Carolyn L Kane on Fri, 14 Sep 2007 20:28:34 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Final Call For Papers: THE SYNTHETIC AESTHETICS OF NEW MEDIA ART

Final Call For Papers:

Presented by The New Media Caucus in Association with the College Art
February 20-23, 2008; Dallas, TX

Panel Chair: Carolyn Kane, PhD Candidate Media, Culture, and
Communication, New York University

Contrary to traditional aesthetic theories that argue for the primacy of
either the subjective and phenomenological, or formal and objective
interpretations of artwork, the aesthetics of electronic media, like the
logic of technical media itself, is thoroughly removed from
anthropomorphic sensibility. One could say that electronic media
aesthetics are marked by technical trauma.

However, much contemporary new media art criticism exemplifies a
hermeneutic approach that seeks to rationalize and transform work into
intelligible *art objects* for canonization and social theories. Is this
approach problematic for the logic of technical media? Can certain
attributes such as color, form, affect, or sound, effectively reconcile
computer based artwork with the subjective and humanistic drives in art

The panel invites papers that address the aesthetics of New Media art in
distinction to previous aesthetic models or media platforms. For instance,
papers suggesting the ways in which color, sound, line, form, symbolism,
affect, anti-aesthetics or ideology may be distinct to new media
aesthetics are all welcomed. Essentially the panel inquires: what do
theoreticians and practitioners address in New Media art, and why? Which
artists and / or commercial work do you think best exemplifies these
issues? Special attention will be given to those abstracts that are
concerned with the use of color in New Media work.

Presenters can propose brief lectures; media or artist presentations of
their own, or other artist's work; discussions; or other acceptable

Due by October 1, 2007:
*Abstracts (max 500 words)
* Paper / Presentation Titles
*Confirmation that presenters will be able to travel to Dallas on February
20-23, 2008
* Current CV and a brief bio.
*Specification of presentation format

Send proposals and / or any question to Carolyn Kane
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