UC Santa Barbara’s Media Arts & Technology Department is awaiting approval of a new Ph.D. program. They hope to get the approval in time to admit its first doctoral class in the Fall of 2005. Contact Curtis Roads with questions: clang at create dot ucsb dot edu.
Professor Dominic Massaro will give a presentation today on “Development and Evaluation of a Computer-Animated Tutor”. The talk will take place at UC Santa Barbara, Engineering I, Room 2114 at 4 pm.
Adam Baer’s New York Times article “Call Me E-Mail: The Novel Unfolds Digitally” features comments by ELO board members Thom Swiss and Noah Wardrip-Fruin. To read the entire article, you must register with the NY Times online, a free service.
The Beall Center for Art and Technology at UC Irvine presents the premiere of “Active Space: Interactive Videodance” by Lisa Naugle and John Crawford with FrÃ©dÃ©ric Bevilacqua. The opening reception will be held Wednesday, May 12, from 8:00-9:00 P.M. For a schedule of performances and ticket information, visit the Beall Center website, or call 949-824-2787. An accompanying exhibition will be on view in the Beall Center gallery May 13-22. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information on gallery hours, call 949-824-4339.
The opening reception for the C.O.L.A. 2004 Individual Artist Fellowships will take place this Sunday, May 9, 2-5 pm at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. C.O.L.A. 2004 features Visual Artist Fellowship recipients Cindy Bernard, Jack Butler, Ann Chamberlin, Habib Kheradyar, Dan McCleary, Renee Petropoulos, Tom Recchion, John Sonsini, Takako Yamaguchi, and Jody Zellen; literary artist Wanda Coleman; and performing artists Deborah Greenfield, Jude Narita, and Pirayeh Pourafar. The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is located at Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027. The exhibition runs from May 5 to June 27.
Visit the electronic book review to read an installment of essays from Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Pat Harrigan’s First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game.
Incubation is the premier international event for writers working on the web providing ideas, information and debate for the new media writing community. This year, Incubation3 takes place July 12-14 at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Speakers include Mark Amerika (Keynote Speaker), Ted Nelson, Paul Brown, Kate Pullinger, Alan Sondheim, Tim Wright and more than two dozen others. Visit the website to read the speakers’ biographies and abstracts online.