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IEEE VIS 2017 Arts Program – Call for Entries, Paper and Exhibition Tracks – Submissions due June 23rd

The IEEE VIS 2017 Arts Program, or VISAP’17, showcases innovative artwork and research that explores the exciting and increasingly prominent intersections between art, design, and visualization. Through a dedicated papers track and an exhibition that runs concurrently with the IEEE VIS 2017 conference, the Arts Program aims to foster new thinking, discussion, and collaboration between artists, designers, technologists, visualization scientists, and others working at the intersection of these fields.

Selected artworks and design submissions will be installed in an exhibition setting that is open to the general public as well as to VIS attendees. All accepted submissions will be featured in the VISAP’17 Exhibition Catalog, and selected entries will be featured in a special section within an issue of Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology. All accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Additionally, selected authors will be invited to prepare a revised, longer version of their papers for submission to IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications.

VISAP’17 will take place in Phoenix, Arizona during the first week of October. Submissions are due on June 23rd, 2017. Details about the submission process and author guidelines can be found at the VISAP’17 website: http://visap.uic.edu/.

 

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.

CFP: UNFOLDING IMAGES – VR, Volumetric Filmmaking and Spatial Control

UNFOLDING IMAGES – VR, Volumetric Filmmaking and Spatial Control
7th Besides the Screen International Conference
Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil, 31 May to 2 June 2017

Deadline for proposals: 20th March 2017

Once again, virtual reality is a technology to come. The recent popularisation of immersive displays has revamped the interest on the possibilities of this subject. Alongside came the growth of other forms of volumetric image capture and exhibition, such as 3-D scanning and 360o video. These systems, many of them created to enable computer sensing, are now informing other observers. The way they have been deployed in fields from social media to heritage preservation and prosthetic medicine indicate their broad impact on emerging spatial ontologies.

The next Besides the Screen conference means to frame these growing trends in volumetric imaging in the long history intertwining geography and optics. Departing from cinema, the event seeks to explore how space and image have shaped one another across different media and cultural systems, tracing the power relations that cause topological subjectivities to emerge.

We invite proposals of papers, workshops, performances, screenings, artist presentations, and experimental projects that address, explore, and subvert topics such as:

  • the past, present, and future of VR technologies
  • 360o and immersive filmmaking in different genres
  • bodily affects and proprioception within virtual environments
  • multi-camera stitching aesthetics
  • visual effects / in-frame spatial compositing, both digital and analog
  • 3-D animation and synthetic spaces
  • moving images resulting from 3-D scanning, photogrammetry, and structured light capture
  • developments in computer vision and depth perception
  • real-time cartography as control interfaces
  • responses from the media and data industries to new image technologies
  • early stereoscopic, anamorphic, and panoramic devices
  • event cinema, site-specific projections, and pop-up screenings
  • cleavages and continuities between architecture and the moving image
  • moving image installation and performances
  • etc

To submit a project, please send an abstract (~250 words) and a short biographical note (~150 words) to the address besidesthescreen@gmail.com, with the subject SUBMISSION: BESIDES THE SCREEN 2017. Please include links for demos / previews of any video, performance, or installation submission. The deadline is 20th March 2017.

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Besides the Screen is an international research network on the subject of experimental audiovisual media. It aims to reconfigure the field of screen studies by refocusing it on the seemingly secondary objects, processes, and practices that exist within cinema. Besides the Screen also means to promote an open and horizontal academic environment, favouring practice-based approaches to research and artist collaborations. More info can be found at besidesthescreen.com.

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.

Report from Computer Art Congress 5

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Bonjour de Paris!

I'm writing today quite early in the morning before I head out to Charles de Gaulle and return home. In my short stay I've had difficulty sleeping, so I thought I might make use of some of that time while everything is still relatively fresh in my head. Its likely I won't get it all here before I begin traveling, but I couldn't wait to get started.

The Computer Art Congress is an international gathering around Art, Science, Technology, and Design. The first edition was celebrated in Paris (2002), followed by Mexico City (2008), Paris (2012), and and Rio de Janeiro (2014). In fourteen years, this community of artists, curators, researchers, scholars, scientists, designers, students, and professionals have contributed to the domain of knowledge surrounding digital media with artworks, papers, round tables, workshops and exhibitions. This edition of CAC was held in Paris, at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme and extended this tradition under the theme "Digital Art: Archiving and Questioning Immateriality". It was held from October 26-28 2016. CAC.5 was developed through 45 accepted proposals from 80 submissions and included representatives from 19 countries.

 

Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Saint Denis, Paris

Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Saint Denis, Paris

Each panel and paper was well developed, and presented a different aspect of the selected theme. Because the congress is a relatively small and welcoming group, I was able to attend all of the panels. To me this was an added benefit because, as many of you may experience at academic conferences, I didn't have to select between different panels that were concurrent. The panels were also complemented by performances and an exhibition. I'm going to mention only a small handful of things that stand out to me in this report (although I would love nothing more than to continue the discussions initiated by each paper, performance, and artwork). Several of us used the #cac5p to share our observations in realtime and perhaps that might give a different sort of snapshot.

