Extended Deadline: 14th of April 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PERFORMANCES
DRHA 2010 Conference: Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts
Sunday 5th September – Wednesday 8th September 2010
Brunel University, West London
CONFERENCE THEME: Sensual Technologies: Collaborative Practices of Interdisciplinarity
The conferences overall theme will be the exploration of the collaborative relationship between the body and sensual/sensing technologies across various disciplines. In this respect it will offer an interrogation of practices that are indebted to the innovative exchange between the sensual, visceral and new technologies.
At the same time, the aim is to look to new approaches offered by various emerging fields and practices that incorporate new and existing technologies. Specific examples of areas for discussion could include:
Delineation of new collaborative practices and the interchange of knowledge
Collaborative interdisciplinary practices of embodiment and technology
Integration/deployment of digital resources in new contexts
Connections and tensions that exist between the Arts, Humanities and Science
Notions of the solitary and the collaborative across the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences
eScience in the Arts and Humanities
Use of digital resources in collaborative creative work, teaching, learning and scholarship
Open source and second generation Web infrastructure
Digital media in time and space
Music and technology: composition and performance
Dance and interactive technologies
Taking inspiration from SET: imaging, GPS and mobile technologies
Evaluating the experience among providers and users / performers and audiences
Interface Design and HCI
Performative Practices in SecondLife or other virtual platforms
New critical paradigms for the conferences theme
The DRHA (Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts) conference is held annually at various academic venues throughout the UK. This years conference is hosted by Brunel University, West London. It will take place from Sunday 5th September to Wednesday 8th September 2010. It will be held across various innovative spaces, including the newly expanded Boiler House laboratory facilities, housed in the Antonin Artaud Building, and state of the art conference facilities plus high standard accommodation.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
– Richard Coyne – Professor of Architectural Computing at the University of Edinburgh.
– Christopher Pressler: Director of Research and Learning Resources and Director of the Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham.
– Thecla Schiphorst: Media Artist/Designer and Faculty Member in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
– STELARC, Chair in Performance Art at Brunel University and Senior Research, Fellow in the MARCS Labs at the University of Western Sydney.
We invite original papers, panels, installations, performances, workshop sessions and other events that address the conference theme, with particular attention to the Sensual Technologies focus. We encourage proposals for innovative and non-traditional session formats.
DRHA 2010 will include a SecondLife roundtable/discussion event, led by performance artist Stelarc, which will enable international participants to present performative work via Second Life. For this event, we particular encourage submission of Machinima works that can be screened as part of this panel.
Short presentations, for example work-in-progress, are invited for poster presentations.
Anyone wishing to submit a performance or installation should visit http://www.drha2010.org.uk for information about the spaces and technical equipment and support available.
All proposals – whether papers, performance or other – should reflect the critical engagement at the heart of DRHA 2010.
The deadline for submissions will now be: 14 April 2010.
At this stage, only abstracts are due and these should be between 600 – 1000 words.
Full papers can be submitted after the conference for peer-review to specifically themed issues of the Body Space and Technology Journal (Brunel University), as well as to the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, (Intellect Publishing).
Letters of acceptance will be sent by mid/late May 2010.
Please see http://www.drha2010.org.uk more information and a link for online submission.
DRHA 2010 Programme Chair
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