Call for work: MIX 2019, Experiential Storytelling

MIX 2019: Experiential Storytelling
Monday 1st July – Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Corsham Court Campus
www.mixconference.org

After the success of the last four MIX conferences, MIX 2019 returns to the beautiful surroundings of Bath Spa University’s Corsham Court Campus in Wiltshire. This year’s conference will be a more intimate, single strand version, curated for a smaller audience to give time and space to instigate conversations around digital writing with a focus on experiential storytelling, including immersive technologies and new forms of publishing, from transmedia and poetry film to virtual reality to AI in storytelling.

Corsham Court

Corsham Court

A conference where creative writing and media creation intersect with and/or are dependent upon technology should be as interdisciplinary as possible, and that’s what we are aiming for with MIX 2019. The conference will host a vibrant mix of academic papers, practitioner presentations and keynotes. Confirmed speakers include publisher, Maja Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, Hachette Innovation Program; Thomas Zandegiocomo, Artistic Director Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin; and writer Nikesh Shukla.

Within the single-strand programme there will be four themed panels. We would like to encourage the submission of research papers, artist/practitioner presentations and papers on pedagogy on the following topics;

  • Emerging forms of digitally-mediated narrative, including projects that use artificial intelligence, machine learning, algorithmic writing practices and locative-aware narratives.
  • Poetry film, including the future of poetry film, current developments in social media sharing, current developments in poetry film content and practice.
  • Immersive technologies and narrative, including Extended and Mixed Reality, VR, Augmented Reality, and Ambient Literature
  • Ethics of Storytelling, including accessibility and appropriation, but also issues around technology and ethics, i.e embodiment in VR, algorithmic bias in cultural works that use AI, etc.

We are looking for proposals for 15 minute papers/ presentations or 60 minute panels (composed of three 15 minute papers with time for q&a). Please submit 300 word abstracts and a 100 word biography for each paper/presentation you are proposing by Monday 4th February 2019. We will let you know whether your submission has been successful by the end of February 2019.

For further information and to submit your abstract visit www.mixconference.org

For queries email mix@bathspa.ac.uk

We hope to see you at MIX 2019.

another view of Corsham Court

another view of Corsham Court

Lucy English

Lucy English is a poet and novelist, co-creator of the Bristol-based poetry film festival Liberated Words, and a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. See her website for a full biography and more.

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