[artinfo] Photomediations Machine: launch + call for contributions

Joanna Zylinska jo.zylinska at gmail.com
Mon May 13 11:38:13 CEST 2013


We are pleased to announce the launch of 
Photomediations Machine: a curated online space 
where the dynamic relations of mediation as 
performed in photography and other media can be 
encountered, experienced and engaged.

Photomediations Machine adopts a process-based 
approach to image making by tracing the 
technological, biological, cultural, social and 
political flows of mediation that produce 
photographic objects. Showcasing theoretical and 
practical work at the intersections of art and 
mainstream practices, Photomediations Machine is 
both an archive of mediations past and a site of 
production of media as-we-do-not-know-them-yet. 
Photomediations Machine is non-commercial, 
non-profit and fully open access.

Curated by Joanna Zylinska and Ting Ting Cheng, 
Photomediations Machine has an International 
Advisory Board which includes Katherine Behar, 
Lisa Cartwright, Alberto López Cuenca, Asbjørn 
Grønstad, Richard Grusin, Sarah Kember, Max 
Liljefors, Melissa Miles, Nicholas Mirzoeff, 
W.J.T. Mitchell, Luiza Nader, Nina Sellars, 
Jonathan Shaw, Katrina Sluis, Marquard Smith, 
Hito Steyerl and Bernadette Wegenstein. It is a 
sister project to the online open access journal 
Culture Machine (http://www.culturemachine.net), 
established in 1999.

Photomediations Machine invites the following types of submissions:

* Visual projects that fit the photomediations 
theme (selection of images, links to video hosted 
elsewhere). We accept submissions from artists 
themselves as well as from theorists and 
curators. All visual projects need to be 
accompanied by a short description or a 
contextualisation piece.

* Short articles (up to 2000 words, including 
references) on any aspect of photomediations, 
accompanied by one or more images.

* Reviews (up to 1400 words, including 
references) of any relevant exhibitions, events 
or publications, accompanied by one or more 

* Interviews with artists, theorists, activists 
and curators (up to 2000 words) working at the 
interstices of photography and media, accompanied 
by one or more images.

* Announcements / news about current exhibitions, 
installations, events and publications that will 
be of interests to Photomediations Machine's 
readers (100-500 words), accompanied by one or 
more images.

Please submit all text as a Word or rtf document 
and all images as low-res jpegs (1024×768 px; 
72dpi). For written submissions, please use the 
Culture Machine style sheet. Authors need to 
clear copyright to all images used. Decisions 
about individual submissions will be made by 
Photomediations Machine's curators in 
consultation with members of its International 
Advisory Board and external advisors.

Please send your submission to: mail at photomediationsmachine.net

Website: http://www.photomediationsmachine.net
Twitter: @Photomediations

Professor Joanna Zylinska
Department of Media and Communications
Goldsmiths, University of London

Artistic Director of the Festival of New Media 
and Video Transitio_MX05 "Biomediations" in 
Mexico City in 2013

New book: Life after New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process


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