[game_edu] Implications of students going into a male-dominated industry? (+ CFP)
changb3 at rpi.edu
Tue Sep 20 22:16:32 EDT 2011
I wish I had more answers, but in the meantime, this call for papers may
be of interest.
CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘In Search of Digital Feminisms’ – Media-N Journal,
2012 Spring Edition
Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus is pleased to announce a Call
for Papers for the 2012 Spring Edition – Guest Edited by Katherine Behar
and Silvia Ruzanka entitled ‘In Search of Digital Feminisms’.
- October 15, 2011: Deadline for reception of abstracts/proposals.
- Nov 7, 2011: Notification of acceptance.
- December 15, 2011: Deadline for reception of final papers/artworks.
Katherine Behar & Silvia Ruzanka
TITLE OF THE EDITION
“In Search of Digital Feminisms”
This issue of Media-N collects instances of digital feminisms: past,
present, and future.
Feminism has been variously entangled with New Media art throughout its
development over the past half century. Since its beginnings, the
relationship has been a complicated one. Operating within the
male-oriented field of technology, new media art is often complicit with
the agenda of technoculture. Yet this position also provides an ideal
arena for feminist critique and new tools for resistance and
empowerment. Today, the newest new media technologies are instantly
mainstream, and global hegemonies have adopted the distributed
characteristics that once epitomized networked radicalism. Feminism has
fallen from vogue in contemporary art, and all but disappeared from new
media art and its discourses. In this context, how have the goals and
challenges for digital feminisms evolved? Is the term still relevant? Is
there a need for a specifically feminist approach in contemporary new media?
The editors welcome submissions that address digital feminisms from any
period, whether historical or contemporary. Submissions may take the
form of historical survey essays; case studies of artists, artworks, or
collectives; interviews; critical discussions of exhibitions or
artworks; manifestos, or performance scripts.
Possible subjects include:
- Feminist content in new media art.
- Feminist uses of new media technology.
- Feminist responses to new media culture.
- Curatorial perspectives on feminism in new media.
- Art historical responses to feminism and new media
This issue of Media-N extends a moderated open dialogue about the
current state of new media art and feminism, which took place in New
York as part of New Media Caucus’ offsite panels and activities held
concurrently with the CAA 2011 conference. What emerged from this
conversation was a digital feminism that is not a single entity but a
multiplicity. Responses from the discussion included an ambivalence to
the use of the term ‘feminism;’ a commitment to feminist issues as
something pervasive rather than distinct; a desire to reclaim and
redefine the term feminism; a pragmatic motivation to take advantage of
the empowering possibilities of new technologies; and a restaging of
feminist discourse in emerging media such as games.
Please send your submission proposal with the following information, by
email to: Katherine Behar AND Silvia Ruzanka with ‘Media-N Submission’
in the subject line.
Include your Email(s), Proposal Title, 300-500 word Proposal
Description, up to 3 page Resume, and your Title/Affiliation (the
institution/organization you work with – if applicable, or independent
scholar/practitioner.) Note: submissions of artworks should also include
a link to online documentation.
FINAL PAPER GUIDELINES
All papers are to follow the Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed. Please
check out more details under Publication Guidelines, here:
If you have questions about Media-N, please feel free to contact:
Pat Badani , Editor in Chief Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus
Media-N was established in 2005 to provide a forum for New Media Caucus
members, featuring their scholarly research, artworks and projects. The
New Media Caucus is a nonprofit, international membership organization
that advances the conceptual and artistic use of digital media.
Additionally, the NMC is a College Art Association Affiliate Society.
Associate Professor, Electronic Arts
Co-Director, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
changb3 at rpi.edu
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