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adrian miles | chair
adrian miles | chair::
Adrian Miles is an internationally recognised theorist who works in hypermedia and networked interactive video. His work has been published in numerous peer reviewed publications and he is a regular participant in international conferences and forums.
He is currently on the Literary Advisory Board of the Electronic Literature Organisation, the editorial board of Postmodern Culture, and Text Technology, and has been on the academic boards of the 2002 Association of Computing Humanities annual conference and the Association of Computing Machinery 2002 Hypertext conference. Adrian is regularly invited to present his research, teaching, and creative work internationally.
Current research includes the application of Deleuze's philosophy of cinema to interactive video and hypermedia, video blogging, and the development of new pedagogies for new media teaching.
Adrian has been actively involved in the Digital Arts and Culture community since its inception in 1998 and was on the program committee for the 2000 and 2001 conferences.
alessio cavallaro | conference advisor::
Alessio Cavallaro is currently Producer/Curator, New Media Projects, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square, Melbourne. He has been involved in interdisciplinary arts in Australia for over twenty years, primarily as a curator, producer, consultant, and publications editor in film, video, digital media, radio and sound arts.
From 1997 to 2000, Alessio was Director of dLux media arts, Sydney, where he initiated and established a range of innovative new media programs including the annual international events d>art and futureScreen. Other influential projects include (as co-producer and co-curator) SoundCulture 1991: Impossible Objects. Invisible Cities; Third International Symposium on Electronic Art (TISEA, 1992); Sound in Space: Adventures in Australian Sound Art (1995); and the Australian Film Commission's seminal The Filmmaker and Multimedia conferences/exhibitions (1993 and 1995).
He has been an adviser to a number of government policy-development, business and educational initiatives concerning Australian digital media arts, and has served on numerous boards including the Sydney Film Festival and the Australia Council's New Media Arts Fund. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Interact Events Ltd, and iCinema (Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts), and is a member of RMIT University's Multimedia Industry Advisory Council. Alessio was a co-editor of OnScreen, the film and techno arts supplement of the national arts paper RealTime, and is co-editor with Darren Tofts and Annemarie Jonson of Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History (MIT Press/Power Publications, forthcoming 2002). http://www.acmi.net.au
antoanetta ivanova | conference producer::
Antoanetta Ivanova is the executive director of Novamedia, Victoria's only company that provides strategies for business growth and business innovation through new media arts. She also works as a curator and producer, focusing exclusively on projects that incorporate new and emerging media such as games, interactive film, robotics, streaming media and hybrid forms of digital art. She has an extensive experience in the arts and has previously worked as a photojournalist, subvertising artist, festival co-ordinator, marketing manager, administrator and copyright officer.
Antoanetta's projects have been presented to audiences in Australia, UK, USA, Finland, France, Germany, Greece and Bulgaria and have been produced and/or toured with funds from the Australia Council for the Arts (New Media Arts Board); the Australian Network for Art and Technology; Arts Tasmania and the National Association for the Visual Arts. Most recently she produced, in association with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Wild 2002 new media exhibition focusing on the crossing over between the natural environment and the digital wilderness, and Solar Circuit inter/national new media workshop and wilderness residency, which took place on the remote Island of Maria. www.wild2002.com.au
andrew murphie has lived in Sydney most of his life. He has published on a range of issues: performance and the visual arts, popular music, contemporary cultural theory, particularly the work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, virtual media and digital aesthetics. He is currently writing a textbook in the area of culture and technology with John Potts and is working on two other books on machines, ethics and aesthetics. He has in the past worked as a marketing manager and production manager for arts companies, and as a freelance theatre director (which has included work on productions of Samuel Beckett's shorter plays and Heiner Muller's Hamlet-Machine). Once he thought he would live in Spain but instead for some strange reason ends up visiting Denmark quite a bit, where he reads detective novels by Dan Turell.
bill seaman received a PH.D. from CAiiA, the Centre for Advanced Inquiry In The Interactive Arts, University of Wales, Newport, 1999. He holds a Master of Science in Visual Studies degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985. His work explores text, image and/or sound relationships through technological installation, virtual reality, linear video, computer controlled laserdisc and other computer-based media, photography, and studio based audio compositions. He is self-taught as a composer and musician. His works have been in numerous international festivals and Museum shows where he has been awarded prizes including Prix Ars Electronica in Interactive Art.
