[Humanist] 28.513 events: nonfiction image-making practices; transmedia literary arts

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 513.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Roderick Coover <roderickcoover at yahoo.com>                (26)
        Subject: CFP EMERGING DOCUMENTARY SYMPOSIUM - please circulate

  [2]   From:    Roderick Coover <roderickcoover at yahoo.com>                (51)

        Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:48:02 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Roderick Coover <roderickcoover at yahoo.com>
        Subject: CFP EMERGING DOCUMENTARY SYMPOSIUM - please circulate



Symposium and Exhibition

Temple University, Friday April 3, 2015

An interdisciplinary one-day symposium and exhibition about how emerging technologies are transforming nonfiction image-making practices in cinema, art and ethnography.

Deadline For Proposals: January 12, 2015.

The Department of Film andMedia Arts (FMA) at Temple University is delighted to host a one-day interdisciplinary symposium on Emerging Documentary Practices. The symposium is particularly focused on documentary forms that use interactivity, locative and mobile technologies in innovative ways to transform the concepts and practices of documentary cinema and media arts.

The symposium welcomes documentary practitioners from across fields of social sciences, humanities and arts, from ethnographers to eco-poets. Interweaving choices of content and of form, a new generation of practitioners is reaching across creative and scholarly disciplines. This symposium embraces this discourse on theoretical and practical levels. The conversions are presented concurrently with an exhibition of documentary works using interactivity and other innovative practices.

Each session will be launched with a 15 minute keynote. Each panelist will have the opportunity to present an elaborated 5 minute "proposition/question/provocation" to the panel to stimulate open conversation. Proposals will be peer reviewed. 

The symposium is complemented by a multi-kiosk exhibition offering speakers and others opportunities to exhibit works in the curated, peer reviewed show. The kiosks that will be available for viewing on the day and throughout the week. Longer papers supporting the discussions may also be linked, and participants may later be invited for to offer submissions for publication. The symposium is sponsored by Temple University's Department of Film and Media Arts, the Center for Humanities at Temple(CHAT) and Temple Libraries.

Primary themes include:

e.g. geo-spatial mapping and storytelling; actual and augmented sites of memory; spatial poetics;infrastructure, industrialization and climate change; actual and imaginary cities. 

e.g. forging community; bringing diversity and indigenous voices;oral histories and imagined futures; performing and protesting through social media; user generated works.

e.g. computer materiality and embodied actions of making, viewing; story-telling through web series, live feeds and digital happenings; practical implications of using alternative and interactive software like Korkasow, Mozilla Popcorn, Zeega, or Moviestorm upon how stories are told and image edited; the body as a source of data; disembodiment and narrative fracture.


Proposals for participation, short papers (5 minute "proposition/question/provocation")and the digital exhibition of works on the dedicated kiosks should consist of aproposal statement  (max 500 words), aURL if available/relevant, and brief biographic statement (max 150 words).

Submissions should be sent in electronic form to:  edocs at temple.edu

Questions can be directed to FMA Faculty Organizers Roderick Coover and LeAnn Erickson

Conference registration will occur in February. Conference fee is $40 and includes lunch.
The fee is waived for Temple students and faculty.

        Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:52:59 +0000 (UTC)
        From: Roderick Coover <roderickcoover at yahoo.com>



The Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) has been a primary venue for vanguard works of electronic writing and media arts for over 15 years. Its writers and artists explore writing, language, poetics, storytelling in all their forms through innovative digital techniques as well as hybrid and critical approaches.

The ELO's 2015 Transmedia Literary Arts Festival will be held in Bergen, Norway August 2015. The Festival provides an occasion for juried review, and extended display, performance and presentation, of original works and a small number of commissioned artworks designed specifically for the festival. Themes include Hybridity and Synesthesia, Interventions; Decentering and Kid-­E-­Lit. There will also be an evening of film screenings and another of performances. The festival is receiving submissions thru December 15th on Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=elo2015.

