Boston, MA, USA. November 19-20, 2011
LOCATION: MIT List Visual Arts Center, Building E15, Room 318
Thanks to the help of our co-sponsors, MIT’s Comparative Media Studies and Writing and Humanistic Studies Programs, Dangerous Readings will be hosted at MIT's Weisner Building E15.
MBTA: Kendall Square Station. (note that the Red Line is closed this weekend between Harvard and Alewife, so allow a few extra minutes for replacement bus service)
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Following the "unconference" style of BarCamp, RailsCamps, and E-LitCamp, participants will propose sessions throughout the event and collectively decide the direction in which the conference will go. This style encourages creative breakout sessions, spirited debate, and smaller, more personal collaborations.
Some topics we expect to cover include:
- Paul LaFarge - writing eLit
- Jeremy Ashkenas - Coffescript/Open source publishing
- writing interactive fiction
- reading hypertext with children
- words the yield to the touch: the page reimagined
- fractal narratives
- glitch art
- eLit and games
- humor and hypertext: are we having fun yet?
- technical constraints in narrative
- publishing and distribution
- collaborative authoring
- narrative and the weblog
Saturday will close with a reading from Mark Bernstein’s hypertext melodrama, The Trojan Girls. An unofficial conference dinner will follow the conference on Saturday night.
The day will run from 10am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. There will be a break both days from noon until 1:30.
COST: Registration is just $45 per attendee. Assistance is available.
Thinking of coming?
Not sure? Questions? Need help with lodging, food, inspiration? Want to send us some work to discuss? Email Stacey Mason or call (800) 562-1638.