Daniela de Paulis, OPTICKS

Daniela de Paulis, OPTICKS

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Christa Sommerer with Laurent Mignonneau

In the first panel, Daniela de Paulis discussed her work on the project OPTICKS which uses moonbounce to sound/receive images. The performances described used a radio telescope to transmit images in an earth-moon-earth circuit. It struck me as an interesting appropriation of historical equipment developed for military and scientific purposes in the service of artistic expression. The work embraced interference and the potentials caused by transforming and transmitting images between digital and analog technologies. Among the other presentations, Christa Sommerer shared the interactive work that she and Laurent Mignonneau have develop in recent years with flies as a visual metaphor or momento mori.

Bernard Stiegler, invited keynote lecture

Bernard Stiegler, invited keynote lecture

The first day of CAC.5 was closed by an invited keynote from Bernard Stiegler. The philosopher presented his well developed concerns regarding the anthropocene and exosomatization. Although the talk was dense, Stiegler presented his thoughts in a lucid and engaging way. I was struck by his ability to explain the transformation or traces of words that describe how we think about the world through time... at once historical but also cross-referenced with our current or contemporary understanding. To me, it was a philosophy as a form of alchemy - searching for the trace of a formula for more complete understanding of our experience in the world as the world begins to disappear.

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Andres Burbano presenting on Konrad Zuse

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Ricardo Dal Farra presenting on an archiving project of electroacoutsic music from Latin America

monkeyTURN

monkeyTURN

Day two begin with Andres Burbano giving us an overview of the first programmable flatbed plotter-type drawing machine developed Konrad Zuse around. Later in the day Ricardo Dal Farra shared his research into the collection and preservation of electroacoustic and electronic music from Latin America that is supported by the Daniel Langlois Foundation. In the evening he gave a performance titled "ORGANIC" that was a form of visual music wherein the animated forms were developed by algorithms that were also used to produce sound. The performance just prior to this was from Naoyuki Tanaka and included animation projection mapped onto an robot. In this work, titled "monkeyTURN", Tanaka performed the visuals, robot, and sound at once creating a unified sequence that called into question the relationships between man, animal, and machine.

Frank Soudan presenting on "FFF"

Frank Soudan presenting on "FFF"

Malu Fragoso presenting on WE BEES

Malu Fragoso presenting on WE BEES

Lev Manovich, invited keynote with remote delivery

Lev Manovich, invited keynote with remote delivery

The third and final day of CAC.5 continued the program of thought-provoking and expressive ways of considering the question of the immaterial in digital art practices. Frank Soudan gave an overview of the work "FFF" that he has been developing with Marc Veyrat. The project explores the use of data as a material for sculpture and not in the service of visualization. It pulls data from participants Facebook streams to generate and accumulate stoppages on the mesh of an interactive sphere. This was followed by Malu Fragoso's recent work creating artificial interfaces with natural and organic elements that are developed through hybridization, telematics, and networked or distributed materiality. Colonies of bees are tracked using simple DIY electronics systems and the data is streamed into the artistic installation that includes objects, sounds, smells, and projections related to the data. The invited keynote later in the day was given remotely by Lev Manovich who had recently submitted a draft for his forthcoming book on Cultural Analytics.

At the close of the congress, a round table announced the plans for CAC.6 to be held in Guanajuato City in 2018. The plans will be developed over coming years as will the theme which will include topics related to digital art education. I look forward to the potential of meeting and seeing everyone at the next Computer Art Congress. In closing, I'd like to thank the Everardo Reyes, Khaldoun Zreik, and everyone at Computer Art Congress for having me, my paper, and my artwork... it was a wonderful time!

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A. Bill Miller is an Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

Travel Shorts a Moving Image Festival for SECAC 2016

TRAVEL SHORTS A Moving Image Festival
SECAC Conference 2016
Call For Work

Calling for video, animation, motion graphic works that in some way deals with the theme of travel. Works are to be no longer than 10 minutes and may include sound. The selected works for the festival will be exhibited during the SECAC Conference at the Armory Mezzanine Gallery, Virginia Tech and on the bus ride between Roanoke and Blacksburg, VA to attend the keynote address by Lynn Hershman Leeson, at the Moss Arts Center’s theater in Blacksburg on Oct 21, 2016.

HOW TO ENTER
Email a vimeo or youtube link to simpat@vt.edu using TRAVEL SHORTS as subject.
Submit entries prior to 11:59 PM EDT August 31, 2016
Entry is free
Up to three entries per person is permitted.
Late entries will not be reviewed.
On acceptance uncompressed files will be called for via WeTransfer (a free transfer service up to 2 GB)

ELIGIBILITY
Travel Shorts, A Moving Image Festival is open to all. However, membership to SECAC is required within 10 days of acceptance to the festival. For membership information, visit the Membership page on the SECAC website: secacart.org.

JUROR
Dr. Simone Paterson, Associate Professor of New Media and Chair of Undergraduate Studies in Creative Technologies at The School of Visual Arts, Virginia Tech.

