Engineering Fictions — poetry as protection

I spoke about the work of Engineering Fictions at the 3rd Obfuscation Workshop in May 2021.

During my presentation I opened up ideas I’m thinking through around forms of protection in relation to mindsets and technologies of surveillance, in particular in relation to poetry as protection

I share some examples of writing produced through Engineering Fictions, a writing workshop and meeting-place for engaging otherwise with worlds and words of information and communications technologies. In particular, I focus on a recent chapbook, Fastidious Inquiry, Weird Compliance — A Corona of Sonnets, which you can learn more about here: https://sites.dundee.ac.uk/fastidious-inquiry/.

And I touch on some thoughts and questions around the power and problem of working with the pen-name Anonymous, in this context.

PRESENTATION VIDEO:

https://3rd.obfuscationworkshop.org/exhibition/protecting-the-source-recording

PRESENTATION SLIDES & SCRIPT:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s