Call for Contributions, Digital Humanities Symposium

Digital Humanities Symposium: Virtualisation and Heritage

Saturday 25th February 2012

We are very pleased to announce that The University of York, UK, will be hosting the event Digital Humanities Symposium: Virtualisation and Heritage on the 25th of February 2012.  This event seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners in the digital humanities who focus on different aspects of heritage.  We are interested in paper presentations, posters and workshop proposals.  The topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Acoustic modelling of heritage sites
  • Virtual modelling of heritage sites
  • Data capture
  • Dissemination and cultural heritage
  • Virtual modelling for public display
  • Virtual modelling for research
  • Technical developments and applications
  • Media archiving and digital restoration
  • Ethics of heritage preservation and reconstruction

Please send abstracts of 300 words to

The full Call for Papers and the Registration Form can be found at:

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission:  22nd January 2012

Deadline for Registration: 11th February 2012

Please send queries and submissions to

New CD by Aranos

ISSTA member, Aranos, has a new CD for sale.

New CD(r), in handmade cover with woodcut and linocut print.
One long track (1hour, 6 minutes 16 seconds):

Weather-beaten time
Returns through crimson spread
It’s towering body
Makes deepest twitching night young.
Sliding on whirlpool dreams
Gallops decomposing transmutations away.
Dark-cloaked ignition pillars
Move each creviced moment
Through farmer’s saw-toothed snores
Around infant whimpers,
As goose and gander
Stand asunder
On yelping canal banks.

Price: €20
Includes shipping from

First Issue of Interference

First Issue of Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture is Now Online!

The title of the inaugural issue of Interference – “An Ear Alone is Not a Being” : Embodied Mediation in Audio Culture – acknowledges acoustic practices that involve not just the ear but a corporeal body that senses, resonates, transduces and responds to sound, and furthermore, seeks to emphasize the legacy of this embodied listening subject in the practices, media, and conceptual frameworks that make up audio cultures. ‘Embodied mediation’ presumes a reciprocal process: the texts in this issue explore not only how listening experiences and acoustic practices are shaped by corporeality, but also attend to the many ways in which those processes work upon that body, through psychophysical affect and the representation and encoding of listening subjects in acoustic performances, technologies and cultural artefacts.

Spatial Music Collective Call for Works

See PDF below:

SMC Call for Works 2011

In short:

To celebrate the acquisition of our very own eight-channel loudspeaker array, the Spatial Music Collective is pleased to announce an open call for works for a concert in October 2011 (date TBD). This competition is open to all composers, regardless of age or nationality. Composers at an early stage in their career are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to workshop their piece with members of the collective prior to the concert performance.

See link for Submission Guidelines. Due date is September 10.

Official DMARC Launch

Digital Media & Arts Research Centre (DMARC)
Official Launch: Reception and Performances

Date:  Thursday 12th May 2011
Location: University of Limerick, ICO Building @ 5 pm
University of Limerick, Computer Science building @ 7pm

Featuring: Trevor Wishart, Encounters in the Republic of Heaven (for eight loudspeakers)
Family Filter (live audiovisual performance)
Amoebazoid (live electronic music performance)

The DMARC opening will be marked by a reception and performance featuring the Irish premiere of Trevor Wishart’s new work, “Encounters in the Republic of Heaven”, for eight loudspeakers. The launch will also feature a performance by Family Filter (a new audiovisual project from Dublin artists Pixelcorps and Sunken Foal) and Berlin Based electronic artist  Amoebazoid.

Admission to all concerts is free. The performance of Trevor Wishart’s work will take place at 5 pm at the Irish Chamber Orchestra building which is located on the Clare side of the campus close to No 15 on the campus map  The reception and live electronic/audiovisual performances will commence at 7pm in the Computer Science building (number 7 on the campus map).

Update to Sound Art/Installation ISSTC Call

Based on some early questions, there has been an update to the Sound Art/Installation ISSTC Call regarding space and technical requirements.

Please be clear what technical requirements you can provide. Not all equipment may be available, so the more you can provide, the better.

Not all technology requests can be provided. This may affect the success of a submission.