SLS Paris 2004

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.

Hybrid Vigor

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.

Hay Literature Festival

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 £5.00 and can be purchased online at the website. You may also listen to the ‘hay radio: listen live’ webcast online.

“Active Space: Interactive Videodance” at UC Irvine

The Beall Center for Art and Technology at UC Irvine presents the premiere of “Active Space: Interactive Videodance” by Lisa Naugle and John Crawford with Frédéric Bevilacqua. The opening reception will be held Wednesday, May 12, from 8:00-9:00 P.M. For a schedule of performances and ticket information, visit the Beall Center website, or call 949-824-2787. An accompanying exhibition will be on view in the Beall Center gallery May 13-22. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information on gallery hours, call 949-824-4339.

C.O.L.A. 2004

The opening reception for the C.O.L.A. 2004 Individual Artist Fellowships will take place this Sunday, May 9, 2-5 pm at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. C.O.L.A. 2004 features Visual Artist Fellowship recipients Cindy Bernard, Jack Butler, Ann Chamberlin, Habib Kheradyar, Dan McCleary, Renee Petropoulos, Tom Recchion, John Sonsini, Takako Yamaguchi, and Jody Zellen; literary artist Wanda Coleman; and performing artists Deborah Greenfield, Jude Narita, and Pirayeh Pourafar. The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is located at Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027. The exhibition runs from May 5 to June 27.