‘Technologies of Memory and Affect’ is an interdisciplinary 2 day Conference, a Visual Methodologies Workshop and an Exhibition to be held in Adelaide immediately prior to the Adelaide Fringe Festival from February 16-17 2017 at Flinders in the City, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide.
Keynotes: Professor Deb Verhoeven and Dr Romaine Moreton and the participation of the ‘Unbound Collective’.
This suite of events aims to bring together creative practice and research with memory and affect as they emerge and become apparent in specifically technological spaces. We interpret our core concepts broadly around theoretical lines of longevity and impermanence; tangibility and ephemerality; sensation, intimacy and bodily engagement; subjective narrative and digital data.
The workshop and exhibition aspects aim to make visible a range of invisible technologies and our entanglement with them, through embodiment, affect, materiality and digital interfaces. Technologies – from the printing press to the camera to the internet – create objects that leave traces. We will illuminate some of those traces by drawing them forth into the visual and aural realm as an exploration of the nexus between research, practice and communication.
From academics and creative practitioners in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Creative Arts, we invite 300-word proposals for:
Conference papers (both single- and jointly-authored);
Creative presentations and demonstrations of practical work;
Fully formed panels (comprising 3 papers or 2 papers and a respondent)
Participation in exhibition and preceding workshop (date TBC)
Should you wish to engage in multiple aspects of this theme please submit separate proposals for each component. Papers, presentations and/or workshop proposals may canvass a range of themes including:
Submissions and queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs: Conference participation has been subsidised and is set at $80 waged and $50 concession. A limited number of fee-waiver positions are being held for HDR students and ECRs. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for these places in a brief accompanying email. Individual artists/workshop participants are responsible for the framing, transport and insurance for their works. There is no fee to exhibit in the space.
Curators: Technolgies of Memory and Affect are a group of scholars and creative artists from the School of Humanities and Creative Arts at Flinders University who work at the intersection of media, technology, memory, visual arts, literature, creativity and material cultures.
Curating Affective Technologies CFP
Following our Flinders University (SA) July ‘Curating Affective Technologies’ un-conference and paper workshop we’re calling for submission of full 5000 word papers for a special issue of Media International Australia (MIA) slated for publication in November 2017 and edited by Drs. Son Vivienne and Tully Barnett.
Our 2016 humanities research theme ‘Technologies of Memory and Affect’ has offered multiple avenues for engagement.
We call for papers on themes including but not limited to:
30 Dec 300 word abstract 16 Jan authors notified 6 March deadline 5000 word papers 8 May reviews back to authors 19 June author revisions finalised
Further queries and updates:
email@example.com and www.technologiesofmemoryandaffect.weebly.com
Also watch out for forthcoming call for participation in a visual methodologies workshop in January and our Technologies of Memory and Affect conference preceding the Adelaide Fringe Festival in February 2017.
Join us on 21 September for the next installment of our writing lock-in and Pecha Kucha presentations - with drinks, nibbles, and socialising your research!
On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July the Technologies of Memory and Affect gang hosted a two-day conference bringing together creative practitioners and scholars for an interdisciplinary thinkfest, sharing our work interrogating the intersections between 'technology', 'affect', and 'memory'.
The brilliant and generous Larissa Hjorth, RMIT Distinguished Professor and Digital Artist gave a plenary address and wowed us with her recent work before framing the work of the unconference.
Day 1, hosted at Flinders in the City campus, was a series of 'lightning talks' (10 mins each with quick responses from peers) followed by a collaborative paper/slam/workshop.
We'll be asking people to write down three pivotal concepts (that underpin our theme) that we will then collate. We'll choose the top 3 or 4, make groups of 3 or 4... then devise an abstract/outline for a collaborative article.
Day 2 hosted at Flinders' Bedford Park campus saw us workshop a series of pre-circulated papers with the view to a special issue of a journal.
Here is a storify of the event