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[Commlist] CFP: BTS 2019 - Besides the Screen 2019: Graphic Intelligences & Algorithmic Fictions

Tue Apr 30 15:44:56 GMT 2019

These are the final weeks for submitting projects (papers, performances, installations & workshops) to Besides the Screen 2019. The deadline is 8 May.

Simultaneously, we just opened a new call for video essays, experimental shorts (connected to the conference topic) and interactive pieces (VR and videogames) to be shown at a festival during the event. The deadline for this new call is *24 June*.

Complete regulations, with submission links, can be found at:


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*Besides the Screen 2019: Graphic Intelligences & Algorithmic Fictions*
A conference about all things GPU
Vitória and São Paulo, Brazil, 09-13 September 2019

Call for papers, artworks and other contributions
Submission deadline: *08 May 2019*

The ninth edition of the Besides the Screen conference takes the economic and cultural centrality of digital video processing as the point of departure to explore the reconfiguration of audiovisual systems and the emergence of new media practices and politics. We invite abstracts for papers, workshops, single/multi-channel artworks, audiovisual performances, installations pieces, and/or panels that explore all things GPU, covering topics such as:

- Procedural cinema, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and videogames;
- Audiovisual media's role in processes of reasoning and cognition;
- Logic and applications of computer vision;
- Special effects, shaders, and new affective assemblages;
- Executable, performative, operational, and real-time images;
- Desktop documentaries, let’s play videos, and other performative appropriations of GUI; - Probabilistic spaces, frame prediction, and the temporalities of rendering; - Deep dreaming, deepfakes, and other generative forms based on neural networks;
- Political bias of artificial intelligence and machine learning;
- Cryptocurrency mining and / as infrastructural detours of GPUs.

Submissions of individual papers, panels and lectures should include an abstract of about 250 words and a short biographical note (150 words). Artwork, demo and installation proposals should include a short description/ synopsis (250 words), links to available documentation (videos / pictures / drafts), a complete list of technical requirements, and short biographical note (150 words).

Proposals must be submitted by *08 May 2019 *to the address /(besidesthescreen /at/ <mailto:(besidesthescreen /at/> /with the subject heading *2019 CONFERENCE PROPOSAL*.

We strongly encourage submissions from early career researchers and research-practitioners. Participants will not be charged a registration fee.

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Besides the Screen is an international research network on the subject of experimental audiovisual media. It aims to reconfigure the field of screen studies by refocusing it on the seemingly secondary objects, processes, and practices that exist within cinema. Besides the Screen also means to promote an open and horizontal academic environment, favouring practice-based approaches to research and artist collaborations. Information about the previous conferences can be found at <>.

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