darren tofts is a Melbourne writer who has published extensively in areas relating to new media and cyberculture, and their intersection with critical theory and the history of writing. His essays have appeared in internationally recognised journals such as Social Semiotics, UTS Review and Southern Review. He was a regular contributor to 21C and World Art magazines. He is on the editorial board of Continuum, RealTime, Postmodern Culture and The Australian Journal of Media and Culture.
A scholar of James Joyce, Tofts is particularly interested in the links between hypermedia and avant-garde practices. He has published widely in this area, frequently drawing on the work of Joyce as a means of demonstrating the impact of hypermedia on traditional habits of reading and literary production.
david kolb grew up in the New York City suburbs, with interludes here and there, and eventually received his PhD in philosophy from Yale University, and is the author of The Critique of Pure Modernity: Hegel, Heidegger and After (a comparison of Hegel and Heidegger and their views on modernity). Postmodern Sophistications (a discussion of the role of tradition in philosophy and architecture). Both of these books were published by the University of Chicago Press. Socrates in the Labyrinth (a collection of hypertext essays about non-linear writing in philosophy, published by Eastgate Systems. He edited a book of studies of Hegel's philosophy of religion, published by SUNY Press. He has published essays about hypertext, about postmodernism in architecture, about Hegel and other topics in the history of philosophy Currently he is writing a combination book/hypertext about place and community that discusses the nature of places, disagrees with some attacks on today's new kinds of places, and treats, in particular, themed places and suburban sprawl. Defending Disneyland? This will be published in 2002 by the University of California Press.
As Associate Director of the Academy of Electronic Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Diana Reed Slattery researches, designs, and produces highly interactive, game-like multimedia environments for education, entertainment, and the arts. In her ex-life of print fiction and poetry, her short story "Bizarre Births" (Georgia Review, Spring '88) was included in Georgia Review's finalist entry for the National Magazine Award, and received an Honorable Mention, Pushcart Prize, and an Honorable Mention: The Best American Short Stories. The short story collection Bizarre Births was named as a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction. Online publications include Journal of Postmodern Culture ("Alphaweb: A Poetry Hypertext"), Riding the Meridian ("Glide: An Interactive Exploration of Visual Language").
Slattery's current artistic practice, The Glide Project, is informed by her Ph.D. research in visual language and interactive narrative. The Glide Project (http://www.academy.rpi.edu/glide) spirals around a central theme of the mutual evolution of language, game, and consciousness, describing and modeling one possibility for an evolutionary writing system. Originally a gestural language, the 27 Glide glyphs are inscribed both as static and dynamically morphing forms. The Maze Game, the novel from which the Glide language was bizarrely born, will be published by Deep Listening Publications in Fall, 2002.
diane gromala is an Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, where she teaches in the graduate program in Information Design and Technology. She is an adjunct faculty member in Industrial Design and a faculty member of the transdisciplinary GVU (the Graphics Visualization and Usability Center). Her courses focus on the cultural, visual, and corporeal spects of new media. Gromala has always pushed the envelope for art beyond traditional canvas and computer graphics domains into Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Her work has been performed and presented in Canada, the US, Europe, the Middle East and has caught the attention of media networks such as _Discovery Channel_ and the BBC. Along with collaborator Lily Shirvanee, Gromala was a semi-finalist for _Discover_ magazine's Award for Technological Innovation in 2001 for work which combines biomedical technologies with mixed reality.
irina aristarkhova teaches the pioneering studio-based course, Cyberarts, in the Programme. She was formerly Senior Lecturer at the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts where she taught courses in Cybertheory, Feminist Theory, Feminist Aesthetics, Technology and Embodiment and Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory. She holds an MA from the University of Warwick, UK, and PhD from the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences.
