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Call for Participation

Remediating the Social

1st CALL FOR PAPERS (EXPIRED)

The Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) research project invites paper and presentation proposals for its conference, Remediating the Social. Selected papers will be presented at the conference in Edinburgh, November 1-3, 2012.

ELMCIP welcomes abstracts of up to 500 words for papers, presentations and group panel sessions that address network and digitally mediated creative practices that effect and reflect upon the role of creativity in social and community formation. Remediating the Social apprehends people and media as interacting generative agents, remediating one another as a vital part of contemporary social space. Papers that reflect upon "born digital" literary and artistic practice within the context of cultural formation are especially welcome. Papers might present theoretical positions, case studies or artist's presentations, as well as other forms. We welcome proposals for panel discussions on specific topics that engage the conference theme.

Remediating the Social will be hosted at Edinburgh College of Art (eca) of the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth. The conference will be held at eca. An associated exhibition will be held at Inspace, a purpose-built research and exhibition facility in the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics, fully instrumented to facilitate engagement with developments in new technologies, scientific research and creative practice. The exhibition will continue after the conference for three weeks.

The conference programme will consist of paper presentations, across a range of disciplines and modes of inquiry, addressing examples of creative communities that have formed around various practices, media and discourses. Case studies, papers and panels, including examples arising from the ELMCIP project and other contexts, will be presented. The conference will be web-cast, allowing for remote attendees to monitor events and put questions to conference via a live public feed, employing mediating technologies within the event. Conference proceedings will be peer reviewed and published, with ISBN.

About ELMCIP
Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) is a three year collaborative research project running from 2010-2013, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area Joint Research Programme for Creativity and Innovation. ELMCIP involves seven European academic research partners and one non-academic partner who are investigating how creative communities of practitioners form within transnational and transcultural contexts in globalized and distributed communications environments. Focusing on the electronic literature community in Europe, as a model of networked creativity and innovation in practice, ELMCIP studies the formation and interactions of that community and seeks to further electronic literature research and practice in Europe. The project partners are the University of Bergen, Edinburgh College of Art, Blekinge Institute of Technology, The University of Amsterdam, the University of Ljubljana, the University of Jyväskylä, University College Falmouth and New Media Scotland.

Abstracts of papers should be of no more than 500 words and/or two pages of A4 in PDF format. A biographical statement of no more than 250 words should be included (additional to the abstract word count).

Abstracts must be sent as a single PDF file and not exceed 4 megabytes in size. They should include clear indication of technical and resource requirements as well as duration and space requirements (if applicable). Submissions will only be accepted electronically and to the email address below.

Abstracts submission Deadline: December 30, 2011
Notification of selection February 29, 2012
Full papers deadline May 31, 2012
Conference dates: 01-03 November 2012, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
Submissions to: artworks@elmcip.net
http://www.elmcip.net/conference

Co-Chairs: Simon Biggs and Jerome Fletcher. ELMCIP Project Leader: Scott Rettberg

Peer review committee:
Jan Beatens, University of Leuven
Giselle Beiguelman, Sao Paulo Catholic University
Simon Biggs, Edinburgh College of Art
Serge Bouchardon, University of Technology of Compiegne
Friedrich Block, Stiftung Brückner-Kühner, Kassel
Laura Borràs Castanyer, University of Barcelona
Mark Daniels, New Media Scotland
Yra Van Dijk, University of Amsterdam
Maria Engberg, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Jerome Fletcher, University College Falmouth
Raine Koskimaa, University of Jyväskylä
James Leach, University of Aberdeen
Talan Memmott, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Scott Rettberg, University of Bergen
Margriet Schavemaker, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Janez Strehovec, University of Ljubljana
Joseph Tabbi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Penny Travlou, Edinburgh College of Art
Jill Walker-Rettberg, University of Bergen

CONTACT
Email: artworks@elmcip.net
Tel.: +44 (0)131 2216084
Mail: ELMCIP 2012 Chair (att: Professor Simon Biggs)
Research Zone, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF, UK

Supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme (www.heranet.info) which is co-funded by AHRC, AKA, DASTI, ETF, FNR, FWF, HAZU, IRCHSS, MHEST, NWO, RANNIS, RCN, VR and The European Commission FP7 2007-2013, under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme.


