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Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies seeks papers for a special issue on digital cinema. Contributions are invited on any aspect of digital cinema: technology, economics, cultural or aesthetic implications or on any phase of the process from production though post-production to distribution and exhibition. Send proposals ASAP to Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Department of Media Arts, University of Luton, 75 Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AJ, UK. Deadline for completed papers: 30 April 2003

Shooting Live Artists supports technically innovative convergent media projects by live artists. Works should raise issues of representation, including identity, diversity, presence, participation and mediation in contemporary culture. This fund is a partnership with the BBC and BTV. Deadline for proposals is 29 July 2002.

Gallery 9 of the Walker Art Center announces a third round of net art commissions: "Emerging Artists/Emergent Medium: Translocation" (EAEM3). With support from The Jerome Foundation, WAC will commission three new net art projects. The fee for each commission will be $5,000 plus a budget of up to $4,000 for technical support. A writer will also be commissioned to write a critical essay in relation to the project, and completed commissioned works will be presented as part of an online exhibition to be presented in February 2003. To be considered, submit a Web proposal to Steve Dietz. Deadline: 19 July 2002.

Call for participation: The 8th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia , seeks papers (10 pages max) related to the conference theme of Creative Digital Culture, especially papers dealing with virtual heritage, media art and creative technology, media and VR technology, wireless life and culture, and virtual medicine. The conference will be held on 25-27 September 2002 in Gyeongju, Korea. Please note: the deadline for submitting papers has been extended to 30 June 2002. is running their annual contest. The deal is, you have 5 kilobytes to make the best Web page or site you can. Cash prize! Deadline: 16 June.

The MAAP Festival seeks net art and CD-ROMs especially from artists originating and/or working in the Asia Pacific regions. Please send URLs to, and/or post your CDs to: CDROM Program, MAAP, GPO Box 2505, BRISBANE Q 4001, AUSTRALIA. Deadline: 31 June 2002. This year's MAAP festival will be held in Beijing, from 23 October to 10 November.

Patrick Crogan writes: "I'm convening a panel at the annual Cultural Studies Association of Australia conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia from December 5 - 7, 2002. Paper proposals are welcome... This panel invites different approaches to the constitution of computer games as objects of critical study that provide some insight both into the nature of computer games and into the ambivalent processes that attend and subtend the appearance of a new territory of critical work out of existing terrain." Send proposals of 250 words by 30 June to Patrick Crogan.

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is offering grants for researchers in residence. Twice a year, the Foundation will welcome a researcher for three to six months. Following an international competition open to historians, curators, critics, independent researchers, artists and scientists, the Foundation will enable two researchers to work in the collections and archives of the Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D). The research project must focus on one of the Foundation's collections. Deadline: 31 August 2002.

The Canada Council for the Arts, with the National Research Council, Canada, is launching a jointly funded Artists-in-Residence program to support independent, established artists in any discipline who wish to undertake research spanning arts and humanities within one of the NRC research institutes across Canada. The fellowships, in the amount of $75,000 per year, will be awarded for a two-year period.Two research fellowships will be awarded in the fall of 2002. For details, write to Katherine Wilson.

Call for papers: Jill Walker and Susana Tosca seek short articles (250-1500 words) for Hypertext Criticism: Writing about Hypertext, a forthcoming special issue of JoDI. The issue will be a hypertext; each article will be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, linked into the whole issue by the editors. Authors are asked to follow the submission guidelines. Deadline: 31 May 2002.

Slope seeks hypertexts for an issue to be published in late 2002, edited by Edward Picot. Deadline: August 2002.

Focal Press is currently accepting proposals for books about new media, communications and pedagogy.

The summer issue of Convergence will be guest-edited by Amy Bruckman. The issue's theme is "New Media Technologies for Learning." The editors seek theoretical and empirical papers for inclusion in this issue. Send proposals, inquiries and submissions to: Amy Bruckman, Assistant Professor, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 303032-0280 USA. Deadline: 15 October 2002.

Hive Projects seeks submissions of net and software art for softform, an exhibition to be held on 16 June 2002 at the Queen Street West Gallery in Toronto. Deadline: 1 June. Thanks, Adrian Miles and the Red Project!

Whalelane, an online journal of writing, arts and hypertext, seeks well-crafted submissions.

Hive Projects seeks submissions of net and software art for softform, an exhibition to be held on 16 June 2002 at the Queen Street West Gallery in Toronto. Deadline: 1 June. Thanks, Adrian Miles and the Red Project!

Intellect Books announces technoetic arts, an international journal of speculative research a new, peer-reviewed journal on art, science, technology, and "matters of mind and the extension of the senses through technologies of cognition and perception." Roy Ascott is the editor. Contributions should be between 3000 and 7000 words and should be written for the non-specialist.Thanks, Adrian Miles!

