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.
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