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Author Biogs: Species of Spaces
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Caroline Bassett researches and writes about new technology. She is currently working on the Arc and the Machine, a book about digital media and narrative. She works at Sussex University.

Raoul Bunschoten is an architect, educator and director of Chora Research.

Nina Czegledy, media artist, curator and writer, has collaborated on international projects, produced digital works and has lead and participated in workshops, forums and festivals worldwide. Resonance Electromagenticbodies, Digitized Bodies Virtual Spectacles and the Aurora projects reflect her art and science interest. She exhibited as part of ICOLS  and showed with the Girls and Guns Collective. Czegledy curated and presented internationally numerous media art programs. Points of Entry an Australian/New Zealand digital arts collaboration was initiated by Czegledy. Her academic lectures lead to publications in books and journals in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Czegledy is the president of Critical Media, Senior Fellow of KMDI, University of Toronto, Assooiate Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts, Concordia University, Honorary Fellow of the Moholy Nagy University of Art & Design, co-chair of the Leonardo Education Forum and member of Leonardo SpaceArt Network. She has been appointed by the UNESCO DigiArts Portal as a Key Advisor and is a moderator of Leonardo’s Yasmin group. Nina Czegledy is the outgoing Chair of the Inter Society for Electronic Arts.

Scott deLahunta works from his base in Amsterdam as a researcher, writer, consultant and organiser on a wide range of international projects bringing performing arts into conjunction with other disciplines and practices. He is an Associate Research Fellow at Dartington College of Arts, Research Fellow with the Art Theory and Research and Art Practice and Development Research Group, Amsterdam School for the Arts, and Affiliated Researcher with Crucible (Cambridge University Network for Interdisciplinary Research). He lectures on the Amsterdam Master in Choreography and serves on the editorial boards of Performance Research, Dance Theatre Journal and the International Journal of Performance and Digital Media.

William Firebrace is author of Things Worth Seeing (Black Dog Publications) and of an article on WG Sebald in the Spring 2002 issue of AA Files. He is currently (and eternally) working on two new books, Memo for Nemo, on submarines, and Shady Gardens, very short stories.

John Foot teaches Italian history at University College London. Recent publications include Milan since the Miracle (Berg, 2001) and Modern Italy (Palgrave, 2003).

Melanie Jackson is an artist. Publications include Library Re-locations/ The Brazen Oracle (Bookworks 1997), soil and seawater (Matt’s Gallery/CBAT 1999), Lost Horizons (Camberwell Press 2000) and Some Things You Are Not Allowed To Send Around The World (Matt’s Gallery 2003). Melanie Jackson teaches Time Based Art at the Royal College of Art, London and is represented by Matt’s Gallery.

Patrick Keiller is best known for his films London (1994) and Robinson in Space (1997), the latter extended as a book in 1999. The Dilapidated Dwelling, a documentary for television, was completed in 2000.

Brandon LaBelle is a sound-artist and writer. Through installation and performance his work draws attention to the dynamics of found-sound. He is a writer of essays and creative fiction, addressing issues pertaining to sound-art, architecture, and the poetics of experience. He is also the co-editor of Writing Aloud: the sonics of language and Site of Sound: of architecture and the ear, published by Errant Bodies Press.

Deborah Levy is a novelist and playwright. Her most recent novel Billy and Girl (Bloomsbury/Dalkey Archives) won a Lannan Award for exceptional prose. Her writing has been widely used- and inspired by- the varied work of interdisciplinary artists, including DIARY OF A STEAK (Book Works). Her theatre texts are published in Levy: Plays 1 (Methuen). Deborah wrote The Joseph Beuys Lectures 2001 for the Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.

Simon Pope is an artist who lives and works in Cardiff, Wales. He is a NESTA Fellow, studying ‘ambulant’ research methodologies and will be exhibiting in the Wales Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale.

Anne Sobotta has been involved with several cultural projects and organisations before starting to dedicate more time to her own writing. After a period in the UK from where she undertook three major cultural research projects for Visiting Arts and the British Council she moved to Brazil. She is currently writing a series of Brazilian chronicles while trying to give light to a couple of books projects on Brazil’s culture and society.

Minna Tarkka is a researcher, critic and producer. She is director of m-cult, centre for new media culture in Helsinki. This article is a work-in-progress version of a chapter in her doctoral dissertation Performing new media.

Heath Bunting is an artist and founder of irational.org

Anne Galloway is an anthropologist and teaches at Carleton University, Ottowa, Canada.

Lisa LeFeuvre is a writer and curator.

