[artinfo] Call for Papers - MEDIA ART HISTORY 09 - Re:live

Image Science image.science at donau-uni.ac.at
Fri Aug 15 13:56:17 CEST 2008

Third International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science 
and Technology
Melbourne 26-29 November 2009

Call For Papers - Deadline 19th December 2008

Sponsored by Leonardo and the Victorian College of the Arts 
(University of Melbourne)

Following the success of Media Art History 05 Re:fresh in Banff and 
Media Art History 07 Re:place in Berlin, Media Art History 09 Re:live 
in Melbourne will host three days of keynotes, panels and poster 
sessions Media Art History 09 - Re:live, a refereed conference, is 
calling for papers, panels and posters on the histories of digital, 
electronic and technological media arts. With the theme of Re:live we 
are especially interested in expanding the range of topics to include 
sustainability, live arts and the technological arts of life, both 
organic and non-organic.

How do the media arts change? Through innovation, accident, 
discovery, mutation or crisis? How did contemporary media arts come 
to look and sound like they do? What options and potentialities and 
eccentricities in the history of media have been lost or overlooked 
or suppressed? What hopes have been realized and which dashed? What 
is the history of speculation on alternate histories, and how have 
they altered the course of media art history?

Participants are asked to address at least one the following areas in 
their abstract:
- histories of the art-science-technology connection in particular 
works, careers, exhibitions and institutions, especially in national 
and regional perspective
- histories of biology, the life sciences and bioart in relation to media arts
- histories of the environment, environmental sciences, ideas of 
sustainability and ecology in the discourses and practices of media 
- histories of liveness and performance in relation to media arts 
theory and practice, including network performance, multimedia 
performance and the relation of media to the histories of theater
- histories of the life of machines, cyborgs, virtual communities and 
the arts of transmission
- histories of the liveness of real-time arts and 
art-science-technology collaborations in such areas as earth 
sciences, meteorology and astronomy
-  histories of innovation, accident, discovery, and speculation on 
alternative futures in media arts

We particularly wish to encourage presentations from and about these 
histories in the Asia-Pacific region. Proposals are welcomed from 
artists, curators, arts organizers and researchers in media, art 
history, performance studies, literature, film, and science and 
technology studies.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in Leonardo 
(MIT Press). We are negotiating with academic presses for one or two 
anthologies from the conference.

Submissions: A dedicated website with updates and online paper 
submission system is available at http://www.mediaarthistory.org. 
Abstracts of proposals, panel presentations and posters should be 
submitted in either text, RTF, PDF or Word formats

Deadline for 200 word abstracts: 19th December 2008. Please submit proposals at

Sean Cubitt and Paul Thomas, conference co-chairs.

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Database of Virtual Art
Danube University Krems

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