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Intellect attending AATE 2014 in Denver
July 30th - August 3rd 2014

Intellect is pleased to be attending AATE (American Alliance for Theatre & Education) conference in Denver in July 2014. While there Intellect's representative, Alice Gillam, will be showcasing Intellect's performing arts portfolio, including the newest books in our Theatre in Education series, The Reflexive Teaching Artist and The Student Actor Prepares.
 
We have arranged a meet the authors event on Saturday, August 2nd at 5:30pm. In attendance will be Kathryn Dawson and Daniel A. Kelin (The Reflexive Teaching Artist), Joan Lazarus (Signs of Change) and Jo Beth Gonzalez (Temporary Stages II). Books from the Theatre in Education series will be available for purchase at discounted rates at the event.
 
We are also very pleased to announce that Applied Drama, by Monica Prendergast and Juliana Saxton, has won the AATE Distinguished Book Award 2014. Copies of both Applied Drama and Applied Theatre will be available to buy at the conference.

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Call for Papers
Performing Ethos: ‘Performing Ecos’

 

Contributions are invited for a special themed peer-reviewed journal issue of Performing Ethos

 

 

Guest editors: Bronwyn Preece (Independent Artist/Scholar), Jess Allen (University of Manchester) and Stephen Bottoms (University of Manchester)
 
Global climate change is catalysing an examination of ecological ethics: humanity’s continuing failure to respond meaningfully to the impending environmental crisis has been characterized by philosopher Stephen M. Gardiner as a ‘perfect moral storm’ (2011). How are these ethical imperatives currently being addressed through, or as, performance? This edition aims to examine critically how ecological ethics and ethos may be supporting and challenging the current range of practices.
 
‘Performing Ecos’ will be an international interrogation of where the dynamic interdisciplinary field now situates itself in relation to Una Chaudhuri’s provocative and catalysing 1994 statement that Western theatre, being humanist-centred, is largely anti-ecological. Chaudhuri’s article, one of the first to acknowledge this philosophical dilemma, has been pivotal in stimulating both critical and performance responses from a wide range of scholarly perspectives. This special themed journal will be among the first specifically to unpack and foreground the ethos and ethics that now underpin performance and/as ecology. The journal will be published in Autumn 2015, and seeks to collate an international response to the following questions:
 
·      How are contemporary performance practices being critically challenged by an ecological ethos? How does ‘ecology’ challenge how performance theorists think about ‘ethics’?
·      How is ecological performance resisting - or further entrenching - binaries between rural/urban, nature/culture, metaphor/material, local/global?
·      What are the ethics of framing climate change and other geophysical processes in terms of performance? (e.g. Kershaw 2012)
·      How are indigenous voices and values being incorporated or appropriated through ecological performance? Are our ‘ethics’ being conceived and scribed with the same multivocality that they espouse?
·      Is ecological performance cultivating, reinforcing or challenging a gendered aesthetic?
·      How do the aesthetics of ecological performance differ across practices (ecocritical, site-specific, activist) and across continents?
 
Contributors are invited to consider the above questions in practice-based contexts, as well as in theoretical and philosophical terms. We are inviting contributions in a diversity of presentation formats, from formal papers to artists’ pages. Articles should be between 5000-7000 words (Artist Pages do not necessarily need to conform to this designation). Accompanying photographs are encouraged.
 
Please send a 300-500 word abstract by 15 August 2014 to Bronwyn Preece: improvise@bronwynpreece.com. Please include a 100-word biographical statement with your submission. Selected submissions will be due by 31 October 2014, and final drafts will be selected at the end of May 2015. Performing Ethos uses the Harvard citation style.
Submissions must comply with the Intellect Journal Style Guide, view it here
 
Performing Ethos is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal which considers ethical questions relating to contemporary theatre and live performance. Global in scope, it provides a unique forum for rigorous scholarship and serious reflection on the ethical dimensions of a wide range of performance practices from the politically and aesthetically radical to the mainstream.
 
