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Hz-journal: Call for Articles

On-line journal Hz (www.hz-journal.org ) is looking for articles on New Media, Net Art, Sound Art, Electro-Acoustic Music, Virtual World/Machinima. We accept earlier published and unpublished articles in English. Please send your submissions to hz-journal@telia.com

Deadline: 5 September, 2010

Hz is published by the non-profit organization Fylkingen in Stockholm. Established in 1933, Fylkingen has been known for introducing yet-to-be-established art forms throughout its history. Nam June Paik, Stockhausen, Cage, Stelarc, etc. have all been introduced to the Swedish audience through Fylkingen. Its members consist of leading composers, musicians, sound artists, dancers, performance artists and video artists in Sweden.

For more information on Fylkingen, please visit http://www.fylkingen.se/about or http://www.hz-journal.org/n4/hultberg.html

Augmented Reality: Devices that alter perception: Call for Papers

Devices that Alter Perception (DAP 2010) call for papers

13th of October, 2010, Seoul, Korea in conjunction with the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2010).

Sensors, actuators, implants, wearable computers, and neural interfaces can do more than simply observe our bodies: these devices can also alter and manipulate our perceptions.

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Final Call for Applications, ESF-Liu

- Final Call for Applications – ESF-Liu Conference, Paying Attention: Digital Media Cultures and Generational Responsibility, 6 – 10 September 2010, Sweden
“Paying Attention” concerns the politics, ethics and aesthetics of the attention economy. This is the social and technical milieu in which web native generations live much of their lives. It will address key questions like:

- What architectures of power are at work in the attention economy?

- How is it building new structures of experience? What kinds of value does this architecture produce?

“Paying Attention” encourages dialogue between researchers from the fields of Cultural and New Media Studies, Education, Communications, Economics, Internet studies, Human Computer Interface Studies, Art and Design. It also seeks the input and insights of creative practitioners exploring critical and alternative uses of new media forms and technologies.

Chairs:

- Jonathan Dovey, Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England, UK

- Patrick Crogan, Department of Culture, Media and Drama, University of the West of England, UK

Invited Speakers will include:

? Michel Bauwens, Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives

? Ruth Catlow, Furtherfield .org Independent Net Art collective, UK

? Jonathan Dovey, University of the West of England, UK

? Aphra Kerr, National University of Ireland Maynooth, IE

? Simon Poulter, Independent Digital Artist and Curator, UK

? Stanza, Independent Digital Artist, UK

? Bernard Stiegler, Institut de recherche et d’innovation, Centre Georges Pompidou, FR

? Tiziana Terranova, University of Naples, IT

Full conference programme, including list of invited speakers, and application formhttp://www2.esf.org/asp/esfrcaf.asp?confcode=316&meetno=1 accessible online from www.esf.org/conferences/10316

Closing date for applications: 22 May 2010

Call for Papers – “Besides the Screen: Moving Images during Distribution, Exhibition and Consumption”

New media technologies impact cinema well beyond the screen; they also promote the reorganization of its logic of distribution, modes of consumption and viewing regimes. Once, it was video and television broadcast that disturbed traditional cinematographic experience, revealing the image as soon as it was captured and bringing it into the home of the audience. Nowadays, computer imaging and online networks cause an even stronger effect to the medium, increasing the public agency in the movie market dynamics.

In order to understand how these significant changes in the modes of accessing and distributing moving images might affect cinematographic experience, economy and historiography, we are obliged to rethink not only of its future, but its past as well. Besides the Screen is a one-day international symposium that aims to map research projects on new and old forms of moving image distribution, exhibition and consumption. The conference will be hosted in Goldsmiths College (University of London) in November, with the support of the Goldsmiths Graduate School.

We invite proposals for paper presentations in the form of 250-word abstracts, to be sent to the email besidesthescreen@gmail.com until June 11th 2010. The list of selected works will be published online at
besidesthescreen.blogspot.com (under construction).

