Algolit

Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-literature, free code and texts. The group was initiated in 2012 by Catherine Lenoble and An Mertens.
Since then, the algoliterarian space has been created and recreated together with: Nicolas Malevé, Olivier Heinry, Stéphanie Villayphiou, Brendan Howell, Gijs De Heij, Christina Cochior, Hans Lammerant, Manetta Berends, Mia Melvaer, Olivier Perriquet.

The group meets regularly following the principles of the Oulipo-meetings: they share work and thoughts and create together, with or without the company of an invitee. Algolit is open to anyone interested in exchanging practises around digital ways of reading and writing.
Recent topics and announcements: http://algolit.constantvzw.org
Feel free to sign up for the mailinglist: https://listes.domainepublic.net/listinfo/algolit


Related events

Contested Tongues

2016
For Contested Tongues, an event by Witte de With Class of ’16, Algolit members Manetta Berends, Gijs de Heij and An Mertens will present a performative lecture in which they will use texts of the (...)

Stories from the Algorithmic Forest

2016
As a contribution to ’elif n°1 : Résistance électronique, stratégie éditoriale et cyberféminisme’, a seminar reserved for students of Ensba Lyon and Esad Saint-Etienne, An Mertens will present a series (...)

Playing around with style and Freeling

2016
Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-littérature, free code and text. On Saturday 19th March Olivier Perriquet will demonstrate how to address cognitive exhaustion and detect (...)

Writing with film

2016
Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-littérature, free code and text. On Tuesday 23rd February 2016 (10-18h) Gijs De Heij will lead a hands-on workshop on building libraries of (...)

Algorithms as storytellers

Constant member An Mertens will give a workshop and a lecture at Consonni, a producer of contemporary art, located in Bilbao since 1997. This event is part of the programme LaPublika, a series of (...)

Ecrire àl’ère d’Internet - Schrijvers op het net

2015
Constant member An Mertens will present a series of algoliterary works for the audience of Passaporta. Writer Diane Meur will present how she uses the internet for her work. Author Annelies (...)

The digital at the heart of intercultural encounters

2015
Constant member An Mertens will participate in this round table around the idea of the commons in artistic and digital creation. This encounter is organised by ScriptaLinea, a network of writing (...)

Algorithmic Wildlife

2015
Constant member An Mertens will take part in this evening programme of Coded Matter(s) in De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, with a presentation of her research on ’Algorithmic storytellers’. Other (...)

Close-reading Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing

2015
As part of the residency of artists Billy Bultheel & Enad Marouf in Brussels, Constant will be co-organising a close-reading session of Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing on 5, 6, 7th June (...)

Text & code or algoliterature

2015
Kask, School of Arts in Gent, is organising a project week on the topic of Open Tools. Students from 9 different ateliers will collaborate. Constant member An Mertens is invited by the Media Art (...)