She was International Visiting Scholar at the Franke Institute of Humanities, University of Chicago in 2000 where she participated in the Sawyer Seminar series entitled "Computer Science as a Human Science: The Cultural Impact of Computerization". She was invited to lecture on topics in 'Gender and Technology' at the NOISE European Summer School at the University of Pisa, Italy in September 2000.
Dr. Aristarkhova who has published and lectured widely on cyberculture and cyberarts has a range of research interests including issues of aesthetics and technologies of virtual reality; immersive and interactive virtual environments; critical issues in image processing; ethnicity and gender in cyberspace; technological embodiments; contemporary psychoanalytic theory; postcolonial new media theory, and cyberethics. She is a contributing editor on the editorial board of the journal "Radek: Art, Theory, Politics" (Moscow), and on the Academic Board of Digital Art and Culture (DAC) annual conference and exhibition (RMIT, Australia). Since July 2001 Irina Aristarkhova has been directing Cyberarts Research Initiative (www.cyberarts.scholars.nus.edu.sg) - an ambitious Art & Technology research project, first of its kind in South-East Asia.
jill walker is a researcher at the University of Bergen in Norway, where she is currently completing a PhD on digital narratives. She holds a Master's degree in comparative literature from the same university, and has also spent time as a visiting researcher at RMIT University in Melbourne. In addition to her work on digital narrative and hypertext fiction, she has published on the use of weblogs in research, on power and link clusters on the web and on MOOs. Her weblog jill/txt was one of the first researcher's blogs, and is an active participant in discussions on new media arts and communication on the Web.
In 1998 she was the inaugural winner of the Ted Nelson Newcomer Award for the best paper by a newcomer at the ACM Hypertext conferences.
Jill co-edits the hypertext criticism stream of the peer-reviewed Journal of Digital Information (JoDI), and has co-edited a special issue of Localmotives on net art. She frequently speaks to and writes for a general audience about narrative, art and communication on the Net. Currently her favourite topic is blogging, and she is proud to have been called a world expert on blogs by The Age. Jill has been involved in the Digital Arts and Culture conferences since their inauguration, and was the local co-ordinator for the first conference in Bergen in 1998.
karin wenz is a media theorist working in the field of digital media and semiotics. Her work has been published in English and German in print and in numerous online journals.
She is currently on the Advisory Board of the German Association of Semiotics (DGS), the editorial board of the peer reviewed online journals "Gamestudies" (http://www.gamestudies.org) and of "Dichtung-Digital" (http://www.dichtung-digital.de). She is working as a webmaster for the DGS (http://www.semiotik.org) and for the German section of the international website for textsemiotics (http://www.text-semiotics.org). She is the co-organizor of the German p0es1s.net (http://p0es1s.net) a symposion on "The poetics of digital texts" with an additional exhibition of digital literature and art.
Current research includes semiotics of digital media with a focus on computer games and netart.
linda marie walker::
linda marie walker is a writer, artist, and curator, with a long-standing interest in spatial-relations, bodies, and movement. She was Director of the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (www.cacsa.org.au/cacsa) and editor of its magazine 'Broadsheet' (1998-1999). Her second novella, 'The Woman, Mistaken', was published in 1998.
A number of her texts are available on the web and she was co-founder of the Electronic Writing Research Ensemble web-site (http://ensemble.va.com.au/). She has recently returned from teaching Art History in Cyprus for 12 months, and is currently teaching in the Louis Laybourne-Smith School of Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia, Adelaide.
lisbeth klastrup is a ph.d.scholar at the Department of Digital Aesthetics and Communication at the Information Technology University in Copenhagen. She is teaching and writing about virtual worlds as story-telling environments, and has previously written Masters dissertations on interactive reading and text, spaces and labyrinths. She organised the Computer Games and Digital Textualities conference in Copenhagen, March 2000. She holds a student seat in the Association of Internet Researchers Executive Commitee and is a member of the Gamestudies.org review team. Lisbeth has written articles on virtual worlds, interactive narratives, interaction forms, net art and performances and is currently editing an anthology on "Digital Communication and Design" with Danish colleague Ida Engholm.
lone malmborg has initiated and is heading the Design of Technology Augmented Creative Environments research studio at Arts and Communication, Malmo University. The studio focuses on the interplay between interactive media technologies, space, and activity, and explores how physical space and ubiquitous technologies can be used in new ways for multi-user and multi-site interaction. In the process of understanding and designing technology augmented collaborative environments for creative activities and learning, the studio makes inquiries into artistic performance and gaming.
