Adele Eisenstein adele at c3.hu
Fri May 23 19:16:13 CEST 2008

*** Due to the large number of responses that were received, submissions are
now being accepted
from scholars and professionals ***

Call for Papers

Media in Motion:
The Challenge of Preservation in the Digital Age

October 29, 2008

McGill University
Montreal, Quebec

The DOCAM (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage) Research
Alliance and
Media at McGill invite submissions of abstracts for the presentation of papers at
the inaugural
Media in Motion Symposium. The interdisciplinary event aims to bring together
professionals, and graduate students across the sciences, humanities, and
social sciences in order
to explore the many facets of media art preservation. To that end, submissions
related to the
conference theme, ”The Challenge of Preservation in the Digital Age,” are
strongly encouraged.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

- Archival Practices
- Challenges of Audio, Film, Video, and Digital Media Preservation
- Cultural Influences, Impacts, and Considerations
- Cultural Property Law
- Digital Preservation and Cultural Memory
- Digitization of the Humanities
- Effects on Artistic Practices
- Ethical, Social, and Philosophical Concerns
- Preservation Strategies and Techniques
- Future Trends and Directions

As the symposium will be held in conjunction with the Annual International
DOCAM Summit (on
October 30-31, 2008, at McGill University), preference will be given to
proposals that address
issues related to the alliance’s activities. For more information on DOCAM and
its mandate, please

All presented papers will be considered for publication in an edited volume of
the proceedings.
Additional information will be provided upon acceptance.

Proposals should include a title; the name, affiliation, and e-mail address of
the author; an
abstract of 300 words; and a brief statement explaining how the paper fits
within the research
priorities of DOCAM. Submissions in English or French are welcome. Please send
proposals by
June 15, 2008 to Marilyn Terzic at docam.symposium at mac.com.

DOCAM is an international research alliance on the documentation and the
conservation of the
media arts heritage, initiated by the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art,
Science, and Technology.
Its main objective is to develop new methodologies and tools to address the
issues of preserving
and documenting digital, technological, and electronic works of art.

Media at McGill is a hub of research, scholarship, and public outreach on issues
and controversies in
media, technology, and culture. Based in the Department of Art History and
Studies at McGill University, Media at McGill is supported by a range of sources,
most notably a
generous gift from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation. For more information,
please visit

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