11.0260 lectures; film; praxis online

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 22:12:31 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 260.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (64)
Subject: lecture series

[2] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (38)
Subject: INTO THE FUTURE now available

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu> (30)
Subject: Announcing Romantic Praxis

Date: Tue, 09 Sep 1997 18:30:44 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: lecture series

For the interest of Humanists both near and far from Berkeley, California, I
forward this announcement of a lecture series organised by Ken Goldberg
<goldberg@ieor.berkeley.edu>, an Assoc. Prof of Industrial Engineering and
Operations Research, <http://www.ieor.berkeley.edu/~goldberg>.

>> Art, Technology, and Culture
>> A New Colloquium at UC Berkeley
>> ``In photography, exhibition value begins to replace cult value all
>> along the line. But cult value does not give way without resistance
>> ...'' -- Walter Benjamin.
>> Academic Year 1997-98
>> Wednesdays 7-9pm, 160 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley
>> 10 Sept Martin Jay, UC Berkeley
>> Astronomical Hindsight:
>> The Speed of Light and Virtual Reality
>> 1 Oct Julia Scher, MIT and Radcliffe
>> Predictive Engineering and the Cult of Surveillance
>> 15 Oct Hubert Dreyfus, UC Berkeley
>> Kierkegaard and the Information Superhighway
>> 5 Nov Bruce Tomb and John Randolph, IOOA
>> Mediating Paradoxical Spaces
>> 19 Nov Billy Kluver, President, Experiments in Art and Technology
>> Collaboration of Artists and Engineers:
>> Past, Present, and Future
>> 8 Dec Lev Manovich, UCSD Art and Art Practice
>> The Computer as Illusion Machine
>> 28 Jan Carlo Sequin, UC Berkeley
>> Mathematics-Based Virtual and Real Sculpture
>> 25 Feb Luc Courchesne, U. Montreal Art
>> Art Making as Forging Evidence
>> 11 Mar Peter Lunenfeld, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
>> The Alchemical Imaginary: Magic, Technology and
>> Digital Media
>> 8 Apr Margaret Morse, UCSC
>> Virtualities: Body Fictions
>> 29 Apr Margaret Crane and Jon Winet, Xerox PARC
>> Endless Beginnings: Interactive Narrative in Public
>> Space
>> All Lectures are free and open to the public.
>> Organized by Profs. Ken Goldberg and Kevin Radley. Sponsored by
>> the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center and the Art Practice Dept.
>> For information see:
>> http://ieor.berkeley.edu/~goldberg/lecs/
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Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801
e-mail: Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk

Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 14:11:10 -0400
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: INTO THE FUTURE now available

September 9, 1997

The following announcement on the availability of Terry Sanders' new film
about the approaching crisis in preserving digital information comes from
the July/August issue of the Newsletter of the Commission on Preservation
and Access <http://clir.stanford.edu/cpa/newsletter/cpanl101.html>

David Green


"Into the Future, On the Preservation of Knowledge in the Electronic Age,"
a film by Terry Sanders, is now available in one-hour and half-hour VHS
versions from the American Film Foundation.

"Into the Future" is about the hidden crisis of the digital information
age. A sequel to the award-winning "Slow Fires: On the Preservation of the
Human Record," the film was produced in association with the Commission on
Preservation and Access and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Narrated by Robert MacNeil, the new film asks whether digitally stored
information and knowledge will survive into the future.

Will our descendants twenty, fifty, one hundred years from now have access
to the electronically recorded history of our time?

Can we even now read magnetic tapes from early Voyager probes into outer
space? What about reel-to-reel, CD-ROMs, and Windows 2.2.?

Into the Future features such prominent figures of the information age as
Peter Norton and Tim Berners-Lee. Funding was provided by the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Xerox
Corporation. The film is copyrighted by the Commission on Preservation and
Access, and a production of the American Film Foundation and Sanders & Mock


Ordering Information: The film may be ordered in one-hour and half-hour
versions by sending a check or purchase order for the total amount to:

American Film Foundation
PO Box 2000
Santa Monica, CA 90406

For further information, contact the American Film
Phone (213)459-2116; Fax (213)394-1260.


One-Hour VHS--$59.50 plus shipping and handling
Half-Hour VHS--$39.50 plus shipping and handling

Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 15:58:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@parallel.park.uga.edu>
Subject: Announcing Romantic Praxis

>> From: Charles Robinson <robinson@odin.english.udel.edu>


ROMANTIC CIRCLES is proud to announce the launching of a new series on its
Website: ROMANTIC PRAXIS, an ongoing series of contemporary scholarship
devoted to current literary and cultural theories.
ROMANTIC PRAXIS has justed mounted its first three volumes:
"Romanticism and Conspiracy," edited by Orrin N. C. Wang; "The Young
Shelley: Vulgarisms, Politics, and Fractals," edited by Neil Fraistat;
and "The Last Formalist, or W. J. T. Mitchell as Romantic Dinosaur,"
edited by Orrin N. C. Wang. "Romanticism and Conspiracy" explores
the wide-ranging figural and historical presence of conspiracy narratives
in Romantic writing while "The Young Shelley" offers a fresh look at
Percy Shelley's overlooked early career, one that mixed scatalogical
humor, radical politics, and quantum physics. "The Last Formalist"
combines the genres of the interview, epistolary-autobiographical
essay, and pastiche as it allows W. J. T. Mitchell, editor of
CRITICAL INQUIRY, to meditate on Blake, Romanticism, pictorial theory,
and his forthcoming book on dinosaurs. "The Last Formalist" is the first
of the PRAXIS CAMEO series, PRAXIS volumes that will feature the thoughts
and writings of prominent scholars working in the field of Romantic

Forthcoming volumes will explore the relation of Romanticism to the
cinema, neo-classicism, passion, law, and philosophies of history. We expect
the PRAXIS series to present Romanticist scholarship that mixes in equal
parts the eclectic, the pertinent, and the provocative. We invite users to
visit us and to see for yourself.

Romantic Circles: http://www.inform.umd.edu/RC/
Romantic Praxis: http://www.inform.umd.edu/RC/pages/praxis/index.html

Orrin N. C. Wang
John Morillo


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