The Nineteenth Annual Conference of the
Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
Chicago, IL, November 10-13, 2005
EMERGENT SYSTEMS, COGNITIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Site Chair: Joseph Tabbi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Program Chair: Bruce Clarke, Texas Tech University
Welcome to SLSA 2005
Speaker: Gerald Edelman, MD, PhD, winner of the Nobel Prize.
Dr. Edelman is a neuroscientist whose books include Neural Darwinism, Bright Air, Brilliant Fire, and, most recently, Wider than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness.
He is professor and chair of the department of Neurobiology at
the Scripps Research Institute, director of the Neurosciences
Institute, and acts as president of the Neurosciences Research
Artists: Eduardo Kac, Warren Neidich, Allison Hunter, Eve
Laramee, Daniel Wenk, Zane Berzina.
Panels: This year, the Society for Literature,
Science, and the Arts,
will feature a series of keynote panels matching invited artists and
prominent critics, among them Cary Wolfe, Barbara Stafford, and N.
program is organized around a set of parallel streams: a BLUE
stream for work in electronic literature; a GREEN stream for
ecocriticism; a GREY stream for the conference theme of cognitive
science and emergence; and a RED stream for work in the visual arts.
We will launch
each stream with a prominent panel at the opening of the conference on
the afternoon of Thursday, November 10. Thus, we urge all
attendees to arrive on Thursday in time for the opening of the
conference with the first cluster of panels in the blue,
green, grey, and red streams at 4:00 p.m. A second cluster of panels
will start at 6:00 p.m., followed by the general reception at 8:00.
will continue throughout the conference, joined by others formed around
themes of literature, theory, media and other arts, and technology. We
have reserved late-afternoon sessions on Friday and Saturday for
a plenary panel and a roundtable forum devoted to the conference theme of
cognition/emergence and the arts..
will be held at the historic tower of the Intercontinental Hotel on
Michigan Avenue in Chicago, in view of the Wrigley Building and the
Chicago River. A reception will be held nearby at the
University of Illinois at Chicago, in a venue overlooking a new
landscape installation by Vito Acconci.
can book rooms at the Intercontinental at a special
conference rate of $159.00 for a room in the main building or
$189.00 for a room in the historic tower. The phone number for
reservations is (312) 944–4100; the hotel web site is www.chicago.intercontinental.com.When
booking a room, you should mention the Society for Literature,
Science, and the Arts. Please note, rooms must be booked by October 18, 2005 to receive
be 2005 members of SLSA. To join or to renew membership, please go to http://www.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/associations/sls_membership.cgi,
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fee of US $120 may be sent, c/o Joseph Tabbi, to the
Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago, 601 South
Street, Chicago, IL 60607. Tel 312 413 2200. Checks should be made out
2005 SLSA. For late registration (received after October 18, 2005), the fee increases to $140.
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