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June 9-13, 1999
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Joint Conference of the Association for Computers and
the Humanities Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing
for Humanities Scholarship and Teaching. http://www.iath.virginia.edu/ach-allc.99/cfp.html
May 26-June 2, 1999
Denver, Colorado, USA
29-31 March 1999
This focused event is designed to push both hypertexts and hypertext
tools to new levels. Writers and system designers will meet in an intense,
round-the-clock workshop. An ambitious international MOO will conclude the
workshop, with satellite conferences in Norway and Australia.
Participation is by invitation (and places are scarce); for information, contact Deena Larsen.
University of Luton, UK
22-24 March, 1999
Creativity and Consumption: New Media Arts in Advanced Technology Culture
computers and creativity
the human-machine interface
dead media and science fiction
'interactivity' and cultural practices
the aesthetics and politics of new media practices
implications of the 'new media age' for cultural institutions
distribution, exhibition and the audience
preservation and access
copyright, ownership and economic models
For information, email CREATIVITY@luton.ac.uk
February 21-25, 1999
Australasian Online Documentation Conference
December 12-13, 1998
November 7-12, 1998
The Seventh International Workshop on Hypertext Functionality
The Seventh International Workshop on Hypertext Functionality (HTF
7) will focus on organizational memory systems and hypertext
functionality. The meeting will be held on December 12-13, 1998 at
the University of Helsinki preceding ICIS '98. This one-and-half-
day event provides a forum for discussing research contributions
addressing the problems of supporting hypertext functionality in
organizational memory systems. The workshop encourages a cross-
disciplinary approach to questions at hand. The aim is to have
representatives from all relevant research and development areas,
and to promote discussion on topics of mutual interest. The
workshop is expected to be discussion-oriented, though some paper
presentations and plenaries may be organized.
For the full CFP, see
Orlando, Florida, USA
October 30-31, 1998
W e b N e t 98: World Conference Of The Www, Internet & Intranet
forum for the exchange of information on the development, applications,
and research on all topics related to the Web. This encompasses the
use, applications and societal and legal aspects of the Internet in
its broadest sense." Organized by
AACE-Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
October 8-11, 1998
The ghost of halloween's yet to come, and the collision of book and screen,
a two day symposium with Robert Coover, Michael Joyce, Jay David Bolter, Mark Bernstein, Stephanine Strickland, Mark Amerika, and a host of leading hypertext writers. Information
University of Maryland, College Park MD
September 17-20, 1998
STATE OF THE ARTS: PRODUCTION, RECEPTION, AND TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
The Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies and
the Committee for Creative Humanities Applications
in the New Technologies (CHANT) at the University
of Maryland, in conjunction with the statewide
Celebration of the Arts, is issuing a call for
contributions to an interdisciplinary conference
for an audience of university faculty and
students, K-12 faculty and administrators, artists,
museum curators, archivists, and the interested public.
Proposal Deadline: December 1, 1997
Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
September 9-12, 1998
Digital Storytelling IV
A gathering of multimedia producers, artists, visionaries, and writers
dedicated to the discovery of the future of storytelling. Speakers
include Mark Bernstein, Abbe Don, Justin Hall, Brenda Laurel, and many
Digital Resources for the Humanities
The internationally recognised forum for all those
involved in and benefiting from the digitisation of our common cultural
heritage: the scholar producing or using an electronic edition; the teacher
using digital media in the seminar room; the publisher finding ways to
reach new markets; the librarian, curator, art historian, or archivist
wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the digital
information that characterises contemporary culture and scholarship.
Email enquiries. Information: http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/HATII/DRH98/
Submission deadline: March 15th, 1998
Notice of acceptance: April 15th, 1998
Cultural Attitudes Toward Technology and Communication '98
Diverse cultural attitudes towards technology and communication also issue in culturally distinctive ways of implementing and using CMC (Computer-Mediated Communication) technologies. Some of these culturally-grounded differences in implementation and use frustrate, rather than facilitate, hopes for greater global communication. How do diverse cultural attitudes shape the implementation and use of CMC technologies?
Orlando, Florida, ISA
June 5, 1998
SCI'98: Systemics, Cybernetics And Informatics
A large and broad research conference, seeking papers in hypertext. Call for Participation.
Basking Ridge, NJ, USA
June 20-24, 1998
Human Factors and the Web
These conferences focus on web design and usability.
Presentations can take a variety of approaches, including
reports on empirical work, discussions of design and
evaluation methods, or reflections on what we have learned
about designing for the web.
The featured topic for this conference is "Our Global
Community." We will have a panel on "Internationalization
of the Web: How Do We Design for the Globe?" that will
discuss issues such as formats, languages, cultures, content,
the effect of English on the web, and the U.S. dominance of
the global web.