SCHEDULE
Submission deadline August 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance Sep 18, 2016
Deadline for selected work via WeTransfer Sep 30, 2016

Travel Shorts, A Moving Image Festival
Armory Mezzanine Gallery, Virginia Tech, SECAC Conference October 19-22, 2016.
Bus ride between Roanoke and Blacksburg, VA Friday Oct 21, 2016.

 


SECAC 2016 - Roanoke, VA
The city of Roanoke, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Hollins University are proud to host the 73rd annual SECAC meeting October 19-22, 2016. Kevin Concannon, Director of the School of Visual Arts and Professor, Art History, at Virginia Tech, serves a conference director.

Join us in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia for SECAC 2016. Sessions will take place at the official conference hotel, the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. The Hotel Roanoke, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996, is located in the heart of vibrant downtown Roanoke within easy walking distance of the Taubman Museum of Art, The Harrison Museum of African American Culture, and the O Winston Link Museum, and many restaurants and bars.

Evening excursions to Virginia Tech and Hollins on Thursday and Friday evenings include the SECAC 2015 Artist's Fellowship exhibition opening, Juried Exhibition, and keynote speaker Lynn Hershman Leeson, who will be speaking in the Moss Arts Center’s spectacular Snohetta-designed theater on the Virginia Tech campus. The annual SECAC Awards luncheon will be held on Thursday.

Call – iDEAS Exhibition 2016

iDEAS 16 is an international exhibition which explores current ideas and processes in hybrid form, digital art, design, and new media. The iDEAS exhibition coincides with the fourteenth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference, to be held on the campus of Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, from October 5th-8th. All entries will be selected based on a juried body of professional artists including the highly respected, Christiane Paul and Dene Grigar.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED – August 15th, 2016 (12:00am CST)

When
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at
9:00AM CDT
-to-
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at
1:00PM CDT

Click on the link below to find out more
http://idmaa.org/conferences/ideas2016/

Submit work!
http://idmaa.org/conferences/ideas2016/

Apply Now!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
Dr. Sherman Finch
iDEAS Chair
sfinch@tamu.edu


iDMAa was founded in early 2004 by a group of 15 universities. iDMAa is dedicated to serving educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media.

Around the world, universities and colleges are creating new programs and departments to teach and conduct research in Digital Media and Digital Arts. These programs are emerging from partnerships of Art, Computer Science, Communications-Radio/TV-Journalism, English, Music, Theater, Film and other disciplines. These programs often don’t fit within the neat and tidy confines of traditional university structures. Thus, their creators and champions often forge interdisciplinary partnerships to create opportunities, attract money, and stimulate explosions of creativity.

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 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.

CFP, Conference Session: New Aesthetics and the Postdigital, Their Effect on Contemporary Art

CFP: New Aesthetics and the Postdigital, Their Effect on Contemporary Art. Since its introduction at SXSW in 2012, "New Aesthetics" has been increasingly recognized as an important perspective in the discussions of digital and postdigital art as well as a driving force in art practice. At a time when contemporary art production is commonly facilitated by digital technology, New Aesthetics is a frame of reference and an attitude revealing the pervasiveness of digital objects’ presence in our everyday lives as well as the deeply rooted and persistent, autonomous agency of computational algorithms in many forms of contemporary art. Regardless of the inadequacy of its coinage, proposals addressing the variety of issues suggested by New Aesthetics, New Aesthetic artistic practice and objects, and New Aesthetic’s relationship to the notion of postdigital are welcome.

Session Chair: Scott Contreras-Koterbay, East Tennessee State University (koterbay@etsu.edu or scottkoterbay@gmail.com)

The 2016 SECAC Conference will be held in Roanoke, VA, hosted by Virginia Tech and Hollins University (http://www.secacart.org/conference). Sessions are include presentations by studio artists, art historians and a mix of these and other professionals.

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

CFP – Digital Humanities – MMLA – Due April 5th

The Digital Humanities section of the Midwest Modern Language Association is accepting proposals for scholarly and literary presentations that examine, complicate, or challenge concepts of borders and bordering as imagined across multiple modes of digital production. The MMLA conference will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, November 10-13, 2016.

We invite proposals that broadly interpret the conference theme, “Border States,” through multiple disciplinary lenses, such as computational text analysis, critical/creative media, game studies, data mining/archiving, and digital pedagogy. We are especially interested in presentations that explore the impact of digital media on literary production.

Please send a 200-300-word abstract and a brief bio to the section co-chairs, Melinda Weinstein (mweinstei@ltu.edu.) and Francesco Levato (falevat@ilstu.edu), by April 5th, 2016. Include in your abstract your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and paper title.

http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/2016permanentsectioncallforpapers/

The Midwest Modern Language Association is a non-profit organization of teachers and scholars of literature, language, and culture. A regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association, the MMLA provides a forum for disseminating scholarship and improving teaching in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Barcelona 2016 Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)

The following keynote might be of strong interest to scholars and media professionals examining new media, Internet celebrities, and online personas in social networks. We encourage social media scholars to join the conversation.

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We are honoured to announce that the 2016 CMCS conference Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling? will feature keynote speech by Professor P. David Marshall. Details are given below.

