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Developing paradigms in media culture. This blog is collaboratively edited by the Surveillant Architectures Group.

Mid Term Review


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MID TERM REVIEW next week!


artwork by Aino

MID TERM REVIEW

December 4 & 5, 2012

Ten 30-minute slots, presenting work-in-progress in a hotel room. Guest critics including Kathy Rae Huffman, Eva Holling and others.

Dates: Dec 4, 16.00-19.30 h & Dec 5, 09.00 – 11.30 h
Location: King Georg Apartments, Sudermanstr. 2, 4th floor, 50670 Köln (U Bahn Ebertplatz)

Come and join us. If you’d also like to present something please contact: Julia Scher juliascher@khm.de or Christian Sievers sievers@khm.de

Aliens welcome.

Surveillant Architectures Seminar, http://blog.khm.de/surveillant_architectures/
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Filzengraben 2a, 50676 Köln


call for proposals for Sigint Conference artworks


Dear all,

as mentioned a couple of weeks ago, you have the chance to show some artworks at the SIGINT 2012. The SIGINT is a huge conference of the Chaos Computer Club, which will take place in May 18th-20th in Mediapark, Köln.
More info here: http://sigint.ccc.de/

I had a meeting with my friend who helps organizing the event and had a look at the possible exhibition space. The idea was spreading artworks all over the place… Here are some pictures I took, so you get an idea.
The CCC has rented 2 buildings, in one building there will be mostly lectures, in the other there will be hackers sitting around, doing crazy things. If you are interested in showing a piece and getting in touch with them, please send me an email with your proposal until April 15th!

See you soon :-)

Theresa
resenka {AT} gmx.de

UPDATE: there’s a sneak preview of talks & lectures online now

 













Call for papers: TRANSDICIPLINARY IMAGING


CFP: The Second International Conference on TRANSDICIPLINARY IMAGING at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture

Takes place on 22 * 23, June at Victorian College of the Arts, Federation Hall, Grant Street, Southbank, Melbourne 3006 Call for papers: Interference strategies for art Deadline for Abstracts: March 30, 2012

The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference seeks papers that explore the theme of *Interference* within practices of contemporary image making. Today we*re saturated with images from all disciplines, whether it*s the creation of *beautiful visualisations* for science, the torrent of images uploaded to social media services like Flickr, or the billions of queries made to vast visual data archives such as Google Images. These machinic interpretations of the visual and sensorial experience of the world are producing a new spectacle of media pollution. Machines are in many ways the new artists.

The notion of *Interference* is posed here as an antagonism between production and seduction, as a redirection of affect, or as an untapped potential for repositioning artistic critique. Maybe art doesn*t have to work as a wave that displaces or reinforces the standardized protocols of data/messages, but can instead function as a kind of signal that disrupts and challenges perceptions. *Interference* can stand as a mediating incantation that might create a layer between the constructed image of the *everyday* given to us by science, technological social networks and the means of its construction.

The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference wants papers that ask:

· Can art interfere with the chaotic storms of data visualization and information processing, or is it merely eulogizing contemporary media?

· Can we think of *interference* as a key tactic for the contemporary image in disrupting and critiquing the continual flood of constructed imagery?

· Are contemporary forms and strategies of interference the same as historical ones? What kinds of similarities and differences exist?

The conference will explore areasrelated to: Painting, Drawing, Film, Video, Photography, Computer visualization, Real-time imaging, Intelligent systems, Image Science.
Participants are asked to address at least one the following areas in
their abstract: –
* Expanded image
* Remediated image
* Hypermediacy
* Expanded film
* Imaging science
* Computer Vision
* Networked Image
* Immersion

Conference chairs:
Professor Su BAKER Associate Professor Paul THOMAS
Conference Committee
Brad BUCKLEY :: Brogan BUNT :: Ted COLLESS :: Vince DZIEKAN :: Donal FITZPATRICK :: Petra GEMEINBOECK:: JulianGODDARD :: Ross HARLEY :: Martyn JOLLY :: Leon MARVELL :: Anna MUNSTER :: Daniel MAFE :: Darren TOFTS ::

Conference Partners
National Institute of Experimental Art, College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales; Victorian College of Art, University of Melbourne,.

Conference Sponsors
Australian National University, CurtinUniversity, Deakin University; Monash University; Queensland College of Art, Gold Coast Griffith University; Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, Swinburne University; University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong.

http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/tiic/


Call for chapter abstracts “The History of Surveillance”


http://www.liss-cost.eu/fileadmin/cfp_HistorySurveillance.pdf

Deadline for submission: March 1, 2012


Mid Term Review 06. + 07. December 2011



Call for applications: Bruno Zevi Prize 2011


With a view to developing and disseminating the teaching of Bruno Zevi and his method of critical and historical inquiry, The Bruno Zevi Foundation is holding an international competition to award a prize for a historical-critical essay offering an original analysis of an architectural work or theme or an architect of the past or present.

