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Howard Rheingold, HiperWalls, HASTAC II: Get on the Bus Now!

There are only a few places left for the second annual HASTAC conference, "TechnoTravels." Register now!  



Second Annual HASTAC Conference

MAY 22-24, 2008

University of California, Irvine and University of California, Los Angeles

This year?s theme is?techno-travels? and explores the multiple ways in which place,movement, borders, and identities are being renegotiated and remappedby new locative technologies. Featured projects will delve intomobility as knowledge and stake out new spaces forhumanistic inquiry. How are border-crossings beingre-conceptualized, experienced, and narrated in a world permeated bytechnologies of mobility? How is the geo-spatial web remappingphysical geographies, location, and borderlands? How are digitalcities interfacing with physical space? How do we move betweenvirtual worlds? And what has become of sites of dwelling andstasis in a world saturated by techno-travels?

This year?s conference literalizes and metaphorizes travel, asattendees will participate in sessions at Irvine, Los Angeles, SanDiego, and on the connecting corridors of Southern California.


Here's a tentative conference agenda. Please go to the conference website for updates before the event itself. Or, for additional information, please contact Irena Richter at or 949-824-8900.



Thursday, May 22, UC Irvine
6:30 pm ­ - 10:00 pm:
Keynote Address: Howard Rheingold

Friday, May 23, UC Irvine
8:00 am - ­ 7:30 pm:
Demos (including Calit2 HiperWall), Lighting talks, Panel Discussions

Saturday, May 24, UCLA
11:00 am - ­ 5:00 pm:
Demos, Lightning talks, Poster presentations
Tour of Visualization Portal (up to 40 pre-registered guests)


For additional information, please contact Irena Richter at or 949-824-8900.


[This wonderful photograph of Howard Rheingold is courtesy of Joi Ito, posted on Flickr with a Creative Commons License. Thank you!]




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