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ThoughtWorks Arts Residency Open Call: The Implications of AI

Open Call: The Implications of AI
Dates: Sept 18 - Dec 22, 2017

ThoughtWorks, a global software consultancy with an arts residency based in New York City seeks an artist/technologist who works in their art practice with issues surrounding the design, use and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). AI simulates human intelligence using computer systems that learn, reason and self-correct based on programming and algorithms. The artist does not need to be an expert in programming AI systems, but a basic understanding is helpful. AI can enhance the human experience, but can also contribute towards amplifying pre-existing social prejudices and biases, thereby restricting the free flow of individuals, communities and entire populations in untold ways.

The social and economic impacts of AI are already being felt in daily life, and increasingly will have the potential to lead to social unrest and job loss. As AI becomes more robust, it has the potential to create a Kafkaesque environment where no human being is held accountable for the results of automated decisions impacting people’s lives, and there are limited, time-consuming, dangerous or non-existent avenues of redress. The singularity, while of interest, is not our primary concern, as over-focusing on connectivity ignores the increasing effect AI has on society today. We are particularly interested in highlighting issues around migration and filtration, but are open to other ideas mentioned above as well.

ThoughtWorks will provide a work space, facilitation in midtown Manhattan, and access to guides and consultants, as well as appropriate resources as the project progresses. It does not provide housing or work visas, and is for the artist only. It does not include family members.

This fourteen week residency comes with a modest stipend of $10,000, and assistance, if necessary in supplying a letter of intent to any external funding agencies that might facilitate with the residency. Individuals who need to apply for visas should be particularly sensitive to recent issues surrounding work visas and consult with their own countries authorities for assistance in crafting their applications to visit New York.
Applicants must submit a proposal by email to leah@thoughtworksarts.io by the application deadline of June 8th 2017. Your proposal should tell us who you are, what your project idea is, and how you plan to implement it. It should also include the skills you have, and the skills you require for the project. Where there are skills required which you do not have or cannot supply, please let us know.

Send applications to leah@thoughtworksarts.io by June 8th, 2017.

The ThoughtWorks Arts Residency supports artists exploring new lines of inquiry intersecting technology and society.

The aim of this program is to facilitate dialog, partnership and collaboration at the intersection of technology and exploratory arts. By focusing on this synthesis, the program aims to empower resident artists to make work which inspires shifts in perspective and debate.

Artists are invited spend 16 weeks in residence in New York, at ThoughtWorks, a global technology consultancy. During their stay, artists receive a regular stipend and project production support from a global network of analysts, designers, developers and other experts in the company.

ThoughtWorks runs the residency out of an desire to openly experiment, collaborate and share ideas with those asking hard questions about emerging technologies. Therefore, artists own all physical and intellectual property generated during their stay.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Peer review will occur shortly after the deadline.

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

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


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.


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.


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.


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).


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

Call for Curators: CURRENTS New Media Festival 2017


Use the online form on our website to submit your proposal:

Parallel Studios is seeking proposals from independent curators for a satellite exhibition that will be featured as a part of CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2017, Santa Fe’s 8th annual international new media festival.
For more information about the festival and about Currents New Media:
CURRENTS homepage - https://currentsnewmedia.org

Proposals must be conceptually rigorous and focus on artists and themes that follow the mission of the Festival. Please see our website: https://currentsnewmedia.org
While New Media Arts embody the basic motivations and intentions of all the fine arts, their distinctive use of technologies that are pervasive in 21st Century culture, make New Media Art a bridge between contemporary art and the general public. The Festival introduces the public to new technology molded by artists into vehicles for expression and the communication of ideas, broadening the definition of 21st century art making and fostering a more expansive use of technology.

• Curators may not include their own work in the exhibition.
• The curator and proposed artists can be of any nationality.
• Curators are expected to be involved in all aspects of exhibition planning.
• Previous experience curating exhibitions is a plus but not mandatory. Equal consideration
will be given to those in the beginning stages of their curatorial careers.

For more information and to fill out an application please go to:

CURRENTS is a non-profit art festival based in Santa Fe New Mexico. CURRENTS is an annual festival that takes place for 3 weeks in June. During our exhibition we feature work from New Media artists around the world. Our festival showcases cutting edge work in a constantly evolving technological world. Our call for artists for our 2017 festival is now open and categories include:
New Media Installations, Outdoor Video and New Media Installations, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Fulldome, Experimental or Interactive Documentary, Augmented Reality / Mobile Device Apps / Art-Gaming / Web-Art, Virtual Reality Environments, Robotics, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing) and Interactive Installations for Children.

This may give you more of a sense of the dynamic and interactive nature of our festival.
7,200 visitors from 17 New Mexico cities/towns, 27 states and 9 countries attended our main venue, El Museo Cultural.
Opening night had over 2,000 visitors.
143 national and international artists, presenters and performers were represented in the main exhibition at El Museo and at venues around Santa Fe.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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

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



Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Metropolitan Area of Mexico City, in collaboration with Centro de Cultura Digital, Fonoteca Nacional, Escuela Superior de Música and Yamaha de México S.A. de C.V, announces the CALL FOR WORKS FOR


To support the creation and the spread of electroacoustic pieces, Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Metropolitan Area of Mexico City organizes the process of selection of pieces that will be part of the First Electroacoustic Music Festival “Ecos Urbanos”. The Festival will have the participation of invited composers and lecturers from different countries, and it will take place from September 21th to 25th, 2015 at different locations in Mexico City.

RULES: The works will have to be electroacoustic pieces composed and recorded in studio. They will be played in concert without any intervention of live sound sources. They may include a maximum of 8 channels and they must be between 5 to 10 minutes. The process of selection is open to composers and sound artist from any nationality and age, each of whom may submit only one work, which may be world premiere or commercially published or premiered in any other national or internacional festival.

All applications must be sent via www.wetransfer.com (or equivalent web file transfer service) in 1 single ZIP file to the email: ericperezsegura@itesm.mx

The ZIP file should cotain 2 files inside a single folder:

A text file (.doc, .txt, .rtf of .pdf) with a short biography, contact information, as well as information about the piece (methods used, concept, if it has been premiered, etc.).

An audio file .AIFF or .WAV, 16 or 24 bits at 44.1 khz sampling rate containing the stereo version of the piece. Additionaly, in the case of multi-channel pieces, the audio files corresponding to each of the channels in AIFF or WAV inside a folder.

IMPORTANT: The name of the ZIP folder should be identical to submitted piece. The deadline for submissions is 09:00 AM September 18th, 2015. Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered valid. The list of selected works will be announced no later than September 18th, 2015. Composers and sound artists whose works were selected will be notified about the date when they will be played on the festival. Any questions regarding these regulations and their interpretation shall be clarified by the authorities of Tecnológico de Monterrey.



Deadline for Proposals: Friday September 11th


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.



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

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.

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.


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



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
Questions can be sent toinfo@meme01.com.
The required information includes.
Institutional Affiliation/If Any
Email Address
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


We invite submissions to an open-source ‘Cookbook’ of radical ideas that cut across the arts, engineering, and sciences. Inspired, in part, by William Powell’s The Anarchist Cookbook (1969) The 3D Additivist Cookbook will contain speculative texts, templates, recipes and (im)practical designs for living in this most contradictory of times.

We believe technology can open up new perspectives, providing us with the means to challenge the structures, ideas, and institutions that maintain the status quo. But technological change is - almost by definition - tied to the functions of capitalism: a system that profits the few, often at the expense of civil liberties or the natural environment. The 3D Additivist Manifesto calls creators and thinkers to action around a technology filled with hope and promise: the 3D printer. By considering this technology as a potential force for good, bad, and otherwise, we aim to disrupt binary thinking entirely, drawing together makers and thinkers invested in the idea of real, radical, change.

Founded on those principles, The 3D Additivist Cookbook will be published freely online in 2016 under a Creative Commons License. Your submissions will also lay the groundwork for a series of symposia, exhibitions, and events to be held in 2016, exploring the potential of Additivist technologies to provoke affirmative action and systemic reorganisation in light of grand narratives such as Accelerationism, Posthumanism, and The Anthropocene.

What is Additivism?

The 3D printer is a profound metaphor for our times. A technology for channelling creative endeavour, through digital processes, into the layering of raw matter excavated from ancient geological eras. Considered as a tool for art, design and engineering, and gesturing towards a forthcoming era of synthetic chemistry and biological augmentation, 3D fabrication technologies are already a site of common exchange between disciplines and forms of materiality.

