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Saturday, March 28 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Mixed Doubles: Collaboration and Textual Tension

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Collaboration can occur, as it did for William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, as the creation of a "third mind." It can also be full of productive tensions that spur us to create work that would otherwise have been beyond us: tensions around authorship, equality, friendship, and, in some cases, gender. This panel brings together five collaborators who have worked promiscuously, in different pairings, with one another. Their digitally-mediated work involves computationally-produced poems, touch-interactive texts, audio transcription and redaction, and a bookmarklet for creating erasures from web sites. Their presentations will address the tensions encoded in their works, the ways digitally-mediated work can both create and stabilize imbalances, the ways difference or otherness inflect the experience of collaboration, and the engagement whereby duels become duets, and vice-versa.

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Amaranth Borsuk

University of Washington Bothell
Amaranth Borsuk's most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913... Read More →

Andy Fitch

Andy Fitch’s most recent books are Sixty Morning Talks and (with Amaranth Borsuk) As We Know. Ugly Duckling soon will release his Sixty Morning Walks and Sixty Morning Wlaks. With Cristiana Baik, he is currently assembling the Letter Machine Book of Interviews. He has a collaborative... Read More →
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Ian Hatcher

Ian Hatcher is a writer, programmer, vocalist, and performance artist whose work addresses intersections of digital systems with language, memory, and the body. Recent projects include two poetry apps for iPad: Vniverse, with Stephanie Strickland; and Abra, with Amaranth Borsuk and... Read More →
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Nick Montfort

Nick Montfort's computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6, Autopia, and The Truelist, the first in the new Using Electricity series from Counterpath. Among his more than fifty digital projects are the collaborations The Deletionist, Sea and Spar Between... Read More →
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Stephanie Strickland

Director, ELO
Stephanie Strickland’s 10 books of poetry include How the Universe Is Made: Poems New & Selected (2019) and Ringing the Changes (2020), a code-generated project for print based on the ancient art of tower bell-ringing. Other books include Dragon Logic and The Red Virgin: A Poe... Read More →

Saturday March 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
Faculty Center

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