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Illya Szilak

new york
Illya Szilak uses open source media and collaborations forged via the Internet to create transmedia novels. Shaped by her experiences as a practicing physician, her artistic practice explores mortality, embodiment, identity and belief in a media inundated and increasingly virtual world.

Her first novel Reconstructing Mayakovsky was selected for the second Electronic Literature Collection and was a jury pick for the Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo in 2010. Her second Queerskins www.queerskins.com was recognized by the Webby Awards as one of the best Net Art sites of 2012.

She blogs on art and literature for the Huffington Post including, most recently, a series on "born digital" literature. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/illya-szilak/