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HASTAC3: Program for "Traversing Digital Boundaries"

Here's the very exciting program for our third annual, internationalHASTAC Conference, April 19-21 at UIUC, "Traversing DigitalBoundaries." Register now!


An announcement from
HASTAC III: Traversing Digital Boundaries
April 19-21, 2009
Register now at

Join us for our 2009 conference, HASTAC III: Traversing Digital Boundaries, hosted by the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (ICHASS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In addition to the April 19-21 conference events listed below, ICHASS will host a "HASTAC Extended" event, with workshops on April 22-23. For more information and to register, please visit

*Please note that the program is subject to change.

Continuous Installations:
Guy Garnett, Illinois - Untitled
John Toenjes, Illinois - Leonardo?s Chimes interactive environment
Sharon Daniel, UC Santa Cruz - New Media Documentary: Technology for Social Inclusion
JJ Higgins, Kansas - Untitled Voyeurism Installation With Tent

Sunday April 19th
IMCFest 2009 - Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 South Broadway, #100, Urbana, IL 61801

6:30 PM
Vox Pop Event - Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center
Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, UC Santa Cruz ?Synaptic Crowd: Vox Pop Experiments?

6:45-8 PM
Community Broadband Access Event - Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center
Susan Crawford, University of Michigan Law School

8-9 PM
Community Reception - Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center

Monday April 20th
Registration takes place in room 1005 Beckman

Welcome - 1025 Beckman
Danny Powell, NCSA

8:45-10 AM
Innovations in Participatory Learning, Social Change, and Digital Democracy: The HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition - 1025 Beckman
Craig Wacker, Program Officer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Tim Lenoir, Virtual Peace
Suzanne Seggerman, Games 4 Change; Alex Quinn, Games 4 Change
Jan Reiff, Hypercities
Ed Bender, Follow the Money
Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg (moderator)

10:15-11:30 AM
Social Media Panel - 1025 Beckman
Svitlana Matviyenko, University of Missouri, Columbia ?Identity in the Age of Cybercitizenship: Teaching Intermediate Composition in Second Life?
Christian Spielvogel, Hope College; Laura Ginsberg Spielvogel, Western Michigan University ?Traversing the Boundaries of Pedagogy through Curriculum-Based RPGs: The Valley Sim and Marriage of Cultures Prototypes?
Sharon Tettegah, Illinois; Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University; Danielle Holt, Chicago State University, ?Identity, Learning and Support in Virtual Environments?
Christine Greenhow, University of Minnesota, ?Engaging Youth in Networked News: Connecting the Social, Civic, and Educational through Action-oriented Facebook ?Publications?

12:30-2 PM
Born Digital Scholarship: New Strategies, Projects and Possibilities - 1122 NCSA
Sharon Daniel, University of California, Santa Cruz
Wendy Chun, Brown University
Tara McPherson, University of Southern California
Craig Dietrich, University of Maine

2-2:45 PM
NCSA Fellows in the Humanities - 1122 NCSA
Radha Nandkumar, NCSA

3-4 PM
Andromeda2 Poetry Opening - Krannert Art Museum
Caitlin Fisher, York University, Canada, ?Andromeda2: augmented reality poetry?
?Trees You Can?t Climb? CANVAS Exhibit, John Jennings and Damian Duffy
Grand Text Auto Exhibit Tour, Damon Baker, University of Illinois

5:30-7 PM
eDream Launch Reception - Krannert Center for Performing Arts
Linda Katehi, Provost, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Michael Ross, Krannert Center for Performing Arts
Donna Cox, eDream
Poster Presentations:
Paul Gallagher, Wayne State University, ?Performance Archive Search Tool: a new means to access Detroit?s cultural history?
Patrick Murray-John, University of Mary Washington, ?A Giant Edu-Graph: Removing Boundaries From Courses, Blogs, And Information About Them?
Jason Price, University of California, Berkeley, ?Notes and Reflections from The Global Lives Project?
Nalin Abeysekera, Open University of Sri Lanka, ?Promoting online learning vs. traditional learning in Sri Lanka?
Javed Mostafa, University of North Carolina, ?ScholarsPoint: An Online Collection of Scholarly Software, Virtual Computer Laboratory, and Community of Practice?
Elizabeth Dorland, Washington University, ?Social Media for Information Filtering, Boundary Crossings, and Promoting Educational Change?
Zoe Borovsky, UCLA, ?Analysis of citation data from Leonardo?

7-9 PM
"Bluelights" in the Basement Late Night - Krannert Center for Performing Arts: Dance Rehearsal Room
Guy Garnett, Illinois
Cynthia Oliver, Illinois, Untitled Dance
Allison de Fren, Connecticut College, ?Disarticulations of Artificial Women?
John Jennings, Illinois, and Hershini Bhana Young, SUNY-Buffalo, ?AUCTION BLOCK PARTY?
Ruth Nicole Brown and Claudine Candy Taaffe, Illinois, ?I Am Not The Problem! An Embodied Black Girl Photo-Essay-Performance-Poem in Cacophony?
Richard Holeton, Stanford, ?Custom Orthotics Changed My Life, and other slideshow fiction?
Patrick Neher, University of Arizona, ?Crystals?