CHArt 2002 seeks papers for its conference, Digital Art History? Exploring Practice in a Network Society, to be held 14-15 November 2002 at the British Academy in London. Please email submissions (two hundred word synopses of proposed paper with CV of presenter and other key figures relevant to project) by 28 May 2002 to Prof. Will Vaughan, History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square London WC1H OPD, UK. Tel (0)207 631 6127; fax (0)207 631 6107.

ComGraph 2002, the third Asia Pacific digital art and animation competition. Deadline: 30 April 2002.

Call for projects: Mediatopia: Networked Technology for the Creative and Critical, an on-line exhibition and symposium, seeks media art and essays. Curated by Lara Bank and Andrew Bucksbarg for Deadline: 1 May 2002. Thanks, The Red Project!

The deadline for submissions to the Hypertext 2002 Doctorial Consortium is 25 March 2002. If you're working on a dissertation, this consortium is a place to explore your research interests with like-minded colleagues. The objectives of the consortium are to provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants' current research and future direction and to develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research. From the call:

The Consortium will consist of a Workshop held just before the conference and a Virtual Workshop held via the Internet in the weeks preceding the conference. There will also be dinner after the Consortium meeting. Doctoral students in an advanced stage of their studies (beyond proposal stage) are invited to apply for participation in this event. About a dozen students will be invited to participate. Each student will be expected to give a research presentation at the workshop and to prepare materials to be distributed for the Virtual Workshop. To apply, email a CV, a letter of recommendation from your advisor/supervisor and a position statement of about 1000 words to the Doctoral Consortium Chair. Please also include a small selection of Hypertext research experts you'd like to have invited participate in the consortium to discuss your work and the work of others in the consortium. For each potential expert panel invitee, state briefly what contribution you'd hope for that expert to make.

The Center for Contemporary Art (Sacramento) is holding an Exhibition of Digital Art at their 4000 sq-ft gallery space. The exhibition will begin on Saturday, 11 May and run through 1 June. From the call: "Beginning with the premise that digital technology has provided artists with new ways to process visual and other information, we seek innovative work in any display or presentation medium which makes use of, reflects, or explores the formal, conceptual, and/or expressive properties of any digital process...We invite submissions in any medium, including, but not limited to, computer generated art, photo-based digital art, digital film making and animation, and process/information based art. " Entry Fee: $25/first 3 entries; $5/each additional entry. Organized by Neil Houston. Jurors: Brian Clark and Steven Holsapple. For a prospectus, send an email to Neil Houston. Deadline: 25 April 2002.

The 2002 ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia seeks short paper submissions on specific issues or aspects of hypertext. Applications, templates, and submission details are available at the Web site. Deadline: 25 March 2002. From the call:

Short papers are limited to two pages and typically present the initial results of new and innovative research projects. Papers are collected in an archival, refereed conference proceedings, published by ACM, which is cited and read by researchers and practitioners world-wide. Accepted papers are presented at the HT 2002 conference. Having a paper on the technical program gives authors an opportunity to have a tremendous impact on the study and application of hypertext principles, theory, and techniques.

Five-page position papers are needed for the 2nd Workshop on Spatial Hypertext. Position papers should indicate the applicant's interest and expertise in the area as well as how the applicant's work fits into the workshop's aims. Papers should be emailed as PDF files (or other reasonable attachment formats) to Frank Shipman ( Deadline: 3 May 2002.

The Discussion Group for Media and Literature will meet at a special session of the MLA Convention in New York City, 27-30 December 2002. The group seeks papers, presentations, and readings on the subject of "digital narrativity." Proposals might include readings of hyperfiction and hypermedia narratives, or discussions of new vocabularies, concepts, typologies such as: interactivity, ergodicity, immersion, story/discourse, literacy vs. audio-vision, ephemerality, authorship, hoaxes and ethics, cyberdrama, technocultures. Send papers or 250-word abstracts and bio by 1 March 2002 to: Eckart Voigts-Virchow, Giessen University, Giessen, Germany.

Frigate: The Transverse Review is looking for knowledgeable, lively reviewers of hypertexts and of literary e-books. Deadline for the next issue: 30 March 2002. Please query before submitting.

Call for papers: The Computer Games and Digital Cultures Conference will be held on June 6-8, 2002 in Tampere, Finland. Both specific analyses of games as a form of art and entertainment are welcome, as well as more general approaches dealing with the cultural practices related with games and social activities in online environments. The conference continues the series of international game studies conferences opened by Computer Games and Digital Textualities (Copenhagen, March 1-2, 2001). Proposal deadline: 30 January 2002.

