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CfP Deadline Extension 7th May | Radical Immersions Conference – The Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts

Radical Immersions: Navigating between virtual/physical environments and information bubbles 8 – 10 September 2019, Watermans Arts Centre London, UK ~ CfP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 7TH MAY ~ Over the past years, immersive technologies have been hyped as consumer gadgets, entertainment media and the future of exhibition practices. The free distribution of VR headsets with smartphones and the increasing interest of museums, festivals and other cultural organisers towards ‘immersive digital content’ have quickly turned VR and AR devices and applications into widely recognized cultural artefacts. The promotion of ‘full immersion’ in the physical spaces of exhibitions and museums has led to…

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Humans Are Underrated: Art & Labor in the Amazon Economy – Media-N Call for Papers

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, invites submissions for a special themed issue on the changing status of art and labor in the digital age. The issue borrows its title from a best-selling managerial tract, Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will, which instructs companies on how to prioritize and reward undervalued forms of human labor as an effective business strategy in an age of increasing automation.[1] Such “underrated” labor forms include storytelling, improvisation, spontaneity, critical and aesthetic judgment, creativity, empathy, authenticity, sincerity, attention, intimacy, care, cheer, and humor. Often referred to as “soft…

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Call for Papers: Radical Immersions – Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts

Radical Immersions: Navigating between virtual/physical environments and information bubbles 8 – 10 September 2019 Watermans Centre, London, UK Over the past years, immersive technologies have been hyped as consumer gadgets, entertainment media and the future of exhibition practices. The free distribution of VR headsets with smartphones and the increasing interest of museums, festivals and other cultural organisers towards ‘immersive digital content’ have quickly turned VR and AR devices and applications into widely recognized cultural artefacts. The promotion of ‘full immersion’ in the physical spaces of exhibitions and museums has led to some venues relying solely on interactive projections and audience…

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Scenes and Screens 2019 – AltspaceVR

Scenes and Screens Festival: Speculative Realities Submit by May 15th, 2019 The 2019 Scenes and Screens Festival is currently accepting submissions for papers, films, performances, and installations that center around the topic: Speculative Realities. #SAS2019 is an all-in-VR arts, education, and technology event that provides contemporary artists and critical thinkers a platform to showcase their work and inspire international collaboration and meaningful discourse with a global audience. The topic, Speculative Realities, encourages artists and scholars to consider virtual realms at a philosophical level. The subtopics that have emerged from these ideas allow for a wider interpretation and discourse that challenge…

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Extended Deadline: Video Game Art Reader Accepting Submissions on Overclocking through April 8th

The Video Game Art Reader (VGAR) is extending its deadline for submissions from practitioners, researchers, and educators for Issue #3 until April 8th. The theme for this issue is Overclocking, a foundational metaphor for how games are produced and experienced today, and the temporal compressions and extensions of the many historical lineages that have shaped game art and culture. The full CFP and submission guidelines for Issue #3 can be found here: https://www.videogameartgallery.com/vga-reader Submissions should be forwarded to Editor-in-Chief Tiffany Funk at tfunk (at) vgagallery (dot) org no later than midnight on April 8th. Questions regarding submissions guidelines, formatting, citations,…

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Call for Papers: Video Game Art Reader is Accepting Submissions on Overclocking

Video Game Art Reader (VGAR) is accepting submissions through March 29th on the topic of Overclocking! This issue proposes overclocking as a foundational metaphor for how games are produced and experienced today, and the temporal compressions and extensions of the many historical lineages that have shaped game art and culture. In the same way that a computer user might overclock the processor of their machine to achieve results beyond its intended use, how can video game art studies overclock its received historical boundaries and intervene on current video game practices that are accelerating past their limits? Might overclocking practices also…

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Open Call for New Media Caucus Panel Proposals, CAA 2020, Chicago

The New Media Caucus invites proposals for affiliated panel session to be held during the 2020 College Art Association annual conference in Chicago. Panels should reflect New Media Caucus’ mandate of promoting the development and understanding of new media art. Panels that address or engage with underrepresented groups within the new media genre are strongly encouraged. Panel chairs will submit the proposal and organize the session, including the call for submissions. The NMC Exhibitions & Events Committee will assist with providing liaison to CAA, administration, publicity, etc. PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE: Please submit the following as a single PDF Abstract (500…

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Deadline Extended for NMC 2019 Symposium: Border Control

Symposium Deadline Extended until March 15 11pm, Eastern Standard Time A number of people have asked for a bit more time to submit to the Border Control Symposium. We are happy to extend the deadline for panels, papers, workshops or other symposium activities.   Note: The deadline to submit artwork for the Exhibition remains Thursday, February 28th 11pm, Eastern Standard Time. Please spread the word, and we hope to see you in Ann Arbor. For more information and to submit, please go to http://bordercontrol.newmediacaucus.org EXHIBITION DATES: 9/20/19 – 11/10/19 SYMPOSIUM DATES: 9/19/19 – 9/22/19 GUEST CURATOR: Allison Collins, Media Arts Curator, Western Front…

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CFP NYC 2019 Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies

NYC 2019 CMCS 8th International Conference Bridging Gaps: Re-Fashioning Stories for Celebrity Counterpublics Terrace Club at Club Quarters 25 W 51st St, across NBC & Rockefellar Centre New York City, USA August 30 – September 1, 2019 Call for Papers: In the recent past, there has been an increased interest in exploring intersections of life writing and studies of celebrity culture. Storytelling is central to effective branding in fame. Furthermore, the use of biographical elements has been recognized as a rhetorical device in writing op-eds, personal essays, and public speaking that often raise awareness on critical issues in popular media.…

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Border Control: 2019 NMC Symposium and Exhibition

The New Media Caucus proudly announces the 2019 Symposium and Exhibition, Border Control, at the University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and the Stamps Gallery. EXHIBITION DATES: 9/20/19 – 11/10/19 SYMPOSIUM DATES: 9/19/19 – 9/22/19 GUEST CURATOR: Allison Collins, Media Arts Curator, Western Front Borders and boundaries, both tangible and ephemeral, are closely tied to the ways in which humanity has always made sense of the world, and of its place in it. Our current moment is one in which this certainty is being undermined as many borders are being challenged and contested. Borders can be mental, physical,…