Experimental Writing @ Carroll / Fletcher: Allison Parrish with Matthew Plummer- Fernandez

April 18, 2016

7pm

 

Experimental Writing @ Carroll / Fletcher: Allison Parrish with Matthew Plummer-

Fernandez

 

Carroll / Fletcher, 56-57 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8EQ

 

£5, tickets available here

 

 

Allison Parrish, a writer and artist working with generative text, will present some of her recent work with twitter bots and computer-generated poetry and discuss using procedural writing, bots and natural language processing techniques in creative practice. 

 

The talk will be followed by a conversation between Allison and artist Matthew Plummer- Fernandez.

 

This is the third event in the Experimental Writing @ Carroll / Fletcher series. Organised by the Institute of Modern and Contemporary Culture at University of Westminster and Carroll / Fletcher, the series showcases contemporary developments in experimental writing

and their relationship to the visual arts.

 

The event is presented in partnership with Abandon Normal Devices (AND) to coincide with The Art of Bots on Fri 15 & Sat 16 April at Somerset House. A weekend of workshops, labs and bot showcases will be a chance to meet pioneers of the bot making community, gain an insight into their practices and also uncover the darker side of these computer programmes. “ - http://www.andfestival.org.uk/events/art-of-bots-london/ 

 

 

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Allison Parrish makes ‘stuff with computers and words’ and currently lives in New York City. She is the Digital Creative Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University’s English Department. She is also an adjunct at ITP, where she was previously a student and resident researcher. Up until recently, Allison was the Director of Software Architecture at Kandu, and before that the Chief Software Architect and CTO at Socialbomb (a New York City-based digital agency). Her recent projects include: twitter.com/everyword: tweeting every word in the English language, @eventuallybot, which generates short narrative films in GIF format, sourced from randomly selected YouTube clips, and I Waded In Clear Water, a generative novel.

 

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez is a Colombian-British artist based in London known for playfully and critically exploring socio-cultural entanglements with technology, through 3D printed sculpture, autonomous bots, software, and his ongoing research blog Algopop.

 

For more information, please contact either Kaja Marczewska at

k.marczewska@westminster.ac.uk or Asya Bachelis at asya@carrollfletcher.com