Call for papers and participation: ISEA 2002, will be held on 27-31 October 2002 in Nagoya, Japan. The conference organizers expect nearly 1500 participants including artists, researchers, engineers, students, and presentations of over 200 papers and works from 30 countries around the world. Many related exhibitions, concerts, performances and other events are also planned. ISEA 2002 seeks proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, posters, and presentations. Deadline: 28 February 2002.

Call for entries: The European Media Art Festival 2002 seeks artwork and projects. This year's theme is "New Images -- New Stories: Art in Modern Media. The festival will be held on 24-28 April in Osnabrueck.

Call for papers: Digital Creativity announces a special issue on generative computation and the arts, guest-edited by Paul Brown. Full articles and shorter notes are sought. Articles may address current practice (individual works or group exhibitions) or document historical developments; they may be theoretical, practical or pedagogical. Deadlines: 1 May 2002 (abstracts) and 1 August 2002 (full papers).

Call for papers: From online documentation aboard aircraft carriers to distance learning degree programs to interactive entertainment, hypertext and hypermedia have transformed our world. Hypertext 2002, the world's premier conference on hypertext, seeks papers and proposals concerning all aspects of hypertext and hypermedia, from interactive literature and games to software engineering, HCI, virtual and augmented reality environments, navigational aids, and, of course, the Web. Formats for presentation include papers, panels and technical briefings, short papers and posters, demonstrations, exhibits, courses, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. The conference will be held 11-15 June in College Park, MD. Deadline for papers: 3 January 2002.

SIGGRAPH 2002 is receiving papers, proposals, artworks, and animations for the 29th international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. The conference will be in San Antonio, TX, from 21-25 July 2002. Paper deadline: 9 January 2002. Gallery deadline: 6 February 2002.

Call for entries: Art in Motion, an international festival of time-based media presented by the University of Southern California's School of Fine Arts, seeks time-based works of all kinds including websites, Internet projects, film, video, digital video, hand-drawn and digital animation, interactive computer games, sound pieces, digital media, CD-ROMs, and DVDs "as well as various emerging hybrids that elude traditional categorization." No entry fee. Student work is encouraged. Deadline: 15 January 2002.

Call for papers: Shakespeare and Information Technology, a joint ACCUTE and COCH/COSH session at the 2002 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. This year the congress will be held at The University of Toronto and Ryerson Polytechnic University from May 25-28th 2002. Selected papers from this session will be published in a special edition of College Literature. Send full papers or 300-500 word proposals, abstracts, a short bio, and a list of works cited to Patrick Finn, Department of English, University of Victoria, PO Box 3070 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3W1 Canada. Deadline: 15 December 2001. From the call:

This session will explore the ways in which Shakespeare connects with various forms of information technology. A number of scholarly pursuits, including book and print histories, performance and film studies, and multimedia/digitization projects are currently examining the ways in which Shakespeare's plays and poetry migrate across various media. How have these forms of media influenced or been influenced by the bard? What role has this technology played in the creation and maintenance of Shakespeare's place in our culture? The panel hopes to highlight the role that information technology has played in the transmission of Shakespeare's work and what that work has to offer our changing information landscape.

Longtime media art site Rhizome has just announced the launch of its first net art commissioning program. Artists are invited to submit proposals in one of two categories: interface artworks (fresh ways to access content and databases) and tactical response works (pieces that address political situations around the world, in particular the events of September 11th). The deadline to apply for either of the $5,000 commissions is February 15, 2002.

Call for entries: The NOT STILL ART 2002 festival, an artist-run sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts, invites artists working in abstract and non-narrative electronic motion imaging with music/sound design to submit work for the 7th annual international screening to be held in NYC, April, 2002. The festival's primary criterion for screening is the aesthetic of the electronic screen. There is no restriction as to date of production. Programs created for CD-ROM, the Web, or DVD may be submitted in those formats. Additionally, programs made with the Rutt-Etra Video Synthesizer from the 1970s are also sought for a special historic screening. Artists are asked to submit this work on MiniDV. Application fee: $25. Deadline: 20 December 2001.

immedia 2002 is now accepting submissions of digital art including (but not limited to): installations, music, performance, dance, video and animation, interactive graphics, and Web design. Grants are also available, as are opportunities to perform your work, teach workshops, or give presentations.

Call for submissions: The Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning is preparing a special issue on electronic literature and is looking for papers and works of interactive multimedia poetry and short fiction. Student work is also invited. From the call:

"Papers could answer questions such as these: What is digital literature? What is the new vocabulary of this genre? How does it differ from published texts? How do we assess its value? What impact can (or should) digital literature have on college curriculum--in creative writing, cultural and literary studies, literary theory, digital media, or interdisciplinary courses? How can students be guided to exercise their creativity and/or analytic skills in digital media without being distracted by technical gimmickry? Papers could also present and discuss particular works of digital literature: how they were created, or the nature of the aesthetic experience in viewing such a work."

Need a server for your work? The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is accepting proposals for hosting artistic, critical, and literary projects.