Pittsburgh PA USA
June 23-26, 1998
The Ninth ACM Conference on Hypertext
This is the premier hypertext research conference, indispensable, accessible,
and always fascinating. Attended annually by a fascinating mixture of scientists, engineers, and literary people, this conference always features a very selective and thoughtful program.
Conference information is available at the Hypertext '98 web site with or its European mirror.
July 1-3, 1998
Digital Libraries '98 - The Third ACM Conference on Digital Libraries|
Held immediately following Hypertext '98, Digital Libraries '98 will
provide a common setting for researchers, practicing professionals
and students to share experiences and to present results about system
construction, human-computer interaction, hypertext, information
retrieval, digital librarianship, digital identifiers and many other
topics related to the field of digital libraries.
Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts
July 1-3, 1998
ART AND TECHNOLOGY: IN THE AGE OF INFORMATION|
In addition to academic specialists in areas such as Art
Theory and History, Cultural/Media Studies, Sociology,
Philosophy, Psychology, and Literature, we would like
to invite artists, technologists, art critics, art teachers
as well as interested members of the public to take part
in this conference. Indeed, one of our main aims is to
create discussion among these different groups about art
and technology in the age of information.
June 20-25, 1998
First International Conference On Virtual Worlds|
VW'98 hopes to extend the scientific community
by encouraging contributions from people involved
in technical, philosophical and art related
to the conception, design or applications of
June 18-21, 1998
Ed-Media and Ed-Telecom 98
World conference on educational multimedia and hypermedia.
Conference home page.
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
May 17-20, 1998
Learning On Line '98: Building the Virtual University
Invited speakers include Michael Joyce on: "Othermindedness: Networked Learning and Post-Hypertextuality", Mark Poster (UC-Irvine) on: "Digital and Analogue Authors, or, What's the Matter with the Internet?", and N. Katherine Hayles. Information.
Anaheim, CA, USA
April 30, 1998
ITCC: International Conference on Technical Communication|
Sponsored by the Society for Technical Communication, this conference
is huge and the program vast. Quality of papers can be inconsistent,
but an abundance of case studies and empirical research on hypertext
can usually be found. More information.
call for papers
JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES
April 19-20, 1998
JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES
The journal Convergence is seeking research papers about
journalism and new media technologies. Submit
original research on topics related to the effects
of changes in information delivery systems on news
or on news workers, organisations and audiences.
In addition, contributions to a debates section,
features reports, and reviews of books or other
materials on the same range of topics also are sought.
The deadline for research manuscripts is 30 April, 1998.
Los Angeles, California, USA
April 18-23, 1998
Los Angeles, California, USA
April 14, 1998
CHI 98: ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
April 14-18, 1998
Workshop: Hypertext functionality and the WWW
Issues related to
the incorporation of advanced hypertext functionality into web-based
applications. More information.
April 1-3, 1998
WWW7: 7th International World Wide Web Conference
Speakers will include Cathy Marshall, Tim Berners-Lee, and Paul Saffo.
St. Malo, France
March 31, 1998
EP98, the 7th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
1) Keynote addresses on The Web Accessibility Intiative ( Daniel Dardailler), Two Decades of Typographic Research at URW: a Retrospective (Peter Karow), Intelligent Paper (Marc Dymetman and Max Copperman) and Time-sensitive
Publishing of Financial Analysis Reports (Francois Chahuneau) .
information via the Web: http://www.irisa.fr/ep98/ or via e-mail: email@example.com.
March 26-28, 1998
Submission Deadline: Cyberstar 98 Prize
The Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Cologne, and GMD - German National
Research Center for Information Technology, Sankt Augustin, will present
the Cyberstar in 1998 for the second time. Shared Visions - Cyberstar 98
supports cooperation between artists, designers, media and computer
experts. Innovative concepts for interactive scenarios in the categories
television, internet and stage will be awarded. Entries presenting for
example virtual communities, virtual classrooms or avatar performance
worlds shall reflect and develop "Shared Visions".
An international jury will meet in May 1998 and will decide upon monetary
awards a total of DM 35.000. Furthermore, the main price will include a
work term of several month at GMD to develop the submitted concept. For information see http://www.wdr.de/cyberstar or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Portland, Oregon, USA
March 23, 1998
Associated Writing Programs Conference
Home page. Hypertext panels include: "Hypertext and the Internet: An Introduction" with hypertext authors Ed Falco (A Dream With Demons), Robert Kendall (A Life Set for Two), and Stephanie Strickland (True North; forthcoming from Eastgate); "Where I'm Calling From: Online Creative Writing Courses" will include hypertext writers Robert Kendall and Robert Arellano ; "Beyond the Poetry Wars: Are Formal, Free, Confessional, Political,
Language, & Computer Poetry Really Incompatible?" with Charles O.
