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Call for Panel Proposals – CAA Los Angeles 2018

Call for Panel Proposals – CAA Los Angeles 2018

The New Media Caucus invites proposals for a 1.5-hour affiliated panel session to be held during the 2018 College Art Association annual conference in Los Angeles.

Proposals must address issues related to new media. 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:

  • 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.
  • Proposals should only list the chair. A call for contributors goes out June 3.
  • Multiple proposals are not accepted.
  • Panel chairs (and panelists) must be NMC members. There are no membership fees. JOIN NMC
  • Panel chairs (and panelists) must 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.

DEADLINE:
April 3, 2017. Email submissions to Joyce Rudinsky, rudinsky@unc.edu.

#CrisisPedagogy

HOW TO TEACH ART AND ART HISTORY UNDER CONDITIONS OF CRISIS?

Teaching Resource Sharing Party
Friday, February 17, 7-10pm
e-flux, 311 E Broadway (accessible by B,D,F,J,M,Z trains)

Bring your data! Flash drives, JPGs, PDFs, PPTs, lesson plans, syllabi, etc., or send files to crisispedagogy@gmail.com.

Drinks and bites will be provided; additional contributions are welcome.

Sponsored by the Society of Contemporary Art Historians, Sense of Emergency, Art History That, Association for Latin American Art, Association of Historians of American Art, the European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum, Material Collective, New Media Caucus, Queer Caucus for Art, US Latinx Art Forum, Visual Culture Caucus, The Research and Academic Program of the Clark Art Institute, and the College Art Association.

 

Art/Sci/Tech with Leonardo at CAA 2017

On Saturday February 18th, 2017 at the College Arts Conference in New York City, Leonardo/ISAST is hosting 4 events. We have included this information in our conference listing, but the Leonardo schedule is also below:

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The Centenary of D’arcy Wentworth Thompson’s On Growth and Form, Part I: Art, Architecture, and Design in the Postgenomic Present

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Centenary of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s On Growth and Form, Part II: Performance Art, Interactive Media, and Bioart

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Leonardo Education and Art Forum Meeting

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Leonardo LASER Gathering
Offsite - RSVP Required

Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) is a nonprofit organization that serves the global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through our programs focused on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation. From its beginnings, Leonardo/ISAST has served as THE virtual community for purposes of networking, resource-sharing, best practices, research and events in Art/Science/Technology.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS 2017 NMC Showcase during CAA 2017 in New York, NY

We are proud to announce that Hunter College of the City University of New York will host the eighth annual NMC Showcase during CAA 2017 on Thursday February 16th, 2017. The NMC showcase is a series of rapid-fire presentations by 16 NMC members (6 minute presentations). It has proven to be a great forum to get to know the work of a number of fellow members in a lively atmosphere and a great way to present your work to like-minded individuals.  Several spots are reserved for graduate students currently enrolled in an MFA or PHD program. How you use the 6 minutes is up to you – show one project or a dozen – finished or in-process work. Presenters are chosen by lottery. You must apply via email to be considered by December 12, 2016. Only members that have not participated in the showcase in the past three years are eligible. If you are selected, your attendance and presentation is required at the NMC showcase. We publish simultaneous web and print on demand CAA Conference Editions yearly that includes the NMC Showcase. The participants are asked to submit a statement, work samples and presentation by January 30, 2017.

2017 NMC SHOWCASE (16 NMC members)

  • Date/Time: 7-9pm (presentation), 9-10pm (conversation) on February 16, 2017
  • Address: Hunter College, Main Campus (25 min walk from the Hilton)
  • Lang Auditorium
  • 695 Park Ave at 68th street
  • New York, NY 10065

CHAIRS

HOW TO ENTER

  • Contents: Name, Statue (FT professor, PT professor, Graduate Student, Independent Artist or Scholar), Contact (email, website), Attendance for 2017 NMC Showcase
  • Please send Hye Young Kim kimhy@wssu.edu an email indicating that you would like to be entered into the lottery for the NMC Showcase.

PROCESS

  • Application Deadline: Monday December 12, 2016
  • Notification: Monday, December 19, 2016
  • Confirmation Email: Monday, January 9, 2017 (Please confirm your acceptance and attendance)
  • Presentation/Statement/Work Sample Submission Deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017
  • - Presentation Materials (6min with PPT, Keynote, QT files, etc)
  • - A statement (upto 300 words) and work samples (5 images and/or video links/website links)
  • - Please submit all materials via email kimhy@wssu.edu (under 10MB), WeTransfer (over 10MB upto 2GB) or DropBox link. All materials are on one computer for the presentations for 16 members.

Call for Presentations for the New Media Caucus, New Media Lounge at College Art Association, New York City

Between Biology and Art

Convened by Renate Ferro, Chair
Tohm Judson, and Elisabeth Pellathy

Within the hybrid interventions of BIOART, the tools of the citizen artist and new media technologies converge.  This round table will investigate this territory that encapsulates the boundaries between truth and the imagination as it relates to such conceptual issues as politics, race, feminism, ethics, scientific methodology, among others.  These new generative iterations create grounds of tension for creative and critical engagement within the fields of research and art.  We invite new media artists, researchers, historians and others to join this round table where we investigate current topics such as germs, fermenting, probiotics, skin, ecologies and many more intersections between biology, technology, and new media practices. We particularly seek innovative presentations.  Please send a proposal with documentation (imagery, vimeo links, other links) and a cv to Renate Ferro, Cornell University, rferro@cornell.edu by December 1st.

