New Reviews

New reviews at RCCS include: William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition reviewed by Tama Leaver, Frank Schaap’s The Words That Took Us There: Ethnography in a Virtual Reality reviewed by Stephanie Bennett, and Siva Vaidhyanathan’s Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity reviewed by Laura Kertz.

LIFE 6.0 International Competition

LIFE 6.0 International Competition, sponsored by the Telefonica Foundation in Madrid, focuses on “art and artificial life.” They are looking for electronic art projects employing techniques such as digital genetics, autonomous robotics, computer viruses, artificial intelligence, avatars, evolving behaviors, and more. The deadline for submission is October 31, 2003.

Sex and the Body Politic

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
The 13th Annual Cultural Studies Conference, based on the theme “Sex and the Body Politic,” will feature keynote speakers Elizabeth Grosz, Carl Phillips, and Donald Hall. The Cultural Studies Conference will discuss sexuality and society, and it will examine sexual identity as a function of politics, economy, and society. The conference takes place March 4-6, 2004 at Kansas State University.