“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.

Incubation3

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.

New Media Classroom Summer Institute

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.

Stephanie Strickland talk and readings

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.

Digital Preservation & Management Workshop

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.

“The Future of the Page”

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.

Michael Joyce at CalArts

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.