Performing Ethos: ‘Performing Ecos’ will include book reviews. Additionally, this special issue will include a centre-spread, which will include a 100-word reflective response from contributors to the same question: what is YOUR ethic of performance and/as ecology?
 
References
Chaudhuri, U. (1994), ‘There Must be A Lot of Fish in that Lake: Toward an Ecological Theater’, Theater, 25: 1, pp. 23-31.
 
Gardiner, S. (2011), A Perfect Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change,New York: OUP.
 
Kershaw, B. (2012), ‘‘This is the Way the World Ends, Not…?’ On Performance Compulsion and Climate Change’, Performance Research, 17: 4, pp. 5-17.

 

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Call for Papers and Contributions
Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices Issue 8.1, Embodiment, Interactivity and Digital Performance (published March, 2016)

Edited by Tamara Ashley with Rachel Cherry and Luke Pell

Deadline for Proposals: 1st December 2014
Deadline for Full Papers: 30th March 2015
 
Proposal Submissions: Please include title, abstract/description of contribution (250-500 words), keywords and bibliography. In another document, please include author’s name and affiliation, biography (200 words), postal and email address. Please submit in Word format.
 
The special issue on Embodiment, Interactivity and Digital Performance explores questions, dialogues and themes emerging from the 2014 dancedigital Festival. Becoming more pervasive and diverse, digital dance practices propose new understandings of embodiment in which the practitioner negotiates a complex configuration of individual biological, experiential, social and technological data. What might be somatic experiences of these flows of information and energy that occur between and through the biological, experiential, social and the technological? Additionally, digital dance practices can encourage a mobility of collaborations across the disciplines that bring together the expertise, vision and innovation of artists, technologists, scientists and users in the creation of new art works.
We invite scholarly and artistic contributions to an exciting issue that will explore these discourses of embodiment, somatic experiences and the feeling of what happens in movement practices in a wide range of digital and interactive performance contexts.
Contributions might address the following questions and sub-themes of investigation:

Embodying Interactive Systems: Interactive stages create design systems that choreograph bodies, light and sound. How do these configure the embodied experiences of the dancer and the choices of the choreographer? What ways of knowing emerge from performance thinking and technological thinking?

Augmented reality and embodying public space: Sensory technologies have the potential to re-organise and re-invent our experiences of the public space.  The city can be re-configured as a play space of multiple reactive surfaces, textures and sounds that transform experiences of mobility and ambulation in time, space and body.

Audience Experiences of Embodiment: Interactive designs have the potential to engage audiences in new ways, sometimes incidentally, sometimes by invitation and sometimes by intervention. How do performance makers understand the role of the audience?

Changing Mobilities: How are new movement spaces of access and participation opened by the harnessing of digital technologies? How does the social create access to movement and participation in digital practices?  What modes of embodiment are articulated in digital performance and how do they change perceptions of mobility?

Digital Futures: How will future generations create and participate in artwork? What will be the interests of future artists? What skills and training might prepare the next generation of digital dance artists?

Collaboration and Community Building: What is the nature of collaboration in digital performance and in the design and implementation of interactive performance systems? How do performance systems, scores and codes facilitate communication and what are the qualities of communities of practice? What are relationships between performance making and community building? How do artists and audiences navigate biological, experiential, social and technological information in performance contexts? How do contemporary performance practices address issues of collaboration, ownership, data, privacy and sharing?

Archiving and Access: How do digital archives affect audience experiences of dance? How are embodied knowledges communicated and transformed in the digital archiving process?  How might the artist offer an accessible live archive of practice? What creative strategies can be used to facilitate meaningful audience engagements with archives and online performances?
 
