8.0367 Internet Colloquium (1/182)

Tue, 7 Mar 1995 20:27:13 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0367. Tuesday, 7 Mar 1995.

Date: Fri, 03 Mar 95 14:10:13 EST
From: Nancy Schiller <SCHILLER@UBVM>
Subject: Internet Colloquium

The Convergence of Science and the Humanities:
Internet Technologies and Scholarly Resources

Friday, March 24, 1995
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Buffalo Marriott
1340 Millersport Highway
Amherst, NY 14221

This conference is sponsored by the Conversations in the
Disciplines Program of the State University of New York with
support from the University Libraries and Computing & Information
Technology, Academic Services, of the State University of New York
at Buffalo

Program, papers, and bios are available at URL:

About the Program

The Internet's impact on scholarly research and communication is
the subject of this Conversations in the Disciplines program, which
brings together a group of people involved in applying Internet
technologies and resources to studies in the humanities, social
sciences, arts and letters, and the sciences. The colloquium will
include a demonstration of MOSAIC, Internet radio, and the UB
Electronic Poetry Center, as well as an RIF/T poetry reading.

Program Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. "'Our Words Were the Form We Entered': Toward
a Theory of the Net," Loss Glazier, University
at Buffalo

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Paper: "Electronic Scholarship," John Merritt
Unsworth, University of Virginia

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Demonstration: MOSAIC, Jim Gerland,
University at Buffalo

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Paper: "Gender and Democracy in Computer-
Mediated Communication," Susan Herring,
University of Texas at Arlington

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Event: "Internet/Radio/Communities: Social
Relations and the New New Media," Martin
Spinelli, Independent Radio Producer

11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Paper: "I Don't Take Voice Mail," Charles
Bernstein, University at Buffalo

1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Demonstration: UB Electronic Poetry Center
and "Textual Spaces: The Formal Structure of
Published On-line Writing," Kenneth Sherwood,
University at Buffalo

1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Event: Poetry Reading, Charles Bernstein,
Loss Glazier, Kenneth Sherwood, Katie Yates

2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Coffee and Electronic Poster

"An Integrated Multimedia Network for
Scholarly Discovery, Pedagogical Authoring,
and Professional Presentation in the Field of
Music," Nancy Nuzzo and Michael Long,
University at Buffalo

"Creativity & the Computer," Katie Yates

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Paper: "E-Journals and Preprint Servers in
Mathematics and Science," Neil Calkin, Georgia
Institute of Technology

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. "Continuing the Conversation: Internet Issues
& Concerns," Stuart Shapiro and Valerie
Shalin, University at Buffalo, and the

4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

About the Main Speakers

Charles Bernstein is David Gray Chair in Poetry and the Humanities
at the University at Buffalo and co-editor of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, a
literary magazine often credited with founding a well-known and
highly visible school of contemporary poetry. He has recently been
influential in founding the Poetics Program in the English
Department at the University at Buffalo. He is the author of
twenty books, including _A Poetics_, published by Harvard University
Press, and has given papers in the United States, Canada, and
Europe. He is the editor of the Poetics listserv on the Internet,
one of the most vital electronic discussion groups in contemporary
literary theory.

Neil Calkin, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia
Institute of Technology, studied mathematics at Trinity College,
Cambridge, before earning a Ph.D. in Combinatorics and Optimization
from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1988. He was Zeev
Nehari Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon from
1988 to 1991. Since 1991 he has been a member of the mathematics
faculty at Georgia Tech. He is co-founder and managing editor of
the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, one of the first World
Wide Web journals in mathematics. He was recently featured in the
December 1994 issue of _Scientific American_ in an article by Gary
Stix entitled "The Speed of Write: Trends in Scientific

Susan Herring is Associate Professor at the University of Texas at
Arlington. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from UC-Berkeley
in 1991. Since 1991 she has been investigating the language of
discussion groups on the Internet. She is the author of eight
papers on the subject, the best know of which is "Gender and
Democracy in Computer-Mediated Communication," and has given talks
on gender differences in on-line communications in the United
States, Europe, and Asia. She is editor of an interdisciplinary
collection entitled _Computer Mediated Communication_ to be
published by John Benjamins of Amsterdam, and guest editor of a
forthcoming special issue of the Electronic Journal of
Communication devoted to linguistic approaches to CMC. She is
currently investigating the discursive practices of male and female
"hackers" on Usenet and the Internet.

John Merritt Unsworth is Director of the Institute for Advanced
Technology in the Humanities (IATH) and Associate Professor of
English at the University of Virginia. He is co-founder and co-
editor of Postmodern Culture: An Electronic Journal of
Interdisciplinary Criticism (published by Oxford University Press)
and editor of the acclaimed IATH Research Reports. He has taught
"Theory and Practice of Hypertext," "The Information Superhighway:
An Interdisciplinary Introduction to the Internet," as well as
courses in contemporary literature and literary theory. He is
currently working on "Postmodernism and Information Theory," a
book-length study of information theory in the context of
postmodern literature, literary theory, and social history. His
paper, "Electronic Scholarship," will appear in the forthcoming
collection _The Literary Text in the Digital Age_, edited by Richard
Finneran (University of Michigan Press)

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The Convergence of Science & The Humanities: Internet Technologies
& Scholarly Resources

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Registration Deadline: March 10, 1995