Editor in chief: Anne-Marie Boisvert

Contributors: Patrick Ellis, David 'jhave' Johnston, Randolph Jordan, Cécile Petit, Carlo Zanni

Translation: Anne-Marie Boisvert, Jean-Pierre Fournier, Ron Ross

Promotion: Dany Pedneault

Graphic design / Webmaster: Anne-Marie Boisvert

Anne-Marie Boisvert

Anne-Marie Boisvert completed a Bachelor's degree and pursued graduate studies in French literature (with a concentration in textual theory and Lacanian psychoanalysis) at Université de Montréal. She holds a Master's degree and has pursued doctoral studies in the analytic philosophy of language and exact sciences at Université de Montréal. She worked as a research and teaching assistant in Université de Montréal's philosophy department and has taught philosophy at Collège de Maisonneuve.

Since October 2001, Anne-Marie Boisvert is the Editor in Chief of the CIAC's Electronic Magazine, while also maintaining the organization's Web site. She has published many papers on web art and hypertextuality.


  • "Create/Destroy" in Magazine électronique du CIAC, no 10, March 2000.
  • "Littérature électronique et hypertexte" ("Electronic Literature and Hypertext") in Revue des Ressources (France), December 2000, et in Magazine électronique du CIAC, no 9, December 1999.
  • "Cybertext" in Magazine électronique du CIAC, no 13, July 2001.
  • "Giselle Beiguelman. Das Buch nach dem Buch, 1999-2000", in IM BUCHSTABENFELD. die zukunft der literatur, Peter Weibel, ed., neue galerie graz, 2001, pp: p.71-76.
  • "CHANCE AND NECESSITY: About Sound-Based Web Works" in Magazine électronique du CIAC, no 15, Summer 2002.
  • "Esquisse d'une poétique de la littérature numérique" in Hypertextes. Espaces virtuels de lecture et d'écriture, sous la direction de Christian Vandendorpe et Denis Bachand, 2002.
    Éditions Nota bene, Collection Littérature(s), 2002, pp: 139-157.
  • "On Bricolage. Assembling Culture with Whatever Comes to Hand"
    in HorizonZero 08: Remix: generate / regenerate / transform,
    Banff New Media Institute, April/May 2003.
  • "Le poème, de la page à l'écran : interprétation, illustration, adaptation", in Les Navigations technologiques, Richard Barbeau et Ollivier Dyens, eds. VLB (Spring 2004).

Patrick Ellis

Patrick Ellis is currently finishing a degree in film studies and English literature at Concordia University. He is the author of a self-published comic book, Fourth Season, as well as ongoing works on the Baron Munchausen and his various incarnations.

Publications :

  • "The Cinematic Legacy of Baron Munchausen", in Offscreen, September 2003
  • "Debauchery! Dreams of a Rarebit Munchausen", in Offscreen, September 2003

David 'jhave' Johnston

David 'jhave' Johnston is a multimedia-poet currently living in Montreal. Among other artistic activities, he has exhibited site-specific installations with the Symbiosis Collective, written and directed multi-media theatre with the Collective Unconscious Collective, recorded spoken-word electronica for the now-defunct underground ZOI label, contributed to a CD-ROM project entitled Navigations technologiques, modified video for the Transmedia2002 festival, completed a music video for Brian Sanderson, worked as research assistant for Obx Active-Text project, and spoken sporadically at conferences on webart,

He is currently in his final year of a computer science degree at Concordia University.

Before devoting himself completely to digital creation in 1998, jhave finished a six-year exploratory-font project of handwritten mixed-media which was entitled Book. The web project NomadLingo, a year long exploration of digitally-generated mobile-text work, was created from April1/2000 to April 1/2001 and exhibited as monthly installments at

Recent webworks: Inter-face (september 2003) can be seen at Turbulence; Video in a cab: teletaxi; Flaws, 2003 (see the commentary by the artist in this issue).


  • "On the Materiality of Meaning. Mobile Text & the New Paradigms of Virtual Literature", in Year01, 2001.
  • "Programming as Poetry. A few brief musings on Antiorp, Kurzweil, and Stallman", in Year01, 2002.


Randolph Jordan

Randolph Jordan is a recent graduate of the MA Film Studies programme at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal, and is currently enrolled in Concordia's Interdisciplinary PhD Humanities programme. His research in the MA programme focused on sound/image relationships in the cinema, specifically within the films of David Lynch.

In the Interdisciplinary PhD Humanities programme he is continuing his interest in sound theory and practice, combining the fields of film studies, electroacoustic music and intertextuality studies to explore how the complex audio-visual relationships that inherently make up cinema of all kinds can benefit from perspectives outside the realm of film scholarship. He is also a practicing musician and filmmaker, and is a regular contributor to and


  • "Cult Cats in FanTasia Space - Suicide, Regeneration, and a Tear upon Waking: Fantasia 2003", in Offscreen, October 2003
  • "FanTasia 2003: Part 2 - Suicide is for the Birds: Takashi Miike’s Tales of De-territorializing Flight at Fantasia 2003 and Beyond" in Offscreen, October 2003


Cécile Petit

Cécile Petit holds a degree in arts as well as a master degree and a DESS in multimedia creation (Université de Provence à Marseille, France). In 2002, she was an assistant editor (trainee) for the CIAC's Electronic Magazine to which she still contributes. She also worked for Archée.

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Carlo Zanni

Carlo Zanni is an Italian painter and Web artist. He works between Milan and New York.

He studied at the IED - European Institute of Design and has a degree in Web Master. His work has been shown at the PS1 Museum NY, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago and at the first Tirana Triennial, among other places, as well as at the Biennale de Montréal 2002, in the web art section.



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