[-empyre-] FW: June Topic

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Wed Jun 2 00:20:07 EST 2010

Dear empyre subscribers,

I would like to warmly welcome our guest moderators for the month of June,
Michael Deiter (N), Morgan Currie (N/US), and John Haltiwanger (US/N).  They
will be introducing the discussion, Publishing in Convergence shortly. This
timely topic is sure to invite debates around new models for writing,
collaborating, distributing, reading and interpreting knowledge.  Within the
last two weeks, Tim and I have been to a Digital Humanities Conference at
Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire as well as a daylong discussion on the
same topic at the University of Toronto. At the center of these discussions
was the influence of digital code, its translation into text/image, and how
that information was distributed and thus interpreted. -empyre soft-skinned
space looks forward to this international discussion.  Michael, Morgan and
John's biographies are below.  They will be introducing the topic and their
invited guests later today.  Stay tuned.  Renate

Morgan Currie was born in the United States and is studying for a Masters
degree in New Media at the University of Amsterdam. Her thesis explores
how batch digitization of print collections is changing (and challenging)
the traditional role of institutional libraries. Her related topics of
interest include digital archives, open access publishing, and
sustainability of the commons. Currently she is researching for the
Institute of Network Cultures and De Balie in Amsterdam and remains a
frequent contributor to the Masters of Media blog. Prior to her current
studies she worked for eight years as a researcher and producer of
documentary films for American public television and GOOD Magazine.

Michael Dieter is currently completing a PhD on critical media art and
materialist philosophy at University of Melbourne, where he has lectured
in the School of Culture and Communication on digital publishing and new
media theory since 2007. His academic work has been published in M/C and
Australian Humanities Review. He is an ongoing contributor to Neural
Magazine, an assistant editor at the Institute of Network Cultures in
Amsterdam, and a member of the editorial committee for Fibreculture
Journal and Digital Culture & Education.

John Haltiwanger arrived in this world in the United States, where he has
lived in many corners. Currently he attends the University of Amsterdam
where he studies for a Masters degree in New Media. His thesis
investigates generative design in the context of typesetting with open
source software. Related interests include new futures for screening
publishing, the potentials of new platforms for collaboration, and issues
of freedom and control both on the Internet and in flesh life. Prior to
his current studies he has worked as a librarian, lived as a media
activist at an animal rights campaign, attended hippie schools, and spent
his early years consulting as a Perl programmer.

Renate Ferro
URL:  http://www.renateferro.net
Email:   <rtf9 at cornell.edu>

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Cornell University
Department of Art, Tjaden Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853

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