Call for Papers

We invite papers submissions in the form of 300-word abstracts including (but not limited to) the following proposed sessions:

1. Machinic Subjects, Posthuman Objects

Presentations may explore human-computer interaction and the ways in which texts negotiate the tangled relations between human and machinic intelligence, human and cybernetic bodies.

2. Writing Digital Art, Exhibiting Digital Literature

Presentations may envision the interconnected modalities of literary and artistic production/reception which intersect in emerging electronic practice and theory.

3. Re-freshing Virtual Reality, Re-processing A.I.

Presentations inventively rethinking immersive digital environments, simulated subject-based inter-exhanges, and the utopian rhetorics surrounding these practices are welcome.

4. Institutional Connectionism

Presentations imagining the restructuring and reorganization of academic institutions connected to the increasing centrality of the digital in various disciplinary approaches are invited.

5. Digital Theory Reconfigurations

Presentations can focus on any aspect of the various possible relations among (but not limited to) literary studies, neuro-cognitive sciences, philosophy of information, visual studies, narrative intelligence, cultural studies and any humanist and/or scientific field exploring human experience of the digital.

6. Coding the Futures

We seek papers from the emerging fields of software and platform studies. Where will scholarship go when it moves beyond the screen to the level of code and to the physical materiality of hardware itself? Papers should address how these various layers of interaction will shape the work and culture produced in digital environments.

Call for Works

We are seeking submissions for artworks that engage or address digital media and other emergent technologies. We are interested in all kinds of art including (but not limited to) work featuring image, sound, video, film, sculpture, networks, databases, code, games, performance, transmedia, and works that explore the hybrid intersections between digital and analogue forms.

Artists will be responsible for providing the materials necessary and for transporting their work. Please submit an artist statement, CV, and documentation/proof of concept by Tuesday, December 20th 2009 to Artists are encouraged to submit electronically via email. Links to online project proposals are preferred. Any email attachments should be less than 10MB. If necessary, hard copies can be sent to:

Patrick LeMieux
c/o School of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts
University of Florida
Fine Arts Building C - 101
P.O. Box 115801
Gainesville, FL 32611-5801

Submission Guidelines

300-word abstracts must be received by Tuesday, December 20th, 2009. Please send your abstract as a word/rtf attachment to the following address:

Papers should highlight a specific innovative statement in your present research, or consider the wider implications of future innovations in digital arts and humanities research.

Notification of accepted abstracts for paper presentations will be sent by January 5th, 2010. Presentations should be between 15-20 minutes long.

Full papers must be received by February 20th and will be published in .pdf format on the Futures of Digital Studies website.

Scholars interested in participating in the Videoconference Session 1 and 2 must submit full papers by the abstract deadline to qualify for admission to limited available seats in the REVE room at the Digital Worlds Institute. Please indicate session preference for the final round table discussion with your paper submission.


For further information contact:

Mauro Carassai - Call for Papers and Videoconference

Patrick LeMieux - Call for Works and Exhibition