Poetry. AN INTERFACE FOR A FRACTAL LANDSCAPE is an exploration of potential networking between organic life and digitally recreated nature on a virtual terrain. Taking its cues from a variety of media, including concrete poetry, artists' books, science fiction, nature poetry, and information science, the book follows the experience of an inorganic life form attempting to recreate an organic relationship between organism and landscape on an outmoded server in the era of post-anthropocene collapse. Features: slime molds, cat avatars, organic toads, digital nature, hollow mountains, water textures, archival crawler units, warm baths, interactive maps, inventory management, and poetry.
Ed Steck is the author of AN INTERFACE FOR A FRACTAL LANDSCAPE (Ugly Duckling Presse), THE GARDEN: SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENT FOR ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Rose (with Adam Marnie, Hassla), sleep as information/the fountain is a water feature (COR&P), FAR RAINBOW (Make Now Books), DoorGraphicDataRecovery (orworse press), A Time Stream in Spaces: The Cultic Parody of Time- Induced Capital (West), and THE NECRO- LUMINESCENCE OF PINK MIST (Skeleton Man Press). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. He is the editor of Theme Can, an online art and writing publication. He is a recipient of two Fund for Poetry Grants, the Artist Opportunity Grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and an Investing in Professional Artists Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation. He lives in Tampa, FL.Author City: TAMPA, FL USA