CALL FOR PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS – NMC at CAA

College Art Association in NYC
Feb 15-18, 2017
Deadline: June 10, 2016

New Media Caucus at CAA
Other Media: Decolonizing practices and cyborg ontologies

CALL FOR PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

“Rather than going for the new object of study, the new product to consume, one should work on new ways of seeing, of being, or of living in the world.” – Trihn T. Minh-Ha from D-Passage: The Digital Way

“Cyborg writing is about the power to survive, not on the basis of original innocence, but on the basis of seizing the tools to mark the world that marked them as other.” – Donna Haraway from A Cyborg Manifesto

Following Donna Haraway’s epochal work A Cyborg Manifesto in which she imagines the cyborg condition as a site of liberation and decolonized subjectivity, this panel considers diverse approaches of artists, historians, theoretician-practitioners, and media activists that encode strategies of decolonization in their work and practice. Through a critical engagement of code as a (rhetorical) tool to re-inscribe historically marginalized bodies, this panel looks at a broad array of efforts, tactics, and projects that consider the ethos of a cyborg condition imagined by Haraway’s writing. As part of this conversation, we may begin to ask: through what means and technologies are these situations deployed? What are the strategies that allow for decolonized processes that are situated within feminist, queer, and anti-colonial subjectivities? And how do these methods enable, embody, and construct new realities of being?

Recognizing new media’s ability to rupture obsolete systems in the efforts to reconstruct other idealized ontologies, this panel extends the cyborg condition through theoretical approaches and practice in an effort to re-imagine human relation. In particular, this panel seeks to address how new media practice and theory can reconfigure our understandings of marginality as well as offer strategies that enable the repositioning of subjects so as to decolonize their subjectivity.

Artists, historians, theoretician-practitioners, and media activists are all invited to submit their work for consideration for this New Media Caucus panel at the College Art Association in New York February 2017. Interested applicants should submit an abstract, 3-4 samples of their work as a link (if necessary), a CV, and their contact information. Accepted panel participants will need to either register for the CAA conference or buy a one-day pass. Submissions are due June 3, 2017 to Alejandro T. Acierto at acierto [at] uic [dot] edu. Notifications will be sent out around July 1.

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

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: NMC Showcase during CAA 2016 in Washington D.C.

Dear NMC Members:

We are proud to announce that George Washington University will host the seventh annual NMC Showcase during CAA 2016 on Thursday February 4th.

The NMC showcase is a series of rapid-fire presentations by 16 NMC members (6 minute presentations). It has proven to be a great forum to get to know the work of a number of fellow members in a lively atmosphere and a great way to present your work to like-minded individuals.  Several spots are reserved for graduate students currently enrolled in an MFA or PHD program.

How you use the 6 minutes is up to you – show one project or a dozen – finished or in-process work.

Presenters are chosen by lottery. You must enter your name to be considered. Only members that have not participated in the showcase in the past three years are eligible.

We publish simultaneous web and print on demand CAA Conference Editions yearly that includes the NMC Showcase. Participants are asked to submit a statement and work samples.

HOW TO ENTER THE LOTTERY

Send Joyce Rudinsky rudinsky@unc.edu an email indicating that you would like to be entered into the lottery for the NMC Showcase.  Please indicate if you are FT Professor, PT Professor, Graduate Student – as well as your title/institution/program as appropriate, or are institutionally independent. In addition, please provide a URL if you have one.

DEADLINE

Monday, December 7th, 2015

PROCESS

  • Shortly after the 12/7/15 deadline, names are randomly drawn for the available presentation slots, and selectees are contacted to confirm acceptance.
  • Those selected are asked to submit their presentation materials (PPT, Keynote, QT files, etc.) by Monday 1/18/16, so that a compilation of all materials are on one computer for the presentations.

CAA Conference Edition – New York 2015 – NMC/Media-N – SRING 2015: V.11 N.02

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NMC/Media-N - SRING 2015: V.11 N.02

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus is pleased to announce the launch of our summer 2015 online and print edition.

 

Online & print edition

http://median.newmediacaucus.org/caa-conference-edition-2015-new-york/

CAA Conference Edition – New York 2015

I am delighted to publish the current CAA Conference Edition 2015, New York, and would like to thank Associate Editor Tiffany Funk for her role as Managing Editor of V.11 N.02. Tiffany assembled and edited the publication material with the assistance of Rachel Clarke and Sid Branca.

Each year, the New Media Caucus – an affiliate of the College Art Association – organizes panel presentations, events and exhibitions during the CAA annual convention, and Media-N Journal dedicates its summer edition to showcasing NMC conference proceedings and concurrent offsite events. The New Media Caucus’ Events and Exhibitions Committee – chaired by Joyce Rudinsky –organized the 2015 proceedings.

