Caitlin Fisher wins international digital poetry prize

From Y-File, February 27, 2009:

Film Professor Caitlin Fisher wins international digital poetry prize
York film Professor Caitlin Fisher, Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture, is co-winner of the City of Vinaròs 4th International Digital Literature Award 2008 prize in poetry, a first for a Canadian.

The award is for outstanding work in digital poetry. Fisher won the City of Vinaròs prize, along with 2,500 euros, for her work “Andromeda”, an augmented reality journey poem about stars, loss and women named Isabel.

The work uses a unique authoring environment, Jit/tag, pioneered in the Augmented Reality Lab at York under Fisher’s direction. The technology makes it easy for artists to explore robust, multiple and simultaneous fiducial recognition with sound. The Augmented Reality Lab is part of the Future Cinema Lab in York’s Faculty of Fine Arts.

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The Future Cinema Lab is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of CanadaCanada Research Chairs, York Research, Ontario Innovation Trust, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.