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“Overview of Transliteracies Project.” Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. University of Maryland, College Park. 27 April 2006.

 

“Preserving the Future: The Idea of the Electronic Literature Organization’s Preservation / Archiving / Dissemination (PAD) Initiative.” Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. University of Maryland, College Park. 27 April 2006.

 

“‘A Forming Hand’: Creativity and Destruction from Romanticism to Emergence Theory.” Center for Cultural Analysis. Rutgers University, New Brunswick. 2 March 2006.

[Expanded version of paper.]

 

“‘A Forming Hand’: Creativity and Destruction from Romanticism to Emergence Theory.” Holmes Lecture. Pomona College. 9 February 2006.

 

“‘A Forming Hand’: Creativity and Destruction from Romanticism to Emergence Theory.” University of Oregon. 13 October 2005.

 

“‘A Forming Hand’: Creativity and Destruction from Romanticism to Emergence Theory.” Workshop on “Development, Creativity, and Agency: New Approaches (A Conversation Between Thomas Pfau and Alan Liu).” North American Association for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) conference. Montreal. 16 August 2005.

 

“Transcriptions Project & Other Digital Initiatives in the UCSB English Department.” Plenary session on “Centers of Innovation: The English Department’s Transcriptions Project, Early Modern Center, and American Cultures and Global Contexts Center at UCSB.” 2005 ADE Summer Seminar West. University of California, Santa Barbara. 21 June 2005.

 

“The Humanities: A Technical Profession.” Video-conference appearance at the Cyber-Disciplinarity Conference. Fannie and Alan Leslie Center for the Humanities. Dartmouth College. 14 May 2005.

 

“Thinking Destruction: Creativity, Rational Choice, and Destruction Theory.” Rational Choice Theory and the Humanities Conference. Stanford University. 29 April 2005.

 

“The Rout of Creativity: Destructive Art, New Media Art, and the Aesthetics of the New.” University of California, Irvine. 18 February 2005.

 

“The Laws of Cool.” Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture. University of California, Santa Barbara. 1 December 2004.

 

“The Rout of Creativity: Destructive Art, New Media Art, and the Aesthetics of the New.” Duke University. 18 November 2004.

 

“Humanities Computing: New Directions.” Guest presentation in course on “Computational Requirements: Scientific, Scholarly, and Commercial Perspectives” (Computer Science 595N / Environmental Studies & Management 595K). University of California, Santa Barbara. 3 November 2004.

 

“Escaping History: The New Historicism, Databases, and Contingency.” “Digital Retroaction” conference. University of California Digital Cultures Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. 17 September 2004.

 

“Escaping History: The New Historicism, Databases, and Contingency.” Conference on “Romanticism, History, Historicism.” University of Wales, Aberystwyth. 18 June 2004.

 

“Transcendental Data: Toward a Cultural History and Aesthetics of the New Encoded Discourse.” Conference on “The Arts of Transmission.” Franke Institute for the Humanities. University of Chicago. 21 May 2004.

  • Response by Mark Hansen
  • Rejoinder by Alan Liu

 

“The Humanities: A Technical Profession.” Public Session of the annual meeting of the ACLS. Washington, D.C. 8 May 2004.

  • This talk was subsequently published with minor revisions as “The Humanities: A Technical Profession.” 2007. In Andrew Delbanco, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Alan Liu, and Catharine R. Stimpson, with an Introduction by Rebecca Chopp. The Idea and Ideals of the University (ACLS Occasional Paper No. 63). <http://www.acls.org/op63.pdf> [full text in .pdf format] [See Note for the relation between this 2007 published version and the original publication of the paper as an essay in 2005 in Teaching, Technology, Textuality: Approaches to New Media, ed. Michael Hanrahan and Deborah Madsen (Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005): 11-26.]

 

“Center and Project Oriented Humanities Departments.” Panel on “Disciplines and Departments of the Future.” Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. University of California, Santa Barbara. 24 February 2004.

