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From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>
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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 05:45:15 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist]  22.699 events: immersive worlds



                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 699.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:13:19 -0400
        From: Kevin Kee <kevin.kee-AT-brocku.ca>
        Subject: REGISTRATION OPEN - INTERACTING WITH IMMERSIVE WORLDS CONFERENCE


REGISTRATION OPEN - INTERACTING WITH IMMERSIVE WORLDS CONFERENCE

Interacting with Immersive Worlds
An International Conference presented at
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
JUNE 15-16, 2009

Register to attend at: www.brocku.ca/iasc/immersiveworlds

Focusing on the growing cultural significance of interactive media,  
IWIW will feature academic papers organized along four streams:
-Challenges at the Boundaries of Immersive Worlds features creative  
exploration and innovation in immersive media including ubiquitous  
computing, telepresence, interactive art and fiction, and alternate  
reality.

-Critical Approaches to Immersion looks at analyses of the cultural  
and/or psychological impact of immersive worlds, as well as theories  
of interactivity.

-Immersive Worlds in Education examines educational applications of  
immersive technologies.

-Immersive Worlds in Entertainment examines entertainment applications  
of immersive technologies, such as computer games.

The IWIW conference also features 4 keynote speakers:

-Janet Murray, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Literature,  
Communication and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology

-Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor, Department of Media and  
Communication, IT University of Denmark

-Geoffrey Rockwell, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Humanities  
Computing, University of Alberta

-Deborah Todd, Game Designer, Writer and Producer, and Author of Game  
Design: From Blue Sky to Green Light

Visit the conference Web site at www.brocku.ca/iasc/immersiveworlds

Organizing Committee:
Jean Bridge, Centre for Digital Humanities, Brock University, jbridge-AT-brocku.ca
Martin Danahay, Department of English Language and Literature, Brock  
University,
mdanahay-AT-brocku.ca
Denis Dyack, Silicon Knights, Catharines, Ontario, denis-AT-siliconknights.ca
Barry Grant, Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, bgrant-AT-brocku.ca
David Hutchison, Faculty of Education, Brock University, davidh-AT-brocku.ca
Kevin Kee, Department of History, Brock University, kkee-AT-brocku.ca
John Mitterer, Department of Psychology, Brock University, jmitterer-AT-brocku.ca
Michael Winter, Department of Computer Science, Brock University, mwinter-AT-brocku.ca
Philip Wright, Information Technology Services, Brock University, philip.wright-AT-brocku.ca



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