CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
We seek submissions for a curated online
and on-site exhibition exploring the theme of Open Space. This exhibition
will be showcased at the International Communication Association (ICA)
Conference in Singapore from June 22-26, 2010. Open Space is mounted
as the digital arts exploration of the conference theme Im/Material.
WHAT IS OPEN SPACE?
Open Space imagines a zone of horizontality
mobilizing collaboration, participation, complex interactive dialogues,
process, permeability, and community. The term open space originates
in landscape design, where space is privileged over mass to stage meaningful
and often surprising encounters and interactions. It has also emerged
as a key environmental concept in the greening of global cities, in
architecture, and in international organizational design. Indeterminancy,
flexibility, and contingency constitute key strategies in open
space. Open Space proposes a relational mode rather than a fixed
object. Open Space suggests work that mobilizes an ethics of convenings
and encounters in a sustainable zone. Open Space spurs collaborative
knowledges and produces new provisional microterritories through engagement.
Open Space is where technologies meet people meet spaces.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We seek works and makers exploring
the concepts and practice of Open Space in Singapore and Southeast Asia
(Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar,
and Indonesia). We are particularly interested in makers, artists,
collectives, and collaborative projects from these regions. Works
that are transnational and translational with a central concern of
Southeast Asia as nexus will also be considered.
The Open Space/Singapore/Southeast
Asia exhibition is looking for digital arts and design projects in
any of the following forms/interfaces: online art projects, Alternate
Reality Games (ARGs), social gaming, creative robotics and digital devices,
locative media, mobile applications, ambient screens, user-generated
community narratives and maps, innovative digitally-based cartography
projects, web-based archival projects, social media interfaces and projects,
installation, live DJ/VJ remixes
Additionally, any other digital and
analog forms that engage a collaborative aesthetic and participatory
ethics are eligible for inclusion.
PRACTICAL DETAILS FOR PARTICIPATING
Deadline: March 3, 2010
To submit work: Please send
a short, one paragraph description of your project, a short bio, and
a link to your project or documentation of your project in an email
inquiry to Patricia Zimmermann, Shaw Foundation Professor, Wee Kim Wee
School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore, at [log in to unmask] no later than March 3, 2010
Exhibition: Projects will be
featured on the ICA/WKWSCI website as the Open Space Exhibition. A
limited number of artists/makers/collaborative teams will be selected
from the overall exhibition to present at sessions and venues at ICA
in Singapore June 22-26, with airfare and accommodation provided.
Patricia R. Zimmerman, Nikki Draper,
Sharon Lin Tay, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Wenjie
Zhang, Singapore, with curatorial associate Jenna Ng, Sweden.
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION
The International Communications Association
(ICA) (http://www.ica2010.sg) is the largest international academic association
for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and application aspects
of human and mediated communication. ICA has over 4,500 members
from 76 countries. Over 2,000 scholars, writers, and communications
practitioners from around the world attend the conference. ICA
2010 is the first time in seven years that the annual conference will
be held in Asia.
ICA 2010 CONFERENCE THEME: IM/MATERIAL
Communication is in many respects im/material
because it constitutes the very nexus where the material and immaterial
dimensions of our world meet each other. Communication is indeed
spectral or ghostal because our interactions consist of making present
what could have remained absent from a debate, a discussion, a conversation
and so on. (from the conference website: http://www.ica2010.sg/conference.html)
WEE KIM WEE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION
The host for ICA 2010 is the Wee Kim
Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI)(http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/sci),
at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)in Singapore. Ranked
as one of the world’s top 100 universities, NTU(http://www.ntu.edu.sg) is a research-intensive university with
globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. WKWSCI is
one of the premiere institutions for research and teaching in communication
and information in Asia. It houses the Asian Media Information and Communication
Centre , the Asian Communication Resource Centre, and the Singapore
Internet Research Centre.
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