Guidelines:
Essays should be 4000-6000 words.
Shorter artistic reflections, conversations, poetry and provocations will also be considered.
Visual essays are encouraged.
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/MediaManager/File/JDSP_4_2_NFC_299-300.pdf andhttp://jdsp.coventry.ac.uk/Home.html
Contributors need to work within the existing Journal template in terms of design and lay-out (see free issue http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jdsp/2009/00000001/00000001 ). More playful contributions are welcomed, particularly those that include images, but if a contributor has a particular idea in mind that might deviate from the template they must contact Emma Meehan first to discuss the possibilities and prior to submitting a contribution that is necessarily dependent on a lay-out that deviates from the template.
 
Artist’s pages: Please submit a pdf with how you wish the article to appear in print, along with text (Word) and any images (tiff/jpeg/pdf, 300dpi) attached separately in the same email.
 
All proposals, submissions and general enquiries should be sent direct to:
Emma Meehan ab4488@coventry.ac.uk
 
Issue-related enquiries should be directed to the issue editor:
tamara.ashley@beds.ac.uk

 

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IAMCR Conference 2014
Hyderabad, India

Intellect's International Marketing Manager James Campbell will be attending the IAMCR 2014 conference (International Association for Media and Communication Research) from 15th to 19th July. If you wish to arrange a meeting to discuss a book proposal or an existing project email james@intellectbooks.com

 

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Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices
Issue 8.1, Embodiment, Interactivity and Digital Performance (published March, 2016)

Edited by Tamara Ashley with Rachel Cherry and Luke Pell

Deadline for Proposals: 1st December 2014
Deadline for Full Papers: 30th March 2015
 
Proposal Submissions: Please include title, abstract/description of contribution (250-500 words), keywords and bibliography. In another document, please include author’s name and affiliation, biography (200 words), postal and email address. Please submit in Word format.
 
The special issue on Embodiment, Interactivity and Digital Performance explores questions, dialogues and themes emerging from the 2014 dancedigital Festival. Becoming more pervasive and diverse, digital dance practices propose new understandings of embodiment in which the practitioner negotiates a complex configuration of individual biological, experiential, social and technological data. What might be somatic experiences of these flows of information and energy that occur between and through the biological, experiential, social and the technological? Additionally, digital dance practices can encourage a mobility of collaborations across the disciplines that bring together the expertise, vision and innovation of artists, technologists, scientists and users in the creation of new art works.
 
We invite scholarly and artistic contributions to an exciting issue that will explore these discourses of embodiment, somatic experiences and the feeling of what happens in movement practices in a wide range of digital and interactive performance contexts.
 
Contributions might address the following questions and sub-themes of investigation:
 
Embodying Interactive Systems: Interactive stages create design systems that choreograph bodies, light and sound. How do these configure the embodied experiences of the dancer and the choices of the choreographer? What ways of knowing emerge from performance thinking and technological thinking?
 
Augmented reality and embodying public space: Sensory technologies have the potential to re-organise and re-invent our experiences of the public space.  The city can be re-configured as a play space of multiple reactive surfaces, textures and sounds that transform experiences of mobility and ambulation in time, space and body.
 
Audience Experiences of Embodiment: Interactive designs have the potential to engage audiences in new ways, sometimes incidentally, sometimes by invitation and sometimes by intervention. How do performance makers understand the role of the audience?
 
Changing Mobilities: How are new movement spaces of access and participation opened by the harnessing of digital technologies? How does the social create access to movement and participation in digital practices?  What modes of embodiment are articulated in digital performance and how do they change perceptions of mobility?
 
Digital Futures: How will future generations create and participate in artwork? What will be the interests of future artists? What skills and training might prepare the next generation of digital dance artists?
 
Collaboration and Community Building: What is the nature of collaboration in digital performance and in the design and implementation of interactive performance systems? How do performance systems, scores and codes facilitate communication and what are the qualities of communities of practice? What are relationships between performance making and community building? How do artists and audiences navigate biological, experiential, social and technological information in performance contexts? How do contemporary performance practices address issues of collaboration, ownership, data, privacy and sharing?
 
