INTERRUPT | OCTOBER 17-19, 2008 @ Brown Universisty


Interrupt is an international festival celebrating writing and performance in digital media. The festival carries on the tradition of Brown University’s E-Fest, and comes about shortly on the heels of Pixilerations [v.5]. In computing, an interrupt is a command sent to the processor to get its attention, indicating a need for change. We understand the interrupt as a general paradigm for imagining the role of digital writing
practices in contemporary society.

The Festival events include three scholarly roundtables, an “Interruptheque” featuring unconventionally-situated screens displaying works of digital literature, three fringe performance events, and on Monday afternoon, a public lecture by Erkki Huhtamo. In addition,Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries will conduct two workshops for university and high school students, on Thursday and Friday, to culminate in a Sunday reading at the Providence Public Library.

Interrupt article in Brown Daily Herald

Flickr set of photos by Chris Funkhouser documenting the event

Videoblog about Interrupt by Julie Levin Russo for HASTAC Scholars

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