IOCT Salon – Creative Writing and New Media MA showcase


[updated 25 June 2008] – Custard’s blog of this Salon event.

[updated 19 June 2008] – Another great insta-blog of last night’s Salon event by Jess Laccetti, at www.jesslaccetti.co.uk/2008/06/creative-writing-and-new-media-ma.html

Creative Writing and New Media MA showcase

The Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University is designed for writers interested in experimenting with new formats and exploring the potential of new technologies in their writing. This first annual CWNM Salon is a unique opportunity to enjoy the best work from the first two years of the course with installations and talks from the following authors:

Claudia Cragg
ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ccragg/

“If you build it, they will come”. To what extent does this apply to Facebook and MySpace sites and, if no one comes, just exactly what can you do about it? Claudia will discuss this and other questions in relation to her Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma) Lab research Participatory Media project ( 108presentsforsuu.googlepages.com/home ).

Claudia Cragg
Toni Le Busque
www.lebusque.com

Miffy Johnston’s Toenails and Other Stories – a combination of fiction and non fiction 100 word stories using Sophie ( www.sophieproject.org ), an open-source platform for writing and reading rich media documents in a networked environment, created by The Institute for the Future of the Book.

Toni Le Busque
Chris Meade
www.chrismeadeoverleaf.com

Presenting his work drumming – becoming – forgetting ( www.drummingandme.blogspot.com ), a ‘blunder… a cross between a weblog, a ponder, a wander through time and a terrible mistake.” This one is about the role of percussion in his life.

Chris Meade
Kirsty McGill

Discussing her ongoing project to develop a next-generation rich-media tour for the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.

Kirsty McGill
Alison Norrington
www.alisonnorrington.com

Showcasing Staying Single, Alison’s first cross-media work of fictional blogging which gave readers a variety of ways to engage, participate with and receive the story, including fragmented chapters emailed to subscribers, SMS alerts through Twitter, mini documentaries of real-life stories, meet-ups in Second Life and Machinima films. She will also offer a sneak-preview of her plans for her second cross-media fiction I ♥ NY.

Alison Norrington
Christine Wilks
www.crissxross.net

Fitting the Pattern: or being a dressmaker’s daughter –
a memoir in pieces (embroidered)

Cutting through the memories, stitching up the fabrications, pinning down the facts, unpicking the past… An interactive memoir, created in Flash, exploring aspects of my relationship with my dressmaking mother.

Christine Wilks

Applications for entry in Autumn 2008 are currently being considered.
www.dmu.ac.uk/faculties/humanities/pg/ma/cwnm.jsp

Course Website: www.creativewritingandnewmedia.com