Prospectives Symposium Digital Art and Activism – Abertay University and SGSAH Scotland

Call for papers and presentations:
Prospectives 2022 – Digital Art and Activism
Online Symposium as part of SGSAH Global Connects
Friday, 8th of July, 10 AM to 5 PM BST, Online
Deadline: 10th of June, 2022

Prospectives 2022 – Digital Art and Activism is a 1-day international symposium inviting current post-graduate/Masters/PhD students to share how they are exploring, challenging and experimenting with digital systems to effect change within our social and political realities. Prospectives 2022 – Digital Art and Activism will examine how emerging artists and scholars are engaging uncertain futures through an exploration of the creative and critical potential of digital art and technology and the continued relevance and impact of past and present practices, theories and strategies. We seek papers and presentations from current post-graduate/Masters/PhD students whose research investigates, assesses, contextualises, critiques, and engages with digital art, culture, and activism. Themes may include: environmentalism, gender equality, exploitation, colonialism, militarism, emancipation, body rights, surveillance, and political economies of new media. We seek to highlight a diversity of approaches to new technologies, including but not limited to: videogames/critical play; blockchain; internet art; digital fabrication; interactive art; social media; computer animation; video art; performance and mixed reality; immersive technologies, AI/machine learning, etc.

This iteration of Prospectives is partnered with the RSE funded Digital Art and Activism Network, Co-chaired by Professor Joseph DeLappe (Abertay University, Dundee); Dr Laura Leuzzi (Researcher at Sapienza University of Rome and Honorary Fellow at RGU, Aberdeen); and Dr Martin Zeilinger (Abertay University, Dundee).

Prospectives 2022 – Digital Art and Activism will take place online on July 8, 2022, as part of SGSAH Global Connects: A week of training for the Arts and Humanities.

Please send an Abstract/Proposal maximum 500 words, Bio of 150 words, 2 images (no larger than 2 MB please) and website link, if available.

Deadline June 10, 11:59 BST. Send all entry material to:


Games and Arts is one of three Divisions in the School of Design and Informatics at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland.

The research profile of the Division is interdisciplinary, encompassing digital art and performance, game design and game studies, and sound and music production. Research in the School is highly integrated, involving collaboration between staff from across all our Divisions, disciplines and the University more broadly. This supports Abertay’s research within the Creative Industries & Cultural Vitality, Health and Care Across the Lifespan and Sustainable Development & Inclusive Living Challenge Spaces.

Our research leads to the creation and evaluation of new and experimental forms of play, from curated digital performances to applied games.