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Results of Online Experiment During Roundtable 3

The online experiment during Roundtable 3 on “Reading as a Social Practice” - in which audience members wrote their thoughts to the conference site during the panel discussion- generated 195 posts from 17 users in 90 minutes, ranging from comments that engaged with the panelists’ remarks to those that reflected on the features of the online experiment itself. One member of the panel (Kevin Almeroth) also actively participated in the online discussion, while a few other panelists were able to read the discussion as it developed—leading to interesting flows of communication between the “backchannel” conversation and the “front channel.” The online discussion was displayed on the screen during the Q&A session after the panel. (See transcript of the online discussion).
      Warren Sacks, who earlier in the day presented his Agonistics project (a visualization filter and reading tool for Usenet or blog discussions), produced an Agonistics visualization of the Roundtable 3 online discussion immediately after the event. (See visualization.)

Conference 2005 Photos

Alan Liu Adrian Johns Audience Anne Balsamo Marcus Hauer & Anne Pascual of Schoenerwissen Roundtable 2 Audience Roundtable 3 Audience blog during Roundtable 3 (photo by Curtis Wong) Walter Bender Walter Bender Audience

Roundtable 3 Online Audience Experiment

During Roundtable 3 on “Reading as a Social Practice,” conference participants and members of the audience who have wireless-enabled laptops with them are invited to participate in an experiment in the social practice of conference-going by using the “commentsâ€? section of the Roundtable 3 page to post reflections, questions, or reactions in real time during the roundtable conversation. While these comments will not be displayed on the screen simultaneously with the roundtable conversation (because it would be distracting), they will be shown during the question-and-answer period. They will also remain on the conference site as a record of the audience’s engagement with the roundtable. If you wish to participate in this experiment, please ask the conference organizers during the conference for instructions on logging on to the conference wireless network and add your comments during Roundtable 3.

David Marshall and William Warner to welcome conference goers

David Marshall, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts and Professor of English, UC Santa Barbara will join William Warner, Director of UC Digital Cultures Project and Professor of English, UC Santa Barbara, in opening the Transliteracies conference on June 17th at 9 am. Their welcome to conference participants and audience will be followed at 9:15 by an introduction to the conference by Transliteracies project director Alan Liu

Expanded “Art of Online Reading” Session

Digital artist and UC Irvine Associate Professor of Studio Art & Information and Computer Science Robert Nideffer will be joining Christiane Paul, George Legrady, and Anne Pascual and Marcus Hauer of Schoenerwissen as a presenter in “The Art of Online Reading” session, Saturday, June 18th, 9:00-10:45 am (6020 HSSB).

New Conference Participants

(updated June 2, 2005)

TV Recording of Conference

UC Santa Barbara’s Television Production (a service of UCSB’s Instructional Resources unit) is recording the 2005 Transliteracies conference (“UCSB Conversation Roundtables on Online Reading”). An edited program of the conference will appear on UCTV – University of California Television, and other parts of the recording may be made available on the conference Web site.

Christiane Paul to Join “Art of Online Reading” Session

Rooundtable participant Christiane Paul will also be joining George Legrady and Schoenerwissen (Marcus Hauer and Anne Pascual) in “The Art of Online Reading” session on Saturday, June 18th, 9:15 — 10:45. Christiane is Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art; a faculty member of the MFA Computer Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York; and Director of Intelligent Agent. She will discuss works of new media art related to reading that she has curated, written about, or otherwise finds interesting and relevant to Transliteracies.

(For Participants) Directions to Conference Hotel

Best Western South Coast Inn
Telephone:(805) 967-3200
5620 Calle Real, Goleta CA 93117

From the Santa Barbara Airport
Call the hotel for a free shuttle from the airport, or take a taxi (and save receipt).

Driving Directions

  • From the Santa Barbara Airport: Exit the airport and make a right on Moffett Place (heading toward the ocean). Follow Moffett Place around to the left and merge onto Highway 217 headed Northeast. Take the Patterson Avenue exit and turn left onto Patterson Avenue. Go .2 miles and take another left onto Calle Real. The South Coast Inn will be on your right in about half a mile.
  • From 101 Northbound (from LA, Santa Barbara, and all points South): Take the Patterson Avenue exit in Goleta (the outlying town just after you pass through Santa Barbara) and turn right onto Patterson Avenue. Go .2 miles and take a left onto Calle Real. The South Coast Inn will be on your right in about half a mile.
  • From 101 Southbound (from Goleta, San Luis Obispo, and all points North): Take the Patterson Avenue exit in Goleta (the outlying town to the south just before you get to Santa Barbara) and turn left onto Patterson Avenue. Go .2 miles and take another left onto Calle Real. The South Coast Inn will be on your right in about half a mile.

Map: http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=5620+Calle+Real&csz=Goleta%2C+CA&country=us&new=1&name=&qty=

(For Participants) To Conference from Conference Hotel

From the Best Western South Coast Inn, exit the hotel parking lot and turn left on Calle Real. Follow Calle Real for about a mile and then take a right on Patterson. Make an immediate right and merge onto Highway 217. Follow 217 (Ward Memorial Blvd.) to the East Gate of the University. Proceed straight through the gate, and merge right onto Mesa Road. Three lighted intersections later, turn left onto Ocean Road. Bear right to at the stop sign to stay on Ocean Road, then take your first left at the El Colegio intersection. The road terminates in three parking lots. Turn into the right parking lot, and the HSSB Humanities and Social Sciences Building (the site of the March 8-10 2002 Conference) is immediately on your left. All sessions will be held in the McCune Room, 6020 HSSB. Parking passes may be purchased from the electronic kiosks in the lot.

(For Participants Only) Conference Meal Arrangements

Morning refreshments and lunch on both days of the conference (June 17-18) will be catered to the conference location. There will also be a wine and appetizers reception after the last panel on the first day of the conference (June 17th).

Dinner arrangements are as follows:

Thursday June 16, 6:30 pm: Pre-Conference Reception and Barbeque at the Conference Hotel (Best Western South Coast Inn), by the pool — If you are arriving on the day before the conference, come chat, eat, relax, and enjoy the sun.

Friday June 17, 8 pm: Dinner at Café Buenos Aires (1316 State St., Santa Barbara, Phone: 805.963.0242). Main entrees (one of the following):

  • Churrasco
    Grass fed, free range New York steak, grilled to taste, sweet potato fries, seasonal vegetables, “chimichurri porteñoâ€? and roasted garlic-horseradish “cremaâ€?

  • Milanesa de Pollo
    Traditional tasty breaded chicken breast lightly fried and served with Argentine Fries and sauteed vegetables

  • Canelones
    Trio of cannelloni — corn, wild mushrooms and spinach — served with tomato and béchamel sauces, shaved Argentine “sardoâ€? cheese

Saturday June 18, 8 pm: Dinner at Opal Restaurant (1325 State St., Santa Barbara, Phone: 805.966.9676). Main entrees (one of the following):

  • Lemon Grass Crusted Salmon with a Thai Curry Sauce
    Served with Roasted Leeks and Jasmine Rice Timbale Wild Mushroom Stuffed

  • Chicken Breast with a Tomato Marsala Cream
    On an Herb Risotto, with Fresh Steamed vegetables

  • Herb Grilled Filet Mignon
    With Whipped Truffle Butter Yukon Potatoes and a Port Wine-Marsala and Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • Vegetarian Option Available