[UPDATE] iDMAa Conference: Call for Papers DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

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iDMAA Conference: Call for Papers DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
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The International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa) is pleased to announce its thirteenth annual conference, this year taking place at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. ETSU sits on 340 beautiful acres in the shadow of Buffalo and Cherokee Mountains and is home to many unique programs including Bluegrass & Old Time Music, Storytelling, and Appalachian Studies.

iDMAa seeks proposals for paper presentations and panels centering on this year's conference theme, Breaking Barriers.

As digital artists, arts and media educators, and digital media professionals, we break barriers on a regular basis: breaking down traditional ideas of digital art, breaking out of well-worn creative and social roles, breaking into new careers, or breaking through the seemingly impenetrable glass ceiling.

This year, we seek to explore the barriers we encounter across the field and propose creative means for breaking through them and for moving our disciplines forward.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

Current state of the field
New technologies and their impact
Transmedia storytelling
Interactive documentary
Virtual reality
Art and storytelling with mobile devices
Gaming and game design
Second-screen viewing practices
Social media and activism in the digital arts
Pedagogy and academic issues

All refereed presentations take the form of a five minute lightning talk (See lightning talks for more information). Submit the abstract for your talk (maximum 500 words) online, offering the thesis, context, and significance of your topic:
Panel proposals should include an overall title and description of the panel. Please make sure to specify panel chair. In addition, panel proposals should be submitted together as one file and include the names of all presenters and their paper titles, abstracts, annotated bibliographies, and bios.
All abstracts should follow MLA formatting and include keywords and a bio (maximum 100 words).
All abstracts will be refereed for acceptance and should report on the results of creative or research projects that explore innovative areas of digital media. These abstracts will be posted as-is on the conference website. Authors will be notified via email of their submission's status by 9/20. For planning purposes, authors are asked to confirm their attendance by 9/30.
In preparation for conference presentations, we ask that presentation decks conform to 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide format. (See lightning talks for more information).
To be reviewed for possible publication in the conference proceedings issue of The Journal of Digital Media Arts and Practice, accepted papers of no more than 3500 words must be submitted in their final form (as a Word document using your last name in the file name) by JANUARY 31, 2016. Details forthcoming at http://idmaa.org/conferences/east-tennesseee-state-2015/
Please submit all papers and panels to the following link: http://idmaa.formstack.com/forms/idmaa2015