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Subject: call for papers
From: "Julia Knight" <julia.knight(a)sunderland.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, June 1, 2007 3:50 am
I am re-circulating the call for papers (attached) for our Future
Histories of the Moving Image conference, scheduled for 16-18
November 2007. The conference has been generating some good interest
and we now have further confirmed speakers, so we have extended the
submission deadline to 30 June 2007.
Would you kindly forward/circulate the updated call to anyone and any
mailing and discussion lists you think might be interested.
Much appreciated and many thanks
Future Histories of the Moving Image
An international conference to be held at University of Sunderland
16-18 November 2007
**** Due to growing interest and new confirmed speakers we have ****
extended the submission deadline: 30 June 2007
Keynote Speakers: Professor Patricia Zimmermann (Ithaca College, New
York), and Holly Aylett (Vertigo Magazine and Independent Film
As is now widely acknowledged, with the advent of digital technology
the nature of moving image production, distribution and exhibition
has changed dramatically. In particular, a rapidly increasing number
of people are now accessing an increasing volume and range of moving
image material online. This technology is also changing the way in
which we analyse and document current and historical moving image
practices, as there has been a recent proliferation of digital
archive and database projects relating to film, video and television
practices. It is timely therefore to examine the changing ways in
which we are circulating and interrogating all areas of our moving
We would particularly welcome papers that address the following areas:
– What impact does the increasing reliance on database
resources have on the nature of the histories we produce and write?
– History as database vs history as narrative.
– Implications of the proliferation of online critical writing
(from refereed academic journals through to personal blogs) and its
dissemination, with the blurring of the traditional distinction
between professional and amateur writer.
– The role and implication of immediate online distribution/
exhibition of works
– What impact is digital distribution having on theatrical
– Issues arising from the perceived need on the part of major
producers/broadcasters to develop content for multiple platforms.
– The implications of multiple producers being able to
disseminate a wide range of material to multiple niche audiences
(giving the idea of ‘narrowcasting’ a new meaning).
– Revival/development of found footage production practices
with the availability of digital archives such as Library of Congress
Internet Archive (including the Prelinger Archive) and BBC Open
– Questions relating to the increasing accessibility online of
moving image material in relation to intellectual property and the
development of the Creative Commons copyright licence.
– The creative influence of database logic on film structure.
The conference will also host an open workshop – with participation
by the Arts Council England, the Tate, the British Film Institute,
Marcel Schwierin (Cinovid Database, Germany) and Gaby Wijers
(Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts) –
which will address the issues of securing the sustainability and
maximising the use/visibility of the growing number of film and video
database/online research resources. The workshop is funded by the
AHRC Networks and Workshops Scheme.
Check out our blog regularly for latest news:
Please send proposals of 200-300 words for papers of approx. 20
minutes, together with a brief biographical note by 30 June 2007 to
the conference organisers (Steven Ball, Julia Knight and Stephen
Partridge) at futurehistories(a)sunderland.ac.uk
Future Histories of the Moving Image is a joint conference organised
by the University of Sunderland, the British Artists’ Film and Video
Study Collection (University of the Arts, London) and the Visual
Research Centre REWIND project DJCAD at the University of Dundee, in
collaboration with Convergence: The International Journal of Research
into New Media Technologies. All papers delivered at the conference
will be considered for publication in the journal.
Reader in Moving Image/Co-editor, Convergence
School of Arts, Design, Media & Culture
University of Sunderland
The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's
St Peter's Way
Sunderland. SR6 0DD
Tel: 0191 515 2653 (direct line)
Tel: 0191 515 2634 (switchboard)
Fax: 0191 515 3807
***Please note NEW author-date style for Convergence**
Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
Editors: Julia Knight and Alexis Weedon
Editorial assistant: Jason Wilson
Associate editors: Jeanette Steemers (Europe), Rebecca Coyle (Western
Pacific), Amy Bruckman and Jane Singer (North America)
Published quarterley. ISSN 1354-8564
Copyright of Convergence articles rests with the publisher
Editorial e-mail: Convergence(a)beds.ac.uk
Editorial website: www.beds.ac.uk/convergence
THIS WEEK THE PELORUS TRUST MEDIAGALLERY PRESENTS ...
