A workshop with the title ' Machines made of words: Language and literature in a post-print context' will be offered on Friday May 30th, 2014, by Theodoros Chiotis (PhD Candidate, Oxford University, UK).
This is going to take place in New Philosophy Building 1st floor in Room:103 (Computer Lab) between 18:00-20:00. You could bring your own computer with you.
A certificate of attendance will be provided.
The places available for this workshop are limited. So if you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to:
This event is organized in collaboration with the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html
Τhe focus of this workshop will be on new media textuality and its multiple implications on the way we read, consume, share, remix and create texts. In particular, the workshop will approach how the definition of writing in a post-print context encompasses techniques and means beyond the traditional pen-and-paper combination. Literature in a post-print context is informed not only by literary trends and movements but also by the technologies employed to present and produce the written word. Multimodal writing and New Media seem to be particular fruitful venues to explore this question. New media has made appropriation, sharing, mixing and remixing one’s (and other people’s) work accessible and easy. The workshop will approach creating works influenced by the themes of writing in a post-print context: how does one create works that are not only machine mediated but which also reference explicitly or implicitly the idea of the machine-mediated text and machine writing? The effect of technology on language is not inconsiderable and it will be explored in the workshop. What if we approach writing machine-mediated text as an act of ventriloquism? What do machines do and what does code do? What does this say about the relationship between man and machine, human and machine language? How does language after the web? How does our definition of language of what language is and what it can do change after the web? For the purposes of the workshop, the Google search engine, StretchText, Twine, Twitter, Instagram and other software is going to be used.
Theodoros Chiotis has studied Classics and Modern Languages and Literatures at the universities of London and Oxford. His work has appeared amongst other places in Adventures in Form (Penned in the Margins), Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot (English Pen), Otoliths,Visual Verse, Fit to Work: Poets Against ATOS, Tears in the Fence, m58, Bad Robot Poetry, Ποιητική, Παγιδευμένοι στο διαδίκτυο (Patakis), [φρμκ], Ποίηση, aglimpseof, Εντευκτήριο and Poeticanet. He has presented his works at various literary festivals amongst which E-Poetry 2013 and Dasein. His work has also been featured at the Book Festival of Croatia (2012), in the Invisible Architecture installation in London (2013) and in the Mercy/Liverpool Biennial podcast (2012). He has also written critical pieces on digital literature in both Greek and English and he has written on teaching digital literature in the IB classroom (Literature A: Skills and Practice, Oxford University Press, 2013).