[artinfo] CFP: "Art in the Age of Technological Seduction"
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Sat Jul 8 11:14:46 CEST 2006
MEDIA-N CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Deadline July 30, 2006
"Art in the Age of Technological Seduction"
Fall '06 issue of NMC Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus
Guest editors: Legier Biederman & Joshua Callaghan
The fall 2006 issue of Media-N, "Art in the Age of Technological
Seduction," is a collaborative platform, a diverse questioning,
re-considering and re-imaging of what, when and how new media arts
practice is viewed by artists, practitioners, theorists, critics and
historians working in the field today. We seek a broad range of
contributions discussing the scope, values, and definitions of
diverse new media arts practices and hope that this issue of Media-N
will be a departure as much as much as an arrival. Four general
questions have been posed by the members of the new media caucus as
points of entry for an engaging, vibrant discussion. The issue will
be divided into two sections: The first section invites brief
personal accounts and anecdotal responses addressing and/or expanding
one of the four questions, and we encourage everyone to respond to
this section, as we'd like to include as many responses as possible.
The second section invites papers that address these questions in a
more lengthy and detailed form.
1. Defining and Re-imagining: What are new media arts? Is it
necessary that we define new media arts? How do we begin to discuss
or teach new media arts? What sets new media arts apart from other
disciplines or practices, or what connects them? What's (still) new
about new media or what was, if anything ever was? What defines your
work as new media art and why? How do you explain new media arts to
your students and colleagues? What did or currently does attract you
to new media arts practices?
2. Discourses on New Media Arts: What do the discourses do to the
practice? How might one describe or define the discourse/s on new
media arts? How does new media arts discourse relate to new media
practices? In other words, what does the discourse/s do or attempt to
do to new media arts? Are theory and practice being brought together
in new media arts discourse, and if not, how might we begin to do so?
What do you find interesting or problematic about new media arts
discourses? Do you think there is a disjuncture between new media
arts practice and the discourses on it? As a new media artist, do new
media arts discourses affect your practice?
3. Authorship, Relationships & Relationality: Does your work maintain
a traditional relationship between the artist/author/producer and the
spectator/viewer? If not, how does it transgress these boundaries?
Do you feel it necessary to challenge these boundaries? Do you
consider relationality, the non-hierarchical intertwining of data,
artwork, artists, and viewers etc., an important aspect of your work?
In what context/s is your work shown and how does effect it. How do
recombinatory practices commonly found in new media such as sampling,
appropriation, and mash-ups, challenge traditional author/viewer
conventions? While autonomy and relationality have long lineages in
art history, how do they function within new media arts practices and
4. E-litism: Technospheres and the Everyday: How do notions of
location, language, identity, and cultural understandings of
communication inform or effect new media practices? Who is left out
of, disproportionately under-represented, in the world of new media
art practices? Is, as some have argued, the openness often associated
with information technologies and new media practices, paradoxically,
replacing the national politics of a past with the global
connectivity of cosmopolitan tourism? How does your particular
specificity (sexual, gender, ethnic, racial, class) affect your
practice, your work or its reception?
Event reviews: The editorial board also invites proposals for reviews
of exhibitions/events/ festivals/conferences, etc.
For more information: http://www.newmediacaucus.org/media-n/call.htm
 Send manuscripts via email to: Legier Biederman
(lbiederm at ucla.edu) by July 30, 2006
 For format information see the 'Submission Guidelines' link
 For Media-N author's agreement see 'Copyright Statement' link
  Questions: contact guest editors Legier Biederman
(lbiederm at ucla.edu) and Joshua Callaghan (joshua at joshuacallaghan.com)
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