Boston Cyberarts Festival Announced

Director George Fifield announced that a consortium of Boston-area arts and educational institutions will present a two-day Conference on digital and interactive public art on April 26-27 as part of the 2003 Boston Cyberarts Festival. “Digital Art and Public Space: Expanding Definitions of Public Art” will focus attention on art and technology and the expanding definition of public space in the 21st century

COSIGN 2003

COSIGN 2003: The 3rd International Conference on COMPUTATIONAL SEMIOTICS FOR GAMES AND NEW MEDIA will be held at the University of Teesside (UK) September 10 – 12, 2003 and will explore the ways in which meaning can be created by, encoded in, understood by, or produced through, the computer (using systems or techniques based upon semiotics). Deadline for submissions is March 28, 2003.

DRH 2003

DRH 2003: Digital Resources for the Humanities will occur at the University of Gloucestershire 31 August – 3 September 2003. The DRH conference brings together scholars, librarians, archivists, curators, information scientists and computing professionals to discuss the creation, exploitation, management and preservation of digital resources in the arts and humanities. Proposals for academic papers, themed panel sessions, posters and workshops are invited. The deadline for submission is 31 March 2003.

Electronic Poetry Event

Stephanie Stickland will read from V at the UCLA Hammer Museum on Tuesday, February 4 at 7 pm.

The Hammer Museum is in Westwood, at the northeast corner of Westwood Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard. There is parking underneath the Museum, with an entrance off Westood, for a flat rate of $3. There is no admission charge for the reading, which is in Gallery VI.

New Media Poetry Conference

“Aesthetics, Institutions, and Audiences” will focus on poetry composed for digital environments and exploring cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural accounts of this work. The aims: “to look at the possibilities for poetry offered by the electronic convergence of words, images and sound highlight the changing contexts in which literature is produced as a result of the electronic word examine emergent reading possibilities and strategies consider some of the new forms of distribution and archiving made possible by the Web.” In attendance will be: Loss Pequeno Glazier, Thom Swiss, N. Katherine Hayles, Carrie Noland, Katherine Parrish, Marjorie Perloff, Barrett Watten, Martin Spinelli, Jennifer Ley, Etinenne van Heerden, Kenneth Goldsmith, Talan Memmott, Christopher Merrill, John Cayley, Al Filreis, Alan Golding, Kenneth Goldsmith, Dee Morris.

“Beyond Hypertext: New Electronic Poetry and Fiction” Reading Scheduled

Stephanie Strickland and M.D. Coverley will give an e-literature reaing at Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles, on Saturday, October 19.

M.D. Coverley is the author of Califia, the first hypermedia novel (Eastgate Systems, 2000). She will show the multiple, elusive endings for this story of the lost paradise of Southern California.

Stephanie Stricklan’s Vis the first work of poetry to exist simultaneously in print and on the Web as one work. Penguin published the invertible collection, V:WaveSon.nets / Losing L’una, and V: Vniverse was previewed at Iowa Review Web and on its own site at . V was selected by Brenda Hillman for the Di Castagnola Prize of the Poetry Society of America.

N. Katherine Hayles, UCLA expert on electronic literature and author of How We Became Posthuman, will introduce.

Reception following. Sponsored by the ELO.