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Really System Issue Fifteen: Lastly, My Seer

I somehow missed announcing on here that Really System Issue Fifteen is now in the world!

If you look closely, there’s a self portrait in the cover, taken in the archives of the Experimental Television Center exhibition at Cornell a few months back.

Really System Issue 11: Yes, Sell My Art is in the world

Go read Really System Issue 11. It’s great! The cover is a production still from my film “kind of.”


Two more small films

Kelly & I participated in the Syracuse Super 8 Film Festival again this year, and our films are now viewable online. This year we did two films, due to camera malfunction. One’s in color, one b&w. The soundtracks come for This One comes from YouTubes of people narrating their collections of things, and the soundtrack to All These comes from the Psychology Today Record Series LP on memory & problem solving.

This One

“This One” by Kelly Delevan & Patrick Williams from OTS8 Syracuse on Vimeo.

All These

“All These” by Kelly Delevan & Patrick Williams from OTS8 Syracuse on Vimeo.

Here are some production stills from the shoot (in our kitchen):




I’m thrilled to have been invited to visit Wheaton College to discuss reading, writing, and technology in a TechPaths Lecture next week. I’m also very excited to be visiting a creative writing class while I’m there– we’re going to do some Really System-style treatments of the texts they’re working on.

In honor of the visit, here’s a visualization of the text of Really System Issues 1-5 I created using the Lexos integrated Lexomics workflow tool developed at Wheaton by faculty and undergraduates. I’m hoping I get to talk to some of those involved while I’m there. This image totally reminds me of the cover to Love’s Forever Changes LP, which I love to be reminded of.  Listen below. Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 6.45.12 PM

“Cinepak” in Hot Metal Bridge

One of my favorite poems that I’ve written in the last year or so, “Cinepak,” was posted today at Hot Metal Bridge. I’m so glad it found a good home.

In their note, the editors mention the litany of “Let’s’s” in the belly of the poem, which is the part I always enjoy most reading out loud to an audience. Cinepak is a video codec from the early 90s, and the poem is a reflection on compression, time, and the shifting spaces between things.

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