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MIX Digital 3: Writing Digital – 2-4 July 2015

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20 April 2015

Writer Naomi Alderman, theorist Florian Cramer, and performers Blast Theory set to appear at this year’s Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL Conference 2015

The new Commons building at the Newton Park campus of Bath Spa University will be the home of this year’s MIX DIGITAL conference. Following the success of the last two MIX DIGITAL conferences, held at Corsham Court, the University’s School of Humanities and Creative Industries continues to be at the forefront of both research and teaching of creative practice across many forms.

This year’s conference will take place from 2 – 4 July 2015 and will take advantage of the features and interactive spaces in the new Commons building where it will host a vibrant mix of academic papers, practitioner presentations, seminars, keynotes, discussions, workshops and an exhibition of the work by conference participants.

The full schedule of keynote speakers is yet to be finalised but confirmed speakers are Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media Naomi Alderman, theorist of the post-digital Florian Cramer, and adventurous artists’ group Blast Theory.

Naomi AldermanProfessor Alderman is a prize-winning author; in 2006 she won the Orange Award for New Writers, and in 2007 was named as Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, and one of Waterstones’ 25 Writers of the Future. In 2012, she co-created the top-selling fitness game and audio adventure Zombies, Run! which has been shortlisted for a Develop award for narrative and the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain best videogame award.

Florian CramerFlorian Cramer is an applied research professor at Creating 010, the research unit affiliated to Willem de Kooning Academy and Piet Zwart Institute at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. He also works for WORM, a Rotterdam-based venue and production house for DIY avant-garde culture. Recent publications include the essay collection Anti-Media, and the paper What Is Post-Digital?

Blast TheoryBlast Theory is renowned as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media for creating new forms of performance and interactive art. Blast Theory will appear at the conference to discuss their current kickstarter project entitled ‘Karen’.

Conference Co-Chair, Professor Kate Pullinger, Bath Spa University, says ‘MIX Digital 3 gives participants the chance to catch up with artists, writers and academics who are working at the forefront of where arts practice meets technology, where the artificial division between the digital and the analogue no longer exists. This year’s conference will be push the discussion forward into new and challenging territories, from new digital literary forms to our analogue futures.

MIX DIGITAL is an established, innovative forum that features the discussion and exploration of writing and technology. The conference attracts a cohort of local, national, even international attendees with contributors coming from the UK, Australia, Europe and even North and South America too. After this year the conference will become biennial event and will be one of the flagship conferences for Bath Spa University.

The MIX DIGITAL partners, The Writing Platform, will also be showcasing their two winning projects from the competitive bursaries that they awarded earlier in 2015 to Victoria Bennett and Adam Clarke, and Kelly Jones and Linda Sandvik who each entered as a team of two for their new creative writing and technology projects.

Everyone is welcome to the conference but booking in advance is essential where tickets can be purchased on the Bath Spa Live website via this link. All tickets include access to all of the conference activities and conference-related public events as well as food but vary in price depending on whether you require accommodation and conference tickets or conference tickets only.

Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3

Call for Papers, Presentations & Works for Exhibition

Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3

2 – 4 July 2015

Bath Spa University, Commons, Newton Park Campus
Submissions deadline: 31 January 2015

After the success of the last two MIX DIGITAL conferences, Bath Spa University is hosting Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 in the newly completed Commons building at the Newton Park Campus, just outside of Bath. Bath Spa University’s School of Humanities and Creative Industries, with its stellar Creative Writing Department, is at the forefront of both research into and teaching of creative practice across many forms. MIX DIGITAL has established itself as an innovative forum for the discussion and exploration of writing and technology, attracting an international cohort of contributors from the UK, Australia, and Europe as well as North and South America. From 2015 the conference will be biennial and will become one of the flagship conferences for the university. Continue reading Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3

ELO 2015 Call for Participation

Electronic Literature Organisation Conference 2015 in Bergen, Norway

Download: ELO 2015 — BERGEN CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Submission deadline: December 15, 2014

THE END(S) OF ELECTRONIC LITERATURE

The 2015 Electronic Literature Organization conference and festival will take place August 5-7th 2015. The conference will be hosted by the Bergen Electronic Literature research group at the University of Bergen, with sessions at venues including the University of Bergen, Det Akademiske Kvarteret, the Bergen Public Library, the University of Bergen Arts Library, and local arts venues. Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city, known as the gateway to the fjords, a festival city and cultural center with a lively and innovative arts scene.

