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Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 – Call for Papers

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MIX DIGITAL has established itself as an innovative forum for the discussion and exploration of writing and technology, attracting an international cohort of contributors from the UK, Australia, and Europe as well as North and South America. After the success of the last two MIX DIGITAL conferences, Bath Spa University is hosting Writing Digital: MIX DIGITAL 3 in the newly completed Commons building at the Newton Park Campus, just outside of Bath.

Papers/presentations and workshops are invited in relation to the on-going themes of creative writing and digital technology, the future of the book, new forms of publishing, and new forms of digital curation, and in any of the following areas:

•    Digital fiction and digital poetry
•    Digital art and text
•    Non-fiction and multi-platform publication (digital and print)
•    Digital and interactive scriptwriting (including theatre-making and film -making)
•    Transmedia practice
•    Collaborations between writers and technologists
•    Participatory media
•    Transnational creativity

In partnership with the Digital Cultures Research Centre at UWE there will be a co-curated strand for which presentations are sought around either the practice of interactive documentary and or the emergent field of ‘ambient literature’, including mobile, locative, and other site-specific storytelling forms.

In addition, Bath Spa’s Media Futures Research Centre will co-curate a strand on ‘Analogue Futures’ for which invitations on the following are sought: the digitalisation of writing practices and techniques; remediation associated with emerging digital technologies; slow media; concepts and cultures of vintage, heritage and authenticity; sustainability and materiality within the realm of digital media.

Workshops on creative practice and pedagogical papers in relation to any aspect of the above are welcome.

There will also be a separate competitive international call to create a new artwork for our eight-metre high digital gallery space, MediaWall; this work will be launched during Writing Digital.

Abstracts of up to 300 words for a 20-minute paper/presentation or a 90-minute workshop should be sent to mixdigital2015@gmail.com by 31 January 2015.

Conference Website: mix-bathspa.org