An afternoon of readings and discussion on the use of systems and system theory in literature.

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About

Speakers include: Robert Coover

The author of some twenty books of fiction, including A Night at the Movies, The Public Burning, and Spanking the Maid. His Lucky Pierre pornflick saga, Raw Footage, will be published in 2002. He teaches electronic and experimental writing at Brown University, and is one of the founders and directors of the Electronic Literature Organization. Florian Cramer Born 1969. A lecturer in Comparative Literature at Freie Universität Berlin; PhD in combinatorics and literature; reprograms permutational poetry in Perl; formerly involved in Neoism and Festivals of Plagiarism; now an activist in the Berlin Linux User Group. Jeff Noon Author of Vurt, Pixel Juice, Needle in the Groove and Cobralingus and other books. Increasingly, his work has explored ways in which the techniques of dub, reggae, hip-hop and experimental electronic music can be translated into a literary context. His passion is to use these various imaginary technologies to create new ways of telling stories. Noon describes the resulting metamorphiction as being part of the ‘liquid culture’ that constitutes the society we now move within. Moderated by James Flint, author of Habitus and contributing editor of with Mute Magazine. Organised in collaboration with Mute Magazine