June 12, 2008

The Future of Writing: Deadline Nears

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 12:30 am

June 30th is the proposal deadline for “The Future of Writing” — to be held November 6th and 7th at UC Irvine. Proposals are sought for digital art works and electronic literature (there will be an exhibit), individual presentations / demonstrations (15 min), and panels (70 min). The organizers’ interests are broad — as the CFP makes clear:

“The Future of Writing” is a mini-conference (November 6-7, 2008) designed to bring together scholars across the UC system and a cadre of nationally recognized experts to explore how the new communications technologies, particularly the Internet, are challenging previous conceptions of what “writing” is.

I’ll be giving one of the keynotes, likely offering thoughts on a variety of topics: from writing computational processes, elit, and games to how blog-based peer review shaped my writing of Expressive Processing. I hope to see some GTxA folks there!