Call for papers and digital artwork: The Future of Writing, UC Irvine – deadline 30 June 2008

Calling authors and critics for works for the “The Future of Writing” conference at UC Irvine, Nov. 6-7. (Submission Deadline June 30).

The call requests digital art works and electronic literature (there will be an exhibit), individual presentations / demonstrations (15 min), and panels (70 min). The organizers’ interests are broad — as the CFP makes clear:

“The Future of Writing” is a mini-conference (November 6-7, 2008) designed to bring together scholars across the UC system and a cadre of nationally recognized experts to explore how the new communications technologies, particularly the Internet, are challenging previous conceptions of what “writing” is.

The full text from the call is here.

According to Grand Text Auto, Noah Wardrip-Fruin will be delivering one of the keynotes, “likely offering thoughts on a variety of topics: from writing computational processes, elit, and games to how blog-based peer review shaped my writing of Expressive Processing.”