=== Next MEDIA ART HISTORIES Conference 2015 in MONTREAL ! ===

We are pleased to officially announce that the next MEDIA ART HISTORIES
Conference will be held in MONTREAL, November 2015.

"RE-CREATE: Theories, Methods and Practices of Research and Creation in the Histories of Media Arts and Sciences" will address the central question of what theories, methodologies and techniques can be used tounderstand past, present and indeed, future paradigms of creative material practice involving technologies within research contexts from ahistorical and critical point of view. This is a timely question for theMAH conferences as the issue of how material based practices withintechnical culture create new knowledge has been explicit and central tothe historical roots of media art, design, science and technology.

After Riga 2013 this fall, Liverpool 2011, Melbourne 2009, Berlin 2007 and Banff 2005, the Media Art Histories board is pleased to grant the 10th Anniversary conference to Montreal. RE-CREATE will be hosted by the Hexagram Centre for Research-Creation in Media Art and Technology at Concordia University and the UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal) incollaboration with McGill University (Department of Art History and Communication Studies; Media@McGill; * CIRMMT-Center forInterdisciplinary Research in Music and Media Technology).

UNNEEDED CONVERSATIONS – Theory and Practice of Art


The first edition of the international conference “UNNEEDED CONVERSATIONS – Theory and Practice of Art” will be held in May 2010 in the city of Porto, Portugal. Organized by the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto (FBAUP), this conference aims at establishing an intellectual platform to discuss fluidity of contemporary art practice through a series of interdisciplinary interventions. Held in school of arts, UNNEEDED CONVERSATIONS is also meant at being a connection axis between different contexts by interconnecting and mixing different forms and approaches.

The 2010 edition of UNNEEDED CONVERSATIONS will have three main topics for debate — UNTANGLE: The Future Past of Media Art; UNSUSPICIOUS: The Politics of Aesthetics; UNCUT: Time-Based Art — which are at the core of today’s problems of art practice. At the same time, those topics will also be addressed so that they will contribute to the conceptual definition of the recent multimedia/intermedia branch in FBAUP courses.

The conferences will be held in an old cinema of Porto city center (Cinema Passos Manuel), which is only a five minute walk from the Faculty of Fine Arts, and they will be divided into two categories: Talks and Conversations. The first ones — a more conventional format – will take place in the afternoon, and Conversations — a more hybrid format — will take place in the evening.

A simultaneous program will include exhibitions, workshops, screenings or concerts in different places in the city center and at the Faculty of Fine Arts.

After the conference a book will be published – UNNEEDED TEXTS / Vol. one – including both the papers presented and further relevant documentation on the event. A call for papers to be included in this book is now open. Papers will be blind-peer reviewed by a panel of international referees. The book will be fully published in English in print and electronic format.