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Marcella Durand and Drunken Boat’s own Deborah Poe read at Zinc Bar on Sunday May 9th, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Marcella Durand’s recent books are Traffic & Weather, AREA, and The Anatomy of Oil. Her poems and essays have appeared in Conjunctions, The Canary, Denver Quarterly, NYFA Current, and other journals. She has written and presented on the intersections of poetry with ecology and astronomy, and is the 2009 Poetry Artist Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections Elements (Stockport Flats Press 2010) and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords 2008). Deborah’s writing is forthcoming or has recently appeared in journals such as Sidebrow, Ploughshares, Filter Literary Journal, and Denver Quarterly.

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Published May 07, 2010 - Comments Off

It seems that art and technology are always evolving. It wasn’t long before the camera obscura (no, not these guys) was co-opted in the name of artistic endeavors and before the mechanical television became a versitile new kind of canvas. Now, with new media giving the art scene cause for pause, you’ve got to wonder, where are we headed with an art form that has no boundaries other than bandwidth?

Well, Ebert says it’s not video games. Ed Vespucciano says it might be virtual worlds such as Second Life. And other artists have taken it in the directions of generative art, hypertext literature, multimedia mash-ups, and world-wide participatory projects.

It may not be Wonder-Tonic’s Geocities-izer, but I’m not complaining. If you grew up in the early days of the web, or never got to experience life before Dreamweaver, this is a great web toy, hands down. Turn up your speakers for those MIDIS, and get nostalgic!

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Published May 06, 2010 - Comments Off

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