Electronic Literature


geniwate (Jenny Weight) received a BA with honors at the University of New England in 1990, a Master of Arts at Flinders University in 1994, and a Ph.D. from RMIT in Melbourne, Australian in 2007. She currently is a lecturer in the School of Applied Communication at RMIT, teaching courses in networked and programmed media and media theory. Her research includes aspects of networked and programmed media including the Internet, mobile phones, and computer games. Under her creative name geniwate, she created rice, co-winner of the 1999 trAce-Alt-X International Hypertext Competition, and concatenation, winner of the 2004 Mayne Award for Multimedia at the Adelaide Festival. She has also produced a .soap opera for mobile phones, RL~. With Deena Larsen, she created The princess murderer (2003), about which she has commented that the surface narrative is underlain by a “semi-subliminal narrative about performative textuality and world-creation. The act of writing code infested the act of writing narrative and vice versa.”