Digital Humanities Panel

15 Oct 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

University Press Books

Event Type
Non-CSTMS Event

Join us for a discussion with three authors within the Digital Humanities whose work encompasses digital art, code studies, and cybernetic literature.  This event celebrates the inauguration of a new Digital Humanities section in our bookstore.
About The Speakers
Rob Wittig’s background combines Literature, Graphic Design and Digital Culture.  In the early 1980s he co-founded the legendary IN.S.OMNIA electronic bulletin board with the Surrealist-style literary and art group Invisible Seattle. IN.S.OMNIA was one of the earliest online art projects of the digital age. In 1989 he received a Fulbright grant to study the writing and graphic design of electronic literature with French philosopher Jacques Derrida in Paris. Rob’s book based on that work, entitled Invisible Rendezvous, was published in 1995. In 2008 Rob’s web project Fall of the Site of Marsha was among the first works of electronic literature to be archived in the Library of Congress. He is currently developing high-design, collaborative fiction projects in a form called netprov, networked improv narrative.
Mark C. Marino is a writer and scholar of digital literature living in Los Angeles.  He is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California where he directs the Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab.  He is also the Director of Communication of the Electronic Literature Organization.  Mark’s works of electronic fiction include Living WillA Show of Hands, and Marginalia in the Library of Babel.   He was one of ten co-authors of 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (MIT Press) and is a collaborator with Jessica Pressman and Jeremy Douglass on Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone’s Project for Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit}.

Evan C. Buswell is a cultural theorist who takes a close reading of computer code, while also investigating the social and cultural origins of the form of code.  Evan’s papers in include “Undefined Intimacy with the Machine: Standard C and Undefined Behavior,” “Code as a Totalization of the Information Episteme,” and “Debt, Code, and Computability.”  In [2013] he served as a [Director of the Social Computing Lab] at UC Davis.  In 2010, Evan held a research fellowship in which he investigated the history of [data models].  His dissertation on the relationship between the origins of computer language and capitalism is forthcoming.

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