A University of California
Multi-Campus Research Group

Fall 2000 Conference: November 3-5


Conference Program

Friday, November 3, 2000

1:00 - 1:15 Brief Welcome and Introduction

William Warner, Project Director
Dante Noto, UC Office of the President
David Marshall, Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities, UC Santa Barbara

1:15 - 2:30 Digital Archives
  Bob Essick, Chair

J. Hillis Miller, English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine, "Digital Blake" (Text of the Full Article)
Bob Essick, English, UC Riverside, "The William Blake Archive: Problems and Opportunities" (A Brief Outline of Conference Presentation)
Aaron Potter, English UC Riverside, "The Context and Reception of Digital Archives"

2:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00 Digital Constructions of Space
  Anne Friedberg, Film Studies/Visual Studies, UC Irvine, Chair

Vivian Sobchack, Film and Television, UC Los Angeles, "Nostalgia for a Digital Object: Regrets on the Quickening of Quick Time" (Text of the full article)
Sheila C. Murphy, Film Studies/Visual Studies Program, UC Irvine, "Lurk-TV: The Space of the Webcam"
Anne Friedberg, "The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft"

4:00 - 4:15
4:15 - 4:45 Renaissance Memory Theaters: Associational Thinking and Digital Research Environments

Mark Meadow and Bruce Robertson, Department of Art History, UC Santa Barbara

4:45 - 5:15 Mismanaged Agency by PROXY

Robert Nideffer, Information Studies and Art Studio, UC Irvine and UCDarnet

Short Break
5:25-5:55 Pockets Full of Memories
  George Legrady, Department of Art Studio, UC Santa Barbara

Saturday, November 4, 2000

09:00 - 09:30
Morning Coffee
09:30 - 10:00 The Digitalization of Gender and Sexualities

Sue-Ellen Case, Theater and Dance, UC Davis

10:00 - 10:30 Media Determinism and Media Freedom after the Digital Mutation: The Matrix and Napster

William Warner, English, UC Santa Barbara
A Digital Broadside: The Geopolitics of Napster; or, New Media North and South.
Media Determinism: most recent relevant research project

10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:15 Ethnography of a Start-Up

Peter Lyman, Political Science and School for Information Management and Systems, UC Berkeley

11:15 - 12:15 Transnational and National Business Linkages in the Construction of Digital Capitalism

Speakers: Dan Schiller, Communications, UC San Diego
Yuezhi Zhao, Communications, UC San Diego


12:15 - 2:00

Lunch Organized by UC Santa Barbara Graduate Students


2:00 - 3:30 Intellectual Property and the Future of Cyberspace: Does Information Want to be Owned? Dicsussion will be focused upon Lawrence Lessig's recent book Code and other Laws in Cyberspace.

Panel: Mark Rose, English UC Santa Barbara, Chair, Paul Geller, Robert Rotstein, Martha Winnacker

Paul Geller is an attorney in Los Angeles who specializes in domestic and international copyright law and related legal problems of global media. He is the General Editor of the treatise International Copyright Law and Practice and teaches international intellectual property as adjunct professor at U.S.C. Law School. ( )

Robert Rotstein, who is a partner in the Los Angeles office of McDermott, Will, & Emery, is an attorney who specializes in copyright and entertainment law litigation. He has published on matters related to copyright and has taught copyright law at Loyola Law School.

Martha Winnacker works in the Office of Information Resources and Communications in the UC Office of the President (UCOP). She has followed copyright issues for UCOP since 1996 and recently served as chief staff member for the University wide Taskforce on Copyright.

3:30 - 3:45
3:45 - 4:15 Transference and Counter-transference in the Interworked Classroom

Earl Jackson, Literature Board, UC Santa Cruz

4:15 - 5:15 The Classroom of the Future: An Open Forum

Alan Liu, English, UC Santa Barbara
with Anne Friedberg, Film Studies/Visual Studies, UC Irvine; and Earl Jackson, Literature Board, UC Santa Cruz

Classroom of the Future Forum Website.

Sunday, November 5, 2000

09:00 - 09:30
Morning Coffee
09:30 - 10:00 Collaborative Systems: Redefining Public Art in Electronic Information and Communication Environments

Sharon Daniel, Film and Digital Media, UC Santa Cruz and UCDarnet
Metaphoric Contruction Co.

10:00 - 11:30 Ethics/ Science/ Internet

Mark Poster, Chair

Leigh Star, Communications, UC San Diego, "The Ethnography of Infrastructure." The presentation is drawn from her paper "It's Infrastructure All the Way Down."
Geof Bowker, Communications, UC San Diego, "Database and Data Superstructure: Scientific Culture and the Internet"
Mark Poster, Film Studies, UC Irvine, "The Good, the Bad and the Virtual: Ethics in the Information Age"
Tim W. Luke, Political Science, VTI&SU, "From Analogue to Digital Fordism: Reimagining the Global Production and Local Consumption of Automobiles at"

11:30 - 1:00 End of Conference Discussion

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