[dance-tech] Re: CFP - Forthcoming DRHA 2013 Conference - University of Winchester 21st-24th July

  • From: Susan Broadhurst <Susan.Broadhurst@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Susan Broadhurst <Susan.Broadhurst@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "athenews@xxxxxxxx" <athenews@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2013 08:26:11 +0100

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Forthcoming DRHA 2013 Conference:

University of Winchester

DRHA 2013: Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts

Reconceptualising Digital Creativity; Re-mapping Behaviour,

Engagement and the way we Archive in the 21st Century;

Date: Sunday 21st July - Wednesday 24th July 2013.

The theme of this conference will focus on the need to re-conceptualize the 
ways in which we engage with digital technology in particular regard to the 
speed with which we are exposed to new technologies. As societies around the 
world face fundamental ecological, demographic and economic changes, we are 
forced to re-evaluate our relationship with natural and digital resources. 
Also, as the next generation of digital natives start to design new interactive 
futures, the old paradigms of knowledge exchange, and social interaction are 
making way for socialized gaming and crowd sourcing. The focus for this 
conference will be to re-imagining new and contemporary ways for designing 
digital engagement, looking at possible events and social practices that lay 
just around the corner. Interdisciplinary processes are assumed strategies in 
this conference so that we can focus on how we can, using contemporary 
technology, map the emerging digital and social landscape

  *   Assess and engagement
  *   Managing the shift demographically from passivity to interactivity
  *   Digital Architectonics, designing the future
  *   Generating subjective and objective understanding through a performance 
  *    Digital mobility; imaging, GPS and mobile technologies
  *   Somatics; mapping interior spaces
  *   Open sources and social mediation
  *   Digital mapping of new theories and territories
  *   Holography and communication
  *   Blurring the boundaries between performances inside and outside
  *   Mapping liminal and liminoid structures in new digital rituals
  *   Access to digital archives of the preservation local and global knowledge
  *   Interdisciplinarity, interactivity and performance
  *   Using digital resources in collaborative creative work, teaching and 
learning and scholarship
  *   Dance and interactive technologies
  *   Mapping new model of business with reference to sustainability
  *   Virtual worlds, virtual robots and the gaming industry

*       There will be a selection of papers from the conference, which will be 
published in an issue of the peer reviewed journal BST: Body, Space & 
Technology this year.

Fo  For over 10 years Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) 
continues to be a key gathering for all those are influenced by the 
digitization of cultural activity, recourses and heritage in the UK. This 
includes: Scholars, teachers, artists, publishers, librarians, curators or 
archivists who all wish to extend and develop access and preservation regarding 
digitized information rendered from contemporary culture and scholarship; the 
information scientist seeking to apply new scientific and technical 
developments to the creation, exploitation and management of digital resources.

     Keynote speakers will include.

  1.  Janet H. Murray Professor -Graduate Program in Digital Media, School of 
literature, Communication and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology
  2.   Johnny (Sue) Golding is the BIAD Professor of Philosophy & Fine Art and 
Director of the Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR), The School of Art, 
Birmingham City
  3.  Robert Pratten co-founder and Managing Director at Transmedia Storyteller 
  4.  Dr Hugh Denard - Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and Humanities, 
Trinity College Dublin

     We invite original papers, panels, installations, performances, workshop 
sessions and other events that address the conference theme, with particular 
attention to the theme of 'Re-mapping Behaviour, Engagement and the way we 
Archive'. We encourage proposals with innovative and non-traditional session 

     Short presentations, for example work-in-progress, are invited for poster 
presentations. Anyone wishing to submit a performance or installation should 
visit the conference Website. Details will be posted soon on the conference 

For information about the spaces and technical equipment and support available, 
please check the website for details. All the proposals, whether papers, 
performance or poster presentation, should reflect the critical engagement that 
lies at the heart of DRHA.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to the  2nd May 2013. Abstracts 
should be between 600 - 1000 words. Letters of acceptance will be sent by 2nd 
of June 2013, when the conference registration will be opened.

For Further information please contact Dr Olu Taiwo at 

Dr Olu Taiwo

Conference Convenor

Prof Sue Broadhurst,
School of Arts,
Brunel University,
Direct Line: +44(0)1895 266588
Extension: 66588
Fax: +44(0)1895 269768

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