Before setting up the research studio she has designed and headed an education program at Arts and Communication in the same area.
Since 1998 she has been co-editor of the international journal Digital Creativity. This journal addresses the need for a new discipline that unites the creativity of fine art, design, performing arts and film, with the technical paradigms of computer science, interface design and communications.
She has been actively involved in the Digital Arts and Culture community since 2000 and was on the program committee for the 2000 conference in Bergen.
Lone Malmborg has an educational background in literature and language, and in computer science. She holds a PhD in applied computer science / informatics from Copenhagen Business School.
mitchell whitelaw is an artist, critic and theorist working in digital media and creative cultures. Areas of interest include complex and generative systems in digital media; his work on new media art and artificial life has been published widely, and he is preparing a book for MIT Press titled Metacreation: Art and Artificial Life. More recent theoretical work has focused on notions of data and materiality in experimental digital audio. Recent creative work includes sound design for Melinda Rackham's virtual environment empyrean,the 3" CD / MP3 release else, part of Fällt's invalidObject series, and step trance, a realtime audio process.
Mitchell Whitelaw completed a PhD entitled "artificial life in new media art." As the title suggests, it's a study of artists working in (so-called) new media who are using techniques and concepts from the field of artificial life.
nancy kaplan is a well-known scholar of digital literacy, director of an innovative program in interaction design and information architecture, and an award-winning developer of educational software. She is also Director of the newly formed School of Information Arts and Technologies at the University of Baltimore.
She is currently the Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation grant to work with pre-teens as design partners, developing interfaces for digital library materials and other digital resources of interest to children. In partnership with the Human Computer Interface Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park, she and her colleagues at the University of Baltimore will be working with a team of 10-13 year-olds to explore new interface concepts that better meet the needs of this important population.
A participant in the last two Digital Arts and Culture conferences, Nancy has frequently delivered papers on human-centered design, gender, and literacy at international conferences and symposia. She has published papers in a wide range of venues and her hypertext work is regularly assigned in courses ranging from anthropology and English to computer science and education.
ned rossiter is Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Co-ordinator in Communications in the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Melbourne. His research interests include globalisation and international relations, Asian popular culture, history and theory of communications media, philosophy and cultural studies, media and cultural policy studies, new media arts, architecture and urban forms, informational economies and network societies.
Ned co-edited Politics of a Digital Present: An Inventory of Australian Net Culture, Criticism and Theory (Melbourne: Fibreculture Publications, 2001) and Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos and Aesthetic Industries (London: RoutledgeCurzon, forthcoming 2003).
In the late 90s he convened 3 international symposia for the Centre for Asian Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, Edith Cowan University, and was principal convenor of the Inaugural Fibreculture Conference, Melbourne, 2001. Ned is also one of the facilitators for Fibreculture, a network of new media researchers in Australia (http://www.fibreculture.org).
Ned is currently working on book manuscript entitled Spectres of Virtuality: Commodity Cultures and the Politics of Motion in Postnational Futures (currently under consideration by Indiana University Press). He is also the chief investigator of an international collaborative research project, 'New Social Movements, Informational Economies, Regional Tensions and National Sovereignty: a transnational comparative study of the internet and network societies', 2003-2007.
noah wardrip-fruin is a new media writer who also writes about new media. He is the lead editor for both - The New Media Reader - (co-editor Nick Montfort) and - First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game - (co-editor Pat Harrigan). These volumes are forthcoming from MIT Press. He's presented at the last few DACs, and was chair of the art selection committee for DAC 2001. He also regularly presents work at conferences (recently, ACM SIGGRAPH 2002 and ACM Hypertext 2002) and art venues (recently, the Segue Reading Series and the Guggenheim Museum in New York). Currently at Brown University, his recent affiliations include the University of Baltimore's School of Information Arts and Technologies and New York University's Center for Advanced Technology.