3D fabrication can be thought of as the critical framework of #Additivism: a movement that aims to disrupt material, social, computational, and metaphysical realities through provocation, collaboration, and ‘weird’ / science fictional thinking. Additivism embraces the 3D Printer in the same way that Donna Haraway embraced the figure of the Cyborg in her influential text A Cyborg Manifesto (1983). By considering the 3D printer as a technology for remodelling thought into profound, and often nightmarish, new shapes - Additivism aims to expose inbetweens, empower the powerless, and question the presupposed.

How do I take part?

A successful 3D Additivist Cookbook submission will disrupt common boundaries, exhibiting a conceptual malleability reminiscent of plastic. Our aim is for The 3D Additivist Cookbook to be filled with .obj and .stl templates, critical and artistic texts, algorithms and code, as well as propositions that are antagonistic to the timescales, infrastructures, and social givens layered into every 3D print.

Your submission could probe:

[*]The separation between digital forms and physical representations
[*]The blending of engineering, the sciences, and the arts
[*]The environmental impact of 3D fabrication, 3D printers, prints, and materials as a metaphor
[*]Future archaeologies and speculative designs
[*]A progressive aesthetics of destruction, decay, waste, extinction, or deviation
[*]The intimate relationship between crude oil, plastic, war, and globalisation
[*]The contradiction of accelerating techno-capitalism towards something more sustainable
[*]Gender, race, and body biases inherent in ‘post’ and ‘trans’ human thinking
[*]The possibility of grassroots activism with a global reach
[*]An ontology of meshes, layers and ‘deep-time’
[*]The aesthetics of 3D scanning, rendering, and fabrication
[*]The glitch/hack/virus/kluge as political methodology
[*]The potential of ‘open source’ to disrupt hierarchies and infrastructures of power
[*]The Anthropocene, The Speculative, The Posthuman, The Weird

Please explore our website for more Additivist ideas, browse interviews and press on the project, and watch/read and share our Manifesto, and this submission text with any interested parties.

Submission Guidelines:

[*]Your submission can take any form you believe answers the Additivist call.

[*]We ask that you submit no more than THREE things to The Cookbook.

The deadline for submissions is Friday July 31st 2015

Please submit to submit@additivism.org including this information:

1. Your name, the name of your collaboration, or a declaration to remain anonymous.
2. Your website or other URL that we can use for linkbacks.
3. Your twitter and/or facebook information, so we can keep in touch.
4. Your submission should be attached to your email. If your submission is over 10MB then please send us a link to your submission safely stored on a cloud server.
5. If you are sending 3D print templates please use .OBJ or .STL format.
For text please use .PDF or .DOC format.
For sketches or images please use .JPEG format.
For executable files, algorithms, working code, or other formats please send inside a .ZIP file or link to a Github page.
6. Please include an image or screengrab of your submission (if applicable).
7. Please include a short text of no more than 400 words outlining your submission. This text should explain:

a. What your submission is:
This may include a title for your speculative machine, essay, or disruptive 3D print technology. We would like you to paint us a picture of your submission, give it some context and background. If you are proposing a speculative intervention, please use this 400 words to describe clearly how your final submission will be realised.

b. How your submission functions:
How does your submission work? What does it do? What materials will be necessary for its construction? If your submission is entirely speculative then you will have to extrapolate accordingly.

c. Why you believe your submission contributes to #Additivism:
This is perhaps the most crucial question. Please channel your enthusiasm for Additivism, and help us expand our knowledge. What are your influences? Why does Additivism appeal to you? Why now?

Send your submissions to: submit@additivism.org

We will carefully consider every submission we receive, but submission to The 3D Additivist Cookbook does not guarantee inclusion. We will endeavour to get back to everyone who submits to The Cookbook, and ask for your patience. We value your creative labour and input, and will do everything in our power to respect and support your work.

The 3D Additivist Cookbook will be published online, and possibly in print, under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence. This means that it can be freely distributed, altered, and copied, as long as due credit is given, and its contents are not used for commercial purposes. Please be aware that we consider this openness as a crucial feature of The Cookbook. We intend to adapt and mutate The 3D Additivist Cookbook into as many forms as possible, including print, exhibition, performance, conference, and otherwise. We would LOVE to invite you to any exhibitions, lectures, presentations and/or seminars we hold, and intend to keep in touch with the community via twitter, facebook, email, and our tumblr. We also encourage you to follow/use the #Additivism hashtag on all social media platforms.