Call for art and papers: A new online peer-reviewed journal, NMEDIAC, seeks papers and audiovisual pieces which "contextualize encoding/decoding environments and the discourses, ideologies, and human experiences/uses of new media apparatuses [...] NMEDIAC hopes to provide an intellectual canvas where the cultural spaces and experiences of new media are theorized and rigorously explored within both global and local contingencies of the present and past." Submit work via email to Jonathan Lillie. Deadline: 1 January 2002.

Screens and networks: towards a new relationship with the written word is a virtual symposium that will be held on the Web until March, 2002. Papers will be submitted for discussion, and the subsequent debates will be archived. Papers are expected from Roger Chartier, Roberto Casati, Jason Epstein, Umberto Eco, and other scholars, writers and new media luminaries. Organized by the Bibliotheque publique d'information (BPI) Centre Pompidou, the Institut Jean Nicod (CNRS) and EURO-EDU, in association with Sponsored by UNESCO.

TATTOO HIGHWAY, an online journal of prose, poetry and art, is now considering submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and graphics for its Winter 2002 issue. The theme for this issue is "Surfaces." DEADLINE: Wednesday, 12 December 2001.

Call for Papers: Craft, Critique, Culture: The University of Iowa's 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Writing in the Academy will be held on 12-14 April 2002. This year's conference will have a special focus on technologies of writing and the impact of media on the creation and reception of texts. Papers are invited from scholars and writers from a range of disciplines, such as literary studies, cultural studies, communication studies, creative writing, theater, film, music, and art history. You may present formal papers or creative work, including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and multimedia presentations. Keynote speakers include Katherine Hayles and Shelley Jackson, celebrated author of Patchwork Girl. Deadline: 1 February 2002.

Call for papers: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research seeks papers for a special issue on user modeling for Web and hypermedia information retrieval. Peter Brusilovsky and Carlo Tasso will serve as guest editors for this issue. Deadline: 25 February 2002. From the call:

In the past, UMUAI has hosted special issues on adaptive information retrieval and adaptive hypermedia. The goal of the new special issue is different -- to show the benefits and challenges of user modeling and personalization for Information Retrieval in the context of Hypermedia and the Web. This special issue will serve as an essential reference for researchers on Web Information Retrieval who are interested in making their systems adaptive and personalized.

This special issue will be dedicated to the memory of James Chen, who contributed to several foundational projects at the crossroads of adaptive hypermedia and information retrieval. Chen passed away in 2001.

MIT's program in Comparative Media Studies announces the second Media in Transition= conference, to be held 10-12 May, 2002 in Cambridge. This year's theme is "globalization and convergence". Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2001.

Call for papers: The New Information Order and The Future of the Archive, to be held 20-23 March 2002 at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. Proposals for papers are invited on the nature of the public collection and the archive in light of changes introduced by information technology and the Web. Deadline: 1 November.

LIFE 4.0 is the third international juried competition seeking to reward excellence in artistic creation that has embedded in it the practices of Artificial Life (A-life). The organizers are looking for art works premised on the strategies of A-life research, its conceptual approaches and/or its methods of digital synthesis. Prizes total US$10,000. Deadline: 2 November 2001.

From the Web site: The international jury will grant awards to the most outstanding electronic art projects employing techniques such as digital genetics, autonomous robotics, recursive chaotic algorithms, knowbots, computer viruses, avatars and virtual ecosystems.

The 15th Stuttgart Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media will take place on 17-20 January 2002. The deadline for submissions in the field of Internet, CD-ROM, Installation, Film, Video, Performance, Digital Music is October 1, 2001. Internet and Web projects may be subitted online. Cash prizes!

Call for participation: ED-MEDIA 2002 will be held June 24-29, 2002 in Denver, Colorado. ED-MEDIA 2002, a world conference on educational multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications, is an international conference sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education. Deadline to submit presentation proposals: 29 October 2001.Thanks, Adrian Miles!

Call for Papers: Education, Communication and Information (ECi) seeks papers for a special focus issue, to be published next spring, on hypertext and hypermedia, edited by Wendy Morgan. Proposed papers should explore, challenge and redefine what we know about and do with hypertext and hypermedia in teaching and learning contexts. Papers for the special issue may be informed speculation, theorized argumentation, scholarship, or empirical research. Topics for articles include, but are not limited to, poetics, rhetoric and aesthetics; scholarship (including philosophy, ethnography, social / sciences and the humanities); pedagogy; cultural politics. Please contact Wendy Morgan for details. Deadline: 15th September, 2001.

