New Critical Resident at the Artengine Blog

Artengine and Vague Terrain are pleased to welcome Jaenine Parkinson as our new Critical Blogging Resident. Jaenine has started her year long residence with Artengine and Vague Terrain with a trip to the cutting edge Elektra Festival in Montréal. You can read her posts about Elektra here on our blog or over at

Over the course of the year Jaenine will be using the Artengine and Vague Terrain blogs as creative spaces for critical discourse around the media arts and creative technological expression. If you want to get in touch please feel free to email her at

More about Jaenine Parkinson

Jaenine Parkinson is a writer and curator from New Zealand. Prior to moving to Ottawa in January, she was the Director of an experimental art project space in the lower South Island of New Zealand. Her art history masters thesis examined interactivity in digital art and became the basis of an undergraduate university course she taught at the University of Auckland.

More about Vague Terrain

Vague Terrain is a web based digital arts publication that showcases the creative practice of a variety of artists, musicians and scholars. Vague Terrain produces three to four journal issues a year and these themed publications often emerge from the expertise and network of niche guest curators (who have recently included Joshua Noble, Kim Cascone and Paul Prudence). Content consists of curated visual, audio and written works, and over the last two years the journal has been complimented with an increasingly active blog produced by a team of international contributors.


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