Geniwate is a new media artist and writer from Australia. Her poem, Nepabuma, was shortlisted for the 2001 Electronic Literature Organization Award.

New Media and Old: The Limits of Continuity


Lev Manovich makes the first sustained case for a new media theory, but with cinema as his starting point he has a hard time engaging the non-representational artforms and aural explorations to be found there. So argues the Australian media writer, geniwate.

The Electronic Swarm of City and Self


Jenny Weight reviews William Mitchell’s third book, Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City.

Cyberlaw and Its Discontents


Setting one scholar’s legalistic solutions against texts by cyber-critics and posts by netizens and web artists, geniwate looks at the issue of copyright law online.

Fecal Profundity


Human waste takes center stage in Dominique Laporte’s unusual microhistory, a book as valuable for the anecdotes as for its argument.

Pervaded by Epistemology


A review of Writing Machines, building on a number of the book’s earlier reviewers in ebr and elsewhere.

Language rules


geniwate writes along with sexless software agents and dismantles the gender politics of the programming man and his machine.