Emma Wippermann is a writer based in New York City. She works in text and images, often incorporating smartphone photos and screenshots into her writing, which is primarily concerned with ecology, desire, and queer digital intimacy. Wippermann is finishing an MFA in literary arts at Brown University.
During her residency at KulttuuriKauppila, Wippermann edited a manuscript about interspecies relationships, did research for a photo essay about inanimate agency and texting, and took pictures of the Finnish winter. At the end of her stay, Emma Wippermann presented her work at the Ii main library at the reading event, Phone / Photo / Poem. This was an interdisciplinary reading event where the shifting relationships between image, language, and intimacy in our digital lives were played with and put up on a screen.