CFP: The Born Digital and Cultural Heritage, 19-20 June, 2014, Melbourne
Online at http://playitagainproject.org/conference/call-for-papers/
(The CFP has recently been updated to include information on an optional technical proceedings, for people who would like to pursue this ahead of the conference. We are also excited to announce Henry Lowood as a confirmed keynote speaker. Read his speaker profile at playitagainproject.org/conference/call-for-papers/speaker-profile-dr-henry-…)
Whilst many artefacts today are produced, distributed and consumed solely in digital form, this situation is not completely new. Artefacts from previous eras have also been 'born' digital. The advent of micro- or home computers in the mid-1970s and 80s, for instance, saw a range of digital artefacts produced, amongst them digital games, demos, and other early software. These objects are complex and interesting as are the preservation challenges they pose. To issues of hardware and software deterioration are added characteristics such as real-time responsiveness, highly-invested fan communities, and the earliness with which decisions about significance and preservation strategies must be arrived at. Games preservation is emerging as an experimental domain where some of the thorniest issues in born digital cultural heritage are confronted. No longer a niche endeavour limited to those who played titles 'back in the day', developments in games preservation and related fields are of relevance to many different cultural forms, their scholars and custodians. Playability also creates interest in and enlivens the preservation message, making it easier for non-specialists to grasp.
We invite proposals for papers, panels, and workshops for an international conference on The Born Digital and Cultural Heritage, to be held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, 19-20 June, 2014. Recognising that born digital artefacts often require multiple sets of expertise, we are keen to receive proposals from researchers and practitioners in the range of disciplines, spheres of practice and institutional contexts concerned with born digital heritage. This includes libraries, archives, museums, galleries, moving image institutions, software repositories, universities, and more besides. Proposals might be theoretical, practical, policy, or otherwise oriented. Case studies of innovative practices, papers based on research with born digital artefacts, and new institutional approaches are equally welcome.
Possible topics include:
* Born digital histories
* Born digital items as cultural heritage
* Changing notions of the collection
* Vernacular digitality
* Selection, appraisal, deposit
* Jurisdictions, overlaps, gaps
* Resourcing, funding, partnerships
* Archiving of media arts, architecture, broadcasting, etc
* Relation of born digital preservation to digitisation programs
* Inter-agency cooperation, federations and networks
* Models of collaboration, outside experts, volunteers
* Access and exhibition
* Legal issues, intellectual property, orphaned works, legal deposit
* Workforce, capacity building, training
* New preservation and conservation techniques
* Case Studies and Best Practices: Processes, Metadata, Systems,
We hope you will join us to engage with research and practice in those fields which underpin such critically important matters as the accessibility of born digital cultural heritage, now and into the future.
This conference is organised by the Play It Again team, a games history and preservation research project focused on microcomputer games created in 1980s Australia and New Zealand. Play It Again is a multidisciplinary project involving scholars from Humanities, Computer Science, and Law from several Australian and New Zealand universities, working collaboratively with cultural heritage professionals at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the New Zealand Film Archive, and the Berlin Computerspiele Museum. Play It Again received 3 year project funding (2012-14) under the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects scheme.
There will be a separate cultural sector workshop on the 18th June at Melbourne University, at which the Play It Again team will be sharing some of the learning from the project.
To propose a paper, please send an abstract of 300 words, plus keywords and references, and a brief author biography to playitagain(a)flinders.edu.au Abstracts are due 15 November, 2013.
Publication: It is anticipated that there will be at least one publication following the conference. Authors who would like their full conference paper to be considered for publication in a proceedings before the conference - in the Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology series - must follow a separate set of timelines and processes during the Call for Papers period.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 November 2013
Paper submission deadline: 29 November 2013
Author notification: 28 February 2014
Camera-ready paper due: 4 April 2014
Instructions for Authors (for the CRPIT Proceedings only): Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length, and conform to the formatting instructions for the Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology series. Resources for authors:
Each paper will undergo double-blind review by at least two reviewers. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, technical quality, and relevance to the conference. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of "The Born Digital and Cultural Heritage conference", to be published by the Australian Computer Society in the Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology series http://crpit.com. Submission of a paper will be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one author will attend the conference to present the work. The proceedings are included in the ACM digital library and indexed on Scopus and DBLP.
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>From November 18 – 22, 2013 AUT University will be the home of a series of
events exploring mobile technologies in film, education, business and
creativity. The week begins with a two-day mobile filmmaking workshop, and
moves into the Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium, before
closing with two public Screenings.
