You can now register for the third annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science which will take place on November 1–3, 2008 at the University of Chicago.
The goal of the annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) is to bring together researchers and scholars in the humanities and computer science to examine the current state of digital humanities as a field of intellectual inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research.
The theme of the third Chicago DHCS Colloquium is “Making Sense” – an exploration of how meaning is created and apprehended at the transition of the digital to the analog.
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The New Media Workshop begins the 2008-09 academic year this Friday from 10:30 to 12:30 in Cobb 310. This meeting will serve as an introduction to the workshop–who we are, what we do–and our plans for this year (bring ideas!). In addition, Jim Hodge (English) will present “Algorithms of History.” The paper will not be pre-circulated. Attendees are advised to read John Cayley’s poem “overboard” in advance on his website and to read his short essay “Overboard: An Example of Ambient Time-Based Poetics in Digital Art.”
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street
September 18, 6pm
Curator Jon Satrom in person!
GLITCH: Creative Problem Creating
What happens when the creative roadblocks—errors, glitches, accidents–become the building blocks in the art-making process? This program highlights artists who intentionally create problems by corrupting data, hacking signals, and manipulating the medium, often to the point of challenging its own display. Curated by new media artist and SAIC faculty member Jon Satrom, tonight’s program gathers together films, videos, hacked TV broadcasts, interactive DVDs, and modified GameBoy tools that revel in failure, rejoice in errors, and celebrate the happy accident. Works include: MY%DESKTOP (JODI, 2002) SUICIDE SOLUTION (Brody Condon, 2004), LINE (Siebren Versteeg (2000); 486 SHORT VIDEOS (LoVid, 2008), gameboy_ultraF_uk, (Corby & Baily, 2001); ATARI NOISE (Arcangel Constantini, 2000); THE WEBSITE IS DOWN (Josh Weinberg, 2008); TIEDOE (Karl Komp & Totek, 2008), among others.
1966—2008, various directors, various countries, multiple formats, ca 90 min.