Bruce Sterling on Tue, 27 Jul 1999 16:31:34 -0700 (PDT)

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Throughout the summer, the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies has been
busy working on a number of ongoing projects as well as preparing for a few
new ones.


Continuing to publish two full-length book reviews a month, RCCS has added
eight new reviews that will appeal to cyberculture scholars from across the
disciplines. The reviews, found at <>, are:

* Sadie Plant, Zeros + Ones: Digital Women + the New Technoculture.
Reviewed by Patrice McDermott.

* Ellen Ullman, Close to the Machine: Technophilia and its Discontents.
Reviewed by Edward J. Gallagher.

* David Lyon and Elia Zureik, editors, Computers, Surveillance, And Privacy.
Reviewed by Kent A. Ono.

* Darren Tofts and Murray McKeich, Memory Trade: A Prehistory of
Cyberculture. Reviewed by Carolyn Guertin.

* David Brin, The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose
Between Privacy and Freedom? Reviewed by Erik P. Bucy.

* Christopher Harper, And That's the Way It Will Be: News and Information in
a Digital World. Reviewed by Vian Bakir.

* Timothy Garrand, Writing for Multimedia: Entertainment, Education,
Training, Advertising, and the World Wide Web. Reviewed by Ira Nayman.

* Dave Barry, Dave Barry in Cyberspace. Reviewed by Sarah E. Skwire.


We also spent a ton of time updating Courses in Cyberculture, an archive of
university and college-level courses on cyberculture from around the world
and across the disciplines <>. 

The update includes over 60 new courses, increasing the number of courses to
over 250. Please feel free to pass along information regarding any course we
may have


This summer, members of the Cyberculture Working Group, a collection of
scholars based in the Maryland/Virginia/Washington DC-area, received a
Research Interest Grant from the University of Maryland.  The grant will
allow the Cyberculture Working Group to sponsor a number of workshops and
discussions devoted to the topic of Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality in
Cyberspace.  A key component of the grant is to fund the creation of
teaching modules to familiarize instructors and students with this growing
field of study.  The teaching modules will be available-online and free of
charge-as early as late fall or early winter.  Interested individuals and
parties should visit the Web site for the Cyberculture Working Group at:


One of the most encouraging developments in the field of cyberculture
studies has been its recent proliferation across the world. In an attempt to
foster and encourage a more international study of cyberculture, we wish to
spotlight two promising projects.  The first is Cultural Attitudes towards
Technology and Communication 2000, an international conference that will
take place in Perth, Australia between July 6-8, 2000.  Building upon the
highly successful CATaC 98, conference co-organizers Charles Ess and Fay
Sudweeks invite scholars to submit proposals related to this year's theme:

"Cultural Collisions and Creative Interferences in the Global Village."  For
additional information, visit the Web site at:

The second project is New Media Studies, a new educational, non-commercial
Web site.  Created and directed by University of Leed's David Gauntlett-
whose edited volume Web.Studies: Rewiring Media Studies for the Digital Age
(Arnold and Oxford University Press, 2000) promises to become an important
contribution to the field of cyberculture studies-the site includes
resources on new media, articles on Web design, and a DIY Web site kit.  For
more information, see: <>.

Once again, we thank you for your continued support, great ideas, and active
participation, and, as always, we welcome your comments, questions, and
david silver

resource center for cyberculture studies
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