Many of the contributors to and readers of netpoetic knew Millie Niss and her work. Millie passed away November 29, 2009 at the age of 36, as has been noted here previously.
Martha Deed, Millie's mother, has put together 111 photos of Millie from birth till shortly before her death. I've put those photos and Martha's notes about the photos on vispo.com, along with a piece of writing I did about Millie.
Millie and I shared a common background in literature, mathematics, and computer science. And participated together in the Webartery list, in its early days. And we shared a passion for creating web-based works synthetic of arts, media, and technology. We could talk together about th
ese things at length. I shall miss her.
Many thanks to Martha for allowing me and you access to these photos which are dear to her. I found them very moving and learned much about my friend's life that I did not know, previously. Thanks also to Martha for her generous correspondence with me, in a difficult time for her, throughout the process of our doing this project. I quote one of Martha's emails in its entirety in the writing I did; it is very illuminating concerning several issues relevant to the photos and provides us with some knowledge of the health problems Millie experienced throughout her life.
'For Millie Niss' also contains many links to Millie's work, writings about her, and to Martha's work. They worked together as a creative team sometimes known as M & M. Martha is continuing her own work and is also working on various projects involving Millie's writings and web art. Martha is continuing in her creativity, which one can't help but know Millie would have wished for her very much. She is continuing the Sporkworld blog she and Millie did together, for instance.
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.