Mez Breeze

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Mary-Anne Breeze aka Mez "does for code poetry as jodi and Vuk Cosic have done for ASCII Art: Turning a great, but naively executed concept into something brilliant, paving the ground for a whole generation of digital artists." (Florian Cramer). The impact of her unique code/net.wurks [constructed via her pioneering net.language "mezangelle"] has been equated with the work of Shakespeare, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, and Larry Wall. Mez has exhibited extensively since the early 90s [eg Wollongong World Women Online 1995, ISEA Chicago + ARS Electronica 1997, The Metropolitan Museum Tokyo 1999, SIGGRAPH 1999 & 2000, _Under_Score_ @The Brooklyn Academy of Music 2001, +playengines+ Melbourne Australia 2003, p0es1s Berlin 2004, Dissention Convention @Postmaster Gallery New York 2004, Arte Nuevo InteractivA Mexico 2005, Radical Software @Turin Italy 2006, DIWO @ the HTTP Gallery London 2007, New Media Scotland 2008, the Laguna Art Museum California + Alternator Gallery Canada 2009, Federation Square Melbourne + Arnolfini Gallery Bristol 2010 and Netherlands Media Arts Institute 2011]. Her awards include the 2001 VIF Prize [Germany], the JavaMuseum Artist Of The Year 2001 [Germany], 2002 Newcastle New Media Poetry Prize [Australia], winner of the 2006 Site Specific Index Page Competition [Italy] + Burton Wonderland Gallery Winner 2010 [judged by Tim Burton, Australia]. Mez was also a Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011 nominee for her article set '_Social Tesseracting_' and is the Chief Maven of the "_Augmentology 1[L]0[L]1_" project, a Synthetic Ecology Strategist, Reality Engineer and Game Theorist."

(Source: from Mez's biography on personal webpage).

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