The New Forms Festival is an annual event highlighting emerging forms at the junction of art, culture and technology. It includes performances, panel discussions, workshops, and interactive exhibits on contemporary Media Arts issues. The NFF environment encourages new forms of Media Art to be created, experienced, and understood. NFF04 will be held in Vancouver, BC, from October 14 to 28, 2004. The theme is TECHNOGRAPHY: the inscription of culture in technology.
NFF04: TECHNOGRAPHY is a forum to explore and embody these inscriptions in the form of artistic expression and discourse.
NFF04: TECHNOGRAPHY looks at the ways in which cultures inhabit and transform media spaces and technologies.
NFF04:TECHNOGRAPHY will bring together practitioners and theorists from across grassroots, gallery academy and academic contexts and provide a platform for conversations among the diverse voices of contemporary digital regionalism.
NFF04: TECHNOGRAPHY programming incorporates the principles found within an ecological model of the cultural sphere: complexity, variety and balance. Like nature, culture is also a changing phenomenon, affected by the ways in which technology inhabits the environment and relates to it.
Call for proposals for projects, presentations and performances
Deadline: May 14th, 2004
Proposals are invited for four areas of the festival: the Conference, the Exhibition (digital art, performance, installation, immersive environments, Net.Art), Performance Series (sound art, performance art, live film/AV) and Late Night Events (music, visuals, post-digital, laptop, group performance, screenings).
This year the Exhibition (Gallery and Net Art), Performance Series, and Late Night Events will present a range of works that embody and interpret the theme of TECHNOGRAPHY as defined above.
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The NFF04 Conference, Old And New Forms , negotiates new global parameters for contemporary media culture, as it charts a post-traditional