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[ecrea] CFP: Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde Conference (Paris, 14 April 2012)

Mon Oct 03 07:13:08 GMT 2011

Digital Legacies of the

The American University of 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
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
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 (smonteiro /at/ by 30 November 2011. Applicants will be
notified by 15 December.

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