17.671 call for projects to be funded

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Fri Feb 27 2004 - 04:32:39 EST


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               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 671.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                   www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/
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         Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 09:25:22 +0000
         From: David Green <redgen@mac.com>
         Subject: Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic
Vernacular

Summer Fellowship Call for Projects

Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular

The Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML) at the University of Southern
Californiaís Annenberg Center for Communication is pleased to announce a
fellowship program for summer 2004 to foster innovative research for its
new electronic publishing venture, Vectors: Journal of Culture and
Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular.

Vectors is a new, international electronic journal dedicated to expanding
the potentials of academic publication via emergent and transitional media.
Vectors brings together visionary scholars with cutting-edge designers and
technologists to propose a thorough rethinking of the dynamic relationship
of form to content in academic research, focusing on the ways technology
shapes, transforms and reconfigures social and cultural relations.

Vectors will adhere to the highest standards of quality in a strenuously
reviewed format. The journal is edited by Tara McPherson and Steve Anderson
and guided by the collective knowledge of a prestigious international board.

About the Fellowships

Vectors Fellowships will be awarded to up to six individuals or teams of
collaborators in the early-to-mid stages of development of a scholarly
multimedia project related to the themes of Evidence or Mobility. Completed
projects will be included in the first two issues of the journal beginning
in fall 2004. Vectors will feature next-generation multimedia work, moving
far beyond the ďtext with imageĒ format of most online scholarly publications.

Fall 2004: Evidence

The first issue of the journal will be devoted to a broad reconsideration
of the notion of Evidence and its multiple transformations in contemporary
scholarship and digital culture.

Spring 2005: Mobility

The second issue will be devoted to exploring the shifting concepts and
practices of Mobility in contemporary culture, creatively limning the
possibilities and limits of such a concept for understanding 21st century
life.

About the Awards

All fellowship recipients will participate in a one-week residency June
21-25, 2004, at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy in Los Angeles, where
they will have access to the IMLís state-of-the-art, Mac-based production
facilities. Fellows will have continuing access to work in collaboration
with world-class designers and the IMLís technical support and programming
team throughout the projectís development.

The residency will include colloquia and working sessions where
participants will have the chance to develop project foundations and
collectively engage relevant issues in scholarly multimedia. Applicants
need not be proficient with new media authoring; however, evidence of
successful collaboration and scholarly innovation is desirable.

Fellowship awards will include an honorarium of $2,000 for each participant
or team of collaborators, in addition to travel and accommodation expenses.

About the Proposals

We are seeking project proposals that creatively address issues related to
the first two themes of Evidence and Mobility. While the format of the
journal is meant to explore innovative forms of multimedia scholarship, we
are not necessarily looking for projects that are about new media. Rather,
we are interested in the various ways that new media suggest a
transformation of scholarship, art and communication practices and their
relevance to everyday life in an unevenly mediated world.

Applicants are encouraged to think beyond the computer screen to consider
possibilities created by the proliferation of wireless technology, handheld
devices, alternative exhibition venues, etc.

Fellows will also have the possibility to imagine scholarly applications
for newly developing technologies through productive collaborations with
scientists and engineers. Projects may translate existing scholarly work or
be entirely conceived for new media. We are particularly interested in work
that re-imagines the role of the user and seeks to reach broader publics
while creatively exploring the value of collaboration and interactivity.

Proposals should include the following:

∑ Title of project and a one-sentence description ∑ A 3-5 page description
of the project concept, goals and outcome. (This description should address
questions of audience, innovative uses of interactivity, address and form,
as well the projectís contribution to the field of multimedia scholarship
and to contemporary scholarship more generally.)

∑ Brief biography of each applicant, including relevant qualifications and
experience for this fellowship ∑ Full CV for each applicant ∑ Anticipated
required resources (design, technical, hardware, software, exhibition,
etc.) ∑ Projected timeline ∑ Sample media if available (CD, DVD, VHS of any
standard, or NTSC Mini-DV); for electronic submissions, URLs are preferred
but still images may be sent as e-mail attachments if necessary.

Please submit to:

Vectors Summer Fellowships
Institute for Multimedia Literacy
746 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
e-mail:vectors@annenberg.edu

Priority will be given to applications received by March 12, 2004.
Fellowship recipients will be notified in mid-April.

Additional Information

For additional information about the Vectors Summer Fellowship Program,
please consult our informational Web site
athttp://www.iml.annenberg.edu/vectors. Questions may be directed to
Associate Editor Steve Anderson,mailto:sanderson@annenberg.edua.

______________________
David Green
davidlgreen@sbcglobal.net
redgen@mac.com
203.334.6094
203.520.9155 (cell)
170 Brooklawn Terrace
Fairfield, CT 06825
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