Archiving and Access: How do digital archives affect audience experiences of dance? How are embodied knowledges communicated and transformed in the digital archiving process?  How might the artist offer an accessible live archive of practice? What creative strategies can be used to facilitate meaningful audience engagements with archives and online performances?
 
Guidelines:
Essays should be 4000-6000 words.
Shorter artistic reflections, conversations, poetry and provocations will also be considered.
Visual essays are encouraged.
Contributors need to work within the existing Journal template in terms of design and lay-out (see free issue http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jdsp/2009/00000001/00000001 ). More playful contributions are welcomed, particularly those that include images, but if a contributor has a particular idea in mind that might deviate from the template they must contact Emma Meehan first to discuss the possibilities and prior to submitting a contribution that is necessarily dependent on a lay-out that deviates from the template.
 
Artist’s pages: Please submit a pdf with how you wish the article to appear in print, along with text (Word) and any images (tiff/jpeg/pdf, 300dpi) attached separately in the same email.
 
All proposals, submissions and general enquiries should be sent direct to:
 
Issue-related enquiries should be directed to the issue editor:

tamara.ashley@beds.ac.uk

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Directory of World Cinema: Argentina discussion and screening

Beatriz Urraca and Gary M. Kramer, co-editors of Directory of World Cinema: Argentina will be taking part in a discussion and introducing a screening of White Elephant at International House, Philadelphia on 12th September at 7pm. If you have an interest in Argentinian cinema make don’t miss it.

Find out more http://ihousephilly.org/calendar/white-elephant

 

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Call for Papers: Design Ecologies 3.2: Plotting the Continuum: Designing the end of computational reasoning
Submission deadline: Friday 28th November 2014

Design Ecologies 3.2: Plotting the continuum discusses the fundamental problems with today’s computational horizon through algorithmic computation and digital simulation, which can be divided into three categories:

1. Computational algorithms work with iteration as their operating kernel
2. Computational algorithms work with (real) numbers
3. The third problem with computational algorithms is that they are constructed on the basis of classical logic and thus possess – in contrast to common belief – a principally narrow if not skewed epistemological competence.

For Design Ecologies 3.2: Plotting the Continuum, we have invited the inimitable Reza Negarestani to write the ideation article in response to the other article selected for this issue of Design Ecologies.
 
Design Ecologies was set up as a platform for state of-the-art experiments that link architecture, technology and philosophy. Dividing its remit between events - most recently exhibitions and seminars at the Architectural Association and the Royal College of Art - and publications, Design Ecologies officially launched with its inaugural journal issue in January 2011. A second issue, The Unprimed Canvas - named after an offhand remark by Francis Bacon, to the effect that he considered the process of painting to start with priming the canvas, not assuming it had already been primed - followed later that year, and saw Timothy Morton contribute an editorial. The third issue, the Ill-Defined Niche, we had the editorial written by the inimitable Nick Land. The fourth issue, a sentient relic described a double edged sword theory – one edge exposing the dominant ‘theory chic’ of contemporary architecture and the other cutting opening the for a more dangerous conception of design- a guide, a tool for plotting a cryptic cartography with strategic precision. The next issue, Chthonic Deluge, will hit the shelves June 2014. We are honoured to have Peter Watts an author, felon, and former marine biologist whose background informs science fiction on the hard end of the scale (in fact his novel Blindsight has been used as a core text for undergraduate courses ranging from “Philosophy of Mind” to “Introductory Neuropsychology”). His work is available in 18 languages. Regular updates at: http://designecologies.tumblr.com/

We invite submissions of articles from any discipline to speculate on the formation of your projects/ buildings/ performances as a critical practice that activates our understanding of intuition, inventory and discovery in architecture. The four areas of interest include:

1. Ecological design visions.
2. Notational design
3. Instructional design visions.
4. Aesthetical design visions

We also welcome case studies and project profiles of 1–5 pages in length

Submissions
Submissions are welcome from both scholars and practitioners. Contributions may be between 3,000 and 7,000 words and should be accessible to the non-specialist reader. Papers must be submitted in English.

