J. R. Carpenter

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United Kingdom
GB
Nationality: 
Canada
CA
United Kingdom
GB
Born: 
1972
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J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer, performer, and researcher based in Plymouth, 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 web-based work, The Gathering Cloud (2016) won the New Media Writing Prize, and was was short-listed for the Robert Coover Prize for a Work of Electronic Literature. A book by the same name was published by Uniformbooks in 2017. Her web-app This is a Picture of Wind (2018) won the Dot Award for Digital Literature and the Opening Up Digital Fiction People's Choice Award, and was shortlisted for for the Robert Coover Prize for a Work of Electronic Literature and New Media Writing Prize.

Her 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 is a winner of the CBC Quebec Short Story Competition (2003 & 2005), the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award (2008), and the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows (2008). Her debut poetry collection An Ocean of Static was Highly Commended for the Forward Prizes (2018).

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 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 as President of the Board of Directors of OBORO, an artist-run gallery and new media lab in Montreal, from 2006-2011. She served on the faculty for In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge at The Banff Centre 2011-2014. She served on the Scientific Committee of Labex Arts-H2H at University of Paris 8, Paris, France 2016-2018.

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 works as an Associate Lecturer at Plymouth University, UK. Source: http://luckysap.com/bio.html

Works by this author:

Work title Publication Type Year
## READ WRITE GARDEN ## Print publication 2013
(a grammar of signs has replaced a botany of symptoms) Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 1998
...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
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
An Ocean of Static Presented at conference or festival, Print publication 2018
CityFish Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2010
Eight Short Talks About Islands ...and by islands I mean paragraphs Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication 2014
Entre Ville Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal), Other venue 2006
Etheric Ocean Performance, Published on the Web (online gallery) 2014
Excerpts from the Chronicles of Pookie & JR Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2009
Fishes and Flying Things Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 1995
GENERATION[S] Print publication 2010
Gorge Performance, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Other venue 2010
How I Loved the Broken Things of Rome Exhibited at gallery or event, Installation, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2005
I've Died and Gone to Devon Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site) 2010
in absentia Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal), Other venue 2008
les huit quartiers du sommeil Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2007
Mythologies of Landforms and Little Girls Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site) 1996
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
Notes Very Necessary Published on the Web (online journal) 2015

Critical writing by this author:

Titlesort descending Publication Type Publisher Year
A Handmade Web Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 2015
A Little Talk About Reproduction Article on the author's website, Conference paper or presentation 1998
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
A Topographical Approach to Re-Reading Print Books About Islands in Digital Literary Spaces Conference paper or presentation 2014
Becoming Digital Article or chapter in a book The Banff Centre 2015
Call and response: Towards a digital dramaturgy Article in a print journal Journal of Writing in Creative Practice 2014
CityFish Article or chapter in a book 2011
Collecting digital literature in Europe Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
CONT3XT.NET is Everything Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Conversations with Poets about Technology (CAPTA) Video Interview with J. R. Carpenter Interview 2012
Elvia Wilk in Conversation with J. R. Carpenter Interview Lemon Hound 2014
Entre Ville: This City Between Us Article in an online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 2009
Entre Ville: this city between us redux Article in an online journal Media: Culture : Pedagogy 2011
From the Digital to the Bookbound Review The Literary Platform 2014
Generating Books: Paradoxical Print Snapshots of Digital Literary Processes Conference paper or presentation 2011
Getting in on the Ground Floor: A Hazy History of How and Why We Banded Together Article or chapter in a book Studio XX 2007
In the Event of a Variable Text Article in an online journal Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 2017
J.R. Carpenter: Object-Oriented Interview by Andrea Zeffiro Interview Media Archaeology Lab 2014
Kac, Cayley, and Kargl on Translation Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Mapping a Web of Words Invited lecture 2008
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