Josephine Wilson is a Perth based writer. Her practice embraces several
forms, including on-line hypertext, criticism, fiction and performance.
A recent on-line collaboration, Cipher, with Linda Carroli, will be launched
in September 1999. In 1997 she participated in a virtual residency, Water
Always Writes in *Plural, with Brisbane writer Linda Carroli. This project
was initiated by The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), and
the Electronic Writing Ensemble. Her performance work includes The Geography
of Haunted Places and Two Valeries (both with Erin Hefferon); and Customs,
commissioned by The Theatre of Desire. She is currently completing a novel
as part of a Masters at the University of Queensland.
EXTRACT: I am not alone. What does it mean to write in the electronic
age? What can an on-line environment offer writers struggling to form communities?
Taking my own experience as a starting point, I will outline the outstanding
benefits and very real challenges to writers that the internet can provide.