CFP for Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature Organization 2008 Conference

July 8, 2007 in Calls, ELO, Events, Other News

Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature Organization 2008 Conference

Thursday, May 29-Sunday, June 1, 2008
Vancouver, Washington

Sponsored by Washington State University Vancouver & the Electronic Literature Organization

Dene Grigar & John Barber, Co-Chairs

http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/programs/dtc/elo08.html
Producing a work of electronic literature entails not only practice in the literary arts but sometimes also the visual, sonic, and the performative arts; knowledge of computing devices and software programs; and experience in collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and hybridity. In short, electronic literature requires its artists to see beyond traditional approaches and sensibilities into what best can be described as visionary landscapes where, as Mark Amerika puts it, artists “celebrate an interdisciplinary practice from a literary and writerly perspective that allows for other kinds of practice-based art-research and knowledge sharing.”

To forward the thinking about new approaches and sensibilities in the media arts, The Electronic Literature Organization and Washington State University Vancouver’s Digital Technology and Culture program are inviting submissions to the Electronic Literature Organization 2008 Conference to be held from May 29 to June 1, 2008 in Vancouver, Washington.

“Visionary Landscapes: Electronic Literature Organization 2008 Conference” is interested in papers that explore forms of digital media that utilize images, sound, movement, and user interaction as well as––or in lieu of––words and that explore how we read, curate, and critique such works. Topics may include:

• New, non-screen, environments for presenting multimedia writing and/or electronic literature
• Research labs and new media projects
• Strategies for reading electronic literary works
• Curating digital art
• Innovative approaches to critiquing electronic literature
• Emerging technologies for the production of multimedia writing and/or electronic literature
• Building audience for new media literary works and writing
• Digital, literary performances
• Publishing for print or electronic media connecting literature and the arts through common archiving and metatag strategies
• Artistic methods of composition used in intermedia storytelling(improvisation, collaboration, sample and remix, postproduction art, codework, hactivism, etc.

In conjunction with the three-day conference, there will be a juried Media Arts Show. Along with prizes for the most notable work, selected artists will be awarded bursaries to attend the conference featured at the show. Submission guidelines will be posted beginning August 15, 2007 on the conference website.

The keynote speaker is internationally renowned new media artist and writer, Mark Amerika, named a “Time Magazine 100 Innovator.” His artwork has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the ICA in London, the Walker Art Center, and the Denver Art Museum and has been the topic of four retrospectives. Amerika is also the author of many books, including his recently published collection of artist writings entitled META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press), founder of the Alt-X Network, and publisher of the electronic book review. He currently holds the position of Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Deadline for Submissions for Presentations: November, 30, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: December 30, 2007

Vancouver, Washington, located in the Pacific Northwest just across the Columbia River from Portland, OR, is about a six hour drive south of Vancouver, Canada and three hours south of Seattle, Washington. The conference day events will take place at Washington State University Vancouver, a Tier One research Institution built in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains with views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Saint Helens. The official conference hotel is the Hilton Vancouver located in downtown Vancouver, Washington with easy access to restaurants, bars, and evening conference events. Special rates have been negotiated for conference attendees. A conference shuttle will take attendees to and from the campus daily. The recommended airport is PDX at Portland, which is about a seven minute drive to downtown Vancouver, WA.

The cost of the conference is $150; graduate students and non-affiliated artists pay only $100. Conference registration covers access to all events, the reception, some meals, and shuttle transportation.

For more information, contact Dene Grigar at Grigar@vancouver.wsu.edu.

Nebraska Digital Workshop — CFP

February 11, 2007 in Calls, Other News

Call for Proposals
The Nebraska Digital Workshop
October 5 & 6, 2007

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) will host the second annual Nebraska Digital Workshop on October 5 & 6, 2007 and seeks proposals for digital presentations by pre-tenure faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students working in the digital humanities. The goal of the Workshop is to enable the best early career scholars in the field of digital humanities to present their work in a forum where it can be critically evaluated, improved, and showcased. Under the auspices of the Center, the Workshop will bring nationally recognized senior scholars in digital humanities to UNL to participate and work with the selected scholars. Selected scholars will receive full travel reimbursement and an honorarium for presenting their work at the Nebraska Digital Workshop.

Selection criteria include: significance in primary disciplinary field, technical innovation, theoretical and methodological sophistication, and creativity of approach.

Please send proposed workshop abstract, curriculum vitae, and a representative sample of digital work via a URL or disk on or before May 1, 2007 to: Katherine L. Walter, Co-Director, UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, at kwalter1@unl.edu or 319 Love Library, UNL, Lincoln, NE 68588-4100. For further details, please see the Center’s website.

