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CFP (Media-N): Art & Labor in the Amazon Economy. Deadline: May 1, 2019

Subject: CFP: Special issue of Media-N: Art & Labor in the Amazon Economy

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus

Special Thematic Issue: “Humans Are Underrated: Art & Labor in the Amazon Economy”

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus, invites submissions for a special themed issue on the changing status of art and labor in the digital age. The issue borrows its title from a best-selling managerial tract, Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will, which instructs companies on how to prioritize and reward undervalued forms of human labor as an effective business strategy in an age of increasing automation. Such “underrated” labor forms include storytelling, improvisation, spontaneity, critical and aesthetic judgment, creativity, empathy, authenticity, sincerity, attention, intimacy, care, cheer, and humor. Often referred to as “soft skills,” these “human” capacities are also (and not coincidentally) typically associated with artistic production. By engaging in these activities and behaviors, human workers generate forms of surplus value more effectively and convincingly than their machine counterparts—at least, for the time being. But inasmuch as the notion that “humans are underrated” responds to the substitution of human workers by computerized systems, the underlying question of what will constitute exclusively “human” labor in an increasingly automated future remains in flux.

Spearheading this transformation in the meaning and value of work are major tech corporations like Amazon, which currently ranks second to Walmart as the largest U.S.-based corporate employer in the world. Amazon’s worker base extends beyond its warehouses and corporate offices, and includes employees of subsidiary companies like Whole Foods, the thousands recruited to run its new HQ2 (locations now TBD), and legions more part-time workers who perform deliveries for services like Prime Now. Even more dispersed, and much less visible, are those employed via Amazon’s global microlabor platform Mechanical Turk, described as “an on-demand, scalable, human workforce to complete jobs that humans can do better than computers.” Essentially, mTurk is a marketplace that enables anyone to become a “requester” in order to advertise “Human Intelligence Tasks” (HITs), typically simple assignments like filling out surveys, analyzing receipts, performing online research, transcribing audio or writing captions. The vast majority of these micro-tasks take less than a minute to complete and pay around five to ten cents. While most HITs are used for the purposes of marketing and industry research, in the aggregate, these tasks contribute to the longer-term goal of improving algorithms so that computers can be “trained” to behave more like human beings.

Much criticism has been leveled against Amazon’s workplace culture, from the unsafe conditions, long shifts, and low wages at its warehouses, to the notoriously cutthroat culture of its corporate offices. However, the labor performed by its global workforce of mTurkers remains largely invisible and behind-the-scenes. As a result, the impact of companies like Amazon on the future of human labor, not just in the U.S. but world-wide, has yet to be fully grasped.

This special issue of Media-N seeks submissions that examine the role of art, and specifically new media art, in addressing the ongoing transformation of human labor in an economy dominated by corporate tech behemoths like Amazon, and by extension, how this transformation impacts the meaning and significance of artistic labor. We seek contributions from scholars, critics, artists, designers, scientists, media-makers, and interdisciplinary researchers from across the humanities and sciences who are interested in the relation between digital media and human labor. Individual and collaborative submissions are welcome.

Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus (ISSN: 1942-017X) is a scholarly, invitational, and double blind peer-reviewed journal. The journal provides a forum for scholarly research, artworks and projects, and is open to submissions in the form of papers, reports, and reviews of exhibitions and books on new media art. Media-N is an English language journal, and all submissions must be received in English adhering to the standards set by the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

TIMELINE:
May 1, 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts.
May 15, 2019: Notification of accepted proposals and invitation to submit paper.
July 30, 2019: Projected deadline for submission of final papers.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES:
Please send your proposal by email with the following information combined into a single document:
-Proposal Title, and a 300-500 word abstract, plus 1-2 images if desired.
-Please include your name, email, and title/affiliation on abstract.
-A condensed CV (no longer than 3 pages).
NOTE: Materials should be submitted in English, as a Word document or PDF.
File should not exceed 5MB.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:
Johanna Gosse, Executive Editor: johannagosse@gmail.com
Carrie Ida Edinger, Managing Editor: edingercarrie10@gmail.com

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Special issue of Media-N: Art & Labor in the Amazon Economy. In: ArtHist.net, Apr 9, 2019. <https://arthist.net/archive/20580>.

AC/E Digital Culture Annual Report for Download

Interested in digital trends in the arts? 3D-Printing? Neuroscience
applied to technology? Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and
Big Data applied to culture, and the use of digital technology in music. Then download Acción Cultural Española’s fourth edition of the AC/E Digital Culture Annual Report.  It follows an editorial policy of familiarising professionals of the culture sector with the main digital trends they need to be aware of over the coming years.

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Arte Laguna Prize. Deadline: Nov. 16, 2016

OPEN CALL FOR THE 11th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE
international art award | free theme | open to all
The Arte Laguna Prize is an international free-themed art competition aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. It includes the categories: Painting, Sculpture and Installation, Photographic Art, Video Art and Performance, Virtual Art and Digital Graphics, Land Art.
The contest stands out in the global art scene for the growing variety of its partnerships and opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real springboard for the artists’ career.
An international jury will select 125 finalist artists for:
6 cash prizes of € 42,000
a major Exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice
5 exhibitions in international Art Galleries
5 collaborations with Companies
Prize Sustainability and Art
9 Art Residencies
3 International Festivals
publication of the catalogue
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ENROLLMENT >>

 

WHAT THE ARTISTS WIN

 

Prize money

7.000,00 Painting

7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation

7.000,00 Photographic Art

7.000,00 Video Art and Performance

7.000,00 Virtual Art and Digital Graphics

7.000,00 Land Art

 

5 Artist in Gallery Prizes

Organization of 5 exhibitions in international Art Galleries, including setting up, vernissage and catalogue

Salamatina Gallery, Atlanta USA

Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany

Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto Portugal

ART re.FLEX Gallery, Saint Petersburg Russia

Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel

 

 

 

9 Artist in Residence Prizes

Art Residency program in Italy and abroad aimed at providing a space and time to experience a new culture, create new works and participate in new activities in a multicultural environment.

 

GLO’ART, Lanaken Belgium

Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India

Taipei Artist Village, Taipei Taiwan

Berengo Foundation, Murano Italy

Espronceda, Barcelona Spain

Artistic Foundry Salvadori Arte, Pistoia Italy

Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice Italy

San Francisco Art Residency, San Francisco USA

The Art Department – Casa dell’Arte International Artists’ Residency, Bodrum Turkey

 

 

5 Business for Art Prizes

Selection of 5 creative projects for the collaboration with 5 companies

Deglupta: € 5,000 and design for a new collection of bags and accessories

Rima Sofa & Beds: € 5,000 and creation of promotional videos, images for advertising campaigns and designs for soft furniture

Papillover Art Collection: € 1,000 and new designs for a limited edition of bow ties

Eurosystem: € 5,000 and making of a video enhancing the art-technology relationship

Biafarin: 10 Gold Membership Packages + US$ 4,000 to 4 selected artists (US$ 1,000 each)

 

NEW! Special Prize Sustainability and Art

Selection of 1 creative project including design, photography, video art and performance, etc. which enhances paper/cardboard and cellulose packaging as part of the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).
Prize of 3,000 euro for the winning project.

 

3 Festivals & Exhibitions

Selection of 12 artists for the participation in collective events in a network where artists, visibility, and new projects meet.

Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia

Art Nova 100, Beijing China

Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy

 

SPECIAL VENUE FOR THE FINALISTS EXHIBITION

The major collective exhibition will take place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2017, a reference point in the art world.

The prestigious venue in the lagoon city will host the exhibition of 30 works of painting, 30 sculptures and installations, 30 works of photographic art, 10 videos, 10 land art projects, 5 performances which will be performed live during the exhibition’s opening ceremony.

 

DEDICATED VENUE FOR VIRTUAL ART & DIGITAL GRAPHICS

The 10 finalists from virtual art and digital graphics will be on view at the Future Centre, the Venice home of TIM, an incubator for developing new business opportunities for telecommunications and new technologies.

 

WHO’S SELECTING

The selection of the artworks will be made by an international jury composed of high level experts:

  • Museum directors
  • Curators
  • Art critics

CURATOR AND HEAD OF JURY

Igor Zanti (Italy, Curator and Art Critic)
THE JURY

Flavio Arensi (Italy, Art Critic)

Manuel Borja-Villel (Spain, Director of National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid)

Tamara Chalabi (Iraq, Chair and Co-Founder of Ruya Foundation)

Paolo Colombo (Italy, Art Advisor for the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art)

Suad Garayeva (Azerbaijan, Curatorial Director of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre’s exhibitions and permanent collection)

Ilaria Gianni (Italy, Curator and Art Critic)

Nav Haq (Belgium, Senior Curator at M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp)

Emanuele Montibeller (Italy, Artistic Director of Arte Sella in Trentino)

Fatos Ustek (United Kingdom, Independent Curator and Writer)

Alma Zevi (Italy, Curator and Writer)

 

 

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Video and animation art call, Toronto. Deadline: April 1, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The concept of materiality is in question. Digital media, once thought by artists and scholars alike to be fundamentally intangible, has been demonstrated in recent years to have very real effects on the physical world. The transformation of data into engaging, interactive formats (online gaming, mobile software, networked art) has shown that digital media distributed across networks has the power to educate, to connect, to visualize a politic and produce emotional response. This [Inter}web of relations functions mimics key properties of another technological achievement: textiles. Ironically, one of the human race’s oldest technologies serves as the perfect metaphor for its latest inventions. And, as the digital age marches on, artists and industry alike must consider the possibility of ‘digital textiles’. What terms will define the digital textile? Is a digital textile purely light and numbers, or is it hybrid—straddling virtual and physical space? What does the evolution of textiles from analog to digital media imply or reveal about the narrative of human progress?

Subtle Technologies seeks submissions of video art and animation that explore or expand the definition of the digital textile and speculate its future. Selected videos will be presented in the program Cloaked In Code and will be screened in Toronto on May 13th, 2016 during Future Proof, a wearable technology fashion show as part of the 19th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival.

Selected applicants will gain critical exposure to influential Canadian makers and thinkers as well as leaders in the Toronto fashion and wearable technology communities. The Cloaked In Code program will also be accessible to an international audience, hosted on the Subtle Technologies website from May through August, 2016.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To apply download and complete the Cloaked In Code application form.

You may submit up to 5 hyperlinks to videos or animations for consideration. Please enclose any necessary information for password-protected files.

•    Along with your application form, please submit the following:
•    Artist statement, précis or summary of research interests (250-500 words)
•    A recent bio
•    An up-to-date C.V.

Deadline: Friday April 1st, 2016

Selections will be announced and applicants notified on Monday, April 18th, 2016.