Two years in the making, and CyPosium – the book is finally here!
CyPosium – the book presents selected material from the CyPosium, a one-day online symposium organized in October 2012 to discuss cyberformance – live performance that uses internet technologies to connect remote participants. Artists have experimented in this field for as long as they have had access to the internet, and the CyPosium sought to remember and celebrate some of this ephemeral and pioneering work.
The 12-hour event consisted of online presentations and facilitated discussions, and attracted an audience of over 100 from around the world who engaged in a lively, vibrant real-time conversation. CyPosium – the book continues and expands on this discussion by presenting texts, chat log excerpts, discussion transcripts, edited email conversations, creative chat excerpt essays and illustrations from the event, along with responses to the event.
Edited by Annie Abrahams and Helen Varley Jamieson, CyPosium – the book is available as a print-on-demand paperback and as a free PDF. The contributors are Adriene Jenik, Alan Sondheim, Alberto Vazquez, Annie Abrahams, Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn, Cherry Truluck, Clara Gomes, Helen Varley Jamieson, James Cunningham, Joseph DeLappe, Liz Bryce, Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Maja Delak and Luka Prinčič, Miljana Perić, Rob Myers, Roger Mills, Ruth Catlow, Stephen A. Schrum and Suzon Fuks.