6.0054 Electronic Vernacular (1/54)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 4 Jun 1992 15:58:55 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0054. Thursday, 4 Jun 1992.

Date: Thu, 04 Jun 92 08:43 PDT
From: Philip Harriman <ENQ8PAH@MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Electronic Vernacular panel announcement

The Getty Center for the History of Arts and the Humanities


a panel discussion with

John Perry Barlow
Philip Harriman
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Eric Raymond

7:30 pm, Monday, June 8, 1992
Free Admission

1210 4th St. (at Wilshire)
Santa Monica, California
Metered parking is available next door in
Public Parking Structure 1
(310) 458-9811 ext 7085 for more information

Computers and networks are more than fancy tools. Those who use
them--not only computer professionals and hackers, but also
ordinary users--are creating new ways of communicating, new
languages and culture, as they work and play with email, sign on
to electronic lists and bulletin boards, and meet on interactive
chat programs. The panelists will explore the language and
culture of the emerging network nations, voluntary electronic
communities in which participants constantly reinvent language,
each other, and themselves.

John Perry Barlow is co-founder of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation, a writer, and a lyricist for the Grateful Dead.

Philip Harriman is Manager of Program Information Systems at the
Getty Center.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is President of the American
Folklore Society (est 1888), Professor of Performance
Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts,
and a Getty Center Scholar (1991-1992).

Eric Raymond is a hacker and editor of The New Hacker's

This panel is part of the series Shifting Boundaries/Constricted
Spaces presented by the Center's Department of Visiting Scholars
and Conferences.