John Cayley

Person
Residency: 
Providence , RI
United States
Rhode Island US
Nationality: 
Canada
CA
Born: 
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.

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
Writing to be Found and Writing Readers Article in an online journal DHQ Digital Humanities Quarterly 2011
Cave Writing: Reshaping Writing at Brown Conference panel or roundtable 2010
The Gravity of the Leaf: Phenomenologies of Literary Inscription in Media-Constituted Diegetic Worlds Article or chapter in a book 2010
Screen Writing: A Practice-based, EuroRelative Introduction to Digital Literature and Poetics Article or chapter in a book 2009
SURFACE TEXT: Text as Surface in Immersive 3D Environments Invited lecture 2009
Time Code Language: New Media Poetics and Programmed Signification Article or chapter in a book The MIT Press 2009
Weapons Of The Deconstructive Masses: Whatever the Electronic in Electronic Literature may or may not mean Article in an online journal, Conference paper or presentation 2008
An Interview with John Cayley on "Torus" Interview The Iowa Review Web 2006
Time, Code, Language: New Media Poetics and Programmed Signification Article or chapter in a book The MIT Press 2006
Bass Resonance Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2005
Writing on Complex Surfaces Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2005
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
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
Overboard: An Example of Ambient Time-Based Poetics in Digital Art Article in an online journal Dichtung Digital 2004
From Byte to Inscription: An Interview with John Cayley by Brian Kim Stefans Article in an online journal The Iowa Review Web 2003
Inner Workings: Code and Representations of Interiority in New Media Poetics Article or chapter in a book Dichtung Digital 2003
The Code is not the Text (unless it is the Text) Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2002
In the Event of Text Interview Cybertext Yearbook 1999

Curator of:

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