[Air-L] Remix Cinema Workshop (Oxford Internet Institute): call for abstracts

Daniel Villar Onrubia daniel.villaronrubia at oii.ox.ac.uk
Thu Dec 16 04:46:59 PST 2010

Deadline for abstracts: January 7, 2011. Apologies for cross-posting.

*Remix Cinema Workshop
March 24-25th 2011; Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford, UK).*

The Remix Cinema workshop is organised by the Oxford Internet Institute,
(University of Oxford, UK) in collaboration with UNIA Prácticas y Culturas
Digitales (Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, ES), and is funded by the
UK's Art and Humanities Research Council's (AHRC) Beyond Text programme.

Website: www.remixcinema.org

In August 2010, the remix movie *Star Wars Uncut<http://www.starwarsuncut.com/>
* was the first user-generated production to win an Emmy Award. Other online
platforms such as Wreckamovie.com <http://wreckamovie.com/> enable online
communities to form for independent and open source film making, harnessing
distributed forms of collaborative co-creation rather than relying on
traditional organisational structures. Cloud-based editing suites have begun
appearing: Stroome.com <http://www.stroome.com/> was launched in April 2010
by USC Annenberg with the tag-line “mix it up. mash it out”. Digitalised
photos, videos, and sound, easily accessible through popular websites,
constitute a diverse online repository of content that is being used for
artistic remix purposes. Recently, the Electronic Frontier Foundation won a
court case <http://www.eff.org/press/archives/2010/07/26> giving exemptions
from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anticircumvention
provisions to amateur remix video artists sharing their works on e.g.
YouTube. VJ’s and live cinema artists (e.g. Dj
Eclectic Method <http://www.eclecticmethod.net/> or SOLU<http://www.solu.org/>)
have permeated multiple cultural settings, ranging from mainstream contexts
of entertainment to museums and other spaces devoted to the
institutionalisation of art practices.

The examples outlined are just a few fitting under the umbrella term of
“Remix Cinema”, and point to ways in which networked devices and resources
are facilitating new artistic audiovisual practices and cultures. The
concept of ‘remix’ describes a broad set of social and cultural practices
centred around the fragmentation and re-ordering of already existing and new
content, whether text, sound or images. This 2-day multi-disciplinary
workshop focuses on these diverse creative practices, particularly in the
context of the contemporary socio-technical media environment. It brings
together people interested in understanding and shaping remix cinema:
doctoral students, established scholars, practising artists, and anyone else
interested in addressing themes related to questions including:

   - How is the contemporary media-scape influencing artistic audio-visual
   - What can we learn from the changing practices in remix cinema?
   - How are new models of economic support (e.g. crowdfunding) changing
   productions of cultural objects?
   - What methodological and theoretical challenges arise in empirical
   studies on remix cinema, and how do we overcome these?

Call for presentations & papers

The workshop committee welcomes proposals on any social, critical, cultural,
aesthetic, political, technical, economic or legal aspects of remix cinema
practices, cultures and works. We particularly welcome contributions that
report on empirical studies and adopt innovative methodological approaches.
Each presentation should last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Participants may
present finished studies or works-in-progress, as the workshop also serves
as a forum for gaining valuable feedback and exchanging ideas. All proposals
will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the workshop’s academic
committee (Oxford Internet Institute faculty).

Presenters are invited to submit full papers which will be eligible for
review and possible inclusion in a subsequent ISBN publication on remix

   - Abstract deadline: *January 7*, 2011; 500 words to be submitted
   * (new window).
   - Notification of acceptance of abstracts: January 28, 2011.
   - Registration deadline: *February 4*,  2011.
   - Full papers (optional) submission deadline: March 7, 2011 (4000-6000
   - Presentation materials submission deadline: March 15, 2011.


Daniel Villar Onrubia

Doctoral Student at
Oxford Internet Institute. University of Oxford
daniel.villaronrubia at oii.ox.ac.uk | http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk

Board Member at
Espacio-Red de Prácticas y Culturas Digitales.
Universidad Internacional de Andalucía
d.villar at pcd.unia.es | http://pcd.unia.es

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