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: December 31, 2015
URL: http://cmc-centre.com/conferences/barcelona/

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2016 CMCS Keynote Speaker Professor P David Marshall

“Commodifying the Celebrity-Self: The Peculiar Emergence, Formation and Value of “Industrial” Agency in the Contemporary Attention Economy” by P David Marshall http://cmc-centre.com/keynote/

Professor Marshall, a research professor and holding a personal chair in new media, communication and cultural studies at Deakin University, has published widely in two areas: the public personality/celebrity and new media culture. His books include Companion to Celebrity (December 2015), Celebrity and Power (1997; second edition, 2014), Fame Games (2000), Web Theory (2003), New Media Cultures (2004), and The Celebrity Culture Reader (2006). He has been a keynote speaker at many international conferences as well as interviewed for articles and many broadcast media programs from CNN, FoxNews, BBC, and the ABC/Radio National to the Sydney Morning Herald, New York Times and the Toronto Star. His previous academic positions have been at Northeastern University in Boston, the University of Queensland in Brisbane, and Carleton University in Ottawa along with visiting positions at New York University, York University and Karlstad University. He is also Visiting Distinguished Foreign Expert in the School of Journalism and Communication at Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan China.

His current writing and research has focused on some key areas in contemporary popular culture: he has been developing the idea of ‘persona studies’, where the presentation of the public self has expanded well beyond celebrity culture via particularly online forms: it now structures and patterns reputation and value across many professions and through many recreational and leisure pursuits. He has developed three related concepts to help explore this change in contemporary culture: presentational media, the intercommunication industry, and the personalization complex. Forthcoming books include: Promotional Vistas (Palgrave, 2016), Contemporary Publics (2016), and Persona Studies: Celebrity, Identity and the transformation of the public self (Palgrave), and Persona in formation (Minnesota, Forerunner Series, 2016). He is also the founder of the Persona Studies Journal and M/C.

His personal blog can be found at: www.pdavidmarshall.com

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is an international organization and research network that helps coordinating academic research and media commentaries on celebrity culture. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame. The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media. With this view, CMCS helps coordinating research, publications, creative productions, and media commentaries to restore artistic and ethical acts for social change.

CFP and Artwork: Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art and Science

Ionian University, Department of Audio and Visual Arts CFP and Artwork: Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art and Science

The Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University in Corfu Greece organizes a two-day interdisciplinary conference with theoretical and artwork presentations under the theme of “Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence”, 20-21 May 2016, focusing on questions about the nature of the forbidden and the liminal as expressed in science and art.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: until February 29, 2016

Since the beginning of time, taboo has traced the edges of experience. As with Icarus, whose excitement made him forget the restrictions of his man-made wings leading to his fall towards death, humans have always been regulated by a set of rules defining the borders of knowledge and experimentation. What constitutes the limits of the accepted, however, has to be read within the ethical horizons of a specific time frame. It is not uncommon that what seems outrageously transgressive in one moment, can eventually transcend to a commonplace practice.

Limits are continuously put to test as contemporary scientific experimentation pushes forward our idea of the world, in quest for answers but also for solutions allowing us to overcome the problems present in our lives. Progress in fields such as the human genome editing, the creation of cyborgs and any human-like artificial intelligence, are only few examples presently generating double-edged questions on the nature of humanity. One could easily recall Dr. Frankenstein, whose ambition to solve the mystery of life and death ends up revealing the threshold of control between creator and creation. As we experience a gradual, but substantial, de-centering from the humanistic values, scientific experimentation bears potential turmoil; its advances are essentially stretching the borders of our experience of the world and ourselves, mostly revealing the fragility of social values.

However, isn’t this also the essential role of Art? More than ever before, isn’t this the point where science intrinsically meet with the arts? Arts apply critical questions to our certainties, and it is not a coincidence that in the last decades so many artists have focused on the human body as their primary medium for investigation. In the merging of science and art opens a space for creative transformation. Art’s playfully transgressive nature offers creative bypasses to the scientific grammar and expands the dialogue with its openness to a multiplicity towards the new. Nevertheless, art – albeit its originary affinity with the taboo – is never completely liberated from moral considerations. Deeply involved into this lively discourse on the nature of the taboo, art becomes the very domain of contemporary experimentation with transgression, in order to provoke and sparkle discourse, catalyzing possible forms of transcendence. Can this relation bear a force of liberating? Is there such a thing as incentive prohibitions and who/what defines the borders of accepted identities and ideologies? Immersing into the impure realm of limits and liminalities, one might trace the mental structures filtering our experience of the world, ultimately opening space for creative transformations through the mixing of art and science.

