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
Notions of the Archival in Memory and Deportment Exhibited at gallery or event, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site) 1997
Once Upon a Tide Published on the Web (online journal) 2015
STRUTS Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2011
The Broadside of a Yarn Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2012
The Cape 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) 2005
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
The Gathering Cloud (book) Print publication 2017
The Pleasure of the Coast: A Hydro-graphic Novel Published on the Web (individual site) 2019
The River Dart Published on the Web (social network) 2009
There he was, gone. Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2012
This is a Picture of Wind Published on the Web (online gallery) 2018
this sea is nothing in sight but isles Published on the Web (online journal) 2014
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
TRANS.MISSION [UN.DIALOGUE] Published on the Web (online journal) 2013
Tributaries & Text-Fed Streams: A Feed-Reading of the Capilano Review Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2008
Walks from City Bus Routes Published on the Web (online journal) 2015
Wanderkammer: A Walk Through Texts Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2011
Whisper Wire Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site) 2010

Critical writing by this author:

Titlesort descending Publication Type Publisher Year
Mapping a Web of Words Invited lecture 2008
Notes on the Voyage: From Mainframe Experimentalism to Electronic Literature Invited lecture 2013
Once Upon a Tide: An Introductory Essay Article in an online journal The Junket 2015
Paradoxical Print Publishers TRAUMAWIEN Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Performance of Code: Jörg Piringer in Conversation with J. R. Carpenter Conference paper or presentation 2012
Performing Assemblages of Collective Enunciation in 'The Broadside of a Yarn' Conference paper or presentation 2013
Performing Digital Texts in European Contexts Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Radio Silence Article in a print journal Hack Circus 2016
re: génération Invited lecture Laboratorie NT2 2015
Taroko Gorge Remixed: Repetition and Difference in Machine Texts Forum 2012
The Broadside of a Yarn: A Situationist Strategy for Spinning Sea Stories Ashore Article in a print journal, Conference paper or presentation Performance Research 2012
The Cape: The Backstory Article on the author's website 2008
The Print Map as a ‘literary platform’ Article in an online journal The Literary Platform 2013
Things Rarely Turn Out the Way I Intend Them To Article in an online journal, Keynote address The Writing Platform 2017
Traces of the trAce Online Writing Centre 1995-2005 Article in an online journal Jacket2 2012
TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE]: Locating Narrative Resonance in Transatlantic Communications Networks Conference paper or presentation 2012
Translation, transmutation, transmediation and transmission in TRANSMIISSION [A DIALOGUE] Article in an online journal, Conference paper or presentation Laboratorie NT2 2014
Two Poems and a Conversation With J.R. Carpenter Interview Lemon Hound 2010
Voice of the poet programmer Jörg Piringer Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Walks from City Bus Routes: A Circuitous Route Article in an online journal The Writing Platform 2015
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