This year we saw one panel presentation and two events, the first a series of presentations in the Media Lounge onsite at the conference venue in the New York Hilton and the second our customary offsite Showcase event hosted this time around by Hunter College.

With the intention of creating a conversation outside of the habitual rhetoric of techno euphoria, skepticism, or dread, Aleksandra Kaminska chaired the panel “Technologies of Wonder: Affective Responses in a Posthuman World.” Panel members Janine Marchessault, Florence Gouvrit Montaño and Jordi Vallverdú, Robert Gero, and Aleksandra Kaminska herself, discussed ideas on how to restore and nurture the affective dimensions of techno-encounters.

The Media Lounge at the Hilton became the locus for various events around the theme of “Alternative Economies” presenting two dominant themes: how bodies and narratives can act as disruptive forces within certain economies and the modes in which alternative economies are established. These topics are covered in this edition via Mat Rappaport’s introduction, Stephanie Tripp’s roundtable discussion with event organizers, a curatorial statement on the first session by Liss LaFleur and Ash Eliza Smith, and finally, a report on the second session by Tiffany Funk.

Tiffany Funk also contributes a comprehensive, illustrated report on the exciting CAA 2015 Showcase event in which we saw the participation of eighteen artists.

Pat Badani

Editor-in-Chief

V.11 N.02 publication acknowledgements:

-Publication coordinator and Editor-in-Chief: Pat Badani
-Managing Editor for the current edition: Tiffany Funk
-Publication design and layout: Michael Powell (print); Stacey Stormes (web)
-Copy editors and proofreaders for the current edition: Stephanie Tripp, Tiffany Funk, Thomas F. Cohen and Pat Badani.
-Cover image: Voice of Echo, 2011, Erin Gee, © Erin Gee. (Used with permission.)

Reminder on NMC Opportunities with Approaching Deadlines

We realize you may have already seen this on our site or in our emails. But, it never hurts to get that extra reminder. Especially considering that some of these deadlines will be right around the corner. If you happen to be procrastinating or busy preparing your courses for Fall Semester, maybe take a few minutes and propose that paper or project that you are so excited about. The New Media Caucus Events and Exhibitions Committee is working on some really great programming - and you could be a part of it all!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TRANSFORMERS: Code and Data-Driven Animation

TRANSFORMERS: Code and Data-Driven Animation

Computer programming is an often invisible force that effects many aspects of our contemporary lives. From how we gather our news, maintain our libraries, or navigate our built environment, code shapes the interfaces and information they connect to. Artists who work with these languages as material can critically excavate code and its effects.

We seek submissions of animation and video that are produced through the use and manipulation of code and/or data. This can include, but is not limited to Processing, data sets, motion capture, procedural animation, and other forms of digital processing. Submitted work may include screen recordings or documentation of interactive, browser based, or live visual performances. The selected works will be screened during CAA and will have an online presence through the New Media Caucus Vimeo Channel and website. This program is part of the New Media Caucus’ participation in the 2016 College Art Association (CAA) Conference.

Preference is given to videos that are five minutes and under.(If longer videos are selected we will request that the artist provides a shorter excerpt).

The program will be selected by a panel of video artists including:

Mat Rappaport - Artist, Columbia College Chicago and v1b3.com
Darren Douglas Floyd - Artist/Filmmaker
A. Bill Miller - Artist, The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

CALENDAR

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
September 4, 2015

NOTIFICATION
November 15, 2015

SUBMISSION FORM LINK

http://bit.ly/transformersCAA

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

First Name
Last Name
Email
Web site
Vimeo link to submitted video
Mailing Address
Title of Piece
Year Created
Brief Description (250 words max)
Bio  (250 words max)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – (Tangible) Manifestations of Code

Art2Code is a catalog that will exhibit the work of artists who use computer programming and code to create work that manifests as screen imagery, sculptural objects, installation environments, or time-based performance.
The collected artworks will highlight the various ways algorithms and computer coded instructions are used to create artwork that expands the interactive relationships between art, artists and audience.

The College Art Association and the artists collective, v1b3, will distribute the printable PDF catalog.  Each project will link to thev1b3 website where additional media will be available and the catalog can be downloaded.

http://v1b3.com/project/art2code/

Previous v1b3 and CAA collaborations include catalog projects Scan2Go, Art2View, Art2Make and Art2Drone. The projects can be viewed at http://www.v1b3.com.

SUBMISSION FORM 
http://bit.ly/art2codesubmission

CALENDAR

August 15th – Call for Participation sent through CAA, NMC, iDMAa, UFVA, ISEA, Rhizome, and other artist networks

October 16 – Deadline

October 30 – Notification to Participants

February 3-6th – Project Launch At CAA Conference in Washington D.C.

