Upcoming Events

Interrupt 4: A Digital Language Conference

Friday, April 28, 2017

Interrupt 4 is the fourth in a series of irregular festival/conferences that explore digital language-based works from a wide range of communities in art, literature, games, music, and computation. Interrupt aims to break through the conventions of self-selecting and self-referring academic conferences, to put researchers in conversation with working artists, poets with programmers, game designers with experimental performing artists. All but the last event on Saturday will take place in the Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street (the closing program is at AS220, downtown, address below). For Interrupt 4's web site, please visit http://www.interrupt.xyz/#Schedule

Friday, 28 April

6 pm, Granoff Center Lower Lobby    --- Opening Reception

7 pm, Martinos Audioriium, Granoff Center -- Talks by Kate Compton, Sam Lavigne, Tega Brain, Paul Soulellis and Nicole He

Saturday, 29 April

9:30 am,  Studio Two, Granoff Center -- Coffee

10 am 11 am, noon, Studio Two, Granoff Center -- IRQ Discussions 1, 2 & 3

10 am, 11 am & noon, Studio Three, Granoff Center -- Workshops 1, 2 & 3

2 pm, Martinos Auditorium -- Open Projector (5-minute presentations)

3 pm, Martinos Auditorium, Featured talks by Darius Kazemi, Angela Washko, Ramsey Nasser, Katie Rose Pipkin and Ilana Harris-Babou

8 pm, AS220 Main Stage, 115 Empire Street, Providence -- Closing Show, featuring Steve Roggenbuck, Kate Sicchio, Talan Memmott and Elctroddide: Ancient Electronic Goddess

Deni Ellis Béchard

Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:30 pm7:00 pm
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street, Providence

Deni Ellis BéchardDeni Ellis Béchard

Deni Ellis Béchard is an award-winning novelist, memoirist, journalist and photojournalist, and the author of five books, including, most recently, Into the Sun, a novel about the expatriate community in Kabul, Afghanistan.   His debut novel, Vandal Love, was winner of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.  He is also the author of Cures for Hunger, a memoir about growing up with his bank robber father; of a nonfiction book, Of Bonobos and Men:  A Journey to the Heart of the Congo, winner of the Nautilus Book Award for investigative journalism; and, with First Nations poet Natasha Kanapé-Fontaine, he is co-author of Kui, je te salue:  conversation sur le racisme, a nonfiction book about racism.  Béchard is also a widely published journalist whose articles and photos have appeared in the LA Times, Salon, Pacific Standard, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, National Geographic Adventurer, The Herald Scotland, Glamour,  and dozens of other magazines and newspapers.  He has traveled in more than sixty countries and reported from Colombia, India, Cuba, the Congo, Iraq and Afghanistan.