[rohrpost] CFP: Media Art Histories 2013: RENEW

Oliver Grau Oliver.Grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Mit Dez 12 19:12:55 CET 2012

Call for Papers:

Media Art Histories 2013: RENEW  (Reminder) 
The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, 
Science and Technology

Riga, October 8 - 11, 2013

The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, 
Science and Technology, Renew, will be hosted by RIXC and held in 
Riga, Latvia, October 8 - 11, 2013, coinciding with the international 
festival for new media culture Art+Communication. It will host three 
days of keynotes, panels and poster sessions on the histories of 
networked digital, electronic and technological media arts.

Besides general topics of the call, the theme of Renew, Media Art 
History 2013 addresses current tendencies in sustainability quests 
from various perspectives. As media art is based on increasingly 
out-dating technology and it is dependent on energy (electricity) the 
conference will discuss sustainable approaches towards the issues of 
producing, preserving and representing media  artworks - how to 
'renew' them through both - tools and histories. By focusing on 
networked media arts, the Renew conference will cover a broad range 
of topics to include early communication art (mail, fax, radio, 
satellite, etc.), net.art and net.radio, open source and network 
culture, locative media and wireless communities, hybrid networks and 
electromagnetic art, and last but not least - artistic investigations 
in sustainability, and future visions of art within the convergence 
of information and energy technologies.

Proposed topics:

* Histories of networked art and media technologies

* Archiving, preserving and representing new media art

* Media archaeology

* Paradigm shift - from new media to post-media conditions in art

* Writing histories of media art across Eastern Europe and the Baltics

* Revising the geospatial aspects - for writing comparative media art histories

* Resilient networks and emerging 'techno-ecological' art practices

* Multifarious potential of expression in media art - 'new imagery' 
of our times

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DEADLINE for abstract proposals: January 25, 2013.
Notification of acceptance will be announced in March 25, 2013.

Individual proposals should consist of a 250-word abstract with title.
Proposals and inquiries regarding submissions should be made on 
www.mediaarthistory.org web-site.

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Selected papers from the conference will be published in Acoustic 
Space and other venues. Founded in 1998 by E-Lab as artistic journal 
for sound art, networked audio experiments and new media culture, 
since 2007 Acoustic Space comes out as peer-reviewed journal for 
transdisciplinary research on art, science, technology and society, 
published by RIXC & Art Research Lab of Liepaja University.

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The conference will be complemented by a variety of affiliated 
events, including the Art+Communication festival, with a thematically 
related media art exhibition, experimental film and video screening 
programme, live performances, concerts and workshops.

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MAH 2013 Renew Conference Chair:  Rasa SMITE and Raitis SMITS

Honorary Board: Jasia REICHARDT, Itsuo SAKANE, Peter WEIBEL, Douglas 

Renew Conference Advisory Board: Erik KLUITENBERG, Armin MEDOSCH, 
Inke ARNS, Andrey SMIRNOV, Jussi PARIKKA, Edwin van der HEIDE, Mark 
TRIBE, Gediminas URBONAS, Marko PELJHAN, Nishant SHAH, Edward 

MAH Conference Series Board:  Erkki HUHTAMO, Tim LENOIR, Machiko 
KUSAHARA, Gunalan NADARAJAN, Oliver GRAU, Douglas KAHN, Linda 


More info:

Rasa Smite rasa at rixc.lv