Submissions are welcome both from scientific fields acquainted to audio & visual technology and/or new media theory as well as from the diverse fields of artistic expression related with scientific issues. Suggested, but not exclusive topics, are those associated, from an artistic, scientific or ethical perspective, with: • Art as subversion and art as transcendence • Dirt, disgust and the polluted • The body machine and the animal body • Animal rights in Art and Science • Taboos in technological applications and transcendence in art creation • Tradition, experimental use of technology and contemporary aesthetics • Internet, new dimensions of “touching” and control • Post gender, transgressive identities and social models • Transgression, subculture and ritual • Trance culture, psychotropic substances and socialization • Attraction, eroticism and techno-reproduction • Dogmas’ transformations and dissolutions in present times • Educational environments and new practices of space transcendence • Plastic surgery and bοdy modification-body alteration • Gene editing, mutation and eugenics • Psycho-pharmacology, somatechnology and post-humanism • Human-like machines, uncanny valley and sex technology • Nanotechnology, skin and other dimensions of the body • Neurophysiology and cybernetic art • Art and neuroscience

For more info http://avarts.ionio.gr/festival/2016/en/conference/


 

Including a wide range of artistic and scientific activities, the Audiovisual Arts Festival provides a chance to highlight the overall results of the educational and research activities developed by the Faculty of Audiovisual Arts, particularly in the field of contemporary sonic and visual arts. The festival’s main program include, among other events, presentations of digital interactive audiovisual works/installations and electronic music concerts by artists from Greece and abroad. Ultimately, there will be workshops, focusing on familiarizing the audience with new audiovisual technologies as well as with the contemporary artistic expression using new media, and an international conference, in 2016 under the title “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Science and Art”.

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.)

ISEA2015 :: Disruptive Closing Ceremony

After another great day of listening, meeting, and discussing, The Yes Men keynote and closing ceremony was intense. It unexpectedly began with a student protest after the opening remarks by Simon Fraser's President, Andrew Petter. The student called attention to alleged monies being accepted by Simon Fraser from the tar sands pipeline. The Yes Men where then asked to participate in a video to assist in the protest by the student (NSFW), which they readily did. This was all very disruptive, and therefore, highly appropriate.

The Yes Men continued with their goals and background, showing clips from their recent movie: The Yes Men are Revolting.They are available for workshops and hope to encourage others in their own hijinks.

Right before the keynote began, I was sitting near Leo Selvaggio of the URME project fame, which was at the DISRUPTION opening reception. He was kind enough to let me handle the 3D printed mask. It is eerily gorgeous and if you ever have the chance, it is worth a closer look.

It was wonderful to catch up with many NMC members that I had met at CAA 2014 and 2015, such as Leo and also Taylor Hokanson. Taylor and Dieter Kirkwood were "Hacking the Knitting Machine" in a workshop they had given earlier in the conference. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Brother KH-930e.

After the closing, the conference was handed over to Hong Kong for 2016. I can't wait for the ISEA2016 Cultural R>evolution!

Dispatch from Vancouver – ISEA2015 Part 2

ISEA2015 is barely half over, and its amazing to think back to what's already happened and also what is still to come. I'm not able to stay for the entire conference, but have really enjoyed the engaging programming and all of the events. I'm going to just mention a few... as I'm sure you know its impossible to see everything that you really want to at a conference of this scale. The quality of what I've seen and heard about, however, puts you in the position where its difficult to make a bad decision - there's something for everyone.

On Sunday morning, Brian Massumi delivered an intense and immensely interesting keynote address to a packed room. The talk was centered around what he sees as key concepts in explaining his approach and interest in affect. He also careful expanded on some of the misconceptions surrounding those concepts. Although the talk was dense, it was a great way to kick off the next several days which will include hundreds of papers, posters, demos, exhibitions (proceedings here).

And in regards to exhibitions, it would be hard to report on what I did and saw in Vancouver without going back to the Saturday evening opening of the ISEA Disruption exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery. The show coincided with an annual event at the gallery called FUSE. After the private opening for ISEA attendees, the gallery opened to the community and it included music and performances in the gallery courtyard/park. The word is that something like 5000 people attended the opening - it was completely packed. The gallery was so crowded at times it was tricky to see the work, but if that's a trade off for being able to show and share the work that artist involved with ISEA are doing then its not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion.

A second keynote was given by Michael Connor from Rhizome on Sunday afternoon. He gave an interesting overview of the development of the site and organization over the years and its numerous shifts in focus. I couldn't make out in his conclusion whether or not he thinks Rhizome , as an institution of some sort, is acting basic or is normcore. 

Sunday evening programming included an opening at the Museum of Vancouver. Just outside the museum, as the evening went on, the sun set over the mountains/bay. And after a quick ride back to the SFU Woodwards campus the night continued on with audio/visual performances. This was the first of the two nights of performance programming from the Mutek Cabaret. It was another intense and interesting way to end a intellectually stimulating and fun day.

I'm about to board my plane... I can't believe I'm gonna miss the next few days, with equally engaging content. Don't miss The Yes Men or Rosa Menkman - all having keynotes later this week.

--END DISPATCH

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.

Call for Work – IDEAS Exhibition

Call for Entry iDEAS 15

iDEAS 15 is an international exhibition of Hybrid forms, digital art, design, and new media. The iDEAS 15 exhibition coincides with the annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference, to be held on the campus of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, from November October 21st – 23rd. Opening reception is Wednesday evening, October 21st.


The International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) was founded in early 2004 by a group of 15 universities. iDMAa is dedicated to serving educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media.

