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Switch media: 2nd Call for Submissions / prolonged entry deadline "switch media_ art festival pathiharn electron [supernatural]" – Chiang Mai, Thailand – 6th-30th April 2004.

switch media chiang mai is an independent, non-profit artists initiated organization run by an international team with different backgrounds and skills in art, new media and project-management. switch media’s main objectives are to introduce & educate & train interested parties with new media art under experimental conditions; to intervene in the overall development of new media with an artistic approach; to evaluate the use of new media (art) in contemporary society.

switch media_ art festival 2004, Pathiharn Electron [Supernatural], will celebrate & inspire new ways of thinking about our changing technological world. The festival will consist of exhibitions, installations & screenings of new media art; special events like experimental sound works & happenings in public space; workshops, lectures & an international conference (23rd-25th April 2004). The festival’s main location will be the Chiang Mai University Art Museum, but some activities will be held throughout the city of Chiang Mai. These extended activities will be a way to acknowledge & explore Chiang Mai’s rich social spaces as its night markets, food stalls, karaoke bars, internet cafes, video arcades, etc.

We hereby invite interested artists and theorists, organizations and institutions to participate in pathiharn electron [supernatural]. We especially invite the neighbouring region.

switch media accepts any form of digital media art – which includes digital video, sound & music, computer based/generated works, online-experiments, software, games, asf. As the festival will happen throughout Chiang Mai we especially look for submissions which can be used in installations. A team of curators will select the works. Selection results will be sent out by mail or email in February 2004. switch media will produce a documentation.

Administrativa: Festival date: 6th-30th April 2004
Conference date: 23rd-25th April 2004
(Main) Venue: Chiang Mai University Art Museum

PROLONGED deadline for installation submissions: 31st January 2004. PROLONGED deadline for other submissions: 15th February 2004. Deadline for conference papers (watch out for different call): 15th February 2004.

All submissions _must_ be send by REGISTERED mail to:

switch media chiang mai
c/o Chiang Mai University Art Museum
239 Nimanhemin Road
Chiang Mai 50200

PLEASE inform us by email at: switchmedia@inter.net when you send submissions! If you’ve sent submissions before & haven’t received our confirmation – please get in touch at: ong@culturebase.org! Please, don’t send any material by email!

Submissions should include:

  1. The Entry Form (see at bottom)
  2. ID (name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone, fax) and short CV (max 300 words).
  3. CD, VCD, DVD or video-tape of the actual work.
  4. Technical requirements & data-format-specifications.
  5. If the proposed piece is conceptual, please send a short description (max 500words).
  6. If the proposed piece is an installation, please include a short description (max 300 words) & an illustration/sketch.
  7. If the proposed piece is netbased, please send the URL.

For general information on switch media or the festival pathiharn electron [supernatural]: mailto: switchmedia@inter.net
website: http://switchmedia.culturebase.org
phone: +66-53-907169
fax: +66-53-907169, +66-53-218280

For administrative & partner information:
Rudolf Stoert
mailto: r_stoert@gmx.net

For other administrative questions:
Ratchanok "Nok" Ketboonruang
mailto: nok@culturebase.org

For artist administrative inquiries:
Pisithpong "Ong" Siraphisut:
mailto: ong@culturebase.org

For media or other communications inquiry Rachada "Cat" Laohapenseang
mailto: cat@culturebase.org

You’re hereby invited to join our mailing-list: mailto: switchmedia-subscribe@topica.com

Call for Papers for "Digital Art and Culture 2003".

The Digital Arts and Culture Conference Programming Board is now inviting practitioners working in the Digital and New Media Arts to consider submitting papers for streaming worlds MelbourneDAC 2003.

The 2003 iteration of the Digital Arts and Culture (DAC) international conference series is to be held on the city campus of RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia from May 19 to 23, 2003.

Keywords: Augmented Reality, Cyberculture, Electronic Fiction, Electronic Music, Electronic Nonfiction, Electronic Poetry, Electronic Spatiality, Electronic Temporality, Flash Fiction, Flash Nonfiction, Games Culture, Games Sociology, Games System Design, Games Theory , Hypertext Literature, Hypertext Theory , Interactive Architecture, Interactive Cinema and Video, Interactive Graphic Narrative, Interactive
Performance, MOOs, MUDs, RPG, Networked Improvisation, Networked performance, Streaming Narrative, Time Based Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, Virtual Worlds,

Proposals: Artists, scholars, developers and practitioners working in these and cognate fields are invited to submit 500 word proposals for papers and panels by September 15, 2002. All proposals for papers and panels must be submitted via the submission page which will be available from the conference web site

All contributions will be reviewed by the conference academic board and short listed nominations will be contacted by November 1, 2002.

