COSIGN 2003: The 3rd International Conference on COMPUTATIONAL SEMIOTICS FOR GAMES AND NEW MEDIA will be held at the University of Teesside (UK) September 10 – 12, 2003 and will explore the ways in which meaning can be created by, encoded in, understood by, or produced through, the computer (using systems or techniques based upon semiotics). Deadline for submissions is March 28, 2003.

DRH 2003

DRH 2003: Digital Resources for the Humanities will occur at the University of Gloucestershire 31 August – 3 September 2003. The DRH conference brings together scholars, librarians, archivists, curators, information scientists and computing professionals to discuss the creation, exploitation, management and preservation of digital resources in the arts and humanities. Proposals for academic papers, themed panel sessions, posters and workshops are invited. The deadline for submission is 31 March 2003.

HyperRHiz Requests Submissions

Hyperrhiz Editor Jason Nelson requests submissions for a new issue of the journal. He writes “I’m curious about hidden work….work that must be discovered, be found…much like the secret compartment in the basement, or the easter eggs on DVDS…in my work I often hide things…almost unfindable…links to odd I’m looking for hidden work…specifically the main page of the journal will include hints, and only hints…no names or titles…the hints can have links…but not links to the work…but links to someplace else where there is a link…or something hidden…the goal is to make people search the web….this can be done in a trillion ways….”

technoetic arts Requests Submissions

Technoetic Arts, a peer-reviewed journal presents the cutting edge of ideas, projects and practices arising from the confluence of art, science, technology and consciousness research. It has a special interest in matters of mind and the extension of the senses through technologies of cognition and perception. It documents accounts of transdisciplinary research, collaboration and innovation in the design, theory and production of new systems and structures for life in the 21st century, while inviting a re-evaluation of older worldviews, esoteric knowledge and arcane cultural practices. Artificial life, the promise of nanotechnology, the ecology of mixed reality environments, the reach of telematic media, and the effect generally of a post-biological culture on human values and identity, are issues central to the journal’s focus.

Unfoldings, Convergence

“Unfoldings: An Exhibition of Information Art and Architectures” will be held in February 2003 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Curator Carolyn Guertin invites submissions of interactive new media unfoldings. Preference will be given to original electronic works created specifically for this exhibit, but previously exhibited works will be considered. Deadline for submissions is December 15!

Covergence seeks submissions for a special issue on “Sexuality and the Internet and/or Virtual Reality,” slated for Summer 2004. Papers are invited on any aspect of this phenomena, with regard to topics such as pornography, oppression, censorship, fetishisation, community building, sexual utopianism, new sexualities etc. Submission deadline is 30 October 2003.