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CFP – Autonomous Art Systems: Opportunities, Pitfalls and Implications – Media-N -2017 Fall Issue

Guest Editors

Nick Bontrager, Texas Christian University

Adam Fung, Texas Christian University

Editor-In-Chief

Kevin Hamilton

Media-N, the Journal of the New Media Caucus, invites submissions for an issue about the use of Autonomous Art Systems, tethered and untethered systems of making, self-guided vehicles, and related programming in creative fields of study. Submissions could include: accounts of new artworks that address concepts of drones or autonomous surveillance as subject or form; reflections on the influence of emerging “intelligent” technologies on studio art practices; or critical/historical analysis of the aesthetics of autonomous technologies in light of their social and technical implications.

Artists have long engaged concepts and techniques of artificial intelligence, emergent order, and generative systems. Others have reflected through practice on technologies of surveillance and war as extensions of the human body and senses. How might these histories and examples help us understand contemporary forms of autonomous production, with all their accompanying ethical and social questions?

Paired with video or audio in their mobile form, Autonomous Art Systems offer new visual perspectives, production values, and aesthetics previously unattainable or associated only with state power. Autonomous assembly systems offer possibilities for emergent spatial order, with inevitable influence on design for the built environment. This issue poses the question: how will the new abilities, access, perspectives, and potential restrictions on technology associated with autonomous machines and systems be reflected in art practice of the future?

Submissions for this special issue on Autonomous Art Systems might address the following questions:

  • How has the field of new media art as a whole been affected by Autonomous Art Systems (AAS), and what is the significance of the modalities in which this dialogue takes shape?
  • What are the new media forms and aesthetics, from locative media to visualization, generative art, or even physical computing, that are common to AAS?
  • What is the legal status of AAS, particularly related to drones, today? How do regulations, rules, laws, and reception inform this form of new media art?
  • How do today’s explorations of AAS build on past examples of generative or programmatic aesthetics?
  • How do artistic explorations of such technologies contend with their associations and origins within military, policing, or other defense-related industries?
  • How do AAS further, hinder, or complicate the dialogue surrounding authorship in contemporary art?

Media-N is an English language journal, and all submissions must be received in English adhering to the standards set by the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

(http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/)

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus (ISSN: 1942-017X) is a scholarly, invitational, and double blind peer-reviewed journal. It is open to submissions in the form of theoretical papers, reports, and reviews on new media artworks. The journal provides a forum for national and international New Media Caucus members and non-members featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects.

TIMELINE:

April 1, 2016: Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals.

May 1, 2016: Notification of accepted proposals – invitation to submit.

July 1, 2016: Deadline for submission of final papers.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES:

Please send your submission proposal by email adhering to the following:

Proposal Title, and a 300-500 word Proposal Description. Include your Email(s), your Title(s)/Affiliation(s) (the institution/organization you work with ­ if applicable, or independent scholar/practitioner).

On a separate document, send a Resume (no longer than 3 pages).

NOTE: Materials should be submitted in English, as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx).

SEND THE SUBMISSION TO:

Email to: n.bontrager@tcu.edu and adam.fung@tcu.edu

Spring 2016: V.12 N.01 Mestizo Technology: Art, Design, and Technoscience in Latin America

Mestizo Tech link to web edition: http://median.newmediacaucus.org/mestizo-technology-art-design-and-technoscience-in-latin-america/

Mestizo Tech link to LULU edition: http://www.lulu.com/shop/new-media-caucus/mestizo-technology-art-design-and-technoscience-in-latin-america/paperback/product-22924280.html

Latin America is a diverse geographical and cultural region populated by a wealth of extremely productive new media specialists with significant local and global exposure. Yet, scarce are academic English language anthologies composed of theoretical writings that survey the status of art, technology and design practices in and by that constituency.

With this in mind, Media-N’s mission has been to support a provocative theme that might begin to fill the gap. “Mestizo Technology: Art, Design, and Technoscience in Latin America” is the title proposed by Guest Editors Paula Gaetano Adi and Gustavo Crembil who employed a lens merging notions of mestizaje and new technologies to scan the development of new media practices distinctive to Latin America; to survey how influences from the global North have been appropriated and adapted to particular needs, resources and interests of Latin American thinkers and makers; and to also challenge traditional dichotomies afflicting perceptions about productions emerging from the global south: western/indigenous; modern/traditional; craft/technology; and big science/small science.

