Inaugural podcasts on Cultural Mechanics

I recently started a new podcast, Cultural Mechanics, which emerges out of my research and interest in a variety of topics relating to digital culture, electronic art, critical media, creative technologies, and the Digital Humanities. The two first podcasts are concerned with Irish e-lit authors, Michael J. Maguire and Graham Allen.

A brief chat with digital artist, Jacob Garbe

In 2014, while in Chicago attending the annual MLA Convention, I visited the “Pathfinders Exhibit” curated by Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop. I was introduced to a number of works, including Jacob Garbe’s Closed Rooms, Soft Whispers. During the exhibit, I spoke with the work’s creator, which prompted some further correspondence, a portion of which […]

WSU Vancouver’s Electronic Literature Lab

I recently had the pleasure of being invited to visit Dene Grigar’s Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program at Washington State University, Vancouver. In addition, I finally got to experience her fabled Electronic Literature Lab (ELL). The ELL, or what on first glance looks more like a Macintosh museum, boasts what is undoubtedly the world’s […]

Digging Holes with Graham Allen

Several months ago I became involved in the creation of Holes, a digital poem written by Graham Allen, Professor of English at University College Cork and winner of the Listowel Single Poem Prize in 2010. Holes presents a new approach to autobiographical writing. On a regular basis, the author updates the text with one ten […]