In Glitch Feminism (2020), Legacy Russell hones in on the sudden error
of the glitch as ‘a form of refusal’. As our social, intimate and
professional lives become increasingly directed by the commercial
algorithms of everyday media platforms, how can poetry intervene in
the cognitive minefield of Web 2.0? Playing with text-mixing, collage
and procedural forms, we’ll consider ways of glitching between
interfaces of browsing/writing in virtual space and print, with time
for questions and discussion. Through cookies, advertisements and
terms and conditions, digital capitalism constantly demands that we
affirm the ‘yes’ of its systems. In this workshop, poetry will
offer something alternative. We’ll break through the junk space of
virtual realms and create innovative works within and beyond them,
while exploring the world of SPAM Press. Asking what it means to be
post-internet, to write from error, to envision the poem as an
interactive environment. Let’s glitch!
About SPAM Press
Founded in 2016, SPAM Press is a poetry magazine, publisher, podcast
and literary journal based between Glasgow, London, Leeds and Berlin.
Exploring pop culture, poetry and other media alongside radical
theory, we are committed to navigating beyond cognitive capitalism
through practice, critique and community. Find us at spamzine.co.uk.
Kirsty Dunlop writes poetry and hybrid (often digital) forms, and is
Senior Editor at SPAM Press. Maria Sledmere is editor-in-chief of SPAM
Press and author of The Luna Erratum (2021).
This event will include: group discussions, reading out loud, reading
alone, writing, sharing work that has been created in the workshop.
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