Kia ora all
Isea2004 proceedings are now online:
The ISEA2004 proceedings are now online at the
symposium site, browsable by person or theme.
Heady readings are provided, among others, by the
keynote speakers Joanna Berzowska, Wendy Chun,
Erkki Huhtamo, Jussi Jauhiainen, Sarah Kember,
Machiko Kusahara and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. Follow the links from the
publications menu at:
or you can get the entire proceedings in one big HTML file (I always LOVE
that interface option :)
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New on The Hyperliterature Exchange for July 2005: Edward Picot reviews "The World Owes You A Living", a monolithic 6-CD audio-collage on the subject of jobs and new technology, by the Canadian new media artist Matt Fair. To read the whole review, go to http://hyperex.co.uk/reviewtwoyal.php .
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Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 20:17:24 +0200
From: "Lisbeth Klastrup" <klastrup(a)it-c.dk>
Subject: [Air-l] DAC 2005 2nd Call for Papers
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There is still time left to write and submit a paper for the Digital Arts &
Culture 2005 conference!!
Paper submission is August 8th and the conference takes place in December
1st-3rd at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
The theme of the conference is Digital Experience: Design, Aesthetics &
Practice. Researchers within the humanities, social sciences, human-computer
interaction and computer science studies, as well as those working both
practically and theoretically in newer fields such as digital art, digital
literature, game studies, online communities and new media studies are
encouraged to submit proposals for papers.
Possible topics could be, but are not restricted to:
- the specific nature of digital experiences
- cultural implications of digital experiences
- characterizing the user experience in specific digital environments (i.e.
computer games, online worlds, and ubiquitous computing environments)
- experiencing emotions, affect and trust in digital environments
- emergent formations in digital media
- methodologies for analysing digital experiences
- aesthetic approaches to communication design and experience
- the design and experience of non-informational spaces (digital art,
codework, literature, games etc.)
- design experience documented (case studies and examples of actual design)
Find the full cfp, conference history, accommodation information etc at the
Lisbeth Klastrup & Susana Tosca
Sean Cubitt ? Screen and media Studies ? University of Waikato ? Private Bag 3105 ? Hamilton ? New Zealand ? +64 (0)7 838 4543 ? seanc(a)waikato.ac.nz
this is a reminder about the install-fest happening on saturday - see
below for details. there are still places left so anyone who's
interested can contact me. if you are thinking of dropping in, you
will also need to contact me to arrange access, as the door to the
building will be locked (we'll have someone down there from 1pm for
about 15 minutes to get people in).
feel free to forward to other women who might be interested.
h : )
LINUX INSTALL-FEST FOR GRRLS
There will be a Linux install-fest for grrls on Saturday 25 June, 1pm
to around 5-6pm, for women who are interested in learning about the
open source operating system Linux.
Bring your computer, & friendly female professionals will help you to
install the Linux operating system & work out how to use it. If you
don't want to install it yourself, you can still come along & help
someone else, look over shoulders, learn about Linux & open source
software, ask questions & have fun.
You will need to bring:
- your computer (please let us know what sort of machine)
- extension cord/4-way powerboard
- snack food to share
This event has been partly inspired by the
http://www.eclectictechcarnival.org (taking place this year in
Austria, July 11-15). The wonderful local IT company Catalyst are
kindly providing us with a venue, tutors & other essentials to make
the day fun & informative.
reply to this email for further information and to register - places
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
As you know the ADA -emerge- symposium occurs just before GRAPHITE - a major international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. We are hoping that lots of ADA people will take up the opportunity to show as part of Graphite; and we are still working on a specific ADA exhibition/ performance event at the time of the symposium. - all suggestions appreciated.
see attached call for works from GRAPHITE below.
GRAPHITE 2005: International Conference on Computer Graphics and
Interactive Techniques in Australasia and Southeast Asia
29 November - 2 December 2005
Dunedin, New Zealand
Call for Digital Artwork
The Graphite Art Gallery exhibition will take place at the University of
Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand from the 29th November to 3rd December 2005.
Graphite 2005 Digital Art Gallery is looking for digitally based works
that explore the nature of creative practice, especially works that deal
with the dialectic notions of local/global, digital/physical,
internal/external, the body/the machine, or other technologically framed
dialectic pairings that contain a digital, computer, or electronic
component within the process of creation. These topics may be expressed
in the following types of work:
* 2D and 3D fine art
* Animation or sculpture
* Interactive or online works
* Small-scale installations displayable in light environments without
the need for dedicated darkened rooms
NOTE: All pieces for Graphite 2005 Digital Art Gallery must be original
work, completed after June 2004.
Submission date deadline: 15th August 2005
just a quickie to say i just put some streaming manuals online if anyone
any pointers on improvements very much welcomed
r a d i o q u a l i a
Free as in 'media'
email : adam(a)xs4all.nl
phone : +358 408 761 932 (finnish mobile)
phone : +371 938 6752 (latvian mobile)
promises to be a bunfight between biennialists and new media-ites - shd be a larf
The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand in association with the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, UNSW present the
Transforming Aesthetics Conference 7-9 July 2005
Key speakers include: Nicolas Bourriaud, Andrew Benjamin, Ernst van Alphen, Jane Taylor and Sean Cubitt
See the website for programme and registration details: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/aaanz
PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR COLLEAGUES. THANKYOU
Register for the full conference, one day or the keynote address by Nicolas Bourriaud.
Transforming Aesthetics explores the response of aesthetic theory to new forms of art and exhibition practice, emerging in relation to post-9/11 politics, globalisation, post-colonialism and the demise of Euro-centrism.
