[-empyre-] Welcome to OCTOBER on -empyre- and Margaret Rhee

Renate Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Tue Oct 1 12:50:31 AEST 2019

Dear -empyre- 
Welcome to October already.  The leaves are falling here in Ithaca and the furnace is on.  I am feeling the impending darkness of autumn creeping into my afternoon activities.  I can only imagine the light where so many of you are.  

We welcome a month of discussion on Practice and Play: Gestures Across Genres organized by Margaret Rhee to celebrate innovation in cross-disciplinary art making.  Many of you will remember Margaret's discussion on Robot Poetics in May of 2017

Margaret is an incredible poet, writer and artist.  We are so lucky to have her on our -empyre- Editorial Advisory Board.  She brings warmth to us from Buffalo, New York this month with her diverse set of guests. 
Her biography is below.  Margaret will post the first post of the month tomorrow. 

Welcome Margaret and thank you. We look forward. 
Margaret Rhee is a poet, scholar, and new media artist. She is the author of Love, Robot, named a 2017 Best Book of Poetry by Entropy Magazine and awarded a 2018 Elgin Award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association and the 2019 Best Book Award in Poetry by the Asian American Studies Association. Her poetry chapbooks include Yellow and Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love, and forthcoming collection Poetry Machines: A Letter to a Future Reader, a collection of lyrical essays on poetry, and the intersections of cinema, art, and new media. Currently, she is completing her monograph How We Became Human: Race, Robots, and the Asian American Body. She was a College Fellow in Digital Practice in the English Department at Harvard University and a member of MetaLab @ Harvard. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic studies with a designated emphasis in new media studies. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo and co-leads Palah 파랗 Light Studios, a creative space for poetry, participation, and pedagogy through technology.

Renate Ferro
Visiting Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Art
Tjaden Hall 306
rferro at cornell.edu

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