Cumulus Mumbai (Dec 2015, Bombay India)

Dates: 4-6 December 2015
Location: Industrial Design Centre (IDC), at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.
Website: http://www.cumulusmumbai2015.org
Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2015

Cumulus Mumbai 2015: ‘In a planet of our own – a vision of sustainability with focus on water’.

The event Cumulus Mumbai 2015: ‘In a planet of our own’ is being held at Mumbai, India on 4,5, 6 December 2015, hosted by the Industrial Design Centre(IDC), at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.  This international event is aimed at creating design awareness on sustainability bringing focus on water and simultaneously offers a platform for interaction for the art, design and media community. The events are centered around the interests of students, educationalists and practicing professional designers. The event is expected to throw light on the role of art, design and media in an interconnected global world within the context of sustainability.  The event has been designed to be lively, interactive and thought provoking and will provide great opportunity to converse with grandmasters of design, interact with thought leaders and listen to visions by outstanding speakers.

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AIGA/DEC Conference: Spaces of Learning (April 2015, Toronto Canada)

Dates: 16-18 April 2015
Location: School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: http://spacesoflearning.aiga.org/
Deadline for submission of proposals: UPDATED 14 November 2014

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This conference seeks to activate three conversational platforms embedded in the conference title.

1) Design Education as Interface
2) Design Education as Diverse Cultural and Social Space
3) Design Education as Politics.

The conference will explore the idea that graphic design education is rapidly evolving: the social spaces we work in, and the practices of teaching and learning we engage with, are themselves mediated by larger contexts of social, cultural, political and technological change. Mindful of these changing contexts our conference will seek to pose questions about the assumptions we make about the relationship between making design, thinking about design, asking questions about design and theorizing design in as open and potentially interdisciplinary a framework as possible.

We will also address how, as a specific discipline of making, we are uniquely placed to explore the limits of the emerging conversation about visual communication and visual culture in contemporary spaces of learning.

Special Issue of Wi: Journal of Mobile Media: Mobile Trash (Nov 2014)

Website: http://technotrash.org/cfp-mobile-trash-2016/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 November 2014

EDITED BY MEL HOGAN & ANDREA ZEFFIRO (JANUARY 2016)

For this special issue of Wi: Journal of Mobile Media [wi.mobilities.ca], we are gathering contributions that address the idea of ‘mobile trash.’

The intention of this issue is to reconfigure the concepts of ‘mobile’ and ‘mobilities’ in relation to trash, by its various definitions and formations, from new materialism, feminism, media ecology, media archaeology, and queer frameworks.

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UrbanIxD Symposium: city | data | future (Sep 2014, Venice Italy)

Dates: 25 September 2014
Location: Venice, Italy
Website: http://www.citydatafuture.eu
Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2014

Alongside the UrbanIxD exhibition taking place in Venice, the project is presenting a one-day symposium to encourage debate and discussion around the themes of the exhibition, and of the UrbanIxD project itself. This exhibition is a culmination of the work that has been carried out over the two-year duration of the UrbanIxD project, in particular the work of the Summer School held in 2013.

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Debating Visual Knowledge (Oct 2014, Pittsburgh USA)

Dates: 3-5 October 2014: Debating Visual Knowledge
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh
Contact: debatingvisualknowledge@gmail.com
Deadline for submissions: 11 April 2014

A symposium organized by graduate students in Information Science and History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.

Visual knowledge and visual literacy have become pressing concerns across a variety of academic disciplines and areas of creative production. These concerns are shaped by the fluid definitions of “visual knowledge” and the multiple ways in which it manifests. Many forms of visual knowledge have capabilities that are not shared by language. This knowledge is produced, mediated, and distributed by a number of different objects, tools, media, and technologies. This symposium seeks to broaden understandings of intellectual and creative work by interrogating the theorization, production, use, and historicization of visual knowledge. We envision the event as an exploratory lab, comprising scholarly and creative projects that engage with these questions.

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Special Issue of ACCESS – Supervising Practice: Perspectives on the Supervision of Creative Practice Research Higher Degrees (Jan 2014)

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rept20/current#.UpaefTAyZ8G
Deadline for submissions: 30 January 2014

Guest Editors: Associate Professor Jillian Hamilton and Dr Sue Carson

This special Issue of ACCESS journal builds on the successful Effective Supervision of Creative Arts Research Degrees (ESCARD) conference at QUT, Australia in 2013. http://supervisioncreativeartsphd.net.

Papers should engage with issues relating to the supervision of higher research degrees that involve creative practice (in fields such as visual and performing arts, design, creative writing, film or new media) and focus on themes such as:

Assisting students in developing the relationship between theory and practice in the structure and/or form of the thesis/exegesis/dissertation;
Solving challenges encountered in supervision;
Designing training, strategies, tools, or resources to facilitate smooth student progress;
Supporting the academic or professional development of PhD students;
Academic development for supervisors of creative arts research degrees.

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Special Issue, New Media & Society: Democratization of Hacking & Making (May 2014)

Deadline for submission of proposals: 1 May 2014
Contacts: aschrock@usc.edu and jhunsinger@wlu.ca

Research on hacker culture has historically focused on a relatively narrow set of activities and practices related to open-source software, political protest, and criminality. Scholarship on making has generally been defined as hands-on work with a connection to craft. By contrast, “hacking” and “making” in the current day are increasingly inroads to a more diverse range of activities, industries, and groups. They may show a strong cultural allegiance or map new interpretations and trajectories.

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Part Two of The Mediated City Conference(s) – Los Angeles (Oct 2014, Los Angeles USA)

Dates: 1-3 October 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Website: http://architecturemps.com/los-angeles/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 February 2014

Keynote Presentation: Kenneth Frampton
Host: Woodbury University.

It’s starting point is the 50 year anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media and the idea of “the global village”.  It aims to bring people from diverse backgrounds together around the issue of the modern city. Please pass on the call and get in touch with any queries. In addition to standard papers we are asking for proposals for a range of activities: workshops, panel discussions, book launches etc. So feel free to propose something of interest.
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Multiple calls for ARCHITECTURE_MEDIA_POLITICS_SOCIETY

Website: http://architecturemps.com/

The academic journal ARCHITECTURE_MEDIA_POLITICS_SOCIETY is calling for articles for forthcoming editions.

Its themes revolve around the relationship of architecture with questions of the media, politics and society in the broadest sense. Multidisciplinary papers are welcomed as particularly pertinent to the journal’s remit.  Papers may be historical or contemporary in their perspective and may project their arguments towards future developments.  The journal publishes monthly on-line and has a two yearly print version.

Please submit abstracts, works in progress or completed texts for consideration.

Typo London 2011: Places (Oct 2011, London UK)

Dates: 20-22 Oct 2011
Location: University of London
Contact: robin@typolondon.com

From 20th till 22nd october 2011 influential speakers from the world of design will lecture on “Places”. Established industry leaders and up-and-coming creative talents share the stage presenting keynotes on visual communication themes from the worlds of information, graphic, digital and filmic design media, branding, wayfinding, user experience, education, culture and typography. http://typolondon.com.

For further information mail to: robin@typolondon.com.

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