Our live, instantaneous discussions continue on SCREENchat. On Monday,
September 23, 8:00 p.m. CDT, we will be having a discussion on _ID4_,
provisionally titled: _Bigger than Ben Hur_. This will be a free-form
chat that will be a good introduction to SCREENchat and a warm-up for
next week's discussion with scriptwriter George Wolfe on screenwriting.
All are welcome and there is no charge for using SCREENchat.
Additional information is available at:
SCREENchat uses the technology of *both* IRC and the World Wide Web to
facilitate discussions about film/TV studies.
Okay, So How Do You Start?
There are two ways to enter SCREENchat:
1. Using a World Wide Web browser that can handle Java
applications (e.g., Netscape Navigator 2.0, Microsoft Internet
Explore 3.0.). If your browser doesn't do Java, then you
cannot use this method--but you could probably upgrade to a
(free) browser that does do Java.
Connect to http://www.tcf.ua.edu/chat/ for more information.
2. Using an IRC client (e.g., PIRCH for Windows and Ircle for Macs)
Connect to irc.tcf.ua.edu (port 6667), join channel #SCREENchat.
Note: Unlike "regular" IRC, this channel will only work if you
are connected to the IRC server at irc.tcf.ua.edu.
Monday, September 23
6:00 p.m., Los Angeles
9:00 p.m., Tuscaloosa, Alabama (and, say, Chicago)
10:00 p.m., New York
12:00 p.m., Buenos Aires
Tuesday, September 24
2:00 a.m., London and, I believe, GMT
3:00 a.m., Paris, Stockholm
4:00 a.m., Cairo
9:00 a.m., Beijing
10:00 a.m., Tokyo
11:00 a.m., Wollongong, Sydney
Kate Bowles (University of Wollongong, [log in to unmask])
Jeremy Butler (University of Alabama, [log in to unmask])
Scott Miller (University of Wollongong, [log in to unmask])
To signoff SCREEN-L, e-mail [log in to unmask] and put SIGNOFF SCREEN-L
in the message. Problems? Contact [log in to unmask]