The 3D Additivist Manifesto was created by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke, with sound design from Andrea Young.



The 3D Additivist Manifesto + forthcoming Cookbook blur the boundaries between art, engineering, science fiction, and digital aesthetics. We call for you - artists, activists, designers, scientists, and critical engineers - to accelerate the 3D printer and other Additivist technologies to their absolute limits and beyond into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird.

Call for Proposals : Chronus Art Center Research & Creation Fellowship

Deadline: July 15, 2015

Call Type: Fellowship
Start Date: 05/15/2015

2015 (Fall) Research and Creation Fellowship – Chronus Art Center

All applications must be received electronically by 23:59 (Beijing Time), Wednesday, July 15, 2015via fellowship@chronusartcenter.org.
Applicants will be informed of their application status by August 15, 2015.

September 20, 2015 (starting date negotiable within reason)

This 12-month fellowship program is designed to host international artists and researchers of extraordinary talent working in the area of new media art in order to conduct research and creation at Chronus Art Center (CAC) in Shanghai. The Research and Creation Fellowship aims to advance the experimental nature of media art, contribute to CAC’s research and educational mission, foster global exchange, and explore new models collecting new media art work.

The Fall 2015 Season Fellowship will sponsor one international artist/researcher (individual or team) to engage with the Shanghai and other Chinese art, and technology communities. The selected Fellow will be expected to work in CAC’s laboratory with CAC’s research and creation team on a range of activities including: active contribution to the larger CAC community, collaborative partnership with other residents, leading research initiatives, educational programs and public engagement, and developing current or future research areas for the organization. Developed projects, including prototypes, documentation, and work-in-progress, will be presented to the public at Chronus Art Center.

In the inaugural year of the Research and Creation Fellowship program, we are seeking exploratory and innovative proposals that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies, and have the potential to engage CAC and the public to learn alongside artists and creative technologists developing thought-provoking work. Proposed projects should relate to one or multiple of the following areas:

1. Emotive Networks & Haptic Gaming: Using networking and Internet technologies to share biofeedback data (EEG and ECG as well as other body-based sensors, wearable technology, etc.) and physical computing to create body-actuators (haptic and force feedback) in order to produce expanded/immersive gaming and telematic experiences, performances, interactive objects and responsive environments.

2. Generative Art and Big Data: online back-end (server), front-end (interface) programming and internet enabled hardware/objects focused on the development of real-time data-mining and scrapping applications, generative art, interactive installations and dynamic sculptures, which utilize and process data using swarming, flocking, machine learning and genetic algorithms.

3. Intelligent Audio-visual Systems: Augmented and virtual reality, mobile technology and/or custom hardware to explore non-linear, experimental narratives in cinema, T.V, mobile devices and other media. Autonomous audiovisual and/or music systems that make use of participatory dynamics, in both physical and virtual spaces and explore the use of the large-scale, 360 degree projection system located at CAC.

4. Existential Technologies: This line of research explores the use of wearable technology, robotics, interactive media and physical computing in order to examine fundamental ontological questions regarding the nature of reality and human perception; synesthesia, sensory substitution, sensory augmentation, etc.

5. It from bit: Aesthetic objects that examine the ideas of simulation and representation through the hybridization of digital and physical forms. The transmutation of bits into atoms and vice-versa becomes the exploration of new forms of art in the field of mixed and mediated reality through physical computing, VR and AR.

One selected Fellow (either as an individual or as a team) will be offered a total amount of USD30,000 grant for a period of one year to cover travel, accommodation and stipend, including materials during his/her residency in Shanghai.

CAC will provide the necessary paperwork and advice for the process of visa application and help identify local accommodation in Shanghai.

CAC will work closely with the selected Fellow to ensure the realization of the proposed project and offer program support in developing work for performance, events, seminars, exhibitions, or other public and educational programming during the term of the Fellowship. CAC will also partner with appropriate local and neighbor organizations, facilitate joint presentations of works-in-progress, host conversations with the artists and display works in progress, revealing the creative process as it happens.

All fellowship related activities will be documented and archived for future publications.

-This fellowship is open to international artists and researchers.
- Applicants are expected to demonstrate previous experience in the development of similar projects.
- Individuals and collaborative teams are invited to apply. In either case, please detail in your application how technical and creative responsibilities will be met.

