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Confirmed Interviewee: Mez Breeze
By gabriel | Published: January 19, 2011
Mez Breeze writes unique “mezangelle” code poetry that has been equated with the work of Shakespeare, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson, and Larry Wall. She has exhibited extensively since the early 90’s (e.g. Wollongong World Women Online 1995, ISEA Chicago + ARS Electronica 1997, The Metropolitan Museum Tokyo 1999, SIGGRAPH 1999 & 2000, _Under_Score_ @The Brooklyn Academy of Music 2001, p0es1s Berlin 2004, Dissention Convention @Postmaster Gallery New York 2004, Arte Nuevo InteractivA Mexico 2005, Radical Software Italy 2006, New Media Scotland 2008, the Laguna Art Museum California 2009 and Arnolfini Gallery Bristol 2010). Her awards include the 2001 JavaMuseum Artist Of The Year, the 2002 Newcastle New Media Prize, and winner of the 2006 Site Specific Index Page Competition. Mez is also a Synthetic Ecology Strategist and Game Theorist who practices _Poetic Game Interventions_ (the creative manipulation of MMO parameters in order to disrupt or comment on various aspects of augmented states). She is the executive editor of the blog _Augmentology 1[L]0[L]1_, a working manual discussing the formation and evolution of synthetic environments. She is a Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011 nominee at this year’s Transmediale for her work on Social Tesseracting.