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A courtyard with stone pavings. Transparent pages from medieval illuminated manuscripts hang like tapestries.

The Decameron Collective

The Decameron Collective is a group of nine scholars and artists from Canada who have, since March of 2020, engaged in a weekly practice of collaborating, co-creating, and curating.  ​​


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Memory Eternal | Вічна Пам'ять (2023) is a VR world designed for Oculus.  This work emerges in the wake of a global trauma, and expresses grieving at two scales – personal and collective. In the wake of crises, what do we want to remember and how? What futures should we imagine? How does care ground a wounded world?

Exhibitions: Electronic Literature Association Conference and Media Arts Festival, Coimbra, Portugal, July 12-15, 2023.​

I imagine and it

becomes a memory..."

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The Decameron 2.0 (2022) is an interactive explorable web-based world that takes its cue from Giovanni Boccaccio's medieval narrative set in Florence during the Black Plague. Featuring 100 co-created poetic thought experiments, it offers an audio, video, and textual living archive of life during the pandemic that centers women's experience.


Toronto Metropolitan University RUBIX Catalyst, Jan 27, 2022

Electronic Literature Association Conference and Media Arts Festival, Como Italy, May 30-June 1, 2022.




The Decameron 2.0 was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2022 Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature by the Electronic Literature Organization.

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