Accepting submissions of contemporary artwork involving technology in any manifestation exploring issues of the paranormal or occult. Haunted Media: Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal (working title) Curators: Mark Alice Durant and Jane D. Marsching The Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County Fall 2005 Haunted Media will present contemporary artists whose work employs modern communication technologies (photography, film, video, radio, internet, computers) to explore culturally inbred questions/superstitions concerning parallel worlds to our own. Since the invention of the first communication technologies in the late nineteenth century, we have always suspected or been afraid that there is something lurking within the electronic devices that surround us. Whether it is conspiracy theories of alien invasion or age-old tales of haunted houses, believers and skeptics alike have employed technology to prove or debunk stories of these visitations. Haunted Media is a project that includes an exhibition, a publication and public programming organized by Mark Alice Durant, Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts (UMBC), the Center for Art and Visual Culture (UMBC), and Jane D. Marsching, faculty of the Art Institute of Boston. The exhibition and programming will be presented at the Center for Art and Visual Culture from September to December 2005 and will then travel to other venues. The exhibition catalog will feature essays by Durant, Marsching, and others. The idea for Haunted Media germinated with the panel "The Truth is Out There: Photography and the Paranormal" that Mark Alice Durant and Jane Marsching co-moderated at the 2001 College Art Association conference. This panel explored historical and contemporary uses of photographic technologies to prove the existence of hidden and/or parallel worlds. This panel was so well received that Durant and Marsching were commissioned to guest edit the Fall 2003 issue of the College Art Association's Art Journal on the topic. This Call For Participation is issued to all who currently work in any field of technology based art, including 2D, 3D, interactive techniques, installations, virtual reality, multimedia, telecommunications, web art, and animation. We will consider proposals for new works, works in progress and completed projects. Submissions should include: - resume - brief project description - documentation (slides, dvd, vhs, website) - contact information Please contact Jane D. Marsching and Mark Alice Durant at [log in to unmask] to submit a proposal. There is no deadline for submissions at this time.