Remediating the Social

CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF ARTWORKS (EXPIRED)

The Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) project invites submissions for an electronic literature and digital arts commissioning programme. Selected works will be presented in an exhibition and performance event as part of the final ELMCIP project conference Remediating the Social in Edinburgh, November 2012.

ELMCIP welcomes proposals for installations, artworks and performances that address how network-based creative practice can effect and reflect upon community formation and the role of creativity in social ontologies. Submitted works should engage "born digital" literary and artistic practices. This can include works that employ generative, interactive, networked and/or hypermedia techniques. Works which could exist without the computer being involved in their production AND diffusion will not be considered. Projects that engage liveness and the performative in media are especially welcome.

Remediating the Social will be hosted by Edinburgh College of Art in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth within the framework of the ELMCIP research project. The event will be held at Inspace, a purpose-built research and exhibition facility at the University of Edinburgh, fully instrumented to facilitate engagement with developments in new technologies, scientific research and creative practice. The exhibition will continue after the conference for three weeks.

The conference programme will consist of expert presentations, across a range of disciplines and modes of inquiry, addressing examples of creative communities that have formed around various practices, media and discourses. Case studies, papers and panels, discussing examples arising from the ELMCIP project and other contexts will be presented. The conference will be e-cast, allowing for remote attendees to freely monitor events and put questions to conference, further highlighting mediating technologies in the formation of networked communities. There will be a separate call for conference papers and presentations later in 2011.

Conference: 01-03 November 2012, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
Exhibition opening: 1 November, 2012, Inspace, University of Edinburgh, UK
http://www.elmcip.net/conference

Submissions

Submissions should include:

250 word abstract describing the conceptual and artistic details of the work

A4 page detailing the technical requirements and budget for mounting the work 

Biographical statement of no more than 250 words 

The technical description should include clear indications of technical and other resource requirements, duration (if applicable) and space requirements. Wherever possible the commissioners will seek to ensure that the necessary equipment and resources will be available for accepted works, although this will depend on the requirements of each individual project. Visual evidence of the proposed work, including diagrams, documentation and/or simulations, would be appreciated. This can consist of a web page containing the material, with the URL indicated in the submission, or a PDF appended to the proposal. Submissions will only be accepted electronically.

Proposals will be peer reviewed. Authors and producers of shortlisted works will be notified soon after May 31, 2011, and the curatorial committee will liaise with them to assure optimal presentation and the fit of each work in the overall programme of the event. A final selection of works will follow and a number of proposals will be selected to be supported as commissioned works. This support will only be available for works that have not yet been produced and which the curatorial committee consider to have exceptional artistic quality, thematic relevance and logistical viability.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011
Notification of short-listing: May 31, 2011
Notification of final selection July 31, 2011
Delivery of completed artworks to Edinburgh: September 30, 2012
Submissions to: artworks[at]elmcip.net 

Co-Chairs:
Simon Biggs and Jerome Fletcher

ELMCIP Project Leader: 
Scott Rettberg


Peer review exhibition committee:

Giselle Beiguelman, Sao Paulo Catholic University
Simon Biggs, Edinburgh College of Art
Friedrich Block, Stiftung Brückner-Kühner, Kassel
Laura Borràs Castanyer, University of Barcelona
Mark Daniels, New Media Scotland
Yra Van Dijk, University of Amsterdam
Jerome Fletcher, University College Falmouth
Raine Koskimaa, University of Jyväskylä
Talan Memmott, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Scott Rettberg, University of Bergen
Janez Strehovec, University of Ljubljana


Curatorial Committee:

Simon Biggs, Edinburgh College of Art
Mark Daniels, New Media Scotland (Chair)
Jerome Fletcher, University College Falmouth
Scott Rettberg, University of Bergen


CONTACT

Email: artworks[at]elmcip.net
Tel.: +44 (0)131 2216084
Mail: ELMCIP 2012 Chair (att: Professor Simon Biggs)
Research Zone, Edinburgh College of Art,
Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF, UK

 

Edinburgh College of ArtNew Media ScotlandUniversity of EdinburghUniversity College Falmouth

Supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme (www.heranet.info) which is co-funded by AHRC, AKA, DASTI, ETF, FNR, FWF, HAZU, IRCHSS, MHEST, NWO, RANNIS, RCN, VR and The European Commission FP7 2007-2013, under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme.