[Air-l] call for proposals- cddc hosting project

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Tue Jun 18 12:49:12 PDT 2002

  *please distribute
The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture <http://www.cddc.vt.edu> 
(CDDC) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute and State University is accepting proposals for hosting 
artistic, critical,  literary and other projects. *

The CDDC has been in operation since 1998, and it publishes hypertext 
journals, hosts digital research archives, and cooperates with many 
international cyberculture organizations.  

As an entirely digital point-of-publication, the CDDC is seeking from 
individuals and groups, proposals of artistic or academic merit for use 
of our server space. The main focus of the CDDC is to explore the new 
communicative potentials of hypertext, hypermedia, and web-centered 
publication. The review processes will be as extensive as those 
experienced in print academic outlets, but it too will be conducted in a 
fully on-line format.

Proposals should be approximately one page in length. They should 
explain the work, and, if possible, provide examples (current urls) of 
the work proposed. We imagine projects by individual digital artists or 
writers, groups of artists, reviewed or curated online display spaces or 
literary journals, and other unique endeavors will take advantage of 
this service, however it is open to nearly any enterprise with artistic 
or educational import as decided by our review committee. On average, 
each project can be allocated a considerable amount of space (i.e. 
around 50 MB, of web addressable server space, though both larger and 
smaller requests will be considered), accessible from an ftp account on 
the CDDC servers.

To propose a publication project, or to get more information, contact 
the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at cddc at vt.edu 
<mailto:cddc at vt.edu>.

Q:How do I get free hosting for my online artistic/literary project at CDDC?
A:You have to submit a proposal first. That proposal then goes through a 
rigorous review process and once it is accepted, then you get free hosting.

Q:Do I have to pay for this?
A:There will be no charge for this service.

Q:Can I pay to have my materials hosted and bypass the process?
A:No, there is no way to bypass the review process and while we accept 
donations, they will have no affect upon the review process.

Q:I have an idea for a project, but the project is not finished,should I 
submit a proposal?
A:We would strongly prefer proposals about completed projects, but will 
entertain proposals about projects under construction. Projects not yet 
started are unlikely to make it through the review process.

Q:Can I put ads or other profit making tools in my area in cddc?
A: No, but it is conceivable that one could use these in a form of 
artistic expression, and that would be something that would go through 
the review process.

Q:Will the CDDC attempt to make profit off of my work, by placing ads, etc.?

Q:Do you provide DNS resolution?
A:We are looking into it, but we know of several free services that can 
resolve to our servers and do provide virtual hosting on those servers 
as long as some mention of CDDC support is made on the front page or a 
sponsors page.

Q:I represent a group of artists and we would like to create a site and 
review the work that we want on that site, could that be hosted on CDDC?
A:Yes, we are happy to provide this service to a group of people 
maintaining on ongoing or permanent exhibition space. However, we would 
suggest a slightly larger proposal 2-3 pages that includes URL's to the 
types of work that your group supports and would include. This proposal 
will then be reviewed and if it is accepted, your group will be
given a space.


cddc at vt.edu <mailto:cddc at vt.edu>

p.s. thanks to trace (http://trace.ntu.ac.uk) for keeping a copy of the 
old cfp, it was quicker finding their copy than finding my older copy

jeremy hunsinger		http://www.cddc.vt.edu/jeremy
cddc/political science		http://www.cddc.vt.edu
526 major williams hall 0130	http://www.dromocracy.com
virginia tech			-under construction
blacksburg, va 24061
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