Within the last few years, the proliferation of smartphones and other
devices such as Google glass or the recent Galaxy Gear smart watch have
changed the way people interact and communicate. These emerging
technologies of the small screen are now at the heart of our society and
impact greatly on our day-to-day lives.
The 2013 MINA Symposium and Screening is centred around the question, ‘how
are mobile and social media technologies used to support innovation,
society and creative development?’ and will seek to answer this question
through presentations of academic papers, workshops, poster presentations,
performances, project showcases and mobile screenings in situ and via live
The events are co-hosted by MINA (Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa),
Colab (AUT University) and the School of Art & Design (AUT University) in
collaboration with the College of Creative Arts, (Massey University,
3rd Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium
21 - 22 November | 9am – 6pm
Cost: $45 - $130
Location: AUT City Campus WG403, Level 3, WG Sir Paul Reeves Building,
Governor Fitzroy Place
Mobile Innovation Screenings
21 November | 7pm – 8pm
22 November | 6pm – 7pm
Location: AUT City Campus WG404, Level 4, WG Sir Paul Reeves Building,
Governor Fitzroy Place
Limited capacity. No registration required.
Mobile Phone Filmmaking Workshop
18 -19 November | 9am – 4pm
Cost: $90 - $160
Location: AUT City Campus WE402, Level 4, WE Art & Design Building, St Paul
For more information about MINA visit: www.mina.pro
Public Programmes Coordinator | Colab
AUT University | 09 921 9566 | 021 193 5757
colab.aut.ac.nz | @Colab_AUT
Convergence // Collaboration // Communication
*Plaza**de las Letras**
**Calle Ala**meda, 15**
Call for Proposals: Participatory City 2014
AARHUS -- BERLIN -- BRUSSELS -- DESSAU -- HELSINKI -- ISTANBUL -- LINZ
-- LIVERPOOL -- MADRID -- MARSEILLE -- MELBOURNE -- MONTREAL -- RIGA --
SAO PAULO -- VIENNA -- ZAGREB
In 2014, with the topic of Participatory City, the Connecting Cities
Network will in particular discuss the question of how urban media
facades as a temporary field of interaction can become a catalyst for
shared encounters and a platform for urban activism. We invite artists
to submit projects that enable citizens to experience new ways of
interaction with the urban environment and to understand, respond to,
evaluate and question the transformations that the city is undergoing.
Extended deadline: October, 20. 2013.
The Audio Foundation is excited to announce that we are now accepting proposals for our newly established Audio Foundation Artist Residency program! The residency runs for a three week period in Feb 2014. all proposals are welcome and will be considered. We encourage all artists with a sound related practice (emerging to established) to consider applying for this residency – the closing date for proposals is 15th November 2013.
The Audio Foundation Artist Residency program will provide NZ artists with the exciting opportunity to make work in a context free of traditional day-to-day pressures, to focus on their work for a sustained three-week period. The goal of this residency is to produce outcomes in the form of adventurous and well realised new work presented to the public.
The Audio Foundation artist residency is a trial program in Feb 2014
• It is open to all NZ artists who have a sound-related practice.
• The residency provides access to a spacious studio/performance space and PA facilities based in the Audio Foundation (Auckland NZ).
• The artist in residence will work towards an artist-determined outcome to be presented at (and/or in association with) the Audio Foundation and will be encouraged to engage with the local community during the residency period. This may take the form of workshops/presentations/discussion
• The residency is only open to individual artists.
• Airfares, a per diem and a contribution to accommodation will be available to the recipient
The Audio Foundation Artist Residency aims to facilitate the research and development of significant sound-related work – to develop individual art practices and foster professional and artistic opportunities for the participants. Specific goals and expected outcomes for the residency will be determined with the artist on a case-by-case basis, for example: performances, exhibitions and/or recordings. The project would be consistent with the Audio Foundation's aim to assist NZ sound (and related) artists in creating new work that can be presented to the community in a professional context. For established artists, work towards a larger project outcome will be considered. This residency is open to candidates from all of NZ / Aotearoa.
The artist participating in the residency program will be provided with spacious studio space and full PA facilities in the heart of Auckland's CBD, in an arts centre dedicated to the promotion and critical discussion of their works. The Audio Foundation would encourage the artist to engage with the local community during this period in activities such as workshops, sound walks and/or panel discussions. The residency and its outcomes will be promoted by the Audio Foundation.
While the AF will be providing studio / performance space for the artist-in-residence, it will be necessary for the artist to organise their own accommodation during the residency period. The Audio Foundation will lend all assistance possible in finding accommodation for non-Auckland artists.
