Call for Papers & Conference Presentations CINESONIKA 3

Call for Papers & Conference Presentations
The Third International Conference & Festival of Sound Design
Conference Dates: February 15 - 17th, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Philip Brophy
Venue: University of Ulster at Derry/Londonderry
Multi-disciplinary contributions are being sought on sound in relation to the moving image. Media thinkers, film scholars, art historians, performance theorists, composers, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multimedia semioticians, philosophers of perception - we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations. All accepted presentations will be considered for inclusion in the CINESONIKA issue of The Soundtrack academic journal if expanded into papers and submitted for peer review (1000-3000 words for short articles, 5000-6000 words for long papers).

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Publication Fall 2013
Edited by Christine Davis and Scott MacKenzie
One of the greater ironies of human existence has been the persistent anticipation of its end. Prophecies and prognostications about the world’s demise are as easily at home in the pulpit of Hellfire as the projection booth of Hollywood. And whether as the result of rising waters, unstoppable pandemics, nuclear conflagration, machines on the rampage or the sun ceasing to shine, the idea of Doomsday – that revelatory moment of the end of the world – can be at once the fire of speculative lamentation and the spark of creativity. In this way, the Wunderkammen, with its princely mission of amassing, cataloguing and displaying and its legacy in the development of the museum, was fueled by a fear of oblivion. The exhibition turns on a simultaneous exercise in creativity and crisis to represent a vibrant and varied investigation of art and life under the veil of oblivion.
This issue of PUBLIC explores a shift from global consciousness (McLuhan) to planetary awareness (Serres) of a world of radical interdependencies, where ecology must win out over political economy, where a history of the earth must become a history of the world. What does it mean to say that the world is ending? How do we create and live a radical present tense on this planet? Can one transform the temporal concept of an end?
We are interested in all issues pertaining to critical reflections on contemporary discourses of end times. Potential topics include:
- The End of Ethnography
- The End of the Environment
- The End of Nations
- The End of Art
- The End of Religion
- The End of the American Empire
- The End in Science Fiction
- The End in Science
Proposal deadline (250 words; review begins immediately): January 4, 2013
Text and project deadline (3,000-5,000 words): Feb 15, 2013 Please send proposal, c.v. and bio to:
CHRISTINE DAVIS is an artist and founding editor of PUBLIC. Her work, through a cosmological impulse and experimental process, engages the historical relation between science, sentience and language. She has worked with morpho butterflies, genetic sequences, planetarium shows, feathers and iphones; employing slide dissolves, glass blowing, 35mm film, video and etched words onto contact lens using laser technology developed for Canadarm. Each technology is chosen specifically for its conceptual implications within the project. Amongst other venues she has exhibited at Frankfurter Kunstverein, The Power Plant, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Kunsthalle Munich, Haus am Waldsee , Seoul Museum of Art, The New Museum, National Gallery of Canada, and Le Confort Moderne.
SCOTT MACKENZIE is an Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University and a co-investigator on the Visible City Project + Archive. He has published widely on experimental and documentary films, national cinemas, video and media art. He is co-editor of Cinema and Nation (Routledge, 2000), Purity and Provocation: Dogma '95 (BFI, 2003) and The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson (McGill-Queen’s, 2013), author of Screening Québec: Québécois Moving Images, National Identity and the Public Sphere (Manchester UP, 2004) and Guy Debord (French Filmmakers Series, Manchester UP, forthcoming). 
He is currently completing Film Manifestoes and Global Cinema Cultures, a critical anthology of over 150 film and moving image manifestoes from 1898 to the present, to be published in 2014.
PUBLIC is a beautiful peer-reviewed journal based in Toronto. Founded in 1988 by the Public Access Collective, it exists as an intellectual and creative forum that focuses on how theoretical and critical issues intersect with art and visual culture. Each issue's editors explore a contemporary theme by bringing together a unique assemblage of art projects with writing by scholars, curators, and artists. PUBLIC Journal is published in partnership with Intellect Ltd and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and York University.
Aleksandra Kaminska
Managing Editor
PUBLIC Art Culture Ideas Toronto, Canada 
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Call For Papers: Film, Fashion & Consumption
All this week Intellect will be attending the International Textiles and Apparel Association annual conference in Hawaii. To coincide with this prestigious fashion studies event, we have a new CFP for a special issue of our groundbreaking journal Film, Fashion & Consumption.
CALL FOR PAPERS Special issue: ‘Fashion and Television’ Film, Fashion and Consumption (FFC), published by Intellect Guest Editor: Dr. Helen Warner, University of East Anglia, Email:
Principal Editor: Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Email:
This special issue of Film, Fashion and Consumption explores the relationship between fashion and television at the level of production, text and audience. While there is an important body of work on film and onscreen clothing, the study of television costume/fashion continues to be marginalised within the academy. Yet, as Sarah Street notes, ‘costumes are a key element of television dramas, soaps, sit-coms and even the news’ (Street, 2002: 103). This issue seeks to address this imbalance and invites articles on any aspect of television and fashion with the aim of developing a foundation upon which we may build a more precise understanding of fashion and television form. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following: * TV, fashion and Celebrity Culture * TV, fashion and new media * TV genre and fashion * Audiences/Consumers of fashion and television * TV Production, costume and fashion * TV and costume/fashion as spectacle * TV history and fashion * National Identity, TV and Fashion * TV, fashion and Identity - sex and sexuality, ‘race’ and ethnicity and/or class
Deadline: 1 ST December 2012 Articles of between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length are invited, and should use the Harvard referencing system. Notes for Contributors are available on the journal website (,id=203/). Please refer to these notes, in conjunction with the Intellect style guide (at before sending your article. All articles will be peer reviewed. Articles and queries can be submitted directly to the guest editor, Dr Helen Warner.
Dr Helen Warner Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies School of Political, Social and International Studies University of East Anglia
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CALL FOR PAPERS Design Ecologies 3.1: chthonic deluge
Submission deadline: Thursday 28th February 2013

Design Ecologies
3.1: chthonic deluge present a possible future, images of unprecedented catastrophe and collapse, of certainties and values distorted beyond repair or retrieval, and to craft them with the conviction of the seen; the unseen through the swirling devilish bombardment of objects in a sublime frenzy of forces in the whimpering, emotionally-exhausted wasteland of the twenty first century. Through the hysterical oscillations of implosion and explosion there will be a prophecy of planetary exhumation or ecological deluge.

For Design Ecologies 3.1: chthonic deluge, we have the Canadian science fiction author Peter Watts 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 next issue, a sentient relic, will hit the shelves December 2012.  We are honoured to have Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, founder of Archigram, former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art, London (the ICA) and Bartlett School of Architecture at University College, London has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century.

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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 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:

Ideation article will be written by Peter Watts, (author of Blindsight)

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