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.

ACM Multimedia 2004

This year’s ACM Multimedia Conference will take place October 11-15 in New York City. The Interactive Art Program within the conference wishes to bring together the arts and multimedia communities to explore the advancement of both multimedia technology through the arts, and the arts through multimedia technology. Researchers and artists working with digital media are encouraged to submit their works or papers.

Art and Technology Grant

ARS Electronica is offering an art/technology grant to young artists, aged 19-27, who have developed as-yet-unproduced concepts in the fields of media art, media design, or media technology. Participants may be individuals or groups. The winner receives a stipend of 7,500 Euro and will be invited to spend a term as Researcher and Artist in Residence at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. To enter, visit ARS Electronic [the next idea]. The deadline for entries is March 12.

Call for Contributions: Teknokultura

Teknokultura, the online journal of the University of Puerto Rico’s Social Sciences Faculty, provides a forum of expression on subjects related to technology and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. Teknokultura is seeking contributions, such as articles, electronic art, book and website reviews, literary work, and cartoons, that address the integration of technology in our daily social lives. This call for contributions will be open from April 2004 until April 2005. For more information, contact Heidi J. Figueroa Sarriera by email at hfiguero at coqui dot net.

Online Competition and Public Art

Creative Time and Panasonic are proud to present Günther Selichar: Who’s Afraid of Blue, Red, and Green?, an online competition and public art project based on the elementary visual building blocks of digital display screens. Participants are invited to create animations comprised of 15 vertical compositions in blue, red, and green. Three winning entries will be featured on the NBC Astrovision by Panasonic.

Summer Fellowship Call for Projects

The Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML) at the USC Annenberg Center for Communication is pleased to announce its 2004 Summer Fellowship Program to foster innovative research for its new electronic journal, Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular. Scholars, designers, and technologists are brought together by Vectors to explore how technology changes and redefines social and cultural relations. For more information about the fellowship program and how to apply, please visit the Vectors website.

(dIS)jUNCTIONS: Romancing Heteroglossia

This graduate conference, to be held April 9-10, 2004 at UC Riverside, seeks analytical papers and artistic works that probe the question of multivocality or heteroglossia, either in the design of their narratives, or in the nature of their use of electronic media. Critical readings of electronic texts and works are welcome, along with creative experiments with new media. Abstracts/papers/links due March 1, 2004 to cfpenglish at hotmail dot com (no attachments, please).

Digital Visions

Digital Visions is an online exhibition created by artists and curators at the University of British Columbia, Canada. The Digital Vision committee would like to invite artists to submit work for review by February 28, 2004, and late submissions may be accepted until March 5.