Alex E. Wedemeyer is originally from the West Coast and received a BA in
English from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999. While studying in
the San Francisco Bay Area, he served as Editor for the Berkeley Fiction Review,
a small-press fiction journal, and as database programmer for Source Book Publications,
an Oakland-based publishing company. He relocated to Chicago in 2000,
where he graduated from the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities at the University
of Chicago in 2001 and from the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. While in Chicago, he studied writing
(including academic, editorial, and creative) and photography.
In the autumn of 2002, Alex developed and headed up the Chicagoland: Inside the Map project, and early in 2004, he founded WildOnions.org with the intent of bringing
the fruits of this Chicagoland adventure to anyone with an interest
in exploring this extraordinary place of prairie and of shoreline, of quiet roads
and pounding thoroughfares, of high buildings and tall grasses. WildOnions.org
offers an extensive set of web-based resources for residents and visitors alike
to learn where and how to experience Chicagoland more extensively. It also presents
a visual showcase that highlights the traditional Chicago highlights as well as
parts of the city and its surrounding communities that too-often seem unheralded.
Since 2007, Alex has lived in Boulder, Colorado, where he has worked on the local Palimpsest, Consortium, and Umbrellagraph journals and events series, while primarily employed in teaching and studying literature. He is currently working on a project that is comparing the languages of literature and technology. Comments and correspondence are always welcome.
Alex in Rogers Park >
(February - 2004)