October 25, 2006

Observatory for Digital Narrative

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 2:39 am

October 31st is the deadline for submissions to a digital narrative panel, co-sponsored by GTxA compatriots Writer Response Theory, at the “3rd Online Congresss of the Observatory for Cybersociety.” Full papers are required, and 10-32 pages is the normal range, though the length restrictions are flexible. More details follow.

Call for papers: O. C. S.:
for the Cybersociety>
3rd ONLINE CONGRESS. OBSERVATORY FOR CYBERSOCIETY. “OPEN KNOWLEDGE
FREE SOCIETY” (10/31/2006, 11/20/206-12/3/2006)

THE 3rd Online Congresss of the Observatory for Cybersociety (OCS),
an international conference based in Spain, is looking for a few good
ensayos and essays in Spanish AND in English (along with Catalan,
Galician and Portuguese).

According to their site:
The Congress is an electronic space especially designed for the
presentation and interchange of analysis, reflections, investigations,
and experiences, of people of diverse backgrounds interested in
similar themes all over the world. People who never would meet
physically nor would have the opportunity to share these experiences
and knowledge, during a fixed time, do it online.

The meetings are free and open to the public but require registration.
Topics include:

*Politics and social change
*Identity and social groups
*Communication and culture
*Education and learning
*Criticism and innovation

Mark Marino of Writer Response Theory particularly calls our attention to:

WORKING GROUP C-7: DIGITAL NARRATIVE. LITERATURE AND LITERATURES IN
THE DIGITAL SOCIETY. NEW WAYS OF COMMUNICATION. NEW WAYS OF CREATION

DEADLINE: (10/31/2006)

For this working group, the central questions are:

Is digital Literature a new Literature, different from non-digital Literature?
How do new technologies influence literary communication and literary creation?
What is the function of readers in with respect to Literature in the
digital society?
How is the author’s conscience configured in digital Literature?
How to consider or to reframe the copyright in the digital society?
Are literary genres reformulated in the creation of digital Literature?
What makes of digital narrative something exclusive of electronic media?
What makes of this type of reading something attractive to the reading public?
Why is narrative important?

The conference request FULL length submissions only.
Recommended length: 10-32 pages, though the length restrictions are
flexible. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings. Find
more information on submission requirements here.

http://www.cibersociedad.net/congres2006/comuns/estatic.php?llengua=en&id=20

Sponsors of the panel include C[PyR] Comunicación, Poética y Retórica,
Literatrónica.com, WRT Writer Response Theory, Pontificia Universidad
Javeriana de Bogotá, and Desequilibros.com.

Of course, if you have nothing to submit, please attend the conference
anyway! It should be a major international even in electronic writing
and cybercultures.

2 Responses to “Observatory for Digital Narrative”


  1. Mark M. Says:

    DEADLINE EXTENDED:

    The deadline for at least the C-7 panel mentioned above has been extended to 11/06/06

    We look forward to seeing you all at this international, multilingual conference.

  2. Mark M. Says:

    Registration for the III Congress is about to close. If you are interested, please register or you will miss out on hundreds of papers and important international discussions.

    The Congress is up to 4500 or so participants. Many of the C-7 papers deal with hypermedia narratives and two deal specifically with video games.

    At the start of the Congress, Pierre Levy gave one keynote, still available online. Come and see what he had to say.

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