Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo & Stephanie Strickland (US)

Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo & Stephanie Strickland

participants in
Flash & Thunder
Flash as a tool for artistic creations

Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo is a digital artist, technologist and educator. Her research is in the areas of integrative and interdisciplinary education, educational technology, and media experimentation. She has taught in United States, Guatemala, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and Japan. Her artwork has been internationally exhibited and performed. Cynthia’s writings have been published and presented at a variety of conferences, online journals, and books, including New Media Poetics published by MIT Press. She has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá) and a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University. Cynthia is currently Assistant Professor of Integrated Design in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons The New School for Design, and an active member of Madarts, an arts collective in Brooklyn, NY.

Stephanie Strickland is a print and new media poet. Digital works include True North, Errand, Vniverse, and two, Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot and slippingglimpse, whose scores appear in her fifth book, Zone : Zero (book + CD), Ahsahta, 2008. slippingglimpse was introduced at e-Poetry 2007 (Paris). Vniverse is part of an intermedia project, V, which includes a double book of poems from Penguin, V: WaveSon.nets/Losing L’una.

Strickland’s essays about electronic literature appear in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, ebr, The Poetry Foundation, Isotope, and volumes from MIT Press and Intellect Press (England). A director of the Electronic Literature Organization, she edited the first (2006) volume of the Electronic Literature Collection with Kate Hayles, Nick Montfort, and Scott Rettberg. She also co-edited a recent issue of the Iowa Review Web, featuring two Flash artists, and has taught hypermedia literature as part of experimental poetry at many colleges and universities.