The editors of a new collection entitled Digital Contexts: Studies of Online Research and Citation invite proposals for 15-25 page papers that “consider the multiple ways that digital technologies are shaping the practices of research and citation.” Proposal abstracts are due September 15, 2005; accepted manuscripts will be due January 15, 2006. For the complete call, contact Joyce R. Walker.
This two-day conference at the University of Newcastle will focus on the debate about best practice methods for enabling students and lecturers to gain interest and skills in using learning technology in the classroom, while creating a “snapshot” of what is currently happening with computers in English Studies.
The organizers invite short (15-minute maximum) presentations on good and bad experiences with learning technology in the classroom. Also sought are individuals to lead short discussions on a specific topic related to using technology to teach English Studies. Innovative proposals for discussion formats that avoid the three-paper panel are welcome. The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 31, 2005. For more information, contact Brett Lucas and Stacy Gillis.
The conference will take place November 2-4, 2005. For more information, visit the University of Newcastle English Subject Centre website.
The National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations are planning a joint conference on the theme of “internet culture.” The organizers invite proposals for themed sessions, special panels, and individual papers. Proposals or abstracts are due October 15, 2005 to George Lewis. The conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, April 12-15, 2006. Visit PCA/ACA for more information about the conference.
Cultural Futures: Place, Ground and Practice in Asia Pacific New Media will take place in Hoani Waititi Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau, December 1-5, 2005. This event, affiliated with the International Symposium for Electronic Arts (ISEA 2006), will include a symposium, exhibitions, and workshops aimed at developing international awareness of local work in new media arts, and to link international practices in new media arts to dialogues in Aotearoa’s cultural identity. The organizers invite submissions of new media texts in any genre of less than 1,500 words/2 MB. A book or themed journal issue is also under consideration. The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2005. For more information, visit the Cultural Futures website or send inquiries to the the organizers.
&NOW / Lake Forest Literary Festival
April 5-7, 2006, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL.
Proposal Deadline, October 15, 2005
The second iteration of &NOW: A Festival of Innovative Writing and Art, merged with the second annual Lake Forest Literary Festival (LFLF), will be held on April 5-7, 2006 at Lake Forest College, 30 miles north of Chicago.
This three-day festival will celebrate contemporary aesthetic practice in its most inventive forms: writing, visual, and multimedia art that is aware of its own institutional and extra-institutional history, that is as much about its form and materials-about language-as about subject matter.
&NOW/LFLF will bring together a range of writers and artists interested in exploring the possibilities of form and the limits of expression; writers and artists working to emphasize text as a medium and as an influence.
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The deadline to submit short papers for Hypertext ’05, (Salzburg, Austria, September 6-9) has been extended until June 16. Especially desired are short papers on blogs, which will have a panel devoted to the topic. For inquiries about the blog panel, contact Jill Walker, program co-chair for literary papers.
The deadline has also been extended for submissions of proposals for demonstrations: now June 16, 2005. Poster proposals: June 19, 2005.
The University of Virginia Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities invites applications for participation in its “Summit on Digital Tools,” September 28-30, 2005. The purpose of the summit is to assess the state of the development of digital tools for humanities research, as well as the effectiveness of the supporting and integrating infrastructure. The summit will begin with a keynote speech and discussion, followed by sessions whose structure and content will be shaped by the issue papers submitted by participants. Participation includes room and board, paid for by the Institute. Some limited travel funds are also available. Visit the Summit website for more information. The deadline to submit a 1-page position paper is June 30, 2005.
Markus S. Schulz, chair of the Joint Session of RC07 Research Committee on Futures Research and RC14 Research Committee on Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture, at the 2006 World Congress of the International Sociological Association, invites submissions of papers on “The Futures of New Mediascapes: Communication, Knowledge, and Culture in a Globalizing World”. The session’s purpose is to provide a forum for scholars working on communication, knowledge, and culture to discuss the processes by which the new global mediascapes are being shaped, and their future implications and social consequences. The deadline for paper proposals is October 15, 2005. The World Congress of ISA will take place in Durban, South Africa, July 23-29, 2006. For more information on the ISA World Congress and this session, visit RC07on the web. Contact Markus S. Schulz with inquiries.
ACM Multimedia 2005 is an annual conference, covering all aspects of multimedia computing. This year it will be held in Singapore. The ACM MM Interactive Art Program seeks to bring together the arts and multimedia communities to create the stage to explore, discuss, and push the limits for the advancement of both multimedia technology through the arts, and the arts through multimedia technology.
The Interactive Art Program will consist of a conference track and an art exhibition. We invite artists working with digital media and researchers in technical areas to submit their original contributions to the following tracks:
Conference track: we solicit papers describing interactive multimedia art works, tools, applications, and technical approaches for creative uses of multimedia content and technology. Emphasis will be given to novel works that use a rich variety of media and those that are interactive, particularly works that exploit non-conventional human-computer interfaces or sensors in new and emerging areas. We strongly encourage papers with a strong technical content written by artists.
Multimedia art exhibition: “Presence/Absence.” We seek art works that use multimedia to explore issues of location, relocation and dislocation, particularly where multimedia technology overcomes or reinforces physical presence or separation. The emphasis for the exhibition is on interactive art works that realize powerful artistic concepts using multimedia content and technologies.
Guest editors Cheryl E. Ball and Byron Hawk invite contributions to a special issue of the journal Computers and Compostion on the topic of “Sound in/as Compositional Space: A Next Step in Multiliteracies”. The editors are particularly interested in articles that address how sound is composed in/as new media texts, and also invite written and electronic submissions from a wide range of topics and perspectives, including a variety of classroom, scholarly, and corporate settings. Articles with digital elements will be cross-published in Computers and Composition Online. For the full call, contact Cheryl Ball or Byron Hawk. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2005.