[CFP] Performance, the Body and Time in the 21st Century

26-27 June 2013
Hosted by: exist
Project Gallery
Queensland College of Art
Griffith University
226 Grey Street, South Bank Qld 4101

This two-day symposium will explore issues surrounding Performance, the Body and Time in the 21st century. How is the ever-increasing pace of technology generation affecting us as artists and audiences? How have the advances made in the 21st century changed the way we create, the way we consume and how we collaborate?

The premier exist conference will take place 26- 27 June. It will be held at the Queensland College of Art – Project Gallery, Brisbane. The Queensland College of Art, established in 1881, is one of Australia’s longest-running art and design colleges and is situated at Brisbane’s South Bank.

Proposals for papers and presentations are invited which connect with questions on the experience of Performance, the Body and Time in the 21st Century. Possible themes may include:

* Hyper-realism and the experience of time in art
* Performance and the body in time
* Utopia, the sublime, ecstasy and transcendence in art
* Digital performance and the body3d visualization and gaming in art
* Globalization and the singularity of the body in performance
* Development of art materials in the 21st century
* Connecting with digital audiences
* Durational performance in the 21st century
* Two Bodies in Space: Performing as a Duo
* Body Politics in contemporary mediatised performance
* Gender performance in mass-media culture

Conference proceedings will be produced and published online. Abstract proposals (up to 500 words) should be submitted with authors’ details provided separately, so that submissions can be reviewed, blind, by a Conference Review Panel.

Please send your proposal as a Word document attached to an email addressed to exist@live.com.au with subject exist-symposia. Please ensure that your email includes your full name, affiliation, address, email address and phone number (Please DO NOT INCLUDE THESE DETAILS WITH YOUR ABSTRACT).

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 8th April 2013.

The Conference Review Panel aims to complete the review process by 30th April 2013.

More information here.

[CFP] Gender and Ability, Technology and Sound

This cross-disciplinary symposium examines the intersections of listening and ability as it relates to issues of gender and technology. Devoted to the dissemination of new unpublished research and exciting interdisciplinary encounters, the symposium will bring together leading scholars from the sciences and humanities as well as community activists to discuss political, cultural, and historical issues at the nexus of listening and ability.

The symposium will consist of invited keynote lectures, seminars, and papers sessions by leading scholars in the fields of psychology, science and technology studies (STS), and the humanities. Dr. Sandra Trehub and Dr. Mara Mills will present keynote lectures on their work in psychology and ability-technology studies, with follow up discussions planned throughout the conference. Dr. Carol Stabile will chair a panel on the challenges faced by women in the sciences and STS. There will also be a series of paper presentations with respondents from among University of Oregon’s leading faculty in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.We welcome research from a broad range of perspectives, including neurobiology, developmental psychology, music therapy, ethnomusicology, linguistics, anthropology, music perception and cognition, language acquisition, cognitive neuroscience. We interpret these fields widely, and invite scholars who engage in dialog with these fields – regardless of the discipline with which they self-identify.

Scholars of deafness like Mara Mills argue that hearing and voicing have functioned as key modes for defining and discriminating human sociality in such a way that leaves Deaf and hearing-impaired individuals on the margins of the social world. Doubtlessly, technology has played a central role both in re-inscribing and ameliorating this audist and phonocentric world. This conference invites researchers, scholars, and/or activists to participate in a conversation regarding how we think about deaf/Deaf issues historically, technologically, and futuristically. Further, we invite engaged intellectuals to combine the issues of ability and sound with other paradigms of activism and theory, such as anti-colonialism, anti-racism, and/or feminist issues.

Papers are invited that report empirical and theoretical research addressing these topics and expanding our knowledge of these intersecting fields. Researchers interested in presenting a paper should submit a 500 word abstract by  February 11, 2013 detailing 1) the main findings or argument of their papers, and b) their potential to contribute to broad conversations in the sciences and humanities around gender, technology, listening, and ability (please visit the symposium website for more details). Abstracts should be submitted to jmendoz4 .AT. uoregon.edu

Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by symposium organizers Jenny Mendoza and Bryce Peake in consultation with leading scholars in their fields. Selected papers from this event will also be submitted as part of a proposed issue on gender, sound, technology, and ability for Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. In its first issue, Ada received over 30,000 downloads, and we look forward to expanding the exciting conversations regarding gender, new media, and technology occurring there.