The entanglement of art with politics frequently prompts art theorists to import concepts from cultural/political theory. But art is not simply a field of application for theory; rather, concepts and theories may be understood to emerge from the visual. For this reason it is crucial to attend to the specifics of visual or aesthetic languages. New forms of political and post-colonial practice call for a new set of critical terms - for an expansion and re-evaluation of the field of aesthetic theory. Thus this conference maps the ongoing transformation of aesthetics.
This project has been assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Project Officer Curatorial Services
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney 2000
T: 02 9225 1615
F: 02 9221 6226
Transforming Aesthetics Website: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/aaanz
Sean Cubitt ? Screen and media Studies ? University of Waikato ? Private Bag 3105 ? Hamilton ? New Zealand ? +64 (0)7 838 4543 ? seanc(a)waikato.ac.nz
Date: Mon Jun 20, 2005 05:16:28 PM NZST
Subject: Fw: Transforming Aesthetics:
the new issue of the FreeSoftwareMagazine is out:
downloadedable for free in PDF
i mention it here as it has an article about net.labels i wrote which i
originally presented at the Version Festival last year in Ak.
(appologies for the shameless self promotion)
i dont say much but often read so i hope no one minds me butting in all of a sudden.
it seems to me that the review process suggested by susan is an excellent one. it doesnt mean it has to buy in to the old boys network of academic peer reviewing. but the underlying premise of giving feed back to applicants, focusing the overall symposium discussion, avoiding doubling up or undue overlap while at the same time offering a degree of legitimacy for those operating with the backing of an institution are all positive reasons...and most importantly, the ADA is after all pretty much 'the authority' in this arena isn't it? it seems to me there is some pretty amazing talent in this 'group'. universities award authority and legitimacy on themselves and others all the time.
i suggest that the hosts assemble a peer group by whatever means, propose and implement a structure for review and solicit the help they feel they need. go dunedin (hi caro)
>>> I.Clothier(a)witt.ac.nz 06/14/05 02:51p.m. >>>
I'm watching this topic with some interest. Re the academic scenario and
funding, I can go with the feeling and what your saying about point 1, but
in simple terms to be called a spade, its best if the spade is actually a
spade. That is, if it is a peer reviewed doodah then it needs to follow the
doodah scenario (apologies for the technical language). I think it would be
better to have a section for non peer reviewed papers in addition to peer
reviewed, which is the intention I think.
The benefits are legitimacy for all and for some, being able to apply for
funding. It would be handy to have a legitimate side to the symposiums. In
the future, the symposiums could go big or small, but having legitimacy for
a component might be useful.
Legitimacy means hierarchy, and hierarchy imposes values, but then given
money might come into it, the imposition of values somewhere along the line
will occur as a matter of course. Hierarchies have the money, and seek
legitimation to dispense it.
I agree that a 'paper' can be many things. They could be research based
creative projects or just plain projects that would be presented, but if it
is submitted to the peer reviewed channel then it's peer reviewed. Which
means it might not make it.
Utilising the email list for intro of the 'paper' is a good idea. Simply
putting it on the web someplace doesn't work as well as having it come into
the inbox, in my experience. If readers have to go to a page, it is too easy
Collated and circulated prior sounds OK, but would be extra work for the
organisers and I can see this turning into pile of papers I must read before
the symposium, and turning up to the symposium with unread papers. Know what
Be interesting to see what others have to say.
> From: su b <suballard(a)optusnet.com.au>
> Reply-To: Aotearoa Digital Arts <ada_list(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
> Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 09:30:18 +1000
> To: luke <lduncalfe(a)eml.cc>, Aotearoa Digital Arts
> Subject: [SPAM] - Re: [Ada_list] -emerge- - Email found in subject
> Hi luke,
> well one of the things i want to suggest is that WE determine how it
> the usual academic scenario is this: approx 2 months before a
> conference you submit a written paper, this gets circulated around a
> 'peer review panel' who ...
> (and this bit depends on the conference particulars)
> 1. decide if you can present - ie if it is up to 'scratch' (whatever
> that might mean) - my sense is that we will not operate in this way.
> 2. give the writer feedback on the paper and suggest modifications/
> other material etc.
> 3. are informed respondents when the paper is presented.
> when 2. and 3. work they make for really good presentations and mean
> that the conversations have already begun....
> For academics in institutions, the peer review process gives a
> legitimacy to the proceedings and means that it is often possible to
> procure $$ to attend conferences - this is of course essential and i
> don't want to undermine this for those of you lucky enough to be in
> that position!
> I am using the word 'paper' loosely here. There may be some really
> interesting ways that we can use this feedback model as a tool for
> critical peer evaluation of each other's pieces/ works/ presentations/
> performances/ discussions.
> but again we also wanted to make this process optional (it can be
> pretty daunting and doesn't work for everyone.)
> Fibreculture (the australian networked media community list) requested
> that anyone attending their conferences post a short 'position' paper
> to the email list before everyone gets together - this works well when
> everyone is engaged in (and comfortable with) written media but ADA is
> more diverse than this.
> I have also heard of wiki working well in this way (although i don't
> really know how they work, or what they are...can someone help
> Another option is that symposium material - papers / images/ texts/
> etc are collated before the conference and circulated before we get
> together and then we can begin chatting without the need for background
> material to be presented, and we can use our time together to
> experience time-based pieces (films/ performances/ etc...) - Adam has
> suggested a PDF for this....a different kind of 'critical reader'...
> On 13 Jun 2005, at 4:04 PM, luke wrote:
>> | discussion. And for those of us who want it, we have included the
>> | opportunity for peer review - that is getting someone else to look at
>> | what you are doing: a critical reader - prior to the critical
>> | 'listeners' and participants at the symposium.
>> hi su - can you speak a bit more about how this works? i've never
>> heard this
>> before and it sounds like a great idea.
>> Ada_list mailing list
> Ada_list mailing list
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