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cfp YouTube Conference

Fresh from an email:


YouTube Conference: Call for Papers

23/4 September 2016, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London.

Keynote speaker: Professor Jean Burgess

Please send an abstract of 350 words plus a short bio of 100 words for single papers or 500 words and individual bios for group panels by email attachment to

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 4 April 2016.

cfp: Computing the City

Call For Papers – Special Issue for the Fibreculture Journal – Computing the City

From the website:

Issue Editors: Armin Beverungen and Florian Sprenger
abstract deadline: 20 April, 2015
article deadline: 1 July, 2015
publication aimed for: early 2016

Ubiquitous computing is often referred to as a prime example not only of a new mode of computing, but of a new paradigm of mediation itself. The ‘smart city’ is promoted as its primary site of materialisation: the integration of computational systems with architectural design turns inefficient urban settings into smart cities that manifest as the penultimate value-extraction machines. This themed issue focuses specifically on the pre-history of ubiquitous computing, its status as media infrastructure, its complicity with logistics, as well as its contingent histories and virtual futures. The approach to smart urban environments taken here questions the accustomed self-descriptions of a mediated society as completely new infrastructure of living and dwelling. Town planning has, since the early 20th century, relied on ecological concepts of environmental transformations. By drawing a line from these early urban development plans to todays digital infrastructures, it becomes evident that the current condition of smart cities has to be understood as part of a transition of environments from natural habitats to objects of planning, management and control.

Canberra Factual Storytelling Symposium

NEW FACTUAL STORYTELLING – Emerging forms of nonfiction in film and interactive media

Symposium and Screenings

University of Canberra, Friday April 10, 2015

An interdisciplinary one-day symposium and screenings about new forms of factual storytelling.

Deadline For Proposals: February 22, 2014.

UC DocLab at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research is delighted to host a one-day interdisciplinary symposium on New Factual Storytelling. The symposium is particularly focused on emerging nonfiction media forms that expand the repertoire of practice and broaden our theoretical understandings of innovative uses of interactivity, locative and mobile technologies, multi-screen storytelling, mobile reality storytelling, participatory documentary storytelling, and ‘beyond the screen’ factual storytelling practices.

The symposium welcomes documentary and interactive media practitioners from across fields of social sciences, humanities and arts. Screening of works using interactivity and other innovative practices will complement scholarly discussions about new trends in factual storytelling. Working in panels, each panelist will have the opportunity to present a 10 minute proposition to the panel to stimulate open conversation.

Participants may later be invited to offer full paper submissions for publication in a peer-reviewed edited volume.

The Centre for Cultural and Creative Research (CCCR), University of Canberra sponsors the symposium.

Primary themes include:

  • Factual storytelling in multi-screen environments;
  • Database documentaries and narrative fragmentation;
  • Participatory documentary practices, diversity and inclusion;
  • Geo-spatial mapping and storytelling;
  • Augmented reality and ‘beyond the screen’ practices;
  • Mobile ‘reality’ stories;
  • Documentary activism, social media and community creation on- and offline;
  • User-generated and user-curated stories;
  • Embodiment and expanded cinema using factual material;
  • The body as a source of factual storytelling data, intimacy, privacy;
  • Factual storytelling through web-series;


Proposals for participation, short papers (10 minute propositions) and the screening of works should consist of a proposal statement (max 500 words), a URL if available/relevant, and brief biographic statement (max 100 words).
Submissions should be sent in electronic form to:
Symposium registration will occur in March.


This is straight cut and paste from the Australian Screen Production and Education Research Association call for papers for this year’s conference.

2015 ASPERA Conference 15-17th July
What’s This Space?
Screen Practice, audiences & education for the future decade.

The ASPERA conference is an annual opportunity for academics, filmmakers and postgraduate students to present and discuss their ideas, projects, teaching & research as they relate to the field of contemporary screen production.

The 12th Annual Conference of the Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association (ASPERA), will be held at Flinders University Victoria Square Campus on Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July 2015.

