20.244 on WWW: live chat with John Cayley 10/9

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 05:43:38 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 244.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 05:39:45 +0100
         From: "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin_at_mail.wvu.edu>
         Subject: live chat with John Cayley 10/9 (Leonardo
Electronic Almanac Discussion)

_Leonardo Electronic Almanac Discussion (LEAD): Vol 14 No 5_

:: Live chat with John Cayley about writing in immersive VR, new
media poetics, and other topics.
:: Chat date: Monday, October 9.
:: Chat time: 11am West Coat US / 2pm East Coast US / 8pm Paris FR /
4am Melbourne AU
:: LEAD is an open forum around the New Media Poetics special Issue
of Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

Chat instructions are below. The LEA website includes instructions
and a complete list of upcoming chats:

John Cayley is a London-based poet, translator, publisher and
bookdealer. Links to his writing in networked and programmable media
are at www.shadoof.net/in. His last printed book of poems,
adaptations and translations was Ink Bamboo (London: Agenda & Belew,
1996). Cayley was the winner of the Electronic Literature
Organization's Award for Poetry 2001 (www.eliterature.org). He is an
Honorary Research Associate in the Department of English, Royal
Holloway College, University of London, and has taught and directed
research at the University of California San Diego and Brown
University, amongst other institutions. His most recent work explores
ambient poetics in programmable media, with parallel theoretical
interventions concerning the role of code in writing and the temporal
properties of textuality (bibliographic links are available from the
shadoof site).


How to participate in the live chat?

Live chats will use Jabber (http://www.jabber.org/), an open, secure,
ad-free alternative to consumer IM services like AIM, ICQ, MSN, and
Yahoo. It is the most widely-used open source instant messaging and
chat protocol. The New Media Poetics chatroom is on the jabber.org
public server under the name "leanmp" and the password "leoalmanac."
Follow three easy steps and you are ready to join the chat:

1) Download and install a Jabber client. A list of recommended Jabber
clients is available at the following url:
http://www.jabber.org/software/clients.shtml. For Windows users, we
recommend the Exodus client. For Macintosh users, please use Psi, as
the other recommended clients do not consistently register on the
Jabber server. For Linux, Psi is also available, but the other
recommended clients should work as well.

2) Register as a user on the jabber.org public server. When you first
open your Jabber client you will see a start screen. If you do not
see this screen, or if you are not starting the client for the first
time, the screen is also available in a pull down menu as Account
Details or Preferences (depending on your Jabber client). Enter a
username, password, and server. Use any username and password you
choose. Enter "jabber.org" as the server. When you register, if your
proposed username is taken, you need to choose another. Check the
button for "new account" or to automatically register the account
(depending on your client). Note: you may not be able to register if
you are not using one of the recommended clients listed above. Hit OK
or Login. Your Jabber client will then automatically register you and
connect you to the jabber.org server.

3) At this point, you are ready to chat, but there is one more step:
you must join the chatroom. Select "Join a Chat Room" from your
client's pull down menu. Enter the name of the chat room: leanmp.
Enter the password: leoalmanac. You can also specify a nickname or
"handle" to use while in the chatroom. Hit "Finish" or "OK" to join
the chat. The chat room window will open and you are ready to go!
Note: the chat room may not be available outside of scheduled chat times.

Additional information is available at the Jabber userguide:
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