The International Symposium on Media History and Theory is a trading zone where scholars from communications, design, humanities, arts and science can present current research, creative pieces, reflections and critical positions in areas such as software studies, media archaeology and history, speculative and critical design, media art, multimedia, and visual studies. The aim is to extend media analyses to physical media, technical operations, techno-scientific principles and the design of the infrastructures behind texts, images and sounds.
The last two years marked an acceleration of the digitisation of various areas of our society. These were two years of unprecedented immersion in an environment mediated by images and algorithms. From our family relationships to our contact with the outside world, many aspects of our lives were suddenly contained in a series of digital transmissions and remote access. It was a large-scale change whose consequences are yet to come but which has transformed not only artistic expressions and the products of communications and design, but also scientific and academic processes and our working environments. It is necessary to think about new disciplinary connections at a time when immersive and artificial worlds are appearing on the horizon, proposing new forms of social relations and media production.
In its second edition, the International Symposium on Media History and Theory invites proposals for papers and creative works that analyse, discuss or present aspects at the intersection between the three proposed axes: immersion - artificiality - remote.
We invite authors to submit manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to the listed below.
Note: The subcategories should be understood only as a general description.
The abstract (max. 300 words, without bibliography) should be submitted before 15th August 2022 23.59 time zone COT (Colombia Time) UTC/GMT -5 hours. Additionally to the abstract, the submission should include a text file (PDF) with the affiliation of the author(s) plus a short academic biography, max 150 words, of the main author and contact information. All abstracts should be included though easychair. The symposium receives proposals in Spanish and English.
Link for submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=shm2022
All authors will be notified of the decision on 5th September 2022. Accepted authors should confirm their participation i nthe symposium before 3rd October 2022. The symposium plans to produce either an edited volume (book) or a special issue of a journal with the accepted and presented papers during the symposium.
The symposium is organised by the Faculty of Communications and Philology at Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
The symposium will be held at Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia.
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