In the Beginning Was the Dialogue: Dialogue Conference at Nottingham Trent University , 23rd May 2008
Souvik Monday, May 19, 2008
Dear me, how time flies. The long-awaited Dialogue Conference is now all set to happen. Part of our Research Practice Course project, it gives my classmates and myself an excellent opportunity to have our first experience of organising conferences. The website is up and running, the programme has been finalised and the finishing touches are underway.
We introduce a novel concept here (my classmates' brainchild) - with each paper we will have a non-expert discussant engaging in a dialogue with the speaker. I am supposed to be the discussant for Stephan Juergen's paper 'Strategies for Interactive Situations in Technologically Expanded Life Performance'. Interactivity, HCI, agents - Stephan has everything in it to make it interesting. I'm looking forward to this one, for sure. There are papers on a wide range of topics ranging from contemporary art to Gulf War literature. The latter being by my colleague Jenna Pitchford - all the best Jenna!
Well need we say more - let the dialogue begin.
'Literature is a combinatorial game that pursues the possibilities implicit in its own material [...] but it is a game that at a certain point is invested with an unexpected meaning' - Italo Calvino