CFP: Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde Conference (Paris, 14 April 2012)
In what ways has the formation, development and critique of today's digital environments been shaped by the concepts and practices of the avant-garde? This international conference held at The American University of Paris considers the question by exploring the potential avant-garde and modernist genealogies of contemporary digital culture.
Topics may include:
-- historical relationships between the avant-garde, mass media and networked digital media
-- Internet art and hacker culture
-- analog and digital networking
-- authenticity, appropriation and intertextuality
-- medium specificity and intermedia
-- systems structures
-- collectives, subcultures and transnational movements
-- conformity and subversion
-- framings of modernism and postmodernism through digital media theory
-- political action and agency
-- artist and machine
-- audience, participant and reception theories
-- narratives of technology and progress
-- spatial and temporal relationships
-- kinesis and stasis
-- ephemerality and permanence
Proposals that reference the Paris avant-garde are particularly desirable. In addition to researchers and scholars, artists, designers, and hackers are encouraged to participate.
Proposals for presentations should include a 300-word abstract and short biographical note. All submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2011. All applicants will be notified by 15 December.