The conference convenors invite papers, panels and topics for roundtable discussion, interactive workshops, poster presentations and micro talks (5 minute presentations) that address the following theme (with other ideas also being considered):

What’s This Space?
Screen practice, audiences and education for the future decade.

The spaces in which screen stories are viewed and the way in which we
consume them has, and is continuing to change rapidly. This years ASPERA conference will examine, discuss and explore the multiplicity of screens and the impact they have on production, education, screen communities and audiences in the 21st century. We invite you to consider how traditional creative screen practices are changing and being challenged by the range of screens we now engage with, the content we consume and the spaces in which this is undertaken. We will be publishing fully refereed conference proceedings again this year, via the ASPERA website.
Topics you may wish to address include:

  • The shape of the contemporary screen industries
  • Current screen practices
  • Spaces and screens
  • Documentary forms, narratives and distribution
  • Transmedia storytelling
  • Emerging screen funding models and distribution
  • Screen and digital media production pedagogy
  • Social media as a production platform
  • Participatory content production
  • Digital workflows
  • Mobile screens
  • Screen research through the PhD Film
  • Old and new collaborative practices

Participants are also encouraged to put forward proposals for exhibits, practical workshops or demonstrations. We look forward to talking to you about your requirements.

Important Deadlines:
Abstracts to be submitted by Friday 13th March 2015
Successful submissions will be notified by Monday 30th March 2015
Full draft paper for double blind peer review by Friday 1st May 2015

Submission guidelines:
All proposals must include the following information:
Name, title and affiliation of each author (please indicate student authors)
An extended abstract (500 words) describing the presentation, including
Illustrations or diagrams for installation as needed
Requirements for technical support (e.g. AV, space, electrical)
First author’s name and page numbers on all proposal pages

cfp: Activism and Technology

From the bailout:

CFP—Issue 24 Fibreculture Journal: Entanglements: activism and technology

(pdf attached)

Please note that for this issue, initial submissions should be abstracts only.

Issue Editors: Pip Shea, Tanya Notley and Jean Burgess

Abstract deadline: August 20 2014 (no late abstracts will be accepted)
Article deadline: November 3 2014
Publication aimed for: February 2015

all contributors and editors must read the guidelines at:
before working with the Fibreculture Journal

Email correspondence for this issue:

This themed issue explores the entanglements that arise due to frictions between the philosophies embedded within technologies and the philosophies embedded within activism. Straightforward solutions are rarely on offer as the bringing together of different philosophies requires the negotiation of acceptance, compromise, or submission (Tsing 2004). This friction can be disruptive, productive, or both, and it may contribute discord or harmony.

In this special issue, we seek submissions that respond to the idea that frictions between technologies and activists may ultimately enhance the ability of activists to take more control of their projects, create new ethical spaces and subvert technologies, just as it may also result in tension, conflict and hostility.

By dwelling in between and within these frictions and entanglements – through strategic and tactical media discourses as well as the very concept of an activist politics within technology – this special issue will elucidate the context-specific nature, constraints and possibilities of the digital environments that are co-habited by activists from proximate fields including social movements, human rights, ecological and green movements, international development, community arts and cultural development.

Past issues of the Fibreculture Journal have examined activist philosophies from angles such as social justice and networked organisational forms, communication rights and net neutrality debates, and the push back against precarious new media labour. Our issue extends this work by revealing the conflicting debates that surround activist philosophies of technology.

Submissions are sought that engage specifically with the ethics, rationales and methods adopted by activists to justify selecting, building, using, promoting or rejecting specific technologies. We also encourage work that considers the ways in which these negotiations speak to broader mythologies and tensions embedded within digital culture – between openness and control; political consistency and popular appeal; appropriateness, usability and availability.