Please send all submissions to: shaun@eniatype.com
 
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Education through Art: Practice-based Research in Art and Design
Call for Articles and Visual Essays
Guest Editors: Stuart MacDonald OBE and Julian Malins 
 
It is over twenty years since the emergence of pr actice-based research in Art and Design in UK art schools and it is ten years since the publication of key texts such as Visualizing Research (Gr ay C. & Malins J., 2004) which marked a key stage in the progress of pr actice-based research methodologies and helped confer legitimacy on its development . The prevalence of pr actice-based PhDs worldwide is testament both to the interest in research in contempor ary art and design and the need to find conducive methodological approaches. Despite its provenance, perceived academic legitimacy and ubiquitousness, pr actice-based research in Art and Design remains a contested domain of scholarship. By revisiting pr actice-based research twenty-five years on, the aim of this special issue is to contour the territory, survey the current scene and r aise fresh debate about what has now developed into an almost universal pr actice in Art and Design schools and courses. 
 
The special issue will be the occasion to illuminate some of the key issues that still surround practice-based research in Art and Design in an international context , particularly the impact upon Art and Design Education at various levels. This remains an underdeveloped field; for example, what is: 
 
  • The relation to movements in research-led teaching in Higher Education? 
  • The influence on Art and Design in Primary (Elementary) and Secondary (High) schools? 
  • The consequences for research in vocational education? 
 
The special issue hopes to attr act a range of articles and visual essays that will develop a new conversation and point pr actitioners and students in Art and Design and Education to the latest developments. 
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 12 DECEMBER 2014 
 
Contributors should make it clear when submitting materials that they are intended for the themed issue ‘Pr actice-based Research in Art and Design ’.
 
All enquiries should be addressed to the editor at ijetaeditor1@gmail.com 
Only online submissions will be accepted, please follow author guidelines at 

http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/ijeta/index  

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Journal of Arts and Communities
Call for submissions
ISSN: 17571936, published by Intellect
 
Principal Editor:
Stephanie Knight, lecturer & artist/researcher
stephaniejaneknight@gmail.com & Stephanie.Knight@glasgow.ac.uk
 
Associate Editors:
Hamish Fyfe, University of South Wales
hamish.fyfe@southwales.ac.uk
 
Greg Giesekam, writer & formally University of Glasgow
gregjckg@gmail.com
 
Call for Submissions 
Arts & Communities: international reflections from Utrecht on participation and
engagement.
 
The Journal of Arts & Communities is dedicated to researchers and practitioners
from around the world who wish to increase the understanding and development of the socially engaged arts.
 
In partnership with the Knowledge Exchange Network on Participation and Engagement in the Arts, the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts (LKCA), and with the Cultural Participation Fund (FCP) from Netherlands, the Journal of Arts & Communities announces a Special Edition dedicated to Arts & Communities: international reflections from Utrecht on participation and engagement, which will be published in Winter 2015.
 
There is a Guest Editorial Team for this Special Edition who will work in
partnership with the Journal of Arts & Communities editorial team. This team
includes Leila Jancovich, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Policy, Arts and Festivals
Management, Leeds Metropolitan University; Teunis IJdens Senior
Researcher at the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural Education and
Amateur Arts - LKCA); Professor Franco Bianchini, Leeds Metropolitan
University and Jan-Jaap Knol, Director of the Cultural Participation Fund,
who join Stephanie Knight, Principal Editor of the Journal of Arts &
Communities and Hamish Fyfe and Greg Giesekam who are Associate Editors.
 
