John Cayley

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Providence , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
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Canada
CA
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1956
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John Cayley
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John Cayley practices digital language arts, and has been a poet, translator, publisher, and bookdealer. Links to his writing in networked and programmable media are at http://programmatology.shadoof.net. Recent and ongoing projects include imposition, riverIsland, what we will, and The Readers Project (http://thereadersproject.org). His last printed book of poems, adaptations and translations was Ink Bamboo (Agenda & Belew, 1996). Cayley was the winner of the Electronic Literature Organization's Award for Poetry 2001 (http://eliterature.org). He has taught or been associated with a number of universities in the United Kingdom, including the Performance Writing degree at Dartington College of Arts and the Department of English, Royal Holloway College, University of London, where he was an Honorary Research Associate. In the United States, he has taught or directed research at the University of California San Diego and Brown University, where he is now Professor of Literary Arts, with a brief to teach and develop writing in digital media. His most recent work explores ambient poetics in programmable media, writing in immersive artificial audiovisual environments, and aestheticized vectors of reading; with parallel theoretical interventions concerning the role of code, the temporal properties of textuality, and 'writing to be found' with/against the services of totalizing statistical models of language.

Works by this author:

Work title Publication Type Year
Read for us ... and show us the pictures (Version 2.0) Presented at conference or festival 2016
Monoclonal Microphone: The Movie Application, Presented at conference or festival 2015
To Be With You Performance, Presented at conference or festival 2015
Writing To Be Found In Common Tongues Performance 2013
Common Tongues Exhibited at gallery or event 2012
Pentameters Toward the Dissolution of Certain Vectorialist Relations Performance, Presented at conference or festival 2012
Hapax Phenomenon Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (online gallery), Other venue 2011
Mirroring Tears: Visages Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2011
The Readers Project Application, Exhibited at gallery or event, Installation, Performance, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 2010
"Where you will have been I am..." [not yet found] Presented at conference or festival 2009
Imposition Exhibited at gallery or event 2007
riverIsland Published on the Web (individual site) 2007
lens Published on the Web (individual site) 2006
Torus Exhibited at gallery or event 2005
overboard Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2004
Translation Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2004
What We Will Published on the Web (individual site) 2004
wotclock Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2002
Instrumental Presented at conference or festival 2001
noth'rs Application, Presented at conference or festival 1999

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Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
CELL Project Meeting Conference panel or roundtable 2018
Grammalepsy : Essays on Digital Language Art Book (monograph) Bloomsbury Academic 2018
The Advent of Aurature and the End of (Electronic) Literature Article or chapter in a book Bloomsbury Academic 2018
Translating Electronic Literature: A Few Conclusion, Methodologies and Insights Conference panel or roundtable 2018
Aurature at the End(s) of Electronic Literature Article in an online journal, Review Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2017
Aurature and the End(s) of Electronic Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2015
Poetry and Stuff: A Review of '#!' Review Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2015
Cave Article or chapter in a book Johns Hopkins University Press 2014
Reading and Giving Voice and Language Article in a print journal 2013
"How It Is in Common Tongues": an interview with John Cayley and Daniel Howe Interview 2012
Ceux l'[image] encore/ une image langue: Beginning with How it is when translating certain processes of electronic literature Conference paper or presentation 2012
Invisible Participation: Language and the Internet Conference paper or presentation 2012
Terms of Use Conference paper or presentation 2012
The Artist, the Database, and the Project of the University Conference paper or presentation 2012
Weapons of the Deconstructive Masses (WDM): Whatever 'Electronic Literature' May or May Not Mean Article in a print journal Revista de Estudos Literários 2012
“III=II=I=I=II=III” Conference paper or presentation 2012
Is There a Message in the Medium? The Materiality of Language Conference paper or presentation 2011
Revolution and Literal Poetics: Writing to be Found and the Natural Language Liberation Fron Conference paper or presentation 2011
The Institution of the Book: Why Shelley Jackson Doesn't Write Hypertext Invited lecture 2011
The Readers Project: Procedural Agents and Literary Vectors Article in a print journal The MIT Press 2011

Events arranged:

Event City Datesort descending Event type Link to edit content
E-Poetry 2005 London 28.09.2005 Festival
Electronic Literature Organization 2010: Archive & Innovate Providence 03.06.2010 Conference

Curator of:

Title City Country Datesort descending
Interrupt II Studio Providence United States February 10, 2012 to February 12, 2012

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