page_space, a show in which ten artists explore the digital page, opens February 28 at the Machine Gallery. The first effort of the page_space project of Machine Poetics, this show is an experiment which reverses the usual collaboration between writing and design. Programmers and designers created digital page architectures that were later exchanged and used as fields for textual exploration. 6:00-8:00 p.m. 1200 D North Alvarado, Los Angeles.
The Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML) at the USC Annenberg Center for Communication is pleased to announce its 2004 Summer Fellowship Program to foster innovative research for its new electronic journal, Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular. Scholars, designers, and technologists are brought together by Vectors to explore how technology changes and redefines social and cultural relations. For more information about the fellowship program and how to apply, please visit the Vectors website.
The Department of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a professor to teach undergraduate and graduate programs, conduct research, and work with the university’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities on major digital research initiatives. Scholars with a Native American Studies or American West background are strongly preferred, as well as those with experience in Native American primary sources, electronic texts, digital research, and/or documentary editing. If interested, please contact David Cahan at dcahan at unlnotes dot unl dot edu.
RCCS has published its first book review in a language other than English, Maria Rosales-Sequeiros’s review of Local y Global: La Gestion de las Ciudades en la Era de la Informacion by Jordi Borja and Manuel Castells. Other book reviews at RCCS this month include: Chris Hables Gray’s Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age reviewed by Danielle R. Wiese; Andrew Murphie and John Potts’s Culture & Technology reviewed by Tim Detwiler; and John Durham Peters’s Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication reviewed by Scott Campbell, Christopher Lucas, and Malcolm Dean.
Deena Larsen is one of the people interviewed in “The Uncertain Future of the Past,” Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan 30, 2004. The article describes the threatened loss of electronic documents as their formats become obsolete and newer machines cannot read them.
This graduate conference, to be held April 9-10, 2004 at UC Riverside, seeks analytical papers and artistic works that probe the question of multivocality or heteroglossia, either in the design of their narratives, or in the nature of their use of electronic media. Critical readings of electronic texts and works are welcome, along with creative experiments with new media. Abstracts/papers/links due March 1, 2004 to cfpenglish at hotmail dot com (no attachments, please).
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.