xtine burrough & Sabrina Starnaman

xtine burrough is a hybrid artist. She uses remix as a strategy for engaging networked audiences in critical participation at the intersection of media art and digital poetry. She has recently authored Foundations of Digital Art and Design, 2nd Edition and is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies and the forthcoming The Routledge Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities. A Professor and Area Head of Design + Creative Practice in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas, burrough is the Creative Director of LabSynthE, a laboratory for synthetic, electronic poetry.

Sabrina Starnaman researches socially-engaged literature, particularly Progressive Era (1880-1930) American texts about women’s activism, urbanism, and disability that explores how activists remediated exploitative labor practices, racism, and poverty. Her work brings the voices of overlooked writers, particularly women writers, back into the public consciousness. Starnaman is an Associate Professor of Instruction of Literature and Director of Research for LabSynthE, a laboratory for synthetic, electronic poetry at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Upon meeting at UT Dallas in fall 2015, burrough and Starnaman discovered a shared passion for activism, embodiment, and literature. The two became fast friends and quickly set forth to merge burrough’s artistic interventions with Starnaman’s expertise in literature and progressive era activism. Together they developed The Laboring Self (2017-18), a project funded by the Dallas Museum of Art, Humanities Texas, and Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., Epic Hand Washing in a Time of Lost Narratives and A Kitchen of One's Own (2020), commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery, London as part of their ongoing program, Data/Set/Match.