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TechnoTravels/TeleMobility: HASTAC in Motion


Second Annual HASTAC Conference

TechnoTravels/TeleMobility: HASTAC in Motion

MAY 22-24, 2008

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

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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 a modality of 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.


Thursday, May 22, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thursday, May 22, UC Irvine, Calit2 Building

6:15 pm ­ - 7:30 pm

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Howard Rheingold, UC Berkeley and Stanford University
"Literacies, Collective Action, Participatory Media"

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reception continued: dessert and wine

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Friday, May 23, UC Irvine, Calit2 Building
8:00 am - ­ 9:00 am
Light breakfast/coffee

Morning Session
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Brenda Laurel
, California College of the Arts

9:30 am - 11:15 am
Demos and Talks will run concurrently in several locations.

HIPerWall Presentation #1 at the HIPerWall:
"HIPerwall Demo: Cultural Analytics"

Presented by Software Studies Initiative, UCSD/Calit2

CALIT2 Demos in individual studios:
Byeong Sam Jeon, Electronic Artist
"Telematic Drum Circle"
John Crawford, UC Irvine
"Dance-IT (Dance & Information Technology):A Networked Participatory Media Exhibit"
Walt Scacchi, Robert Nideffer, Alex Szeto, Craig Brown, UC Irvine
"Emerging Visions of Virtual Worlds"
Bill Tomlinson, UC Irvine
"Human-Mediated Networking"

Lightning Talks in the CALIT2 Auditorium:
10:00 am - Noah Wardrip-Fruin, UC San Diego
"Expressive Processing: An Experiment in Blog-Based Peer Review"
10:15 am - Tom Boellstorff, UC Irvine
"Creationist Capitalism"
10:30 am - Brian Goldfarb, UC San Diego
"Global Tourette"
10:45 am - Eric Kabisch, UC Irvine

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richard Marciano, San Diego Supercomputer Center and David Theo Goldberg, UCHRI
"Redlining California"

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Curtis Wong
, Microsoft
"From Beethoven to Betelgeuse, 20 years in the quest for the Holy Grail of Interactive Storytelling"

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Demos and Talks will run concurrently in several locations.

HIPerWall Presentation #2 at the HIPerWall:
"HIPerwall Demo"
Erik Loyer
, Digital Artist

CALIT2 Demos in individual studios:
Byeong Sam Jeon, Electronic Artist
"Telematic Drum Circle"
John Crawford, UC Irvine
"Dance-IT (Dance & Information Technology):A Networked Participatory Media Exhibit"

Software Studies Panel in the CALIT2 Auditorium:
"What is Software Studies?"
Jeremy Douglass, UC San Diego
Peter Lunenfeld, Art Center College of Design
Lev Manovich, UC San Diego
Nick Montfort, MIT
Noah Wardrip-Fruin, UC San Diego

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Coffee break

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion:
"Trends in TechnoTravels/TeleMobility"
Isaac Garcia, Central Desktop
Mizuko Ito, USC
Jennifer Serventi, NEH

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Exhibition "LIVE" at the UCI Beall Center for Art and Technology
Press-Packet (PDF file)

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Saturday, May 24, UCLA
9:00 am
Buses to UCLA, depart from Radisson Newport Beach for bus program ("LA at 65 Mph")
Required sign-up

11:00 am
Arrival at UCLA

11:15 am
POGO-PHONIC - Gil Kuno featuring The Vurtego Pogo Team
Pogo-phonic is the rethinking of the pogo stick as an instrument insound composition. The pogo stick triggers sound samples such that thepogo-ers also become the complicit composers of an audio composition.

11:30 am
BBQ Lunch and Networking

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Optional Visualization Portal Tour
Required sign-up, 40 people max

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Project Demos, Poster Sessions, and Lightning Talks in UCLA's Perloff Hall, Room "De Café"

Steven Anderson, USC
"Critical Commons"
Ayhan Aytes, UCSD
"Global Middle Ages Project"
Ana Boa-Ventura, University of Texas, Austin
"R U st&ing 2 close 2 me?"
Alan Christy, UCSC
"In Search of Translingual Collective Memories of WWII in the Pacific"
Mike Conway, UNC Chapel Hill-RENCI
"The RENCI Social Computing Room - A Gateway to Virtual Experiences"
Jacco Dielemann, UCLA
"UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology"
Diane Favro and Christopher Johanson, UCLA-ETC
"GeoTemporal Argumentation"
Caitlin Fisher, York University
"Travelling tales: a max/ar tag story"
Antero Garcia and Greg Niemeyer, Manual Arts High School,
"Black Cloud: Environmental Studies Gaming"
Juan Gutierrez, CAVIIAR, Inc.
"Literatronica: Localized Adaptive Digital Narratives"
Patrick Jagoda, Duke University
"Cyberspace 3.0: Geohacking and Spatial Specters in William Gibson's Spook Country"
Eric Kabisch, UCI
"Datascape: Hybrid Ecologies of Digital and Embodied Worlds"
Caren Kaplan, UC Davis
"Precision Targets"
Julie Klein, Wayne State University
"Digital Partnerships for Engaged Learning"
Mark C. Marino, USC
"The LA Flood Project"
Sorin Matei, Purdue Universtiy
"Visible Past"
Nick Monfort, MIT
"A 256-Character Program to Generate Poems"
Todd Presner, UCLA
Venkatraman Ramakrishna, UCLA
"The Smart Party: A Personalized Location-Aware Multimedia Experience"
Allen Riddell, Duke University
"Windows on Last Miles"
Hijoo Son, UCLA
"Casting Diaspora: Visualization of a Digital Archive"
Lisa Snyder, UCLA
"Chicago 1893: The World's Columbian Exposition"
David Spencer, Savannah College of Art and Design
"Transcending Geography: Live Entertainment and Persona in Virtual Worlds"
Bob Stein, USC
Fabian Wagmeister, UCLA
"REMAPPING LA: Cultural Civic Computing in Los Angeles"

3:00 pm

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
'Future of Learning' Plenary Session, featuring:
Anne Balsamo, USC
Anna Everett, UCSB
N. Katherine Hayles, UCLA
Ramesh Srinivasan, UCLA

5:00 pm

6:30 pm
Buses leave UCLA for Radisson Newport Beach




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

HASTAC; UC Humanities Research Institute; UCOP/Office of Research;CALIT2, Irvine Division; James H. Zumberge Research and InnovationFund, USC; UCI Beall Center for Art+Technology


This event is part of the celebration of the
UC Presidential Humanities Initiative's 20th Anniversary.


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