Distributed Cognition as Artistic Practice: Writing and Reading the Literary in the Digital Domain

5 October 2009, 17:00 - 19:00

CRASSH

Distributed Cognition as Artistic Practice: Writing and Reading the Literary in the Digital Domain
Professor Katherine Hayles  (Duke University)

 

Distributed Cognition as Artistic Practice: Writing and Reading the Literary in the Digital Domain" As software becomes more intelligent and autonomous agents undertake actions, authorship may be seen as a collaboration between human and non-human agents. This talk will explore the implicatitons of this idea in contemporary electronic literature, including works by Talan Memmott, Brian Kim Stefans, John Cayley and Emily Short.
 

The Intermedia Research Group welcomes Professor Katherine Hayles to CRASSH.  Professor Hayles's work intersects with a broad range of disciplines but she is most renowned for her contributions on science, literature and new technology. Her publications include How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics and Writing Machines.

There will be a wine reception after the talk.

All welcome.  The event is free but as space is limited please email  rch53@cam.ac.uk  to register.

 

Part of the Intermedia Research Group Seminar Series.

 

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