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Friday, September 20 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Updating Bachelard: Toward a Digital Poetics of Space

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This session will follow four artists and writers who have made the digital an integral part of their practice. In performance and discussion, they will explore what poetics means to our age when received notions of humanity are intermingling with artificial intelligence. They will also explore how themes of excess, now-ness, transmediation, flow, trauma, and personal accounting/personal accountability can be incorporated. Memes, emojis, algorithmic ads, public domain texts and other digital totems will also be examined—with Bachelard never far away. Everyone present will collaborate on a list of digital spaces like chat windows, private forums, and online profiles (fake/real) befitting a new poetics. The session will conclude with a Q&A. Participants will also respond to comments from the official @AndNow2019 Twitter handle.


Catherine Bresner

Catherine Bresner is the author of the chapbook The Merriam Webster Series; the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue, 2017); and the empty season, which won the Diode Edition Book Prize in 2017. Her poetry has appeared in The Offing, Heavy Feather Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest... Read More →
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Chris Campanioni

Chris Campanioni is a first-generation American, the son of immigrants from Cuba and Poland, and the author of the recently-published the Internet is for real (C&R Press, 2019), which re-enacts the language of the Internet as literary installations. He teaches at Baruch College and... Read More →

William Lessard

PR With Brains
William Lessard has writing that has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Best American Experimental Writing, McSweeney’s, BOOTH, Plume and Hyperallergic. His visual work has been featured at MoMA PS1 and is part of the special collection at Poet’s House. 
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Nicole McCarthy

Nicole McCarthy earned her MFA from the University of Washington Bothell. Her work has appeared in The Offing, Redivider, Glass: a Journal of Poetry, The Shallow Ends, Ghost Proposal, Tinderbox Poetry, Civil Coping Mechanism's A Shadow Map anthology, and the 2018 Best American Experimental... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am PDT