Lexington, MA, USA
March 10-14, 1998
Cracking the Code: Using Metadata to Tame Information
With content multiplying at an exponential rate, classification
intelligence, especially subject classification, must be applied to
voluminous search results assembled from disparate sources, in order
to organize collections of data for users. Metadata, which is data
about data, is a way to translate a concept or relationship within one
architecture and subject organization, into the usage and context of a
second, often unrelated, system or collection.
Is metadata the solution to the chaos of the World Wide Web and large
data repositories? Meta-tags, akin to MARC field tags, carry
additional information, whether inserted in the HTML coding of a Web
page, or used to drive relationships within a data warehouse. Will
metadata change the way librarians and users find, catalog, and
archive electronic information? Who is creating standards, and who
can we influence in the process? How do electronic publishers use
metadata? Will knowing the "innards" of large data repositories help
us cope? What is the future of metadata?
Washington, D.C., USA
March 5, 1998
The annual conference of the
Society for Information Technology and Techer Education
includes a strand on hypertext and hypermedia. Web site.
MIT, Cambridge MA, USA
March 5, 1998
The Aesthetics of Transition 3: 'Aesthetics, Identitites, Information'|
Thryza Goodeve (NYU) and Steven Johnson (Feed magazine). information: thorburn@MIT.EDU
February 25-26, 1998
February 22, 1999
First International Workshop on Cooperative Buildings|
The concept of a "Cooperative Building" suggests a setting made to
foster human collaboration and communication. While it serves the
purpose of cooperation it is at the same time "cooperative" towards its
inhabitants. A Cooperative Building is an environment, which offers the
people who live and work in and around it, special and unprecedented
facilities for communication and cooperation purposes. It adapts
dynamically as working conditions or technological conditions change.
Topics of interest include
- hypermedia/ multimedia information systems
- new forms of human-computer interaction
- multimedia conferencing
- electronic meeting rooms
- interactive electronic walls
- things that think
and many others.
San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv, and other sites world wide
February 20, 1998
The Digital Story Bee(tm) and Bubbe's Back Porch
It all started with people esking me how I do what I do. How do I tell
stories? How do I get other people to tell me stories? How does an old lady
like me know so much about the mysteries of this here World Wide Web? What
gets me out of bed in the morning?
Also, people esk me to do big family histories for them. I'm not against
the idea, but frankly, it's more interesting to me to teach people how to
do what I do, than to do it for them. Of course, if you want to pay me a
lot of cash, then maybe we can work something out.
So the Digital Story Bee(tm) is a free, three-hour workshop where people
come together with a couple of family photographs and tell each other
stories, face to face, in a nice circle, a bit like an old quilting bee.
Each Digital Story Bee(tm) has a theme to keep everybody on the same page.
Then, you shmooze a little, see a little demonstration of how all this
You get your own URL (web address) that you can give out to your friends
and family. You also get a little taste of the joys of family storytelling and realize
that this web stuff is not so complicated. And I'll tell you more than you
need to know (only if you want) so you can keep going on your own.
Hope to see you there,
contact: Abbe Don, email@example.com.
February 12, 1998
COMPUTERS & TEXTS 16: Call for Articles and Reviews
Articles and reviews are invited for the next issue of Computers & Texts,
the newsletter of CTI Textual Studies. Articles may concern any aspect of
the use of computers in literature, linguistics, theology, classics, philosophy,
film studies, theatre arts and drama.
Articles should not normally exceed 2,500 words and reviews should be
between 800-1,500 words. Submissions may be made by electronic mail to
MIT, Cambridge MA
February 4, 1998
Art and Entertainment in Periods of Transition.
Panelists will discuss the ways the arts have responded to periods of
transition caused by dramatic shifts in technological resources. Media to
be discussed include comic
strips, early cinema, television, and digital media.
David Jay Bolter. Scott Bukkatman, Richard A. Grusin, Henry Jenkins, David Thorburn. information: thorburn@MIT.EDU|
Newport Beach, California, USA
January 15, 1998
Marjorie Luesebrink reads from Califia
Marjorie Luesebrink will read from her hypertext novel, Califia, at the Newport Beach Public Library
at 7 PM. Califia is forthcoming from Eastgate. For information,
call Tracy Keys, (714) 717-3890.
January 6-9, 1998
Hypertext 98: Papers due. Proposals for Panels, Briefings, Workshops, and Courses are due.
