Writing is... by Fülöp, Bouchardon & Co.

Writing is screenshot


Writing is... screenshot featuring a popup window with a cat that says Welcome to HyperWorld

Artists: Erika Fülöp, Serge Bouchardon, & students at Université de technologie de Compiègne

Note: If you are looking this in Google Chrome with the Translate plugin active, you will need to switch to French mode to see the text that appears when you click on an image in the center. (The text is there in English mode, just in a very light color. You can also highlight the faint text to view it.)

Developed through an interdisciplinary collaboration between Erika Fülöp (Université de Toulouse), Serge Bouchardon (Université de technologie de Compiègne), and students at the latter institution, "Writing is…" is an interactive website that invites to think actively about writing in its complexity and expansion in the contemporary coded and multimedia environment. At the same time, it is designed to grow a collection of user-generated verbo-visual propositions about the various meanings of, and associations with, writing across times, cultures, arts and other fields.

Serge Bouchardon (http://www.utc.fr/~bouchard/) is Professor at the Université de technologie de Compiègne (Alliance Sorbonne Université, France), where he teaches interactive writing. His research focuses on digital literature. As an author (http://www.sergebouchardon.com/), he is particularly interested in the way the gestures specific to the Digital contribute to the construction of meaning.

Erika Fülöp is Professor of of Twenty-first-century Literature, Digital Humanities and Creative Writing at the Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès (France). In 2020 she completed a monograph co-authored with Gilles Bonnet and Gaëlle Théval on French creative literary experimentation on YouTube (‘Qu’est-ce que la LittéraTube?’), and in 2021, adventured into learning to code and co-creating a digital work thanks to an EPSRC grant with a view to carrying out truly interdisciplinary research and analyses of electronic literature.