This Transmedia Arts Festival is being held in conjunction with the ELO Conference Program: End(s) of Electronic Literature. Information about the conference program and panel submissions is here: http://conference.eliterature.org/2015/call

The ELO's 2015 Transmedia Literary Arts Festival will take place at venues throughout the city of Bergen and be open to the general public. The Arts Festival welcomes works that extend beyond the computer monitor and the gallery walls, such as sound works, mobile works and site-specific projects. It welcomes works that that engage the community. Some works may be considered for extended exhibition before and beyond the festival dates. Works must engage categorical themes and ELO's broad interests in words and literary forms, whether in language, image or other media.
The Committee especially welcomes submissions from artists who are new to electronic literature or who are in the beginning stages of their e-­‐literary artistic production. Artists may apply for more than one category, but if so, they should indicate a priority, generally the most recent work or work most deeply engaged with the conference themes.

Submissions are being accepted for the following parts of the exhibition and performance program:

Hybridity and Synesthesia: Beyond Peripheries of Form and Consciousness

This aspect of the program will emphasize works, particularly installations, that push at the edges of literature and other forms, and that appeal to other aspects of the sensorium than those we typically associate with reading. Works that for example involve haptic sensation, touch-­‐based interactivity, innovative audio elements, interactive images, or locative technologies.

Interventions: Engaging the Body Politic

This exhibition will feature works that engage with contemporary cultural discourse and political reality, challenging audiences to consider digital artifacts and practices that reflect and intervene in matters of the environment, social justice, and our relation to the habitus.

Decentering: Global Electronic Literature

While there are strong centers of activity in electronic literature in North America and Western Europe, innovations in digital textuality are also taking place in Eastern Europe and in the Southern hemisphere. This exhibition will focus on these lesser-­‐known phenomena.

Kid-­E-­Lit: Digital Narratives for the Young

The first generation of digital natives is finding a plethora of apps and interactive digital narratives made for their iPads and computers, perhaps learning how to think in a new digital vernacular. This exhibition will focus on innovations in digital reading experiences for children.

Screening Room: E-­Lit Film Festival

The first ELO film festival will feature films that have been produced recently about electronic literature and related practices, and will also include screenings of types of digital literature that benefit from sustained watching, such as poetry generators and kinetic poetry.

End(s) of Electronic Literature Performances and Readings

This program will feature live readings and performances of works of electronic literature. Authors are encouraged to think broadly about modes of performance, ranging from traditional readings to more theatrical styles of presentation, and to consider opportunities for site-specific interventions in public space.

Except in special instances and with works represented in the ELC3 category, artists should be present to install their works at the beginning of the festival and to discuss their works.

Exhibition will be limited to available technology. While we can try to find solutions to special requests, we can make no promises on those lines. Selection will be made for both artistic and practical reasons.

Please clearly state what technology you require and/or what you will bring, particularly if it falls outside of these parameters. Please also state if you work requires a specific operating system (Linux, Mac, etc.) If your work cannot share a station, please clearly state why not. Films for the screening should be screened as .mov files with H264 compression unless necessarily otherwise.

Submissions for above parts of the Arts program will be accepted from September 15th-­‐ December 15th on Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=elo2015

Festival Commissions

A select number of artists may receive commissions for works that are specifically designed for this ELO festival and directly address one of its exhibition topics. Works must be original and premiere at this festival; site-related and site-specific works are encouraged. Commissions require a detailed plan of execution and presentation as well as creative discussion. If you are applying for a commission, please state if you will need to arrive in Bergen in advance of the festival to fulfill their commission goals and if you would be willing to offer a talk or workshop to students or other members of the public during the week before the festival.

ELC3 Preview Exhibition

Volume 1 (2006) and Volume 2 (2011) of the Electronic Literature Collection have been influential anthologies that helped shape the field. Volume 3 (2016) is now open for submissions. This exhibition will feature selected works from the latest instantiation of this important publication. The editors of ELC3 will curate this selection. To submit work for the ELC3, see http://eliterature.org/2014/08/announcing-the-elc3/ (ELC3 submission deadline Nov. 5, 2014).

Selections will be made via a three-­‐step jury review process. Members of the arts program committee will first review submissions, and then curators for each track of the program will select works from among those ranked most positively by the committee. The suggested works will then be reviewed as a whole in relation to practical conditions. Final selections will depend on available resources and constraints of individual venues.




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