The Associated Writing Programs 2004 Annual Conference and Bookfair will take place March 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference aims to bring together teachers, writers, and publishers to share ideas and works. In addition, there will be a web fair on Saturday, March 27.
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, 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.
Narr@tive: Digital Storytelling is a UC Digital Cultures Graduate Conference and Evening of New Media Student Readings that is co-chaired by ELOâ€™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.
ACH is sponsoring a session titled “Electronic Theory and Criticism” at the 2003 MLA Convention in San Diego. “Electronic Theory and Criticism” is organized by Vika Zafrin of Brown University, with talks by Cheryl E. Ball, Marjorie C. Luesebrink, and Talan Memmott. The session takes place Saturday, December 27, Cunningham A, Manchester Grand Hyatt, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
The International Conference within CIBER@RT BILBAO 2004 is seeking papers relating to Computational Sociology, Televirtuality and Telepresence, Body and Nets, Synaptic Cartography, Planetary Art, and The Museum of the Ubiquitous Art. The Conference and CIBER@RT Festival will take place April 26 – 29, 2004, in Bilboa, Spain.
trAce is seeking proposals for INCUBATION3, the 3rd trAce International Symposium on Writing and the Internet. The deadline for proposals has been extended to December 15, and selections will be announced by January 31, 2004.
AIM V: SYZYGY, an exhibition to be held next year in Pasadena, CA, is calling for entries that explore the “remix” of humans and machines. The deadline for entries is November 30, 2003.
Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth 2004 is a festival of electronic and biological art that examines the theme of ‘Difference’ and dynamic change in the fields of Sound, Biology, Networks, Perception and Technology.
Sue Thomas, a novelist and Artistic Director of the trAce Online Writing Centre, will be speaking at Open Space in Victoria, BC on October 27. The talk outlines key issues which arose from Mapping the Transition from Page to Screen, a one-year research project for writers transitioning to writing online.