Thursday, November 20, 2008

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NOTE: This message contains announcements of two different, but
related presentations by the same speaker. The December 1st session
will take place both in real life (RL) at UCLA and in Second Life
(SL). The December 2d presentation will take place only in RL at
UCLA. SL attendees, please RSVP, as directed at the end of this

We are happy to announce the 3d of 9 Mellon Seminars in Digital Humanities
taking place at UCLA in RL, and "broadcast" via live feed into the Digital
Library Federation's (DLF) SL island, Entropia. The RL participants will also see the SL audience, projected on a screen in the RL room at UCLA.

These Seminars, organized by Jeffrey Schnapp (Stanford) and Todd Presner
(UCLA) will take place at intervals during the 2008/2009 academic year. To
find out more about this series of Seminars:

Anyone interested is welcome to attend at UCLA. The SL audience is limited
to 50. Please note that the time for each of these Seminars is U.S. Pacific

DATE & TIME: Monday, December 1, 2008, 2 pm - 5 pm SLT (PST)
SPEAKER: Lev Manovich, Professor from the Department of Visual Arts
TOPIC: "Software Studies"
RL location: 193-199 Humanities Building, UCLA
SL location: Digital Library Federation's SL island, Entropia

You can teleport directly to Entropia by using the following Second Life url
(SLURL), but you must have an SL account in order to do so:

Basic SL accounts are free:

IMPORTANT: SL attendees only:
Please RSVP to Esther Grassian or IM her SL
avatar, Alexandria Knight, to reserve a space on Entropia, and for
instructions on viewing the live feed and adjusting the audio there.

Esther Grassian (UCLA) & Deni Wicklund (Stanford)
Co-Managers, DLF's Entropia

Lev Manovich will give a public lecture, titled "Understanding Metamedia,"
from 12-2 PM on December 2nd in 236 Royce Hall. This talk will follow his
presentation at the previous day's Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities on
Software Studies. We look forward to an interesting presentation, and we
hope you will be able to join us for both events.

David Shepard

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