Around the world, universities and colleges are creating new programs and departments to teach and conduct research in Digital Media and Digital Arts. These programs are emerging from partnerships of Art, Computer Science, Communications-Radio/TV-Journalism, English, Music, Theater, Film and other disciplines. These programs often don’t fit within the neat and tidy confines of traditional university structures. Thus, their creators and champions often forge interdisciplinary partnerships to create opportunities, attract money, and stimulate explosions of creativity.

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

Call for Papers and Artworks IEEE VISAP’15 “Data Improvisations”

IEEE VISAP'15 "Data Improvisations": Call for Papers and Artworks
Oct 16-30, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

Paper and artwork submissions due June 26, 2015
http://visap.uic.edu/2015
http://visap.uic.edu/2015/callforentries.html

The IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program, or VISAP'15, showcases innovative artwork and research that explores the exciting and increasingly prominent intersections between art and visualization. Through a dedicated papers track and an art show that runs concurrently with the IEEE 2015 VIS conference, the Arts Program aims to foster new thinking, discussion, and collaboration between artists, designers, technologists, visualization scientists, and others working at the intersection of these fields. Submissions to VISAP'15 are due on June 26th; the theme for the Call for Papers and Artworks this year is Data Improvisations.

VISAP'15 runs for two weeks from October 16th through October 30th at two locations in Chicago, Illinois. During the main IEEE VIS 2015 conference (October 25th-30th), events will take place at the historic Palmer House Hotel and at the LeRoy Neiman Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both located in downtown Chicago. Additionally, the LeRoy Neiman Center will be open to the general public for viewing the VISAP'15 art installations both the week before and during the IEEE VIS conference.

Both the artworks and the papers will be selected through a rigorous peer review process in which submissions are evaluated on both quality and relevance to the IEEE VIS community by a program committee made up of experts in visualization and media arts. All accepted papers appear in the VISAP'15 proceedings; accepted artworks will be featured in a exhibition catalog designed by Jack Henrie Fisher. Additionally, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, we will be selecting outstanding submissions to appear in a special section of an issue of Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

VISAP'15 Chairs: Angus Forbes, Fanny Chevalier, and Daria Tsoupikova

For more information, please contact Angus Forbes: aforbes@uic.edu.


 

IEEE VIS 2015 is the premier forum for advances in scientific and information visualization. This weeklong event convenes an international community of researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to explore their shared interests in tools, techniques, and technology.

A full complement of research presentations, tutorials, workshops, panels, demonstrations, posters, and exhibitions make this conference one of the largest and most important gatherings of researchers and professionals who specialize in the visual analysis of data.

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

ICDHS 2016 Taipei | The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS)

Making Trans/national Contemporary Design History

ICDHS 2016 Taipei | The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS)

26-28 October, 2016
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract due: 20 July, 2015

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for ICDHS 2016 Taipei, The 10th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies.

Taipei – the ‘World Design Capital of 2016’ welcomes proposals for the ICDHS 2016 Taipei to share this historical moment and think critically about design in the global context. This fast moving, culturally complex city is an ideal place for debat-ing and making a trans/national contemporary design history – an aim that has been part of the ICDHS’s goal of inclusive and far-reaching design history and design studies. In producing innovative design while leading the postcolonial debate on transnational identities and practicing democratic activism, Taiwan and its geo-cultural location offers a compelling con-ference platform.

We are seeking proposals for the following eight strands that will cover a wide range of themes including local level issues specific to East Asia and inter-Asian connections. Furthermore, topics that have been developed through previous ICDHS conferences (http://www.ub.edu/gracmon/icdhs/), and the undiscovered, newly emerging ideas in the field of design history and design studies will also be considered for inclusion. The overarching aim of this conference is to explore different pos-sibilities of engagement that advance ‘global’, ‘world’ and ‘transnational’ design histories and studies. The eight strands are:
1. Inter-Asia and design historical issues in Asia
2. Trans/national design theory and identity
3. Science, technology and sustainability
4. Craft, material culture and cultural industry
5. Design policies, pedagogies and creative economy
6. Contemporary design practice
7. Activism, democracy and design interventions
8. Open strand

Proposals for individual 20-minute papers, or for panels organized around a common theme, and or poster presen-tations should use the form provided from the conference website: http://www.dt.ntust.edu.tw/icdhs2016/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/icdhs2016_taipei_proposal_form.pdf. Upon completion, please upload and submit the form to https://easychair.org/conferences/?cof=icdhs2016taipei.

Proposal submissions must be in English, and should include the following:
• An abstract not exceeding 300 words
• Indication of strand and participation type
• 5 keywords

The official language of the conference is English and Chinese. Submissions of full papers or posters in either English or Traditional Chinese are open to the choice of authors. Full paper and panel presentations in the conference could be con-ducted in either English or Mandarin Chinese.

