Paul Hughes & Rohanne Udall

Paul Hughes: University of Roehampton,

United Kingdom

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     Hello, and Welcome to the Situation:

     an Introduction to the Digital Writing

     Group this Presentation Introduces

and contextualises a digital writing performance taking place during the conference. Undertaken in shifts by a group of distant performers and active throughout each day, this performance experiments with the use of collaborative writing in a publicly visible ‘google document’ online. The content is vulnerable to edits, accidents, deletion. What will be communicated by individual voices, and what is exposed by the gaps and collisions between the writers? Writing, seen here as an active process, moves from a means of communicating ideas to a material: a chessboard on which to willfully move, shift, introduce, take away, cheat.