Powering Up / Powering Down 1/30/04-2/1/04
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Shelley Jackson

“The Shelley Jackson Vocational School for Ghost Speakers and Hearing-Mouth Children”

Shelley Jackson will announce the imminent launch of the web annex to the Shelley Jackson Vocational School for Ghost Speakers and Hearing-Mouth Children, founded in 1898 by the first Shelley Jackson, and will demonstrate the use of devices (easily constructed with scissors, paper and glue) to help channel the voices of the dead.


Shelley Jackson is the author of the story collection The Melancholy of Anatomy and the acclaimed hypertexts Patchwork Girl, The Doll Games and My Body, and several children's books. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Grand Street, Conjunctions and The Paris Review, and she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Howard Foundation grant. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the Pratt Institute and the New School. She is currently tattooing a story on volunteers, one word at a time.

“Powering Up/Powering Down” is sponsored in part by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), and the UC San Diego Department of Music in connection with the departments of Visual Arts, Music, and Literature at UCSD along with the UC Riverside and Los Angeles campuses.