Friday, January 06, 2006

New media and culture symposium at UBC

Inaugural Session for the New Media and Culture Research Network

Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, "Body, Codes, and Power"
N. Katherine Hayles, "The Future of Literature"
Reception to follow

2:00pm - 4:30 pm
13 January 2006
Cecil Green Park House (Directions:
University of British Columbia

About the speakers:

Arthur Kroker, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Theory at the University of Victoria, is the author of numerous books on technology and postmodernism as well as Director of The University of Victoria's Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture. Marilouise Kroker is Senior Research Scholar at the University of Victoria as well as co-editor of a trilogy of books on feminism and technology. Together, the Krokers edit the electronic journal, Ctheory and co-curate CTheory Multimedia.
N. Katherine Hayles is Professor of English at UCLA and a major figure in the study of literature and science in the 20th and 21st centuries. She is the author of How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics (1999), which won the Rene Wellek Prize for the best book in literary theory for 1998-1999. Other publications include Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science and The Cosmic Web: Literary Strategies and Scientific Field Models in the Twentieth Century.

About the New Media and Culture Network

The New Media and Culture Network emerged in the course of a three-part workshop series organized by Mary Bryson, Teresa Dobson, and John Willinsky (University of British Columbia): "Technology, culture, aesthetics: Hypermedia and the changing nature of knowledge." The intent of this workshop series was to bring together key scholars and graduate students from the social sciences and humanities with a primary research focus on the impact of the digital age on the production, dissemination, and reception of knowledge.


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