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Please submit all elements and/or questions to “submit [at] v1b3.com.“

Required Materials

  • Project Statement [300 words]
  • Artist Bio [200 words]
  • Web link to project
  • Web link to creative or professional site
  • jpeg key image of the work
  • Text based code sample from the project and/or complete code that can be posted to the artist’s page in the project catalog and website.
  • Project element/s (could include  – video documentation [provide links], additional photographs, diagrams, sketches, documentation of project ephemera)

SUBMISSION FORM 
http://bit.ly/art2codesubmission

Call for Panel Participation – CAA Washington, DC 2016

The New Media Caucus invites artists, scholars, and theoreticians to submit proposals for a panel discussion titled Procedural Art: Game Platforms for Creative Expression. We welcome presentations focused on the design, aesthetics, and affordances of game platforms for new media art, as well as in critical approaches to this emerging genre. We are especially interested in sharing projects that demonstrate the creative use of game platforms in fine art contexts, and in highlighting the full range of possibilities this new medium offers.

Each participant will present a 10-15 presentation, and then participate in a discussion on the genre in relation to the larger art world.

Submission must include:

  • 3-page CV, submitted as PDF 

  • 300 – 600 word abstract that describes the artistic or scholarly work.
  • Documentation of art, if appropriate.

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:

  • This panel is for a 2-hour New Media Caucus sponsored panel session in the College Art Association Media Lounge.
  • Panelists must be New Media Caucus members. 
There are no membership fees. JOIN NMC
  • Panelists do not need to be CAA members. 

  • NMC does not fund conference fees, transportation, or hotels for panelists. 

  • Presenting during a 1.5 hour session does not disqualify you from chairing a panel or serving as a panelist in 2.5 hour session at CAA.

TIMELINE: 
Peer review will occur shortly after the deadline. 
Notification of acceptance will be late September. 


DEADLINE: 
Email submissions by August 31, 2015 to Victoria Szabo

OPEN CALL: Ecologies of Creative Activism

Venue: College Art Association Conference, Media Lounge
Exhibit Date: February 6, 2016 @ CAA Conference in Washington, D.C.
Deadline to Enter: 8/31/15
Entry Fee: FREE
Eligibility: Open to international artists ages 18+.

The New Media Caucus is programming a session for the ARTspace Media Lounge entitled Ecologies of Creative Activism, under the theme of VISIBLE/INVISIBLE at CAA 2016 in Washington, DC.

Theme:

This year’s theme, VISIBLE/INVISIBLE explores the legacy of identity and representation politics, considered in the context of our present culture where individuals, organizations and ideas can be easily captured, tracked, exposed, appropriated from the circulation of digital material which simultaneously feeds capitalist media assembly lines and alternative economies. Through Media Lounge programming we aim to foster a dialog centered on emerging artistic sensibilities that mix art and a politics of representation amid a transforming sociopolitical landscape.

Session Theme:

In response to the larger theme of the the New Media Lounge program, VISIBLE/INVISIBLE, the New Media Caucus will present, Ecologies of Creative Activism. We seek artworks that engage the connections between the language we use to define identity and representation politics as they mirror the language of ecology, particularly the tendency to describe “landscapes” within socio-political spheres, the concept of microcosm/macrocosm in reference to activism and politics, as well as works exploring ecological issues from a scientific standpoint.

Ecologies of Creative Activism asks how do the theories of ecology apply towards activism? Is the internet an ecosphere for activists? Can Twitter and Facebook be seen as ecosystems for activism? The term “ecology” references both the study of how organisms relate within an environment and those relationships themselves, but it has also come to be synonymous with political activism on behalf of those systems. However, not all ecology is activism. The committee wishes to encourage exploration of works that leverage aesthetics of biospheres, ecospheres, and ecosystems from a scientific standpoint as well. We wish to find works that creatively engage with the systems ecology studies and works that practice creative methods of activism. These works may forge ties between art, activism, and ecologies as well as comparing and contrasting these models.

This session encourages alternative means of presentation. In seeking to present alternative modes of communication we discourage the straightforward presentations of papers in favor of small workshops, roundtables, performances, happenings, and other creative responses.

Works may respond to the topic in various ways including and not limited to the following:

  • internet as ecosphere
  • how activists function creatively within systems such as Twitter/Facebook/how those structures encourage a particular style of engagement
  • how activists relate differently within particular environments such as the internet, city, remote locations, etc
  • political activism as artistic practice
  • Ecological activism
  • works that use macrocosm/microcosm analogy/explorations
  • works that examine biospheres, ecospheres, and ecosystems in scientific ways
  • works that creatively engage with ecological systems
  • works that practice creative methods of activism
  • study of activism within specific online/offline environments and how those environments shape activism
  • ways in which activists hack or transform systems to suit their needs
  • relationships between activists across networks/environments/multiple platforms and how these environments shape activism
  • which platforms/systems/environments (ecosystems) foster particular type of activist/activism: how/why?
  • micro/macro systems in ecology/art/activism as they intersect and/or individually

Notes:

  • This panel is for a 2-hour New Media Caucus sponsored panel session in the CAA Media Lounge.
  • Panelists must be New Media Caucus members. 
There are no membership fees. JOIN NMC
  • Panelists do not need to be College Art Association members. 

  • New Media Caucus does not fund conference fees, transportation, or hotels for panelists. 

  • Presenting during a 1.5 hour session does not disqualify you from chairing a panel or serving as a panelist in 2.5 hour session at CAA.

Submission must include: 


  • 3-page CV, submitted as PDF 

  • 300 – 600 word abstract describing the artistic or scholarly work
  • Documentation of art

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.

