Unbound symposium: The Xenotext, So Far with Christian Bök (May 3)
Unbound: Speculations on the Future of the Book
The Xenotext, So Far with Christian Bök
We started the event with a kick-off reading, co-sponsored with Purple Blurb, featuring experimental poet Christian Bök, who has striven for ten years to engineer an unkillable bacterium so that it becomes not only a durable archive for storing a poem in its genome, but also an operant machine for writing a poem in response–a poem that might, in fact, outlive terrestrial civilization. Bök was introduced by Nick Montfort, and student readers Aimee Harrison and Alvin Mwijuka shared their work.
Read more about Unbound: http://futurebook.mit.edu/symposium/schedule/
UNBOUND: Speculations on the Future of the Book