The UC Berkeley Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium is a monthly lecture series that touches on issues relating to art, media, technology, and the humanities. Spring 2004 speakers include Marie Sester, Peter Selz, Vivan Sobchack, and Christopher Alexander. The Colloquium also archives video and audio of many past speakers on its website.
Digital Visions is an online exhibition created by artists and curators at the University of British Columbia, Canada. The Digital Vision committee would like to invite artists to submit work for review by February 28, 2004, and late submissions may be accepted until March 5.
Hermeneia, based at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, is an international group conducting research in literary studies and digital technologies. Hermeneia is organizing an international conference titled ‘Under Construction: Digital Literatures and Theoretical Approaches,’ to be held April 14-16, 2004 in Barcelona. Confirmed participants include George Landow, Raine Koskimaa, Jean-Pierre Balpe, Markku Eskelinen, Xavier Malbreil, Roberto Simanowski and Alain Vuillemin. The conference is seeking papers in areas such as: Internet and Literary Studies, Digital Technologies and Poetry, Narrative Hyperfiction, New Literary Genres, and more.
JavaMuseum will be launching an Asia & Pacific feature at the Thailand New Media Festival on March 20-28, 2004. All artists who work netbased and are from or currently living in the Asia/Pacific region are encouraged to participate. The deadline for submissions is March 10. If interested, contact asianfeature at javamuseum dot org.
CTHEORY is proud to announce the opening of the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture (PACTAC), an institute for researching and teaching issues related to the impact of technological change on culture, politics and society. CTHEORY, an international journal of theory, technology and culture, has collaborated with PACTAC to create “Electronic Theory: Science, Terror and Nihilism,” a lecture series that will be streamed and archived on CTHEORYâ€™s web site.
The early submission deadline for full papers for Hypertext 2004 is February 4, 2004. The conference invites submissions about all aspects of hypertext and hypermedia, including adaptive hypermedia, literary hypertext, systems and structures, Spatial hypertext, and ubiquitous hypermedia.
The Association for Computers and the Humanities is seeking papers for the 2004 Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference, to be held December 27-30 in Philadelphia. In particular, ACH is seeking papers from editors, project teams, and electronic publishers about the issue of long-term preservation. Please submit a one-page abstract by March 1, 2004 to David Gants.
trAce is proud to announce the New Media Article Writing Competition. The competition has four categories: Review, Opinion, Process, and Special Editor’s Choice for the entry that best challenges the aesthetics of new media writing. The deadline for entries is April 30.
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.
Edited by Jan Van Looy and Jan Baetens, Close Reading New Media: Analyzing Electronic Literature is the first publication to apply the method of close analysis to new media. This book proposes close readings of work by Mark Amerika, Darren Aronofsky, M.D. Coverley, Raymond Federman, Shelley Jackson, Rick Pryll, Geoff Ryman and Stephanie Strickland.