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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>.

Open Call for SuperMassiveBlackHole Photo Magazine. Deadline: Mar 1, 2014

Established in 2009 by Barry W Hughes, SuperMassiveBlackHole is dedicated to contemporary photography and the photographic imagery resulting from the time-based processes found in many interdisciplinary art practices today. It is available to download for free as a PDF three times a year.

OPEN CALL: ISSUE 16 Accident & Emergency

DEADLINE: 1st March 2014

Images

Send 3-5 images from a single body of work. 300 dpi and at least 1200 pixels on widest side. Saved as RGB, Jpg (do not optimize).

Statement

All images and projects should be accompanied by a statement relevant to the specific submission. No more than 400 words long contained within email body along with a Bio (200 words max).

Writing

We are also interested in any writing on photographic practices or subjects, reviews of an exhibition, book or website. Submissions should not exceed 1000 words, and emailed along with a Bio (200 words max).

Remember

Please LABEL your images with the correct TITLES (images with no titles will be labelled ‘untitled’) and include a website address if you have one, as well as your country of residence.

Due to the high volume of submissions we can only notify successful candidates of publication. Do not send portfolios.

Blog

If you want your work featured on our blog just send a link in an email to your project on your personal website.

For photobook submissions we only review individual books sent to us.

Send all submissions and contributions to: smbhmag@gmail.com

Web: http://www.smbhmag.com/submissions/

Noorderlicht Photofestival Submissions. EXTENDED Deadline: Apr. 27, 2014

Deadline extended

Noorderlicht received recently the demand of many photographers for some more time for submitting material for An Ocean of Possibilities, the theme of the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2014. Noorderlicht and the Singapore International Photo Festival have therefore decided to extend their joint call with 4 weeks.
Your subsmission can be sent through 27 April, 2014.
Please visit our website for the theme text and the entry guidelines

Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2014 theme: An Ocean of Possibilities

Call for submissions!

Noorderlicht 2014 focuses on restless spirits. In a contemporary parallel to the vision of the Frisian author Jan Slauerhoff, the main exhibition looks at people around the world who want to think ‘outside the box’ and who, dissatisfied with the status quo, set out in search of alternatives. The exhibition will be presented simultaneously in the Fries Museum during the Noorderlicht 2014 International Photofestival and by the Singapore International Photofestival 2014.

Alternatives: for the established politics that has taken root at all levels of the society, for a global economy that is dominated by multinational companies and short-term profits, for traditions and religions that set out limits on what is permissible, for the ubiquitous tourist industry that offers us exotic adventures choreographed down to the last detail. These well-worn paths are at the same time barriers; overcoming them on a broad scale will require a social transformation, the beginnings of which are perceptible today at many levels.

An Ocean of Possibilities turns the spotlight on people who plot their own course. They may be individuals, small communities, businesses that think in terms of sustainability, or social enterprises. Whatever their form, they set out to realize a better future, not only for themselves but also for others, even if that means an uncertain outlook.

The subjects cited above – challenges in the fields of politics, economics, tradition, travel – are possible starting points for the photo series to be shown, although other points of departure are also welcome.

Jan Slauerhoff (1898 – 1936) is the best-known writer to come from the province of Friesland. He refused to accept the narrow minded bourgeois lifestyle, the status quo of his time, and opted for a restless, wandering life. As a ship’s doctor he roamed the oceans, visiting many countries in Asia (including ‘sweltering Singapore’), South America and Africa. Was his quest for a place where he felt at home in vain? His spirit never came to rest. In the end, he wrote: ‘I am at home only in my poems.’

An Ocean of Possibilities is being jointly curated by Noorderlicht and SIPF. We are seeking to present photographers from every continent. Submissions and suggestions of photographers and curators are welcome. These can be sent to the curator Wim Melis, via ftp (see website for details) or by email to pandora@noorderlicht.com, starting from the third week of January 2014 through March 30, 2014

For Submission guidelines, click here.

Please note! Due to the special collaboration with the Singapore International Photo Festival, we ask a contribution of 20 Euros per entry. Please keep an eye on our website for the procedure, it will be announced mid-January 2014.

Correspondence regarding the theme can be sent directly to the curator Wim Melis, at his email address: wim@noorderlicht.com.

Call for Submissions: European Master of Fine Art Photography. Deadline: Feb 25, 2013

Apply to participate in the European Master of Fine Art Photography.

This is a unique opportunity to work and study in a multicultural setting, under the supervision of world-renowned photographers, curators and artists, such as Martin Parr, Elger Esser, Joan Fontcuberta, Simon Roberts, Andreas Mueller-Pohle, Alejandro Castellote amongst others, who encourage students to develop their individual vision in a creative and collaborative environment.