Please fill out and submit the application form online here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18jCSuDuwLhsvJR9EV7q2tYpYIThHa2zdQGZAIjKLSco/viewform) and send other supporting materials as email attachments in PDF format to: fellowship@chronusartcenter.org

Complete applications must include the following materials:
- Application Form. Please indicate in the application form the focus area(s) of your proposed project by choosing from CAC’s five areas of concentration;
- Resume or CV in PDF format. If applying as a collaborative team, please include information about team members’ relevant prior experience and combine CVs into a single document.
- One PDF document with visuals that further outline the proposal(less than 30M). For visual materials (images, schematics, renderings, etc.) that exceed 30M, please provide URLs. Video files (.mov, mp4) of less than 5 minutes in length will also be accepted in URLs. Please indicate URL passwords if any.
- Portfolio or Work samples. Include project descriptions with your portfolio or work samples that explains how it relates to your proposed project(s)/research. Combine all descriptions with URLs and passwords into one PDF document. You may use a free hosting service such as Flickr (flickr.com) for images, SoundCloud (soundcloud.com) for audio, or Vimeo (vimeo.com) for video.

NOTE: Allow permission to download a high quality version of file if using one of these 3rd party services. Alternatively, you may provide a link to your own page with high quality versions of your work samples available for review and download.

Applications will be reviewed by CAC International Advisory Board comprised of leading scholars, artists and museum professionals. Acceptance is based on artistic excellence, quality, feasibility and visionary potential. The successful applicant will outline clear goals, milestones and timelines.

Please send further inquires to: fellowship@chronusartcenter.org

About Chronus Art Center

Established in 2013, Chronus Art Center (CAC) is China’s first nonprofit art organization dedicated to the presentation, research / creation and scholarship of media art. CAC with its exhibitions, residency-oriented fellowships, lectures and workshop programs and through its archiving and publishing initiatives, creates a multifaceted and vibrant platform for the discourse, production and dissemination of media art in a global context. CAC is positioned to advance artistic innovation and cultural awareness by critically engaging with media technologies that are transforming and reshaping contemporary experiences.


Triple Canopy Commissions at New York Public Library Labs

Apply online by midnight June 30, 2015. Commission recipients will be announced on September 1.
For the sixth annual call for proposals, Triple Canopy is pleased to announce a partnership with New York Public Library Labs, which will support two commissions. Triple Canopy invites applicants to propose projects that engage a collection or body of materials, physical or digital, in the NYPL’s holdings. Applicants are asked to consider archival material both critically and imaginatively, in its capacity to evidence past events and practices as well as to form the basis for new creative work. Individuals pursuing research toward an MA or PhD thesis may not apply with a proposal that encompasses or includes their degree-related work.
Recipients of commissions will receive:
  • Eight to twelve months of artistic, editorial, and technical support;
  • Six months of access to one of the research study rooms at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building;
  • Access to reference librarians for one-on-one consultations;
  • An honorarium of $2,000;
  • The opportunity to present work related to the commission as a public program hosted by the NYPL;
  • Coordination and production of any print publication or live event that results from the recipient’s work;
  • The opportunity for inclusion in Triple Canopy’s annual print anthology, Invalid Format;
  • Archiving of materials and long-term maintenance of any online version of the project by Triple Canopy in partnership with New York University's Fales Library and Special Collections.

Inspiring Community Use of Public Space: Hapesira Jone: Shkodra

Hapesira Jone: Shkodra

This project will inspire Shkodrans about the potential of community involvement in public space. These areas are a key element of public life, but are not used to their full potential as spaces for culture, learning and interaction. Sometimes they are weakened by uses such as formal or informal structures, areas of vehicle parking or unauthorized sidewalk cafes. This limits the utility and value of public space is limited and overall quality of life in the city.

10 winners will be selected for the exclusive use of a 250 square meter space in the center of Shkodra, Albania’s 3rd largest city, on the fourth Saturday of each month between July 2015 and April 2016.

PAYMENT: Each installation will be awarded 250 Euros for their time, plus up to 250 Euros for expenses. To apply, visit our Google Form

The goal of the project is to inspire passersby to reconsider the use of public space and their interactions with it. Each installation will reflect a new, meaningful idea for community engagement in public space. The best installations will be very interactive, engaging, creative and unique.

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.



Short Bios


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.


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


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.


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