Rewire :: Liverpool 2011 – Call for Papers now open!

Media Art History 2011 – Rewire
Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology
Liverpool, 28th September – 1st October 2011
Call For Papers now open - Deadline Monday, January 31st 2011

Host: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool.
In collaboration with academic partners: Liverpool John Moores University, CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, the Universities of the West of Scotland and Lancaster, and the Database of Virtual Art at the Dept. for Image Science.

Rewire is also listed as part of the “McLuhan in Europe” programme, and will take place concurrently with The Asia Triennial in Manchester and Abandon Normal Devices, the North West’s festival of new cinema and digital culture which returns to Liverpool in September 2011.The reviewers especially welcome proposals for presentations that resonate thematically with these events.

They are looking for original research on:

  • The relations between art, science, technology and industry, both historically and now
  • New paradigms and alternative discourses for media art and media art history, such as, for example, craft, design, social media, or cybernetics
  • Local histories and practices of media art, including (but not limited to) Britain
  • Colonial experiences and non-Western histories of media art, science and technology
  • Media art history in relation to the biological, biomedical and ecological sciences
  • Relations between the histories of media art and those of computing and new technologies
  • Writing art history in a technologised and scientific culture, including the documentation of media art and how it is changed in a technologised and scientific culture
  • How the field of science and technology studies (STS) can offer useful models for new paradigms for art history
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