[artinfo] BRIDGES II, a Call for Papers

Mackintosh, Lachlan Lachlan_Mackintosh@BanffCentre.CA
Tue, 25 Jun 2002 21:17:48 +0200


October 4-6, 2002

The Banff Centre, Banff New Media Institute, & The University of Calgary
in collaboration with the Annenberg Center for Communication at the
University of Southern California.

The first BRIDGES Consortium was held in 2001 in Los Angeles. It brought
together artists, technologists, and scientists, top experts from
educational, research and funding institutions and the private sector, to
explore interdisciplinary collaboration between art, culture, science and
technology.  At the BRIDGES II Consortium we plan to expand the
cross-disciplinary realm to include social sciences and humanities
researchers who are partners in culture and science collaboration.  This
year, BRIDGES comes to Canada and will be held at the Banff New Media
Institute.  We hope to make it a truly international event.

As well as a number of keynote speakers, we invite you to join BRIDGES II,
either as the presenter of a paper or to participate in the consortium's
scheduled discussions of collaboration as a form of knowledge and a set of
skills to be identified, studied, and learned.  Through a number of
different session formats, including break-out groups involving all
consortium delegates, we wish to identify best practices, amplify networks,
and provide a means of communication for those engaged in the reality of
collaborative research. Difference in work styles, priorities, language
usage and invention, communication styles, educational principles,
institutional frameworks, temperaments, and even fundamental values have the
potential to become either obstacles or stimulants to effective
collaboration.  And creating with ever-more complex technology requires
greater specialization as well as better collaboration between technicians
and creators.  Issues of access are critical, as we look at international
challenges and regional discrepancies.

We welcome submissions of proposals for 20 minute papers for the following
panels (suggested approaches are given in the questions following the panel
titles, but proposed papers need not be restricted to these areas):

Collaborative Methods: What can we learn from collaboration in science, in
arts, in social sciences and humanities that we can apply across these
disciplinary areas?  What can learn from studying the research process as
much as the outcomes of research?

The Ethics of Collaboration: What are the ethics of collaboration between
science and art?  Social sciences and art?  How can we ensure mutual
respect?  How do projects shift depending on who is leading the research?

Policy & Collaboration: What policies exist, are emerging, and are needed to
support collaboration?  What policies and practices do we need on the
international front?  What assumptions and ideas lie behind institutional
policies?  What are the implications for training the next generation of
interdisciplinary researchers?  Who is excluded from policy making?  What
are the incentives for young researchers and artists to collaborate?

Collaboration & Gender: How is collaboration gendered?  Is it read as
feminine?  How does it intrude on science hierarchy?  How does it intrude on
art hierarchy?  Who is blocked from leading projects? What are the biases
surrounding this?

Where Does Art & Science Collaboration fit in a period of Global Crisis &
War: What examples can we draw from history?  What circumstances are
different in today's historical moment?  How do developments in new
technologies inflect our understanding and our experience of global crisis
and war?

Digital Archives & Databases for Collaboration: What are effective models
for networks?  What are the access issues?  How do we understand virtual and
actual presence in the design of archives and/or databases?)

We will also have two showcases: A festival of new media works or
documentation AND a show and tell of tools that enable collaboration.

	=B7 300-word abstracts for proposed papers
	=B7 one  page new media and tools descriptions, with URL's, should be
sent NO LATER THAN JULY 15,  2002 to:

			    Sara Diamond & Susan Bennett
                       Convenors, BRIDGES II
	          	    c/o Janet Anderson
                       Banff New Media Institute
                       The Banff Centre, Banff AB, T1L 1H5
                       Phone: 1-403-762-6282
                       Fax: 1-403-762-6665
                       Email: janet_anderson@banffcentre.ca

For further information about BRIDGES II, contact Janet Anderson, Project
Coordinator at the above contact information.

For the results of BRIDGES I, please check our website at: