We’re very excited to announce that Jay Bernard will be The Poetry School’s 4th Digital Poet in Residence, following on from previous residencees Kim Moore, Alex MacDonald and Claire Trévien.
Jay’s ‘An Untitled Text Adventure’ starts this Monday 11 August 2014, in which she will write and create a prototype for an online text adventure. These grew out of early computing and are essentially narrative games that require basic interactions from the user. Over the next five weeks Jay will build one that plays with the way memorialisation changes not only the past but our view of the present. You can follow the project at jaybernard.co.uk/untitledtextadventure.
Jay will also be running an Open Workshop and doing other digitally bits and pieces too. As ever, please check CAMPUS for all the latest news.
Jay Bernard is from London. She is author of two books, English Breakfast (2013) and Your Sign is Cuckoo, Girl (2008); her work has been featured in magazines such as Magma, Dazed & Confused, MsLexia, plus many zines such as Shape & Situate. Jay is currently the 2014 Helen Fraser fellow at Hamish Hamilton, part of Spread the Word’s The Complete Works II, winner of the Cafe Writers 2014 pamphlet competition, alumnus of the Royal Court young writers programme and joint artist in residence for TFL’s Year of the Bus campaign in association with Art on the Underground. In 2013 Jay was CityRead resident at the London Metropolitan Archives and in 2012 she completed a fellowship at the National University of Singapore where she curated a graphic arts and poetry exhibition I SEE YOU. After reading English at university, Jay studied programming at Makers Academy. She is a Foyle Young Poet, a London Respect Slam winner and was PBS pamphlet choice for Summer 2008. She is the Poetry School’s 4th Digital Poet in Residence. @brrnrrd / jaybernard.co.uk.
I have really enjoyed learning more about the work of the ‘Digital Poets in Residence’ and participating in joint ‘Campus – Poet’ activities. Jay’s project ‘An Untitled Text Adventure’ sounds interesting. Thanks Will and a big welcome to Jay.
I have visited http://jaybernard.co.uk/untitledtextadventure
Jay has scanned in her mindmaps and a diary page that show how ‘thoughts’ can journey through time. The whole premise of starting to remember and challenging the conventional structure of time (past, present and future) is a good one and it is interesting to think about our digital identities and how they may outlive us. Lots to think about. Thanks Jay.
I agree @clarehepworthwain – it sounds really interesting. And how lovely to see real handwriting – or is that just me??