Poetry projected on walls, Internet games played on cell phones and journals published online in multimedia will be part of the experience and discussion at "New Media, Technology and the Humanities."
The conference will explore how the digital age has transformed reading, writing, learning and literacy. A panel on "media archeology" will look at how new media evolved from traditional forms, changing long-held notions of intellectual property and copyright in the process. Another explores how the Internet affects teaching and learning -- with library collections, new encyclopedias and academic journals all available at the click of a mouse. And finally, panelists including digital culture guru John Seely Brown, former Xerox chief scientist, will show how new game technology has created a more interactive media experience that combines art, cinema and music. The event is sponsored by UC Irvine's Department of Film and Media Studies and HumaniTech.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, 2006
Humanities Instructional Building, Room 135; UCI campus
Free and open to the public. For more information, call (949) 824-3638 or visit www.humanities.uci.edu/humanitech/
Friday, Feb. 17
9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
"Digging: Media/Archeology" with Lev Manovich, associate professor of visual arts, UC San Diego; Erkki Huhtamo, associate professor of design/media arts, UCLA; Tara McPherson, assistant professor of critical studies, USC School of Cinema-Television; Jennifer Urban, director, USC Intellectual Property Clinic; Mark Poster, professor of history, UCI.
"Texting: Digital/Humanities" with Jeffrey Schnapp, professor of French, Italian and comparative literature, Stanford University; Eyal Amiran, lecturer in comparative literature, UCI; Noah Wardrip-Fruin, assistant professor of communication, UC San Diego; Mark Hansen, professor of English, University of Chicago; Rita Raley, assistant professor of English, UC Santa Barbara.
Public reception at the Beall Center for Art and Technology, UCI
Saturday, Feb. 18
"Gaming: Remix/Culture" with Rosemary Coombe, Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication and Cultural Studies, York University; Andrew Herman, associate professor of communication studies, Wilfred Laurier University; Robert Nideffer, associate professor of studio art and computer science, UCI; Henry Lowood, curator for history of science and technology collections, Stanford University Libraries; John Seely Brown, former chief scientist for Xerox Corp. and former director of Xerox PARC.
This event is supported by Arts Computation Engineering, Beall Center for Art and Technology, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Department of Film and Media Studies, HumaniTech, Humanities Center, International Center for Writing and Translation, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, School of Humanities, and the UC Humanities Research Institute.