Call for Presentations

1st Global Conference

Digital Arts and Digital Art History

Wednesday 24th September – Friday 26th September 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom


Please Note: The dates for this event have now changed and it will be running as part of 5th Global Conference: Digital Memories

Call for Presentations
This inter- and multi-disciplinary project aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues created by the massive exploitation of digital technologies for inter-human communication in respect to arts, technology, media and history. The project will attend to both theoretical and practical debates concerning (co-)production, (re-)mediation, dissemination, personal/mass interpretation and preservation in relation to cultural contexts of and intersections between digital and classical arts.

Proposals, presentations, workshops and reports are invited on any of the following themes:

1. Digital Art, Interactive Art, Digital Art History
-Theories and concepts
-Identifying key features and critical issues
-Artists and movements

2. Externalisation and Mediation of Art
-The role of digital (re)-presentation and (re)-interpretation technologies
-Critical and popular reception studies

3. Digital Art History and Aesthetics
-Methodologies for researching digital art history
-The role of digital media in the production of historical studies of classical and new art
-The value of integrating digital media into the study of art history
-Representational principles for works of art

4. Digital Cultural Heritage
-Virtual museums today
-Collection-building and curatorial practices
-Multimodal Interfaces
-Navigation
-Levelling
-Emergent technologies
-Augmented and virtual reality
-Spatial representation
-Social tagging

5. Archiving and Disseminating Digital Art
-Nextgen art databases and image collections
-Digitisation and dissemination of classical art
-Digital art preservation
-Media libraries and their uses
-Strategies for recording and archiving of live events and performances
-Innovative interfaces for dissemination of art
-Open Data
-Open Access
-Business/economic dimensions of digital art production

6. Art and Big Data
-Cultural visualizations and mapping
-Collaborative use and access
-Big data as art

7. Creativity and Education
-Art and art education for the public
-Digital art and art history education: pedagogies and perspectives
-Creative Europe

8. Interactive Media and Robotic Technology as Digital Art
-Computer games and virtual reality as art
-Robot painting
-Artificial intelligence
-Sound and noise art

Presentations, performances and papers will be accepted which deal with related areas and themes. The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.

In order to support and encourage interdisciplinarity engagement, it is our intention to create the possibility of starting dialogues between the parallel events running during this conference. Delegates are welcome to attend up to two sessions in each of the concurrent conferences. We also propose to produce cross-over sessions between these groups – and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between Beauty and The Digital Arts.

What to Send
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th April 2014. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 11th July 2014. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: DA1 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Daniel Riha: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: dm5@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the ‘Ethos’ series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Critical Issues programmes of ID.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All proposals accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook.  Selected proposals may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.

Details on the conference running alongside this project in 2014 can be found here: Beauty

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.