DOUGLAS COOPER : CURRICULUM VITAE

AGENT: DAVID JOHNSTON
FACTOTUM LITERARY MANAGEMENT
33 HIAWATHA PARKWAY
PORT CREDIT, ONTARIO L5G 3S1

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


2010 (to be released) The Night of the Corpse Flower: a novel (Random House; film rights represented by the Endeavor Agency)

2007 Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help: a novel (Random House, Quercus; film rights represented by the Endeavor Agency)

2004 "Canadian Gothic" (Travel + Leisure Magazine): winner of the Lowell Thomas Gold Medal; winner of the Northern Lights Gold Medal; collected in Best American Travel Writing 2004

1998 Delirium: a novel (Hyperion, Random House of Canada, in Spanish by Andres Bello) ; excerpted in Grand Street

1993 Amnesia: a novel (Hyperion, Random House of Canada, in Italian by Fanucci)

1989-2005 Feature articles: New York Magazine (Contributing Editor), Wired, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Food&Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, The Village Voice, The Idler, Travel + Leisure etc.

1989-2005 Feature photography: Rolling Stone, Food&Wine, New York Magazine, Interiors, Travel + Leisure, The New York Times, etc. (representation by the Photoshot Stock Agency)

 

ART IN VARIOUS MEDIA


2009 Chain City, a video installation (with Diller, Scofidio + Renfro) for the Venice Biennale

2003 The Foot, a mockumentary (with Diller+Scofidio) exhibited at the Whitney Museum in New York

2003 Various Advertisements for Gender-Enhancing Pharmaceuticals (with Diller+Scofidio) exhibited at the Whitney Museum in New York

2002 Media Cut, a landscape/video installation at the Swiss Expo (with Diller+Scofidio)

2001 Amendment, a series of paintings/diagrams on mylar produced with the aid of voice recognition software and online translations services; published in Thresholds, MIT, and exhibited at White Box in New York

2001 Cacostrophe, a series of finger/knife paintings on paper, produced with the aid of various digital technologies

2001 Placemat O1, analogue/digital street photography accompanied by a manifesto

2001 Signing, a photographic investigation into signage/surveillance

2001 www.dysmedia.com, a compendium of works in various media (all content, design, coding)

2001 This Is A Recording, performance text to accompany Warren Neidich's photography; published in (t)here Magazine

2000 Motel installation at the Santa Fe Biennial (with Diller+Scofidio)

1999 We Dream of Areas Leasing Areas (with Diller+Scofidio), a permanent installation in The Brasserie, Manhattan

1997 The Secret, an avatar-based metaverse (with Adam Levite of Associates in Science, Josh Portway of Real World)

1996 Delirium, an architectural installation at the Milan Triennale (with Peter Eisenman)

1995 Indigestion, an interactive laser disc installation (with Diller+Scofidio, produced by the Banff Centre), exhibited at major galleries around the world

 

WORKS SCRIPTED AND PERFORMED


2005 The Arm of the Carnivore, a feature screenplay (rights represented by the Endeavor Agency)

2005 Doored, a feature screenplay (rights represented by the Endeavor Agency)

2004 The Life, a feature screenplay co-written with Emma-Kate Croghan

2003 Battery Park, a feature screenplay written for Emma-Kate Croghan (currently in development with Catch23)

2003 The Breast of St. Dymphna, a short story

2002 Avatar, a full-length play

1999 Jet Lag, a full-length theater piece (with Diller+Scofidio, performed as a work-in-progress at the Performing Garage on Wooster Street)

1996 Moving Target, a dance-theater piece (with Diller+Scofidio and Charleroi/Danses in Belgium: responsible for texts and voice-overs for video interventions), currently touring the world

1994 Culture Lab performance (with Atom Egoyan)

1987 Baby on a Leash, a one-act play (performed at Theatre Passe Muraille)

1986 The Candy Factory, a full-length play (performed at the George Ignatieff Theatre)

1984 Baby on a Leash, a short opera libretto (performed at the Banff Centre for the Arts)

1982 Stained Glass, a full-length play (performed at the George Ignatieff Theatre)

 

LECTURES AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE


1997-2000 Architectural critiques at Princeton University and Cooper Union

2002 Speaker at think tank devoted to programming for the Blur Building, the signature pavilion at the Swiss Expo

1996 Delivered keynote address to national conference of architectural educators at Washington University in St. Louis

1996 Featured New Media Panelist at the Sundance Film Festival

1996 Coordinated and chaired a panel on the division of labor in the new media, at The New School for Social Research in NY

1995 Creative writing workshop, The Humber School for Writers (a staff including Peter Carey, Caryl Phillips and Margaret Atwood)

1993-2006 Various keynote addresses, lectures, workshops at the Banff New Media Institute

1992-2006 Lectures at The University of Venice (Ca' Foscari), Casa delle Letterature in Rome (with Yann Martel), Concordia University in Montreal, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and many others

 

DIRECTION AND PRODUCTION


2000 Founder and Creative Director of Dysmedia, a house for the production of digital narrative

1996 Creator and Managing Producer of the inaugural Sundance Web Site

1985 Director of Suicide in B Flat, by Sam Shepard, at Theatre Passe Muraille

1982 Founder and President of Upstage Theater, a Shakespearean Repertory Company in Toronto

 

PROFILED IN:


2003 U of T Magazine (with Atom Egoyan, Anthony Burton)

2000 Photo District News

1999 Architecture Magazine

1999 Parachute

1997 CNN (Documentary)

1997 Now Magazine (Cover Story)

1997 Writers Write

1996 The Wall Street Journal

1995 Publishers Weekly

1995 Wired (U.K. Inaugural Edition)

1995 Esquire (Japanese Edition)

1994 Mondo 2000

 

REVIEWED IN:


1997 The New York Times (Sunday Book Review)

1993 The New York Times (Daily Arts Section: Michiko Kakutani)

1993 The New York Times (Sunday Book Review)

1990 The Guardian (London)

1990-2002 Various magazines and newspapers across the US, Canada, South America, Italy, and the UK

 

EDUCATION


1987 Second year Bachelor of Architecture: The Architectural Association

1986 First year Bachelor of Architecture: University of Waterloo (first in class)

1985 Graduate Level Non-Degree Study, Latin Rhetoric and Poetry: University of Toronto

1984 Master of Arts, Philosophy: University of Toronto

1983 Scholarship to Study Playwriting (non-degree): Banff School of Fine Arts

1982 Honors B.A., Philosophy: Trinity College at the University of Toronto

 

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS


2004 Lowell Thomas Gold Medal, for Best Travel Article Appearing in an American Magazine

2004 Chosen for Inclusion in Best American Travel Writing 2004

2004 Northern Lights Gold Medal, for Best Travel Article Featuring a Canadian Destination

1997 Granted Permanent Resident Status in the U.S. as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability

1997 Shortlisted for Rockefeller Fellowship in New Media

1989 Ontario Arts Council Grant (Work in Progress Grant for Delirium)

1988 Canada Council Grant (Explorations Grant for First Novelists: Amnesia)

1988 National Magazine Award (Silver)

1986 Year Prize (Highest Overall Average in First Year Architecture)

1985 Canadian National Champion, English Language Debating

1985 Runner-up World Champion, English Language Debating

 

 

 

CONTACT : DOUGLAS @ DYSMEDIA.COM