Future of Writing
is a two-day conference designed to bring together scholars from
both across the UC system and other universities and a cadre of
nationally recognized experts to explore how the new communications
technologies, particularly the Internet, are challenging previous
conceptions of what “writing” is. Through a range of
panels, demonstrations, and an art exhibit, participants will consider
the following: How are new communications technologies changing
the way people "compose," "write," and "author"?
How do collaborative writing spaces and social networking challenge
the concepts of “text” and “author”? And
are emerging emphases on visual literacies shifting what we think
of as writing?
group of scholars to consider such questions should productively
impact the work of individual scholars, promote cross-campus collaboration,
and raise the level of university awareness about the effects of
new technologies on writing.
of this conference are available for subscription
via iTunes. Please click here
is co-sponsored by the UCI
Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator and HumaniTech®,
with support from the Humanities
Center and the International
Center for Writing and Translation. Free and open to
the public. No registration is necessary. Please contact
us for further information.