Call for Papers: The Eleventh Annual International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2002) will be held 7-11 May 2002 in Honolulu! Since the first WWW conference in 1994, this prestigious conference series has brought together technical experts and social engineers to discuss the present and future of the Web throughout the world. Topics of interest include: applications; browser and user interfaces; electronic commerce and security; hypermedia; languages; mobility and wireless access; multimedia; performance; searching, querying, indexing, and crawling; semantic Web. Paper submission deadline: November 13, 2001.

Call for submissions: Javamuseum seeks art and software for its second online project, Art as Software - Software as Art - Software For Art. Selected submissions will be exhibited online in late 2001. The exhibition will remain as a permanent resource on the JavaMuseum server. Deadline: 30 September 2001.

3rd bed, a print and on-line journal of innovative fiction and poetry, is seeking hypertext and hypermedia submissions. Please direct all queries and submissions to the web editor, Paul McRandle.

Going to Aarhus? The early registration deadline for Hypertext 2001 is 1 July, and the conference program is now available.

Adrian Miles sends word of SAC2002, the 17th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, which includes a track for virtual reality, digital media, and computer games. The conference will be held 10-14 March 2002 in Madrid. Deadline for papers and proposals: 1 September 2001. Thanks, Adrian!

Call for proposals: Crossover seeks applications from new media, film and video makers for Studio A, a five-day retreat in February 2002. Crossover is a "media intervention" designed by Weblabto create groundbreaking new projects that expand the potential of digital media to transform the "audience" from passive consumers into active participants. The application deadline is July 13, 2001.

Call for participation: The 7th International Workshop on Open Hypermedia Systems, to be held in conjunction with Hypertext 2001 this August in Denmark. Post-workshop Proceedings of OHS 7, Structural Computing 3 (SC3) and the Workshop on Adaptive Hypermedia (AH3) will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. Deadline: 5 June 2001.

Suggested topics for workshop papers include, but are not limited to: interoperation and standardisation issues in OHS, including architectural issues, protocols, naming, transformation; semantic Web including topic maps, meta data, ontologies; document models and hypertext; media aspects of OHSs such as synchronisation of contents and link data, streaming of links; OHS issues and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW); application scenarios, experiences, hypertext domains, and requirements for OHSs; Open Hypermedia on the Web; presentation aspects including personalisation and context awareness; and progress reports by OHSWG subgroup chairs.

Call for Papers: HT'01 Workshop: Educational and Training Applications of Hypertext. To be held at the Twelfth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Aarhus, Denmark, August 14-18. Two-page position papers are invited on innovations, experiences and evaluations of educational and training applications of hypertext. Deadline: 10 June 2001. Interested candidates should e-mail a two page position paper, a cover sheet of summary information, contact details and a brief biography to

The Hypertext 2001 Doctoral Consortium (DocCon) will be held this year in Aarhus, Denmark, co-located with Hypertext 2001. If you are a Ph.D. candidate entering your last year (or two) of your technical dissertation on a hypermedia-related topic, please apply by sending a CV, position paper, and letter of recommendation ASAP to Ken Anderson.

Call for participation: The fifth hypertext writers' workshop, MORPHING MEDIA--WHAT'S THE MESSAGE?, will be held on 15 August in Aarhus, Denmark, in conjunction with Hypertext 2001. The workshop promotes an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to bringing hypertext researchers, developers, and writers together. To participate, email a proposal to Deena Larsen. Deadline: 15 June.

TATTOO HIGHWAY, an online journal of prose, poetry and art, seeks short fiction, creative nonfiction, hypertext and poetry for its Summer 2001 issue. The theme for this issue is Roadside Attractions. DEADLINE: Friday, 8 June 2001.

The cast01 Conference on Communication of Art, Science and Technology will be held September 21-22, 2001 in Bonn, Germany. The conference organizers invite submissions of innovative research, media art practise and theory. Proposed contributions (in English or German) may be in the form of research papers or artistic presentations as well as blueprints and posters of developing concepts. Researchers, artists, theorists, practitioners and entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit interdisciplinary projects and critical reflections on the merging of the virtual and the real. Accepted papers and blueprints will be published in the Conference proceedings. Deadline: 31 May 2001.

Call for participation: Deena Larsen seeks artists, writers, and hypermedia systems developers to participate in CyberFlats 2001, a workshop to be held 20-22 August 2001 at Aalborg University in Denmark. If you would like to participate, submit a proposal via email. Proposals are due 10 June. For more information, contact Deena Larsen.

Mike Neff, editor of Webdelsol writes, "By all accounts, the first AWP Web Fair was a success...The panels were generally well attended; the film, Virtually Paris, was a big hit;, and the new media demonstrations were artsy and provocative. It was a vast improvement over previous efforts and we're certain that WF 2002 New Orleans will be even better." Proposals for next year's Web Fair, to be held next March in New Orleans, are due on 30 May.