TIMELINE: 
Peer review will occur shortly after the deadline. 
Notification of acceptance will be late September. 


DEADLINE: 
Email submissions by August 31, 2015 to demaray@camden.rutgers.edu. Submissions must include “Ecologies of Creative Activism Submission,” in the email subject line.

Selection Process and Criteria:

A jury of New Media Caucus members will consider the submissions in a broad context of our overall theme that looks for connections between the works. Works and presenters will be selected based on their ability to contribute to creating a dynamic, diverse, and interactive new media experience. Notifications will be made by the end of September.

Definitions:

ARTspace is a conference within the conference that is tailored to the interests and needs of artists but is open to all attendees. ARTspace is organized by CAA’s Services to Artists Committee.

The Media Lounge is a space for innovative new media programming in conjunction with ARTspace at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference.

The New Media Caucus is a College Art Association Affiliate Society and an international non-profit association formed to promote the development and understanding of new media art.

CALL FOR ART – Intersections: Cinema, Performance, Networked Media, and Politics

Venue: College Art Association Conference, Media Lounge
Exhibit Date: February 6, 2016 @ CAA Conference in Washington, D.C.
Deadline to Enter: 8/31/15
Entry Fee: FREE
Eligibility: Open to all artists ages 18+.

The New Media Caucus is programming a session for the ARTspace Media Lounge entitled Intersections: Cinema, Performance, Networked Media, and Politics, under the theme of VISIBLE/INVISIBLE at CAA 2016 in Washington, DC.

Theme

This year’s theme, VISIBLE/INVISIBLE explores the legacy of identity and representation politics, considered in the context of our present culture where individuals, organizations and ideas can be easily captured, tracked, exposed, appropriated from the circulation of digital material which simultaneously feeds capitalist media assembly lines and alternative economies. Through Media Lounge programming we aim to foster a dialog centered on emerging artistic sensibilities that mix art and a politics of representation amid a transforming sociopolitical landscape.

Session

This two hour session will include 6-8 artists presenting work to help build a multi-threaded conversation that encourages interaction between the presenters and attendees. No written papers will be read. We expect the participants to briefly show/present the work and ideas related to the theme and to participate in the ensuing discussions.

Description

This panel will consider the impact that networked media, interactivity, and digital culture have had on cinema and performance. In particular, recent historical examples demonstrate that new uses of technology facilitate political communication, organization, resistance, protest, overthrow, etc. We seek new media artists, performers, filmmakers and documentarians to present work that engages, explores or responds to this context. Works may address but are not limited to any of the following:

  • Groupthink and Mob Mentality as Public Performance
  • Political Performance of Protests, Demonstrations, Riots, and Race as Amplified National Conversation
  • Tactical Media Networking — Social Media to Create Toolkits to Distribute Methods and Means of Resistance, Crowdsourced and Collaborative Resistance
  • Arab Spring, Use of Social Networks as Public Protest, Ethics of Twitter, Tactical Social Media
  • Washington D.C. as “Site,” the 2016 Presidential Race, Instagram Accounts of Politicians
  • Standards of Decency, Body Policing, Youtube as Theater, Persona and Celebrity
  • Performance of Racial and Gender Identities in the Age of Avatars and Virtual Bodies, Politics of Virtual Environments
  • Duration, Endurance and Persistence in Performance and Cinema
  • Expanded or Exploded Cinemas that Incorporate Crowdsourced and Networked Footage
  • The Bleeding of Cinema Into Theater, Performance Art, Sculpture, Installation
  • Using Technology to Expose the Mechanics and Processes of Cinema, Cinema as Performance Collaborator
  • Fictive Documentary as a Means for Constructing Truth

All media will be considered, but we are particularly interested in new media works that engage performative and cinematic conventions in new ways. Works must be able to be presented digitally or performed at CAA 2016 in Washington DC. Preference given to the following forms: new media, digital art, queer art, feminist art, activist based art, performance art and digital nonfiction.

Additionally, we are interested in receiving proposals for a durational performance piece to occur during this session and possibly to extend over the whole day. The anticipated schedule is to have workshops from 9-11am, 12-2pm, 3-5pm with hour breaks from 11-12pm and 2-3pm.

This call is for a 2-hour New Media Caucus sponsored session in the CAA Media Lounge.
Participants must be NMC members.
There are no membership fees. JOIN NMC
Participants do not need to be CAA members.
NMC does not fund conference fees, transportation, or hotels for participants.

Presenting in a Media Lounge session does not disqualify you from chairing a panel or serving as a panelist in another session at CAA.

Please submit work sample(s) through our Google Form here: https://goo.gl/85QhmE by August 31, 2015. Questions may be sent to NMCopencall@gmail.com

Selection Process and Criteria

A jury of four New Media Caucus members will consider the submissions in a broad context of our overall theme that looks for connections between the works. Works and presenters will be selected based on their ability to contribute to creating a dynamic, diverse, and interactive new media experience. Notifications will be made by the end of September.

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.

Definitions

ARTspace is a conference within the conference that is tailored to the interests and needs of artists but is open to all attendees. ARTspace is organized by CAA’s Services to Artists Committee.

