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Digital Artwork 'translation' by Prof. John Cayley Featured in New CLS Exhibit, 'Mapping Multilingualism'

“Translation,” a digital artwork by Professor and Chair of Literary Arts John Cayley, is currently featured in “Mapping Multilingualism,” a virtual exhibit created by the Center for Language Studies at Brown.  “Translation” is a  work of ambient time-based poetics that makes use of short textual extracts from Walter Benjamin’s essay ‘On Language as Such and on the Language of Man,’ and passage

(Distributed April 7, 2021)

Alums Qianxun Chen and Mariana Roa Oliva featured in MIT exhibit

Generative Unfoldings, an exhibit sponsored by MIT in spring 2021, features 14 generative artworks, among which is a collaborative project by Qianxun Chen and Mariana Roa Oliva, both of whom graduated from Brown's MFA program in 2020. Their project, Seedlings_: From Hummus, was selected for inclusion by the exhibition curator, Nick Montfort, who is a professor of digital media at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

(Distributed April 6, 2021)

Jo Stewart receives David Dornstein '85 Artist Grant from Brown Arts Initiative

Jo Stewart, who is slated to graduate with an MFA in Literary Arts later this year, has been named the inaugural recipient of the David Dornstein '85 Artist Grant. Stewart was selected for the $25,000 Brown Arts Initiative grant based on a proposed serial poem project to be entitled Un-. The poem sequence centers on the life a girl called un; the poem series shall investigate the prefix as a destabilizing gift. Jo Stewart uses a combination of gesture, voice and text to make poetry and performance investigating entrapment, borders and freedom.

(Distributed March 24, 2021)

News from Alexandra Kleeman, Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Charles Shields

Alexandra Kleeman, who graduated from Brown in 2007 with degrees in Literary Arts and Cognitive Science, was the recipient of both the Berlin Prize and the Rome Prize in 2020. These fellowships are awarded by the distinguished American Academies in Berlie and Rome respectively.

(Distributed February 19, 2021)

Tender Claws Receives Awards

Literary Arts alums Samantha Gorman ’06, MFA ’10 and Danny Cannizzaro ’06 are the founders of Los Angeles-based Tender Claws , an arts and games studio that has been attracting notice for its interactive games and installations, virtual reality, live performance and digital publishing.  Recently, Tender Claws received praise for its new interactive virtual experience, Tempest, in which an actor, slated to play the role of Prospero in a performance of the Shakespeare play which has be

(Distributed December 2, 2020)
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