[artinfo] Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art)

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Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art)

A Juried International Competition

Call for Proposals

Deadline: December 15, 2008


Five writers will be commissioned to develop chapters for a networked 
book about networked art. The chapters will be open for revision, 
commentary, and translation by online collaborators. Each 
commissioned writer will receive $3,000 (US).

Networked Committee:

Steve Dietz (Northern Lights, MN) :: Martha CC Gabriel (net artist, 
Brazil) :: Geert Lovink (Institute for Network Cultures, The 
Netherlands) :: Nick Montfort (Massachusetts Institute for 
Technology, MA) :: Anne Bray (LA Freewaves, LA) :: Sean Dockray 
(Telic Arts Exchange, LA) :: Jo-Anne Green (NRPA, MA) :: Eduardo 
Navas (newmediaFIX) :: Helen Thorington (NRPA, NY)

Networked Partners:

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) :: newmediaFIX :: LA 
Freewaves :: Telic Arts Exchange

"A networked book is an open book designed to be written, edited and 
read in a networked environment." - Institute for the Future of the 

Networked Goals:

(1) To commission five chapters and publish them online using 
Wiki/blog technology to enable the public to revise, update, debate 
and translate them

(2) To present public forums to publicize the online book and solicit 
participation in its development.

Networked Objectives:

:: To develop and publish an online, trans-disciplinary book that 
will address recent artistic developments made possible by computers, 
networks, and mobile connectivity

:::: To present the book in an open, participatory and social form

:::::: To document:

:::::::::: the collapse of the traditional distinction between 
artist, art work and audience

:::::::::: the shaping of creative practice that is open, contingent 
and participatory

:::::::::: the building of virtual communities which, in the words of 
Howard Rheingold, "becomes inevitable wherever computer mediated 
communications technology becomes available to people anywhere." (The 
Virtual Community, 1993)

We invite contributions that critically and creatively rethink how 
networked art is categorized, analyzed, legitimized -- and by whom -- 
as norms of authority, trust, authenticity and legitimacy evolve.

"Networked" proposes that a history or critique of interactive and/or
participatory art must itself be interactive and/or participatory; that the
technologies used to create a work suggest new forms a "book" might take.

We hope to spark a conversation between researchers and practitioners,
curators, artists, and academics in the fields of art (music, sound, dance,
e-lit, visual art .), architecture, convergence, mapping, urbanism, games,
sociology, visualization, cultural studies, and environmental studies.

In keeping with the transdisciplinary nature of the book, authors may 
consider, but are by no means limited to, themes such as:

:: cyberspace and identity
:: ubiquitous computing - surveillance, politics, and privacy
:: avatars, wearables, bioart and embodiment
:: collective storytelling, audio narratives and sound art
:: virtual worlds, mixed realities
:: locative media - place, mobility, augmented reality
:: massively multiplayer online games - networked play
:: responsive architecture and relational environments
:: social networks
:: nomadism, psychogeography, and the city
:: tactical media - performance, agency and activism
:: open source and crowdsourcing
:: Originality, copies, remix, mashup

All papers will be reviewed by our international committee.

Commissioned chapters, as well as contributions by collaborators, will be
subject to the Creative Commons License Attribution-Noncommercial-Share
Alike 3.0/Unported: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

Once the chapters are published online, registered users will be able to
revise, add to, and translate the existing texts. There is no end date for
the project. When "Networked" has attracted substantive participation, we
will consider publishing a print version of the project, which may 
itself be updated over time.


Submissions must be based on original, unpublished research. They 
should include:

1. Name, address, URL, email and one page CV of author.

2. A 1000 word proposal that should be accompanied by an abstract of 
no more than 250 words and a list of keywords to indicate the subject 
area of the chapter. [Each of the commissioned chapters will contain 
text, images,
videos, and/or audio.]

3. Three networked writing samples. Samples may include a blog entry, 
a Wikipedia article the applicant worked on extensively, or samples 
from any other participatory project (send URLs).

Acceptable Submission Formats: Either a web page (send url in an 
email) or a single text document (send as an email attachment)

Final chapters must be no less than 5,000 words.

Submissions and Questions should be sent to: jo at turbulence dot org


Deadline for Proposals: December 15, 2008
Notification: January 31, 2009
Deadline for Complete Chapters: April 30, 2009
Online Publication Date: July 1, 2009

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Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
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