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Species of Spaces (2002-2006)
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First published to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of Georges Perec’s untimely death, Species of Spaces an ongoing series of eBooks published by Proboscis which are inspired by and in homage to Perec’s eponymous book, Espèces d’espaces.

Each of the commissions is a speculative contemplation on how space is occupied in the contemporary world of the twenty-first century; virtual and physical spaces, emotional and social spaces – what Perec called the ‘infra-ordinary’. The authors – who range from an architect, artist, critic, social scientist, filmmaker, novelist and a sound artist – each address these issues from different points of view, but ultimately a thread runs though all: how we negotiate our relationships to space and place, culture and community, knowledge and identity.

As technologies such as mobile phones and wireless computing become ever more embedded in our everyday lives, these relationships will become ever more uncertain, ever more negotiated moment by moment. Many of these shifts are barely perceptible, and the promise of seamless integration of the virtual and the physical belies the fundamental changes that this collapse of abstract space into sensory space both indicates and brings about.

To reflect the sense of ever-shifting negotiations on spatial habitation, SPECIES OF SPACES is growing into a longer series of meditations – always with a Perecquian eye to the playful, the absurd and the experimental. As Perec himself sought to categorise and then re-categorise spaces and his relationships to them (for instance see also his works: Penser/Classer, L’Infra-ordinaire, Je me souviens), so we will continue to question what space is and how we inhabit it.

Giles Lane
May 2003

Publisher: Proboscis
Publication Dates:
3rd March 2002, 30 May 2003, 30 June 2005, November 2006
Series Editors: Giles Lane
Design: Paul Farrington (Studio Tonne) & Nima Falatoori
Funded by London Arts Publishing New Writing Award (2002 & 2003).

Contributors:
Caroline Bassett, Raoul Bunschoten, Heath Bunting, Nina Czegledy, Scott deLahunta, John Foot, William Firebrace, Anne Galloway, Melanie Jackson, Patrick Keiller, Brandon LaBelle, Lisa LeFeuvre, Deborah Levy, Simon Pope, Anne Sobotta and Minna Tarkka.

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Urban Time Travel: Odd-Lots and Floating Islands by Lisa LeFeuvre
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Urban Time Travel

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About : an essay about Gordon Matta-Clark and Robert Smithson’s urban intervention projects.

Published October 2006

Lisa LeFeuvre is a writer and curator.

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Spaces and Places of Convergence by Anne Galloway
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Spaces and Places of Convergence

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Anne Galloway is an anthropologist and teaches at Carleton University, Ottowa, Canada.

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Single Step Guide to Success – Day Planning by Heath Bunting
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Single Step Guide to Success

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About : a guide to day planning.

Published October 2006

Heath Bunting was born a Buddhist in Wood Green, London, UK and is able to make himself laugh. He is a co-founder of both net.art and sport-art movements and is banned for life from entering the USA for his anti GM work. His self taught and authentically independent work is direct and uncomplicated and has never been awarded a prize or been bought or sold. He is both Britain’s most important practising artist and The World’s most famous computer artist. He aspires to be a skillful member of the public and is producing an expert system for identity mutation.
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Labours of Location: acting in the pervasive media space by Minna Tarkka
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Labours of Location

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Minna Tarkka is a researcher, critic and producer. She is director of m-cult, centre for new media culture in Helsinki. This article is a work-in-progress version of a chapter in her doctoral dissertation Performing new media.

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Separate Spaces: some cognitive dimensions of movement by Scott deLahunta
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Separate Spaces

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About : Drawing observations from a pilot arts and science research project (Choreography and Cognition 2004/05) this essay explores connections between choreographic processes and the study of movement and the brain/ mind. It describes some of the productive relationships that emerged from the intersection between the different perspectives, vocabularies and understandings shared during this project, and how these can inform creative thinking in a range of practices.

Published June 2005

Scott deLahunta works from his base in Amsterdam as a researcher, writer, consultant and organiser on a wide range of international projects bringing performing arts into conjunction with other disciplines and practices. He is an Associate Research Fellow at Dartington College of Arts, Research Fellow with the Art Theory and Research and Art Practice and Development Research Group, Amsterdam School for the Arts, and Affiliated Researcher with Crucible (Cambridge University Network for Interdisciplinary Research). He lectures on the Amsterdam Master in Choreography and serves on the editorial boards of Performance Research, Dance Theatre Journal and the International Journal of Performance and Digital Media.