Why Science-Fiction is the only legitimate art-form of the 20th Century
an illustrated talk by artist David Cauchi
Emerging from European avant-garde art and American pulp magazines
Science–Fiction became a force in the mainstream of 20th century
Western culture. This Saturday David Cauchi presents an illustrated
lecture in support of his bold assertion(!) including paintings and
film from the collection of the NZFA. The films include 3 of our
Cataloguers personal favourites about BROSCO, a giant robot that
walked from Wanganui to Wellington in 1960 to publicise Wanganui’s
Industrial Fair. Also on the bill is Dunedin animator Fred O’Neill's
animated tale of war and conquest Flight to Venus (1960), a Pacific
Films advertisement for Caltex IC Plus Petrol (196-) and Len Lye’s
psychedelic classic The Birth of the Robot (1936).
Why Science-Fiction is the only legitimate art-form of the 20th Century
New Zealand Film Archive mediatheatre
Saturday June 2, 4.30pm
Final days for Richard von Sturmer’s Zen poetry and film meditation
piece Tanka Films.
New Zealand Film Archive mediagallery
until Friday June 1
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Amongst the morass of media you are bombarded with each day I'd like to
draw your attention to ANAT¹s Still/Open Media Lab 07 which may be
particularly of interest to your networks, researchers and students.
Still/Open will focus on the practice and theory of open source approaches
as applied through networked art and software development, print and online
publishing, and in the scientific arena. It will be facilitated by
outstanding practitioners, developers and and publishers Beatriz da Costa
(USA), Andy Nicholson (Aust.) and Alessandro Ludovico (Italy).
In keeping with open philosophy the Labs will be free, and take place as a
series of workshops and public forums in three locations across Australia:
Melbourne: 6,7th September
Perth: 11,12th September
Brisbane: 15,16th September
About the Workshop Facilitators:
***Beatriz da Costa (USA): is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher, a
former collaborator of Critical Art Ensemble and a co-founder of Preemptive
Media, an arts, activism and technology group. Beatriz is an Assistant
Professor of Arts, Computation, Engineering at the University of California,
Irvine and is dedicated to a participatory practice and interactions with
non-academic publics represent a key component of her work.
Check out the video of Beatriz¹s recent PigeonBlog project on
***Andy Nicholson (Aust.): free software hacker and new media activist is
part of the Engage media collective, an organisation dedicated to providing
media tools to activists, campaigners, communities and citizen journalists
<http://engagemedia.org/> EngageMedia is a website for video about social
justice and environmental issues in Australia, Southeast Asia and the
Read a recent interview with Andy at <http://molife.com.au/node/35>
***Alessandro Ludovico (Italy): is a media critic and the editor in chief
from 1993 of the magazine Neural <http://www.neural.it> awarded with an
"Honorary Mention" for Net.Vision at Prix Ars Electronica 2004. Alessandro
is one of the founding contributors of the Nettime community and one of the
founders of Mag.Net (Electronic Cultural Publishers)
Read about his Google Will Eat Itself project
***Workshop participation is limited to 15 in each city and will be
accepted until 5pm 31st May, via the online application form at
This Lab is free and ANAT will also provide a limited number of
scholarships for those participants traveling from the regions or interstate
to Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane to attend. Please direct application
inquiries to Project Manager Sasha Grbich via email, sasha(a)anat.org.au
Still/Open is presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology,
ARTRAGE, Symbiotica, Creative Commons Australia and Digital Harbour.
Dr Melinda Rackham
Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)
PO Box 8029
South Australia 5000
ph: 61 8 8231 9037; fax 61 8 8231 9766
Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) is supported by the Visual
Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and
Territory Governments; the Australian Government through the Australia
Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the South Australian
Government through Arts SA.
070707 UpStage Festival Performances Announced
Shadow puppets, flights of fancy, air guitar and a visit to a London
building site will be some of the virtual attractions at 070707
UpStage Festival - a feast of online performances on July 7, 2007 to
celebrate the release of UpStage 2.
New Zealand and international artists are creating work specifically
for the UpStage environment, which will be performed for an online
audiences and simultaneously screened at the New Zealand Film Archive
UpStage is software that allows audiences from anywhere in the world
to participate in live online performances, created in real time by
remote players. Audiences need only an internet connection and web
browser and can interact through a text chat tool while the players
use images to create visual scenes, and operate "avatars" - graphical
characters that speak aloud and move.
The diversity of proposals for the festival has impressed the
organisers. "It's exciting to see UpStage being used in such a
variety of ways," said UpStage project manager Helen Varley Jamieson.
"We have all manner of artists - writers, musicians, dancers,
performers, videographers, story-tellers - experimenting with how
they can use the internet as a creative medium and a site for their
The full list of performances and artists is attached and is on the
UpStage web site: http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=51. Performance
times will be publicised on the UpStage and New Zealand Film Archive
web sites soon, and live links to the stages will be accessible from
the UpStage web site on July 7; online audiences just need to click!
