Everdeen Tree (USA) writes and images collaboratively in a variety of online (and offline) projects.
As a webwriter, my primary interest is in collaborative projects.
I am a founding member -- [ev] -- of Jevalenazdeth, a collaboration which began at trAce in its community discussion area, the trAce WebBoard, on 11 April 2000. The Collaborative Writing conference was created there at the request of Jevalenazdeth. A single login was shared for creative writing that was characterized by intense interwriting and revising with real-time and performative aspects.
Jevalenazdeth has since expanded to other venues, including the site at crosswinds, but continues to explore (and exploit) features of the WebBoard environment.
Maev is a collaboration with Pauline Masurel. We frequently use online spaces (the trAce WebBoard and LinguaMOO, among others) for drafting, as well as discussion and revision. In addition, we occasionally meet for a writing week at North Point in the UK.
Speedy Solstice Stichomither was written and revised inside one WebBoard post during the course of the Summer Solstice on 21 June 2000 and may be found in Alan McDonald's the longest day / the shortest day. See also: stichomither
QUICK-SHIFT began in November 2001 with the idea of a January Writing Event. This idea was discussed and developed by trAcers sharing ideas in chat, on WebBoard and through e-mails. Final definition of the January Event was led by Andrew Oldham, who wrote the "seed" text and the "goal text", and myself. Assistance in testing the project set-up and in guiding writers during the event was provided by the Shift Keys: Nicki Hastie, Pauline Masurel, Glenis Stott, and Jane Tandy. Twenty-eight writers from six countries participated in thirty-one hours of intense and interactive writing online in realtime during the weekend of 26-27 January 2002.
I manage the QUICK-SHIFT site. It will eventually contain a full record of the event: the text as it was written, logs from the chatrooms and posts from the discussion board. Collaborative revisions of the January text -- as well as future projects using the QUICK-SHIFT environment -- will be found here.
Alan McDonald's project that invited contributions for specific imaginary countries. I contributed to cyberspace (cyber's pace) and to dream islands (crossing to the East). I served as co-ordinator for the country of erewhon, as well as writing several pieces.
Alan McDonald's Solstice project. All pieces had to be e-mailed to him on the Solstice, 21 June 2000, and were immediately placed on the site. In addition to the Maev piece mentioned above, I submitted to him On the Case.
During the course of her writer's attachment at trAce, Nicki Hastie created a magnetic poetry set that celebrated her love of road movies.
journey is my contribution to her collection of poems discovered in those tiles.
Helen Whitehead's project exploring the connections between the textile industry and the internet, developed under a Year-Of-The-Artist (YOTA) grant. Helen and I wrote a Tanka of Terms together.