The Media Lounge is a space for innovative new media programming in conjunction with ARTspace at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference.

The New Media Caucus is a College Art Association Affiliate Society and an international non-profit association formed to promote the development and understanding of new media art.

DC LIVE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

DC LIVE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline for Proposals: Friday September 11th

\\ PROJECT STATEMENT

In February of 2016 The College Art Association Conference will occur in Washington DC. Washington DC is the center of our national government and consists of infrastructure and symbols of national identity including the National Mall, governmental buildings and monuments. Additionally, 2016 is a national election year in which our media­scape will be plastered with campaign messages. In response, the Media Lounge of CAA is sponsoring an off site project in the form of an artist walk. We seek proposals by artists who use interpretive walks and/or tours as a part of their practice and are interested in engaging with the unique context Washington DC provides.

\\ STATEMENT

MEDIA LOUNGE 2016: VISIBLE/INVISIBLE

Media Lounge is a platform that hosts discussions, workshops, screenings and off site events that investigates an annual theme of importance to artists.

This year’s theme, VISIBLE/INVISIBLE explores the legacy of identity and representation politics, considered in the context of our present culture where individuals, organizations and ideas can be easily captured, tracked, exposed, appropriated from the circulation of digital material which simultaneously feeds capitalist media assembly lines and alternative economies. Through Media Lounge programming we aim to foster a dialog centered on emerging artistic sensibilities that mix art and a politics of representation amid a transforming sociopolitical landscape. The setting of CAA 2016, Washington DC and an election year, offers a unique opportunity to engage in these discussions.

Event Date: Saturday February 6th, 2016

\\ ON SITE DETAILS AND CONSIDERATIONS
The Media Lounge is located in a function room at the Hilton Hotel for the duration of the Conference. During the DC Live walk on Saturday, access to this room and the AV equipment is at the disposal of the selected artist to develop an onsite “live presence”. We anticipate the selected artist will work with the sub-committee to develop the on site plan. This can be as simple as live tweeting during the event and having the Twitter feed on display in the room. The Media Lounge has requested two projectors or monitors and an audio system. WIFI with speeds that can stream web video is provided. Computers must be provided by presenters.

\\ LOCATION
Artists should address transportation to and from the walk location in their proposal. The conference is being held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008.

http://bit.ly/artistwalk

The hotel is a 7 minute walk to the Woodley Park/Zoo Red Line Metro Train Stop. The National Zoo is a 7 minute walk. A one day train pass costs $14.50 (single trip fare cards are available).

Trip Planner

http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tripplanner/tripplanner.cfm

 
\\ WEATHER
 

Average temperatures for Washington Februarys range from a high of 47 and a low of 31 degrees fahrenheit. Artists should have a plan for inclement weather including rain and snow. Proposals should be off site, but need not be outdoors.

Deadline for Proposals: Friday September 11th

Submission Requirements/INFORMATION

All submissions will be accepted via the following GoogleForm
http://goo.gl/forms/0ExBNeMM9V
Questions can be sent toinfo@meme01.com.
The required information includes.
Name
Institutional Affiliation/If Any
Email Address
Phone
Mailing Address
Project Title
Project Statement (350 Words)
Bio (250 Words)
Website/Links to Images
Transportation Plan
Media Lounge Presence Plan
Weather Plan

Deadline for Proposals: Friday September11th

2017 CAA Conference Proposals, Los Angeles

The New Media Caucus invites submissions for a 2½-hour session at the CAA conference in 2017 in Los Angeles.

In its role as a CAA Affiliated Society, the Caucus is permitted to propose one 2½-hour program session, which will be considered by the Annual Conference Committee on the basis of merit in its deliberations. The program session must address a specific issue of concern to the affiliated society and cannot be an open session.

Please note that this is only an endorsement. The proposal must go through the regular CAA selection process.

PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE:

Abstract

Short Bios

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, Chairs will be responsible for writing a report about the panel in addition to collecting, editing and arranging the materials from their panelists for the journal edition. Media-N offers flexibility regarding how to achieve the publishing requirement. Typically, some chairs and panelists choose to publish traditional papers, others prefer to create a transcript of the presentation and discussion, or to publish an interview format. Once a panel is 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.

NOTE:

Panel chairs (and panelists) must be NMC members.
There are no membership fees. JOIN NMC

TIMELINE:

Peer review will occur shortly after the deadline.
Notification of endorsement will be late July.
The CAA system opens for abstracts submission on August 7.

DEADLINE:

Email submissions by July 12th, 2015 to Wenhua Shi, mailto:wenhua.shi@gmail.com

Call for Panel Participation – CAA Washington, DC 2016

Augmented Reality- invention/reinvention

The New Media Caucus invites individuals to submit artwork or papers for a panel titled Augmented Reality - invention/reinvention.

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This panel sponsored by the New Media Caucus calls for artists, scholars, and theoreticians to reflect on the possibilities of understanding cultural issues related to the continuum of Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality as project, paper, performance, public art, and mobile location are welcomed.

