::fibreculture:: Stuart Moulthrop Public Lecture

Belinda Barnet BBarnet at groupwise.swin.edu.au
Fri Sep 16 00:06:13 CEST 2011

Sorry, forgot to mention in the last email that this lecture is
co-sponsored by the School of Media and Communication, RMIT. 

Professor Stuart Moulthrop Public Lecture 
Make a Better Door:
Or, How Does Digital Humanism Humanize? 
An interesting image for 2011. 
A player/character in the most recent Portal gameis literally locked out
of her workplace and replaced by a pair of robots. From this resonant
image of the human-computer interface a discussionwill emerge to do with
broader understandings of the digital humanities, mediascholarship, and
electronic literature.  The focus for this approach willbe the question
famously posed by Richard Lanham's: "how do the humanitieshumanize?" 
Professor Darren Tofts (Swinburne University ofTechnology) will moderate
a conversation with Professor Moulthrop following hispresentation. 
Date: Monday 10thOctober, 2011 
Time: 6.30-8.30 pm. 
Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette
          State Library of Victoria
          179 La Trobe Street Melbourne (Conference Centre, Entry 3) 

Stuart Moulthrop is Professor of Englishat the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is an electronic literaturepioneer, both as a
theoretician and as a writer, and has published many ofarticles on the
topic of games, network literature and digital media theory.From 1995-99
he was co-editor of the online journal Postmodern Culture and heis a
founding board member of the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO).
Hishypertext Victory Garden (1992) was featured on the front page of the
New YorkTimes Book Review in a (now famous) review by American literary
critic RobertCoover. Moulthrop is also the author of the hypertext
fiction works ReaganLibrary (1999), and Hegirascope (1995), amongst many
His recent work engages with digital games and itsinterface with media
theory, electronic writing and scandal.  His currentwork in progress is
"Sc4nda1 in New Media," an Arcade Essay thatconverges philosophical
meditation with an actual video game.  It can beaccessed at
Professor Moulthrop is a Visiting Research Fellowin the Faculty of Life
& Social Sciences,
Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Belinda Barnet
Lecturer in Media and Communications
Faculty of Life & Social Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology
John Street, Hawthorn, 3122
Victoria, Australia

Room: SE329
Tel: (03) 9214 8107
Mob: 0403 833 455

Memory is a crazy woman that hoards coloured rags and throws away food. 
-Austin O'Malley

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