MIX merging intermedia

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Bath Spa University
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l.english@bathspa.ac.uk

Call for Papers: A conference exploring Transmedia Writing & Digital Creativity.
The conference will take place at Bath Spa University’s postgraduate centre at Corsham Court from 16th-18th July 2012. Its aim is to bring together practitioners and theorists working with writing in digital media. The purpose is to create a core of research knowledge both practical and theoritical. The conference will present academic papers and also presentations and workshops by current digital practitioners. There will also be a public exhibition of work by the Fluxus artists.

The questions we will be addressing are: How can new media be used for serious artistic purposes and how can we create a suitable critical vocabulary for this? What is the relationship between digital writers and the commercial world of ‘gaming’. Who are the audiences for digital writing and how can they be accessed?

We welcome submissions from those who work in digital media, concrete poetry, text art, poetry and performance, poetry and film, film poems, digital poetics, poetry and art, poetry and music, digital narratives, game writing, intermedia poetry, transmedia writing, language art, visual writing and installations.

The conference will produce an e-book of critical essays, examples of work and also an online forum where the debate can be continued.

Confirmed Key Speakers are; Marc America, Maria Mencia, and Tom Konyves.

We invite proposals of 300 words for 30 min presentations and/or 90 min practical workshops. Deadline Friday 30th Dec 2011. Conference booking opens 9th January 2012.

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