The performances will be screened live in the the New Zealand Film
Archive mediagallery where visitors can buy a coffee, take a seat and
watch the performances taking place from remote locations around the
world. Exhibitions Manager Mark Williams says "It will be like
watching a live movie, as the shows unfold in front our eyes."
UpStage workshop facilitator Vicki Smith has been providing graphic,
technical and tutorial support for artists and education groups who
are creating performances, and says that the level and range of work
being produced promises breathtaking cyberformances (online
performances) for audiences to view and take part in.
UpStage 2 is funded by the Community Partnership Fund of the NZ
Government's Digital Strategy, with the support of partners CityLink,
MediaLab and Auckland University of Technology, and developed by
programmer and digital artist Douglas Bagnall.
The launch takes place on 28 June and will be accompanied by an
exhibition at the NZ Film Archive from 28 June to 15 July, and the
festival on 7 July.
For further information and images, contact:
Helen Varley Jamieson
helen varley jamieson
UpStage project manager
a web-based venue for live online performance
I'm new to New Zealand and the Ada list. My colleauge from New York,
Andrea Polli told me about the Ada list and I wanted to start
I'm a new Lecturer at the VUW School of Design in the new Digital
Tonight at 5:30 there is an opening for the Designed Futures
exhibition showcasing the New School of Design with Digital Media
Design, Industrial Design, and Design Studies.
There will be student work on display from Industrial Design and
Digital Media Design. Please come by if you have some time. I look
forward to becoming involved in the Ada community and engaging in a
dialouge about new media, digital arts, and design.
The exhibition runs through June 1st at the Te Aro Architecture and
139 Vivian Street
Lecturer, Digital Media Design
School of Design
Victoria University of Wellington
Hey ADA members,
Just thought some of you might be interested in contributing to a new group blog
I've started up, focusing on electronic art, new media, and digital culture in
Realise everyone's busy, so I've setup a group blog format which means that
there's always someone posting and the workload is much less.
We've already got 14+ contributors who'll be writing on topics like digital art
history, sound installations, Second Life, VJing, and video game interaction.
The blog has been setup using Blogger, which is very easy, providing a simple
Word-like interface for posting. I hope to increase the profile of digital arts
among artists, programmers, writers, and academics in this country, to provide a
way to share interesting work, and to make it easier to connect with other
There's not a lot there yet (been focusing on getting contributors) but once
everyone gets posting it should have a good buzz to it.
(http://scenewindow.blogspot.com/, or http://window.org.nz). It's currently in
the Window framework but will be made more independent as it gets going.
Let me know if you're interested (email luke.munn(a)gmail.com) and I'll send you an
email which makes you an Author.
Online Curator, Window
Faculty Positions in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at the
National University of Singapore
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the National University of
Singapore is seeking applicants for research & teaching positions in
the area of Science, Technology, and Society (STS). This is an open-
rank search (we are offering Tenure-Track Assistant Professorships
through Associate Professorships), and successful candidates will
join a number of departments, including:
English Language and Literature
Communications and New Media
Area Studies appointments are also possible (in departments of
Japanese, Chinese, Malay, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Studies).
Candidates will be expected to raise the university’s profile in STS-
related research, and contribute to teaching at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels. We are particularly interested in
candidates who can work with colleagues across disciplinary
boundaries in our newly-formed STS Research Cluster. Excellent
research opportunities in Singapore exist in the areas of new media &
visual studies; biology and biotechnology; and cultural or
anthropological studies of science, technology, and medicine,
although applicants’ interests need not be restricted to these
topics, themes, and geographies.
The National University of Singapore offers generous compensation,
allowances for overseas conference travel, access to grant funding,
subsidized housing, one of the finest libraries in Asia, superior
digital connectivity, and a stimulating, English-speaking
intellectual environment. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is
the university’s largest, and is home to professors and students from
dozens of countries around the world.
Interviews will begin in August of 2007, in Singapore, and will
continue until all positions are filled.
Candidates should submit a c.v., an article-length writing sample,
and the names & addresses of three references (including email
addresses). Please tell us in the cover letter why you are applying
for the position and something about your research agenda.
Applications can be submitted electronically to fasssts(a)nus.edu.sg,
STS Research Cluster
DRGS, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 6
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
For further information on STS-related research at the National
University of Singapore please see http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/sts/
index.html. For questions regarding this search, please contact the
committee chair, Dr. Gregory Clancey, c/o Ms. Sorelle Henricus at
Media and Communications Program
Faculty of Arts
Room 127 John Medley East
The University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010
Tel: + 61 3 8344 3667
Fax:+ 61 3 8344 5494
M: 0448 304 004
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