Digital Embodiment: New Media and Materiality in the Visual Arts (October 8-11, 2014)

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Alison Fletcher/University of Houston
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As part of the Southeastern College Art Conference, this panel investigates the connection between materiality and digital media in the visual arts. Considering the prevalence of digital technology and the increasing rise in emergent software, the link between visual arts and its material embodiment is shifting in ways that are as unexpected as they are seductive. New media transcends the boundaries of physical embodiment in the evolution from analog to digital video, audio, and photography. Does digital media inhabit its own sense of material representation? What opportunities are being opened up by digitality in film, for instance, and what are the consequences that we should be considering?

The conference theme for 2014 is NEXUS: From Handmade to High-Tech, and endeavors to explore the creative intersection of handmade and high-tech applications in the practice and study of the visual arts.

Please submit a 200 word abstract to by April 20, 2014. You can find more information about the conference at