The Writing Platform

Things Rarely Turn Out the Way I Intend Them To

  • keynote address presented at:
    New Media Writing Prize Award Event
    Bournemouth University
    18 January 2017
  • Published online in:
    The Writing Platform
    23 June 2017
  • hand (24K)

    A Handmade Web

  • paper presented at:
    Slow Media
    Bath Spa University
    Thursday 26th March 2015
  • Published in:
    Uniformagazine - issue five
    Axeminster, UK
    January 2016

  • Un rivage de ville: un détournement || J. R. Carpenter

    Un rivage de ville: un détournement

  • audio recording of research paper presented to:
    Pour une géopoétique urbaine: Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
    Conférence organisée par Figura, Centre de recherche sur le texte et l'imaginaire
    Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal
    22 septembre 2014
  • listen to the audio recording:
    Un rivage de ville: un détournement
  • related links:
    The Broadside of a Yarn
    There he was, gone.
    ...and by islands I mean paragraphs
    Notes on the Voyage of Owl and Girl

  • Whisper Wire | J. R. Carpenter

    Whisper Wire: Code as a Medium for Sending and Receiving Un-Homed Messages Through Haunted Media

  • conference paper presented at:
    Archaeologies of Media and Film
    University of Bradford and National Media Museum
    September 3, 2014 – September 5, 2014
  • related links:
    Whisper Wire
  • ...and by islands I mean paragraphs || J. R. Carpenter

    Eight Short Talks About Islands ...and by islands I mean paragraphs

  • performance paper presented at:
    Modular Form: A Symposium on Crative Practice
    Roehampton University, in conjunction with Writing-PAD
    14 March 2014
  • related links:
    ...and by islands I mean paragraphs
  • The Broadside of a Yarn || J. R. Carpenter

    Performing Assemblages of Collective Enunciation in 'The Broadside of a Yarn'

  • conference paper presented at:
    Le sujet digital : inscription, excription, téléscription
    Le Labex Arts-H2H, Université Paris VIII, Paris France
    18-21 November 2013
  • related links:
    The Broadside of a Yarn
    There he was, gone.
    ...and by islands I mean paragraphs
    Notes on the Voyage of Owl and Girl
  • Notes on the Voyage || J. R. Carpenter

    Notes on the Voyage: From Mainframe Experimentalism to Electronic Literature

  • Visiting Artist Talk presented at:
    CE3C Lab, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    University College Falmouth, Falmouth, UK
    7 February 2013
  • The Broadside of a Yarn || J. R. Carpenter

    'The Broadside of a Yarn': A Situationist Strategy for Spinning Sea Stories Ashore

  • conference paper presented at:
    Environmental Utterance
    University College Falmouth, Falmouth, UK
    1-2 September 2012
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  • related links:
    The Broadside of a Yarn
  • TTRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE] || J. R. Carpenter

    Translation, transmutation, transmediation, and transmission in 'TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE]'

  • conference paper presented at:
    Translating E-Literature
    Université Paris XIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis/Université Paris Diderot, Paris France
    June 12-14 2012
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  • 'TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE]': Locating Narrative Resonance in Transatlantic Communications Networks

  • conference paper presented at:
    Network Archaeology
    Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
    19-21 April 2012
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  • Generating Books: Paradoxical Print Snapshots of Digital Literary Processes

  • conference paper presented at:
    Congrés Internacional Mapping e-lit: Lectura i anàlisi de la literatura digital
    Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    24-25 November 2011
  • download paper (pdf)
  • related links:
    Excerpts from the Chronicles of Pookie & JR
  • Writing Coastlines: The Operation of Estuaries, Islands and Beaches as Liminal Spaces in the Writings of Elizabeth Bishop

  • conference paper presented at:
    "It Must Be Nova Scotia," Negotiating Place in the Writings of Elizabeth Bishop
    Kings College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    June 2011
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  • Along the Briny Beach

  • performance presented at:
    SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
    May 2011
  • view Along the Briny Beach
  • CityFish

  • conference paper presented at:
    OLE Officina di Letteratura Elettronica
    Palazzo Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy
    20-21 January 2011
  • published in:
    Lello Masucci e Giovanna Di Rosario. Eds. Lavori del Convegno OLE Officina di Letteratura Elettronica. Palazzo Arti Napoli. 20-21 gennaio 2011 (2011) Napoli: Atelier Multimediale editrice
  • view CityFish

  • performance of WHISPER WIRE
    in collaboration with Jerome Fletcher
    at Inspace… no one can hear you scream
    presented by International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling
    and New Media Scotland
    1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
    October 31, 2010

  • performance of GORGE
    in collaboration with Jerome Fletcher
    at MACHFELD Studio
    Vienna, Austria
    June 26, 2010
  • Performance Writing

  • installation & performance
    Arnolfini Gallery
    Bristol, England
    December 5, 2009
  • Distinguished Author Reading

  • hypermedia reading from Words the Dog Knows
    with Douglas Coupland, J. R. Carpenter and Emily St. John Mandel
    The Eric Harvie Theater
    The Banff Centre
    October 17, 2009
  • Writers' Block

