J. R. Carpenter
Born on a farm in rural Nova Scotia, Carpenter studied at the Art Students’ League of New York and at Concordia University. In 1993 she began working in Unix and in 1995 was introduced to the Web during a Thematic Residency in “Telling Stories, Telling Tales” at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Building her first Web project in Netscape 1.1., she has continued to participate in the New Media arts community as a writer, artist, programmer, teacher, and lecturer. She also writes (with a fountain pen, she notes) print works, including essays, a novel and a collection of short stories, some of which are available at http://lucksoap.com/publications.html. She serves as the President of OBORO, a gallery and new media laboratory in Montreal. Her web art projects have been exhibited internationally, and many can be found at http://luckysoap.com/webprojects.html. Her blog (which includes a reading list) can be found at http://lucksoap.com/lapsuslinguae/index.html.