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From: Simon Penny <penny(a)UCI.EDU>
Reply-To: Simon Penny <penny(a)UCI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 22:20:46 -0800
Subject: DAC09 - please forward
the DAC09 (Digital Arts and Culture) Conference
2009 will occur on the campus of University of
California Irvine in mid December, 2009.
The website is now up, at: http://dac09.uci.edu
Call for abstracts is open until May1.
Abstracts should be submitted according to conference themes:
- Embodiment and performativity
- Mobile/locative/situated/wearable practices
- Software/ platform studies
- Environment/ sustainability/ climate change
- Interdisciplinary pedagogy
- Cognition and creativity
- Sex and sexuality
please spread the word.
apologies for cross posting,
Simon Penny, Professor of Arts and Engineering -
University of California, Irvine.
Director, DAC09 (Digital Arts and Culture
Conference, December, 2009) http://dac09.uci.edu
University of California Council on Research 'Humanist at Large'
Founding Director - Arts Computation Engineering
(ACE) interdisciplinary graduate program.
Director -ACTION lab for robotics and embodied interaction
Professor - Studio Art, Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
Professor - Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science, Henry Samueli School of Engineering.
Professor - Informatics, Bren School of Information and Computer Science.
Office/Post: Building 522 Room 3000, UCI Irvine, CA 92697-2790
In order to do interdisciplinary work, it is not
enough to take a 'subject' (a theme) and to
arrange two or three sciences around it.
Interdisciplinary study consists of creating a
new object, which belongs to no one. Roland
The main point to realise is that all knowledge
presents itself within a conceptual framework
adapted to account for previous experience and
that any such frame may prove too narrow to
comprehend new experiences. Neils Bohr.
An occasional abject failure, bracing like a cold
bath, is a therapeutic chastening for the soul
and an excellent antidote to hubris. People,
institutions and nations should all have them on
a regular basis. Anatol Deuremise, trans A Hardy.
Back by popular demand - a condensed version of
wit and wisdom from previous sig files - enjoy,
or ignore :
The difference between theory and practice is
greater in practice than in theory - anon.
Plans are useless, planning is indispensable. Dwight Eisenhower.
Objectivity is a subject's delusion that
observing can be done without him. Heinz von
Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on
forever in a finite world is either a madman or
an economist. Kenneth Boulding (ca. 1980)
If we can't be free, at least we can be cheap. Frank Zappa
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would
not be called research, would it? Albert Einstein
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein
Why are atoms so small? Irwin Schrödinger
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil
is for good men to do nothing. (attributed to
Never believe anything until it's officially denied. Claud Cockburn
Education is not the filling of a pail, it is
the lighting of a fire. W B Yeats
Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it
depends on what you put into it. Tom Lehrer.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed,
those who are cold and are not clothed. Dwight D.
Time comes when silence is betrayal. Martin Luther King
Those who can not learn from history are
condemned to repeat it. Giorgio de Santillana
Fools rush in, but he who hesitates is lost. Simon Penny
There is a time to laugh, and a time not to
laugh, and this is not one of them. (the
original) Inspector Clouseau.
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