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MediaCities: Call for Workshop Proposals

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 17, 2012, midnight

International Conference, Workshops and Exhibition
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
May 3-5, 2013

DEADLINE: December 17, 2012

MediaCities is pleased to announce an open call for workshops organized in conjunction with the conference, to be held in Buffalo, New York from May 3-5, 2013.

We invite workshop proposals that address specific themes around pluralities and globalities, particularly as they appear in some of the topics that have already been identified in the call for papers:

  • the contexts of non-Western cities and post-industrial societies (Other Urbans);
  • protest, public space, and contested shared urban events (Uncommons);
  • new life in dead and dying urban milieux (Zero Growth Cities);
  • cross-scale urban landscapes (Media Geographies) and,
  • trans-national urban cities (Bordervilles).
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    More information on these topics is available here: http://mediacities.net
    MediaCities workshops can take either of the following forms:
  • Workshops designed to share knowledge in emerging areas amongst a small group of people within an intimate, peer-oriented setting. This may be through presentations, demonstrations, field trips, actions or events or any combination thereof.
  • Skill-share workshops that provide hands-on experience in an area of general interest to the MediaCities community, including (but not limited to): mobile and locative media, platforms for embedded and distributed sensing, urban data visualization, ambient informatics and responsive systems.[/ul]
  • A workshop proposal should contain at least the following information:
  • Names, affiliations and bios of main organizers.
  • Motivation and rationale for the workshop.
  • For knowledge-share workshops:
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  • a draft of the Invitation to Participate to be issued.
  • expected number and format of presentations, demonstrations, actions or events.[/ul]
  • For skill-share workshops:
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  • an outline of the topics to be covered.
  • a description of required skill-level of participants.
  • a list of required tools and equipment.[/ul]
  • A list of technical resources and space requirements for the workshop.
  • The workshop deadlines, both internal and external.
  • Expected number of participants.
  • An itemized budget indicating all expenses and income for the workshop.[/ul]
  • Email proposals as a single PDF to cfp-workshops [at] mediacities [dot] net with the subject line “PROPOSAL: MediaCities Workshops.” Send questions to chairs [at] mediacities [dot] net.