Rick Valicenti designed the official graphic identity and t-shirt collection for SpeidiShow, an episodic experience by electronic literature writing group Netprov and reality TV power couple, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag. Follow the project online at speidishow.com.
“What fascinates me as a creative person is the ability to create something so supremely artificial that it could still be interpreted in popular culture as transparent, artless reality!” Rob Wittig, co-founder of NetProv.
The press is a-buzzing about Spencer and Heidi's latest project!
Heidi Montag And Spencer Pratt Out-Clever Us All via Huffington Post
Check out this interview with Mark and Rob on Transpence, their first Netprov with Spencer Pratt's cell phone.
Rob Wittig’s background is a combination of Literature, Graphic Design and Digital Culture. In the early 1980s he co-founded the legendary IN.S.OMNIA electronic bulletin board with the Surrealist-style literary and art group Invisible Seattle. IN.S.OMNIA was one of the earliest online literary projects of the digital age. In 1989 he received a Fulbright grant to study the writing and graphic design of electronic literature with Jacques Derrida in Paris. Rob’s book based on that work, titled “Invisible Rendezvous,” was published in 1995. Alongside his creative projects, Rob worked for many years in major publishing and graphic design firms in Chicago. In 2008 Rob’s web project “Fall of the Site of Marsha” was among the first works of electronic literature to be archived in the Library of Congress. He is currently developing high-design, collaborative fiction projects in a form called netprov — networked improv narrative. Rob teaches in the Departments of Art and Design and Writing Studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Mark C. Marino holds an MFA from Notre Dame and a Ph.D. from UC Riverside, where he focused on chatbots, electronic literature, games, and other new media. His works include “Marginalia in the Library of Babel” and “Stravinsky’s Muse” He is the founder and editor of Bunk Magazine. He currently teaches writing at the University of Southern California. His latest work “a show of hands” is an adaptive hypertext novella. He is the Director of Communication of the Electronic Literature Organization. His recent scholarship has launched and developed the explication of computer source code in the area he calls Critical Code Studies. He has also been developing online tools for teaching writing including The Topoi Pageflakes and 22 Short Films about Grammar.