Call for ‘Writing Digital’: MIX DIGITAL 3 Conference

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This is a call for papers, presentations and works for exhibition for the Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 conference.

The deadline for submissions is 31st January 2015.

Writing  Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 will take place from 2-4 July 2015 at Bath Spa University’s Commons Building.

 

Papers/presentations and workshops are invited in relation to the on-going themes of:

  • Creative writing and digital technology
  • The future of the book
  • New forms of publishing
  • New forms of digital curation

and in any of the following areas:

  • Digital fiction and digital poetry
  • Digital art and text
  • Non-fiction and multiplatform publication (digital and print)
  • Digital and interactive script-writing (including theatre-making and film -making)
  • Transmedia practice
  • Collaborations between writers and technologists
  • Participatory media
  • Transnational creativity

In partnership with the Digital Cultures Research Centre at UWE there will be co-curated strand for which presentations on the following are sought:

  • The practice of interactive documentary and/ or
  • The emergent field of ‘ambient literature’ (including mobile, locative, and other site-specific storytelling forms)

In partnership with Bath Spa’s Media Futures Research Centre there will be co-curated strand on ‘Analogue Futures’ for which invitations on the following are sought:

  • The digitalisation of writing practices and techniques
  • Remediation associated with emerging digital technologies
  • Slow media
  • Concepts and cultures of vintage, heritage and authenticity
  • Sustainability and materiality within the realm of digital media

Workshops on creative practice and pedagogical papers in relation to any aspect of the above are welcome.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

Abstracts of up to 300 words for a 20-minute paper/presentation or a 90-minute workshop should be sent to mixdigital2015 [at] gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions 31 January 2015.

Works submitted for exhibition will not be considered unless the artist is attending the conference.

A selection of conference papers will be developed for publication in a special issue of Convergence: the International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies.

The Bath Spa University Conference Committee is: Katharine Reeve, Lucy English, Kate Pullinger, Maggie Gee, Mike Johnston, Kristin Doern, Dan Ashton and Anthony Head.

There will also be a separate competitive international call to create a new artwork for MediaWall, our eight-metre high digital gallery space;  this work will be launched during Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3

Conference booking will open in November. A limited number of rooms on campus will be available for delegates. We will be posting news and updates on the Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 website.

 

ABOUT WRITING DIGITAL: MIX DIGITAL 3 

After the success of the last two MIX DIGITAL conferences, Bath Spa University is hosting Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 in the newly completed Commons building at the Newton Park Campus, just outside of Bath.

Bath Spa University’s School of Humanities and Creative Industries, with its stellar Creative Writing Department, is at the forefront of both research into and teaching of creative practice across many forms. MIX DIGITAL has established itself as an innovative forum for the discussion and exploration of writing and technology, attracting an international cohort of contributors from the UK, Australia, and Europe as well as North and South America. From 2015 the conference will be biennial and will become one of the flagship conferences for the university.

Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 will take full advantage of our brand-new Commons building and its interactive spaces through hosting a vibrant mix of academic papers, practitioner presentations, seminars, keynotes, discussions and workshops, as well as an exhibition of work by conference participants.

Our partners, The Writing Platform, will showcase the two winning projects from the competitive bursaries they will have awarded earlier in 2015 for new creative writing and technology projects. There will also be a separate call to digital artists for entries to an international competition to create work for our Media Wall.

Confirmed keynotes include Naomi Alderman talking about how and why a literary novelist came to be the imaginative power behind the hugely successful apps, Zombies! Run, and The Walk; also confirmed is Blast Theory, internationally renowned as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating new forms of performance and interactive art – they’ll be discussing their current kickstarter-funded project, Karen.

 

For more information and updates about Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 please visit: mix-bathspa.org/


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