COSIGN 2004, the 4th International Conference on Computational Semiotics, is seeking papers, artworks, posters, and demonstrations. The conference will be held September 14-16, 2004, at the University of Split in Croatia. COSIGN 2004 seeks to explore how meaning can be created by, encoded in, understood by, or produced through, the computer.

Leonardo Electronic Almanac CFP

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac, an international electronic journal and web archive for the interaction of the arts, sciences and technology, is currently seeking submissions for its upcoming Special Issues. Visit the websites for more information on each of the call for papers: Network Leaps, Bounds and Misses: Critiquing Regional Strategies for Digital Arts and Electronic Music in Asia and the Pacific (deadline extended to April 15), From the Extraordinary to the Uncanny: the persistence of a parallel universe, and RE:SEARCHING OUR ORIGINS: Critical and Archival Histories of the Electronic Arts.

CFP: “Lyric and Media”

“Lyric and Media,” a MLA discussion group on Media and Literature, asks the questions: How do theories of lyric expression, interpretation, and experience intersect with theories of media? Does a focus on the lyric compel us to rethink the narrative orientations of many discussions of the literature-media nexus? Possibile topics for papers include: lyric poetry in its media ecologies, from the alphabet or ideogram to the Internet; lyric, song, and sound recording; lyric and electric or electronic media; lyric and film/video; lyric and the dynamic generation of the page. Please send abstracts, along with requests for any audiovisual equipment needed for the presentation, to Richard Menke at rmenke at uga dot edu by March 25.

CFP: Material Electronic Text

Material Electronic Text, a MLA panel sponsored by the Association for Computers in the Humanities, seeks papers that re-consider the materiality of the electronic text in various ways. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • electronic archives
  • archiving electronics
  • digital representation of textual artifacts
  • textual representation of digital artifacts
  • materialities specific to digital texts
  • access to and preservation of electronic texts
  • data formats and obsolescence

Discussion of particular projects is welcome, as are papers proposing a more theoretical or historical focus. Please send 200 word abstracts (in the body of an email) by March 15, 2004 to Aimée Morrison at aimee.morrison at ualberta dot ca.

CFP: New Research for New Media

The New Research for New Media Symposium, to be held September 30 – October 2 at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Catalonia, will bring together researchers who use new media technologies to further their existing research methodologies, or those who use innovative research methodologies to further their research into any aspect of new media. The Symposium is seeking papers on research methodology and new media. The deadline for submissions is April 15.

CFP: Performing Ethnicity

Performing Ethnicity, a conference marking the centennial of the St.Louis World’s Exposition, will take place October 15-17, 2004 at City College of the City, University of New York. The conference examines how the St. Louis World’s Fair represented racial and ethnic categories and what impact it has made. “Performing Ethnicity” seeks papers from diverse disciplines, including performance, visual, media and cultural studies, anthropology, political science, etc., in an effort to bring together scholars, artists and writers from diverse ethnic communities and cultures. The deadline to submit abstracts is April 30. The conference will coincide with a two-week arts festival. To find out more information and to participate, contact the Ma-Yi Theater Company at ralph.pena at ma-yitheatre dot org.

New Media and the D(igital) Generation: Texts and Practices

Contributors are invited to address any aspect of the relationship between new media and youth, including youth and changing media environments; new literacy forms and practices; representations of youth in new media; new media use/ appropriation by youth; and marketing processes/forces. If interested, contact Kerry Mallan (k.mallan atqut dot edu dot au) or Wendy Morgan (w.morgan at qut dot edu dot au).

Narrative Media Workshop in Sevilla

There will be a narrative media workshop and lectures from March 8th to 12th in Sevilla. Directed by Fran Ilich and coordinated by Pedro Jiménez, the workshop aims to introduce the new conceptual tools and audiovisual materials for participants to construct narratives. The target audience are audiovisual, literary and theatrical creators as well as those interested in digital education and literacy.