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February 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PLASMA Lecture Series
Shelley Jackson is an electronic media artist and author. She teaches at Pratt Institute and the New School and holds a B.A. in art from Stanford University and an M.F.A in creative writing from Brown University. She published her first hypertext novel and re-working of the Frankenstein myth Patchwork Girl, in 1995 to acclaim. After first reading at Hallwalls in the inaugural season of Exhibit X in 2004, she published Half Life, a 440-page novel about conjoined twins, chosen as one of the Village Voice‘s favorite books of 2006. Jackson is also the author of the story collection The Melancholy of Anatomy; The Doll Games, and My Body; and several illustrated children’s books, including The Old Woman & the Wave and Sophia, the Alchemist’s Dog. Her stories and essays for grown-ups have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Grand Street, Conjunctions, and Paris Review, and she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Howard Foundation grant. She continues her ongoing project of tattooing a story entitled Skin on volunteers, one word at a time, and more recently has initiated an Instagram based environmental fiction called Snow at: https://instagram.com/snowshelleyjackson/. Her latest piece, “Texts to be Written on the Moon” is part of a current exhibit at the Guggenheim Foundation, available at: http://exhibitions.guggenheim.org/storylines/ .
Artist/speaker page: http://www.ineradicablestain.com/
The link on our website is: http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/plasma/plasma-2016/