The Electric Bookshop
22nd October to 22nd November 2010
As part of The Electric Bookshop event at Inspace during the JP & me season we are delighted that experimental Canadian poet Christian Bök will be in residence on our Twitter stream to debate the future of the book and engage with our current research catalysts of cloning, chaos and amusement.
Christian Bök is the author of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence.
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Cut-Throat Bandits in the Paths of Fame
Saturday 4th July to Tuesday 4th August 2009.
A re-engagement with the cultural and physical landscape of Edinburgh by imagining and enacting a geographical conversation with eight figures of the past.
Leaving a physical and virtual trail which others will be able to follow both during and after the project, these eight prominent characters will engage in a conversation both amongst themselves, but also with their followers on Twitter and Brightkite.
Sarah Sharp | Changing States
Wednesday 1st April to Sunday 31st May 2009.
We were pleased to announce a two month Twitter residency by artist Sarah Sharp AKA @trixiebedlam
Sarah spent much of her youth practicing to become the world's greatest detective. Disappointed to find rather fewer unexplained murders cropping up than her literary role models had led her to expect, she now applies her acute powers of observation to the bigger mysteries of human existence.
Twitter is a microblogging service enabling users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters or less.
Unused Tomorrows and Other Stories
1st to 31st Aug 2008
"Military experiment creates intelligent snow. Icy fists smash the armies of the world. The carrot-nosed Emperor wears a coal crown."
New Media Scotland was proud to announce that its third Twitterist-in-Residence was science ﬁction writer Hannu Rajaniemi. He used his residency to post daily microﬁction pieces which were only 140 characters long.
Perhaps the most famous example of microﬁction is a six-word story by Hemingway: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." He allegedly called it his favorite, and it's easy to understand why. Most of the story happens outside the frame of the six short words, in the reader's head.
Hannu stated that “Microﬁction is especially appropriate for science ﬁction. During my tenure as New Media Scotland's Twitterer-in-Residence, I want to ﬁnd out how exactly how much futureshock and sense of wonder 140 characters can deliver. My tweets will feature both one-shot microﬁction, short serials with cliffhangers and hopefully a few other surprises along the way. See you over on Twitter.
Hannu Rajaniemi is an enterpreneur and science ﬁction writer who spends too much time thinking about the future.
He was born in Finland but has lived in Edinburgh for the last seven years. He studied mathematics in University of Oulu, Cambridge and Edinburgh University. He holds a Ph.D. in string theory and is a co-founder of ThinkTank Maths Limited, a technology consultancy.
Hannu's short ﬁction has featured in several Finnish magazines, the anthology NOVA SCOTIA, two Best of the Year SF anthologies, the INTERZONE magazine and in the "Postcards from Hell" series of postcard ﬂash ﬁction. Hannu is currently working on a novel. He is also an active member of Writers' Bloc, an Edinburgh-based spoken word performance group.
"the mediascot twitterer-in-residence is my favourite part of twitter. love it."
Get your sticky fingers on the Edinburgh Art Festival
5th August to 5th September 2009
Be sure to pick up a pack of free stickers from Stills so you can try your hand at curating an exhibition, just download the StickerCurator instruction sheet below.
Hands up... and get ready to stick 'em!
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