Digital Cultures Institutions Project: Summer 2004 Awards Competition

The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce a 2004 summer awards competition to support research on digital cultural institutions. The project will offer up to 10 awards of $5,000 to fund research over the summer. The fellowship competition is open to advanced graduate and professional-degree students in any field, and to post-doctoral and practitioner candidates within 7 years of their terminal degree. For further information about the fellowship program, please contact dcip at ssrc dot org.

Call for Works

Caterina Davinio is curator for an experimental project that consists of a visual poetry exhibition, a new media poetry exhibition, and a video & performance event related with net-art project Gates. If you are interested in submitting Visual poetry, graphics, or unique pieces and objects, email davinio at tin dot it. The deadline is February 28.

Powering Up/Powering Down

Powering Up/Powering Down is a 3-day conference with presentations, performances, readings, discussions, and workshops that explore polarities such as white/racialized, male/female, high/low tech, machine/body and limitations on access to knowledge, resources and equipment. The conference takes place January 30 – February 1 at UC San Diego. Participants include 30 artists and scholars, and admission is free.

William J. Mitchell reading

William J. Mitchell, head of the Media Arts and Sciences program at MIT, will be reading from his latest book, ME++ The Cyborg Self and the Networked City. The reading takes place Wednesday, January 28th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Call for Proposals

The 2004 Museum Computer Network (MCN) Conference will take place November 10 – 13 in Minneapolis, and the theme is Great Technology for Collections, Confluence and Community. The Program Committee is seeking presentations that focus on: Collaboration & Confluence Management, Collection Information Management Membership, Cyber Communities Multimedia & Streaming Technologies, Digital Rights Management Preservation, Exhibition Technologies Point of Sale & eCommerce, Imaging Technologies Research & Evaluation, or Intellectual Property Standards & Interoperability. Proposals are due February 6.


The January 2004 issue of Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts is now available. This month’s anthology issue includes works by: Jack Wesdorp, Trevor Landers, Lark Beltran, Apryl Fox, Michael Raffaelli, Ben Passikoff, cathy hodsdon, Raghab Nepal, Rochelle Hope Mehr, Michael Levy, Alisdaire O’Caoimph, and Michael Estabrook.