Art in the age of pervasive data - Deadline extended

You are invited to submit articles and artworks for a new issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac edited by FutureEverything. This is a dedicated edition of the leading online journal exploring the FutureEverything 2010 themes of the city and open data. Deadline extended to 10 September 2010

Art in the age of pervasive data - Deadline extended

Deadline: Abstracts due 10 September 2010

Art in the age of pervasive data is a call for papers and artworks for a new issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac edited by FutureEverything.

This issue of LEA will seek cross disciplinary thinking on art in the age of pervasive data.

LEA is soliciting texts and artworks by artists, researchers, and scholars involved in the exploration of themes including:

The networked city
Data visualisation
Open data
Hyperlocal data and the interpretation of proximity
Community use and generation of data
Novel means of navigating the data terrain.

Cities today are vast repositories of information, endlessly collecting and archiving data. The growth and proliferation of databases and libraries that we access and update in the course of our every day lives, and new techniques of accessing, visualising and using that data, leads to new forms of representation and social interaction. The vast scale of these databases brings us to a tipping point, entering an era that is increasingly data-driven. This poses new challenges, such as the demands of making sense of a million different data sources, issues of provenance, interoperability, trust and accountability.

The potential for more innovative and novel interpretations of this landscape by creative invention, social innovation and scientific intervention is there to be explored.

Linked activity exploring the Art in the age of pervasive data theme is being led by FutureEverything and its OpenData Cities project

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) will produce an online and print on demand paper and gallery issue edited by FutureEverthing, as well as host curated images and videos online.

The FutureEverything editorial group consists of Karen Gaskill, Drew Hemment, Michelle Hirschhorn, Michelle Kasprzak, Julian Tait, Kate Taylor.
Proposals to: lea@futureeverything.org info@leoalmanac.org

a)    Subject heading: Art in the age of pervasive data
b)    500 hundred word abstract for articles
c)    2 images at 72 dpi resolution no larger than 800 pixels width for artists
d)    Links to previous work, videos or personal sites

Our publication formats allow for full-color throughout and we encourage rich pictorial content where relevant and possible.  Note however that all material submitted must be copyright cleared (or due diligence must be evidenced).  For online publication a wide variety of media content may be considered (animation, mp3, flash, java, etc…)

•    For scholarly papers please submit the final paper ready for peer review to the FutureEverything editorial group.  Your contribution will be reviewed by at least two members of the LEA board and revisions may be requested subject to review.
•    For themed and pictorial essays please submit an abstract or outline for editorial consideration and further discussion.
•    Please keep your news, announcements and hyperlinks brief and focused – include contact details and a link to an external site where relevant.  We reserve the right to sub-edit your submissions in order to comply with LEA policies and formats.  Where material is time-sensitive please include both embargo and expiry dates.
•    In all cases specify special system considerations where these are necessary (platform, codecs, plug-ins, etc…)

View on LEA website here

For further information or images submission contact: Ozden.Sahin@leoalmanac.org


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