[artinfo] Reminder - re:place 2007 - Call for Proposals

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Thu Dec 21 17:01:23 CET 2006

re:place 2007 - Call for Proposals  - Reminder
The Second International Conference on the 
Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology

Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Date: 15-18 November 2007

Submission DEADLINE will be on 15 January 2007.
Online submission form at: http://www.mediaarthistory.org/

re:place 2007, the Second International 
Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, 
Science and Technology, will take place in Berlin 
from 15 - 18 November 2007 as a project of 
Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with 
Haus der Kulturen der Welt. This conference is a 
sequel to 'Refresh!', the first in this series, 
chaired by Oliver Grau and produced by the 
Database of Virtual Art, Leonardo, and Banff New 
Media Institute, and held at the Banff Center in 
Canada in September 2005, which brought together 
several hundred artists, scientists, researchers, 
curators and theoreticians of different disciplines.

re:place 2007 will be an international forum for 
the presentation and the discussion of exemplary 
approaches to the rapport between art, media, 
science and technology. With the title, 
're:place', we propose a thematic focus on 
locatedness and the migration of knowledge and 
knowledge production in the interdisciplinary 
contexts of art, historiography, science and technology.

The re:place 2007 conference will be devoted to 
examining the manifold connections between art, 
science and technology, connections which have 
come into view more sharply through the growing 
attention to media art and its histories over the 
past years. It will address historical contexts 
and artistic explorations of new technologies as 
well as the historical and contemporary research 
into the mutual influences between artistic work, 
scientific research and technological 
developments. This research concerns such diverse 
fields as cybernetics, artificial intelligence, 
robotics, nano-technology, and bio-technology, as 
well as investigations in the humanities 
including art history, visual culture, 
musicology, comparative literature, media 
archaeology, media theory, science studies, and sociology.

Conference Programme

The conference programme will include 
competitively selected, peer-reviewed individual 
papers, panel presentations, poster sessions, as 
well as a small number of invited speakers. 
Several Keynote Lectures, by internationally 
renowned, outstanding theoreticians and artists, 
will deliberate on the central themes of the conference.

The conference will also include dedicated forum 
sessions for participants to engage in more 
open-ended discussion and debate on relevant issues and questions.


re:place 2007 welcomes contributions from 
established as well as from emerging researchers 
in diverse fields. The conference will be of 
interest to those working in, but not limited to, 
the following areas: art history and theory, 
literary studies, cultural studies, film and 
media studies, theatre, dance and performance 
studies, philosophy, history, gender studies, 
human-computer interaction, contemporary art, 
musicology, sound studies, anthropology, 
sociology, geography, science, technology and 
society studies, history of science, and history of technology.

We are especially keen on empirical, conceptual, 
and historical contributions that exemplify and 
expand the diverse methodological and thematic 
concerns of this extended interdisciplinary area. 
These might include contributions to:

* institutional histories of centers, sites, or 
events that have helped to concretize and 
engender the intersections between media, art, 
science and technology. Some broad areas could 
be: experimental arts spaces, collaborative 
research labs, significant exhibitions, etc.
* place studies that highlight significant 
locations or situations where such 
interdisciplinary intersections or significant 
historical episodes have occurred. A few examples 
might be: 'Tesla in Budapest', 'Flusser in 
Brazil', USSR in the 1920s, 'Japan between 1950s-1970s,’ etc.
* historiographical issues, methods, and debates 
that pose critical questions in the formulation 
of the histories of the ‘media arts’. These might 
include: archaeology, genealogy or variantology 
as methodological tools, bridging the divide 
between art and media history, sociologies of interactivity, etc.
* theoretical frameworks from various 
philosophical and disciplinary positions. Topics 
might include the exemplary role of film studies 
or musicology for the study of media arts, or the 
significance of cultural specificities and 
location in media and technologies, etc.
* the migration of knowledges and practices from 
different contexts, whether disciplinary, 
institutional, geographical or cultural. Topics 
might include: the role of migrant artists in the 
development of new discourses and practices; the 
movement and adoption of disciplinary ideas from 
science into art contexts or vice versa, etc.

Access the online submission form at:
The DEADLINE for submissions is 15 January 2007.

general INFORMATION can be found at:

replace 2007 is a project of Kulturprojekte 
Berlin GmbH in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen 
der Welt, Berlin. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin.

Conference partners include LEONARDO, DATABASE OF 

Conference chairs: Andreas Broeckmann (D), Gunalan Nadarajan (SG/USA)

re:place 2007 Advisory Board


Inke ARNS, Dortmund; Horst BREDEKAMP, Berlin; 
Paul BROWN, London/Cotton Tree; Annick BUREAUD, 
Paris; Dieter DANIELS, Leipzig; Sara DIAMOND, 
Toronto; Diana DOMINGUES, Caxias do Sul; Timothy 
DRUCKREY, New York; Jean GAGNON, Montreal; Oliver 
GRAU, Krems; Lydia HAUSTEIN, Berlin; Linda D. 
HENDERSON, Austin; Erkki HUHTAMO, Los Angeles; 
Douglas KAHN, Davis; Ángel KALENBERG, Montevideo; 
Ryszard KLUSZCZYNSKI, Lodz; Machiko KUSAHARA, 
Tokyo; Sarat MAHARAJ, London; Roger MALINA, 
Paris; W.J.T. MITCHELL, Chicago; Edward SHANKEN, 
Savannah; Barbara STAFFORD, Chicago; Christiane 
PAUL, New York; Jeffrey SHAW, Sydney; Peter 
WEIBEL, Karlsruhe; Steven WILSON, San Francisco; Siegfried ZIELINSKI, Cologne

best wishes for the holiday season,

Department for Image Science Team
Danube University Krems
"WHAT IS IMAGE SCIENCE?"  visit us and find out :: www.donau-uni.ac.at/cis

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