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Annie Abrahams

The Machinic Author

Our article The machinic author has been published in the Journal of Creative Writing Studies in a special Issue: Creative Making As Creative Writing.

… an artists’ statement that situates the work in feminist materiality (Barad) Kathi Berens.

The author is this intra-action itself. The author is not “dead” as such. He has just changed his nature. The machinic author reveals herself as queer.

Abrahams, Annie and Guez, Emmanuel (2019) ““The machinic author” Artist’s Statement: The Reading Club”, Journal of Creative Writing Studies: Vol. 4: Iss.1, Article 8. ISSN: 2474-2937.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws/vol4/iss1/8

“We take the Reading Club as an example for how nowadays reading and writing is entangled with machines and software. A real-time language game with a humorously competitive character becomes, through a public act of constructing and deconstructing sense, a creative apparatus. This literary “machine” does not write itself, but makes authors write text in a conversational space full of meanings and emotions. It is a kind of human text generator that challenges the idea of creation and where the authors are, at best, co-creators. Appearing in the 1960s, the “death of the author,” who is not really one, is actually the awareness of the emergence of the machinic author.”

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Daniel Temkin – Reading as Writing, Coding as Public Performance

esotericheader… the code poem* by Abrahams brought with it the nullified performativity of the code itself. It was filled with references to the body and to exchanges with other human beings and the machine, emphasizing the gestures that fail to completely traverse those divides. … 

… Reading Club builds on Abraham’s career in testing the power and limitation of online interaction and collaboration, but Apparatus_is {Other-s} in particular draws from the experience as living between languages. …

In Reading as Writing, Coding as Public Performance, Daniel Temkin / esoteric.codes wrote about the latest ReadingClub performance, part of The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale in the @ scripting the other pavilion curated by noemata. Thanks Daniel for making the links to other parts of my work apparent.

ESOTERIC.CODES PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AS EXPERIMENTS, JOKES, AND EXPERIENTIAL ART ESOTERIC.CODES

* Apparatus_is {Other-s}

#include
using namespace std;
style.display=“none”;
enum t{block, deep, variable, too_hot);
AI = on;
gender = void; //the woman, the perman, the woson, the huwo, the homofemme, the famal, the malelle, the mascinin, the femulin, the hom’man, the Mensch//
var other;
var machine;
var text;
var airtemperature=variable;
var noise,s;
var bandwidth;
var theory=0; // start without

int you(char *u, int other)
{
Entangle (int body, char *machine[]){entangle};
while (cin >> text & cin >>~theory)
{ if (exists(u)) Superposition(u) ;
else u=explode(text, noise, theory, machine);
Diffract () {diffract}; //always diffract
theory+=s;}
Smooth_talk::c-out < return body++;
}

// Apparatus_is {other-s} obsolete??

Superposition(constant char *u)
{ s=::superposition(u);}

/* warning 3262: possible incorrect inference at line 20 */

Annie Abrahams, November 2017.

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Doc(k)s – readingclub

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Doc(k)s 4éme Série Numéro 25/26/27/28. Edition AKENATON, Ajaccio. 2017.
ISSN DOC(K)S 0396/3004.

Page 204 – 207. 10 9 les machines, elles, ne buguent jamais ? 3 Pages de la session William Burroughs du readingclub.fr (à partir de La révolution électronique) et un texte collage de Annie Abrahams et Emmanuel Guez – nov 2014.

Lecteurs et lectrices : Colette Tron, Frédérique Vargoz et Emmanuel Vergès.

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Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3

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Reading Club (2013 – ….) included in
Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3.

The result is a material representation of the reader’s presence in the text. As the readers type, cut and paste, delete, format, and transform the text, the text becomes a conversational space in which read not just the text but each other’s interventions, guessing each other’s goals as they collaborate, riff, joust, and subvert each other.

February 2016, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Electronic Literature Organization, ISSN: 1932-2016.
Editors : Stephanie Boluk, Jacob Garbe, Anastasia Salter, and Leonardo Flores.

Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3. 1.0 – Launched February 18, 2016. The core ELC3, complete with works and editorial commentary, launched at the “Matter of Bits” exhibition at Rutgers University Camden. This first iteration is online-only and links to live versions of works currently available on the web, whenever possible.

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ReadingClub – unaussprechbarlich

unausRC1
Ein online kollektives Schreibexperiment über
Die Schwierigkeiten und Freuden von Deutschlernen
mit
Igor Stromajer, Sandra Sarala, Helen Varley Jamieson und Annie Abrahams.

Das Publikum kann dieses poetische Battle live anschauen und kommentieren.
Klicken Sie bitte am 21. November ein bisschen vor 21 Uhr auf das Websitelink http://readingclub.fr.