Tuesday April 21st
All events in NCSA building unless otherwise noted.

8-9 AM
Open Displays - NCSA Lobby
Donna Cox, Visualization Labs
Peter Bajscy, ISDA
Julie Klein, Wayne State University

9-10:15 AM
Rapid Fire/Lightning Talks - 1030 NCSA
Max Edelson, Illinois; Robert E. McGrath, NCSA; Alan Craig, NCSA, ?How to Create a Universal Digital Cartobibliography: Crossing the Boundary From a Sea of Images to a Cartographic Record of American History?
Nick Montfort, MIT, ?Expanding the Literary Potential of Interactive Fiction"
W. Michelle Harris, Rochester Institute of Technology, ?Tangible Experience Design: An educational bridge between Industrial Design and Computing?
Abdul Alkalimat, Illinois, ?African Diaspora?
Patrick Jagoda, Duke University, ?Network Aesthetics: American Fictions in the Era of Interconnection?
Letizia Bollini and Valentina Cerletti, Bicocca University, Milan, Italy, ?Logical and visual georeferenced search: merging user centered interaction models?
Peter Leonard, University of Washington, ?Marking Up Stone: TEI, GIS and Medieval Runology?
John Johnston, Emory, ?Computer Fictions as Cognitive Models: Layering, Virtualization, and Intra-system Interface?
Jeffrey McClurken, University of Mary Washington, ?Uncomfortable, but Not Paralyzed?: Challenging Traditional Classroom Boundaries with Undergraduates and Digital History?

9-10:15 AM
Technology Demos - 1040 NCSA
Julie Klein, Wayne State University; Nardina Mein, Wayne State University; Dr. Anne-Marie Armstrong, Wayne State University; Ian Chapp, Wayne State University, ?Lessons for Teaching with Technology in Humanities and Social Sciences?
Michael Twidale, Illinois, ?Patchwork Prototyping an IMLS DCC Collection Dashboard?
Jentry Sayers, University of Washington; Matt Wilson, University of Washington, ?Mapping the Digital Humanities?
Alan Craig, Illinois; Robert E. McGrath, NCSA, ?Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality?

What?s the Matter with New Arts Media? A Forum on The Ubiquitous Arts - 1122 NCSA
Donna Cox, Illinois/NCSA
Anne Balsalmo, University of Southern California

1-2:30 PM
Foundations Funding Panel - 1122 NCSA
Jennifer Serventi, National Endowment for the Humanities
Camilo Acosta, Costa Rica USA Foundation
Steve Griffin, National Science Foundation
Judith Cone, Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation

2:30-3:45 PM
Community Informatics - 1040 NCSA - Session Chair: Tom Maccalla
Will Patterson, Illinois, ?I POWERED-Hip Hop as Information Science?
Bertram (Chip) Bruce, Illinois, ?YOUTH, DIGITAL MEDIA AND INFORMATICS?
Lucy Haagen, Duke University, ?ReMobilizEd: Recycled Mobile Phones for Education"
Angel David Nieves, Hamilton College, ?Virtual Heritage in the New South Africa: The Soweto ?76 Archive and Digital Cultural Heritage?

2:30-3:45 PM
Traversing Digital Boundaries via Tele-Immersive environment Exploration of Geographically Distributed Dance performance - 1030 NCSA
Ruzena Bajcsy, Lisa Wymore, and their students, University of California at Berkeley
Klara Nahrstedt, Renata Sheppard, and their students, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Tony Bernardin, University of California at Davis

4-5 PM
Ubiquitous Learning Panel - 1122 NCSA
Nick Burbules, Illinois, ?Ubiquitous learning: Crossing the formal/informal education divide?
Caroline Haythornthwaite, Illinois, ?Ubiquitous Learning?
Lisa Nakamura, Illinois; Rayvon Fouche, Illinois

4-5 PM
Disciplinary Practices Panel - 1040 NCSA
Katherine Mezur, University of Washington, ?New Medium: Ditching the Disciplinary Rules and Founding Tech/Performance?
Aden Evens, Dartmouth College, ?Desire and the Mouse?

5-6:30 PM
Grand Text Auto Panel - 1122 NCSA
Damon Baker, Illinois

6:30-6:45 PM
1122 NCSA

6:45 PM
HASTAC Scholars Dinner and Meeting - 2100 NCSA

7 PM (optional)
The Mechanical Bride: Full Screening Sponsored by Gender and Women's Studies
Allison de Fren, Connecticut College
106 Lincoln Hall

7:30 PM (optional)
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company Performance - Krannert Center for Performing Arts

Wednesday April 22 and Thursday, April 23: HASTAC III Extended Workshops

For more information and to register, please visit




special thanks to Flickr community member Albuquerq'd for this photo of a Visualization by NCSA's Visualization Producer Donna Cox (for more information, pls click on the image).


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