CFP: Discursive Formations - Place, Narrative and Digitality in the Museum of the Future

Posted by S R | Mon Feb 12th 2007 4:33 p.m.

Dear All,

Please find an invitation for participation in the "Discursive Formations"
pilot project and the moodle.expressivespace.org online collaborative
environment below. It is also online here:

http://moodle.expressivespace.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=2

Thank you for your interest,

Stanislav Roudavski

Cambridge University
The Digital Studio, Department of Architecture
1 Bene't Place, Lensfield Road
Cambridge CB2 1EL, UK

http://www.stanislavroudavski.net

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DISCURSIVE FORMATIONS - PLACE, NARRATIVE AND DIGITALITY IN THE MUSEUM OF THE
FUTURE

Call for participation and collaboration

Date: 10 February 2007

INTRODUCTION:

We would like to invite you participate in the "Discursive Formations -
Place, Narrative and Digitality in the Museum of the Future" pilot project
funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, UK). This is a
collaboration between several institutions within the University of
Cambridge: the Digital Studio of the Department of Architecture, the
Fitzwilliam Museum and the Computer Laboratory.

The pilot project consists primarily of three interconnected workshops that
will address the relationship between digitality and the Museum of the
Future with an emphasis on the role of the moving image. The project aims to
provoke interdisciplinary exchange, generate new design ideas and serve as a
catalyst for future collaborations.

PROJECT WEB SITE:

We would also like to take this opportunity to introduce
http://moodle.expressivespace.org as a space for collaboration in
practice-based research. "Discursive Formations" is the first project hosted
by this new resource.

PROJECT THEMES:

ubiquitous computing; tangible interfaces
pervasive, online, embodied narrative; expressive space
real-time environments; video and pervasive games
ephemeral, generative and adaptive architecture

Applicants are welcome to extend this list.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Workshop application deadline: 1 March 2007
Workshop acceptance deadline:9 March 2007

Workshop I:16 March 2007
Workshop II:21 March 2007
Workshop III:23 March 2007

Plenary session I:21 March 2007 (pm)
Plenary session II:14 May 2007 (pm)

HOW TO TAKE PART:

If you are interested in attending any of the workshops or plenary sessions,
participating in any of the discussions on the site or simply letting others
know about your research or creative work, please apply for a user account
as follows:

1. Send your first name, surname, e-mail address, city, country and
affiliation to info@expressivespace.org and we shall e-mail you your
username and password.

2. Fill in the "Discursive Formations: Application Form" available in the
"Discursive Formations" project section of the website under Resources
heading or in Quizzes menu. You have to be registered to access it.

3. Describe yourself in your user profile and provide a photograph.

Please note: the practical nature of the workshops means that places are
limited. We aim to assemble a well-balanced mix of participants to maximize
the creative possibilities.

We shall make public all the submissions on
http://moodle.expressivespace.org to encourage discussion and promote
collaboration.

We shall ask each participant to maintain online notes and document the
creative process in group blogs. The results of each workshop in visual and
textual form will also be available online for reference and analysis. We
hope that everyone who will not be able to come to Cambridge will still be
able to follow the proceedings, contribute online, get new ideas and meet
new people.

CONTACT DETAILS:

For any enquiries in connection to this project, please e-mail
info@expressivespace.org or contact Stanislav Roudavski (Project Research
Assistant): sr253@cam.ac.uk.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

You can apply to participate in all or any of the sessions.

All participation is free but we shall expect you to contribute to the cost
of accommodation if you need it.

We can help to arrange accommodation in one of the Cambridge Colleges at the
time of the workshops if requested.
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