Suggested topics / themes:

· Contemporary views of traditional exhibition venues
· Online video archives and directories (archive.org, youtube)
· Non-traditional distribution networks
· Peer-to-peer and filesharing
· Film & video piracy
· Transnational distribution
· Projection-based performances (vjing/ live cinema/ etc.)
· Market regulations (DVD distributions, release windows, ratings)
· Contemporary and historical film societies
· Non-commercial exhibition spaces (art galleries, outdoor
screenings, etc.)
· Intersections between IPR, copyright & film distribution/exhibition.

International Conferences iV and CGIV 2010

Symposium and Online Digital Art Gallery D-ART 2010
iV London, UK and CGIV Sydney, AU
http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV10/CAVE.htm

Call for Artwork, Papers, Videos and Participation

Scope:
Authors are invited to send their extended abstract or the full paper to the chairperson of symposium.
Artists are invited to submit their current digital artwork for exhibition in IV 2010 and CGIV 2010- at http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV10/.
Papers presenting original research with the theme of ‘DIGITAL ART’ are being sought. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
Preparing artists to learn programming, preparing programmers to learn aesthetics
Interrelationship between disciplines. How computer graphics can influence computer science and software engineering
Issues in digital art: Technical challenge and artistic quality, criticism, perception in the field
Art and visualization of spatial, tonal, and temporal domains: Industry, Academia, Media
New media arts approaches within medical science and technology
Game and interactive multimedia
Information technology in visual arts and culture, visual art for IT Visualization
Cognitive Science issues, digital art and visual learning: critical and abstract thinking, problem finding
The role of digital art and graphics in production of web video for marketing
Digital fabrication methods. Process (including collaborative efforts)
History of computer graphics and art
Copyright (representation through a detail, watermark, resolution)

Submission procedures: http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV10/PAPERS.htm
Further information: http://www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV10/

Important Dates:
1 March 2010 submission of artwork
1 March 2010 ? Submission of papers & Submission of tutorials: https://www.conftool.net/IV10/
30 April 2010 ? Submission of camera-ready & early registration closes

All queries and application materials should be sent to:

Anna Ursyn
School of Art and Design
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley CO 80639, USA
T: (Int. +1) 970 – 351-2476
F: (Int. +1) 970 – 351-2299
E: ursyn@unco.edu

Final Call for Papers for Film-Philosophy III

The University of Warwick, with the support of its Humanities Research Centre and the British Society of Aesthetics, is hosting Film-Philosophy III: the third annual conference of the Film-Philosophy journal, 15-17 July 2010.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers: James Conant, Thomas Wartenberg, Sarah Cooper, Erica Carter, John Mullarkey and Richard Dyer.

We welcome proposals for 30 minute papers that explore any aspect of the relationships between film, film studies and philosophy. Proposals should be up to 500 words in length and should be sent to film.philosophy@warwick.ac.uk by 28 February 2010.

Details of conference registration, on-campus accommodation and conference dinner arrangements can be found on the conference website at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/film-philosophy

For general enquiries please contact film.philosophy@warwick.ac.uk

*Special Issue of E-Learning and Digital Media*, Editor Dr. Norm Friesen

Media today are everywhere. From educational gaming through portable e-texts to cell phones ringing in class, it seems we can’t escape. Nor can we live without media; instead, they form a kind of ecology that we inhabit. In addition, media have an epistemological function: they shape both what we know and how we come to know it: “Whatever we know about our society, or indeed about the world in which we live,” as Niklas Luhman observed, “we know through… /media.”/

Speaking of /media/ in education suggests a range of possibilities that are different from what is suggested by educational /technology/ (electronic, digital or otherwise). Describing computers and the Internet specifically as digital /media/ casts their role not as mental tools to be integrated into instruction, but as “forms” and “cultures” requiring “literacies” or acculturation. In this way, speaking of media in education brings instructional environments more closely together with the world outside. Explorations of these terms and possibilities have been initiated by the likes of Marshall McLuhan, Neil Postman and Elizabeth Eisenstein, and they are also touched upon in research on media literacies. However, more recent theoretical developments and accelerated mediatic change –from blogging through networked gaming to texting and sexting– offer innumerable opportunities for further exploration.

