New Reviews in Cyberculture Studies

New book reviews at RCCS include: Espen J. Aarseth’s Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature reviewed by Vika Zafrin; David Kushner’s Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created An Empire and Transformed Pop Culture reviewed by Bob Rehak; and Steven Poole’s Trigger Happy: Videogames and the Entertainment Revolution reviewed by Edward Castronova and Aaron Delwiche.

Narr@tive: Digital Storytelling

Narr@tive: Digital Storytelling is a UC Digital Cultures Graduate Conference and Evening of New Media Student Readings that is co-chaired by ELO’s Associate Director Jessica Pressman and will be held at UCLA April 22-23, 2004. This conference questions how digital culture has transformed our practices of reading, writing, and thinking about narrative, in its broadest sense. Topics are to be addressed from a wide variety of disciplinary fields: literature and poetics, copyrights and archiving, e-journals and publication practices, code and linguistics, games and interactive narratives, and scholarship systems and networks.

The final event of the conference will be a reading of electronic literature showcasing student work as part of the HyperText reading series, sponsored by ELO and the UCLA Hammer Museum.

LA Freewaves Open Call

The LA Freewaves 9th Celebration of Experimental Media Arts is a month-long showcase that will present experimental media art from around the globe in downtown Los Angeles venues in November 2004. Works may also appear on television and the Internet. LA Freewaves is accepting media art works such as experimental film, CD-ROMs, DVDs, websites, multimedia, community media activites, and more.

Science, Technology and the Arts

The 7th Workshop on Space and the Arts, themed “Science, Technology and the Arts,” will take place May 18-21 at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The workshop will create an environment where artists and space scientists can debate, exchange ideas, and create new partnerships. They are seeking papers on a wide range of topics relating to space and art.