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.
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.
Make a contribution to decade,an online writing project being launched this week to celebrate ten years of innovative digital activity at trAce Online Writing Centre at Nottingham Trent University, UK. The completed project will take the shape of a writing ‘quilt’ of many different responses to technology and change.
The introduction to the project notes:
“In the last ten years there has been an explosion of new technology, especially related to computers and the internet, and for some of us it has changed forever the way we live and write. As the trAce Online Writing Centre reaches its tenth anniversary, we invite you to reflect on your own personal decade of living and writing with technology.”
trAce Artistic Director Gaven Stewart invites contributions of brief statements of 100 words to the project about the technology you love, hate or anticipate; and the ways in which technology has changed your life.
m/c Media and Culture invites contributions to M/C Journal’s “transmit” issue, edited by Hendrik Huijser and Brooke Collins-Gearing. The editors seek 1000-1500-word reflections from all potential angles relating to media and culture, including the potential and limitations of “transmission.” Possibilities include analyses of the tools of transmission, the content of transmission, including the transfer of information, knowledge, culture, language, and all forms and genres of media. Deadline for article submission is January 16, 2006. For the complete call, visit M/C Journal, or contact the editors.
Computers and Writing Online 2006, “Making Knowledge on the Digital Frontier,” will be held February 6-28, 2006. This online conference complements the face-to-face Computers and Writing conference that will be held in May 2006 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Proposals are sought from both individuals and teams for 1-hour synchronous and asynchronous sessions as well as 45-minute poster sessions. Asynchronous sessions will occur over a five-day period between February 6 and 28. Poster sessions will take place on February 18 in the English MOO at Texas Tech.
Proposals are sought on a wide range of topics that address the theme of the conference. Topics may include but are not limited to:
–“New” technologies such as wikis and blogs in the writing classroom
–Reconsideration of past propositions about how computer networks are best suited for learning and writing instruction, as well as for online learning communities
–The sociology of digital communities
–The interface between Rhetoric and Composition theory and technology
–Technologies of Technical Communication: theory, practice, pedagogy
–Online portfolios: the state of the art
–Visual rhetoric and new media
250-word proposal abstracts are due November 30, 2005. For complete information on the conference and proposal submission instructions, visit the CWO conference website, or contact Conference Coordinator Lennie Irvin.
media-N, the international, peer-reviewed online journal of New Media Caucus, invites submissions for its next issue on any new media topic. In addition to essays, the editors are interested in commentaries, reviews, etc. The goal of this issue is to help define the scope of the journal and its readership. Also sought are guest editors with proposals for future themed issues. The deadline for the next issue is November 21, 2005. For submission instructions, visit the New Media Caucus on line.
The Electronic Literature Organization seeks submissions for the first Electronic Literature Collection. We invite the submission of literary works that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the computer. Works will be accepted until January 31, 2006. Up to three works per author will be considered.
The Electronic Literature Collection will be an annual publication of current and older electronic literature in a form suitable for individual, public library, and classroom use. The publication will be made available both online, where it will be available for download for free, and as a packaged, cross-platform CD-ROM, in a case appropriate for library processing, marking, and distribution. The contents of the Collection will be offered under a Creative Commons license so that libraries and educational institutions will be allowed to duplicate and install works and individuals will be free to share the disc with others.
The editorial collective for this first volume of the Electronic Literature Collection, to be published in 2006, is:
N. Katherine Hayles
This collective will review the submitted work and select pieces for the Collection.
The editorial collectives for each volume will be chosen by the Electronic Literature Organization’s board of directors. The tentative editorial collective for the second Collection, to be published in 2007, includes Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Marjorie C. Luesebrink, and Noah Wardrip-Fruin.
Literary quality will be the chief criterion for selection of works. Other aspects considered will include innovative use of electronic techniques, quality and navigability of interface, and adequate representation of the diverse forms of electronic literature in the collection as a whole.
For the first Collection, the collective will consider works up to 50 MB in size, uncompressed. Works submitted should function on both Macintosh OS X (10.4) and Windows XP. Works should function without requiring users to purchase or install additional software. Submissions may require software that is typically pre-installed on contemporary computers, such as a web browser, and are allowed to use the current versions of the most common plugins.
To have a work considered, all the authors of the work must agree that if their work is published in the Collection, they will license it under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License, which will permit others to copy and freely redistribute the work, provided the work is attributed to its authors, that it is redistributed non-commercially, and that it is not used in the creation of derivative works. No other limitation is made regarding the author’s use of any work submitted or accepted.
To submit a work:
- Prepare a plain text file with the following information:
- The title of the work.
- The names and email addresses of all authors and contributors of the work.
- The URL where you are going to make your .zip file available for us to download. The editorial collective will not publish the address of this file.
- A short description of the work — less than 200 words in length.
- Any instructions required to operate the work.
- The date the work was first distributed or published, or “unpublished” if it has not yet been made available to the public.
- Prepare a .zip archive including the work in its entirety. Include the text file from step (1) at the top level of this archive, and name it “submisson.txt”.
- Upload the .zip file to a web server so that it is available at the specified location.
- Place all of the text in the “submisson.txt” file in the body of an email and send it to email@example.com with the name of the piece being submitted included in the subject line.
The Electronic Literature Collection is supported by institutional partners including the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW) at the University of Pennsylvania, ELINOR: Electronic Literature in the Nordic Countries, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.
Guest-editors Simon Mills, Gavin Stewart and Sue Thomas invite submissions to a special issue of Convergence: The International Journal of New Media Technologies, commemorating trAce’s 10th anniversary. The theme of the Winter 2006 issue will be “An End to the New? Re-Assessing the Claims for New Media Writing”. The editors seek essays that re-assess claims made for new media writing over the last decade; challenge the dominant ideologies and terminologies of the field; and provide a critical re-evaluation of new media writing in all its forms. The deadline for receipt of final drafts of papers is January 30, 2006. For the full call, contact Gavin Stewart.
The International Digital Media and Arts Association and Miamai University’s Center for Interactive Media Studies invite paper submisssions to the 2006 iDMAa + IMS Conference, to be held April 6-8, 2006 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
The conference, which will include refereed paper panels, discussion workshops, gallery talks, and performances, will be organized around nine “tracks” addressing various aspects of code. For the complete call, visit the conference website. Submissions are due by November 23, 2005 to Peg FaimonM, program chair.
While visiting the iDMA site, check out the current issue of the iDMA journal, a special issue on game studies, featuring Espen Aarseth on “Game Studies: What is it good for?”