This special issue of /E-Learning and Digital Media/ invites contributions that focus on media, particularly digital media, and their ecological and epistemological ramifications. Specific topics may include:

School and classroom as media (ecologies) and the changing world outside

Digital challenges to media literacy and literacies

Media socialization and media education

Histories of media and education

The epistemological character of (new) media

Submissions for this special issue are due May 1, 2010

Length of submissions: generally 6000-8000 words

Further submission and formatting information is available at:
http://www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/howtocontribute.asp

Direct comments and questions to: nfriesen@tru.ca


Norm Friesen
Canada Research Chair in E-Learning Practices
Thompson Rivers University
mobile +1 250 574 3620
http://learningspaces.org/
CONFERENCE: Media Transatlantic (Apr. 8-10; www.mediatrans.ca)
New Book – Re-Thinking E-Learning Research (http://elearn.tru.ca)

M/C – Media and Culture s calling for contributors to the ‘ambient’ issue of M/C Journal

M/C – Media and Culture
http://www.media-culture.org.au/
is calling for contributors to the ‘ambient’ issue of
M/C Journal
http://journal.media-culture.org.au/

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. Founded in 1998, M/C is a crossover journal between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed journal. Our Website at http://journal.media-culture.org.au/ provides open access to all past issues.

To find out how and in what format to contribute your work, visit http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/about/submissions.

Call for Papers: ‘ambient’
Edited by Luke Jaaniste

Ambience is all around us. Wherever we are. Conditioned as we are as being-in-the-world, we are always surrounded. A surrounding that affords meaningful pathways and places of action and thought, that is intelligently geared up with us. The fundamental surroundings might be the earth itself, upon which multiple worlds, spaces, zones, nets, webs, districts, precincts and the like occupy our lives, as we occupy them.

Ambience can be contrasted with salience. What is salient is what is of immediate interest and attention. Before us right now, taken up. Hopefully, dear reader, these words you are reading have particular salience for you. Right now. But when something is taken up in our field of attention and action, there is so much that remains, always already there, in the background, in the periphery, in the ether, in the air. So when Brian Eno famously coined the term ‘ambient music’ in the 1970s – and triggered off a whole raft of terms like ambient video, ambient art, ambient architecture, ambient tv, ambient media, ambient marketing, ambient journalism, ambient computing, ambient screens, ambient poetics and ambient literature – he was doing something a little odd. Making ambience salient. In his music and in his discourse about it.

Ambience has been palpably in place, since the dawn of time, but as way of talking about the world is helps gear us towards the all-around and how so much of being human is conditioned and affected by our surrounds, in a age when place and place-making has changed in dramatic ways, locally and globally. In this issue, we ask: what ideas and interaction take place in ambience?

Please send a 100-word abstract to the editors at ambient@journal.media-culture.org.au. Articles of 3,000 words in length should be submitted online at http://journal.media-culture.org.au/ and should be prepared in accordance with the M/C Journal style guidelines, available at http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/about/submissions.

Article deadline: 5 Mar. 2010
Issue release date: 5 May 2010

M/C Journal was founded (as “M/C – A Journal of Media and Culture”) in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. Contributors are directed to past issues of M/C Journal for examples of style and content, and to the submissions page for comprehensive article submission guidelines. M/C Journal articles are blind peer-reviewed.

