Revamping Editing: The Invisible Art CANCELLED!

Maureen Evans (Poetica), Blaine Cook (Poetica)
Location: Astor Ballroom Level:
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Done right, an editor’s work is invisible to readers — so goes tradition. What if we change that? What beauty, value and joy may be shared in opening editing up to the Web? Tools related to production and distribution of content are proliferating, but other aspects of publishing are unchanged from ten years ago. Co-founders discuss building Poetica, a place to write better together.

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Maureen Evans


Maureen Evans is a London-based author and co-founder of Poetica, a place to write better together. She’s a poet determined to change the game, passionate about community resiliance, de-centralised publishing, and experimental forms. Maureen wrote a first collection of poetry at Queens University of Belfast — but her first published book is a reference cookbook in 1000 tweets, Eat Tweet (Artisan). Say hi to @maureen and @cookbook.

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Blaine Cook


Blaine Cook is London-based sociotechnologist and co-founder of Poetica, a place to write better together. He is a hacker dissatisfied by simply building software. Through numerous collaborations, he has developed protocols and concepts that are forming the basis for many social internet technologies yet to come. His past work as the founding architect of Twitter has seen broad adoption both culturally and technologically.


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