Further, Media-N enhances this issue with timely Reviews and Reports. Edited by Francesca Franco, this section of the journal presents interviews with prominent international new media artists, as well as reviews of events taking place in Italy, Australia, the USA, and online.

Media-N’s Vol.12 N.01 also marks the culmination of a vigorous six-year journey where I have had the pleasure to contribute to the New Media Caucus as Officer of the organization’s Executive Board, and to shape the direction of its academic publication as Editor-in-Chief of Media-N Journal. Upon concluding my second term as Editor-in-Chief of Media-N, I think that it is timely to extend my heartfelt thanks to the NMC board, to Media-N’s editorial board and managing editors, to our copyeditors and proofreaders, to our web and print design directors, and to the various guest editors and authors for their efforts, the sharing of expertise, and their commitment to quality throughout the last six years. For me, it has been an invigorating project, one that an exceptional Media-N team will sustain and build upon in the years to come.

Pat Badani

Editor-in-Chief

2010-2016

Media-N Fall 2016 Issue CFP

Uncovering News: Reporting and Forms of New Media Art

Media-N -2016 fall issue: V. 12 N. 3

Guest Editors

Abigail Susik, Willamette University

Grant Taylor, Lebanon Valley College

Editor-In-Chief

Kevin Hamilton

Media-N, the Journal of the New Media Caucus, invites submissions for an issue about new media art and its relation to news, reportage, and journalism. Relevant subjects could include: media artworks that address news as subject or form; the influence of new media art on journalism; or critical/historical analysis of the reporting of new media art in popular or disciplinary press venues.

Media artists have mined news and journalism as raw material, as distribution form, and as a rhetorical act of reportage. Artists such as Paper Tiger Television or Negativland drew from television news broadcasts in their critical cut-ups. Feminist and aboriginal video art collectives such as Amelia Productions emerged in Vancouver out of counter-news video documentary efforts. Among contemporary tactical media artists such as the Yes Men or Critical Art Ensemble, mainstream news serves as distribution method or site of intervention. Still others have sought to critique the reliable reporter position of modern journalism, or to create new alternative networks for counter-hegemonic news production.

Media art has also benefitted from many a new platform for reporting and distribution of news about new works and ideas. Email listservs, mailed newsletters, faxes, episodic video, magazines, radio, or social media, have not only served as channels for sharing new works, but as forms of expression and community. Net artists learned about other net.art through the Thing, Rhizome, or even the Well before deploying their own web artworks back into those spaces. Sound artists tuned in to programs on ResonanceFM or San Francisco’s KQED before sending in their own works for broadcast, or gaining a show of their own.

Submissions for this special issue on new media art and news, reportage, and journalism might address the following questions:

  • How do new media artworks engage with journalism, information leaks, and information dissemination?
  • How and why has mainstream news covered media art as a story?
  • How are new media forms and aesthetics, from locative media to visualization or even physical computing, altering the work of journalists?
  • What is the status of new media arts reporting and criticism today? How do modes of communication, transmission and reception inform new media art?
  • How is the field of new media art as a whole affected by reporting, reviews and criticism of developing trends, and what is the significance of the modalities in which this dialogue takes shape?
  • How will we write about art and technology in the future, given new and emerging publishing platforms?
  • How has new media art as a field been particularly influenced by news and reportage as a primary disciplinary component in the work of dissemination, critique, and knowledge construction?

 

Media-N is an English language journal, and all submissions must be received in English adhering to the standards set by the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

(http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/)

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus (ISSN: 1942-017X) is a scholarly, invitational, and double blind peer-reviewed journal. It is open to submissions in the form of theoretical papers, reports, and reviews on new media artworks. The journal provides a forum for national and international New Media Caucus members and non-members featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects.

TIMELINE:

June 15, 2016: Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals.

July 15, 2016: Notification of acceptance.

September 15, 2016: Deadline for submission of final papers.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES:

Please send your submission proposal by email adhering to the following:

Proposal Title, and a 300-500 word Proposal Description. Include your Email(s), your Title(s)/Affiliation(s) (the institution/organization you work with ­ if applicable, or independent scholar/practitioner).

