Rewire 2011: Call For Papers now open - Deadline Monday, January 31st 2011
Host: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool
In collaboration with academic partners: Liverpool John Moores University, CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, the Universities of the West of Scotland and Lancaster, and the Database of Virtual Art at the Dept. for Image Science, Danube University Krems.
Following the success of Media Art History 2005 Re:fresh in Banff, Media Art History 2007 Re:place in Berlin and Media Art History 2009 Re:live in Melbourne, Media Art History 2011 Rewire will host three days of keynotes, panels and poster sessions.
Media Art History 2011 Rewire will increase the voltage and ignite key debates within the internationally distributed network of histories, which takes account of the questions surrounding documentation and methodologies, materiality, and agency. Rewire aims to up the current to illuminate the British contribution to media art, and by looking at our industrial heritage and contribution to the history of computing technologies themselves, we will open the discussion to how these contributions are manifested internationally. Considering the International scope of the histories of media art, science and technology, Rewire is also listed as part of the "McLuhan in Europe" programme, and will take place concurrently with The Asia Triennial in Manchester and Abandon Normal Devices, the North West's festival of new cinema and digital culture which returns to Liverpool in September 2011. The reviewers especially welcome proposals for presentations that resonate thematically with these events.
We are looking for original research on:
* The relations between art, science, technology and industry, both historically and now
* New paradigms and alternative discourses for media art and media art history, such as, for example, craft, design, social media, or cybernetics
* Local histories and practices of media art, including (but not limited to) Britain
* Colonial experiences and non-Western histories of media art, science and technology
* Media art history in relation to the biological, biomedical and ecological sciences
* Relations between the histories of media art and those of computing and new technologies
* Writing art history in a technologised and scientific culture, including the documentation of media art and how it is changed in a technologised and scientific culture
* How the field of science and technology studies (STS) can offer useful models for new paradigms for art history
For the full Call for Papers, and to submit an abstract, please visit: http://www.mediaarthistory.org/rewire
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
88 Wood Street
Liverpool, L1 4DQ
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