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Alan Liu on Thu, 11 Dec 2008 04:56:12 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> New "Agrippa" Primary Sources


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_Agrippa (a book of the dead)_ appeared in 1992 as a collaboration between
artist Dennis Ashbaugh, author William Gibson, and publisher Kevin Begos,
Jr. On December 9, 2008--the sixteenth anniversary of the original
"Transmission" event debuting Agrippa--The Agrippa Files
(http://agrippa.english.ucsb.edu) announces the release of two major new
discoveries for scholars and fans:

* An emulated "run" of the entire original Agrippa poem, made possible by
the forensic recovery of the code containing Gibson's text from a mint
condition Agrippa diskette loaned by collector Allan Chasanoff.  This is the
first public view of Agrippa in its original incarnation (that is, its
custom-made behaviors and interface) since 1992.

       direct link:
http://agrippa.english.ucsb.edu/category/the-book-subcategories/the-poem-run
ning-in-emulation

* An hour's worth of never-before-seen footage from the December 9, 1992,
public debut of Agrippa at the Americas Society in New York City during the
"Transmission" event. This footage, shot by "Templar, Rosehammer, and
Pseudophred" is the source of the transcription of the text that was
released online within hours of the event.

       direct link:
http://agrippa.english.ucsb.edu/category/documents-subcategories/the-hack

These materials are accompanied by high-resolution images, stills from the
video, screenshots, and a bit-level copy of the disk image itself, all
publicly accessible with the permission of Kevin Begos, Jr., William Gibson,
Allan Chasanoff, "Templar," and "Rosehammer."

We are also pleased to be releasing a major new full-length essay
documenting the process of recovering these materials and exploring their
significance for the study of the work: Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, with Doug
Reside and Alan Liu, "No Round Trip: Two New Primary Sources for Agrippa."

       direct link:
http://agrippa.english.ucsb.edu/kirschenbaum-matthew-g-with-doug-reside-and-
alan-liu-no-round-trip-two-new-primary-sources-for-agrippa

The Agrippa Files, a project of the UC Santa Barbara English Department's
Literature.Culture.Media Center, was aided by the Maryland Institute for
Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and the Digital Forensics Lab at
University of Maryland, College Park, in recovering and releasing these
materials. Special thanks to Doug Reside and Matt Kirschenbaum for their
efforts.

Alan Liu
Professor and Chair
Department of English,
UC Santa Barbara
ayliu {AT} english.ucsb.edu
http://liu.english.ucsb.edu/

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director,
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) University of
Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
http://www.mith.umd.edu/
http://www.otal.umd.edu/~mgk/
http://mechanisms-book.blogspot.com/



--
Matthew Kirschenbaum
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director,
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) University of
Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
http://www.mith.umd.edu/
http://www.otal.umd.edu/~mgk/
http://mechanisms-book.blogspot.com/


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