On a separate document, send a Resume (no longer than 3 pages).

NOTE: Materials should be submitted in English, as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx).

SEND THE SUBMISSION TO:

Email to: asusik@willamette.edu - AND – taylor@lvc.edu

Call for Reviews/Reports/Papers/ for Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus – Spring 2016 edition

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus is making an open call for submissions to the Reviews and Reports section of our upcoming spring issue. The section is devoted to publishing short, high-quality essays and interviews that provide readers with an up-to-date picture of global trends in new media art. The subjects sought relate to new media books, exhibitions, and international festivals, conferences and symposia.

The deadline for submission is March 15th. The Editor-in-Chief (Pat Badani), the section Editor and the Editorial Board will review submissions. Selected authors will be notified in March.

This section of the journal offers opportunities for new media authors to address topics of current interest in brief, exploratory essays of 2,000 words. Please note that Media-N must be the first journal publisher of the submitted text.

-Please send your submission as a Microsoft Word doc to:

Francesca Franco <medianjournal.franco@gmail.com>

-In your email subject area write: Submissions: Reviews & Reports section.

-Attach Supporting material (Media): 2 images, or 1 video (25MB max) - or 1 sound file (25MB max). Do NOT embed media within your essay’s Word doc.

Submissions should contain the following information, in this particular order:

a-Essay title

b-Author’s name

c-Author’s academic position/affiliation/ etc: (eg: Independent artist, or researcher / Assistant Professor / Professor…)

d- Keywords (sequentially list 10 words that are central to your essay; separate each word with a comma, like this: erasure, photography, imagination, perception, experience, phenomenology, epistemology.)

e-The body of the essay

f-References

g-Author’s Bio – 50 word count (email and/or www. can be included at the end of the Bio.)

h-Copyright Statements (text and image release forms): http://median.newmediacaucus.org/copyright-statement/

i- Media - submit as attachments, file(s) that illustrate your essay: images, video, and/or sound files (do not embed images onto your Word doc)

Note: Media-N adheres to the publication guidelines set out by the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition . Articles will not be published if guidelines are not met.

Please follow this link for detailed information about our submission guidelines:

http://median.newmediacaucus.org/guidelines/

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Mission:

With Media-N’s mission in mind, the Reviews and Reports section publishes high-quality essays that provide readers with an up-to-date picture of global trends in new media art.  For our readers, newly published books and current art exhibitions are important sites in which cutting-edge scholarship and emergent practices are first revealed. Beyond providing a glimpse of new discourse, we envisage reviewers evaluating how the author’s publication offers new theoretical insights and frameworks. We also encourage exhibition reviews. By bringing the interpretive tools of art criticism to bare on new media art, we hope to expand its understanding along with historicizing exhibitions considered seminal. With regards to reports, we continue to build on the success of the questionnaire and conference commentary format. These reports promote thoughtful and creative exchanges between theoreticians and practitioners on issues pertinent to conferences and symposia proceedings. Contributors entering into a dialogue with peers allow for the reader to gain a fuller picture of the new media landscape. These reports will also remain a vehicle to explore speculative research practices, allowing the reader to identify new categories, evolutions and ruptures in new media, and changing technical vocabularies.

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RESEARCH-CREATION: EXPLORATIONS Media-N, Journal of the NMC- FALL 2015: V.11 N.03

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

Pat Badani
, Editor-in-Chief, Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus

RESEARCH-CREATION: EXPLORATIONS

Media-N’s enticing fall edition took shape over a period of months in partnership with Hexagram, an international community of scholars centered around two major universities in Montreal: Concordia University and Université du Québec À Montréal.  As a distinctive thematic publication, it prefaces RE-CREATE 2015 International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology, a biennial conference hosted this year by Hexagram in Montreal. 

The Hexagram network of scholars is dedicated to research-creation in media arts, design, technology, and digital culture, and the current issue ofMedia-N – Research-Creation: Explorations ­– assembles fourteen essays that reflect upon ideas and pathways that weave methodological, social, material and historical considerations about “research-creation.” The term refers to an evolving research trend conducted internationally and in Canada – specifically by Hexagram’s affiliated writers, artists, thinkers and pedagogues.  Contributors were asked to map out past visions, current revelations, and future prospects involving the formation of knowledge in and through creative material and performative practices linking interpretive disciplines (humanities and social sciences) with creative ones (art and design).