Contributions welcome for Research, Workshop or Arts Programs

The call for contributions, submission guidelines, registration, and logistical details of the conference will be published at the conference website.

ELO 2014: Call For Contributions

Electronic Literature Organization 2014 Conference: Hold the Light

Milwaukee, WI (June 19-21, 2014)

The 2014 Electronic Literature Organization Conference will be held June 19-21, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with sessions on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In conjunction with the three-day conference, there will be a juried Media Arts Show, with exhibits at UWM.

For the Conference, proposals should address critical, reflective, or theoretical questions. Formats may include elements of demonstration or (brief) performance, in context of inquiry or analysis that goes beyond the work itself. Proposers are welcome to discuss their own work, under this requirement.

The Media Arts Show provides an occasion for extended display, performance, and presentation of original works. Please identify submissions for the Show as such.

We invite proposals of no more than 500 words, including a brief description of the content and format of the presentation, and contact information for the presenter(s). Describe any technical needs beyond standard screen projection and audio. Send proposals to eliterature2014 [at] gmail.com, using plain text format in the email, or attached as Word or PDF.

Proposals for the Conference will be reviewed by a Program Committee convened by the Conference Co-Chairs. Proposals for the Media Art Show will be reviewed by a jury chosen by the Media Arts Curator.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Proposals are requested by Friday, December 6, 2013

Program Committee Chairs
  • Marjorie Luesebrink, Independent Artist (Co-Chair)
  • Sandy Baldwin, West Virginia University (Co-Chair)
  • Kathi Inman Berens, University of Southern California (Media Arts Curator)

MIX DIGITAL 2014: Digital Texts and The New Publishing

SYMPOSIUM and MAKING DAY

CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Bath Spa University/The Writing Platform Conference, 4-5 July 2014

Deadline for Abstracts: 20 January, 2013
Submit to Lucy English: l.english@bathspa.ac.uk

Bath Spa University is co-hosting the third MIX DIGITAL conference, once again in partnership with The Writing Platform. Friday 4 July will be a one-day Symposium that includes papers and presentations. Keynotes will include Adrian Hon of Six to Start, the narrative games company that made Zombies! Run, and Saturday 5 July will be a Maker Day of hands-on workshops.

This year the theme of MIX will be Digital Texts and The New Publishing. New forms of storytelling are proliferating from narrative games, story apps, participatory web projects, location-responsive texts to books as networked objects and myriad other forms. The majority of these new forms of literature are not ‘published’ in any traditional sense of the word. The rise of self-published ebooks has seen a corresponding opening up of the digital space to creators and storytellers who are using digital tools to find new ways of engaging audiences. Publishers themselves are grappling with this space as more creative works emerge that challenge the traditional notion of publishing, for example this year’s Man Booker long list included a novel available in print, or as a digital text with embedded media.

The papers and presentations will be divided into three streams – New forms of Publishing, Curating and Gate-keeping; Distributing, Discoverability and Search; and Audience, Participation and Interactivity. Presentations of creative works including digital fiction, e-poetry, video poetry; mobile, locative, and site specific forms; digital non-fiction, games, text-based digital art, and other electronic, hybrid forms are also welcome as are papers and presentations that focus on pedagogy and pedagogical issues in any of these fields.

Another call for creative works to be displayed on the new Digital Wall at Bath Spa University will be forthcoming.

Papers will be published in a peer-reviewed e-journal; further details to be announced in 2014.

Conference Committee: Katharine Reeve (BSU), Lucy English (BSU), Kate Pullinger (BSU), Maggie Gee (BSU), and Donna Hancox (QUT).

Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent to l.english@bathspa.ac.uk by 20 January 2014.