Call for Participation: 2007 Global Fusion conference, St. Louis, MO
2007 Global Fusion Conference: September 7-9, St Louis, USA. Conference
Theme: Contested Intersections: publics, movements, institutions, the interface between media research, media arts, media industry professions and media activism.
ANJALI MONTEIRO will be the Main Keynote Speaker. Dr Monteiro is an award-winning documentary film-maker and university professor of media studies at the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her keynote address will be “Spaces for Dialogue - Rethinking Critical Media Praxis in India,” or what it means for 'alternative' media praxis to engage with the new sites of contestation that have emerged in the wake of new media and communication technologies in an India that is neo-liberal, market-oriented and rapidly globalizing.
PAUL MILLER, aka DJ Spooky, will be the second Keynote Speaker. His award- winning Rhythm Science (MIT Press) was named among the books of the year by The Guardian (UK). Miller will address how "sound" acts as an invisible theater where the distinctions between sound art, information, and digital production methods are viewed as tools for the creative spirit of the artist.
Plenary round-tables will address video/film production, news and journalism, and advertising from these perspectives, all with an eye to how we teach communication. As usual, an international focus will be evident. Proposals for papers are encouraged to focus within this area, but may be on any communication-related topic.
Paper proposals are due by April 30 to John Downing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts of up to 250 words; plus name(s), affiliations, email addresses and telephone number(s) of author(s).
More information will be posted at intervals on the Southern Illinois University, Global Media Research Center site: www.gmrc.siu.edu