While Baudrillard theorized about simulation, William Gibson imaginatively constructed virtual possibilities through fiction. As early as 1985, Virtual Reality platforms were physically realized by Jaron Lanier and Thomas Zimmerman’s manufacture of VR gloves and goggles.

Today artists critically manipulate the continuum between reality and virtuality testing our abilities to discern fact and fiction. We are able to explore the possibilities of augmented reality experiences through 3D models, video, web links, sounds or other digital media via the ubiquity of smart phones or tablets. This ubiquity welcomes both narrative and performativity into the continuum of the real and imagined.

Artistic creation in virtual realms reflect cultural realisms of identity, race, geographic location, gender, sexuality and others not as absolute or inherited but as malleable possibilities, subject to continuous invention and re-invention by creating layers of imagination and technological forms.

Submission must include:

  • 3-page CV, submitted as PDF 

  • 300 – 600 word abstract that describes the artistic or scholarly work.
  • Documentation of art.

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:

  • This panel is for the 1.5-hour New Media Caucus sponsored panel session.
  • Panelists must be NMC members. 
There are no membership fees. JOIN NMC
  • Panelists do not need to be CAA members. 

  • NMC does not fund conference fees, transportation, or hotels for panelists. 

  • 1.5 hour sessions at CAA are free and open to the public. 

  • Presenting during a 1.5 hour session does not disqualify you from chairing a panel or serving as a panelist in 2.5 hour session at CAA.

TIMELINE: 
Peer review will occur shortly after the deadline. 
Notification of acceptance will be late May. 
The chosen panel will be submitted to CAA in mid June.

DEADLINE: 
Email submissions by May 31, 2014 to Elizabeth Demaray, mailto:demaray@camden.rutgers.edu.

NMC Digital Archivist/Editor needed for CAA New York

The New Media Caucus is looking for a volunteer to assist in direct the video taping and digital archiving of CAA related presentations, panels and workshops. The ideal candatate/s will schedule volunteers/equipment, collect participant presentations, distribute legal docs, and up load the video(s) to the NMC Vimeo channel. 

If interested please contact Elizabeth Demaray. demaray@camden.rutgers.edu

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: NMC Showcase during CAA 2015 in New York

Dear NMC Members:
 
I am proud to announce that Hunter College will host the sixth annual NMC Showcase during CAA 2015 on Thursday February 12th.
 
The NMC showcase is a series of rapid-fire presentations by 16 NMC members (6 minute presentations). It has proven to be a great forum to get to know the work of a number of fellow members in a lively atmosphere and a great way to present your work to like-minded individuals.  Several spots will be reserved for graduate students currently enrolled in an MFA or PHD program.
 
How you use the 6 minutes is up to you – show one project or a dozen – finished or in-process work.
 
Presenters are chosen by lottery. You must enter your name to be considered. Only members that have not participated in the showcase in the past three years are eligible.
 
We publish simultaneous web and print on demand CAA Conference Editions yearly, and we will publish material from the NMC Showcase. Participants will be asked to submit a statement and work samples.
 
HOW TO ENTER THE LOTTERY
Send Joyce Rudinsky rudinsky@unc.edu an email indicating that you would like to be entered into the lottery for the NMC Showcase.  Please indicate if you are FT Professor, PT Professor, or a Graduate Student – as well as your title/institution/program as appropriate.  Please also indicate if you are institutionally independent. If you have a URL, please provide that as well.
 
PROCESS

  • Shortly after the 12/8/14 deadline, names will be drawn at random for the available presentation slots, and you will be contacted to confirm acceptance.  
  • Those selected will be asked to submit their presentation materials (PPT, Keynote, QT files, etc.) by Monday 1/26/15, so that a compilation of all presentation materials can be provided as a handout for attendees.

 
DEADLINE
Monday, December 8th, 2014

Survey on CAA Guidelines for Faculty Teaching in New Media

Dear Colleague,

We are writing to ask for your insights regarding practices in new media by taking the following survey: http://bit.ly/CAAsurvey

It should take approximately 20 minutes for you to complete. 

The information gathered from this survey will be used to assist the CAA Professional Practices Committee Taskforce on updating and improving the existing CAA Guidelines for Faculty Teaching in New Media, which can be found at http://collegeart.org/guidelines/newmedia07. This document is a description of circumstances, standards, and practices within the field. Its purpose is to assist with faculty hiring, promotion and tenure, workload, compensation, funding, and support in new media, and to provide information about faculty working in this area that could be used in making accurate and comprehensive evaluations. 

Our aim is to revise these guidelines into order to the better reflect current practices, and to ensure that it is a useful document for all stakeholders. In February 2015 we will be making initial recommendations for revision, based on this survey and interviews with those in the field. Our goal is to have the updated document(s) approved by the CAA Board by May 2016.

If you are interested in being interviewed by two of our committee members, please contact us at caanewmediataskforce@gmail.com. In addition, we ask that you forward this email to your colleagues, whose input is valuable. We would especially like to involve part-time and contingent faculty in this survey.

We thank you for your time, and look forward to your input. 

