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     Party on Wednesday April 19: CyberForum's Spring RoundUp     
     ((Interview)) Future of Cinema

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Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 03:11:37 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <>
Subject: Party on Wednesday April 19: CyberForum's Spring RoundUp     

Greetings Nettimers,

[Hi, The Spring CyberForum brought real-time online author chats in a 3-D
avatar world with the authors drawn from the Dr. Peter Lunenfeld's book
"The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media" (MIT Press, 1999) --this
time you will see the Spring Roundup of the authors/CyberForum Speakers 
as "Carol Gigliotti", "Katherine Hayles", "Brenda Laurel", "Peter
Lunenfeld", "Michael Heim", "Lev Manovich" and with "William J. Mitchell"

With useful web-pointers related to the above authors/speakers:--

Bridge To, Bridge From: The arts, Technology and Education -Carol
Gigliotti at <>

The Values of Perception -by Carol Gigliott

What Children and Animals Know That We Don't -by Carol Gigliotti


The Human and Posthuman (online teaching modules) -by N. Katherine Hayles

Flickering Connectivities in Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl: The
Importance of Media-Specific Analysis -by Katherine Hayles

An interview/dialogue with Albert Borgmann and N. Katherine Hayles on
Humans and Machines

Literature in Transition: The Impact of Information Technologies -by
Katherine Hayles <>

CITY OF BITS: Space, Place and the Infobahn -by William Mitchell

RESEARCH MINES of Michael Heim <>

(A Forthcoming Book: The Language of New Media - by Lev Manovich (MIT
Press, 2000) <>

Essays by Lev Manovich <>

A History of New Media

Cinema and Digital Media --by Lev Manovich

Thank you.
Arun Kumar Tripathi]

Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 16:41:57 -0700
From: CyberForum <>

Wednesday, April 19th at 1:30 p.m. PDT (8:30 p.m. GMT)
Final Jam Session with avatar panel in 3-D world
Web: <>

On Wednesday, April 19th at 1:30 PM PST, the CyberForum
panel celebrates highlights from CyberForum 2000 with a
jam session of images and quotes taken from the
Spring sessions.

The Spring CyberForum brought real-time online author chats
in a 3-D avatar world with authors drawn from The Digital
Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (MIT Press, 1999) collected
and edited by Peter Lunenfeld. Authors included -Carol Gigliotti,
Katherine Hayles, Michael Heim, Brenda Laurel, Peter Lunenfeld, Lev
Manovich, and William J. Mitchell.

Forums are open to the public and run one hour.
Please join the panel for a free-flowing jam session.

Chat logs with screen grabs from the Spring sessions
are available online in the CyberForum archives at

"BioTech Evolution" with Carol Gigliotti
"Virtual Bodies?" with Katherine Hayles
"VR & Immersion" with Brenda Laurel
"Digital Dialectic" with Peter Lunenfeld
"The New Memory Palace" with Michael Heim
"New Media & Cinema" with Lev Manovich
"Cyberspace Architecture" with William J. Mitchell

To participate: Download the free Eduverse 3D browser
from <>

Install the software and enter as a tourist in Eduverse. 
The left panel of the Eduverse browser shows a list of 
worlds. Choose "ACCD" world and follow the other 
avatars to the Forum gathering.

Email questions to

The CyberForum@ArtCenter is a production of the Virtual Worlds Team
at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California,
under the direction of Michael Heim (

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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 20:45:32 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <>
Subject: ((Interview)) Future of Cinema



Award winning director Mike Figgis pushes the limits of digital tools and
stretches the way movies are made with his forthcoming flick Time Code.
Jason Silverman talks with the director of Leaving Las Vegas about his
latest effort and the future of cinema.

The article can be read in full at:

Arun KT

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Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 18:57:19 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <>

Greetings Nettimers,

Following are my personal findings regarding the books related to the
Cyborgs, Virtual Reality, Media, Internet and Cyberspace, and Digital
culture and technology, hypertext etc..--during my cyberexplorations..YOU
are the first person to receive..and thought, this might interest you..and
I hope these books will also help you in teaching..the books are *highly 

Actually, I tried to collect some important books on the contemporary
issues related to Philosophy of cyberspace, AI, computers and VR, digital
culture and technology, hypertext and writings etc, but if I have missed
some other books on important issues related to above themes, please let
me know! Thanks you very much in advance!

Our Own Metaphor: A Personal Account of a Conference on the Efects of
Conscious Purpose on Human Adaption (Washington DC: The Smithsonian,
1991) by Mary Catherine Bateson.

Thinking Through Technology, 1994, p. 6-9 cy Carl Mitcham

Marshall McLuhan meets William Gibson in "Cyberspace" by Michael Doherty
(CMC Magazine, September..1995)

Connected Intelligence by Derrick De Kerckhove, 1997

The Emperor's Virtual Clothes: The Naked Truth about Internet Culture by
Dinty Moore, 1995

Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence (Cambridge: HUP,
1990) by Hans Moravec

The Adpated Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and the Generation of Culture
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995) by Jerome H. Barkow, Leda
Cosmides, and John Tooby, eds.

Preface to Plato (Cambridge: HUP, 1982) by Eric A. Havelock

The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (Cambridge: MIT
Press, 1991) by Francisco J. Varela, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch.

Snow Crash (New York: Bantam, 1992) by Neal Stephenson

The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology and the Arts (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1994) by Richard Lanham

Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgement to Calculation (New York:
W.H. Freeman, 1976) by Joseph Weizenbaum

Posthuman Bodies (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995) by
Judith Halberstam and Ira Livingston.