 

“The Rout of Creativity: Destructive Art, New Media Art, and the Aesthetics of the New.” University of California, Santa Barbara. 11 February 2004.

 

“The Humanities: A Technical Profession.” Panel on “Information Technology and the Profession.” Modern Language Association Convention. San Diego. 28 December 2003.

 

“The One Life and the One Gun: Memory, Mechanism, and Destruction in William Gibson’s ‘Agrippa’ and William Wordsworth’s ‘Tintern Abbey.'” 19th Century and Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group. University of California, Berkeley. 18 November 2003.

 

“The Rout of Creativity: Destructive Art, New Media Art, and the Aesthetics of the New.” Beckman Lectures. English Department. University of California, Berkeley. 28 October 2003.

Beckman Lecture Series Poster


“Transcendental Data: Toward a Cultural History and Aesthetics of the New Encoded Discourse.” Beckman Lectures. English Department. University of California, Berkeley. 15 October 2003.

 

“The Tribe of Cool: Knowledge Work, Information Culture, and History.” Beckman Lectures. English Department. University of California, Berkeley. 23 September 2003.

 

“The Tribe of Cool: Information Culture, Knowledge Work, and History.” California Institute of Technology. 23 April 2003.

 

“PAD Plan Overview: Issues and Approaches.” Introduction to panel on the Electronic Literature Organization’s Preservation/Archiving/Dissemination Initiative. e(X)Literature Conference. Electronic Literature Organization and the University of California Digital Cultures Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. 4 April 2003.

 

“The Art of the Data Pour: Toward a Cultural History and Aesthetics of XML and Database-Driven Web Sites.” Panel on “Digital Futures.” Modern Language Association Convention. New York City. 29 December 2002.

 

“Bridging from the Textual to the Digital.” Response to panel on “Literary Studies in Cyberspace.” Modern Language Association Convention. New York City. 29 December 2002.

 

“The Humanities and the Information Revolution: Lessons for the Cool.” The Lawrence Willson Memorial Lectureship. California Lambda of Phi Beta Kappa Initiation ceremony. University of California, Santa Barbara. 1 June 2002.

 

“Electronic Literature in the University.” Panel on Electronic Arts in the University. “State of the Arts Symposium.” Electronic Literature Organization. UCLA. 6 May 2002.

 

“The Art of Extraction: Toward a Cultural History and Aesthetics of XML and Database-Driven Web Sites.” “Interfacing Knowledge” conference. University of California Digital Cultures Project and University of California Microcosms Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. 10 March 2002.

“The Laws of Cool: Information Technology and the Culture of ‘Knowledge Work.'” Center for Information Technology and Society. University of California, Santa Barbara. 2 November 2001.

“From Critique to Ethical Hacking: Humanities and Arts in the Age of Creative Destruction.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) conference. University of Washington. Seattle. 16 August 2001.

 

“Toward VoS2: Database Technology in a Humanities Department.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) conference. University of Washington. Seattle. 16 August 2001.

 

“Database Technology in a Humanities Department.” With Robert Adlington and Jeremy Douglass. University of California Digital Cultures Project Summer Institute. University of California, Santa Barbara. 22 June 2001.

“The Tribe of Cool: Information Culture and History.” Keynote address. Association for Computers and the Humanities & Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ACH-ALLC) conference. New York University. 16 June 2001.

 

Response to Jerome McGann’s Paper on “Narrative, Game, and Performative Poetics.” Conference on “Narrative at the Outer Limits.” Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. University of California, Santa Barbara. 4 May 2001.

“Historicizing Information.” eHumanities Lecture Series. National Endowment for the Humanities. Washington, D.C. 1 May 2001.

 

“The Tribe of Cool: Information Culture and History.” Vanderbilt University. 28 March 2001.

“A Workshop on Andy Goldsworthy and ‘New Romantic Art.'” Romantic Study Group. University of California, Los Angeles. 1 June 2000.

 

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