Im Rahmen von Unaussprechbarlich, einem Forschungsprojekt, einer Website und einer Performanceserie von Annie Abrahams und Helen Varley Jamieson, wo die Künstlerinnen die eigene Dynamik von Sprachen erforschen und der Frage nachgehen, wie stark das, was wir unsere Kultur nennen, durch die Sprache geprägt ist.

Unaussprechbarlich wird ermöglicht durch eine Residenz in der Villa Walberta und die Unterstützung des Kulturreferats der LH München. Externer Berater : Horst Konietzny.

You can join us in the ethereal weirdness of our non-native finger-activated tongues” Sandra Sarala

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ReadingClub – Potential ?

Conclusion? Potentiel? ReadingClub?

– FR L’interface du ReadingClub n’est pas apte au développement d’un contenu, à faire co-écrire un texte. Par contre il facilite des courtes batailles où les idées frappent et reçoivent et obtiennent une résilience ou pas et permet des expérimentations des formes poétiques aux esprits vagabonds, à un cerveau multiple. AA. Août 2015.

– ENG The interface of the ReadingClub is not for developing content, for co-creating a text. But it excels in facilitating short fights where ideas kick, receive and prove resilience, or not and it allows poetical form experiments for wandering minds / for a multiple mind.” AA. August 2015.

readingclub.fr

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Une écriture en mouvement pop’lab #14

poplab1200pop’lab #14 reading club’  http://www.poptronics.fr/Reading-Club – 20 pages de plaisir – pdf à imprimer mostly French, some English, color full

Images 9 performances Récits extraits des articles de Simona Polvani, Mark JahJah, Maf’j Alvarez et Alessandro Ludovico. Textes composés par Annie Abrahams et Emmanuel Guez avec les réponses de Lanfranco Aceti, Philippe Aigrain, Gaspard Bébié-Valerian, Sandra Bébié-Valérian, BridA (Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica), Lucille Calmel, Ruth Catlow, Jennifer Chan, Curt Cloninger, Manuel Fadat, Jerome Fletcher, Pascale Gustin, Andrej Hrvatin, Catherine Lenoble, Alessandro Ludovico, Antoine Moreau, Cornelia Sollfrank, Renee Turner, Alexandra Saemmer, Alan Sondheim, Colette Tron, Helen Varley Jamieson, Sophie Wahnich, à un questionnaire portant sur leur expérience du Reading Club. Playliste ReadingClub son Christian Vialard, vidéo Adrien Chevrot – Jeu de Paume, vidéo Antoine Moreau, gif animé Curt Cloninger. Entretien Annick Rivoire. +

QU’EST-CE QUE LE READING CLUB? / WHAT IS THE READING CLUB ? Read the rest of this entry »

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#ReadingClub #Cona #LaurieAnderson

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April 7th 21:00H CET
online Reading Club based on a song text by Laurie Anderson.

Live sound by Brane Zorman (streaming Cona).

With Anna Friz, Canadian sound and radio artist, BridA (Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica), Aleksandra Gruden visual artist and Andrej Hrvatin sound recordist and musician.

Produced with Cona institute for contemporary arts processing in Ljubljana.

Archives : http://readingclub.fr/pad/5333fc96b0906911560000fd (soon also video with sound available)

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Want to know a bit more about the project?
Article : In the Reading Club, reading is not unthought Annick Rivoire interviewed Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez about their project, which experiments with an active, participatory, collaborative and performative reading on the Internet.


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ReadingClub – Ce pas qui …

6 mars 2014, 18h30
Le Transistor
La Friche Belle de Mai
Marseille
Reading Club à partir d’un texte de Luc Dall’Armellina
Ce pas qui nous élève – pour des écritures numériques créatives, un manifeste

Deux sessions de 10 minutes
Lecteurs : public sur place.

Entrée libre sur inscription uniquement
Informations : 04 95 04 96 23
Inscriptions : alphabetville@orange.fr

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#Ah ! laLAL !… #ReadingClub #Antoine Moreau

Ah ! LaLAL !… Antoine Moreau, samedi 01 / 02, 21h. http://readingclub.fr

copyleftCe mois-ci Antoine Moreau est l’invité du Reading Club pour une session un peu particulière.  Sous le titre AhLaLAL… l’initiateur et co-rédacteur de la Licence Art Libre (LAL) http://artlibre.org se lance le défi d’une écriture numérique qui croise la précision du droit d’auteur avec “l’inconnu des lectures écrivantes en droit”.

Un seul auteur, qui, espérons-nous, sera alimenté par les questions, réactions et informations du public dans le tchat, écrira pendant une durée indéterminée – le temps qu’il faudra, un article de 4500 caractères maximum. Antoine annoncera sa présence dans l’interface du Reading Club sur twitter : hashtag #AhLaLAL.

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