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.

In Search of Oldton

Contribute to Tim Wright’s online project, In Search of Oldton, either by visiting the website or completing and returning an Oldton postcard. Using your contributions and his own memories, Tim is piecing together the mystery of what happened to his childhood town of Oldton. Find out more about Oldton and how to contribute by visiting the website.

New Media Article Writing Competition Winners

trAce and Writers for the Future are pleased to announce the winners of New Media Article Writing Competition: Review category – “A Bad Machine Made of Words” by Nick Montfort; Opinion category – “Are cell phones new media? Hybrid communities and collective authorship” by Adriana de Souza e Silva; Process category – “Writing 4 Cyberformance” by Karla Ptacek & Helen Varley Jamieson; Editor’s Choice Award – “Show Me Your Context, Baby: My Love Affair with Blogs” by Kate Baggott; Honourable Mention – “Postcards From Writing” by Sally Pryor.

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.

CFP: Fibreculture Journal

The Fibreculture Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that explores the issues and ideas regarding internet theory, criticism, research, and wider social formations. Papers are invited for the “Contagion and the Diseases of Information” Issue of the Fibreculture Journal, to be published in the first half of 2005.