The IED Master is located in Madrid, a city that not only is a model of avant-garde culture, but also hosts two of the largest annual cultural events in Spain: ARCO and PHotoEspana. Dynamic, multicultural and hospitable, the city’s natural openness adds strength to what it already represents; a welcoming environment that merges education, culture and entertainment, making it the perfect meeting point for exchanging ideas.

To apply please send your portfolio to info@madrid.ied.es. The course director, Moritz Neumüller will invite you to a personal interview should your portfolio be accepted. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your work seen by an expert in the field and to receive valuable feedback on your portfolio.

The course will be bilingual (Spanish & English) and will run from April 2013 to March 2014.

Deadline for application is 25 February 2013.

For further information on how to apply to the programme please visit http://europeanmasterphotography.iednetwork.com/portfolio/european-master-of-fine-art-photography/#submit . Here you can also have a look at students’ work and find out more about lecturers.

Have a look at the Portfolios of past students in the PDF of the Catalog of the 2011/12 edition of the Master program.

Short bio of the Course Director:
Moritz Neumüller is a curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He has worked for several art institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, PhotoEspaña in Madrid and LOOP in Barcelona. Moritz Neumüller is currently working as Festival Curator at PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin, and running The Curator Ship, a platform that provides useful information for visual artists.

Call for submissions: Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne. Deadline: March 20, 2013.

Artists, artist groups, theorists, curators and other cultural producers are welcome to submit to Academy of the Arts of the World

Application deadline: March 20, 2013

The Academy of the Arts of the World is a unique, Cologne-based institution founded in 2012 with the aim of fostering inter- and transcultural dialogue between the arts.

As a dynamic and interdisciplinary, albeit non-curricular platform, the Academy engages with issues of contemporary global culture and politics such as the trans-border movement of people, aesthetic responsibility, hospitality, non-Western, pre-modern art, concepts and practices. Bridging local and global perspectives, the Academy sets out to initiate critical debate and to create spaces of possibility for diverse aesthetic communities.

The Academy is constituted by an assembly of visual artists, musicians, choreographers, theatre directors, filmmakers, writers, curators and other cultural producers from different artistic backgrounds and geographical locations. Current members of the Academy include Ekaterina Degot, Madhusree Dutta, Galit Eilat, Monika Gintersdorfer, Tom Holert, Liza Lim, Faustin Linyekula, Tienchi Martin-Liao, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lemi Ponifasio, Walid Raad, Ali Samadi Ahadi, Terre Thaemlitz, Rosemarie Trockel, Stefan Weidner, Liao Yiwu, and Tom Zé.

An important part of the Academy’s mission is providing grants to projects by individuals or groups. This is the second call for applications issued by the Academy—the deadline of which is March 20, 2013.

Submissions
– Local and international artists, artist groups, theorists, curators and cultural producers are invited to submit a project.
– Institutional initiatives are also encouraged to submit proposals, bearing in mind that the Academy only supports art production costs.
– The submitted project should address issues consistent with the Academy’s profile (e.g. inter-/transcultural issues, migration, nomadic practises, hospitality, responsibility, non-Western and pre-modern art, concepts and practices).
– The project must be presented or produced in Cologne.
– The deadline for application submission is March 20, 2013.
– The submitted project should be realised by December 2014.
– The average grant awarded is EUR 20 000, the maximum grant awarded being EUR 40 000.

Jury
The jury consists of members of the Academy of the Arts of the World. The jury will award grants to around ten projects on the basis of the applications received.

The application submission should include the following:
– A project synopsis, including a short project motivation (no more than 500 words).
– A longer description of the project’s thematic conception (no more than 1 500 words).
– A list and short narrative biographies of each main participant.
– Support material such as work samples or media files (max. 25 MB) may be submitted.
– A budget that also lists the applicant’s own contribution and all additional funding by third parties.
– Timeline of research, pre-production and production.
– All applications should be in English.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the following email address (attachments size up to 25 MB): pm@academycologne.org

For additional materials requiring postage, please use the following addresses:
Attention! The Academy is moving to a new location!

Posted to arrive before February 15th, 2013:
Akademie der Künste der Welt/Köln, gGmbH
Keyword: Application
c/o Stadt Köln, Dezernat für Kunst und Kultur
Richartzstraße 2 – 4
D-50667 Cologne
Germany

Posted to arrive after February 15th, 2013:
Akademie der Künste der Welt/Köln, gGmbH
Keyword: Application
Im Mediapark 7
D-50670 Cologne
Germany

Contact
Aurora Rodonò, Project manager: pm@academycologne.org / T +49(0)221/97133651
For further information: www.academycologne.org