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Call For Papers SECAC: Vision Machines and Pre-Cinematic Optical Devices: Panoramas, Stereoscopes and Places of Otherness

Vision Machines and Pre-Cinematic Optical Devices: Panoramas, Stereoscopes and Places of Otherness Since the 18th century, optical devices and immersive technologies have been used in the form of panoramas and later the stereoscope, in order to transport the viewer into foreign lands or historical times, often seen as places of otherness. Viewers experienced a form of virtual travel, through the act of seeing panorama in a public place or a stereoscope in their living room. Some argue that these devices contributed to a new kind of observer in the 1840s (Crary), or that they are responsible for the rupture of established ideas of separated subject and object relations, as pre-cinematic devices. Today cardboard stereoscopes from google enable us to map things in virtual space, or walk the streets of Mumbai using our phones as VR viewers. What role did these devices play in society, art and culture in the past and how may they impinge today on perceptions of place making, mapping, the body, or underrepresented urban environments in their contemporary manifestations (as art practice or scholarship), for example? We are interested in proposals from artists, theorists and art historians, whose work engages these devices in their various forms. These can encompass the panorama, phenakistiscope, zoetrope, stereoscope or virtual reality.

Session Chairs: Simonetta Moro, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, and Rebecca Hackemann, University of the Arts London. Kansas State University.

Contact: smoro@idsva.org

More Info: https://secac.memberclicks.net/assets/documents/secac/conference/secac-2016-call-for-papers.pdf

The 2016 SECAC Conference will be held in Roanoke, VA, hosted by Virginia Tech and Hollins University (http://www.secacart.org/conference). Sessions will include panels by artists and art historians on a variety of topics.

Call for Papers SECAC: Ecology Communication in Art and Education

Today, we live in a time of increasing pressures on the environment from climate change and
other sources. As the current state of political discourse sometimes demonstrates, this makes it
critical to use various media to inform and engage the public on the challenges we face. In this
panel, the participants will discuss projects that explore how art communicates vital
information about ecology and science. From landscape painters to land artists, there is a long
tradition of art dealing with the environment and man's impact on it. This panel will explore
how new artistic practices and interdisciplinary efforts are meeting the greater challenges we
face today.

This session will focus on the critical role that art can play in communicating scientific and
ecological challenges. The panel will present examples demonstrating a broad spectrum of
ways to approach this challenge. These include the communication of science through visually
representative means, scientifically rigorous investigations whose outcomes are both artist and
scientific, and collaborations between artists and scientists. The panel addresses both artistic
works and educational efforts.

Deadline: April 20th

Session Chairs: Sara Gevurtz, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Thomas Asmuth, University of West Florida

Contact: skgevurtz@vcu.edu

The 2016 SECAC Conference will be held in Roanoke, VA, hosted by Virginia Tech and Hollins University (http://www.secacart.org/conference). Sessions will include panels by artists and art historians on a variety of topics.

Call for Panel Proposals – CAA New York 2017

The New Media Caucus invites panel proposals for a 1.5-hour affiliated panel session to be held during the 2017 College Art Association annual conference in New York.

Proposals must address issues related to new media. Panel chairs will submit the proposal and organize the session, including its call for submissions. The NMC Exhibitions & Events Committee will assist with providing liaison to CAA, administration, publicity, etc.

PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE:

  • completed Proposal Application Form – DOWNLOAD HERE
  • 3-page CV, submitted as PDF
  • 300 – 600 word abstract addressing:

concept for the panel
areas of investigation
questions the panel will raise
specific topic areas presenters might address

PUBLISHING REQUIREMENT: Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus will publish a conference edition after the CAA conference, showcasing conference proceedings sponsored by the NMC. To this end, Individuals are required to submit materials for the journal edition. Media-N offers flexibility regarding how to achieve the publishing requirement. Once invitations are accepted, the Editor-in-Chief of Media-N will contact the chair(s) to further discuss and plan for the publishing requirement. All materials for publication must be completed by mid-April after the conference.

NOTES:

  • two people may apply as co-chairs.
  • multiple proposals are not accepted.
  • panel chairs (and panelists) must be NMC members. 
There are no membership fees. JOIN NMC
  • panel chairs (and panelists) do not need to be CAA members.
  • NMC does not fund conference fees, transportation, or hotels for chairs or panelists.
  • Panel participants must either register for the CAA conference or buy a one-day pass.
  • Chairing or presenting during a 1.5 hour session does not disqualify you from chairing a panel or serving as a panelist in a general CAA session.

TIMELINE:
Peer review will occur shortly after the deadline. 
Notification of acceptance will be by April 18.

DEADLINE:
 April 7, 2016. Email submissions to Tohm Judson at tohm@tohmjudson.com