The issue represents a collaboration among four guest editors, Université du Québec À Montréal scholars Louis-Claude Paquin and Louise Poissant, and Concordia University scholars Owen Chapman and Kim Sawchuk. The editorial alliance between Media-N and Hexagram was facilitated by Ricardo Dal Farra, Concordia University scholar and Media-N’s supporting Associate Editor for Research-Creation: Explorations.

Media-N Journal extends sincere thanks to the editors for their teamwork; the authors for their contributions; Lorella Abenavoli, Hexagram’s editorial coordinator, for facilitating communication and compilation; Catriona LeBlanc, Hexagram’s translator for essays originally written in French; and Stephanie Tripp, Media-N’s Deputy Executive Editor, for her dedicated editorial assistance.

Pat Badani

Editor-in-Chief

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V.11 N.03 acknowledgements

Editor-in-Chief: Pat Badani, independent artist, curator and scholar (Argentina, Canada, USA)

Deputy Executive Editor: Stephanie Tripp, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Letters, University of Tampa, Florida, USA

Supporting Associate Editor: Ricardo Dal Farra, Associate Professor and Hexagram former Director, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal

Guest Editors: Owen Chapman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, Concordia University, Montreal; Louis-Claude Paquin, Professor, Faculty of Communication, Université du Québec À Montréal; Louise Poissant, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Université du Québec À Montréal; and Kim Sawchuk, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, Concordia University, Montreal

Hexagram editorial coordinator: Lorella Abenavoli

Hexagram translator: Catriona LeBlanc

Media-N Graphic Design Director: Brooke Scherer, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Letters, University of Tampa, Florida, USA

Media-N Web Design Manager: Stacey Stormes, independent artist and educator, USA

Copy editors and proofreaders for the current edition: Stephanie Tripp, Thomas F. Cohen, and Pat Badani

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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.)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE SPRING 2016 EDITION MEDIA-N, JOURNAL OF THE NEW MEDIA CAUCUS, Vol. 12 – N. 01

http://median.newmediacaucus.org

November 15, 2015: Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals.
Mestizo Technology: Art, Design and Technoscience in Latin America

GUEST EDITORS
Paula Gaetano Adi, Rhode Island School of Design
Gustavo Crembil, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Pat Badani

DESCRIPTION

Using the term “Mestizaje” as a lens to understanding Latin American culture, this thematic Spring 2016 issue of Media-N seeks to explore how electronic technologies are used in art and design practices within the context of Latin America – a diverse cultural and geopolitical region that embraces countries that stretch from the southern border of the United States of America to the southernmost tip of South America, including the Caribbean.

“Mestizaje” is a Spanish term broadly used to denote the hybridization of identities in Latin America. As a theme, numerous cultural producers have addressed it in one form or another, due to the nature of colonization in Latin America and the extensive and sometimes forceful cultural mixing that ensued. Today, the term “Mestizaje” not only refers to a process manifested in the blending of multiple subjectivities that involve ancestry, race, and language, but also the recognition of the plurality of intercultural mixtures and modern forms of hybridization beyond identity politics to cultural forms of technological art and design.

With the above in mind, Mestizo Technology: Art, Design and Tecnoscience in Latin America seeks submissions that consider the dynamics of “Mestizaje” in art and design; essays and artworks that conceptualize the development of unique technological practices in Latin America.  Some of our questions are: How is technology embodied, transformed, assimilated and appropriated in Latin American art and design?  What are the characters that mark technoscience in Latin American art and design practices? What are the roles of Latin American traditions and scientific knowledge in the production of digital media art, and what are the influences of Western scientific rationale and technical expertise?  And, how is Latin American technology-based art influencing artistic production in the West?

Mestizo Technology: Art, Design, and Technoscience in Latin America will investigate how technology functions within the everyday contradictions of local and global political, economical, social, and cultural relations in Latin America. Moreover, we are interested in submissions that survey how influences have been appropriated and adapted to the particular needs, resources and interests of Latin American thinkers and makers who question hegemonic histories of power.