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology is launching a program of grants for researchers in residence, who will be expected to work on certain topics in the collections and archives of the Centre for Research and Documentation. For 2001-2002, the topics are: (1) technological, artistic and aesthetic history of computer animation, and (2) conceptual, scientific and artistic issues involved in preserving digital artworks or works with digital components. Two three- to six-month residencies will be offered per year. The application deadline is August 31, 2001.

Call for papers and entries: (re)distributions, an exhibition and online symposium, invites papers and art broadly concerned with personal digital assistants (PDAs), pagers, cell phones, and connected organizers. Curated by Patrick Lichty and sponsored by Deadline: 1 June 2001. For more information, email Patrick Lichty. From the call:

The IA/PDA poses to create new cultural modes of representation as these technologies create their own communities and networks while not wholly relying on the Internet proper. What are the issues of expression and artistic representation (visual, aural, narrative, etc) that the emergence of wireless technologies creates? How does this technology affect our relationship with one another and with these new developments?

The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is accepting new manuscripts for digital modes of publication in its Research E-ditions series. The main focus of the CDDC is to explore the new communicative potentials of hypertext, hypermedia, and web-centered publication. While all topics are potentially of interest in the Research E-ditions series, the editors are particularly interested in manuscripts, digital archives, and hypertexts from the humanities and social sciences relating to the areas of cyberculture, social theory, literary studies, digital art, and cultural studies. In addition, the CDDC is committed to Proposals from applied and natural sciences that relate directly to the fields of bioinformatics, energy and environmental studies, and information technology and communications. To propose a publication project, or to get more information, contact the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture.

Call for Submissions: Perform your work at the Hypertext '01 Reading Room! A reading room for hypertext literature has been an occasional feature of hypertext conferences going back at least to ECHT '94 in Edinburgh. For HT01, cybertexts of all kinds are welcome, and non-anglophone submissions are expressly encouraged. Work in progress is acceptable, as is not-yet published work. Deadline: 15 May 2001. Email Jim Rosenberg for more details.

Hypertext 2001, the twelfth ACM Conference on Hypertext, is now accepting proposals for short papers, demos, posters and exhibits. Proposals are due 10 May 2001. The conference will be held August 14-18 2001 in Aarhus, Denmark.

The trAce Online Writing School, opening June 2001, seeks proposals for courses teaching writing on the Web. For more information, or to discuss your idea for a course proposal, please contact Sue Thomas, Artistic Director of trAce.

Call for entries: 9th New York Digital Salon is now accepting submissions of internet art, essays on digital culture, animation, and digital audio and music for a gallery exhibition to take place in November (with an international tour afterwards). Deadline: 1 June 2001.

The June 2001 issue of the Norwegian web journal Localmotives will focus on net art. From the call: "The editors welcome ideas for critical, academic or creative essays as well as for artistic projects that are related to net art. We're interpreting net art very broadly, as visual, literary, conceptual, political, social, textual and/or audible art that uses or relates to networked media. We're primarily interested in contributions in Scandinavian languages, but will also consider other languages - like English. We will pay for published work. Please send a brief sketch of your idea for a contribution by April 9th; a couple of sentences is enough for now. Our email address is" Thanks, Jill Walker and Kevin Foust!

Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies seeks articles on for a special issue on "intermedia". Deadline: 1 April 2002. Contact Yvonne Spielmann or Jack Ox for details.

Call for contributions to frAme 6 - Net : Spirit Is there a new kind of spirituality happening out on the net? Do you get the sense you're connecting with something greater than yourself? Have you ever meditated online? Does code have a zen all of its own? What are the new spiritual patterns, symbols, and icons of cyberspace? Why all these coincidences, mindmelds, serendipities and downright unrealities? Is this religion? Who are we online? What do multiple identities do to your head? What does it all mean? Net : Spirit will be co-edited by Sue Thomas and Helen Whitehead. They're looking for webwriting of all kinds. Essays and articles will also be considered. Small payment for contributors. Send submissions to before 1 July 2001 for publication in September 2001.

The 15th Prix Ars Electronica 2001 competition for cyberarts is now open for the categories of Net Vision/Net Excellence, Interactive Art, Digital Music, and Computer Animation/Visual Effects. Detailed information on each category, the names of the Jury members, the competition regulations and all information you need to register online is at the PAE 2001 website. Deadline for entries is April 7, 2001 (postmarked).

Jaime Alejandro Rodriguez Ruiz is looking for articles on culture, hypertext, and other new media technologies for a special issue of a Columbian journal, La Revista Universitas Humanistica. For more information, send email. Thanks, Susana Pajares Tosca!