Please note that we can only pay for travel within NZ.
Proposals will be accepted for consideration up until November the 15th, 2013. The recipient will be selected via peer-review administered by the Audio Foundation.
· Telephone Number
· One page outlining proposal of work for residency including a discussion of the potential outcome of work.
· Sound samples of work (common formats accepted: (wav, aiff, mp3, links to Soundcloud, etc.) with a one-page description of work samples including contextual information as needed (for example, if you are providing excerpts from a larger work, describe the complete piece and contextualize the excerpt for us). If your work samples are collaborations between you and someone else please be clear as to your role in the sample you are presenting to us.
· All proposals must be sent by email and all written material to be RTF formatted to prevent platform issues (Mac – TextEdit, PC – Wordpad/Notebook)
· Email admin(a)audiofoundation.org.nz
Thanks to Creative New Zealand for their ongoing support
WATERWHEEL WORLD WATER DAY SYMPOSIUM 2014
WATER VIEWS: CARING AND DARING
17- 22 March 2014
Held on the internet platform Waterwheel with 12 nodes in 5 continents
For full information go to:
Scientists, academics, artists, architects, urbanists, engineers, practitioners, activists, inventors and water drinkers are invited to submit projects and papers (25-minute presentations), performances (up to 20 minutes), panels and workshops (3 hours maximum and panels must include at least 45 minutes of discussion), on the theme Water Views: Caring and Daring.
As an element, water embodies extremes and contrasts: oceanic depth or shallow rivulet, transparent or opaque, flowing or still. Water cycles through the living systems of the planet: water bodies, life forms, atmosphere. Climate change has produced global water extremes in terms of sea level rise, polar ice disappearance, floods, droughts and desertification. Is water a shared resource or a commodity that is bought, sold, owned and wasted? While we might not all share the same perception of water, exploring deeper connections to it may facilitate a greater understanding of how our collective views have influenced actions and decisions about water. 3WDS14 will explore questions about how we are living, and will continue to live, with water and its contrasts. There is a demand for new perceptions and approaches to water management, urban planning, and cooperation, as well as for a renewed respect for water as a vital resource and shared heritage.
The symposium encourages transdisciplinary approaches that include the following sub-themes:
Histories of human perceptions and practices pertaining to freshwater and seawater
Knowledge of our vulnerabilities and conflicts, needs and trends, success and failures involving water
Communication facilitating our collective goals, plans, values and dreams for water, as well as the governance and stewardship that would facilitate them.
So far, there will be nodes in San Francisco, New York, Buenos Aires, Tunis, Berlin, Coburg, Poznan, Torun, Paris, Syracuse, Athens, Hydra and Cairns. We also welcome proposals for new nodes.
NEW FOR THIS EDITION
Fostering greater creative collaboration among artists and scientists, four days of pitch matching sessions (Oct 18-21) will offer options for meeting others and exchanging ideas prior to submitting project proposals. If interested, please join the doodle, introducing yourself & your work in the comments section!
VOICE OF THE FUTURE
Special call for proposals from youth, up to age 18
27 September 2013 Call open
18, 19, 20 & 21 Oct 2013 Online pitch matching sessions http://bit.ly/3WDS14-PitchMatch-doodle
22 November 2013 Closing date for submission
21 January 2014 Notifications
4 February 2014 Program out
1-4 March 2014 Training on Waterwheel & technical test
7 March 2014 Final papers and media uploaded
17-22 March 2014 Symposium week
The proceedings will be peer-reviewed and published online as an e-book with an ISBN.
Abstracts, performances, workshops & panel proposals must be submitted BEFORE 22 November 2013
For full information go to:
Ian M Clothier
Faculty of Humanities
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
0064 6 757 3100 x 8895
Jan-Feb SCANZ 2013 3rd nature (creative director)
April Creativity Challenge (organisation team), New Plymouth
May Arts, activism & academia, Auckland
May Transcontinental Hybridity, HybridCity Athens Greece
May Wai revisited, HybridCity Athens
May Transtasman Connect, Balance-UnBalance Noosa Australia
May Environmental response, Balance-UnBalance
Jun ISEA International Advisory Committee, ISEA 2013 Sydney Australia
Jun Leonardo Education and Arts forum, Theme Moderator, ISEA 2013
Oct Re-new (peer reviewer), Copenhagen
Media Art Projects, Nga Motu New Plymouth Aotearoa New Zealand
Being Light, Santa Fe USA
SCANZ 2015: Water and Peace, Nga Motu New Plymouth Aotearoa New Zealand