Category Archives: Talk

Talk = entries about on-campus talks from CultureNet guest speakers/bloggers and/or off-campus talks attended by CNET students/faculty.

Good Article on the Future of E-lit

While looking for more sources I stumbled on a rather good article by Scott Rettberg, about the future of E-lit within academic study.  He is a professor  at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Late in the post he says that it’s more likely to end up in the domain of studio art programs as opposed to creative writing. He offers a good argument for the issues facing e-lit and where and why it may end up fitting into the academic world. He mentions a few of the pieces and some of the others we dealt with in the ELC1. Although it isn’t totally on topic for my paper, it was a good read none the less and may be of use to someone else. Rettberg actually has quite a few good articles online about digital literature and video games among other things.  Here’s the link if anyone is interested, First Person, Games, and the Place of Electronic Literature. If you go up a level to the posting board there are a lot more articles on similar subjects too.

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Urbanalities by babel/escha

Firstly thanks to Aurelea and CultureNet/CapilanoU for inviting me to write something about Urbanalities here. During the actual process of creation things often come together more or less by chance; it is only after some time away that the reasoning and process behind various decisions becomes clearer, and I’ve found thinking again about Urbanalities has been very interesting in this way.

Before talking about Urbanalities itself I’ll begin with a brief background to me and my practice, as I think both are relevant to understanding how the piece came about, and what it tries to be or do.

The extremely reduced CV bit: I was born in England, but am also Canadian, and have lived in in Montreal for several periods in my life, most recently from 2000-2006 (so Urbanalities was created there, which may or may not be significant). My degree was not in computers or the arts, but my exposure to computers and multimedia began when I was young with a ZX Spectrum 48k, and I think that little rubber-keyed computer ended up being a much greater influence on my life than my ‘official’ studies.

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WHO’S THE NEWS: Profile 4

The fourth (and final)  in a series of introductions to the people participating in this week’s WHO’S THE NEWS panel –  CNET INFO Week Event.

Who: Dorothy Woodend

What: Panelist

When: Thursday, March 26th at 11:30am

Where: Birch 168, Capilano University

Dorothy Woodend

Dorothy Woodend

Why: Because Dorothy is the film critic for The Tyee and for This Magazine. She has been a columnist for the Globe and Mail, and has also written for The Vancouver Sun, The Ottawa Citizen, The CalgaryHerald, The National Post, Saturday Night Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine, Elle Canada, Cinema Scope, The Georgia Straight, Rabble, Flare, Momentum Magazine, Eat Magazine (Japan), Slow Food Magazine (Italy), Firecracker Magazine (UK), Fierce Magazine, Zink Magazine, Alternet (US), and been broadcast on CBC Radio. She is the Associate Editor for the Vancouver International Film Festival, chairs the programming committee for DOXA: Documentary Film Festival, and contributes film writing to The National Film Board.

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WHO’S THE NEWS: Profile 3

The third in a series of introductions to the people participating in next week’s WHO’S THE NEWS panel – CNET INFO Week Event.

Who: Harold Munro

What: Panelist

When: Thursday, March 26th at 11:30

Where: Birch 168, Capilano University

Harold Munro

Harold Munro

Why: Because Harold Munro is the deputy managing editor at The Vancouver Sun, the largest circulation newspaper and online news source in western Canada. Mr. Munro joined The Sun two decades ago as a sports reporter before moving to the news department. He has reported on regional affairs, transportation and local politics in Metro Vancouver, and has held the positions of city assignment editor and city editor. As deputy managing editor, he oversees daily content that appears in print and online, and directs special projects and investigations.

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WHO’S THE NEWS: Profile 2

The second in a series of introductions to the people participating in next week’s WHO’S THE NEWS panel – a CNET INFO Week Event.

Who: Marlyn Graziano

What: Panelist

When: Thursday, March 26th at 11:30am

Where: Birch 168, Capilano University

Marlyn Graziano

Marlyn Graziano

Why: Because Marlyn Graziano is the editorial director for Canwest Community Publishing. A Carleton journalism graduate, Graziano began her journalism career as a reporter with the South Delta Today in August 1989. Throughout the ensuing years, she was reporter and editor at a number of newspapers in the Lower Mainland Publishing Group (later to become part of Canwest Community Publishing). She was named editorial director in 2000. Graziano runs the community publishing group’s internal wire service, spearheads editorial training and recognition programs and is editor and associate editor of a number of the group’s vertical products. She co-ordinates group and regional projects and initiatives, and works with reporters and editors as they explore new online content initiatives.She advises publishers on editorial issues and is the editorial liaison with other Canwest newspapers.

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WHO’S THE NEWS: Profile 1

 The first in a series of introductions to the people participating in next week’s WHO’S THE NEWS panel – a CNET INFO Week Event.
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Who: Jim Boothroyd

What: Moderator  

When: Thursday, March 26th at 11:30am

Where: Birch 168, Capilano University 

Jim Boothroyd

Jim Boothroyd

Why:  Because Jim Boothroyd is a former reporter and editor for newsppaers and magazines in the United KIngdom and Canada; and former communications manager for the Canadian HIV Trials Network, Ecojustice Canada and the World Health Organization.  He now works as a consultant writer and editor, specializing in public health and environmental issues for United Nations agencies, the German government and Ecojustice Canada.

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WHO’S THE NEWS PANEL: 26 Mar 09

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