Hence, the call for submission addresses how Latin American artists, designers, architects, educators, museums, and other organizations are delineating an aesthetic that acknowledges Latin America's place within a global modernity full of unexpected and involuntary encounters, dialogues, and confrontations. We seek contributions that examine the methodologies, theories, histories, and pedagogies that arise when producing, teaching and making technology-based art in the context of Latin America.  And, we welcome proposals that discuss original research and artworks from a broad range of technology-based areas that explore how these productions challenge the traditional dichotomies of craft/technology, western/indigenous, modern/traditional, global/local, developed/developing, big-science/small-science, high/low, and theory/practice.

Media-N is an English language journal, and all submissions must be received in English adhering to the standards set by the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

(http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/)

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus (ISSN: 1942-017X) is a scholarly, invitational, and double blind peer-reviewed journal. It is open to submissions in the form of theoretical papers, reports, and reviews on new media artworks. The journal provides a forum for national and international New Media Caucus members and non-members featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects.

TIMELINE:

November 15, 2015: Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals.

December 15, 2015: Notification of acceptance.

February 1, 2016: Deadline for submission of final papers.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES:
Please send your submission proposal by email adhering to the following:

  • Proposal Title, and a 300-500 word Proposal Description. Include your Email(s), your Title(s)/Affiliation(s) (the institution/organization you work with ­ if applicable, or independent scholar/practitioner).
  • On a separate document, send a Resume (no longer than 3 pages).
  • NOTE: Materials should be submitted in English, as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx).

SEND THE SUBMITION TO:
Email to: pgaetano@risd.edu - AND - crembg@rpi.edu

Subject line: Media-N Submission and you name(s)

Art & Infrastructures: Information Media-N, Journal of the NMC- FALL 2014: V.10 N.03

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Art & Infrastructures: Information
Media-N, Journal of the NMC- FALL 2014: V.10 N.03

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus is pleased to announce the launch of our spring 2014 online and print edition.

 Web Edition Click Here ---- Print Edition Click Here

In 2013, Media-N received two exciting, independent proposals for guest edited, thematic editions on the subject of Big Data. We immediately recognized that each proposal offered new theoretical perspectives on the topic and we chose to publish two distinct, yet complementary, issues. We asked guest editors to develop content on the thesis of ‘art and infrastructures’ across two consecutive editions with the intention of exploring the role of visualization in fostering a better understanding of our shared networks. To this end, our guest editors proposed that the first edition would focus more specifically on the physical structures of these channels and the networks they construct – cables, satellites, and other built structures that make global telecommunication transmissions possible. The second edition would address the intangible technologies that link the social and the technological, such as the seemingly invisible conventions, protocols, languages, and knowledge structures that shape contemporary networked life.

The first edition, “Art & Infrastructures: Hardware,” co-guest edited by Meredith Hoy and Kris Paulsen, was published in May 2014 (http://median.newmediacaucus.org/art-infrastructures-hardware/). Now, it is with great pleasure that we publish the second edition, “Art & Infrastructures: Information,” co-guest edited by Kevin Hamilton and Terri Weissman, who eloquently discuss in their Guest Editorial Statement, both the distinctive perspectives and interconnections between the two successive editions. We are excited by the publication of the current issue and believe that the combined special editions – v10. n.01 and n.03 – represent a significant contribution to this field of research.

The subsection of Media-N devoted to the publication of Reviews and Reports features two interviews and one review. First, Pat Badani interviews artist Roderick Coover, a pioneer in interactive documentary arts and poetics. Coover discusses his latest, major collaborative piece Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project, a 3D narrative experience conceived for the CAVE2 environment and shown in July 2014 at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory. The artist discusses his approach to engaging the subject of violence and post-traumatic stress encountered by ordinary American soldiers who developed into torturers while serving their country in Iraq. Next, Abigail Susik interviews artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, an early innovator in a wide range of approaches to interactive electronic works that call for public participation, civic debate, and collective play. Lozano-Hemmer considers the ways that new media art evokes the aesthetic concept of ‘mimesis.’ He also discusses his works in reference to the notion of the ‘carnivalesque’ – moments of interruption in regular narratives of power that are liberating because rules of representation are broken down. Finally, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes writes a review of Broadway Augmented, a significant Augmented Reality (AR) virtual art installation project installed along the Broadway business district in Sacramento, California. Held in September 2014 and co-curated by Shelly Willis and Rachel Clarke, this public art project that involved eleven artists, was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.