peter morse has a diverse background in semiotics, fine arts, artistic practice, music and computing. Currently Coordinator of Media and New Media at the School of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia, Peter has worked variously as a computer animator, database designer and programmer, website designer, multimedia programmer, exhibition curator and so forth. Since the early 1980's he has created computer-controlled audio-visual works combining musical/operatic performance and computer-aided visualisation. His current interests revolve around visualisation for (semi) immersive virtual environments and exploring modes of user interaction towards scientific datasets deployed in artistic contexts. To this end he is currently working upon stereoscopic CG materials composed from scientific (eg. GIS) datasets of the Antarctic, in consort with early twentieth-century stereoscopic photography from various Australian Antarctic expeditions, that can be deployed in a variety of contexts (eg. visualisation centres, museums, planetaria, galleries, on-line). He has an on-going intellectual interest in the relationship between the sciences and arts and the role of semiotic approaches as a methodology for reconciling these diverse disciplines.
He initially studied Physics at Murdoch University, Western Australia, before switching to practical studies in Fine Arts. He has a B.A. in Fine Arts (Curtin University, W.A.), a first-class Honours degree in Communication Studies (Murdoch) and a Ph.D. in visual semiotics (Murdoch). In 1994 he moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he taught Art History and Cultural Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and curated several New Media exhibitions. He has travelled widely and spent the years between 1996-1999 principally working as a free-lance computer artist in Berlin, Germany.
He has received major grants for new media works from the Australian Film Commission and the Australia Council, and has a successful record of university research grants in the area of content-production for VR environments. In mid-1999 he returned to Australia to work at the Victorian College of the Arts as a lecturer in New Media, and assumed his current position in 2001. He established the New Media/Digital Media curricula at the School of Creative Arts, supervises a range of Masters and Ph.D. Postgraduate students and was instrumental in setting up the University of Melbourne Computer Visualisation Facility. He has exhibited work both in Australia and Europe and is currently Vice-Chair of the Victorian Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH, Melbourne, Australia.
pia ednie-brown is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University where she teaches design and theory. Her PhD research explores emergent paradigms of experience and perception in the information age, particularly in relation to representation and abstraction within design production. Her work exploring these nuances in digitally assisted design practices has been published in journals such as Daidalos and the Architectural Design Academy Editions. She has been a jury member for architectural design reviews at Melbourne University, Deakin University, Curtin University (WA), the ETH (Zurich) and Columbia University (NY).
Prior to RMIT, Pia had worked in six architectural practices in Perth, Melbourne and London. On completing her architectural degree at the University of Western Australia she started an architectural practice and public gallery with five other architectural graduates. During this period she co-produced a radio show 'Artbeat', worked on the board of management of the Perth Fringe Festival (Artrage), taught design part time at the Curtin University architecture school, curated exhibitions and exhibited sculptural works. She has written scripts for animated films, one of which was awarded first prize for excellence in the Metropolis short film festival (WA).
raine koskimaa works as a professor of digital culture at the University of Turku, where he teaches and conducts research especially in the field of digital textuality. He has published five books and several articles dealing with the issues of digital literature, hyper and cybertextuality, reader-response studies, media use, cyberpunk science fiction, and narratology. He is the co-editor of the Cybertext Yearbook series. His Ph.D. thesis Digital Literature. From Text to Hypertext and Beyond is available at http://www.cc.jyu.fi/~koskimaa/thesis/ He is a member of the Literary Advisory Board for the Electronic Literature Organization.
professor ross gibson is recognized by major scholars in the field as Australia's leading digital media curator and one of Australia's leading digital media researchers. Professor Gibson occupies a unique position in Australia as the foundation Creative Director of Cinemedia's Federation Square complex, Melbourne (Australia's first digital media museum). In this position he has undertaken the commissioning of major international and national media arts projects investigating interactive digital arts. During 1997 and 1998 Gibson was the Australia Council's inaugural Fellow in New Media.
