Live online writing event with Mez Breeze, Ian Hatcher, Rui Torres, José Carlos Silvestre, Roderick Coover and John Cayley – 5-6 December 2009

Streamflow Conditions
Charting a poetics of language, code, and networks


24 hours of networked writing

an online exhibition and live writing event launching Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 @ Subito Press

John Cayley (CA)
Roderick Coover (US)
Ian Hatcher (US)
Mez (AU)
José Carlos Silvestre (BR)
Stephanie Strickland & Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo (US)
Rui Torres (PT)

code poetry ~~ code proper ~~ ghosts in the network ~~ river expeditions ~~ edges of chaos ~~ immersive horizons ~~ eco-poetics


Beginning at 4:35pm MST (sunset in Denver, Colorado) on December 5, 2009, the artists of the online exhibition, Streamflow Conditions, will perform online for 24 hours* through networked writing, live coding, streaming video, or other means.

Each artist will occupy a 4-hour shift, and the schedule is designed to facilitate audiences outside of the artists’ individual timezones. Writing or links to activity will be posted to the shared twitter account, “timestampstream” and intercepted at Subito Press. You are invited to follow along and respond.

The performances will end at 4:35pm MST on Sunday, December 6.

*see schedule of shifts at the end of announcement and use this link to translate into your timezone:

+ (follow/respond)


Streamflow Conditions** is an online exhibition of electronic literature and networked writing curated by Judd Morrissey at the invitation of Subito Press at the University of Colorado. Beginning with a site-specific consideration of the Colorado landscape and its engineered waterways, the selection of works examines discrete markers in the contemporary data-scape of writing within networked culture. The artists and works chosen each represent an innovative use of language in conjunction with code, data, or networked spaces. The exhibition as a whole engages the overflowing boundaries between presence, process, and object at a time when currents of digital literary practice meet the culture and corpus of writing online (& the imminent google waves).

**gallery of works still under construction but please explore the site.

1. Dec. 5, 4:35pm MST: Mez Breeze

2. Dec. 5, 8:35pm MST: Ian Hatcher

3. Dec. 6, 12:35am MST: Rui Torres

4. Dec. 6, 4:35am MST: José Carlos Silvestre

5. Dec. 6, 8:35am MST: Roderick Coover

6. Dec 6, 12:35pm MST: John Cayley