Call for Papers: CLGSA and COCH/COSH are coordinating a conference, Between Zero and One: Cybersexualities and the Technologies of Gender. The organizers seek papers on: the politics and performance of (trans)gendering in cyberspace; gender and sexuality in hyperfiction, science fiction and cyberpunk; feminism, queer theory and the interactions of computational discourse and cultural theory; cyborg feminisml multimedia applications for the study/performance of gender and sexuality in academia, the arts and sciences; gender and sexuality in the history of computing; artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and the alteration of gender and sexuality. Please submit a title, a 500-word abstract, and a covering letter to: Dr. Ian Lancashire AND to Sophie Levy .

Call for papers and proposals for a proposed MLA special session: Playing with Interactive Narrative: Computer Games, Hypertext, and Special Effects.

Andrew McTavish, session organizer, seeks papers that "theorize the intersection between narrative and anti-narrative in computer games. I am especially interested in interdisciplinary papers that engage with frameworks for thinking about narrative in computer games, such as hypertext theory, narrative theory, and/or special effects film theory. What can and can't hypertext theory tell us about computer games? What can and can't computer games tell us about hypertext theory? Most articulations of hypertext theory rely heavily upon linguistics-based theories of meaning. Can a linguistics-based approach to computer games explain the non-linguistic elements of visual and auditory effects? Are computer games interactive narratives? Or is narrative a secondary prop upon which to arrange interactivity and special effect?" Send full papers or 500-word abstracts plus short CV to Andrew Mactavish, McMaster University School of the Arts, 1280 Main Street, West Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M2 Canada. Deadline: 12 March 2001 Thanks, Adrian Miles!

CALL FOR ENTRIES: THE LITE SHOW, a project of the Boston Cyberarts Festival.

Still using a dialup modem? You're not the only one getting older while that fat file loads. In a world where everyone needs a bigger pipe, bandwidth is at once an important political issue and a significant creative constraint. In recognition of bandwidth's centrality in a networked society, Web artists and developers are invited to submit their best low-band productions to the LITE SHOW, an international festival of cutting-edge low-bandwidth animation and interactive web-based art planned for Boston CyberArts 2001. Work by LITE SHOW artists will be featured on the web, at CyberArtsCentral, and at a live interactive screening. An educational/workshop component is also planned. Entries may be animation, interactive web-based art, or other time-based media viewable in a browser. The exhibition will be juried. Judges TBA. The deadline for entries is 28 FEBRUARY 2001.

Especially interesting is the GOSSAMER category for movies shorter than 5K.

The online journal ://EnglishMatters seeks creative and analytical work focused on mixed genre writing, hypermedia writing, and other cross-genre work for its fifth issue. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ways in which new media changes the nature of mixed genre work as well as how it changes the documentation and study of such work. Web-based and non-web based work documented in a web format are welcome. Also welcome: assignments, syllabi, and other web-based teaching materials. Deadline: 4/1/01. Thanks, Jim Rosenberg!

Call for Papers: COSIGN 2001, the First International Conference on Computational Semiotics in Games and New Media, seeks papers on any subject that explores areas of overlap (or potential overlap) between semiotics and interactive digital media. The conference will be held 12-14 September 2001 in Amsterdam. The deadline to submit papers and projects is 23 March 2001.

Examples of this include, but are not limited to: The use of semiotics in the study and criticism of digital interactive media; narratology in new media; the use of semiotics in the creation of generative narrative systems, interactive digital games, entertainment and artworks; semiotic-orientated HCI; software architectures and technologies using (or based upon) semiotic theories, systems or models; the use of semiotics in AI; semiotics and hypermedia. In addition to academic and theoretical papers, presentations of practice-based artwork relevant to the themes of this conference are also invited, as are short papers.

Currents in Electronic Literacy is now accepting submissions for a special issue, New Poetics?, to be published in the Fall of 2001. The editor seeks articles on all aspects of new media and electronic poetry, including but not limited to those addressing literary, critical, theoretical, authorship, ownership, programming, visual literacy, aesthetic, and teaching issues. Also appropriate for this issue are high-quality creative examples of this "New Poetics" which make use of hypertext, hypermedia, multimedia, cybertext, and/or cybermedia. Completed articles are due April 2, 2000.

Electronic Literature Organization Announces $10,000 Awards for Electronic Fiction and Poetry. Larry McCaffery, author of Storming the Reality Studio, will judge the Fiction competition. Heather McHugh, Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and author of Hinge & Sign will judge the Poetry competition.

Entries will be judged for innovative use of electronic techniques and enhancements, literary quality, and quality and accessibility of interface design. Authors may make multiple submissions, though a $15 application will be charged for each work. Collections will be accepted if they are intended to be read as a single work. The Electronic Literature Organization will open submissions on December 1st, 2000, and close submissions February 15, 2001.

The WriteOnLine Publishing Company is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted for the first annual WRITEONLINE LITERARY AWARD for best original short fiction in the English language. A prize of US$250 will be awarded to one male writer and to one female writer for the best unpublished short story in the English language. The award also carries second and third prizes in the amount of US$100 and US$50 each respectively. Submission deadline: 15 January 2001.

