Remediating the Social: 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

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Simon Biggs

Nov 1, 2011, 6:32:50 AM11/1/11
Remediating the Social


The Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) research project invites paper and presentation proposals for its conference, Remediating the Social. Selected papers will be presented at the conference in Edinburgh, November 1-3, 2012.

ELMCIP welcomes abstracts of up to 500 words for papers, presentations and group panel sessions that address network and digitally mediated creative practices that effect and reflect upon the role of creativity in social and community formation. Remediating the Social apprehends people and media as interacting generative agents, remediating one another as a vital part of contemporary social space. Papers that reflect upon "born digital" literary and artistic practice within the context of cultural formation are especially welcome. Papers might present theoretical positions, case studies or artist's presentations, as well as other forms. We welcome proposals for panel discussions on specific topics that engage the conference theme.

Remediating the Social will be hosted at Edinburgh College of Art (eca) of the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with New Media Scotland and University College Falmouth. The conference will be held at eca. An associated exhibition will be held at Inspace, a purpose-built research and exhibition facility in the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics, fully instrumented to facilitate engagement with developments in new technologies, scientific research and creative practice. The exhibition will continue after the conference for three weeks.

The conference programme will consist of paper presentations, across a range of disciplines and modes of inquiry, addressing examples of creative communities that have formed around various practices, media and discourses. Case studies, papers and panels, including examples arising from the ELMCIP project and other contexts, will be presented. The conference will be web-cast, allowing for remote attendees to monitor events and put questions to conference via a live public feed, employing mediating technologies within the event. Conference proceedings will be peer reviewed and published, with ISBN.

Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) is a three year collaborative research project running from 2010-2013, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area Joint Research Programme for Creativity and Innovation. ELMCIP involves seven European academic research partners and one non-academic partner who are investigating how creative communities of practitioners form within transnational and transcultural contexts in globalized and distributed communications environments. Focusing on the electronic literature community in Europe, as a model of networked creativity and innovation in practice, ELMCIP studies the formation and interactions of that community and seeks to further electronic literature research and practice in Europe. The project partners are The University of Bergen, Edinburgh College of Art, Blekinge Institute of Technology, The University of Amsterdam, The University of Ljubljana, The University of Jyväskylä,, University College Falmouth and New Media Scotland.

Abstracts of papers should be of no more than 500 words and/or two pages of A4 in PDF format. A biographical statement of no more than 250 words should be included (additional to the abstract word count).

Abstracts must be sent as a single PDF file and not exceed 4 megabytes in size. They should include clear indication of technical and resource requirements as well as duration and space requirements (if applicable). Submissions will only be accepted electronically and to the email address below.

Abstracts submission Deadline: December 30, 2011
Notification of selection February 29, 2012
Full papers deadline May 31, 2012
Conference dates: 01-03 November 2012, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
Submissions to:

Co-Chairs: Simon Biggs and Jerome Fletcher. ELMCIP Project Leader: Scott Rettberg

Peer review committee:
Jan Beatens, University of Leuven
Giselle Beiguelman, Sao Paulo Catholic University
Simon Biggs, Edinburgh College of Art
Serge Bouchardon, University of Technology of Compiegne
Friedrich Block, Stiftung Brückner-Kühner, Kassel
Laura Borràs Castanyer, University of Barcelona
Mark Daniels, New Media Scotland
Yra Van Dijk, University of Amsterdam
Maria Engberg, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Jerome Fletcher, University College Falmouth
Raine Koskimaa, University of Jyväskylä
James Leach, University of Aberdeen
Talan Memmott, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Scott Rettberg, University of Bergen
Margriet Schavemaker, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Janez Strehovec, University of Ljubljana
Joseph Tabbi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Penny Travlou, Edinburgh College of Art
Jill Walker-Rettberg, University of Bergen

Tel.: +44 (0)131 2216084
Mail: ELMCIP 2012 Chair (att: Professor Simon Biggs)
Research Zone, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF, UK

Supported by the HERA Joint Research Programme ( which is co-funded by AHRC, AKA, DASTI, ETF, FNR, FWF, HAZU, IRCHSS, MHEST, NWO, RANNIS, RCN, VR and The European Community FP7 2007-2013, under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme.

Simon Biggs @SimonBiggsUK skype: simonbiggsuk Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

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