We invite responses to these provocations from activists, practitioners and academics. Critiques, case studies, and multimedia proposals will be considered for inclusion. Submissions should explore both constraints and possibilities caused by activism and its digital technology entanglements through the following themes:

Alternative technology versus appropriate technology
Pragmatism and technology choice
The philosophies and practices of hacking technologies
Activist cultures and the proprietary web
Digital privacy and security breaches and errors
Uncovering and exposing technology vulnerabilities
Technology and e-waste
The philosophies of long/short term impact
Authenticity and evidence

Initial submissions should comprise 300 word abstracts and 60 word biographies, emailed to and


Tsing, A. 2005 Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

The Fibreculture Journal ( is a peer reviewed international journal, associated with Open Humanities Press (, that explores critical and speculative interventions in the debate and discussions concerning information and communication technologies and their policy frameworks, network cultures and their informational logic, new media forms and their deployment, and the possibilities of socio-technical invention and sustainability.

Third Asian Conference on Film and Doco

The Third Asian Conference on Film and Documentary 2014
13th to 16th November 2014 – Osaka, Japan
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1st – Please submit your abstract through the online submission system found on the “Call for Papers” page of the website.

2014 Conference Theme: “Individual, Community and Society: Conflict, Resolution and Synergy”

Web address:
Sponsored by: IAFOR – The International Academic Forum

The International Academic Forum in partnership with Waseda University (Japan), Birkbeck University of London (UK), The National Institute of Education (Singapore), The National University of Tainan (Taiwan), Lincoln University (UK), the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR), Virginia Tech (USA), Auburn University (USA), and its global partners is proud to announce the Third Annual Asian Conference on Film and Documentary 2014, to be held from November 13-16, at the Rihga Royal Hotel and the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.

The conference theme is “Individual, Community and Society: Conflict, Resolution and Synergy” and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives, and is designed to elicit a wide variety of interpretations as avenues of research. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to film and documentary, including:

Film Direction and Production
Film Criticism and Theory
Film and Literature: Artistic Correspondence
Film History
Documentary History
Archive-Based Studies
Films and Digital Distribution (Use of the Internet and video sharing)
Anime and Digital Film Production
Films, Festivals, and Fans (Audience/Fan responses to film)

NOTE: Successful presentations in these streams may be scheduled alongside relevant papers submitted as a part of the FilmAsia sister conference, MediAsia.

Cinematic Turn

Interesting call for papers. Though can’t tell from the blurb if this a book or a journal? An anthology perhaps….

Straight off the email:

The Cinematic Turn
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2015
Co-Editors : Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie

With the rise of new technologies specifically relating to the moving image, the breadth of public art expanded as its practitioners engaged in more varied explorations, though it would be fair to say the migration of these technologies into public art was generally slower than their absorption into the museum and gallery. This issue focuses on the use of film, video and/or cinematic techniques and strategies, with the intention to recognize some of the earliest efforts to incorporate these art forms into public art practice as well as addressing their current manifestations.
For more information: Lauren Harvey (

Interactive Narrative cfp

Extended Deadline – May 12, 2014

Call for Papers: Interactive Narratives, New Media and Social Engagement

October 24–25, 2014 University of Toronto

An interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners

The call for papers has been extended, so you still have time to send your abstract.

How has the digital screen changed our world in general and narrative and visual arts in particular is the broad focus of the second Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto and BRAFFTV Film and Media international Conference.

We are interested, for instance, in the evolution of narrative practices from text-based literature to the advent of the digital revolution as storytelling moves from literacy to so-called post-literacy.

The prevalence of new interactive digital narrative in all areas from games, to literature, to films, to video art has resulted in new forms of storytelling and, accordingly, provoked new practices of reading that transforms readers/viewers into active collaborators.

