Registration open for HASTAC II conference, May 22-24, Irvine and Los Angeles, CA

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HASTAC ("haystack": the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its second annual conference.

TechnoTravels/TeleMobility: HASTAC in Motion


MAY 22-24, 2008 (just before N2Y3!)



Keynote addresses:
Howard Rheingold "Literacies, Collective Action, Participatory Media"
Curtis Wong "From Beethoven to Betelgeuse, 20 years in the quest for the Holy Grail of Interactive Storytelling"

Hiperwalls, Lightning Talks, Interactive Demos, Posters, Panels, Software Studies, On-the-Bus TechnoTravelling Symposia, Multimedia Art, and More . . .


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. Featured projects will delve into mobility as a modality of knowledge and stake out new spaces for humanistic inquiry. How are border-crossings being re-conceptualized, experienced, and narrated in a world permeated by technologies of mobility? How is the geo-spatial web remapping physical geographies, location, and borderlands? How are digital cities interfacing with physical space? How do we move between virtual worlds? And what has become of sites of dwelling and stasis in a world saturated by techno-travels?

This year's conference literalizes and metaphorizes travel as attendees will participate in sessions at Irvine and Los Angeles, as well as on the connecting corridors of Southern California. Get on the bus!


For detailed information about the event and for registration information, please visit UCHRI's website.

Schedule Summary:

Thursday, May 22, UC Irvine, CALIT2 Building
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Keynote: Howard Rheingold

Friday, May 23, UC Irvine, CALIT2 Building
9:00 am - 9:30 am

9:30 am - 11:15 am
Hiperwall Presentation
CALIT2 Demos
Lightning Talks

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Presentation: Redlining California, Richard Marciano and David Theo Goldberg

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Keynote: Curtis Wong

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
CALIT2 Demos
Lightning Talks
Software Studies Panel

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Panel (speakers TBD)

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

Saturday, May 24, UCLA
9:00 am
Buses to UCLA, depart from Radisson Newport Beach:

All Day

Demos, posters, lightning talks, and a panel followed by reception

8:30 pm
Buses leave UCLA for Radisson Newport Beach

Space is limited, so register now.
For a flavor of HASTAC conferences, see the YouTube shorts for "Electronic Techtonics: Thinking at the Interface" in April 2007 here and here.

For additional information, please contact Irena Richter at irichter at uci dot edu or 949-824-8900.

Co-sponsors: HASTAC; UC Humanities Research Institute; UCOP/Office of Research; CALIT2, Irvine Division; James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund, USC; UCI Beall Center for Art+Technology

This event is a part of the UC Presidential Humanities Initiative's 20th anniversary.