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[Nettime-bold] ELO chat July 25

Please join us to discuss building communities and hypertexts on the web with Melinda Rackham,
author of Carrier. Tuesday July 25, 2000 at 21:00 Eastern, 19:00 Mountain, 11:00 Sydney (Wednesday
July 26) at  the Lingua MOO (
Melinda Rackham ( ) is an artist, designer and writer residing in
east coast Australia. Her award winning web sites have been widely shown both in Australia and
Internationally - included in Beyond Interface, Arco Electronico, Gram, Arts_Edge, Perspecta99, Maid

in Cyberspace, Transmediale 2000 and Art Entertainment Network.   Her work, Carrier,
( recently received the Faulding Award for Multimedia at the
Festival Awards for Literature, Telstra, Adelaide Festival 2000.

Carrier investigates viral symbiosis in the biological and virtual  domains by weaving an intimate
love story between the viewer and the hepatitis C virus. The site integrates artificial and viral
intelligence with immune system and computer operating system discourse within the swarming
electronically networked nervous system of our planet- the world wide web, immersing the viewer in
vrml worlds, shockwave games and java generated textual landscapes.  sHe - the intelligent viral
agent - crosses our species boundary, penetrating
our cellular core, repositioning viral infection as positive biological merging with the flesh. We
become symborg as the boundaries between human / machine / species dissolve.


These twice monthly chats provide an opportunity for creative writers and readers to get together
and discuss the exciting innovations and possibilities  in hypertext and other forms of electronic
literature.  Each  chat features a special guest from among the leading lights on the electronic
literature world.  Chats are archived at (Click on community, then chat


To take part in the ELO chats, just go to the Lingua MOO and sign in as a guest. If you'd like to
learn more about  MOOing, please e-mail Deena Larsen at for a short tutorial.   To
enter LinguaMOO, click onthe URL:

 Your browser must be either Netscape Communicator  version 4.08 or newer, or Microsoft Internet
Explorer version 4.0 or newer. Java, Javascript, and Cookies must be enabled for the system to
work.  Otherwise, please , telnet to 8888

You must log in as guest, but you will be prompted  to enter your real name on the next screen.

Once in LinguaMOO, type in @go eliterature to get to the electronic literature chat room.

 Once there, you can type a quotation mark " and your text to start talking.

 You can also type @who to find out who else is there.

 We hope you'll join us for this exciting chat.
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