He continues to research and produce work in a range of media, most recently the interactive narrative work, Life After WarTime, the museum installations Crime Scene and Darkness Loiters and the multimedia environment Bystander and The Bond Store for the Museum of Sydney, a storytelling gallery with more than four hours of endlessly reconfigurable narrative stored on laser disc and aural CD. This research and curation places him at the forefront of experimentation in Australia in the development of new forms of interactive narratives, particularly in the field of navigable and algorithmic systems.
sean cubitt is Professor of Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Previously Professor of Media Arts at Liverpool John Moores University, he is the author of Timeshift: On Video Culture (Comedia/Routledge, 1991), Videography: Video Media as Art and Culture (Macmillans/St Martins Press, 1993), Digital Aesthetics (Theory, Culture and Society/Sage, 1998) and Simulation and Social Theory (Theory, Culture and Society/ Sage, 2001) as well as nearly 300 articles, chapters, papers and catalogue essays on contemporary arts, culture and media.
He has edited "Third World Wide Web", a special edition of Third Text (n.47, Summer 1999) on new media in non-Western contexts, and co-edited 'FX, CGI and the question of spectacle", a special issue of Screen (v.40 n.2, Summer) with John Caughie, and "Fictions and Futures", a special issue of Futures (v.30 n.10, December) with Ziauddin Sardar. A member of the editorial boards of Screen, Third Text, The International Journal of Cultural Studies, Futures, Time and Society and the Journal of Visual Communication, Leonardo Digital Reviews, the Iowa Web Review, and most recently trAce.
He has lectured and taught on four continents, and his work has been published in Hebrew, Arabic, Korean and Japanese as well as several European languages in publications from Latin and North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia.
He is currently working on a book, FX: Time and the Cinema of Special Effects for MIT Press and coediting Aliens R Us: Postcolonial Science Fiction with Ziauddin Sardar for Pluto Press and The Third Text Reader with Rasheed Araeen and Ziauddin Sardar for Athlone/Continuum. He has also curated video and new media exhibitions and authored videos, courseware and creative hypertext, one at the Slade School in London and another at the University of Waikato. .
stuart moulthrop is Professor of Information Arts and Technologies at the University of Baltimore, where he directs the Doctorate in Communications Design.
His hypertext fiction Victory Garden (Eastgate Systems, 1991) has earned a place in Robert Coover's "golden age" of electronic writing. His later hypertexts ("Hegirascope," 1995; "The Color of Television," 1996; and "Reagan Library," 1999) are happy to reside in the Age of Brass. Moulthrop has written many essays, including "You Say You Want a Revolution?", which brings up the rear in the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization and is Emeritus Editor of the on-line journal Postmodern Culture. He recently served as Program Co-Chair of the 2002 ACM Hypertext Conference, held at the University of Maryland in June, 2002 and is currently a member of the Foresight Panel of the Information Technology University of Copenhagen.
susana pajares tosca::
ausana p. tosca is Assistant Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. Doctor in Information Sciences for her PhD thesis on Hypertext and Literature at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, she has previously worked as a Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and has been a visiting scholar at places like Brown University and Oxford University. Susana has talked and published extensively on digital textuality, hypertext, computer games and cyberculture in Spanish and English. She is part of the literary advisory board of the Electronic Literature Organization, and also serves in several international program committees for conferences such as ACM's Hypertext or DAC. She is a hypertext theme editor for "JODI", the Journal of Digital Information, and one of the initiating editors of "Gamestudies", the first academic journal devoted to the study of computer games.
terry harpold received his A.M. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Florida. The author of several widely-cited articles on hypertext narrative theory and informational culture, his current article projects include essays on: genetic criticism of hypertext fiction; the mnemonic regimes of hypertext; and the relevance of the writings and methods of Charles Fort, an early 20th-century chronicler of occult phenomena, to analysis of the spatial discourses of digital culture.
He is working on two book projects: Links and Their Vicissitudes, on psychoanalytic theory and new media; and with Kavita Philip, Going Native: Cyberculture and the Millennial Fantasies of Globalization, a jointly-authored collection of essays on informational globalization.
An active member of the DAC community since the first conference in 1998, he served as Conference Co-Chair and was a principal member of the Organizing and Program Committees of DAC '99 (Atlanta, GA, USA); and was a member of the Program Committee of DAC 2001 (Providence, RI, USA).
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