The third SLS European Conference will be held in Paris from June 23 to 26, 2004. The conference, themed “Conversation: Enacting New Synergies in Arts and Sciences,” will allow scholars to exchange ideas about a wide variety of topics in the humanities and sciences. Topics include biotechnology, complexity in art and science, visualization technologies, translating between disciplines, and more. For additional information about the conference and the call for papers, email slsparis04 at aol dot com.
New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for June 2004 is “PODs, Micropayments and Adverts” – a discussion of Lulu.com, BitPass and AdSense by Edward Picot. The Hyperliterature Exchange is an online directory of hyperliterature for sale on the Web, with links to the places where it can be bought. It also publishes reviews and articles.
Contribute to Tim Wright’s online project, In Search of Oldton, either by visiting the website or completing and returning an Oldton postcard. Using your contributions and his own memories, Tim is piecing together the mystery of what happened to his childhood town of Oldton. Find out more about Oldton and how to contribute by visiting the website.
Joseph Tabbi, editor of the electronic book review, will lead the West Virginia University Department of English Summer Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies from June 3 to 6. He will give a public lecture on “The As Yet Unwritten Page: Approaching Literary Sites and Systems” on June 3 at 7:30pm, in the Rhododendron Room, WVU Mountainlair.
The 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will take place January 13-16, 2005 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference will bring together academicians and professionals from the arts and humanities-related fields to interact with one another. The conference is currently seeking papers, abstracts, and submissions. The deadline is August 31, 2004.
The Miami University Center for Interactive Media Studies presents the digital art conference “2004 Interactive Media Forum: Creative Space|Digital Space.” The conference will take place October 11-12 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Multimedia performance artist Laurie Anderson will be holding a concert at the conference on October 11 at Hall Auditorium.
trAce and Writers for the Future are pleased to announce the winners of New Media Article Writing Competition: Review category – “A Bad Machine Made of Words” by Nick Montfort; Opinion category – “Are cell phones new media? Hybrid communities and collective authorship” by Adriana de Souza e Silva; Process category – “Writing 4 Cyberformance” by Karla Ptacek & Helen Varley Jamieson; Editor’s Choice Award – “Show Me Your Context, Baby: My Love Affair with Blogs” by Kate Baggott; Honourable Mention – “Postcards From Writing” by Sally Pryor.
The Beall Center for Art and Technology at UC Irvine presents Hybrid Vigor, an open lab, exhibition, and performance group show. Hybrid Vigor will feature original works by students in the Arts Computation Engineering (ACE) graduate program, as well as selected new media and interdisciplinary arts initiatives across campus. The opening reception will be held June 3 from 6 to 9pm, and the exhibition will last June 4-19.
The next stop on Tim Wright’s Roadshow Tour is the Hay Literature Festival on Saturday 5th June at 9:30am. He’ll take part in a panel discussion, sponsored by the Orange Prize for Fiction, with Kate Mosse, the creator of Orange Labyrinth, the online writing community, and Emily Angle, editor of the BBC Get Writing website. They will discuss online publication, interactivity and multi-media narrative. Tickets for the event cost Â£5.00 and can be purchased online at the website. You may also listen to the ‘hay radio: listen live’ webcast online.
The Fibreculture Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that explores the issues and ideas regarding internet theory, criticism, research, and wider social formations. Papers are invited for the “Contagion and the Diseases of Information” Issue of the Fibreculture Journal, to be published in the first half of 2005.