Pat Badani,

Editor-in-Chief

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus

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V.10 N.03 publication acknowledgements:

Web and print publication coordinator: Pat Badani

Print publication design director: Brooke N. Scherer

Web publication design manager: Stacey Stormes (with layout assistance by Rebecca Gallagher)

Media-N’s supporting Associate Editors for the current edition: Kris Paulsen and Meredith Hoy

Copy editors and proofreaders for the current edition: Kevin Hamilton, Terri Weissman, Stephanie Tripp, Martin Patrick, Pat Badani, Stacey Stormes and Kristin Brockman

Cover image: Unknown Switchboard Operator, 1974, Benedictine University Archives, Benedictine University Library (CC BY-NC 2.0 licensed).

Call for Guest Editors and thematic proposals / for Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus – Spring and Fall 2016 editions

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Call for Guest Editors and thematic proposals / for Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus – Spring and Fall 2016 editions.

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus (http://median.newmediacaucus.org/) is pleased to announce an open call for guest editors for its Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 issues. New media artists and scholars are invited to propose themed special issues of Media-N, which they would edit under the auspices of the Editor-in-Chief, Pat Badani, and a designated associate editor. 

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2015. Media-N’s editorial board will review the submissions and notify selected guest editors in June.

We offer opportunities for qualified scholars and/or artists to plan and edit themed issues that address topics of current interest to Media-N’s readership. We encourage those interested in submitting proposals to visit our archives (http://median.newmediacaucus.org/archives/) to become familiar with previous themed special issues such as Art & Infrastructures: Hardware (Vol.10/N.3) or Tracing New/Media/Feminisms (Vol.9/N.01). Each special edition editor, working under the guidance of the Editor-in-Chief and an assigned associate editor from Media-N’s board, would be responsible for drafting a CFP for the special issue, assisting in the peer-review process, inviting contributions from noteworthy artists and scholars, coordinating with selected and invited contributors, and copyediting and proofreading the edition. 

Those interested in submitting a proposal to serve as guest editor of a special themed issue should:

-Send your proposal to Editor-in-Chief Pat Badani: mailto:medianjournal.badani@gmail.com.

-In the subject field of your email write “Submissions: Themed/Guest-edited/Media-N.”

-Attach your proposal as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx), and include the following information, in order:

a- Proposed title for themed issue

b- Name(s) of editor(s)

c- Professional title(s) and affiliation(s) of editor(s): (e.g.: Educator / Independent artist, or researcher / Assistant Professor / Professor, etc.)

d- Body of the proposal – 1,000-word limit

-Attach a three-page CV as a separate Word document. Please highlight editorial experience. 

Note: Media-N adheres to the publication guidelines set out by the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Articles will not be published if guidelines are not met. 

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Media-N, Journal of the new Media Caucus (ISSN: 1942-017X) is a scholarly, invitational, and blind peer-reviewed journal, open to submissions in the form of theoretical papers, reports, and reviews on new media artworks. The journal provides a forum for national and international New Media Caucus members and non-members featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects. 

The mission of the electronic and print journals is to promote academic inquiry; to reflect the wide variety of themes and areas in new media research; to further the evolving discourses related to theory and practice; to showcase the work of new media artists and their presentation environments; and to investigate the issues surrounding education and new media. The journal has published articles by influential new media theorists and practitioners such as:  Mark AmerikaSarah CookAmy FranceschiniLynn Hershman LeesonJennifer and Kevin McCoyKen Rinaldo, Laurence A. RickelsCornelia Sollfrank, and Faith Wilding.

Three editions are published per year: spring, summer and fall. Media-N’s online and print versions differ in format but are similar in content. The publication is freely available online, and the print version may be purchased through a print-on-demand service. Each has a unique ISSN.