Sincerely,

CAA Professional Practices Committee Taskforce on New Media Guidelines:

Paul Catanese
Columbia College Chicago 

Rachel Clarke
California State University, Sacramento

Chris Coleman
University of Denver

Michael Grillo
The University of Maine

Heidi May
Columbus State University

Ellen Mueller
West Virginia Wesleyan College

Joanna Spitzner
Syracuse University

Amy Youngs
The Ohio State University

CFP – CAA New York 2015 New Media Caucus Special Session

Technologies of Wonder

Panel Chair: Aleksandra Kaminska (Postdoctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University and York University)

Technologies are often remembered for the sense of fear they originally provoked: photography, cinema, and the history of media technologies on the whole, is filled with accusations of magic and wizardry, while reactions to inventions such as the hot air balloon and telescopy were those of both wonder and terror (Holmes 2009). Discovery and innovation continue to bring this sense of both hope and dread into the world. While the contemporary condition is marked by information overload, we still reach limits of comprehension and imagination. For example, nanotechnologies innovate at what has been described as the “incomprehensible” scale of the nano (Robinson 2012) where the future becomes “unimaginable” within the limits of human perception (Milburn 2008). And yet these building blocks of all things are becoming reachable and controllable, and we must find ways to access and join the conversation, and creation, of this unknowable future.

This panel is an inquiry into wonder as a fruitful mode through which artists and the worlds of the non-scientist engage with the technological, and explores the question of whether there is value in approaching technologies as ‘wonderful’. How do we comprehend, represent, manipulate, imagine and question the ‘wondrous’? To what extend is wonder still possible, and what is its relationship to mystery and knowledge? Can it generate something outside of itself to provide entry points towards critique and beyond skepticism? As the frontiers of media art are pushed and artists are working with increasingly complex technologies like 3D printing, AR, AI and developing fields like bioart and molecular aesthetics, how do we engage with the feelings of ‘wonder and terror’ that emerge in the push towards ‘progress’?

Possible areas or subject matters:
- Projects that engage with ‘wondrous’ technologies or generate ‘wondrous’ experiences
- Spaces of technological contemplation and the future of wonder
- Wonder as a category of engagement, tool, value, process
- Wonder in collaborative/transdisciplinary work; the wonder of different worlds
- Wonder in relation to participation, interactivity, immersion, play
- Wonder in relation to mystery, discovery, imagination, enthusiasm, criticism, skepticism, knowledge
- The productive value of the other, the unknown and the misunderstood
- The fear/wonder of the new and the old (e.g. old techniques, processes and technologies)
- The wonder of scales, systems, infrastructures
- Technologies that explain and technologies that conceal; technologies of invisibility or ephemerality
- The materiality and archaeology of wonder
- Wonder in the context of the ‘mainstream’ and ‘media’ art worlds

Please send a 350-word abstract for a 15-18 minute paper, along with affiliation and short bio by October 15, 2014 toaleks.kaminska@gmail.com

Acceptance notifications: November 1, 2014
Final Paper due: January 30, 2015

Call For Panel Proposals – CAA New York 2015

Call for Panel Proposals – CAA New York 2015

The New Media Caucus invites panel proposals for a 1.5-hour affiliated panel open session to be held during the 2015 College Art Association annual conference in New York. Proposals should be submitted by panel chairs who will 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:

  • A 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, Chairs will be responsible for writing a report about the panel in addition to collecting, editing and arranging the materials from their panelists for the journal edition. Media-N offers flexibility regarding how to achieve the publishing requirement. Typically, some chairs and panelists choose to publish traditional papers, others prefer to create a transcript of the presentation and discussion, or to publish an interview format. Once a panel is 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.
    • 1.5 hour sessions at CAA are free and open to the public.
    • Chairing or presenting during a 1.5 hour session does not disqualify you from chairing a panel or serving as a panelist in 2.5 hour session at CAA

TIMELINE: 
Peer review will occur shortly after the deadline.
 Notification of acceptance will be late May.
 The chosen panel will be submitted to CAA in early June.

DEADLINE: 
 
Email submissions by May 9th, 2014 to Elizabeth Demaray demaray@camden.rutgers.edu

Call for Presentations: CAA NMC Lightening Talks

SUBJECT: CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: New Media Caucus event during CAA 2014Chicago.
Lightening Talks: Current Questions in New Media Art

The New Media Caucus invites members including artists, art historians, and theorists to submit proposals for seven-minute lightning talks on Current Questions in New Media Art for a 90-minute, off-site session during 2014 College Art Association in Chicago. The lightning talk format is intended to provide a wide range of ideas in a short amount of time.

Proposals should address questions pertinent to current creative, technological, cultural, curatorial, aesthetic, and theoretical issues in New Media Art. This session is not intended for showing personal work.

We publish simultaneous web and print on-demand CAA Conference editions yearly in Media-N, the journal of the new Media Caucus. Participants are expected to provide materials for publication.

The session will be held in Bar Louie on Friday, February 14. The venue has a full bar and kitchen items available for purchase, and there will be time after the presentations for mingling and discussion.

Proposals must include:

• 200-400-word abstract describing your concept
• Current CV

Please email proposals to Stacy Stormes, stacey@staceystormes.com.

Timeline:
• Deadline for submission is November 25.
• Notification of acceptance by December 13