Convergence in New Media Academia

New media artist Mark Amerika is giving a talk on convergence. Mark Amerika is among other achievements, the creator of an early interactive narrative work on the web: Grammatron. His bio reads:

Mark Amerika is Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the founder and Publisher of the Alt-X Online Network (1993-ongoing), which has been described by Publishers Weekly as “the literary publishing model of the future.” He was named as a “Time Magazine 100 Innovator” as part of their continuing series of features on the most influential artists, scientists, entertainers and philosophers into the 21st century.

Mark is touring to here, Oz, and is delivering a talk this week in Melbourne. I cannot make that time 🙁 but recommend others who can to do so:

“The Future of Convergent Publishing”

Professor Mark Amerika will be presenting a seminar on the future of online and distributed publishing. The Internet established an entirely new mode of publication and distribution. Recent developments in Blogging and Podcasting have enhanced the potential of networked modes of distribution that continue to revolutionise the very concept of publishing.

The seminar will be held at Swinburne University (Hawthorn Campus) on Thursday 15th December in AR103, 1.00-2.00 pm.