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Jameson Wallace on Sun, 21 Feb 2010 09:38:13 +0100 (CET)


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OPEN SPACE/SINGAPORE/SOUTHEAST ASIA

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

We seek submissions for a curated online and on-site exhibition
exploring the theme of Open Space. This exhibition will be showcased at
the International Communication Association (ICA) Conference in
Singapore from June 22-26, 2010. Open Space is mounted as the digital
arts exploration of the conference theme Im/Material.

WHAT IS OPEN SPACE?

Open Space imagines a zone of horizontality mobilizing collaboration,
participation, complex interactive dialogues, process, permeability, and
community.  The term open space originates in landscape design, where
space is privileged over mass to stage meaningful and often surprising encounters and interactions. It has also emerged as a key environmental
concept in the greening of global cities, in architecture, and in
international organizational design. Indeterminancy, flexibility, and
contingency  constitute  key strategies in open space.

Open Space proposes a relational mode rather than a fixed object. Open
Space suggests work that mobilizes an ethics of convenings and
encounters in a sustainable zone.  Open Space spurs collaborative
knowledges and produces new provisional microterritories through
engagement. Open Space is where technologies meet people meet spaces.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We seek works and makers exploring the concepts and practice of Open
Space in Singapore and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, the
Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, and Indonesia).  We are
particularly interested in makers, artists, collectives, and
collaborative projects from these regions. Works that are transnational
and translational with a central concern of  Southeast Asia  as nexus
will also be considered.

The Open Space/Singapore/Southeast Asia exhibition is looking for
digital arts  and design projects in any of the following
forms/interfaces: online art projects, Alternate Reality Games (ARGs),
social gaming, creative robotics and digital devices, locative media,
mobile applications, ambient screens, user-generated community
narratives and maps, innovative digitally-based cartography projects,
web-based archival projects, social media interfaces and projects,
installation, live DJ/VJ remixes.

Additionally, any other digital and analog forms that engage a
collaborative aesthetic and participatory ethics are eligible for inclusion.

PRACTICAL DETAILS FOR PARTICIPATING PROJECTS

Deadline:  March 3, 2010

To submit work: Please send a short, one paragraph description of your
project, a short bio, and a link to your project or documentation of
your project  in an email inquiry to Patricia Zimmermann, Shaw
Foundation Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and
Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, at
tpatricia {AT} ntu.edu.sg  no later than March 3, 2010

Exhibition: Projects will be featured on the ICA/WKWSCI website as the Open Space Exhibition. A limited number of artists/makers/ collaborative
teams will be selected from the overall exhibition to present at
sessions and venues at ICA in Singapore June 22-26, with airfare and
accommodation provided.

CURATORIAL TEAM

Patricia R. Zimmerman, Nikki Draper, and Sharon Lin Tay, at Nanyang
Technological University, Singapore with Wenjie Zhang.

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION

The International Communications Association (ICA)
(http://www.ica2010.sg) is the largest international academic
association for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and
application aspects of human and mediated communication.  ICA has over
4,500 members from 76 countries. Over 2,000 scholars, writers, and
communications practitioners from around the world attend the
conference.  ICA 2010 is the first time in seven years that the annual
conference will be held in Asia.

ICA 2010 CONFERENCE THEME:  IM/MATERIAL

Communication is in many respects im/material because it constitutes the
very nexus where the material and immaterial dimensions of our world
meet each other.  Communication is indeed spectral or ghostal because
our interactions consist of making present what could have remained
absent from a debate, a discussion, a conversation and so on. (from the
conference website: http://www.ica2010.sg/conference.html)

WEE KIM WEE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND  INFORMATION
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE

The host for ICA 2010 is the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and
Information (WKWSCI)(http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/sci),  at Nanyang
Technological University (NTU)in Singapore.  Ranked as one of the
world’s top 100 universities, NTU(http://www.ntu.edu.sg)  is a
research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in
science and engineering. WKWSCI is one of the premiere institutions for
research and teaching in communication and information in Asia. It
houses the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre , the Asian Communication Resource Centre, and the Singapore Internet Research Centre.

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