I’m pleased to have the 2019 production run of Ink Takes Shape be part of an exhibition at the Penland Gallery. Located at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, the exhibition is curated by Catherine Ellis and Kathryn Gremley. The show runs May 28 to July 14th. Check out the Penland Gallery website for the opening and more details.
This Friday, March 1st I will be at the University of Victoria - giving a live reading/navigation of my work “Notes Toward Absolute Zero.” Full details below:
Friday, Mar. 1 | 2:00-3:30pm | McPherson Library, Digital Scholarship Commons
Space limited, REGISTER HERE
The Digital Scholarship Commons at the University of Victoria Libraries is pleased to host author Tim McLaughlin and Dr. Dene Grigar for a Traversal of McLaughin’s hypertext novel, Notes Toward Absolute Zero. Written in 1992/93, McLaughlin’s work dates from the pre-web era of hypertext, when the creative potential of the medium was still largely unexplored. Dr. Grigar, director and professor of the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at WSU Vancouver, will conduct a Traversal of McLaughlin’s work; a narrated, recorded performance capturing the experience of the work on period 1990s computing technology.
Stored on decaying media and dependent upon obsolete hardware, digital works from earlier eras present escalating degrees of difficulty to those seeking to experience them in their original, authentic form. Traversal is a process for documenting and preserving digital media so that they may outlast the transient dependencies of their original making.
Dene Grigar is Professor and Director of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver whose research focuses on the creation, curation, preservation, and criticism of Electronic Literature. With Stuart Moulthrop (U of Wisconsin Milwaukee) she developed the methodology for documenting born digital media, a project that culminated in an open-source, multimedia book, entitled Pathfinders (2015), and book of media art criticism, entitled Traversals (2017), for The MIT Press. She is President of the Electronic Literature Organization and Director of the Electronic Literature Lab at WSUV.
Tim McLaughlin is a writer and photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Over the years Tim has been active in experimental radio, hypertext fiction (he is included in the Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada), graphic design, book production, and documentary film. In partnership with Charllotte Kwon and Maiwa Handprints, Tim documents artisan communities and advocates for the importance and continuation of traditional craft and culture. Recently, Charlotte and Tim worked together to produce Textiles of the Banjara: Cloth and Culture of a Wandering Tribe (Thames and Hudson, 2016).
“The Art of Loss.” Guest curated by Paula O’Brien runs October 12th to November 4th 2018 at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery
October 2016 - May 2017
Kept while in Vancouver, Edmonton and New York
8.25" x 5.5" 192 pages.
The Threads Lecture highlights of an epic 6500 km journey with eight staff to revisit Banjara communities.
I am proud to be contributing a work to the group show: “50 Canadian Things” being curated by Ian MacLeod at the Sechelt Art Centre.
June 28 2015 - September 1 2015
Kept while in Vancouver and Roberts Creek
8.5" x 6" 160 pages.