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HASTAC I on YouTube Now--and RFP for HASTAC II

On YouTube you can find four trailers that give you a taste of HASTAC'sfirst international conference, "Electronic Techtonics: Thinking atthe Interface," held at Duke last April. These trailers should alsowhet your appetite for the upcoming HASTAC movie. Catherine Angst, the brilliant videographer at the Franklin Center at Duke, edited the footage from last year's conference for the trailers and for the movie to come. Just in time to inspire you to think big and bold for this year's HASTAC II, our second international conference. This year?s theme is ?techno-travels? and explores the multiple ways in which place, movement, borders, and identities are being renegotiated and remapped by new locative technologies. This year?s conference literalizes and metaphorizes travel, as attendees will participate in sessions at Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and on the connecting corridors of Southern California. We'll be writing more about Techno-Travels in upcoming posts but for those who can't wait to read the call for proposals, here's the info. And note the proposal requirement (and the YouTube tie-in): "In addition to filling out an application, participants will beencouraged to make a two minute video of their proposal, upload it toYouTube and tag the YouTube video with "HASTAC2008." Have fun with it, everyone! And see you in Southern California this May . . .

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: February 15, 2008

Registration will be open February 1, 2008.
For additional information, please visit www.uchri.org. http://www.uchri.org/page-home.php?page_id=1291&cat_id=2

HASTAC II - SECOND ANNUAL HASTAC CONFERENCE, MAY 22-24, 2008
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
and UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

 

The four YouTube videos by Catherine Angst sample from HASTAC I, Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface, its art and its science, including talks by John Seely Brown, James Boyle, and Rebecca Allen. There are also samples from two panels, "The Future of Art in a Digital Age" and "The Foundations and Futures of Digital Humanities."

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