Archivists, librarians, museum staff and records management personnel are recognizing the need to develop policies and procedures that address what digital content to preserve and how to preserve it. On April 13 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan, the Michigan Library Consortium will be offering a special program on Digital Preservation and Management, taught by noted preservation expert Tom Clareson. Participants will learn the concepts of content, context, structure, reliability, and authenticity of digital materials and how they relate to preservation.
Performing Ethnicity, a conference marking the centennial of the St.Louis World’s Exposition, will take place October 15-17, 2004 at City College of the City, University of New York. The conference examines how the St. Louis World’s Fair represented racial and ethnic categories and what impact it has made. “Performing Ethnicity” seeks papers from diverse disciplines, including performance, visual, media and cultural studies, anthropology, political science, etc., in an effort to bring together scholars, artists and writers from diverse ethnic communities and cultures. The deadline to submit abstracts is April 30. The conference will coincide with a two-week arts festival. To find out more information and to participate, contact the Ma-Yi Theater Company at ralph.pena at ma-yitheatre dot org.
This month’s new books reviews at RCCS are: David E. Nye’s America as Second Creation: Technology and Narratives of New Beginnings reviewed by Craig McFarlane; Jeffrey Sconce’s Haunted Media: Electronic Presence From Telegraphy to Television reviewed by Dougie Bicket; Andy Clark’s Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence reviewed by Steven A. Benko; Hubert L. Dreyfus’s On the Internet reviewed by Geoffrey Cain; Chong-En Bai & Chi-Wa Yuen’s Technology and the New Economy reviewed by Suely Fragoso; and Geert Lovink’s Uncanny Networks: Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia reviewed by Ted Kafala.
There will be a narrative media workshop and lectures from March 8th to 12th in Sevilla. Directed by Fran Ilich and coordinated by Pedro JimÃ©nez, the workshop aims to introduce the new conceptual tools and audiovisual materials for participants to construct narratives. The target audience are audiovisual, literary and theatrical creators as well as those interested in digital education and literacy.
Contributors are invited to address any aspect of the relationship between new media and youth, including youth and changing media environments; new literacy forms and practices; representations of youth in new media; new media use/ appropriation by youth; and marketing processes/forces. If interested, contact Kerry Mallan (k.mallan atqut dot edu dot au) or Wendy Morgan (w.morgan at qut dot edu dot au).
Miami University’s Center for Interactive Media Studies will hold its fifth annual conference, “2004 Interactive Media Forum: Creative Space|Digital Space,” on October 9-11. Proposals for papers, performances, and exhibitions on any aspect of the arts and their relationship to digital technologies are now being accepted.
This year’s ACM Multimedia Conference will take place October 11-15 in New York City. The Interactive Art Program within the conference wishes to bring together the arts and multimedia communities to explore the advancement of both multimedia technology through the arts, and the arts through multimedia technology. Researchers and artists working with digital media are encouraged to submit their works or papers.
ARS Electronica is offering an art/technology grant to young artists, aged 19-27, who have developed as-yet-unproduced concepts in the fields of media art, media design, or media technology. Participants may be individuals or groups. The winner receives a stipend of 7,500 Euro and will be invited to spend a term as Researcher and Artist in Residence at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. To enter, visit ARS Electronic [the next idea]. The deadline for entries is March 12.