From: SPACE Media Arts
Date: 20 April 2006 10:56:39 PM
To: SPACE Media Arts <newmediamarketing(a)spacestudios.org.uk>
Subject: Call for Proposals, Tagged commissions DEADLINE NEXT WEEK
***Call for Proposals***
Tagged: Electronic tagging and RFID commissions
SPACE Media Arts, London
Deadline for proposals: NEXT WEEK! Friday, April 28, 2005
SPACE Media Arts invites proposals for a series of four artist
commissions that explore creative use and context of electronic tagging
technology, in particular RFID.
Even if you don’t know what a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag
is, you’ve probably used one, whether it’s at your local grocery store
checkout, using an Oyster Card, tracking a package you’re waiting to be
delivered or in your passport at the airport.
RFID is the barcode of the future. It is a unique identification code
that can be tracked through radio waves, sometimes without human
or knowledge. RFID may help create a real-life internet, where objects
can communicate with each other to create complex networks, exchange
useful information, and do things for you in every day life. But it
could also have a major impact on commercial industry, security and
In keeping with SPACE Media Arts core objective to engage diversify
access to emergent technology, proposals that have a public art focus
that show an understanding of the communities in which they will be
presented are particularly encouraged.
The production budget / artist fee for each commission is £3,250.
Production should be completed by October 2006, and projects are
expected to be presented to the public. Commissioned artists will also
be offered the opportunity to be involved in Who Designs the Future?, a
one day workshop and presentation at the HCI 2006 ENGAGE conference at
Queen Mary University London in September 2006.
When evaluating proposals, the panel will consider artistic merit,
technical feasibility and audience/participant awareness. Although we
will provide some project mentorship and technical advice, artists must
show in their proposals that they can execute their own projects.
Artists will be notified of the status of their proposal by Friday,
International submissions welcome, though project must be presented in
***How to Submit a Proposal***
A proposal must include:
1. A project description of 1000 words maximum. This should describe
what the project is, its main concepts and how it will be realized.
2. You are encouraged to include a production timeline and a project
budget, which should include your artist’s fee.
3. Your individual or collective CV. If you plan to work with a
technical assistant or collaborators, their information should be
4. A completed application form, available at
Questions can be directed to Heather Corcoran at
Sean Cubitt • Screen and Media Studies • University of Waikato •
Private Bag 3105 • Hamilton • New Zealand • T +64 (0)7 838 4543 • F +64
(0)7 4767 • seanc(a)waikato.ac.nz