May 22, 2008

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 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, Los Angeles, San
Diego, and on the connecting corridors of Southern California.

The webcasts of the talks and presentations in the Calit2 Auditorium on Thursday, May 22, 2008, and Friday, May 23, 2008 will be available on our website shortly.


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
Keynote (Calit2 Auditorium):
Howard Rheingold, UC Berkeley and Stanford University
“Literacies, Collective Action, Participatory Media”

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

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

Morning Session
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Provocation (Calit2 Auditorium):
Brenda Laurel
, California College of the Arts
“Boundary Crossing: 10 Simple Heuristics”

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

HIPerWall Presentation #1 at the HIPerWall (2301 VizLab):
“HIPerwall Demo: Cultural Analytics”

Presented by Software Studies Initiative, UCSD/Calit2

CALIT2 Demos in individual studios:
Byeong Sam Jeon, Electronic Artist (2100 New Media Arts Lab)
“Telematic Drum Circle”

John Crawford, UC Irvine
(2100 New Media Arts Lab)
“Dance-IT (Dance & Information Technology): A Networked Participatory Media Exhibit”

Walt Scacchi, Robert Nideffer, Alex Szeto, Craig Brown, UC Irvine (2402 The Networking Lab)
“Emerging Visions of Virtual Worlds”

Bill Tomlinson, UC Irvine (2006 Interactive Animation Lab)
“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

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation (Calit2 Auditorium):
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
Keynote (Calit2 Auditorium):
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 (2301 VizLab):
“HIPerwall Demo: Viewfinder”
Erik Loyer
, Digital Artist

CALIT2 Demos in individual studios:
Byeong Sam Jeon, Electronic Artist (2100 New Media Arts Lab)
“Telematic Drum Circle”

John Crawford, UC Irvine
(2100 New Media Arts Lab)

“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 (Calit2 Auditorium): “Trends in TechnoTravels/TeleMobility”

Isaac Garcia, Central Desktop
Mizuko Ito, USC
Jennifer Serventi, NEH
Fred Stutzman, HASTAC/Duke University

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 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 in sound composition. The pogo stick triggers sound samples such that the pogo-ers also become the complicit composers of an audio composition.

Pogo sticks and pogo-ers courtesy of Vurtego Inc., makers of pneumatic pogo sticks.

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”

Steve 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 and Maureen Engel, University of Alberta
“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 and Erik Loyer, Digital Artist
“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
The Experimental Video Program on the evening bus is Co-curatored by Steve Anderson and Holly Willis, University of Southern California.





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 part of the celebration of the UC Presidential Humanities Initiative’s 20th Anniversary.