  • reading from Words the Dog Knows
    The Vogue Theater
    Sackville, NB
    August 2, 2009
  • in absentia

  • performance
    E-Poetry Festival
    Barcelona, Spain
    May 24th-27, 2009
  • bleuOrange: soirée de performances hypermédiatique

  • performance
    NT2 & Biennale de Montreal
    l’Agora Hydro-Québec du Coeur des sciences de l’UQAM
    175, avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal
    le samedi 2 mai 2009, à 20 heures

    A Book-ish Novel: Transmediation in Words the Dog Knows

  • Conference Paper
    MiT6: stone and papyrus,storage and transmission
    MIT, Cambridge MA, USA
    April 24-26, 2009.
  • READ Words the Dog Knows

    One-Day Workshop Presented by the Quebec Writers' Federation
    1200 Atwater, Suite 2, Montreal, QC
    Saturday, March 28, 2009
  • Course Description & Registration
  • Course Outline
  • Women in Electronic Literature

  • J. R. Carpenter and Victoria Welby
    Vanier College, Montreal, QC
    Tuesday, March 3, 2009
  • Links to Works
  • The Cape: The Back Story

  • guest blogger / online artist's talk
    Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC
    Friday, October 10th, 2008
  • The Cape: The Back Story
  • Response to English 214's Questions on The Cape
  • Adventures in Electronic Literature

  • round table discussion with J. R. Carpenter, Jason E. Lewis, Jeff Parker and Alice van der Klei
  • Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival
    Saturday, May 3 at 7PM
    Room: Régence A.
    Delta Centre-ville Hotel, 777 University Street (metro Square Victoria).
  • April 30 to May 4, 2008. For more information visit
  • DOWNDLOAD PRESS RELEASE Adventures in Electronic Literature (pdf)
  • Mapping a Web of Words

  • a series of artist's talks in Nova Scotia
  • Acadia University, KC Irving Auditorium (Wolfville, NS)
    Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 7pm
  • Dalhousie Art Gallery, (Halifax, NS)
    Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 8pm
  • Noontime talk at NSCAD, (Halifax, NS)
    Friday, February 29, 2008 at 12:15pm
  • Putting Your Postcard Stories on the Map

  • electonic literature workshops via video conferencing
  • Blue Metropolis Teleliterature Program
    January 2008
  • READ Introduction to Electronic Literature

    Entre Ville: this city between us

  • Conference Paper
    MiT5: creativity, ownership and collaboration in the digital age
    MIT, Cambridge MA, USA
    April 27-29, 2007.
  • VIEW "Entre Ville"
  • READ "Entre Ville: this city between us"

  • Senior Artist / Guest Presenter
    Interactive Screen 0.6 - Margins: Media: Migrations
    Banff New Media Institute
    The Banff Centre, Banff Alberta
    August 13 - 18, 2006.
  • More info: PRE-CURSOR
  • "Strata of Data: Digging Through A Dozen Years On Line"

  • Artist's Talk
    Salon Femmes Br@nchées #61 :: ART.chives : art, archives, & databases
    Thursday, February 16, 2006, 5pm-7pm
    Studio XX: 338 Terrasse Saint-Denis, Montréal QC
  • More info on: Strata of Data: Digging Through A Dozen Years On Line
  • Responsa Literature: partial replies to scattered letters

  • Conference Paper: MiT4: the work of stories
    MIT, Cambridge MA, USA
    May 6-8, 2005.
  • Responsa Literature: partial replies to scattered letters
  • "a sleep I fell: a word or two"

  • Artist's talk:
    ENGAGING THE VIRTUAL, Curated by Doug Porter
    Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    March 9 - April 23, 2000.
    A catalogue was produced to accompany this exhibition.
  • A Little Talk About Reproduction

  • Artist's talk:
    "Maid in Cyberspace - Encore !", a Studio XX presentation.
    372, Ste-Catherine W. #410, Montréal, Québec, Canada
    November 6 -28, 1998.
  • She hasn't switched it on yet

  • Tech-Art Conference presentation / artist's talk:
    presented by LOUDMOUTHS
    Backspace, Unit.G2 Win Wrf, Clink Street, SE 9DG, London, England
    October 27, 1997.
    This project was funded by a CALQ travel Grant.
  • "To organise is to Recognise: Thought, Things, Landscape and Desire"

  • Artist's Talk:
    University of California at San Jose, San Jose, California, U.S.A.
    November 5, 1995.
  • Hannah Arendt Meets Judith Butler on the Way to a Body

  • Conference paper:
    Learned Societies Conference
    University du Quebec a Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
    May 27 to June 10, 1995.
  • Conference paper:
    Mining the Fields/Filling the Blanks; Cultural Studies and the New Art Histories
    University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
    April 7-8, 1995.
  • Con-Textilizing Critical Language

  • Conference paper:
    Graduate Studies in Textiles Conference
    Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
    March 1994.

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