Below is a flier (PDF) for the New Aesthetic Technologies Conference, which will be held at the University of Bergen all day on Wednesday, October 17th, featuring guest speakers Bernard Stiegler and N. Katherine Hayles. The LLE Digital Culture Research group is cosponsoring N. Katherine Hayle’s visit along with the Institutt for Informasjons og Vittenskap. I’d particularly encourage anyone interested in Digital Culture to attend Hayle’s lecture “Electronic Literature and Distributed Cognition: What Happens to Literary Art When the Environment Starts to Think” in Lille auditorium, plan 2, Lauritz Meltzers hus, Fosswinkelgate 6 at 14.00.
N. Katherine Hayles, Distinguished Professor at UCLA, is one of the foremost scholars of the relationship between literature and science. She is the author of “Chaos Bound”, “How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics”, “Writing Machines” and “My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts.” Her book, “How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics”, won the Modern Language Association’s Rene Wellek Prize for the Best Book in Literary Theory for 1998-1999, and “Writing Machines” won the Media Ecology Association’s Suzanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship.