Eduardo Kac

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Participe à 3 sessions
Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his experimental poetry as well as his books and essays on an expanded notion of Electronic Literature. Kac created his first digital poem in 1982 and his first online poem in 1985, the latter on the Minitel network. In 1983, Kac created the first holographic poem, or holopoem, writing with light in three-dimensional space and exploring holography’s unique temporal possibilities. Kac creates distinctive syntaxes and sensorial experiences for each of his poems, delving into the irreducible possibilities of writing media. Some of his digital poems take the form of animations, installations, interactive or networked pieces. Through holopoetry, Kac introduced a series of new compositional procedures and developed the notion of kinesthetic reading, which calls for the full-body engagement of the reader in the reading act. Between the early 1980s and the late 1990s, Kac produced a total of 38 digital and holographic poems combined, which have been exhibited and discussed worldwide. In 1997, Kac introduced Bio Art and in 1999 he presented his groundbreaking work Genesis, in which he translated a sentence from the eponymous biblical book into Morse Code, and converted the Morse Code into DNA base pairs. Kac synthesized the Genesis gene and incorporated it into bacteria. Participants on the Web could turn on an ultraviolet light in the gallery, causing real, biological mutations in the bacteria. This changed the biblical sentence in the bacteria, which was read back into English. In 2003 Kac published the Biopoetry manifesto, and his poetry was collected in the bi-lingual book Hodibis Potax (Édition Action Poétique, Ivry-sur-Seine, France, 2007). In 2011, Eduardo Kac released his book Aromapoetry, with 12 inkless poems to be read with the nose. Kac’s book Biopoetry was published in 2016 by Editions AcquAvivA, Berlin. His relentless investigation of the new possibilities of poetic creation in new media also led him to create a space poem aboard the International Space Station (ISS); French astronaut Thomas Pesquet realized it on Saturday, February 18th, 2017. Kac's space poem, entitled Inner Telescope, was specifically conceived for zero gravity and was not brought from Earth: it was made in space by Pesquet following the poet’s instructions. Inner Telescope is an instrument of observation and poetic reflection, which leads us to rethink our relationship with the world and our position in the Universe. Uniting Kac’s poetry as whole is his vision of the indeterminateness of language and his creation of liminal verbal experiences that scape the reader’s attempt to seize the text. Kac’s book Holopoetry. Essays, manifestoes, critical and theoretical writings was published in 1995. Kac’s anthology, New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies, published in 1996, was the first book on digital poetry. A second, revised and expanded edition was published in 2007 as Media Poetry: an International Anthology.

Sessions auxquelles Eduardo Kac participe

lundi 13 août, 2018

Fuseau horaire: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
Exposition Attention à la marche! / Mind the Gap! - 3 jours 20 heures - Mon 13, 06:00 PM  -  Fri 17, 02:00 PM
Centre de Design (DE) UQAM - Galerie du Centre de Design Exhibit
Eduardo Kac, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Participant.e) Alan Sondheim, Independent (Participant.e) Justine Bizzocchi, Bizarts (Participant.e) Jim Bizzocchi, Simon Fraser University (Participant.e) Anastasia Salter, University of Central Florida (Participant.e) Anne Sullivan, Georgia Tech (Participant.e) Jules Deslandes, GHAM&DAFE (Participant.e) Delphine Gauly (Participant.e) Boris Du Boullay, Université de Marseille (Participant.e) Lucie Plançon (Participant.e) Héloïse d’Almeida (Participant.e) Marjorie Terral (Participant.e) Guillaume Verguin (Participant.e) Cal LaFountain (Participant.e) Duncan Speakman (Participant.e) Tom Abba, UWE Bristol (Participant.e) Anna Dot, University of Vic (Participant.e) Steve Dipaola, Simon Fraser University (Participant.e) Nick Montfort, MIT (Participant.e) Mez Breeze, (Participant.e) Andy Campbell, One To One Development Trust (Participant.e) Marcelina Wellmer, Independent artist (Participant.e) Tina Escaja, University of Vermont (Participant.e) Laura Zaylea, Temple University (Participant.e) Shanmugapriya T (Participant.e) Qianxun Chen (Participant.e) Lucas Baisch, Brown University (Participant.e) Theadora Walsh, Brown University (Participant.e) Michel Lefebvre, Agence TOPO (Participant.e) Eva Quintas, TOPO - Laboratoire d'écritures numériques (Participant.e) Winnie Soon, Aarhus University (Participant.e) Tony Vieira, York University (Participant.e) Mark Marino, University of Southern California (Participant.e) John Murray, University of Central Florida (Participant.e) Joellyn Rock, University of Minnesota Duluth (Participant.e) Anna Tolkacheva (Participant.e) Laura Okkema (Participant.e) Jason Nelson, Digital Poet Land (Participant.e) Isabelle Raynauld, Films Musidora (Participant.e) Sophie Latouche (Participant.e) Mickaël Lafontaine (Participant.e) Richard Holeton, Stanford University (Participant.e) Kyle Booten, Neukom Institute, Dartmouth College (Participant.e) María Mencía, Kingston University (Participant.e) John Cayley, Brown University (Participant.e) Søren Bro Pold, Aarhus University (Participant.e) Manuel Portela, University of Coimbra (Participant.e) Will Luers (Participant.e) Alan Bigelow, Medaille College (Participant.e) Christy Sheffield Sanford, Ms. (Participant.e) Erik Loyer (Participant.e) Mehitabel Glenhaber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Participant.e) Caitlin Fisher, York University (Participant.e) Piotr Marecki, Jagiellonian University (Participant.e) Stuart Moulthrop, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Participant.e) Judy Malloy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Participant.e) Patsy Baudoin (Participant.e) Istvan Chung (Participant.e) Harriet Fisher (Participant.e) Stella Fisher (Participant.e) Sarah Van Dierdonck (Participant.e)
Inner Telescope - 3 jours 20 heures - Mon 13, 06:00 PM  -  Fri 17, 02:00 PM   Partie de: Exposition Attention à la marche! / Mind the Gap!
Eduardo Kac, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Participant.e)

mardi 14 août, 2018

Fuseau horaire: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:15 PM
5:15 PM
Écomusée du Fier Monde - Pool Talk
Marianne Cloutier, Université de Montréal (Modérateur.rice) Eduardo Kac, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Participant.e)