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The Legacies of “Patchwork” Digital Femininity

“Using Shelley Jackson’s 1995 hypertext work Patchwork Girl as the initial model for a form of cyberfemininity that operates through hybridity and excess, this article examines the legacies of “patchwork” digital femininity in the works of Mez Breeze and Stephanie Strickland. Written in the invented language ‪#‎mezangelle‬, Mez Breeze’s works posit the feminine as fluid, […]
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“Memetic Wordplay as Social Media Practice”

There are often multiple forms of memetic and irreverent responses to breaking news and unfolding events that collectively provide different layers of topical humour and social media content, creating new forms, co-opting other media, and appropriating old templates. These evolve in response to what platforms do and do not allow—what if Twitter did not have […]
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Articulating a Digital Existence: An Interview with Nicholas O’Brien

“Without being too philosophical about it, how the corporeal self deals with the virtual has been an ongoing process of becoming more aware, or understanding of that which is immaterial, or that which is virtual. I think digital technology heightens the awareness of that process but the language we have kind of gravitated towards is […]
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UN|COMMONS: The Fight For Common Wealth

Water and food, data and networks, medicine and cultural assets: Who owns these resources? Who ought to? Who has access and whose access is denied? What is the value of these resources and how might they help or hinder us in overcoming the various crises of our times? Do we need rules, guidelines and agreements […]
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Codework + Code Poetry: What The…?

It’s not often I get to post here about codework [I nearly typed “codwork” instead then, heh]. Way back in the 1990’s when this thing called the “World Wide Web” was kicking off [you *may* just have heard of it?] codework and code poetry were virtually unrecognised genres. Back then, Alan Sondheim, Ted Warnell, Talan […]