The competition is open to holders of research doctorates with experience in these fields:
– the key role of space in architecture
– the ancient sources of the modern language
– history as methodology of architectural practice
– the modern language of architecture
– landscape and the zero-degree language of architecture

Essays already published in Italy are not eligible. The languages admitted are Italian, English and French. The prize consists of the publication of the essay and in the invitation to give a lecture on the occasion of the award.

In this edition the Jury is composed of: Alexander Levi, Zeuler Lima, Massimo Locci, Luciana Miotto, Alessandra Muntoni.

Those wishing to enter for the competition are required to provide the Bruno Zevi Foundation with all the documents required by no later than June, 30, 2011 (as attested by postmark).

See more at www.fondazionebrunozevi.it/premio2011/prize2011.htm

Bruno Zevi Foundation

The Bruno Zevi Foundation was created in September 2002. Its purpose is to honor the memory of Bruno Zevi, a stubborn and impassioned advocate of the integration of democratic values and architectural ideas, and to recall his extraordinary work as a critic, historian and thinker.

To this end, the Foundation will encourage and promote the activities of those wishing to devote their energies to the history of architecture, to theoretical studies and practical endeavors in the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape, and to art in general. With particular reference to young people, it will also endeavor to foster an understanding of the architectural heritage as inseparably bound up with its literary and scientific counterparts in accordance with the unified and decidedly anti-academic view of culture that Bruno Zevi championed throughout his life.


YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS


YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS

John Baldessari is looking for people who want their name in lights, but just for 15 glittering seconds.

Your Name in Lights reflects the changing cult of celebrity in modern society and recalls Andy Warhol’s prediction that in the future everyone will have their 15 minutes of fame. Drawing on imagery from Broadway theatre displays and Hollywood films, this ambitious new work will involve more than 100,000 participants.

Register your name and watch it appear in lights on the Australian Museum’s William Street façade.

For more information, and to submit your name, please visit the Sydney Festival 2011 Website.


Call For Papers


Sixth International Summer School
organised jointly by the EU FP7 project PrimeLife
and the IFIP Working Groups 9.2, 9.6/11.7 11.4, 11.6
Privacy and Identity Management for Life (PrimeLife/IFIP Summer School 2010)
to be held in Helsingborg, Sweden, 2nd – 6th August 2010
in cooperation with the EU FP7 project ETICA
http://www.cs.kau.se/IFIP-summerschool/

After the success of the 2009 PrimeLife/IFIP Summer School, the European project PrimeLife and IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing, Working Groups 9.2, 9.6/11.7 11.4, 11.6) will continue their joint cooperation. This year they will hold an International Summer School on the topic of Privacy and Identity Management for Emerging Internet Applications throughout a Person’s Lifetime.

Emerging Internet Applications, such as Web 2.0 applications and cloud computing, increasingly pose privacy dilemmas. When they communicate over the Internet, individuals leave trails of personal data which may be stored for many years to come. In recent years, social network sites, where users tend to disclose very intimate personal details about their personal, social, and professional lives, have caused serious privacy concerns. The collaborative character of the Internet enables anyone to compose services and distribute information. Due to the low costs and technical advances of storage technologies, masses of personal data can easily be stored. Once disclosed, this data may be retained forever and be removed with difficulty. It has become hard for individuals to manage and control the release and use of information that concerns them. They may particularly find it difficult to eliminate outdated or unwanted personal information.

These developments raise substantial new challenges for personal privacy at the technical, social, ethical, regulatory, and legal levels:

  • How can privacy be protected in emerging Internet applications such as collaborative scenarios and virtual communities?
  • What frameworks and tools could be used to gain, regain and maintain informational self-determination and lifelong privacy?

Both IFIP, PrimeLife and ETICA take a holistic approach to technology and support interdisciplinary exchange. In particular, participants’ contributions that combine technical, legal, regulatory, socio-economic, ethical, philosophical, or psychological perspectives are welcome.
We are especially inviting contributions from students who are at the stage of preparing either masters’ or doctoral theses qualifications. The school is interactive in character, and is composed of keynote lectures and seminars, tutorials and workshops with PhD student presentations. The principle is to encourage young academic and industry entrants to the privacy and identity management world to share their own ideas and to build up a collegial relationship with others. Students that actively participate, in particular those who present a paper, can receive a course certificate which awards 3 ECTS at the PhD level. The certificate can certify the topic of the contributed paper to demonstrate its relation or non-relation to the student’s masters’/PhD thesis.

Related European, national, or regional/community research projects are also very welcome to present papers or to organise workshops as part of the Summer School.

A special one-day stream within the Summer School, to which abstracts/papers can be submitted directly, will be organised by the EU FP7 project ETICA on privacy and related ethical issues that arise from emerging information and communication technologies.


SA: open call for SURVEILLANCE / 2nd call


open call art cologne 2010