John Cayley

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Residency: 
Providence , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
Nationality: 
Canada
CA
Born: 
1956
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John Cayley
Short biography: 

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
"Where you will have been I am..." [not yet found] Presented at conference or festival 2009
An Essay on the Golden Lion: Indra's Net IV Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site) 1995
Book Unbound Published on the Web (online journal) 1995
Collocations: Indra's Net II Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site) 1993
Common Tongues Exhibited at gallery or event 2012
Hapax Phenomenon Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (online gallery), Other venue 2011
Imposition Exhibited at gallery or event 2007
Instrumental Presented at conference or festival 2001
Leaving the City: Indra's Net V Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site) 1995
lens Published on the Web (individual site) 2006
Mirroring Tears: Visages Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2011
Monoclonal Microphone: The Movie Application, Presented at conference or festival 2015
Moods & Conjunctions Print publication, Other venue 1993
noth'rs Application, Presented at conference or festival 1999
Oisleánd: Indra's Net IX Exhibited at gallery or event 1996
overboard Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site) 2004
Pentameters Toward the Dissolution of Certain Vectorialist Relations Performance, Presented at conference or festival 2012
Pressing the Reveal Code Key: Indra's Net VIII Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 1996
Read for us ... and show us the pictures (Version 2.0) Presented at conference or festival 2016
riverIsland Published on the Web (individual site) 2007

Works contributed to:

Critical writing by this author:

Titlesort descending Publication Type Publisher Year
"How It Is in Common Tongues": an interview with John Cayley and Daniel Howe Interview 2012
An Interview with John Cayley on "Torus" Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
Aurature and the End(s) of Electronic Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2015
Aurature at the End(s) of Electronic Literature Article in an online journal, Review Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2017
Bass Resonance Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2005
Beyond Codexspace: Potentialities of Literary Cybertext Article in a print journal, Article or chapter in a book Intellect Ltd. 1996
Cave Article or chapter in a book Johns Hopkins University Press 2014
Cave Writing: Reshaping Writing at Brown Conference panel or roundtable 2010
CELL Project Meeting Conference panel or roundtable 2018
Ceux l'[image] encore/ une image langue: Beginning with How it is when translating certain processes of electronic literature Conference paper or presentation 2012
Der Code ist nicht der Text (es sei denn, er ist der Text) / The Code is not the Text (unless it is the Text) Article or chapter in a book 2004
From Byte to Inscription: An Interview with John Cayley by Brian Kim Stefans Article in an online journal The Iowa Review Web 2003
Hypertext '97 Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 1997
In the Event of Text Interview Cybertext Yearbook 1999
Inner Workings: Code and Representations of Interiority in New Media Poetics Article or chapter in a book Dichtung Digital 2003
Invisible Participation: Language and the Internet Conference paper or presentation 2012
Is There a Message in the Medium? The Materiality of Language Conference paper or presentation 2011
Literal Art Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2004
Literal Art Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2004
Literal Art (sidebar) Article in an online journal 2004

Events arranged:

Eventsort descending City Date Event type Edit link
E-Poetry 2005 London 28.09.2005 Festival
Electronic Literature Organization 2010: Archive & Innovate Providence 03.06.2010 Conference

Curator of:

Titlesort descending City Country Date
Interrupt II Studio Providence United States February 10, 2012 to February 12, 2012

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