San Francisco, CA
December 27-30, 1997
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
December 15-17, 1997
San Diego, CA
December 9, 1997
Visual '97: 2nd Intl. Conference on Visual Information Systems|
Redlands, California, USA
December 1, 1997
Three Readings of Hypertext
Marjorie Luesbrink, author of the forthcoming hypertext novel Calfia will speak at the University of Redlands. For
more information (909)335-5103.
November 25, 1997
November 20, 1997
NCTE 1997 Workshop:
"Getting Started With and Getting More Out of the Internet"
An all-day workshop on using hypertext and internet tools for
teaching English, including extensive discussion of the use
of Storyspace for analyzing prose and poetry, for tracking research
sources, and for "mindmapping" papers. Facilitators include Dene Grigar, John Barber, Eric Branscomb, Rod Winters,
and Geoff Wickersham. At the Detroit Public Library, 9:30-4:00.
New York, NY, USA
November 14-16, 1998
Dinosaur or Human Necessity? Narrative in the Age of Information|
Noted hypertext critic N. Katherine Hayles speaks at the Guggenheim Museum, Soho. 7pm.
Providence, RI, USA
November 11, 1997
Text Encoding Initiative|
10th Anniversay Conference
Registration and Program available at http:www.stg.brown.edu/webs/tei10.
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of its founding, the Text
Encoding Initiative (TEI) is sponsoring its first user conference, to
be held 14-16 November 1997 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode
The TEI Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange were
published in spring of 1994. They provide an extensive SGML-based
scheme for encoding electronic texts across a wide spectrum of text
types and suitable for any kind of application. The Guidelines have
already achieved wide-scale implementation in projects throughout
North America and Europe.
The TEI conference will bring together users of the TEI Guidelines in
order to share ideas, experiences, and expertise, provide a forum for
technical discussion and evaluation of the Guidelines as they have
been implemented across a variety of applications. A portion of the
conference will also be devoted to consideration of the future of the
For information, contact Elli Mylonas, firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 6, 1997
October 29, 1998
Virtual Communities: Questions, Theories, Opportunities
A panel discussion, followed by dialogue with the audience. Among the
speakers: Amy Bruckman, founder of MediaMOO,a virtual site for
media researchers, and MOOSE Crossing, designed as a learning
environment for children; Marc A. Smith, co-editor, Communities in
Cyberspace; Barry Wellman, Professor of Sociology, University of
Toronto; and Howard Rheingold, author of The Virtual Community:
Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier. more information here
Providence, Rhode Island
A Cybergraph on Lingua Franca
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
7:00 pm, Wednesday Oct. 29 1996
STG Conference Room (Grad Center, Tower E)
Professor Corre recently published on the World Wide Web "A
Glossary of Lingua Franca." Based on the only previously published
vocabulary of the language (Marseilles, 1830) and words culled by him
from Jewish Arabic texts it tries to restore the vocabulary of this
unwritten language which was in use around the Mediterranean for
hundreds of years before it disappeared almost totally under the
onslaught of French, which was then the major language of
international and polite communication. He will discuss the
development of this project, and how he came to publish it without a
shred of paper. The cybergraph may be seen at
Denver, Colorado USA
October 23, 1997
Hypertext demonstrations and Storyspace writing labs have become
entrenched in the Denver Sci-Fi community. Deena Larsen will demonstrate
hypertexts and Storyspace both Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25 at
the Mile Hi Con. This annual con will be at the Sheraton Hotel (4th and
Union). If you're in the neighborhood, please drop by.
October 24-5, 1997
Cambridge, MA, USA
Transformations of the Book
The conference will consider the ways in which digital technologies are
transforming traditional literary and humanistic materials. Pioneering
scholars and designers will demonstrate hypertext and web-based projects
involving some of the landmark texts and materials of humanist culture.
event will cover a fascinating range: from classical literature, Chaucer
Shakespeare to Hitchcock's films. Other presentations will center on the
visual arts, and on Friday evening two leading hypertext fiction writers,
Michael Joyce and Shelley Jackson, will discuss
their work and the future of
the cyber-novel. Other speakers include Peter Robinson, co-editor of the
Canterbury Tales Project; Jerome McGann, Director of the Rosetti hypermedia
archive at the University of Virginia; Robert Stein, founder of the Voyager
Company, leading producer of serious CD ROM and videodisc materials; and
William J. Mitchell, author of The Reconfigured Eye and Dean
of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning.
The complete schedule, brief
sketches of the participants and a registration
form are available on the "Media in Transition" web site.
You may also register by sending
email to Ann Rowbotham (email@example.com),
listing name, address, email address and your plans for attending on a
single day or for the entire conference. There is no
charge for registration.