Incubation is the premier international event for writers working on the web providing ideas, information and debate for the new media writing community. This year, Incubation3 takes place July 12-14 at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Speakers include Mark Amerika (Keynote Speaker), Ted Nelson, Paul Brown, Kate Pullinger, Alan Sondheim, Tim Wright and more than two dozen others. Visit the website to read the speakers’ biographies and abstracts online.
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.
On April 5, 2004, e-literature artist Stephanie Strickland will be giving a talk “Retuning Time and Space in Digital Media” at &NOW: A Festival of Writing as a Contemporary Art at Notre Dame. On April 8, 2004, Strickland will be having an e-poems reading at the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia with D.A. Powell. On April 24-25, Strickland and Cynthia Lawson will be doing a collaborative reading of V: Vniverse as part of an e-poetry/e-fiction session, taking place at the “networks, art & collaboration” conference, SUNY Buffalo.
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.
Joseph Tabbi will be leading a seminar titled “The Future of the Page.” This seminar will contrast contemporary cognitive science to poststructuralist theory and hypertext theory in order to understand how literature relates to its materiality on the page. “The Future of the Page” will take place June 3-6 at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
On February 25, acclaimed author and critic of digital literature Michael Joyce and artist Alexandra Grant will speak at CalArts in Valencia on “Wordlessness of the mitneinander.” Michael Joyce is the author of the acclaimed early hypertext fiction afternoon: a story, the online novel Twelve Blue, two print volumes of eliterature theory, Of Two Minds: Hypertext Pedagogy and Poetics, and Othermindedness: The emergence of network culture, and many other works. Joyce was one of the original designers of the Storyspace hypertext writing environment. He is currently a Professor of English and the Library at Vassar College.
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.
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.
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.