Call for Reviews and Reports for Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus – Spring 2015 edition

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Pat Badani
Editor-in-Chief
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Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus is making an open call for submissions to the Reviews and Reports section of our upcoming spring issue. 

The deadline for submission is February 15th. Grant Taylor, associate editor of the spring 2015 “Reviews & Reports” section and the Editorial Board will review submissions. Selected authors will be notified in March.

This section of the journal offers opportunities for new media authors to address topics of current interest in brief, exploratory texts of 1,500 words. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, reviews of recent book publication, reviews of important exhibitions and events, reports and interviews on emergent practices, or reports and interviews associated to conferences. Please note that Media-N must be the first journal publisher of the submitted text.

http://median.newmediacaucus.org/copyright-statement/ 

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Mission:

With Media-N’s mission in mind, this section publishes high-quality reviews and reports that provide readers with an up-to-date picture of global trends in new media art. 

For our readers, newly published books and current art exhibitions are important sites in which cutting-edge scholarship and emergent practices are first revealed. Beyond providing a glimpse of new discourse, we envisage reviewers evaluating how the author’s publication offers new theoretical insights and frameworks. We also encourage exhibition reviews. By bringing the interpretive tools of art criticism to bare on new media art, we hope to expand its understanding along with historicizing exhibitions considered seminal. With regards to reports, we continue to build on the success of the questionnaire and conference commentary format. These reports promote thoughtful and creative exchanges between theoreticians and practitioners on issues pertinent to conferences and symposia proceedings. Contributors entering into a dialogue with peers allow for the reader to gain a fuller picture of the new media landscape. These reports will also remain a vehicle to explore speculative research practices, allowing the reader to identify new categories, evolutions and ruptures in new media, and changing technical vocabularies.

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-Please send your submission as a Word doc to: taylor@lvc.edu

-In your email subject area write: Submissions: Reviews and Reports section.

-Attach Supporting material (Media): 2 images, or 1 video (25MB max) - or 1 sound file (25MB max). Do NOT embed media within your essay’s Word doc.

Submissions should contain the following information, in this particular order:

a- Submission title

b- Author’s name

c- Author’s academic position/affiliation/ etc: (e.g.: Educator / Independent artist, or researcher / Assistant Professor / Professor…)

d- The body of the text - 1500 Word count limit

e- References (wherever applicable)

f- Author’s Bio - 50 Word-Count limit (email and/or www. can be included at the end of the Bio.)

g- 4 Keywords (words defining Author’s areas of expertise and interest)

h- Media Caption(s)

Media-N’s GUIDELINES:

http://median.newmediacaucus.org/guest-editor-guidelines/

Note: Media-N adheres to the publication guidelines set out by the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Articles will not be published if guidelines are not met.

Call for Papers Media-N Fall 2014 Edition

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for fall 2014 edition.

Media-N is dedicating its spring and fall 2014 editions to the subject of  "Art and Infrastructures." Below is a thematic summary of both editions, followed by a specific call for the fall 2014 edition. The submission deadline is June 15, 2014.

 

Summary Call:

To address networked infrastructure through art or scholarship is to make visible the material, physical supports of everyday telecommunication, as well as its informational processes with its necessary protocols for organizing knowledge, sensation, and labor. As in all infrastructures and sociotechnical systems, these two layers – the physical and the informational, the hardware and the software – are interdependent, and result from simultaneous, sometimes even conflicting, interests at work in their construction. For spring and fall 2014, across two consecutive editions, Media-N will explore how artists and scholars engage, visualize, study, and critique telecommunication infrastructures and the processes of knowledge formation on which they depend.

 

The spring edition examined the physical components (cables, satellites, and other built structures) that make global telecommunication transmissions possible; the fall edition will address the usually hidden protocols, structures and epistemes necessary to networked information, and the archives that emerge. As a series, the two issues will explore the role of visualization in understanding our shared networks.

  

Call for the fall Edition:

Art and Infrastructures: Information 

Co-Guest Editors

Kevin Hamilton (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Terri Weissman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Media-N Editor-in-Chief
Pat Badani

 

The editors for the fall 2014 issue of Media-N seek proposals that address telecommunication infrastructures as informational processes in order to reveal the values embedded in common protocols, formats or applications. For example, how have artists or designers highlighted the labor practices necessary to operating or maintaining telecommunication systems? What have they revealed or critiqued about the software formats or protocols often considered vital to secure transmission? Who has offered challenges to the dominant modes of representation employed in networked communication? Essays might focus on cultural or aesthetic processes that critique existing ways of using our physical infrastructures of communication, or look to propose new ones.

