[ISEA2006] Poster: Maria Mencia – Cityscapes: Social Poetics/Public Textualities

Poster Statement

The project is a continuation of my doctoral research in Visual and Digital Poetics, with an interest in the new and still unexplored genre of e-poetry and how it is integrated in the realm of social and urban poetics. It is an interactive piece formed by pallets with audio, animated and visual elements of the multicultural city of Melbourne. The user can create phonetic and textual-visual compositions. The ultimate aim is to make this work accessible via the web to enable users to recreate these fragmented realities and send them back to the city, to a common urban screen.

  • Maria Mencia, UK.┬áDigital Artist, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at Kingiston University, UK, researcher, holds a doctorate in Digital Poetics and Digital Art, funded by the Promising Researcher Fellowship Scheme at Kingston University, London, UK and NYU, presenter and artist at onedotzero at the ICA, London, ISEA2002, International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Nagoya, Japan, FILE 2002, International Festival of Electronic Language, Sao Paulo, Brazil, ARCO-I International Conference in Visual Studies, Madrid, Spain, Digital Surface: Approaches to Current Research in Contemporary Art Practice, IV Jornadas de Arte y Multimedia 2002, CaixaForumMediateca, Barcelona, Spain and BEAP (Biennial of Electronic Arts Perth), CAiiA-Star Consciousness Reframed IV, Australia in August 2002.