All submissions will go through an anonymous, double-blind review process. The deadline for proposal submissions is 20 July, 2015. Applicants will be advised whether their proposals have been successful by early October 2015, and for suc-cessful proposals an invitation for submission of the full paper or poster presentation will follow. Full papers in English should not exceed 3,000 words, while full papers in Traditional Chinese should not exceed 6,000 characters. Poster presentations in English should not exceed 1,500 words, and those in Traditional Chinese should not exceed 3,000 char-acters.
For all conference participants, proceedings will be available in digital format, and online for long-term dissemination. Print format will be available as an option with a small charge to cover basic printing cost. With authors’ agreement, selected papers will be published in a thematically formed volume by the one of the official conference journals: International Jour-nal of Design, or Sheji Xuebao 設計學報 (Journal of Design), the two Taipei-based academic journals.

For further information, please refer to the conference website:http://www.dt.ntust.edu.tw/icdhs2016/
Any queries should be addressed to this email: icdhs2016taipei@easychair.org

We look forward to seeing you in Taipei in October, 2016.

Chairs of Program Committees for ICDHS 2016 Taipei
Tingyi S. Lin, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Yuko Kikuchi, University of the Arts London, UK
Wendy Siuyi Wong, York University, Toronto, Canada


 

As a primary supplier of innovative design practitioners, the Department of Industrial & Commercial Design at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) not only continues its efforts to integrate design practice and theory into student's training courses, but also constantly expands its programs into new areas of design studies and works on better strategies towards international visibility and student's awareness of business practices, with a view to placing the Department among the top-ranking design programs in Asia and globally.

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.

Call for Artworks: EXPRESSIVE 2015, “IDEA CHAIN” – Extended Deadline

Extended Deadline (submissions are due on May 15th)

The theme for the Expressive 2015 Call for Artworks is Idea Chain. In 1969, the artist Sol LeWitt published his Sentences on Conceptual Art, a series of statements that define the conceptual in contrast to the rational, and which explore differences between concepts and ideas. LeWitt, through this list of 35 sentences, describes the presentation of artworks as creating a kind of invisible conversation between artists, noting that “The words of one artist to another may induce an idea chain, if they share the same concept”, and further, that this induction is perhaps inevitable: “The process is mechanical and should not be tampered with. It should run its course.”

We invite artists to create works that reflect upon, or perhaps that challenge, the relation between the computational and the conceptual, to “run the course” of this dialogic process between the creative artists and computer scientists who will be present at Expressive 2015. This yearExpressive 2015 will host an installation gallery for artworks and demonstration projects where artist installations and computational demonstrations will be featured side-by-side. Accepted artists will be invited to present their work through a panel discussion or short oral presentations within the mainExpressive 2015 conference, to be held at Koç University Incubation Center in downtown Istanbul, Turkey on June 20th through June 22nd.

To submit an artwork, provide links to examples of the work, a short write-up describing the work and its relation to the theme of the call of entries (~2 pages), and details about the size and equipment needed for the installation. Interactive works as well as screen based works are encouraged, but we are open to any medium that explores topics related to the Expressive 2015 conference (Computational Aesthetics, Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering). Please email the Arts Chairs at aforbes@uic.edu and anilcamci@gmail.com, and use the subject line “Expressive’15: Idea Chain” when submitting your materials. Submission are due by May 15th, 2015.

Angus Forbes and Anıl Çamcı, Expressive 2015 Arts Chairs
http://expressive.graphics/2015


Expressive is the fusion of originally three symposia that revolve around expressive aspects of computer graphics:

Computational Aesthetics (CAe) bridges the analytic and synthetic by integrating aspects of computer science, philosophy, psychology, and the fine, applied & performing arts. It brings together individuals with technical experience of developing computer-based tools to solve aesthetic problems and people with artistic/design backgrounds who use these new tools.

Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR) refers to computational techniques for visual communication. Such techniques usually generate imagery and motion which is expressive, rather than photorealistic, although they may incorporate realistic elements.

Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM) provides a unique venue for researchers, students and practitioners interested in sketch-based techniques to interact with one another, share lessons learned, show new results and discuss open issues.


 

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ISEA2018

ISEA International is pleased to announce the call for Expressions of Interest to host ISEA2018 (24th International Symposium on Electronic Art). Potential host organisations should consult the 2018 Guidelines for Symposium Host Candidates on the ISEA International website prior to making a bid.  The Guidelines can be found here:  http://bit.ly/1FRaAjU

The Expression of Interest should consist of a 3-5 page proposal including details about host organisation, partners, outline budget and finance plan, symposium themes, artistic programme, creation of International Program Committee, plans for proceedings, milestone dates, registration fees and other relevant details. In preparing your response please refer to the Symposium Guidelines, section 4.2.

Selected  potential host organisations will be invited to meet with the Board and give a presentation on their Expression of Interest to delegates at the ISEA International General Meeting during ISEA2015 in Vancouver, Canada (August 14-18, 2015). 

