oliver grau on Tue, 8 Apr 2003 18:38:41 +0200 (CEST)

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

[rohrpost] LEA Call for Papers: Artists and Scientists in Times ofWar

LEA Call for Papers: Artists and Scientists in Times of War
Guest Editor: Shirley Shor

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) is developing a 
special issue dealing with the phenomenon of war, and will explore the 
relationships between artists, scientists, and war in contemporary society.

The issue will investigate war from an interdisciplinary perspective, as a 
cultural practice of conflict that affects each and every one of us on a 
daily basis; a practice that is broader and deeper than armed conflict 
between nation states; that occurs on many levels when national, social, 
economical and cultural interests collide and which involves issues such as 
real-time media representation of facts, language and architecture, freedom 
of information and truth and power.
We are in a midst of a global digital media war where copyright holders 
fight consumers over digital music, books and movies sharing and 
duplication. A software war where open and free systems battle closed and 
proprietary ones for running the world's computer systems. A Man vs. 
Machine war in-which the world's greatest chess players fight for the human 
creative edge and self dignity against the superior speed and memory of 
We live in a time of total screening of war as a spectacle on television 
and computer screens - from live war images on news cable stations, war 
simulation video games, reality police action shows and US Army commercials 
with heavy metal music soundtracks on MTV. We are moving further from 
asking hard questions regarding the essence of conflict and meditated 
reality and from being able to establish our own world-view based on 
cross-checked information and facts.
The issue will not present a specific unified position towards conflict but 
rather it aims to reveal tendencies, to surface hidden agendas and issues, 
to reflect on multiple points of view and to open a wide-ranging dialog. 
What is the role of artists and scientists in this new era? Should art be 
completely independent of the politics of violence? Should science?
Guest Editor Shirley Shor and Leonardo Electronic Almanac seek papers 
discussing these and other topics that address the role and work of artists 
and scientists in times of war.

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:-

- a 150 - 300 word abstract / synopsis
- a brief bio (and prior works for reference, if necessary)
- names of collaborators (if work is produced by a team)
- any related URLs
- contact details
Deadline: 16 May 2003
Please send proposals or queries to:
Shirley Shor

Nisar Keshvani
LEA Editor-in-Chief


What is LEA?

Established in 1993, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) 
is the electronic arm of the world's most prestigious art journal, Leonardo 
- Journal of Art, Science & Technology.

LEA is jointly produced by Leonardo, the International Society for the 
Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) and published under the auspices of 
MIT Press. Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), is Leonardo/ISAST and MIT 
Press' electronic journal dedicated to providing a forum for those who are 
interested in the realm of where art, science & technology converge.


This peer reviewed e-journal includes Profiles of Media Arts facilities and 
Projects, Profiles of artists using new media, Feature Articles comprised 
of theoretical and technical perspectives; the LEA Gallery exhibiting new 
media artwork by international artists; detailed information about new 
publications in various media; reviews of publications. events and 
exhibitions. Material is contributed by artists, scientists, educators and 
developers of new technological resources in the media arts.


Since 2002, LEA formed a strategic alliance with fineArt forum - the 
Internet's longest running arts magazine. Through this partnership, LEA 
concentrates on adding new scholarship and
critical commentary to the art, science and technology field, with LEA 
subscribers benefiting from the latest news, announcements, events, and 
job/educational opportunities through
fAf's online news service.

LEA's mission is to maintain and consolidate its position as a leading 
online news and trusted information filter whilst critically examining 
arts/science & technological works catering
to the international CAST (Community of Artists, Scientist &Technologists)

rohrpost - deutschsprachige Liste zur Kultur digitaler Medien und Netze
Archiv: http://www.nettime.org/rohrpost http://post.openoffice.de/pipermail/rohrpost/
Ent/Subskribieren: http://post.openoffice.de/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/rohrpost/