Short listing does not mean that your work has been accepted for the conference. Short listing means you will be invited to write a full paper, panel proposal, or forum description for review by the program committee. Only complete papers, panel submissions and forum descriptions will be considered for acceptance and this is subject to full peer review by the program committee.

Paper and panel submissions must be completed and submitted by February 1, 2003 for final peer review and consideration. All accepted work will be published in a full conference proceedings.

Papers: Papers are academic presentations that reflect any of the conference themes. Proposals for papers are limited to 500 words and should give the program committee an indication of your major argument or arguments, and your theoretical approach. It is expected that only abstracts that suggest an original contribution to the field will be short listed.

Panels: Panels are themed discussions that concentrate on any of the conference themes. Panels are to consist of a position statement (that may or may not be collectively authored) that panel members respond and contribute to. Panel proposals ought to include a draft position statement (maximum of 500 words) and list the members of the panel. Panels are expected to make a constructive and original contribution to debate and ideas in the field.

What is DAC?: DAC is an international conference focusing on new media theory and practice in critical contexts. It has nurtured a significant international community of young and innovative researchers, artists and scholars in the interdisciplinary field of new media, and has become the benchmark conference for research and collaborative endeavour in new media. DAC has always offered a specialised forum that has emphasised the importance of bringing together leading practitioners for the exchange of ideas and to develop international professional networks and knowledge economies.

MelbourneDAC:Streaming Wor(l)ds recognises and intends to continue this role through the papers, panels, and forums it hosts, and the innovative series of collaborative workshops and events that will be undertaken by all conference participants. The mission of MelbourneDAC is to not only exchange ideas and promote new developments in digital arts and culture but to ensure that all participants develop relevant and sustainable professional communities.

The first DAC conference was held at the University of Bergen, Norway, in 1998 under the auspices of the Norwegian Research Council. It has since been hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology (1999), The University of Bergen (2000), and Brown University (2001). MelbourneDAC:Streaming Wor(l)ds is the first time that DAC will be held in the southern hemisphere and will provide a regional focus within the international DAC community.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cultural Studies

Centre for the Study of Culture and Society announces Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Cultural Studies.

Remuneration: Rs. 13,600/- p.m. (inclusive of allowances).
Duration: One year (extendable to two)

- Candidates should have a Ph.D acquired in the past five years, in any of the humanities/social sciences disciplines.
- They should be engaged in innovative interdisciplinary work in which cultural questions figure centrally, and should have a proven track record of publication in their chosen area.
- Candidates should preferably be under 35 years of age.

Selected candidates shall be required to participate in the teaching and research activities of the Centre.

Applicants should submit the following:

1. Detailed CV.
2. Two published research papers.
3. Brief description of the project the applicant intends to take up during the fellowship period.

Please send the above by mail to the following address:

Administrative Officer, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society,
466 9th Cross Madhavan Park, 1st Block Jayanagar, Bangalore,
India - 560 011

Last date for receiving applications: October 1, 2002


The International Conference on Scientific and Engineering Computation (IC-SEC) 2002 has extended its deadline for participation. Abstracts must be submitted by 31 August. The inaugural International Conference on Scientific & Engineering Computation (IC-SEC) 2002 aims to create a forum for engineers and scientists who are involved in the use of high performance computers, advanced numerical strategies, computational methods and simulation in various scientific and engineering disciplines. The conference offers participants a platform to present and discuss latest trends and findings or simply to learn about the state-of-the-art in their particular field(s) of interest. The conference also hopes to provide a forum for the interdisciplinary blending of computational efforts in various diversified areas of sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics and materials, and all branches of engineering. The organising committee has therefore devised a broad range of topics and application areas surrounding the theme of this conference, all of which involves modelling and simulation work using high performance computers.

Raqs Media Collective, in conjunction with Sarai Initiative in New Delhi, launches OPUS

Opus is an acronym for "Open Platform for Unlimited Signification!" It is an online space for people, machines, and codes to play and work together - to share, create and transform images, sounds, videos and texts. Opus is an attempt to create a digital commons in culture, based on the principle of sharing of work, while at the same time, retaining the possibility of maintaining traces of individual authorship and identity.

An online adjunct to the documentary installation "Co-Ordinates: 28.28N/77.15E :: 2001/2002" presented at Documenta11, Kassel, OPUS (Release Candidate) went public on the 8th of June, 2002.