Florian Cramer

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Florian Cramer (photo by Theo Huijgens, 2015)
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Florian Cramer, born in Berlin in 1969, is a reader in 21st Century Visual Culture at Willem de Kooning Academy and Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

In his own words (in 2014): "My personal background is a mix of comparative literature and art history combined with post-punk and post-Fluxus DIY culture, technical-critical obsessions with 'radical' media such as the Unix command line and analog filmmaking, and a research interest in both structural poetics and politics of the arts. In the last couple of years, I have moved on from cultural studies of computational poetics (such as in my English essay Words Made Flesh, written in 2004 in Rotterdam, and in my German book Exe.cut[up]able Statements published in 2011) to practice-oriented research, with a renewed interest in non-institutional arts practices outside old/new media, analog/digital and fine art-vs.-applied art dichotomies. Some of this is reflected in my last book Anti-Media (a collection of essays and ephemera published in 2013 by NAi010) and my essay What is post-digital?"

He collaborated in various small publishing projects including the software art repository Runme.org, the Unstable Digest of code poetry, the WORM Parallel University Press. He also collaborated on publications, performances/interventions and other media with Lloyd Dunn, Stewart Home, John Berndt, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, Istvan Kantor, Roberto Bui, Eva & Franco Mattes, Heinrich Dubel, Sebastian Luetgert, Rafael Horzon, Cornelia Sollfrank, Alan Sondheim, mez breeze, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Katrien Jacobs, Coolhaven, Jeroen Kuster, Mariëtte Groot, filmwerkplaats collective, Paolo Davanzo & Lisa Marr, Wilhelm Hein & Annette Frick, Lukas Simonis & Ergo Phizmiz, Jan van den Dobbelsteen, Rasheedah Phillips, Frank Rowenta, Goodiepal & Pals, Woodstone Kugelblitz and Clara Balaguer.

(Source: homepage biography)

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
What is ‘Post-Digital’? Article in an online journal APRJA 2014
Creativity is something for hairdressers - so what is it for writers? Why the differentiation of 'literature' and 'writing' is obsolete, and what the Internet has to do with it Conference paper or presentation 2012
DIY: reinvent the world by reinventing the language (Interview with Florian Cramer) Interview 2012
netwurker_mez + her cardboard avatar [who might be made up of Boxes, but is *not* Boxxy] Conference paper or presentation 2012
Post-Digital Writing Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2012
Exe.cut[up]able statements: Poetische Kalküle und Phantasmen des selbstausführenden Texts Book (monograph) - print Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Netzliteratur.net 2011
Em territorio escuro Article or chapter in a book Oi Futuro 2008
Words Made Flesh. Code, Culture, Imagination Article in an online journal Netzliteratur.net 2005
Über Literatur und Digitalcode / Digital Code and Literary Text Article or chapter in a book, Conference paper or presentation 2004
sub merge {my $enses;: ASCII Art, Rekursion, Lyrik in Programmiersprachen Article or chapter in a book Richard Boorberg 2001
Combinatory Poetry and Literature in the Internet Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2000
Kombinatorische Dichtung und Computernetzliteratur (Kasseler Fassung) Conference paper or presentation 2000
Warum es zuwenig interessante Netzdichtung gibt. Neun Thesen Article in an online journal, Article or chapter in a book, Invited lecture 2000
Post-Digital Writing Article or chapter in a book
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