Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2/26 Meeting on Rita Raley

Please join the New Media Working Group for its next meeting on Thursday, February 26th, from 1-2:30PM in the Berkeley Center for New Media Commons (340 Moffitt). We will discuss a sampling of work by Rita Raley, Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, concerning new media art, "Global English," and the practices and politics of "reading" code. Raley's book Tactical Media is forthcoming in April.

Readings available at and via the following links:

1) "Code.surface || Code.depth"

2) "Machine Translation and Global English"

3) "Reveal Codes: Hypertext & Performance"

Given time constraints, we recommend selecting one essay for perusal (whichever strikes you as the most interesting or relevant to your work) and skimming the remainder for discussion.

Alenda Chang (
Ryan Shaw (

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