[spectre] CFP: Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference, Melbourne

Oliver Grau Oliver.Grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Mon Jan 23 06:09:12 CET 2012

The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the
Intersections between Art, Science and Culture.

Takes place on 22 * 23, June at Victorian College of the Arts,
Federation Hall, Grant Street, Southbank, Melbourne 3006
Call for papers: Interference strategies for art
Deadline for Abstracts:  March 30, 2012

The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference seeks papers that explore the
theme of *Interference* within practices of contemporary image
making. Today we*re saturated with images from all disciplines,
whether it*s the creation of *beautiful visualisations* for
science, the torrent of images uploaded to social media services like
Flickr, or the billions of queries made to vast visual data archives
such as Google Images. These machinic interpretations of the visual and
sensorial experience of the world are producing a new spectacle of media
pollution. Machines are in many ways the new artists.

The notion of *Interference* is posed here as an antagonism between
production and seduction, as a redirection of affect, or as an untapped
potential for repositioning artistic critique. Maybe art doesn*t have
to work as a wave that displaces or reinforces the standardized
protocols of data/messages, but can instead function as a kind of signal
that disrupts and challenges perceptions. *Interference* can stand
as a mediating incantation that might create a layer between the
constructed image of the *everyday* given to us by science,
technological social networks and the means of its construction.

The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference wants papers that ask:

·      Can art interfere with the chaotic storms of data visualization
and information processing, or is it merely eulogizing contemporary

·      Can we think of *interference* as a key tactic for the
contemporary image in disrupting and critiquing the continual flood of
constructed imagery?

·      Are contemporary forms and strategies of interference the same
as historical ones? What kinds of similarities and differences exist?

The conference will explore areasrelated to: Painting, Drawing, Film,
Video, Photography, Computer visualization, Real-time imaging,
Intelligent systems, Image Science.
Participants are asked to address at least one the following areas in
their abstract: -
*  Expanded image
*  Remediated image
*  Hypermediacy
*  Expanded film
*  Imaging science
*  Computer Vision
*  Networked Image
*  Immersion

You are invited to submit an abstract for an individual paper relevant
to the conference theme as described above. The deadline for abstracts
is March, 2012. Abstracts for individual papers should be no longer than
250 words. Please provide full contact details with your abstract.
Refereeing of papers will be processed by members of an expert review
panel (to Australian DEST refereed conference paper standards). All
selected peer reviewed papers will be published in the online conference
Please submit by email to conference organizer Andrew Varano 
transimageconf at gmail.com<mailto:transimageconf at gmail.com>
Conference chairs:
Professor Su BAKER Associate Professor Paul THOMAS
Conference Committee
Brad BUCKLEY :: Brogan BUNT :: Ted COLLESS :: Vince DZIEKAN :: Donal
Martyn JOLLY :: Leon MARVELL :: Anna MUNSTER :: Daniel MAFE :: Darren
March 30th deadline call for abstracts; April 30th peer reviewed
abstracts notified; June 22- 23 Final papers for conference 3000 words.

Conference Partners

National Institute of Experimental Art, College of Fine Art, University
of New South Wales;  Victorian College of Art, University of

Conference Sponsors

Australian National University, CurtinUniversity, Deakin University;
Monash University; Queensland College of Art, Gold Coast Griffith
University; Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University,
Swinburne University; University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts,
University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong.


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