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Come one, come all to the Debartolo Performing Arts Center where Roderick Coover and Scott Rettberg will present their film Toxi•City on March 23, 2016! The showing begins at 8:00 PM and everyone is welcome!

Toxi•City is a combinatory of narrative segments and historical anecdotes chronicling deaths from Hurricane Sandy. In over one hour of clips, 6 characters describe conditions living in a future shaped by global warming.

This event is cosponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, the Office of Digital Learning, the Department of Film, Theater and TV, the Minor in Sustainability at Notre Dame, and the Debartolo Performing Arts Center.


About these presenters:

Roderick Coover (b. 1967) is Director of the Graduate Program in Film and Media Arts at Temple University. Coover makes films, interactive cinema, installations and webworks. Some of his latest projects include the interactive series Unknown Territories (unknownterritories.org) about exploration in the American West (www.unknownterritories.org) and the edited book, Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Technology In The Humanities And Arts (Chicago 2011). A pioneer in interactive documentary arts and poetics, his works are distributed through Video Data Bank, DER, Eastgate Systems and elsewhere. is creative work has been exhibited online and at art venues including SIGGRAPH, Documenta Madrid, The American Philosophical Society Museum, Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum, and elsewhere. You can learn more about his work at www.roderickcoover.com.

Scott Rettberg (b. 1970) is Professor of Digital Culture in the department of Linguistic, Literary, and Aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen. Rettberg was the project leader of ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice), a HERA-funded collaborative research project, and the founder of the Electronic Literature Organization. Rettberg is the author or coauthor of novel-length works of electronic literature, combinatory poetry, and films including The Unknown, Kind of Blue, Implementation, Frequency, Three Rails Live, Toxicity and others. His creative work has been exhibited online and at art venues including the Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum, Palazzo dell Arti Napoli, Beall Center, the Slought Foundation, The Krannert Art Museum, and elsewhere.


The showing is free and open to the public, and we hope to see you all there!


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