MIX: A Conference Exploring Transmedia Writing & Digital Creativity, 16-18 July 2012, Bath Spa University, UK

www.mix-bathspa.org/

Booking is now open for MIX, the conference in Digital Creativity. For three days in July an international gathering of academics, artists, film makers and writers will meet in the stunning location of Corsham Court to discuss the current developments in digital writing.

The conference will take place at Bath Spa University’s postgraduate centre at Corsham Court from 16th-18th July 2012. Its aim is to bring together practitioners and theorists working with writing in digital media. The purpose is to create a core of research knowledge both practical and theoretical. The conference will present academic papers as well as presentations and workshops by current digital practitioners. There will also be a public exhibition of digital work created for this conference through an open call for artists/writers: www.mix-bathspa.org/liberated-words/liberated-words-call-for-video-narratives-at-mix-conference

The questions we will be addressing are: How can new media be used for serious artistic purposes and how can we create a suitable critical vocabulary for this? What is the relationship between digital writers and the commercial world of ‘gaming’. Who are the audiences for digital writing and how can they be accessed? There will be submissions from those who work in digital media, concrete poetry, text art, poetry and performance, poetry and film, film poems, digital poetics, poetry and art, poetry and music, digital narratives, game writing, intermedia poetry, transmedia writing, language art, visual writing and installations.

The conference will produce a networked book of critical essays, examples of work and also an online forum where the debate can be continued.

Confirmed Key Speakers are:
Mark Amerika: Internationally renowned ‘re-mix’ artist and pioneer of internet art, digital video and experimental literature. Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Kate Pullinger: Acclaimed writer for both print and digital platforms. Reader at De Montfort University and founder of the Transliteracy Research Group.
Tom Konyves: Video poem creator and multi-media writer. Lecturer in screen writing in British Columbia.
Dr. Maria Mencia: Leader of practice led research in language driven new media/art/literature. Senior Lecturer at Kingston University.

There will be an international line up of presenters from the U.S, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy and the UK.

If you would like to attend this conference please complete the booking form on the website: www.mix-bathspa.org/uncategorized/conference-booking-now-open

For further information please contact Lucy English on
Lucy English, Reader in Creative Writing, Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Bath. BA2 9BS