Critical Wit #45 – Using New Media to Create Art

In the second of this two-episode interview, Sophie Bushwick talks with Peggy Nelson, a new media artist who’s currently using Twitter to tell the amazing survival story of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton. In the previous episode, Nelson provided a detailed overview of Shackleton’s perilous 1914 expedition.  In this episode, Nelson describes how Twitter can be used as a narrative medium, as well as other new media that Nelson utilizes to create art.  You can find out more about Peggy Nelson by visiting her website, as well as her author page at  And don’t forget, you can follow Ernest Shackleton on Twitter at!/EShackleton and be a witness to his struggle for survival.



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