The 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 how
are emerging emphases on visual literacies shifting what we think of as writing?

Convening a 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.

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The conference 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.

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