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On Spatial Perception by Nina Czegledy
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On Spatial Perception

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Nina Czegledy, media artist, curator and writer, has collaborated on international projects, produced digital works and has lead and participated in workshops, forums and festivals worldwide. Resonance Electromagenticbodies, Digitized Bodies Virtual Spectacles and the Aurora projects reflect her art and science interest. She exhibited as part of ICOLS and showed with the Girls and Guns Collective. Czegledy curated and presented internationally numerous media art programs. Points of Entry an Australian/New Zealand digital arts collaboration was initiated by Czegledy. Her academic lectures lead to publications in books and journals in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Czegledy is the president of Critical Media, Senior Fellow of KMDI, University of Toronto, Assooiate Adjunct Professor, Studio Arts, Concordia University, Honorary Fellow of the Moholy Nagy University of Art & Design, co-chair of the Leonardo Education Forum and member of Leonardo SpaceArt Network. She has been appointed by the UNESCO DigiArts Portal as a Key Advisor and is a moderator of Leonardo’s Yasmin group. Nina Czegledy is the outgoing Chair of the Inter Society for Electronic Arts.

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Stirring Still – The city soul and its metaspaces by Raoul Bunschoten
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Stirring Still

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Raoul Bunschoten is an architect, educator and director of Chora Research.

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Resnullius by Anne Sobotta
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Resnullius

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Published May 2003

Anne Sobotta has been involved with several cultural projects and organisations before starting to dedicate more time to her own writing. After a period in the UK from where she undertook three major cultural research projects for Visiting Arts and the British Council she moved to Brazil. She is currently writing a series of Brazilian chronicles while trying to give light to a couple of books projects on Brazil’s culture and society.

Tags: Anne Sobotta, cities, home, space

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Out Of Our Tree by Simon Pope
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Out Of Our Tree

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Simon Pope is an artist who lives and works in Cardiff, Wales. He is a NESTA Fellow, studying ‘ambulant’ research methodologies and will be exhibiting in the Wales Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale.

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Spreading Like Wildfire by Melanie Jackson
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Spreading Like Wildfire

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Melanie Jackson is an artist. Publications include Library Re-locations/ The Brazen Oracle (Bookworks 1997), soil and seawater (Matt’s Gallery/CBAT 1999), Lost Horizons (Camberwell Press 2000) and Some Things You Are Not Allowed To Send Around The World (Matt’s Gallery 2003). Melanie Jackson teaches Time Based Art at the Royal College of Art, London and is represented by Matt’s Gallery.

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Immigration, Memory, Place by John Foot
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Immigration, Memory, Place

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About : an eBook exploring John Foot’s research on the city of Milan, Italy.

Published May 2003

John Foot teaches Italian history at University College London. Recent publications include Milan since the Miracle (Berg, 2001) and Modern Italy (Palgrave, 2003).

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How Many Movements? by Caroline Bassett
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How Many Movements?

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Caroline Bassett researches and writes about new technology. She is currently working on the Arc and the Machine, a book about digital media and narrative. She works at Sussex University.

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Out Of It, Into It by Deborah Levy
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Out Of It, Into It

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Published March 2002

Deborah Levy is a novelist and playwright. Her most recent novel Billy and Girl (Bloomsbury/Dalkey Archives) won a Lannan Award for exceptional prose. Her writing has been widely used- and inspired by- the varied work of interdisciplinary artists, including DIARY OF A STEAK (Book Works). Her theatre texts are published in Levy: Plays 1 (Methuen). Deborah wrote The Joseph Beuys Lectures 2001 for the Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.

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Figuring Space…1…2…3…4 by Brandon LaBelle
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Figuring Space…1…2…3…4

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Brandon LaBelle is a sound-artist and writer. Through installation and performance his work draws attention to the dynamics of found-sound. He is a writer of essays and creative fiction, addressing issues pertaining to sound-art, architecture, and the poetics of experience. He is also the co-editor of Writing Aloud: the sonics of language and Site of Sound: of architecture and the ear, published by Errant Bodies Press.

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The Robinson Institute by Patrick Keiller
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The Robinson Institute

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Patrick Keiller is best known for his films London (1994) and Robinson in Space (1997), the latter extended as a book in 1999. The Dilapidated Dwelling, a documentary for television, was completed in 2000.

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specious spacious by William Firebrace
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specious spacious

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About : Specious Spacious is based on the work of Geoeges Perec, particularly his book Species of Spaces. What interests me in Perec is how he effortlessly combines analysis, autobiography, observation, narrative, humour, tragedy, and other techniques into one text. My piece of writing goes a little way down the same path, but with its own pace.

Published March 2002

William Firebrace is author of Things Worth Seeing (Black Dog Publications) and is currently working on a book about the city of Marseille. After some years wandering in the German academic system, he currenty teaches at Universty College London and the Architectural Association.

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    Dear William Firebrace Have read your article in the London Library magazine. If this reaches you, please get in touch. best Sam ...
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