Ania Malinowska + Andrew C. Wenaus + Christina Willatt
Andrew Wenaus is a Canadian author, composer, and literary theorist. He is assistant professor at the University of Western Ontario’s Department of English and Writings Studies and a member of UWO’s Complex Adaptive Systems Lab. He is the author of The Literature of Exclusion: Dada, Data, and the Threshold of Electronic Literature (Lexington, 2021) and Jeff Noon’s Vurt (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). With Christina Willatt he has recorded, arranged, and performed electro-acoustic scores for theatre, dance, film, and contemporary classical ensemble. Christina is a Canadian singer, pianist, organist, composer, and music director and educator. She has performed opera, new music, and electronic music in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Ania Malinowska is a cultural theorist, poet and author. She is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice and a former Senior Fulbright Fellow at The New School in New York. She has published cultural criticism and fiction associated with posthumanism and cultural semiotics, and specifically with technologically shaped love practices and emotional traditions under digitalism. An author of fiction and poetry, Malinowska is a proponent of “textrapolation”, a method of poetic experimentation based on intuitive assemblage she employs for her cutout and stamp poems. Malinowska is also a licensed hypnotist and uses hypnotic methods for a better understanding of AI affordances.