[dance-tech] DRHA 2010 CFP - Extended Deadline: 14th of May 2010

  • From: "Sue Broadhurst" <susan.broadhurst@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:16:12 +0100

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Deadline: 14th of May 2010


DRHA 2010 Conference: Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts

Sunday 5th September - Wednesday 8th September 2010

Brunel University, West London


CONFERENCE THEME: Sensual Technologies: Collaborative Practices of 

The conference's overall theme will be the exploration of the collaborative 
relationship between the body and sensual/sensing technologies across various 
disciplines. In this respect it will offer an interrogation of practices that 
are indebted to the innovative exchange between the sensual, visceral and new 

At the same time, the aim is to look to new approaches offered by various 
emerging fields and practices that incorporate new and existing technologies. 
Specific examples of areas for discussion could include:


·       Delineation of new collaborative practices and the interchange of 

·       Collaborative interdisciplinary practices of embodiment and technology

·       Integration/deployment of digital resources in new contexts

·       Connections and tensions that exist between the Arts, Humanities and 

·       Notions of the 'solitary' and the 'collaborative' across the Arts, 
Humanities, and Sciences

·       eScience in the Arts and Humanities

·       Use of digital resources in collaborative creative work, teaching,
learning and scholarship

·       Open source and second generation Web infrastructure 

·       Digital media in time and space

·       Music and technology: composition and performance

·       Dance and interactive technologies

·       Taking inspiration from SET: imaging, GPS and mobile technologies

·       Evaluating the experience among providers and users / performers and 

·       Interface Design and HCI

·       Performative Practices in SecondLife or other virtual platforms

·       New critical paradigms for the conference's theme

The DRHA (Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts) conference is held 
annually at various academic venues throughout the UK. This year's conference 
is hosted by Brunel University, West London. It will take place from Sunday 5th 
September to Wednesday 8th September 2010. It will be held across various 
innovative spaces, including the newly expanded Boiler House laboratory 
facilities, housed in the Antonin Artaud Building, and state of the art 
conference facilities plus high standard accommodation.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

- Richard Coyne - Professor of Architectural Computing at the University of 

- Christopher Pressler: Director of Research and Learning Resources and 
Director of the Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham.

- Thecla Schiphorst: Media Artist/Designer and Faculty Member in the School of 
Interactive Arts and Technology. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. 

- STELARC, Chair in Performance Art at Brunel University and Senior Research, 
Fellow in the MARCS Labs at the University of Western Sydney.

We invite original papers, panels, installations, performances, workshop 
sessions and other events that address the conference theme, with particular 
attention to the 'Sensual Technologies' focus. We encourage proposals for 
innovative and non-traditional session formats.

DRHA 2010 will include a SecondLife roundtable/discussion event, led by 
performance artist Stelarc, which will enable international participants to 
present performative work via Second Life. For this event, we particular 
encourage submission of Machinima works that can be screened as part of this 

Short presentations, for example work-in-progress, are invited for poster 

Anyone wishing to submit a performance or installation should visit 
http://www.drha2010.org.uk for information about the spaces and technical 
equipment and support available.

All proposals - whether papers, performance or other - should reflect the 
critical engagement at the heart of DRHA 2010.

The deadline for submissions is: 14 May 2010.

At this stage, only abstracts are due and these should be between 600 - 1000 

Full papers can be submitted after the conference for peer-review to 
specifically themed issues of the Body Space and Technology Journal (Brunel 
University), as well as to the International Journal of Performance Arts and 
Digital Media, (Intellect Publishing). 


Letters of acceptance will be sent by the beginning of July 2010.

Please see http://www.drha2010.org.uk more information and a link for online 


             Franziska Schroeder

             DRHA 2010 Programme Chair


  Prof Sue Broadhurst,
  DRHA 2010 Conference Convenor
  School of Arts, 
  Brunel University, 
  West London, 
  UB8 3PH, UK 
  Direct Line:+44(0)1895 266588
  Extension: 66588
  Fax: +44(0)1895 269768
  Email: susan.broadhurst@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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