DAC 09 / after media: embodiment and context

Day 2: Monday, December 14, 2009

Time Location/Event
8:30am - 9:00am Morning Coffee
9:00am - 11:30am Location: Winifred Smith Hall

Plenary 2

  • Platform Studies: Frequently Questioned Answers
    [Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology]
    [Nick Montfort, Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
  • The Construction of Locative Situations: locative media and the Situationist International, recuperation or redux?
    [Conor McGarrigle, The Graduate School for Creative Arts and Media, Dublin]
  • Locative Life: Geocaching, Mobile Gaming, and Embodiment
    [Jason Farman, Digital Technology & Culture Program, Washington State University]
  • Methodologies of Reuse in the Media Arts: Exploring Black Boxes, Tactics and Archaeologies
    [Garnet Hertz, Media Design Program, Art Center]
11:30am - Noon Break
12:00pm - 1:30pm Location TBD Location TBD Location TBD

Emb/Perf 2

Embodiments: Multiplied and Distributed

  • Embodied Presence: The Imaginary in Virtual Worlds
    [Denise Doyle, University of Wolverhampton, School of Art and Design]
  • Body From the Machine: the spectral flesh
    [Alan Dunning, Alberta College of Art + Design Paul Woodrow, University of Calgary]
  • The Mother of All Demos
    [Claudia Salamanca, Rhetoric Department, University of California Berkeley]
  • Unfolding and refolding embodiment into the landscape of ubiquitous computing
    [Lea Schick, IT University of Copenhagen]
    [Lone Malmbourg, IT University of Copenhagen]

Software Studies 2

Chair: Noah Wardrip-Fruin
[University of California, Santa Cruz]

  • Scholarly civilization: utilizing 4X gaming as a framework for humanities digital media
    [Elijah Meeks, University of California, Merced]
  • Shaping stories and building worlds on interactive fiction platforms
    [Alex Mitchell, Communications and New Media Programme, National University of Singapore]
    [Nick Montfort, Massachusets Institute of Technology]
  • Translation (is) not localization: language in gaming
    [Stephen Mandiberg, University of California, San Diego]
  • Seriality, the Literary and Database in Homestar Runner: Some Old Issues in New Media
    [Stephanie Boluk, Department of English, University of Florida]

Ubiquity/Embed 2

A Sensation of Ubicomp. Art and Culture

  • Re:Cycle - A Generative Ambient Video Engine
    [Jim Bizzocchi, Simon Fraser University]
  • In the shadow of the cell phone
    [Lone Koefoed Hansen, Department of Aesthetic Studies/Centre for Digital Urban Living, Aarhus University]
  • Fusing Bodies: A Consideration of Techno-Spliced Gestures in Interactive Installations
    [Nina Waisman, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego]
  • Symbiogenic experiences in the interactive arts
    [Carlos Castellanos, Simon Fraser University]
    [Diane Gromala, Simon Fraser University]
1:30pm - 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm - 4:00pm Location TBD Location TBD Location TBD

Cog/Cre 2

Critical Discourses of Art, Design and Science

  • The emotions (after Charles Darwin)
    [Debra Swack, SUNY@Buffalo Research Foundation]
  • Experiencing the big idea
    [Dew Harrison, Enterprise School of Art & Design, University of Wolverhampton]
  • Towards a critical technological fluency: the confluence of speculative design and community technology programs
    [Carl DiSalvo, School of Literature, Communication and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology]
  • Art investigating science: critical art as a meta‐discourse of science
    [Maciej Ozog, Electronic Media Department, University of Lodz, Polanj]

Sex 2

Chair: Jordan Crandall

  • Command and control: cybernetics and BDSM
    [Katherine Behar, Artist]
  • International pornography on the Internet: crossing digital borders and the un/disciplined gaze
    Chloe Woida, Portland State University
  • Islam, sexuality, and the Internet: a historical reflection and the shifting sexual self in Turkey
    [Veronika Tzankova, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University]
    [Thecla Schiphorst, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University]
  • Disarticulating the artificial female
    [Allison de Fren, Connecticut College]


Chair: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
[Brown University]

  • Anne Balsamo
    [University of Southern California]
  • Tara McPherson
    [University of Southern California]
  • Sharon Daniels
    [University of California, Santa Cruz]
4:00pm - 4:30pm Break
4:30pm - 6:00pm Location TBD Location TBD Location TBD

Cog/Cre 3

Language and Narrative Systems

  • Writing with complex type
    [Jason Lewis, Obx Labs, Concordia University]
    [Bruno Nadeau, Obx Labs, Concordia University]
  • The ppg256 series of minimal poetry generators
    [Nick Montfort, Massachusets Institute of Technology]
  • Interactive Story Generation for Writers: Lessons Learned from the Wide Ruled Authoring Tool
    [James Skorupski, University of California, Santa Cruz]
    [Michael Mateas, University of California, Santa Cruz]
  • Not Me: collaboration and co–production in language systems
    [Robert Twomey, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, University of California, San Diego]

Emergence Panel

Chairs: Penny and Familian

  • Ruari Glynn
  • Leo Nuñez
  • Marc Böhlen
  • Karolina Sobecka

Literary Arts Roundtable

Chair: Jessica Pressman
[English Department, Yale University]

  • Mark Marino
    [Writing Program, University of Southern California]
  • Caitlin Fisher
    [York University]
  • Judd Morrissey
    [School of Art Institute of Chicago]
  • David Jhave Johnston
    [Concordia University]
7:30pm - 10:30pm Location TBD

DAC Literary Arts Extravaganza