I’m very happy to add a second student anthology as a product of my involvement with Dr. Jason Boyd’s “Narrative in a Digital Age” class. Included in the anthology are the students’ poems plus their lovely and interesting responses to the projects. Check it out: http://chesspoetry.com/playingwriting/eng-921-student-anthology-fall-semester/
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New ENG 921 Student Anthology!
Jennifer Shahade & The ChessBard: A Blindfold Exhibition
On September 18th, 2015, two time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion Jennifer Shahade played a blindfold chess exhibition at Ryerson University’s Student Learning Center against Aaron Tucker; both of their moves were translated in poems in real time. You can find a full recap by Joshua Arthur Peter White-Crummey at the Ryersonian, complete with additional pictures plus video (included below here) of the event and interviews with the participants at http://www.ryersonian.ca/blindfolded-chess-match-transformed-into-digital-poetry-at-slc/.
You can find further pictures of the event at: http://chesspoetry.com/playingwriting/jennifer-shahade-the-chessbard-a-blindfold-exhibition/
The ChessBard at the ELO & A New Interview
The ChessBard is included with a number of other astounding pieces as part of the Electronic Literature Festival Exhibition: http://elo2015.h.uib.no/index.html So thrilled to be included with such amazing works!
As well, a short interview with Aaron Tucker with Rob Mclennan as part of the ChessBard being included in this month’s Touch the Donkey: http://touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/08/ttd-supplement-32-five-questions-for.html
Beatriz Hausner “First is the Beloved” Up under Responses + ELO Conference in Bergen
So incredibly excited to have Beatriz Hausner’s response “First is the Beloved” up at http://chesspoetry.com/playingwriting/beatriz-hausner-first-is-the-beloved/. A taste!
First is the Beloved: he Entreats and raises the stakes to Fourth
of seventh month. Next is the Beloved and he Forwards the Sixth
place of white and moves Two to black. Enters the Beloved to Fifth.
there is a house. Not Deciding on Five the Beloved moves in again
on the Third he Decides to find the significance of the number Four
he is Deciding the Beloved for the Sixth time and multiplies again
by Four. Net white. Fair black Three times Get to Six with Five Behind
not Caring about those Four times or however many the Beloved
it matters Not to Be Six times Six. Be. Being Three decades since
the Beloved got Going to the Seventh year this one be lucky seven.
As well, roughly two weeks until Aaron is in Bergen, Norway for the ELO Conference with the ChessBard. So excited! To keep up with all events and chesspoetry follow our twitter account at https://twitter.com/chessbard and/or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chessbard
An upcoming performance!
An upcoming performance at the MLC building at Ryerson University, March 30th 5-6. I’ll be playing against Dr. Jason Boyd and we’ll be translating the game as we go. Winner gets his poem read! Hope to see you there!
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- Adolf Anderssen vs Jean Dufresne (Berlin (1852))
- Adolf Anderssen vs Lionel Adalbert Bagration Felix Kieseritsky (London (1851))
- Deep Thought vs Garry Kasparov
- Donald Byrne vs Robert James Fischer
- Dr. Tyrell vs Sebastian: From Blade Runner
- Frank Poole vs HAL-9000
- Garry Kasparov vs Deep Blue
- Garry Kasparov vs The World (1999)
- Gioachino Greco vs NN (Rome (1619)): “The Earliest Recorded Chess Game”
- Moriarty vs Holmes: From A Game of Shadows
- Murphy (White) Vs. Mr. Endon (Black)
- Napoleon vs The Turk
- Paul Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard (Paris (1858))
- Through the Looking Glass
- Turing Chess Program vs Alick Glennie (Manchester (1952))