Conference @UCD later this year.. http://beckettucd2011.wordpress.com/.. my lickle image of said.. or unsaid..
I'm a fan of Majorie Perloff's critical work so obviously I did enjoy reading her article, http://www.bostonreview.net/BR37.3/marjorie_perloff_poetry_lyric_reinven... and since it addresses some issues and precipitates others in the comments that concern me, I Just had to jump in and offer my 2cents in those comments.. here's what I said.. the big blank spaces available elsewhere are what I failed to say. ( I've added a couple of explanations and a link or two to the version of my comment below)
I am enjoying my participation in the UnderAcademy. For my first assignment I wrote a piece on that great Irish progenitor of No-Code - Flann o Brien's Scientific Hero in the third policeman - De Selby.. decided against posting it on theantianti tumblr and posted it here instead. http://clevercelt.tumblr.com/
The image above was a result of my remediation of the entire Godfather series into one single black and white image.. from the perspective of a cat... in one desperate moment in time... I did say desperate..
There is a certain McLuhanist methodological irony at play using this sparingly functional wordpad application to finally write an article/blog post about digital humanities on my new three thousand dollar customer built hi-specification 64Bit gaming computer, so much raw power going underutilized, graphics capabilities going unused and entirely under-clocked under-rendered, text going automatically unspellchecked, (albeit blindingly fast though) an insulting algebraic reverse austerity gone too far really, potentially postponed postmodern propounding tripped up by real world incompetence and
I'm preparing to publicly discuss my PhD Research for the first time in a manner entirely different from my previous intimation visual gag outreachery mode.. yup while I love funny... its actually time for me to get serious.
play, ludology & games inform elements of my current research, I've written, designed, made, and managed all sorts of computer games over a twenty year period, from console to very small flash based art games to the largest commercial titles produced for PC by Microsoft.
There's a meme going on @ FB and elsewhere... where images representing perspectives on specific jobs, roles, vocations, work, industries etc are being posted... I've seen one for filmmakers, designers, curators, gamedevelopers, the comics industry.. but haven't as yet seen one for the electronic literature community... so on Valentine's day I've devoted just a little bita time to that actual current love of my life...
An opportunity came my way a few short weeks ago where in a brief couple of hours I got to meet fourteen research teams currently engaged in a wide disciplinary range of scientific academic research at University College Dublin. The event was part of the preparations for Dublin City of Science 2012, specifically the imagine science film strand where researchers from UCD and filmmakers from IDAT were brought together to join forces, pool intellectual and creative resources, essentially spark off each others ideas with the goal of generating some potential cultural impact see (http://www.ucd.ie/imaginesciencefilms/) for a broader synopsis.