Call for entries The NOT STILL ART FESTIVAL 2001 invites artists working in abstract and non-narrative electronic motion imaging with music/sound design, to submit work for the 6th annual international screening, to be featured at the Boston Cyberarts Festival in April, 2001. The aesthetic of the electronic screen is the criterion for exhibition. Artists are asked to submit a VHS preview tape. International work will be accepted in NTSC, PAL and SECAM formats. Please print the application and guidelines from the website, or fax or send a SASE to receive these materials. There is a $25 application fee. For $50 artists can apply and also receive a NTSC VHS copy of the NSA 2001 screening. Deadline: 1 February 2001.

Snakeskin, a poetry webzine, seeks hypertext poetry for its next issue. Earlier issues included hypermedia poetry by Linda Crespi and Jennifer Ley.

Deena Larsen seeks participants for a Digital Literature Workshop to be held immediately after DAC 2001, from Sunday, 29 April to Monday, 30 April 2000 in Providence. Writers, artists, readers, and system developers will share works in progress and discuss techniques and strategies to improve digital literature and literacy. Workshop participants will be limited to 25, and works to critique will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. The deadline for submitting works for this workshop is 1 February 2001. To apply, send an email to Deena Larsen.

Transmediale will award three prizes in 2001 - each worth DM 10,000 -- for interactive, video, and stristic software. The as yet barely defined field of "artistic software" incorporates projects in which self-written algorithmic computer software (stand alone programmes or script-based applications) is not merely a functional tool, but is itself an artistic creation and a form of aesthetic expression. The closing date for entries is 31 October 2000.

Call for papers: The joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ACH/ALLC) will be held in New York City, June 13-17 2001. The theme is Digital Media and Humanities Research, and it will feature plenary addresses by Johanna Drucker, Robertson Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia, and Alan Liu, Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. ACH/ALLC 2001 invites submissions of between 750 and 1500 words on any aspect of humanities computing or new media, broadly defined. The deadline for papers is 15 November 2000; the poster/demo deadline is 15 January 2000.

Call for papers: The Winter 2001 issue of Convergence (vol. 7, no. 4) will be devoted to the theme of an historical approach to understanding the future adoption and diffusion of new media technologies. Topics include "History of the Future of New Media", and "Theories of new Media Adoption". Copy deadline: 30 April 2001. For details, email editor Bruce C. Klopfenstein.

Call for Contributors: dotlit, an online journal of creative writing seeks unpublished works of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, literary criticism, book reviews, hypertext and other multimedia literary texts.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies plans to devote its Summer 2001 issue to the theme of "Intelligent Environments." "Submissions are welcomed relating to the cultural and cognitive dimensions of interactions with intelligent environments from both the theoretical perspective and that of technical, artistic and cultural practices and products." For more information on this planned issue, please contact Ted Krueger ( at the University of Arkansas.

Literal Latte announces a new web-based community for writers interested in memoir. Hosted by Literal Latte Magazine, Memory Speak: Penning Life Into Art is a community of readers and writers who appreciate the variety and complexity of the memoir form. To participate, visit the fiction and literature area of the community section at iUniverse.

Call for sound and radio art: THE HEARING TRUMPET, a program of eclectic audio and radio art broadcast weekly in Montreal and is now streaming live to the Internet at, seeks "sound scratchings, e(a)rotica, experimental radio documentaries, sound travels, obscure sound archives, ear candy, audio alchemy, mp3 remixes, and other aural adventures."

Artists, authors, and institutions are invited to participate the Virtual Memorial Project of Agricola de Cologne, decribed as "against the Forgetting and for Humanity".

Country Road, an upmarket Australian clothing and housewares retailer, is running a hypertext fiction competition. The prize is a new Hewlett Packard PC; the contest is open to citizens of Australia and New Zealand only. Thanks, Adrian Miles!

Literal Latté has announced an internet-based Memoir Community. Visitors may read memoirs from Literal Latté, post their own biographical works, read articles on memoir writing, and discuss current memoirs; members may publish their own books through

The Iowa Review invites submissions of hypertext and other writing that requires an HTML environment for its presentation. Work in any genre is welcome. Direct the editor to your personal home page (by email to Brian Lennon, Web Editor) or mail submissions on diskette.

    The Bernies a new award program, sponsored by the ACM Hypertext Conferenc, is seeking new hypertexts -- especially by scientists and engineers. Awards for the most extreme hypertexts will be given at Hypertext 2001 in August.

The Little Magazine writes that it's seeking original hypertexts "in the aftermath of our latest release and in anticipation of the growing complexity of hypermedia." Deadline is February 15; contact editors C. Milletti and E Savopoulos for details.

Call for Submissions: The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia seeks hyperfiction.

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