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Remediating the Social

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 30, 2011, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Remediating the Social, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DF, GB

Remediating the Social
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. 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.
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
Co-Chairs: Simon Biggs and Jerome Fletcher.
ELMCIP Project Leader: Scott Rettberg
Peer review committee:
Jan Beatens, University of Leuven: Giselle Beiguelman, University of Sao Paulo: 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.
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
Community FP7 2007-2013, under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme.