CFP: Works-in-Progress (WIP) workshop series: Call for Proposals
Organized by: Patrick Brodie, Viviane Saglier, and Patrick Brian Smith
GEM Lab / https://www.globalemergentmedia.com/
proposals due: October 16, 2017
first workshop: November 9, 2017
Works-in-Progress (WIP) is a new workshop series at the Global Emergent Media Lab starting in the Fall of 2017. The workshop is meant to showcase new and developing projects by the Fine Arts graduate community (and beyond), creating a space for interdisciplinary critique and feedback. Encouraging the engagement of workshop participants, the emphasis will be on research methodologies and future directions. We aim to create a space for alternative methodologies and practices, investigating research trends in the humanities such as visual anthropology, digital ethnography, field recording and sound experiments, approaches to information technologies, and other on the ground research practices. Workshops will be structured according to the necessities of the project. Workshop leaders will be invited to pre-circulate reading materials and introduce multimedia aspects of their projects to accompany their presentations. However, other forms of workshop organization are welcome in order to fulfill the mandate of in-progress, emergent research.
The first workshop will take place on Thursday November 9th in the GEM Lab (FB 630.15), and will feature a multimedia project by Patrick Brodie and Patrick Brian Smith on the Shannon Free Zone in the Republic of Ireland. Established in 1959 to attract foreign and regional investment, the Shannon Free Zone is claimed to be the world’s first Free Trade Zone. Driven by a motivation to document and visualise financialised spaces like the Shannon Free Zone, Brodie and Smith embarked on a multimedia project aiming to “cognitively map” the abstract flows of capital through the Shannon area. By visualizing the spatial machinations of finance capital, they hope to confront its invisible circulations by focusing on its material infrastructures and conditions of labour. The presentation will introduce the theory and practice behind the project, and will screen uncut footage from the research trip conducted in the summer of 2017, partially funded by the GEM Lab.
WIP will be accepting proposals for the Fall term until October 16th, and another call will be put out for the Winter semester in December. Proposals for the Winter term are also welcome on a rolling basis. We are aiming to have a second workshop this Fall and three in the Winter. Proposals should include the names of the researchers, affiliation, a brief description of the project (250-350 words), and a short outline of the intended presentation format. Please submit proposals to Patrick Brodie (firstname.lastname@example.org), Viviane Saglier (email@example.com) and Patrick Brian Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).