The knowledge exchange network on participation and engagement in the
arts (@ARTSKEN) exists to debate issues of policy and practice, share existing
research and support new work, investigate models of good practice and
challenge current thinking. It is funded by Arts Council England and the
Economic and Social Research Council, and it aims to:
 
- create a climate of collaboration between different research disciplines as
well as between research, policy making and practice
- develop international comparative analysis
- contribute to the development of practice amongst individual artists, arts
and community organisations
- inform policy by broadening the network to include policy makers and
professionals from a wider arena than normally covered by arts networks,
- maximise the impact of the network through collaboration or partnership
with think tanks and Non Governmental Organisations
- contribute to the development of policy for a more vibrant and fairer society
 
The Journal of Arts & Communities encourages a wide range of contributions
and contributors, including, but not limited to, the following: essays pursuing
original lines of inquiry, raising challenging issues about the field, or
documenting innovative work; interviews with practitioners or debates
between practitioners and/or theorists; case studies of individual practices or
projects, particularly those which have a broader significance in relation to
ongoing concerns in the field and those which provide opportunities for
project participants to reflect upon their participation; photo-essays or other
forms of project documentation; accounts of innovative training practices or
approaches to evaluation and critical reflection; reports on conferences or
proposals to publish more extended proceedings. Beyond our normal book
review section, we also welcome proposals to discuss particularly significant
publications which might merit fuller discussion.
 
Details for Contributors
Although we are open to discussion on the length of specific contributions,
prospective contributors might observe the following guidelines as to length:
- Discursive articles tackling broader issues of theory or practice or
introducing particularly significant practice: up to 6,000 words, although
we may agree to extend this in exceptional circumstances to 10,000 words;
- Interviews, debates and case studies: up to 4,000 words;
- Photo-essays, or other forms of visual project documentation – up to eight
pages of visual documentation;
- Reports of conferences: up to 1,500 words; we may also agree some visual
documentation, where appropriate. Proposals for more extensive
conference proceedings should be discussed prior to submission;
- Book discussions, Notes and Queries: up to 750 words.
 
Contributors should follow the Harvard referencing system for citations and
include a list of works cited at the end of the article. Explanatory footnotes
should be kept to a minimum.
 
Illustrations
Illustrations and images are welcome. Photographs can only be accepted as
production-ready, high resolution electronic images in JPEG, TIFF or PDF
format.
 
Minimum resolution for images is 300 dpi. All illustrations and images
should be accompanied by a caption and numbered. Images should be sent in
the order in which they are expected to appear in the article. It is the
contributors’ responsibility to obtain copyright permission, where necessary,
to reproduce images.
 
Submission
Submissions should be sent via e-mail in Word format to the Principal Editor
stephaniejaneknight@gmail.com You are welcome to discuss proposed
articles in advance of submission; in particular, we encourage practitioners
who may wish to explore ways of documenting their practice to get in touch
to discuss possible approaches.
 
The deadline for submissions is Friday 27th February 2015.
 
All submissions will be sent to the panel of guest peer reviewers for
assessment of their suitability for publication in these special editions.
 
Opinion
The views expressed in the Journal of Arts and Communities are those of the
authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editors or the Editorial
Board.
 
For further details on submission guidelines please consult the Intellect
website:
 
www.intellectbooks.co.uk
 
Journal of Arts & Communities
 

http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=159/ 

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Intellect attending NECS 2014 in Milan
18th - 22nd June

Intellect is pleased to be attending the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Milan this year. Intellect has attended for the past few years and has always found the event to be a great opportunity to connect with existing and potential authors.

If you are interested in discussing publishing opportunities for either a book or in one of our journals then please get in touch with Alice Gillam (alice@intellectbooks.com) to arrange a meeting, or drop by the stand during the conference.

We are arranging an event during the conference with two of our editors, Flavia Laviosa, editor of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media and Lydia Papadimitriou, editor of Journal of Greek Media and Culture. This will take place at 12.45 on Friday by Intellect's book stand.

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