Call for participation: ISEA2016 Hong Kong Cultural R>evolution – first deadline 15 October 2015

22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art
ISEA2016 Hong Kong Cultural R>evolution
May/16–22/2016

Please visit http://www.isea2016.info for full version of this call.

Electronic media exemplifies the dual meaning of revolution: to always create new while returning to the old. In this dynamic, where multiple centers and margins compete for attention, and borders to be transgressed are shifting, paradigms and practices must be replaced, repackaged and re-appropriated to keep up with the parallel evolutions in art, creativity, culture, society, and politics.

We invite full and short papers, panel and roundtable discussions, posters, artist talks / work-in-progress presentations, proposals for artworks (including concerts and performances) and events in public space responding to the above main theme of the symposium and/or to one or more of the subthemes described below. We also invite proposals for workshops/tutorials, institutional presentations, applications for KAF x FUSE ISEA2016HK Residency Program, and, proposals for OPEN SKY GALLERY ISEA2016 Hong Kong Project for ICC.

## TOPICS OF ISEA2016 HONG KONG ##

D.I.Y. Ontologies & (De)institutionalization
Game Over – Play Again Y/N
The Animal and the Technological: Para/Post-Human Paradoxes
Massless: Liquid E-Occupy
Code, Language, Network, Politics
Noise Contra Signal
Crypto-Finance
Techno-sex
New Media and Cultural Heritage

Please refer to symposium website at http://www.isea2016.info for more information on the topics.

## IMPORTANT DATES ##

20 September 2015 – Deadline for KAF x FUSE ISEA2016HK Residency Program applications
15 October 2015 – Early Bird submission deadline for artworks
15 November 2015 – Notifications of acceptance for Early Bird artworks
30 November 2015 – Deadline for artwork proposals, full and short papers, panel proposals, abstracts of posters/demonstrations, and, proposals for workshops and tutorials
30 November 2015 – Deadline for OPEN SKY GALLERY ISEA2016 Hong Kong Project for ICC
December 2015 – Notifications of acceptance for proposals for workshops and tutorials
January 2016 – Notification of acceptance for artworks, full and short papers, panel proposals and posters/demonstrations
February 2016 – Deadline for artist talk / work-in-progress presentations, and Institutional Presentations
March 2016 – Notifications of acceptance for artist talks / work-in-progress presentations and Institutional Presentations
March 2016 – Deadline for camera-ready versions of all materials to be included in proceedings (full and short papers, panel abstracts, and poster/demonstration abstracts)
May 2016 – Publication of ISEA2016 Hong Kong Proceedings 16-22 May 2016 – ISEA2016 Hong Kong Cultural R>evolution

Please refer to symposium website for the most updated timeline.

## HOW TO SUBMIT ##

We request that all submissions follow the citation style specified in ISEA2016HK Editorial Standards and are formatted according to the ISEA2016HK submission template, both available on the symposium website. Please submit online by following the instructions at at the ISEA2016 online submission accessible from the symposium website.

## ABOUT PEER REVIEW AT ISEA2016 HONG KONG ##

Full and short paper submissions and panel and roundtable discussions will be double blind peer reviewed by members of International Programme Committee (IPC). Chairs make the final decisions of acceptance/rejection based on IPC’s recommendations. Full and short papers, abstracts of panels and roundtable discussions will be published in the Proceedings. Proposals for artworks for the juried exhibition will be single-blind peer reviewed (i.e. reviewers know the identity of the artist, but artist does not know the identity of the reviewer) by jury comprising of members of International Programme Committee (IPC) and organizing committee members. Workshops/Tutorials, and Artist Talks / Work-in-Progress Presentations will be selected by appropriate chairs based on their quality and relevance to the Symposium. Institutional presentations are selected, based on their relevance to the ISEA mission, by the organizing committee members. Names of organizing committee and IPC members will be published on the Symposium website.

## SUBMISSION FORMATS ##

We invite submissions in a number of different categories. Please note the different deadlines and requirements for submissions in different categories.

Full papers with oral presentations, peer-reviewed
Short papers with oral presentations, peer-reviewed
Panel discussions, peer-reviewed
Posters / demonstrations
Artist talks / work-in-progress presentations
Artworks for the juried exhibition, peer-reviewed
Workshops and Tutorials
Institutional Presentations
Events in Public Space

## CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: KAF x FUSE ISEA2016HK Residency Program ##

ISEA2016HK in partnership with K-11 Art Foundation (KAF) will host a number of artists-in-residence, to create works addressing the themes of ISEA2016HK, at KAF studios in Wuhan, China, during the period Oct 15th 2015 – May 15th 2016. KAF Studios in Wuhan will provide residency and art production support to the selected artists. Duration of each residency is 2 to 6 weeks dependent on the proposed project’s complexity. All forms and media are open for consideration. Exhibition of art created in the residency will occur in Hong Kong during ISEA2016HK, and an award will be announced for best artwork at the exhibition opening. For more information and application details please refer to the symposium website or email the KAF x FUSE ISEA2016HK Residency Program coordinators at .

## CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: OPEN SKY GALLERY ISEA2016 Hong Kong
Project for ICC ##

ISEA2016 Hong Kong in partnership with the OPEN SKY PROJECT – a joint effort of City University of Hong Kong School of Creative Media and International Commerce Centre (Sun Hung Kai Properties) – offers an opportunity to artists to present 77 000 sqm video projects on an urban media screen on the facade of the highest tower in Hong Kong: the ICC (484m). This screen can be seen simultaneously by more than 1 000 000 people. Synchronized sound, artist statements, and other info will be displayed through a mobile app. For more information and application details please refer to the website www.isea2016.info or email the Open Sky Project coordinators at .

## ISEA2016 HONG KONG IS CO-ORGANISED BY: ##

City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design
Videotage
Microwave Festival

## QUESTIONS ##

Please refer to the symposium website at www.isea2016.info for up-to-date contact information.

## SPONSORED BY ##

ISEA2016 Hong Kong ?? is sponsored by the Croucher Foundation.

## ABOUT ISEA ##

Founded in the Netherlands in 1990, ISEA International (formerly Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) is an international non-profit organisation fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology. The main activity of ISEA International is the annual International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA). In an important move for ISEA, an agreement with University of Brighton to establish an ISEA Headquarters was signed in July 2009. ISEA HQ provides an administrative, academic and creative base for ISEA and develops a fruitful partnership with a leading research University. The symposia began in 1988.