Visible Evidence This Year

Straight from the email:

Visible Evidence 21
New Delhi
December 11–14, 2014
Visible Evidence, the annual scholarly conference on documentary film, media, culture and politics–interdisciplinary, international and indispensable–is now 21!
Inaugurated at Duke University in 1994, Visible Evidence has met annually ever since–in Canada, the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, Australia, and most recently in Sweden, as well as in the US (eleven times).
This year the conference will be held in New Delhi, India from December 11 to 14 2014. Co-hosted by Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia, the conference will be held at the India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi. In 2014 we are meeting in Asia for the first time, and for the second time only in the global south!
Visible Evidence 21, as is traditional, will feature a range of panels, workshops, plenary sessions, screenings and special events around documentary, its practices, histories and theories.
Proposals for panels, workshops, presentations, screenings and individual papers are solicited according to the following guidelines and themes.
Please check out for information about travel arrangements, the conference site, and registration, etc.

Cut N Paste CFP on Poetics and Politics of Doco

Research symposium: Poetics and Politics of Documentary Film – Building Bridges between the Theory and Practice of Documentary Film
April 22 – 24, 2013 Aalto University, ARTS, ELO Helsinki Film School, Finland

The Aalto University ELO Helsinki Film School (Department of Film, Television and Scenography, School of Arts, Design and Architecture) will host a symposium on the relationship between theory and practice in documentary film. The objective of the symposium is to build bridges between the practice and theory of documentary film.
The symposium seeks to find ways to “theorise within” film instead of “theorising about” it. Theory can be understood as an active tool in catalysing the new politics and poetics in the practice of documentary filmmaking.

The main objective of the symposium is to further promote dialogue between the new and emerging field of practice-based research and the traditional academic film studies on documentary film. The symposium will provide a forum for discussions on the possibilities and approaches related to practice-based research and the theorising that stems from artistic work. The symposium will create important opportunities for networking for all interested in conceptual approaches in documentary film, whether practice or theory based.

The international keynote speakers are leading scholars in the area of documentary film theory. The Vietnamese-American filmmaker and theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha and the British film scholar and filmmaker Brian Winston will both reflect on questions of the synergies and connections between theory and practice.

We are pleased to announce a call for papers and presentations. We are open both for research and scholarly papers but also presentations of art projects accompanied by a paper describing a research element connected to the art project. The call is aimed especially at researchers working on art-based research projects but we are also open for papers from the wider range of film studies on documentary film. The time allotted for scholarly papers is 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion. Presentations including presentations of art projects (or part of them) can be 45 minutes + 15 minutes discussion.

Possible topics for papers and practice-based research presentations include, but are not limited to, the following categories:

1. The New Theory of Documentary Film: Theorizing within
– Papers or presentations related to the dilemmas, methods and possibilities of practice-based research. How can art projects be expressions of theory or part of the process of researching film? Does practice based theory and research need new strategies and styles of writing theory?

2. The New Poetics of Documentary Film
– Papers or presentations on questions related to stylistic, aesthetic or formalistic questions in documentary film. This forum provides an arena for discussions on a variety of topics on the poetic in relation to the myriad sub genres, strategies and modes of tradition of documentary film or new strategies of expression in contemporary documentary film.

3. The New Practices of Documentary Film
– Papers or presentations on the questions of new and emerging areas and practices in the field of documentary film production, technology, distribution or other areas of film production as well as on new ways of understanding the role of documentary film practice and the use of it in wider contexts, including the political, social or other arenas.

4. The New Politics of Documentary Film
– Papers or presentations dealing with the rhetoric of the new political documentary film, the new ways of understanding the political in documentary film, and the different implications of the political in relation to the social, ethnic, gender or other questions.

Please send your proposals (1 page synopsis, max. 400 words, and short bio) to by January 31, 2013. You will be contacted by the conference organisers by February 28, 2013.

The conference fee is 85 euros including lunches, coffees and one reception. The conference website will be available at the end of January 2013 with an updated program and information on registration, travelling and accommodation.

Conference committee: Professor Susanna Helke (Aalto ARTS), researcher Ilona Hongisto (Univ. of Turku), researcher Jouko Aaltonen (Aalto ARTS), coordinator Kirsi Rinne (Aalto ARTS).

For further inquiries, please contact
Susanna Helke, professor of documentary film,
Kirsi Rinne, coordinator,