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ANNOUNCING THE CALL FOR PAPERS AND MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS  FOR:
 
INTERACTIVE FRICTIONS: THE CONFERENCE
PRODUCED AT THE PRESSURE POINT BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE
A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERACTIVE NARRATIVE
 
Sponsored by The Labyrinth Project, Annenberg Center for Communication,
Organized by Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson
Co-sponsored by the Society for Cinema Studies
 
When:  Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 6, 1999
 
Where: Davidson Conference Center
             University of Southern California
 
Featured speakers include George Landow, Brenda Laurel, Janet Murray,
Mark Pesce, Margaret Morse, Vivian Sobchack, Lev Manovich, Patricia
Mellencamp, Pedro Meyer, Laird Melamed, Marcos Novak  and others.  The
conference will coincide with the opening of the INTERACTIVE FRICTIONS
EXHIBITION featuring art installations and CD-ROMS by Bill Viola, Sara
Roberts, Christine Panushka, Vibeke Sorensen, Tony Oursler, Agueda Simo,
Norman Yonemoto, Nina Menkes, Pat O'Neill, John Rechy and others.
 
INTERACTIVE FRICTIONS is part of THE LABYRINTH PROJECT, a 3-year
research initiative directed by Marsha Kinder, that is designed to
expand the language, art, culture and theory of interactive narrative.
The project strives to create experimental story spaces, database
narrative networks, and multiple-user interactive fictions that are
emotionally compelling, that combine filmic language with interactive
storytelling, and that continue to push the envelope of new digital
media across multiple platforms.
 
CONFERENCE TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
        *PERFORMING INTERACTIVE PLEASURES (Day 1)
        *EXPANDING NARRATIVE (Day 2)
        *SPATIALIZING MEMORY AND HISTORY (Day 3)
 
We are now accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations -- including
both ‘traditional’ academic papers and the presentation of creative work
in new media.  We  are particularly interested in proposals that combine
theory and practice.  We welcome submissions from artists, media
professionals, academics, curators, and independent scholars.
 
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS :  JANUARY 1st, 1999.
 
Send a brief proposal (maximum 300 words) for a 20-minute presentation
to the address listed below.  Your proposal should be accompanied by a
brief bio (maximum 1 page) noting any of your previous work related to
the areas of new media, narrative theory, or interactive fiction, as
well as a coversheet containing the following information:
 
NAME____________________________
INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION______________________________
MALING ADDRESS_________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE_______________________    FAX_____________________________
EMAIL____________________________    WEB
URL______________________________
 
 
SEND PROPOSALS TO:
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or to
 
Tara McPherson
LUC 404/Critical Studies
School of Cinema-TV
USC
LA CA 90089-2211
 
Program decisions will be made by February 15, 1999.
For additional information please contact Tara McPherson
([log in to unmask]) or Marsha Kinder ([log in to unmask]).
 
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