A Guide to Cultural Invention
Craig J. Saper
Foreword by Laura Kipnis
Craig J. Saper
Univ. of Minnesota Press, July 2001
|The Fluxus Reader
by edited by Ken Friedman Chicester
West Sussex , New York : Academy Editions, 1998
"Fluxus as a Laboratory"
by Craig Saper
|Directed by Allen Smithee
Jeremy Braddock and Stephen Hock, Editors
Foreword by Andrew Sarris
Included essays by Craig Saper
University of Minnesota Press, 2000
Economies: Six Degrees of Boggs by Craig Saper|
Craig Saper at the Kelly Writers House presents on Fluxus
"Something Else Politics"
Networking Artists & Poets: Assembling's from the Ruth & Marvin Sackner
Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry Curated by Craig Saper
Craig Saper, “Introduction: Interactive Style”
|"Critical Practice: The cultural studies
method seeks to explain the determining contexts of particular texts, whereas
semiotic studies often limit analysis to the internal workings of texts.
neither cultural studies, which examines how contexts determine aesthetic
production, nor semiotics, which studies the structures of texts, enables
us to focus on a third possibility: social situations that function as part
of an artwork or poem (that is sociopoetic works)." Saper, Craig, J.
" Sociopoetics: When aesthetic and poetic decisions embodied in artworks lead to a heightened or changed social situation, one needs to describe these forms as sociopoetic rather than as artworks within particular social contexts. The social situation is part of a sociopoetic experiment." Saper, Craig, J. Networked Art.
"It is not simply that audiences play a role in understanding and appreciating certain formal or semantic patterns; the audience also functions as part of the code, especially when we examine texts that are dependent on networks." Saper, Craig, J. Networked Art.
"In sociopoetic works, this inherently social process of constructing texts is expanded to the point that individual pages or poems mean less than the distribution and compilation machinery or social apparatus." Saper, Craig, J. Networked Art.
"Intimate bureaucracy: An intimate bureaucracy makes poetic use of the trappings of large bureaucratic systems and procedures (e.g., logos, stamps) to create intimate aesthetic situations, including the pleasures of sharing a special knowledge or a new language among a small network of participants." Saper, Craig, J. Networked Art.
"Situation machine: The computer, first and foremost, represents itself and its workings. it does not have a singular mechanical process; rather, it depends on a series of translations from one code to the next in order to work. likewise, the Internet is a situation-making machine rather than a thing." Saper, Craig, J. Networked Art.
of Adjacency, a graduate theory seminar.
Artificial Mythologies - International Relations Through Popular Culture.
Seminar in Critical Theory: Electronic Textuality Course cites Saper's Intimate Bureaucracies &
Infrastructuralism: Networked Introduction to Assemblings
|Craig Saper, Professor and Coordinator of the
Texts and Technology PhD program in the English Department at UCF, is the
author of Networked Art (2001) and Artificial Mythologies (1997), both published
by the University of Minnesota Press. He has published more than 50 articles
and reviews including recent chapters in Directed by Allen Smithee and The
Fluxus Reader. He has edited multiple volumes, organized conferences, curated
exhibits, and is on the editorial boards of a number of journals . He was
previously on the faculty at Indiana and Penn, and since the late 1990s
he has served first as the Director of the New Media Center and other administrative
positions, and later as Associate Professor at The University of the Arts.
Professor Saper received his Ph.D. in English from University of Florida in 1990.
His academic interests include Digital Rhetoric, Film and Media Studies, Networked Art and Literature.
|Craig Saper: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Phone 823-5329
|Lynn, Craig's wife, is an experimental animator
specializing in an unusual animation technique known as clay-painting, or
She is director of Summer Kitchen Studio.
Lynn Tomlinson: email@example.com