Announcing a call for proposals from Triple Canopy

Call for proposals

December 15, 2009: Triple Canopy is pleased to announce its first call for proposals. We will be commissioning ten projects spanning the five areas outlined below—original research, new-media journalism, public programming, Internet-specific artwork, and critical dialogues—to be published in the magazine and presented before live audiences in the next year. Submissions and proposals are due by February 15, 2010. For more detailed information, visit our commissions page: http://canopycanopycanopy.com/commissions

This first round of commissions is supported in part by a generous grant from the Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston. Commissions will be accompanied by a modest honorarium, the amount of which will reflect the scope of the project and the cost of its development. Support future commissions by making a tax-deductible contribution online now: http://canopycanopycanopy.com/support

Triple Canopy

Project areas

Research Work
Research Work was established to facilitate the creation of research projects that are produced outside academia, for a general audience; employ Internet-specific methods of presentation; and serve a public best reached by making the work available for free online.

Internet as Material
Internet as Material was established to support emerging and mid-career artists who have never before made work specifically for the Web in the production of an online project. These projects further Triple Canopy’s mission by utilizing the Internet—which is too often understood as a channel for the transfer of information—as a medium for the development of artworks that actively engage readers.

Thinking Through Images
Thinking Through Images was established to foster conversations about images and videos of cultural, political, and social relevance, between artists, writers, researchers, and other cultural practitioners working in different fields. The program aims to facilitate close readings of popular media and fine art—from nineteenth-century paintings to Internet memes to documentation of current events—that consider these cultural products in a common context.

New Media Reporting Project
The New Media Reporting Project was established to provide journalists an outlet for—and provide them with the training and technical resources and expertise to realize—in-depth, critical reports executed in multiple media, with the goal of providing an immersive experience of the stories and subjects that shape our age.

New Programming
New Programming was established to support the development of exhibitions, panel discussions, performances, film screenings, and other public events that examine the intersection of culture, politics, and technology.

AINAC 2010 – Art is Not About Communication

Call for Papers

nouns:
Focus, Belief, Communication, Course, Comprehension, Art, Effect, Art, Direction, Direction(s), Network, Art, Vector, Side, Side, Main, Interpretation, Error, Many, Professional, Field, Art, Senses, Thumb, Critic, Few, World, Speech, Extreme, Notion, Ourselves, This, World, Push, Foreground, Curator, Metrosexual, Power, Relation, Accumulation, Item, Fetish, Replacement, Lust, Contact, Capital, Distinction, Use, Exchange, Labyrinth, Housing, Global, Warning, Transportation, Education, Sex, Healthcare, Political, Agenda, Value, Object, Control, Prison, CCTV, Market, Non-Smoking Area, Public, Everybody, Part, Communication, World, Facebook, Twitter, About, Their, Spaces, Google, Anxious, Need, Each, Other, Labour, Stop, Thinking, Leisure, Subject, System, Aesthetics, Teleologics.

verbs:
To problematize, To invent, To economize, To force, To capitalize, To inject, To reject, To subject, To object, To maintain, To remain, To insult, To consult, To solve, To dissolve, To involve, To revolve To explode, To implode, To radiate, To broadcast, To send, To conceive, To retrieve, To conspire, To subvert, To invert, To absolve, To gain, To loose, To drain, To drink, To drown, To stop, To communicate, To mutate, To correspond, To eject, To rule, To erradicate.

adjectives/adverbs:
Mistaken, Contrary, Singular, Local, Contemporary, Public, (Psycho), Patho-Sociological, Drenched, Oversaturated, Urban, Senseless, Speechless, Worshipped, Rural, Blurred, Private, Communicative, Global, Lucid, Kind, Nice, Rough, Mild, Less, Manifold, Plural, Focal.

names:
Derrida, Foucault, Brecht, Lacan, Freud, Deleuze, Bourriaud, Houellebeq, Lovecraft, Poe, Borges, Alzheimer, Husserl, Heidegger, Marx, Hobbe, Spinoza, Sloterdijk, Hegel, Kranz, Benjamin, Plotinus.

Articles should use any or all the words given and should not exceed 500 words.
Send your proposals to ::: Art is not about Communication :::

Deadline: 15 January 2010

Received entries to be published in Nictoglobe, Volume 12, issue 1, 2010

A. Andreas – Editor

Nictoglobe Online Magazine
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

e: ajaco@xs4all.nl
w: http://www.nictoglobe.com