[-empyre-] Introducing John Cayley and Penny Florence

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Tue Oct 12 13:54:10 EST 2010


At this time I would like to introduce John Cayley and Penny Florence to our
empyre members.  Both John and Penny will be describing their own work and
what they will be doing at the Making Sense event. I am hoping that Fred and
Janice will also join the conversation that Lorna has initiated during the
first few posts.


John Cayley is Visiting Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University,
leading the programme Writing in Digital Media. He has practiced as a poet,
translator, publisher, and bookdealer, and all these activities have often
intersected with his training in Chinese culture and language.  His poetry
is internationally recognised, twice winning the Electronic Literature
Organization's Award for Poetry (in 2001 and 2010). He has held a number of
research positions at universities  in the UK and the US.

Penny Florence is Chair of Humanities and Design Sciences at Art Center
College of Design, Pasadena. Until recently, she was Professor of Fine Art
History and Theory, Head of Research Programmes at The Slade School of Fine
Art, University College London, where she is now Professor Emerita. She has
published a number of books and articles on issues related to this
conference and presentation, including the prefiguring of the digital in
Mallarmé's "Un coup de dés ...". She has worked as an artist and filmmaker
and is an interdisciplinary scholar and experimentalist, deploying practice
and practice-related metholodogies to explore visuality in and through


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