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RE-CREATE 2015 

The 10th anniversary and sixth international conference on the histories
of Media, Art Science and Technology


Reminder DEADLINE extended January 12, 2015


Hexagram, Concordia University and Université du Québec à Montréal
in collaboration with Media@McGill and CIRMMT- McGill Montréal, Canada. 
5-8 November 2015 
Re-Create CFP Submission: 
http://moodle.donau-uni.ac.at/recreate/openconf.php


Re-Create 2015, the sixth international Conference on the
Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology will mark
the 10th Anniversary of the Re conference series. Re-Create 2015
is devoted to exploring what theories, methodologies and
techniques can be used to understand past, present and indeed,
future paradigms of creative material practice involving
technologies within research contexts from a historical and critical
point of view.


The title Re-Create is an abbreviation for the term “research-creation”,
part of a growing international movement
which goes by many names: “practice-led research,”
“research-led practice,” and “artistic-research,” among
others.


While the link between research and practice seems to be a new
horizon, the media-based arts have long been at the
intersection of the humanities, sciences, and
engineering and present a critical site in which to take up
the changing relationships between knowledge, power, and economy.


Research normally signifies modes of acquiring new knowledge that
coherently and systematically advance a field and is grounded and
validated by both social frameworks (peers) and existing bodies of
knowledge. Similarly, research in conjunction with material
practice demands that making be historically,
theoretically and methodologically framed and
valorized.


Re-Create 2015 seeks to interrogate the historical entanglement of 
research and making within a wide and diverse set of
international sites, disciplines and contexts: from
non-institutional creative research initiatives driven by
artists and designers in the streets, to the labyrinths of
industry funded research labs and universities. From unknown or ignored
histories of research-based practices in Latin America, Asia and
Indigenous communities to government funded initiatives, the conference
will thus critically explore the
ongoing and productive tensions between theory,
method and making in the histories of media art, science and
technology.


Potential contributors to the conference should focus thematic
panel sessions or individual papers on one of the following
areas of concentration:
:: LAB STUDIES: Studies on how artists and designers have
historically worked in industry, universities and
collective, grass roots-based research environments
:: CURATORIAL ACTIONS AND PRACTICES: How have research paradigms
historically entered into curatorial practices and how have they
been framed, exhibited and articulated?
:: ANTI-INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH: Historical profiles of
non-institutionally based research-driven explorations.
:: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS: How have theoretical paradigms in media, art,
science and technology historically evolved structuralism in the
1960s or media studies to current work in affect theory,
media archaeology, critical post-humanist approaches derived
from STS, appropriation and remix aesthetics, feminist new
materialism, queer and postcolonial studies, enactive
and distributed cognition?
:: METHODOLOGIES: What can methodological tools emerging from the human
and social sciences like ethnography, historiography, archaeology,
genealogy and other qualitative techniques provide to the
historical and critical positioning of practice?
:: INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERSECTIONS AND IMPACTS: Exploration of the
formation and rise of interdisciplinary research fields (image
science, sound studies, science studies, sensory
studies, environmental studies) and their impact on the construction
of media art histories.
:: DIGITAL HUMANITIES: 
What is the historical relationshtechnology?
:: SITES: How historically have sites of research and practice in media
art, science and technology evolved outside of the predominant
spheres of Europe and North America and what forms
have they taken?


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The conference program will include competitively selected peer-reviewed
individual papers, panel presentations and poster sessions as well as a
number of keynotes and invited speakers and
a parallel satellite program of events with Hexagram
partners including core cultural institutions in Montreal. In
the interest of maintaining a concentrated conference program,
there will be a series of plenary sessions as well as
accompanying poster sessions. Each of the plenaries as well as the
poster sessions will mix together scholars and practitioners
representing different cultural perspectives. The conference will be
held in English and French, with live
translation.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Re-Create 2015 welcomes contributions from researchers, artists,
designers, scholars and technologists working across diverse
disciplines, sites and practices. We particularly encourage
scholars and creators from international contexts
outside of Europe and North America.


ABOUT THE CONTEXT AND THE HOST

The conference will take place in Montreal hosted by Hexagram, the
international network for media, art, design and digital culture
(http://hexagram.ca). It is the largest network of
its kind in Canada and one of the largest internationally
dedicated to research-led creative practices. Ten years after
the inaugural Re-Fresh conference at the Banff New
Media Institute in 2005, the return of the conference to Canada and
specifically to Quebec, offers a pertinent context
to address the evolution of research in the histories of
media, art, science and technology
(http://www.mediaarthistory.org/mah-conf-series).
The conference will be held across the two core Hexagram
sites at Concordia University and the Université du
Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The venues are within walking distance from
each other, centrally located in vibrant, downtown Montreal – the
digital arts and culture capital of North America.


SUBMISSIONS

250 word abstracts of proposals, panel presentations and posters should
be submitted in either Text, RTF, Word or PDF formats. Texts can
be submitted in French and in English. The DEADLINE for
submissions is January 12, 2015. INFORMATION about the submission
process and general information
can be found at: Re-Create Submission Site:
http://www.mediaarthistory.org/recreate-2015/re-create-cfp


Conference partners include Media@McGill,
CIRMMT-McGill, Cinémathèque québécoise, DHC-Art, Elektra/ACREQ,
Goethe-Institut Montreal, Department fpr Image Science Danube
University and others to be announced.


Conference chairs and Hexagram Co-Directors: Chris Salter, artist,
Concordia University Research Chair and Associate Professor,
Design and Computation Arts, Concordia University
(QC/CA/US/DE) and Gisèle Trudel (QC/CA), artist and professor, École
des arts visuels et médiatiques, Université du
Québec à Montréal.


Re-Create Local Organizing Committee: Thierry BARDINI, Barbara
CLAUSEN, Ricardo DAL FARRA, Jean DUBOIS, Jean
GAGNON, Alice JIM, Jason LEWIS, Jonathan LESSARD, Louise POISSANT,
Chris SALTER, Cheryl SIM, Jonathan STERNE, Alain
THIBAULT, Gisele TRUDEL, Marcelo WANDERLEY


Re-Create 2015 International Advisory Board: Marie-Luise ANGERER, Monika
BAKKE, Samuel BIANCHINI, Georgina BORN, Andreas BROECKMANN, Annick
BUREAUD, Michael CENTURY, Joel CHADABE, Dooeun CHOI, Ian CLOTHIER, Sarah
COOK, Nina CZEGLEDY, Sara DIAMOND, Diane DOMINGUES, Jean Paul
FOURMENTRAUX, Zhang GA, Sébastien GENVO, Orit HALPERN,
Jens HAUSER, Denisa KERA, Felipe César LONDONO, Natalie
LOVELESS, Glenn LOWRY, Rafael LOZANO-HEMMER, Roger MALINA,
Sally Jane NORMAN, Nicolas NOVA, Jussi PARIKKA, Christiane
PAUL, Simon PENNY, Andrew PICKERING, Sundar SARRUKAI,
Yukiko SHIKATA, Michel VAN DARTEL, Ionat Z
URR


MAH Honorary Board: DMAH Conference Series Board: Sean CUBITT, Oliver GRAU, Linda
HENDERSON, Erkki HUHTAMO, Douglas KAHN, Martin KEMP,
Machiko KUSAHARA, Tim LENOIR, Gunalan NADARAJAN, Paul THOMAS






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