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[nettime-lat] LEA cfp's - Asia Pacific Digital Arts, ExtraOrdinary to theUncanny and Researching our Origins



** Worldwide Call for Submissions **
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The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (http://lea.mit.edu) is currently
seeking submissions for its upcoming Special Issues - Please see
individual calls for details.

1) Network Leaps, Bounds and Misses: Critiquing Regional
Strategies for Digital Arts and Electronic Music
in Asia and the Pacific - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 APRIL

2) From the Extraordinary to the Uncanny:
the persistence of a parallel universe

3) RE:SEARCHING OUR ORIGINS: Critical and Archival
Histories of the Electronic Arts

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Network Leaps, Bounds and Misses: Critiquing Regional
Strategies for Digital Arts and Electronic Music
in Asia and the Pacific
Guest Editor: Fatima Lasay <fats@up.edu.ph>

Under the UNESCO Digi-Arts Knowledge Portal for technology-
based arts and music, an international colloquium took place on
4-5 December, 2003 at the Sarai Center for Study of Developing
Societies in Delhi, India. The meeting, entitled "Old
pathways/New travelers: new media, electronic music and digital
art practices in the Asia Pacific region", sought to launch a
media arts and electronic music initiative sponsored by UNESCO
Digi-Arts and Sarai, to promote and develop research,
networking, mutual cooperation, training and knowledge in these
fields within the region. The meeting also aimed to point out
the role and place of media and technology in a social, cultural
and economic landscape inscribed by ancient histories of contact
and paths that internally connect the landmass of Asia and the
island cultures of the Pacific regions, its impact on young
people and its potential as a unique tool to promote cultural
diversity.

As critical and engaging discussions of such a network of
associations are underway, what do our past and current national
and regional practices reveal about the limits of localization,
proximity and regional reification? What lies beneath or within
concepts of media and technology as instruments for promoting
cultural diversity? Is media and technology a result or cause of
culture? What is the position of media, art and technology in
the ontological divide between regionalization and
globalization? In which aspects do we need to transcend the
regional level in the regional network building efforts? What is
the significance of local ontologies within the process of
building a regional network?

Can asymmetrical local and regional development and promotion
of digital arts in the region be addressed by mere institutional
and conventional proximity? If geographic proximity is
insuficient, then which conceptual spaces might provide a more
solid basis for cooperative development? What critical and
realistic approaches have been and can be made, in both
imagination and actualization, to move in opposite directions
and still meet together, across the globe, in building that
strong and balanced support structure for digital arts in the
region?

For the June issue of LEA, we invite contributions from
artists, musicians, practitioners, curators and critics that
address regional networking competence problems and realities in
the field of digital arts and electronic music in the Asia
Pacific cultures.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers
/ students to submit their proposals for consideration. We
particularly encourage authors outside North America and Europe
to send proposals for articles/gallery/artists statements.

Proposals should include:
- 300 word abstract / synopsis
- A brief author biography
- Any related URLs
- Contact details

Deadline for proposals: Extended to 15 April 2004

Please send proposals or queries to:
Fatima Lasay
fats@up.edu.ph

or
Nisar Keshvani
LEA Editor-in-Chief
lea@mitpress.mit.edu

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>From the Extraordinary to the Uncanny:
the persistence of a parallel universe
Guest Editor: Michael Punt
< extraordinaryconnections@uk2.net >

We are seeking submissions of papers and other works from
artists historians, and theorists interested in this topic. In
particular we are calling for short papers (Ī2500 words) or
artists statements and image essays on:

* para-science and para-art
* spirit photography
* magic, conjuring and performance
* consciousness, precognition and the uncanny subject
* coincidence, narrative and psychoanalysis
* history and the inexplicable event
* sub-cellular phenomena and a macro reality
* toward a theory of unstable realities
* accident, memory and amnesia

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers
/ students to submit their proposals for consideration. We
particularly encourage young authors outside North America and
Europe to send proposals for articles/gallery/artists statements.

Expressions of interest and outline should include:
- 300 word abstract / synopsis
- A brief author biography
- Any related URLs
- Contact details

Deadline for expressions of interest: 30 April 2004
Deadline for accepted proposals: 10 September 2004.

Please send proposals or queries to:
Michael Punt
extraordinaryconnections@uk2.net

or
Nisar Keshvani
LEA Editor-in-Chief
lea@mitpress.mit.edu

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RE:SEARCHING OUR ORIGINS: Critical and Archival
Histories of the Electronic Arts
Guest Editors: Paul Brown <Paul@paul-brown.com> and
Catherine Mason <cs.mason@hart.bbk.ac.uk>

The mid- to late 20th Century has become a popular topic for
humanities research in recent years. Many projects are
attempting to re-discover and re-contextualise the somewhat
neglected field of history of art and technology. International
histories of electronic and digital arts are now beginning to be
written and voice given to the pioneers of these artforms.
Additionally, with contemporary 'new media' artforms such as
video and net art enjoying high prominence at present, much
discussion is taking place about the foundations of current
practice and about reception of electronic arts in cultural
institutions, including curatorial practice as well as archiving
and conservation issues.

This special issue of LEA seeks to report on international
projects and initiatives working to recover, document or
construct critical and historical contexts for the electronic
arts.

Topics of interest might include (but are not limited to):

* Origins of electronic and digital arts
* Key transition points, for example - from analogue to digital
* Art and technology collaborations
* Educational/access initiatives
* Critical analyses
* Cultural analyses
* Acquisition and conservation issues
* Etc÷

For the LEA February 2005 issue, we invite contributions from
artists, practitioners, curators, theorists and historians that
engage with histories of the electronic/digital arts and
art/science/technology collaborations. These can include:

- full papers
- works in progress
- artists' statements
- museum and gallery initiatives
- etc÷

Under three levels of submission:
- Fully refereed papers
- Shorter work that may be sent to peer review and
- Personal reminiscences and experiences that may be
editorially selected and not peer reviewed.

The guest editors are members of CACHe: Computer Arts,
Contexts, Histories, etc÷ a major research and archiving project
based in the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media at
Birkbeck, University of London and funded by the UK Government's
Arts and Humanities Research Board. CACHe is documenting and
contextualising the early days of computer arts in the UK from
its origins in the 1960s to 1980, when the first "User Friendly"
systems began to appear. http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hafvm/cache/

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers
/ students to submit their proposals for consideration. We
particularly encourage authors outside North America and Europe
to send proposals for articles/gallery/artists statements.

Proposals should include:
- 200 - 300 word abstract / synopsis
- A brief author biography
- Any related URLs
- Contact details

Timeline
1 May 2004 - submission of abstracts
31 May 2004 - short-listed candidates informed
31 Sept 2004 - Contributors to submit full papers for peer review

Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2004

Please send proposals or queries to:
Paul Brown <Paul@paul-brown.com> or
Catherine Mason <cs.mason@hart.bbk.ac.uk>

and
Nisar Keshvani
LEA Editor-in-Chief
lea@mitpress.mit.edu

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