The “Literature in Programmable Media/Literatur in Netzen/Netzliteratur” research project at the University of Siegen’s Centre of Cultural Research is now online. The site currently contains an archive of articles by project participants, links to sites of artists and scholars with whom the project collaborates, and event announcements. There are plans for an on-line discussion forum in the near future. The project “aims at analysing the ongoing changes of literary communication in programmable and networked media, particularly on the Internet.”
Electronic literature author Stephanie Strickland (True North, V: WaveSon.nets/Losing Lâ€™una, Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot) will be doing an e-reading and presentation on February 26. The reading takes place at 5:30pm at the Wyndham Robertson Library, Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.
ACE–Arts Computation Engineering–is UC Irvine’s new transdisciplinary graduate program in digital arts and sciences. Directed by noted interactive media artist and theorist Simon Penny, ACE currently offers three master’s degree programs, with concentrations in either engineering, fine arts, or information science/computer science. A Ph.D. program is under development. Oriented toward originators of “novel techno-cultural formations, makers of machines, environments, and nonstandard technical systems,” ACE offers “a new model for relating media arts to technical development.” Email: ace at uci dot edu.
The Brown University Program in Literary Arts will present E-FEST 2004, a celebration of electronic literary art, on February 17-19. The program will feature readings by John Cayley, Stephanie Strickland, Talan Memmott, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Brian Kim Stefans, Aya Karpinska, Alan Sondheim and more. E-FEST 2004 also includes performances, panels, discussions with artists and theorists, and artist demos.
The UC Berkeley Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium is a monthly lecture series that touches on issues relating to art, media, technology, and the humanities. Spring 2004 speakers include Marie Sester, Peter Selz, Vivan Sobchack, and Christopher Alexander. The Colloquium also archives video and audio of many past speakers on its website.
Digital Visions is an online exhibition created by artists and curators at the University of British Columbia, Canada. The Digital Vision committee would like to invite artists to submit work for review by February 28, 2004, and late submissions may be accepted until March 5.
Hermeneia, based at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, is an international group conducting research in literary studies and digital technologies. Hermeneia is organizing an international conference titled ‘Under Construction: Digital Literatures and Theoretical Approaches,’ to be held April 14-16, 2004 in Barcelona. Confirmed participants include George Landow, Raine Koskimaa, Jean-Pierre Balpe, Markku Eskelinen, Xavier Malbreil, Roberto Simanowski and Alain Vuillemin. The conference is seeking papers in areas such as: Internet and Literary Studies, Digital Technologies and Poetry, Narrative Hyperfiction, New Literary Genres, and more.
JavaMuseum will be launching an Asia & Pacific feature at the Thailand New Media Festival on March 20-28, 2004. All artists who work netbased and are from or currently living in the Asia/Pacific region are encouraged to participate. The deadline for submissions is March 10. If interested, contact asianfeature at javamuseum dot org.
CTHEORY is proud to announce the opening of the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture (PACTAC), an institute for researching and teaching issues related to the impact of technological change on culture, politics and society. CTHEORY, an international journal of theory, technology and culture, has collaborated with PACTAC to create “Electronic Theory: Science, Terror and Nihilism,” a lecture series that will be streamed and archived on CTHEORYâ€™s web site.
The early submission deadline for full papers for Hypertext 2004 is February 4, 2004. The conference invites submissions about all aspects of hypertext and hypermedia, including adaptive hypermedia, literary hypertext, systems and structures, Spatial hypertext, and ubiquitous hypermedia.