The New Media and Technological Cultures 2nd Global Conference will take place August 9-11, 2004, in Prague. Titled “Cultural Issues in Developing 3d Worlds,” this multi-disciplinary conference addresses theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which emerging media and technological advances are occurring. Abstracts must be submitted by May 7.
Live streaming video of the Self-Organizing Systems Conference will be available on Friday, April 30. The live streaming video requires RealPlayer. Video of the event will be archived and available approximately a week later.
The 2004 New Media Classroom Summer Institute “Learning to Look: New Media, Visual Resources, and Humanities Education” will be held June 13-18 at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Participants will discuss new scholarship, examine new media resources, develop strategies for classroom implementation, and discuss individual and institutional implications of incorporating new technologies. For more information, visit the website or contact Professor David Jaffee of the CCNY Department of History.
The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) announces an international open call for a juried competition featuring digital art. The selected winner receives 10 large archival prints of their work to be shown in a solo exhibition in the LACDA gallery on Melrose Avenue. Five second place winners will receive one print of their work up to be included in upcoming group shows.
TEXT, the Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs, is pleased to announce that its April 2004 issue is now online. Issue 3 in the TEXT Special Issue Website Series, focusing on the exegesis, is also available.
The New Research for New Media Symposium aims to bring together researchers who use new media technologies to further their existing research methodologies or use innovative research methodologies to further their research into any aspect of new media. New Research for New Media will take place at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain from September 30 to October 2, 2004. The call for papers for the Symposium is open to any researcher interested in writing a paper on the research method/s used for an actual research project on new media he/she is conducting or has conducted. These papers will focus on the methodology used rather than the outcome of the research. Abstracts must be submitted by April 30.
The New Forms Festival (NFF) is an annual event highlighting emerging forms at the junction of art, culture and technology. It includes performances, panel discussions, workshops, and interactive exhibits on contemporary Media Arts issues. NFF04 will be held in Vancouver from October 14 to 28, 2004. Proposals are invited for four areas of the festival: the Conference, the Exhibition (digital art, performance, installation, immersive environments, Net .Art), Performance Series (sound art, performance art, live film/AV) and Late Night Events (music, visuals, post-digital, laptop, group performance, screenings). The deadline for submissions is May 14.
Visiting Arts, in collaboration with the British Council, is announcing an International Fellowship at Site Gallery in Sheffield, United Kingdom. This Fellowship is open to applications from visual artists working with lens-based/digital media work and who are living and working in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela or Uruguay. The 2004 three-month residency will take place from August to November 2004. Click here for more details.
FILE 2004 is open for registrations to new media works such as webarts, netarts, artificial life, hypertext, web cam art, computer animation, digital design, tele-conference, virtual reality, interactive films, e-videos, online robotics and others. FILE SIMPOSIUM 2004, FILE HIPERSÃ”NICA, and FILE-GAMES 2004 are all open for entry works, papers, performances and/or registration.
New book reviews at RCCS include: Susan B. Barnes’s Online Connections: Internet Interpersonal Relationships reviewed by Andrew Dalton; Edwin Bendyk and Zatruta Studnia’s [Poisoned Well. On Power and Freedom] reviewed by Alek Tarkowski; N. Katherine Hayles’s Writing Machines reviewed by Michael Filas; Joseph Tabbi’s Cognitive Fictions reviewed by Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Jen Webb, with a rejoinder from Joseph Tabbi; and Mark Warschauer’s Technology and Social Inclusion: Rethinking the Digital Divide reviewed by Chris Hewson.