Stimulus/Response/Affect: New Media Art in the Greater Lakes Region

Call for Participation: STIMULUS – RESPONSE – AFFECT
New Media Art in the Greater Lakes Region

Art Exhibition / Symposium / Publication in October 2015

Co-directed and co-curated: Profs. Colleen K. Ludwig and Vagner M. Whitehead, Department of Art and Art History, Oakland University

Stimulus – Response – Affect is an exhibition, symposium and publication on contemporary new media art explorations hosted by Oakland University in Metro Detroit. We seek artworks and papers addressing the theme, which could take many forms including, but not limited to, generative, sensory and interactive work, social-political activism, participatory and performance works, feedback loops or games. Specifically, we want to invite practitioners operating throughout a broadly-defined, bi-national multi-state, Greater Lakes Region.

The exhibition will take place at the Oakland University Art Gallery in October 2015. It will open during the symposium, which will take place on campus. All artworks and articles selected will be featured in the printed catalog. Artists selected will also be invited to present their work during the symposium.
Selected participants must confirm availability. All selected participants will receive complimentary symposium registration for themselves and two students.

Submission Requirements:
Artwork for this exhibition must have been created in the past three years . Artwork submissions should include:
– Project description (300-600 words)
– resume, including institutional affiliation
– Images/media links on PDF or URL of current or past related projects
– Technical specifications, dimensions, and shipping needs

Writing submissions should include:
– Abstract (300-600 words)
– resume, including institutional affiliation
– writing samples of new media – related articles and/or video documentation of previous oral presentation

Deadline for submissions: March 16, 2015, 11:59pm ET

Email submissions to:


Located in the metro Detroit area, Oakland University is a world-class academic institution located on 1,443 acres of wooded hills and meadows in Rochester, Mich. A vibrant academic community, Oakland University currently enrolls more than 20,000 students, boasts nearly 100,000 alumni, and delivers more than 260 degree and certificate programs.

The Department of Art and Art History at Oakland University, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers B.A. degrees in art history, graphic design, and studio art, as well as minors in those fields. Concentrations within studio art include drawing, new media, painting and photography.

The department’s curriculum encompasses both art-making as an aesthetic expression of intellectual vision and contextual study and research into the exceptional range of aesthetic expression throughout history. Majors and non-majors develop their knowledge and understanding of the history of the visual arts, gain a solid grounding in aesthetic and critical theory, develop technical skills in a variety of artistic media, and expand their abilities to conceptualize and communicate their own vision through aesthetic means. Our students are highly encouraged to pursue cross-disciplinary explorations within the department and across campus, through elective courses, minors, concentrations, and double-majors.