CFP: perthDAC 2007

May 31, 2006 in Calls

The call for papers for perthDAC 2007 is out. The theme of the 2007 Digital Arts and Culture Conference will be “The Future of Digital Media Culture.” The conference will be held from 15 – 18th September 2007, during the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth. There will be a double blind peer review process for papers. The deadline for 500 word abstracts is 14th August 2006, and the deadline for full papers is 4th December 2006.

CFP: Collection– From A to <A> :Keywords in HTML and Writing

May 15, 2006 in Calls

From A to <A>Keywords in HTML and Writing, a proposed collection edited by Bradley Dilger and Jeff Rice, seeks essays that consider the cultural, ideological, and rhetorical forces shaping the relationships between writing and the mark-up and scripting languages that make up the web, such as HTML and CSS.

Markup tags will be used as keywords. Following the keywords genre, essays should focus on a single tag or unit of markup, and break down that tag’s etymological, historical, social, and cultural meanings.

For further details on the kinds of essays sought, as well as submission instructions, contact Bradley Dilger or Jeff Rice. A list of essays which have already been accepted is available online.

Deadline for abstracts is August 1, 2006.

CFP: IDMAa Journal Issue on History and Changing Paradigms: The Role of Digital Media and Arts in How We View Our World

May 15, 2006 in Calls

The Journal of the International Digital Media and Arts Association (IDMAa) seeks submissions for a special issue on history and digital media. The journal is looking for “work that considers how digital media and arts have been contributing to changes in the ways that people see their world, both literally, and conceptually, with a particular emphasis on the ‘idea’ of History.”

The journal is published online as a PDF document, with an annual print version. Contributors are encouraged to consider formats that best suit the author’s goals:

–traditional peer-reviewed research article;

–commentary and criticism, including interviews, opinion pieces, editorials; reviews of books, articles and digital media artworks, etc.; as well as shorter academic and scholarly articles.

Jointly-authored submissions will be considered.

Submission deadline for this issue is August 1, 2006. For details on submission requirements, visit the IDMAa Journal.

CFW: Vectors–Perception, Difference, Memory

May 15, 2006 in Calls

Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular seeks “richly multimedia submissions” on the themes of perception, difference, and memory. Accepted projects will be published over the next several years, depending on the topic. See Vectors for details and specifics on deadlines.

Also, Vectors Spring 2006, Ephemera, is now online. This issue features “a range of projects related to the theme of ephemera, from the perspectives of history, anthropology, cultural geography, film, media studies, video games, tourism, politics, art and literature. Contributors include Rick Prelinger, Judith Jackson Fossett, Amelie Hastie, Melanie Swalwell, Jeffrey Schnapp, Kim Christen, Chris Cooney, the Center for History and New Media and the Transcriptions Project at UC Santa Barbara.

new forms review invites submissions to the Where We Create Project

May 9, 2006 in Calls, Other News

The newly-built new forms review, a net art and digital literature portal/future peer-reviewed journal founded by Jason Nelson, invites submissions to its first major initiative, the Where we Create Project.

The Where We Create Project “is designed,” says Nelson, “to connect digital artists and writers (and analog creators as well) through a website featuring photos and descriptions of where artists/writers create. Our geographies and external landscapes are instrumental in altering and forming the creatures we create.”

To contribute to the project, send the following to Where We Create:

1. An image or two, 300 pixels X 300 pixels jpg, of where you create. This could be your office, your backyard, some coffee shop–whatever image depicts the physical space(s) where you work;

2. Some text about the place and its meaning to you, your work, your life, or whatever you feel represents the world in which you create; five to seven sentences maximum;

3. Your name, any other brief biographical information, and where the places you are talking about are geographically located;

4. A few urls so people can see the work you create in that place.

First Nebraska Digital Workshop, September 22-23

April 7, 2006 in Calls

The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites pre-tenure faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students to submit proposals on digital humanities work at the first Nebraska Digital Workshop. The workshop, “a forum where the best new digital humanities work will be critically evaluated, improved, and showcased,” will take place at UNL September 22-23, 2006. Selected scholars will receive full travel reimbursements and honorariums. Visit the Center for Digital Research for information regarding proposal submission and selection criteria, or contact William G. Thomas, III, chair of the workshop. Deadline for proposals is May 1, 2006.

Call for Net Art Proposals: Turbulence.org

February 9, 2006 in Calls

Turbulence announces a call for proposals for Turbulence New England Initiative II: Net Art and Hybrid Networked Art Competition. Three commissions of $3,500 each will be awarded by jurists Julian Bleeker, Michele Thursz, and Helen Thorington. Commissioned works will be exhibited on Turbulence.org and at Art Interactive. For more information, visit Turbulence.org. Proposal deadline is February 28, 2006.

Electronic Literature Collection: Less than One Week to the Deadline

January 26, 2006 in Calls, ELO

The first volume of Electronic Literature Collection seeks submissions of work – until Tuesday, January 31. See the call for works for details!

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