[Air-L] CFP: "Revise: The Art and Science of Contemporary Remix Culture" 2-3 December 2010

Katie Freund kmf077 at uow.edu.au
Wed Feb 17 16:45:58 PST 2010

Call for Papers

Revise: The Art and Science of Contemporary Remix Culture

Dec 2-3, 2010 
University of Wollongong <http://uow.edu.au/> , Wollongong, Australia

In a media saturated environment, questions about authoriality and the
ownership of cultural content have come to be increasingly urgent. A number
of recent, high profile legal cases have highlighted the difficulties
involved in adjudicating between different models of ownership and of
cultural production. Furthermore, online environments render local, fannish,
and 'amateur' forms of cultural production (frequently drawing on 'Big
Content') increasingly visible - sometimes to the apparent detriment of
these forms of vernacular creativity.

Across audio, televisual, cinematic, textual, and other forms, proprietary
models of cultural production face challenges in managing, controlling, and
monetising content tailored for a mass audience. It is paradoxical that a
measure of success for such content is the extent to which it is - often
almost immediately - adapted and re-used by vernacular cultures. Conversely,
interventions by fans and other niche cultural producers are often
understood on the one hand to be forms of innovative appropriation and
interventions in the flow of cultural goods, and on the other to be products
of unpaid labour, raising the value of material that is already ubiquitous
in an attention economy sense.

This event aims to bring together researchers whose work investigates
aspects of remixing, alongside practitioners working in remix cultures, for
an interdisciplinary and collaborative conference. We are also soliciting
curated art and video works in addition to presentations by remix
practitioners and academic papers.

Call for papers
Abstracts of 200-250 words should be sent to revise2010 at gmail.com
<mailto:%20revise2010 at gmail.com>  by 15 April, 2010. Please include your
full name (and/or artist/fan name), email address, and institutional
affiliation (if applicable) along with the abstract. In addition to formal
academic papers, we also welcome roundtable or panel discussion suggestions,
and/or presentations by remix practitioners on their art or style. Curated
artwork exhibits and live performance submissions are also welcomed. The
following is a list of possible themes, but it by no means exhaustive.

*	Interrogating the boundaries of remix: when did remix 'start'? What
of homage, pastiche, and the cover version? How are the boundaries between
reference and appropriation established, and to what ends?
*	'Reading' remixes: the semiotics of citation.
*	Literary allusion and remix in poetry: erasure and found poetry.
*	The artistic tradition of readymades.
*	Remix, originality, and creative process.
*	The ethics of appropriation.
*	Music remix: plunderphonics, DJ culture, hip-hop, electronic dance
music sampling cultures and aesthetics.
*	Intertextuality and ekphrasis: elements of one medium surfacing in
*	Remix offline and on: from dancefloors to netlabels and YouTube;
remix and the networked archive.
*	Remixing in time: repetition and variation of source material; remix
and the reconstitution of the past.
*	Histories of remix.
*	Fanfiction, slash and textual innovation.
*	Video: fan vidding, trailer mashups, anime music videos, machinima.
*	Remix and 'the canon': from JXL's A Little Less Conversation to
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
*	Open source as remix.
*	Visual art - digital media remix art, appropriation, combining
existing content
*	Practices of appropriation and engagement with copyright, fair use
and other intellectual property doctrines.
*	The aesthetics and interactions of remix communities of practice.
*	Remix economics and anti-economics.
*	The role of industry in remix.

For more information, please email revise2010 at gmail.com
<mailto:%20revise2010 at gmail.com>  or see http://revise2010.blogspot.com
<http://revise2010.blogspot.com/> .





Katharina Freund

PhD Candidate

University of Wollongong


Email: kmf077 at uow.edu.au

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