TIMETABLE FOR 2018 BIDS

May 31, 2015              Deadline for submitting Expression of Interest

June 15-30, 2015         Bidding organisations notified

August, 2015                Presentation of plans at ISEA2015 (Vancouver, Canada) and meeting with ISEA International board

November 15, 2015     Deadline for Full Bid documents

December, 2015           Possible Skype meeting with ISEA International Board

December 31, 2015      Candidates notified of outcome

QUESTIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Interested parties are encouraged to contact ISEA International HQ for further details. The Expression of Interest should be sent electronically to: Sue Gollifer, ISEA International HQ Director, University of Brighton, UK email: <info@isea-web.org>

ISEA is a forum for interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology. The Symposium is an annual nomadic event, hosted by organisations around the world. The first International Symposium on Electronic Art was held in 1988 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. 

Future ISEA symposium schedule:

ISEA2015 Vancouver, Canada      http://isea2015.org/

ISEA2016 Hong Kong, China       http://isea2016.info/

ISEA2017 Manizales, Colombia 

ISEA International http://isea-web.org

 

Call for Papers and Artworks – Metaplastic Arts,Design Virtual Worlds 2015

CYBERWORLDS 2015 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
7-9 OCTOBER 2015, GOTLAND, SWEDEN
Uppsala University, Campus Gotland, Visby, Sweden

http://cyberworlds-conference.org/

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 3 MAY,2015

Send your paper to: gianluca.mura@polimi.it

More information from http://artsvirtualworlds.artsmachine.org/

Submission include full paper (up to 8 pages), short paper (up to 4 pages)
poster and artworks (1 page, abstract).
The papers must be written in English, carefully proofread, and formatted to Conference Publishing Services Manuscript Formatting Guidelines
fro m http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting

Please use the following template for preparing your papers from:
http://www.artsmachine.org/web/docs/IEEECS_CPS.zip or

http://www.artsmachine.org/web/docs/IEEECS_CPS_LaTeX.zip

By submitting a paper the authors confirm that their papers represent original previously unpublished work, and if accepted, the author will register for the conference and present the papers.

INTRODUCTION
Virtual Worlds are information spaces and communities that immensely augment the way we interact, participate and receive information throughout the world. Virtual Worlds seriously impact our lives and the evolution of the world economy by taking such forms as social networking services, 3D shared virtual communities, and massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

OBJECTIVE
The goal of the MetaPlastic Arts,Design and Virtual Worlds is to analyze and trace the advancements of new Art and Design theories and practices in Virtual Worlds.
MetaPlastic Arts,Design and Virtual Worlds is a special session at the 2015 International Conference on Cyberworlds

http://artsvirtualworlds.artsmachine.org/

PUBLICATIONS
– MetaPlastic Arts,Design & Virtual worlds papers will be published within the CYBERWORLDS 2015 Conference proceedings by IEEE Computer Society (through CPS) and submitted to the IEEE Xplore and Computer Society digital library, and for indexing through INSPEC, EI (Compendex), Thomson ISI,and other indexing services.

– MetaPlastic Arts,Design & Virtual Worlds Selected Papers will be asked to write an article for a Special Iss ue of the IJACDT International Journal of Art,Culture and Design Technologies

The METAPLASTIC ARTS,DESIGN & VIRTUAL WORLDS CYBERWORLDS 2015 Special Session
will address a wide range of research and development topics,but not limited to the following topics:
– Aesthetics and semantics
– Art and heritage in cyberspace, cyber-museums
– Artworks, performances, and installations
– Brain-computer interfaces
– Cognitive informatics
– Computer vision, augmented, mixed and virtual reality
– Creative and innovative media arts concepts and projects
– Cultural heritage within the Web
– Cyberethics and cyberlaws
– Cybernetics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive-based concepts and practices
– Cybersecurity
– Cyberworlds and their impact on the real worlds
– Data mining and warehousing in cyberworlds
– Digital art, digital culture, net art, and digital design
– E-learning in virtual collaborati ve spaces
– Edutainment
– Networked and shared virtual worlds
– Virtual collaborative spaces
– Shape modeling for cyberworlds
– Virtual humans and avatars
– Multimodal interaction and rendering
– Affective computing
– Social computing
– Online communities
– E-learning in cyberworlds
– Multi-user web games
– Art and heritage in cyberspace, cyber-museums
– Cyberethics and cyberlaws
– Cybersecurity
– Welfare in cyberworlds
– Data mining and warehousing in cyberworlds
– Visual analytics in cyberworlds
– EEG-based emotion recognition
– Haptic interaction and rendering
– Human-computer interaction studies and applications
– Human-computer interfaces
– Human issues/impacts
– Information visualization in art and design issues
– Imaginary and creative concepts and applications
– Innovative Web, Web3D, and multimedia studies and applications
– Intelligent talking a gents
– Multi-user web games
– Networked collaboration
– Psychology and cognition studies
– Shape modeling for cyberworlds
– Shared virtual worlds
– Social and ethical issues
– Social networking
– Technologies for teaching art and design
– Virtual architecture and heritage
– Virtual, augmented, and mixed realities in art and design
– Virtual collaborative spaces
– Virtual humans and avatars
– Visual languages
– Virtual metaplasticity, metaplastic virtual worlds

Prof.Dr.Gianluca Mura
MetaPlastic Arts&Design Virtual Worlds Chair
http://artsvirtualworlds.artsmachine.org

CYBERWORLDS 2015
http://cyberworlds-conference.org/