live chat with Sue Thomas + Giselle Beiguelman: Jan 29, 2007 (Leonard Electronic Almanac Discussion)

Posted by ryan griffis | Sat Jan 27th 2007 10:28 a.m.

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\_Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion (LEAD): Vol 14 No 8\_
Wild Nature and the Digital Life Special Issue, guest edited by Dene
Grigar and Sue Thomas

:: Live chat with new media artist and multimedia essayist Giselle
Beiguelman and Professor of New Media in the Faculty of Humanities at
De Montfort University and an Associate Fellow of DMU's Institute of
Creative Technologies Sue Thomas.

:: Chat date: Wednesday, January 29.
:: 2 pm West Coast US / 5 pm East Coast USA / 10pm UK

:: LEAD is an open forum around the Wild Nature and the Digital Life
special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac http://leoalmanac.org/
journal/Vol\_14/lea\_v14\_n07-08/intro.asp

Chat instructions are below. The LEA website includes instructions
and a complete list of upcoming chats: http://leoalmanac.org/journal/
Vol\_14/lea\_v14\_n07-08/forum.asp

:: Author Biographies
****Giselle Beiguelman is a new media artist and multimedia essayist
who teaches Digital Culture at the Graduation Program in
Communication and Semiotics of PUC-SP (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Her work
includes the award-winnings "The Book after the Book" "egoscopio" and
Landscape0 (with Marcus Bastos and Rafael Marchetti). She has been
developing art projects for mobile phones ("Wop Art", 2001), praised
by many media sites and the international press, including The
Guardian (UK) and Neural (Italy), and art involving public-access, by
the web, SMS and MMS to electronic billboards like "Leste o Leste?"
and "egoscopio" (2002), released by /The New York Times/,
"Poetrica" (2003) and "esc for escape" (2004). Beiguelman's work
appears in important anthologies and guides devoted to digital arts
including Yale University Library Research Guide for Mass Media and
has been presented in international venues such as Net\_Condition
(ZKM, Germany), el final del eclipse (Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid),
Desk Topping - Computer Disasters (Smart Project Space, Amsterdan)
Arte/Cidade (Sao Paulo), The 25th Sao Paulo Biennial and Algorithmic
Revolution (ZKM).

Sue Thomas is Professor of New Media in the Faculty of Humanities at
De Montfort University and an Associate Fellow of DMU's Institute of
Creative Technologies. Her most recent book is the non-fiction
travelogue of cyberspace Hello World: travels in virtuality (2004).
Other publications include the novels Correspondence (short-listed
for the Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 1992)
and Water (1994); an edited anthology Wild Women: Contemporary Short
Stories By Women Celebrating Women (1994), and Creative Writing: A
Handbook For Workshop Leaders (1995). She has published extensively
in both print and online, and has initiated numerous online writing
projects including The Noon Quilt, now an iconic image of the early
days of the web. She founded the trAce Online Writing Centre in 1995
where she was Artistic Director until going to De Montfort in January
2005. She is Programme Leader of the online MA in Creative Writing
and New Media, which she teaches with Kate Pullinger, and Leader of
the Production and Research in Transliteracy group (PART). Her
research interests include transliteracy, participatory media,
creative writing and the creative industries. She is currently
writing The Wild Surmise, a study of nature and cyberspace. http://
www.hum.dmu.ac.uk/~sthomas/ <http://www.hum.dmu.ac.uk/\%7Esthomas/>

:: How to participate in the live chat?
Live chats will use the Writing and the Digital Life Discussion Room
( http://jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/discuss.cgi?WRITING-AND-THE-DIGITAL-
LIFE ).
To acess the WDL discussion room, it is necessary to subscribe to the
list, by chosing "Join WRITING-AND-THE-DIGITAL-LIFE" from
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=writing-and- the-
digital-life&A=1
If the online interface does not start, it is necessary to download
and install the most recent Java version (http://www.java.com)
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