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New Media, Technology, and the Humanities

Conference at UC Irvine

Feb 17-18, 2006 — Humanities Instructional Building 135

The Department of Film & Media Studies and HumaniTech® Proudly Present:

New Media, Technology, and the Humanities A Conference at UC Irvine

Friday-Saturday, February 17-18, 2006

Given the growing importance of digital technologies in contemporary culture, the humanities should be well positioned to offer perspectives on cultural communication. The fast pace of technical innovation, as well as the rapid development of academic disciplines relating to individual media or to discourse on media, also pose a challenge to the humanities. This conference seeks to articulate the relation between media history, digital culture and the humanities. Panel discussions and demonstrations will focus on the following topics:

Friday, February 17, 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Digging: Media / Archeology

Lev Manovich, Visual Arts, UC San Diego Erkki Huhtamo, Department of Design/Media Arts, UCLA Tara McPherson, Division of Critical Studies, USC School of Cinema-Television Jennifer Urban, Intellectual Property Clinic, USC Law School Mark Poster, History, UC Irvine.

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Texting: Digital / Humanities

Jeffrey Schnapp, French & Italian, Stanford University Eyal Amiran, Comparative Literature, UC Irvine Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Communication, UC San Diego Mark Hansen, English and Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago Rita Raley, English, UC Santa Barbara

5:15 PM - Public Reception, Beall Center for Art & Technology

Saturday, February 18, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Gaming: Remix / Culture

Rosemary Coombe, Law & Cultural Studies, York University Andrew Herman, Communication, Wilfred Laurier University Robert Nideffer, Studio Art & Computer Science, UC Irvine Henry Lowood, History of Science & Technology, Stanford University Libraries John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist for Xerox Corp., and former Director, Xerox PARC.

Free and open to the public Organized by Barbara Cohen and Peter Krapp Supported by: Arts Computation Engineering (ACE), Beall Center for Art & Technology, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Department of Film & Media Studies, HumaniTech®, Humanities Center, International Center for Writing and Translation, School of Humanities, UC Humanities Research Institute.

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