[artinfo] Reminder - re:place 2007 - Call for Proposals
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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.
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.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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
VIRTUAL ART AT DANUBE UNIVERSITY KREMS' CENTER
FOR IMAGE SCIENCE, LUDWIG BOLTZMANN INSTITUTE
MEDIA.ART.RESEARCH, FORUM GOETHE INSTITUT, and others.
Conference chairs: Andreas Broeckmann (D), Gunalan Nadarajan (SG/USA)
re:place 2007 Advisory Board
Rudolf ARNHEIM; Frank POPPER; Jasia REICHARDT; Itsuo SAKANE; Walter ZANINI
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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