Today and tomorrow, at UCLA, a major conference on new media will take place. Entitled "Digital Utopia/Digital Distopia" Drop by at Royce Hall, Room 314. The main names on the roster: Scott McCloud, author of "Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics"; Steve Kurtz, member of Critical Art Ensemble; and Lev Manovich, UCSD digital art professor and author of "The Language of New Media." As the organizers say, "This conference aims to examine a variety of aesthetic, political, and pragmatic effects of digital technology on the status of the artistic object."
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