online / talk

atl.history #1 – joanne mcneil

12 Apr



free admission



New technologies and cultural developments are often synonymous with erasure; forgetting why or how we used to do some things, and what words or communities meant. Addressing moments, practices and works that have faded from memory (or have been completely forgotten) over the last three decades, alt.history conversation cycle features experts in culture and aesthetics, in a reflection that seeks to resurface and re-examine the lost narratives of digital culture. This programme is curated by Holo (, a Canadian editorial and curatorial platform, created in 2012, which focuses on emerging trajectories in art, science and technology.

 #1 – joanne mcneil 

Joanne McNeil is a writer, editor and art critic. Known for her personal essays on technology, she is the author of “Lurking: How a Person Became a User,” a publication that delves into and identifies the primary concerns of online communities and their relationship to search, security, privacy, identity, community, anonymity and visibility. McNeil won the inaugural Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation Arts Writing Award. She has been a resident at Eyebeam, a fellow of the Logan Nonfiction Program, and an instructor at the School for Poetic Computation.



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