2014
## READ WRITE GARDEN ## Print publication 2013
...and by islands I mean paragraphs Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 2013
TRANS.MISSION [UN.DIALOGUE] Published on the Web (online journal) 2013
Notes on the Voyage of Owl and Girl Exhibited at gallery or event, Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 2012
The Broadside of a Yarn Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2012
There he was, gone. Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2012
Along the Briny Beach Exhibited at gallery or event, Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2011
STRUTS Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2011
TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE] Exhibited at gallery or event, Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 2011
Wanderkammer: A Walk Through Texts Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2011

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
In the Event of a Variable Text Article in an online journal Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 2017
Things Rarely Turn Out the Way I Intend Them To Article in an online journal, Keynote address The Writing Platform 2017
A Topographical Approach to Re-Reading Books about Islands in Digital Literary Spaces Article in an online journal, Conference paper or presentation MATLIT: Materialities of Literature 2016
Radio Silence Article in a print journal Hack Circus 2016
A Handmade Web Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2015
Becoming Digital Article or chapter in a book The Banff Centre 2015
Once Upon a Tide: An Introductory Essay Article in an online journal The Junket 2015
re: génération Invited lecture Laboratorie NT2 2015
Walks from City Bus Routes: A Circuitous Route Article in an online journal The Writing Platform 2015
A Topographical Approach to Re-Reading Print Books About Islands in Digital Literary Spaces Conference paper or presentation 2014
Call and response: Towards a digital dramaturgy Article in a print journal Journal of Writing in Creative Practice 2014
Elvia Wilk in Conversation with J. R. Carpenter Interview Lemon Hound 2014
From the Digital to the Bookbound Review The Literary Platform 2014
J.R. Carpenter: Object-Oriented Interview by Andrea Zeffiro Interview Media Archaeology Lab 2014
Translation, transmutation, transmediation and transmission in TRANSMIISSION [A DIALOGUE] Article in an online journal, Conference paper or presentation Laboratorie NT2 2014
Whisper Wire: Code as a Medium for Sending and Receiving Un-Homed Messages Through Haunted Media Conference paper or presentation 2014
Writing Coastlines: Locating Narrative Resonance in Transatlantic Communications Networks Book (Ph.D. dissertation) 2014
Notes on the Voyage: From Mainframe Experimentalism to Electronic Literature Invited lecture 2013
Performing Assemblages of Collective Enunciation in 'The Broadside of a Yarn' Conference paper or presentation 2013
The Print Map as a ‘literary platform’ Article in an online journal The Literary Platform 2013
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