Eduardo Kac {biografie} {fullpaper}

Transformative Textuality: From Light to Life

In the early '80s Eduardo Kac pioneered "Holopoetry", a new kind of poetry that employs the unique possibilities of the holography medium and that anticipated many of the concerns later expressed by hypertext. Kac has continued to chart new territory with his explorations in digital poetry, and more recently with his use of living organisms as a medium for writing and reading, as exemplified by his groundbreaking transgenic work entitled "Genesis". In "Genesis", Kac explores the notion that biological processes are now programmable, as well as capable of storing and processing data in ways not unlike digital computers.