Saturday, December 02, 2006

Tues, Oct 3rd: First Meeting

This year's New Media Working Group will meet twice each month--once to discuss readings and share work, and once to attend an event or exhibition in the Bay Area. For October we have chosen Jay Bolter's "Windows and Mirrors" and a talk by Beth Coleman in San Francisco (see below). At our first meeting we will set a course for the rest of the fall, so please bring your ideas for events and readings. Overall, our theme this year is "Temporality"--chosen to coordinate with the year-long Measure of Time exhibitions and screenings. We hope such a broad theme will allow graduate students from multiple departments to collaborate around a shared interest in the social, political, aesthetic, and philosophical implications of digital media. Our work together over the year will be geared toward hosting a New Media conference and art exhibition at Berkeley in Fall 2007.

First Meeting:
Tuesday October 3rd, 6pm, Rhetoric Library

First Reading:
At our first meeting on October 3rd we will discuss the Introduction and Chapter 1 of "Windows and Mirrors," a book by Jay Bolter and Diane Gromala published in MIT's New Media series. You can download these excerpts here:

First Event:
Friday October 20th, 5pm, SFAI Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut Street
Talk by media artist and scholar Beth Coleman at San Francisco Art Institute:

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