 

TIMELINE for Submission for edition two of “Art and Infrastructure: Information”

June 15, 2014: Deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals.

July 15, 2014: Notification of acceptance.

September 15, 2014: Deadline for submission of final papers.

  

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

Please send your submission proposal adhering to the following:

  • Materials should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx).
  • Include: Proposal Title, and a 300-500 word Proposal Description with your Email(s), your Title/Affiliation (the institution/organization you work with ­ if applicable, or independent scholar/practitioner).
  • On a separate document, send a Resume (no longer than 3 pages). 

Send the submission to:

email to: kham@illinois.edu AND tweissma@illinois.edu

Subject line: ‘Media-N Submission” and your name(s).

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If you have questions about Media-N, please feel free to contact:
Pat Badani, Editor-in-Chief Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus
Medianjournal.badani@gmail.com

Media-N was established in 2005 to provide a forum for New Media Caucus
members and non-members alike, featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects. The New Media Caucus is a nonprofit, international membership organization that advances the conceptual and artistic use of digital media. Additionally, the
NMC is a College Art Association Affiliate Society.
http://median.newmediacaucus.org/

Call for Guest Editors and Thematic Proposals – Media-N Spring and Fall 2015 Editions

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus is pleased to announce an open call for guest editors for its Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 issues. New media artists and scholars are invited to propose themed special issues of Media-N, which they would edit under the auspices of the Editor-in-Chief, Pat Badani, and a designated associate editor.

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2014. Media-N’s editorial board will review the submissions and notify selected guest editors in June.

We offer opportunities for qualified scholars and/or artists to plan and edit themed issues that address topics of current interest to Media-N’s readership. We encourage those interested in submitting proposals to visit our archives to become familiar with previous themed special issues such as Found, Sampled, Stolen: Strategies of Appropriation in New Media (Vol. 08.2) or Tracing New/Media/Feminisms (Vol. 09.1). Each special edition editor, working under the guidance of the Editor-in-Chief and an assigned associate editor from Media-N’s board, would be responsible for drafting a CFP for the special issue, assisting in the peer-review process, inviting contributions from noteworthy artists and scholars, coordinating with selected and invited contributors, and copyediting and proofreading the edition.

Those interested in submitting a proposal to serve as guest editor of a special themed issue should:

  • Send your proposal to Editor-in-Chief Pat Badani
  • In the subject field of your email write “Submissions: Themed/Guest-edited/Media-N.”
  • Attach your proposal as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx), and include the following information, in order:
    • Proposed title for themed issue
    • Name(s) of editor(s)
    • Professional title(s) and affiliation(s) of editor(s): (e.g.: Educator / Independent artist, or researcher / Assistant Professor / Professor, etc.)
    • Body of the proposal – 1,000-word limit
  • Attach a three-page CV as a separate Word document

Note: Media-N adheres to the publication guidelines set out by the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. Articles will not be published if guidelines are not met.

 

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Media-N, Journal of the new Media Caucus (ISSN: 1942-017X) is a scholarly, invitational, and blind peer-reviewed journal, open to submissions in the form of theoretical papers, reports, and reviews on new media artworks. The journal provides a forum for national and international New Media Caucus members and non-members featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects.

The mission of the electronic and print journals is to promote academic inquiry; to reflect the wide variety of themes and areas in new media research; to further the evolving discourses related to theory and practice; to showcase the work of new media artists and their presentation environments; and to investigate the issues surrounding education and new media. The journal has published articles by influential new media theorists and practitioners such as: Mark Amerika, Sarah Cook, Amy Franceschini, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Ken Rinaldo, Laurence A. Rickels, Cornelia Sollfrank, and Faith Wilding.
Three editions are published per year: spring, summer and fall. Media-N’s online and print versions differ in format but are similar in content. The publication is freely available online, and the print version may be purchased through a print-on-demand service. Each has a unique ISSN.