The Faculty of the Humanities at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is pleased to announce a two-day Symposium in New Media,Technology, and the Humanities organized in connection with the Meta.Morf Art +Technology Biennale which is devoted to the technology of outer space and interstellar travel.
Read more here:http://typecraft.org/tc2wiki/Futurescapes
Futurescapes shares the Biennale’s interest in interplanetarity, time, and the cosmic beyond, and in humans who dream, invent, construct, and destroy their way into the future. Specifically, the Symposium will explore new locations and entanglements of the humanities and technology, and offer a place for diverse scholars and educators to showcase their cosmic or future-oriented work across disciplinary boundaries. But, we will also learn new methodologies and interrogate critically how and with what tools humanists and technologists communicate with each other, think big ideas, and make things. Finally, we want Futurescapes to address the ethical, legal, and political implications of such work, and how it bears on the futures of our diverse fields.
On the 14th of March 2016 you can book a room in the Gunnerus library in Kalvskinnet to showcase your project! Contact us in this mail Alexandra.firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions of Abstracts & Proposals
We invite Paper or Mixed-Media Project Abstracts, Proposals for Mini Workshops, and Proposals for Lightning Shorts. Please email them together with 100-word bios stating your academic affiliation and research interests to email@example.com.
Abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent by November 30, 2015. Your presentations/talks should be no longer than 20 minutes and should acknowledge the interdisciplinary character of Futurescapes.
Proposals for Mini Workshops of up to 250 words should be sent by November 15, 2015. Your workshop proposals should introduce specific tools or interdisciplinary methodologies (for instance content and metadata annotation, data visualization/sonification tools, etc.) but also explain what kinds of research or pedagogical projects can be accomplished using these tools. Please be specific about the kinds of resources you will need to run your session.
Proposals for Lightning Shorts of up to 250 wordsshould be sent by November, 30 2015. Your Lightning Shorts micro talk/presentations (5-8 minutes) should introduce novel research, teaching, or digital humanities projects that sit at the intersections of new media, technology, science, and the humanities. PhD and MA students are particularly welcome to showcase their work.
When: March 14-15, 2016 & Where: the Dragvoll Campus, KiT Gallery, The Gunnerus Archives, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.
(Note that the Biennale opens on March 12. If you are interested in attending its opening events, plan to arrive in Trondheim during the weekend.)
Day 1: March 14, 2016
Dragvoll, 9.30-15.00: Plenary talk by Kari Krauss; panel talks, lightning shorts
Gunnerus Library Archive, 16.00-18.00: 3D tour at the MuBil Laboratory led by Alexandra Angeletaki
Day 2: March 15, 2016
Dragvoll, 9.30- 17.00: Plenary talk by Tobias Blanke; training sessions; lightning shorts
KiT Gallery, 19.00: Concluding remarks & Meta.Morf/Futurescapes Farewell Social Mixer. Soundscapes constructed by Frank Ekeberg
More details coming soon.
Organizers, Sponsors, & Partners
Futurescapes is organized by Dorothee Beermann, Professor of Linguistics and Hanna Musiol, Associate Professor of English, in partnership with Kunstakademiet i Trondheim (KiT), Meta.Morf, and Trondheim Electronic Arts Center (TEKS).The event is supported by the Institute for Language and Literature, The Humanities Faculty at NTNU, and NTNU libraries, Gunnerus branch.
Alexandra Angeletaki is a classical archaeologist and has worked as a lecturer in archeology at NTNU since2001. For the last few years she has been involved in innovative dissemination DH projects and has worked with Museology and Digital Learning at NTNU University Library.
She is also responsible for library seminars and academic writing support for students in Kalvskinnet Campus.