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    Thanks to 277 generous backers for our Interfictions Indiegogo Campaign, we raised $10,318 by the time our campaign ended at midnight, July 14th, 2014.  When we launched on June 3rd, we were staggered to find donations doubling almost daily, until after about 3 weeks we had reached our original target goal of $8,500, and were able to move on to our Stretch Goal of $10,000.

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    The editors of Interfictions Online are happy to announce the birth of the journal’s latest issue, on May 22, 2014!

    The Spring 2014 issue’s non-fiction offerings include Mark Craddock’s poignant collage in Aerial Acrobatics and Gender Reassignment Surgery – A How-To Guide, while Inda Lauryn’s Parallels and Transitions splices analysis of contemporary female vocalists into a graduate school memoir. Isabel Yap’s Life Is Not a Shoujo Manga speaks for itself. And in an interview with Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss, the two creators discuss their illustrated guide to writing, Wonderbook.

    The fiction offerings remix tropes from ghosts to automata, with new work by Richard Butner, Su-Yee Lin, Kat Howard, Tade Thompson and S. Craig Renfroe Jr.

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  • Technology in the Arts
    by InterstitialArts | October 30th, 2008 |

    Two weeks ago I attended one of the more interstitial conferences I’ve ever been to, the Technology in the Arts Conference sponsored by Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. As both a writer and an arts administrator/fundraiser, I found it to be an eye-opening couple of days, and I recommend it highly to both those like me who are striving to get up to speed so they understand just want a micronarrative is, and to those to whom topics like “Bridging Physical and Digital Animation Processes with Cinetropes” actually mean something.

    The conference had a strong emphasis this year on social networking, which today takes such a staggering number of forms that even the professionals are striving to keep up. But as I sat there trying to understand the strengths and weaknesses of Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, and Second Life, I came to realize that social networking, in all its infinite variety, is what IAF is all about. We’re here to meet the strong need expressed to us by so many artists participating in IAF events for greater community – across genre, across state and national boundaries, and across many media – as well as to help the world recognize how much future creativity lies in interstitiality. Artists with a quest to break down borders should be helped in that quest by the technologies that are dedicated to tearing down barriers. And so, if you have the time next year, I highly recommend a trip to Pittsburgh, where you, too, can spend a few days learning about how people will be creating art and communicating with one another about it in the future.

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