Minds, Brains and Science (Cambridge, HUP, 1986) by John R. Searle

Neuromancer (New York, Ace Books, 1984) by William Gibson

Research in Philosophy and Technology, edited by Frederick Ferre & George
Allan (vol 14, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1994)

Being Digital by Nicholas Nergroponte

Bruno Latour, "We have Never Been Modern", translated by Catherine Porter
(Cambridge: HUP, 1993)

Cybersociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community by Steve Jones
(Newbury Park. CA)

The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn (dramatic trilogy in text and on
video) 1988

Welcome To...Internet: From Mystry to Mastery by T. Badgett and C. Sandler
(NY MIS Press, 1993)

The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Luis Borges (1941)

Electronic Culture: Technology and Visual Representation, edited by
Timothy Druckrey (New York: Aperture, 1996)

Avatars of the Word: from Papyrus to Cyberspace (Cambridge: HUP, 1998)
by James J. O'Donnell

The Future of the Book, edited by Geoffery Nunberg

As We May Think by Vannevar Bush (1945)

Hypertext 2.0 By George Landow (1997)

Teledemocracy: Can technology protect democracy? by F.C. Arterton
(Newbury Park: Sage, 1987)

_Holding On to Reality_: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the
Millennium (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999) by Albert Borgmann

How to advertise on the Internet by Michael Strangelove & Aneurin Bosley
(Strangelove Press, 1994)

Crossing the Postmodern Divide (Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
1992) by Albert Borgmann

>From Computing Machinery to Interaction Design by Terry Winograd (1997)

The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (MIT Press, 1999) editor 
Peter Lunenfeld

In the Age of the Smart Machine: the future of Work and Power by S. Zuboff
(New York: Basic Books, 1988)

Hypermedia and Literary Studies (MIT, 1991) by George P. Landow

The Digital Word: Text-Based Computing in the Humanities (MIT, 1993) by
George P. Landow

The Art of Computer Game Design by Chris Crawford (1982, 1997)

Computers as Theatre (Addison-Wesley 1991) by Branda Laurel

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman (1988)

Snap to Grid: A User's Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures
(forthcoming MIT Press) by Peter Lunenfeld.

The Invisible Computer by Don Norman (1998)

The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2000) by Lev Manovich

The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of
the Internet (March 2000, MIT Press) edited by Ken Goldberg

City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn (MIT Press, 1995) by William
J. Mitchell.

The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era (MIT
Press, 1992) by William J. Mitchell

The Logic of Architecture: Design, Computation, and Cognition (MIT Press,
1990) by William J. Mitchell

E-topia: Urban Life, Jim --But Not As We Know It (MIT Press, 1999-2000) by
William J. Mitchell

Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (New York: Simon
and Schuster, 1995) by Sherry Turkle

Being-In-The-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division
(MIT Press, 1991) by Hubert L. Dreyfus

Mind Over Machine: The Power of Human Intuition and Expertise in the Era
of the Computer (Free Press, 1986) by Hubert L. Dreyfus, Stuart E.

What Computers Still Can't Do: A Critique of Artificial Reason (MIT Press,
1992) by Hubert L. Dreyfus

Computation and Human Experience (Cambridge University Press, 1997) by
Philip E. Agre

Electric Language: A Philosophical Study of Word Processing (Yale U.
Press, 1999) co-written by Michael Heim & David Hillel Gelernter

Virtual Realism (Oxford U. Press, 1998) by Michael Heim

The Metaphysical of Virtual Reality (was published by Oxford U. Press,
1993) by Michael Heim.

The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from dante to by
Margaret Wertheim

How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and
Informatics (University of Chicago Press, 1999) by N. Katherine Hayles.

Technoromanticism: Digital Narrative, Holism, and the Romance of the Real
(Leonardo(Series)(Cambridge, Massachusets.).) MIT Press, 1999 by Richard

Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age: From Method to
Metaphor (MIT Press, 1995) by Richard Coyne

Digital Mosaics: The Aesthetics of Cyberspace (Touchstone Books, 1998) by
Steven Holtzman

Postmodern Currents: Arts and Artists in the Age of Electronic Media
(Prentice Hall, 1996) by Margot Lovejoy

Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Religion in the Information Age (Harmony
Books, 1998) by Erik Davis

Web Guide to 3D Avatars (John Wiley & Sons, 1998) by Sue
Ki Wilcox

The Virtual Dimension: Architecture, Representation, and Crash Culture
(Princeton Architectural Pr., 1998) by John Beckmann

Avatars!: Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet (Peachpit
Press, 1997) by Bruce Damer

Magical A-Life Avatars: A New Paradigm for the Internet (Manning
Publications Company, 1998) by Peter Small

Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet H.
Murray (MIT Press, 1999)

Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age, From Method to
Metaphor [A LEONARDO BOOK] by Richard Coyne

Network and Netplay: Virtual Groups on the Internet edited by Fay
Sudweeks, Margaret McLaughlin and Sheizaf Rafaeli (MIT Press 1998)

Words and Rules by Steven Pinker (Basic Books)

How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker

The Real, True Angel by Robin Lippincott

The Cartographer's Vacations (collections of peotry) by Andrea Cohen

Cyberspace: First Steps, editor M. Benedikt (MIT Press, 1991)

Writing Space: The Computer in the History if Literacy by Jay David Bolter
(Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1990)

The Mode of Information: Poststructuralism and Social Context by Mark
Poster (University of Chicago Press, 1990)

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman (NY:
Random House, 1992)

The Post-Modern and the Post-Industrial: A Critical Analysis by Margaret
Rose, 1991

The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society by Norbert Wiener
(NY: Doubleday, 1954)

Misunderstanding Media by Brian Winston in 1986

Virtual Worlds: A journey in Hype and Hyperreality by Benjamin Wooley (NY:
Penguin, 1992)

Sincerely yours
Arun Tripathi
Research Scholar
Online Facilitator

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