[Air-l] Conference Announcement

Adrian Miles adrian.miles at uib.no
Mon Jun 24 01:37:33 PDT 2002

Apologies for any cross posting that may occur.
This announcement may be of interest to some AOIR list members. It's 
a series that Espen Aarseth started and has always been an excellent 
event and <pr on>this one will be great as I'm intending to make sure 
people meet each other and exchange stuff around the event and not 
just lots of talking heads...</pr off>.

computer games, hypertext, graphic narrative, new media narrative, 
digital arts and culture conference, streaming media, interactive 
performance, digital aesthetics, interactive cinema, theory, art, 
academics, artists.

Digital Arts and Culture::2003
MelbourneDAC::streaming wor(l)ds
The 2003 iteration of the Digital Arts and Culture (DAC) 
international conference series is to be held on the city campus of 
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia from May 19 to 23, 2003.

MelbourneDAC:streaming wor(l)ds will bring together an international 
cohort of artists, practitioners, developers, theorists and teachers 
to define and explore major themes and ideas confronting contemporary 
new media practice. The 2003 event will explore the theory and 
practice of computer gaming, ergodic narrative, distributed and/or 
immersive performance environments, and streaming media with a 
particular focus on the real, imagined and wished for worlds that 
these things create.

[what is the Digital Arts and Culture conference?]
DAC was founded in 1998 by Espen Aarseth as an international 
conference focusing on new media theory and practice in critical 
contexts. DAC seeks to bring together new media artists and theorists 
in a spirit of collaboration and exploration. It has nurtured a 
significant international community of young and innovative 
researchers, artists and scholars in the interdisciplinary field of 
new media, and has become the benchmark conference for research and 
collaborative endeavour in new media. DAC offers a forum that 
recognises the importance of bringing together leading practitioners 
from art and theory for the exchange of ideas and to develop 
international professional networks and knowledge economies. 
MelbourneDAC:streaming wor(l)ds intends to continue this role through 
the papers, panels, forums, and exhibition it hosts, and the 
innovative series of collaborative workshops and events that will be 
undertaken by all conference participants. The mission of 
MelbourneDAC is to exchange ideas and promote new developments in 
digital arts and culture and to ensure that all participants develop 
relevant and sustainable professional communities.

A call for papers will be distributed shortly.

A call for entries for the MelbourneDAC::streaming wor(l)ds 
exhibition will be distributed shortly.

All conference material will be published (all participants will 
receive their copy during MelbourneDac).

A mentoring process will be available to postgraduate students and 
new academics who wish to have feedback in the development of their 

A moderated announcement list for all interested in receiving 
additional information and updates is available. Subscription details 

a web site containing this and other information is located at

[and this is from?]
adrian miles <adrian.miles at rmit.edu.au> conference chair
antoanetta ivanova <antoanetta at novamediaarts.net> conference producer

end of announcement

+  lecturer in new media and cinema studies 
+  interactive desktop video developer  [http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/]
+  hypertext rmit [http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au]
+ InterMedia:UiB. university of bergen [http://www.intermedia.uib.no]

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