I’m in the process of redesigning arras.net and updating the information. It hasn’t had a major overhaul in about seven years.
The earliest version of the most recent design (with the Roy Batty talking Flash logo) is from May 29, 2002, as archived on the Wayback Machine, but this is missing the wallpaper and other graphical elements. I’ll be putting an archived version of the old design up in the web design section of the new site.
This redesign will serve more as a portfolio of my work in poetry and digital art, with sections on my web design, graphic design, video work, and publishing. I haven’t decided if I will have an extensive links page on this site to digital literature that I find interesting, or if I will save that for sites specifically geared toward education and critical writing.
For now, I’ve thrown up the old “about bks” page from my blog, Free Space Comix. This, too, has to be updated. The links on the right work, but are incomplete and not edited. Cheers…
Brian Kim Stefans has published several books of poetry including Free Space Comix (Roof Books, 1998), Gulf (Object Editions, 1998, downloadable at ubu.com) and Angry Penguins (Harry Tankoos, 2000), along with several chapbooks, most recently “What Does It Matter?” from Barque Press.
Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics, a collection of essays, poetry and interviews, appeared in 2003 from Atelos.
His newest books are What Is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (Factory School, 2006), collecting over six years of poetry, and Before Starting Over: Selected Writings and Interviews 1994-2005, to be published in September, 2006, by Salt Publishing.
He is the editor of the /ubu (”slash ubu”) series of e-books at www.ubu.com/ubu and the creator of arras.net, devoted to new media poetry and poetics, where most of his work, including his own series of Arras e-books, can be found.
His internet art and digital poems, such as “The Truth Interview (with Kim Rosenfield)” and the “Flash Polaroids” appear at Ubu, Rhizome, How2, Jacket and Turbulence. “The Dreamlife of Letters” was published by Coach House Books. These and many other works can all be found at arras.net.
His blog is called Free Space Comix, and often contains criticism of new books of poetry and electronic art, though it is mostly a forum for his gripes about the world. Previous incarnations of Free Space Comix can be found here and here. He also edited the anti-war blog for artists and poets, Circulars.