bob sweeny
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Journal for Social Theory in Art Education

Tue Dec 15, 2009 00:00

Journal for Social Theory and Art Education
Journal Theme Volume 30:
Deadline: December 15, 2009

The Journal for Social Theory and Art Education (JSTAE) serves as an alternative voice for the field of art education through the promotion of scholarly research that addresses social issues, action, and transformation as well as creative methods of research and writing. Volume 30 will be the inaugural online issue, which will accommodate a wide variety of digital media and hypertextual forms of writing, and will be accompanied by a blog that will allow authors and readers to interact in ways previously impossible.

JSTAE invites submissions of articles, audiovisual pieces with commentary, reviews of books, films, Web sites, performance/actions, and exhibitions for an upcoming 30th volume of JSTAE that explores the theme of Un(precedent)ED. Potential contributors are also encouraged to consider the theme Un(precedent)ED, possibly working collaboratively with others in and outside art education in writing for Volume 30. What unprecedented images and events have changed the contemporary visual culture landscape? In the United States, we have had an unprecedented election, unprecedented turnout of voters, and many other unprecedented events with President Obama's message of hope and change. What happens when people hope for change? What are the visual qualities associated with political, social, and personal change? What unprecedented changes have recently taken place in education? What might the future hold for art education?

The JSTAE submission deadline is December 15, 2009 for Volume 30. To be considered for publication, original manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts should range between 2500-5000 words in length with an abstract of 100-150 words. Images are encouraged with manuscripts and should be sent in digital format (jpg, gif, or png) with accompanying copyright permission. Double space all manuscripts, including abstract, quotations, tables, references, and notes. Include a brief biographical statement along with a cover letter designating that the manuscript is original, has not been previously published, and is not under consideration elsewhere. To facilitate the anonymous review process, please place your name only in the accompanying cover letter and not in the manuscript. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, preferably in Rich Text Format or Microsoft Word with .doc extension to Robert W. Sweeny, JSTAE Editor 2009-2011 at


Performance, New Media, and Surveillance

Tue Mar 31, 2009 00:00

Call for Papers: Performance, New Media, and Surveillance

The relationship between the visual arts and surveillance has been explored through large scale exhibitions (CTRL:Space, ZKM), and texts such as Loving Big Brother (McGrath, 2004) have introduced questions of performance and performativity into the surveillance debate. However, as the technological possibilities available to artists grow, and the social impact of surveillance is increasingly recognized, there is a need for a thorough examination of the uses of surveillance in the visual arts, particularly in the genres of new media and performance art, where issues regarding technological engagement and embodiment come to the fore. The editors of this special volume of Surveillance and Society are seeking papers that examine the complexities of surveillance in new media and performance art. We intent to acknowledge various issues including but not limited to:

~ (Re)Examination of New Media and Performance Art through surveillance themes and theories.
~ Modes of spectatorship and participation in New Media and Performance Art that are complicated through surveillance technologies.
~ Examples from technological and live artistic practices that present novel forms of interaction and engagement
~ Analysis of the gaze in its various forms (male, actuarial, scopic) as related to New Media and/or Performance Art.
~ Discussions regarding visualities produced in the spaces of surveillance, including the visual culture of technologies that measure gait, map surveilled populations, and monitor public spaces.
~ Examinations and articulations of surveillance space (including data space) through artistic practice
~ Explorations of the performative nature or surveillance society and space
~ Political, resistant and utopian currents in surveillance art practice

We are also open to related subjects not outlined above. Projects by artists working in new media would be of particular interest, particularly those that make use of the digital nature of Surveillance & Society. These might include media and methods such as hypertext, digital video, animation, videogames, and social/tactical/locative media.

Please contact the guest-editors in advance to discuss proposed topics. All papers must be completed and submitted electronically no later than March 31st, 2009. Please use standard formatting and submit the papers via the new automated system - see the instruction for authors - unless the submission is a multi-media piece, in which case contact the guest editors: John E. McGrath (johnemcgrath[at]yahoo[dot]com) or Robert W. Sweeny (sweeny[at]iup[dot]edu)


adding insult to imagery?

adding insult to imagery? artistic responses to censorship and mass media

january 17-february 16, 2006
kipp gallery, indiana university of pennsylvania

curated by robert w. sweeny, assistant professor of art/art education

featuring works in three areas by:
Mauricio Arango
Martin John Callanan
Jim Costanza
Daniel Jasper
Andrew Johnson
Richard Lou and Bill Fisher
Jason Lujan
Doug Flint and Preston Poe
Billie Lynn
Damon Sauer
Julie Weitz


Carole Ashley/ Artists Against the War
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti
Juan DelGato
Paul LeRoy Gehres
Grace Graupe-Pillard
Score: Elizabeth Grajales And Billy Annaruma
Lane E. Last
Alexander Reyna
Larissa Sansour
Paz Tornero
So Young Yang

Martin Allman
Gregory Chatonsky
Conglomco Media Network
Christina Hung Nguyen
Zev Robinson
Robert Spahr

this exhibit will travel to central missouri state university in fall 2006. supported by grants from americans for democracy project, citizenship and civic engagement initiative.


call for artwork that deals with censorship

Thu Sep 01, 2005 14:38

Looking for artwork that deals with the topic of censorship, for a show to be held on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus in January 2006. Will accept any media. Please send images of completed work, or plans for installation/performance pieces. Particular interest in work dealing with recent images from Abu Ghraib, the Iraq War, and contemporary mass-media in general.

Images should either be slides/transparencies or digital, preferably JPEG format on CD-ROM. Send minimum of three images, CV, brief statement, and return envelope with postage to:

Dr. Robert Sweeny
115 Sprowls Hall
470 S. Eleventh St.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705-1087

Submission will also be accepted via email (preferred). Send to: Deadline is November 15th, 2005. Accepted work will be due no later than December 15th, 2005.


open call for hate

i hate technology

open call:

send digital work that expresses your hatred for digital technology

hate should be limited to inanimate objects or fictional characters (or both)

hate will be posted on technologyisthedevil, creating a refuge for the disaffected and distasteful

no jury, no prizes

possible benefits:


link to Rhizome 'fresh' page

acknowledgement by Googletm search engine under 'hate'

send hate to:

** technologyisthedevil does not support hate directed at non-digital entities

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