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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
DUE DATE: APRIL 26, 2019

NOWNET ARTS CONFERENCE 2019:
Social Purpose in Contemporary Network Arts
November 7-10, 2019

PRIMARY SITE: INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE (IACS), STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, USA

SATELLITE SITE: CENTER FOR COMPUTER RESEARCH IN MUSIC AND ACOUSTICS (CCRMA), STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CALIFORNIA, USA

ORGANIZERS
NowNet Arts, Inc.
Department of Music, Stony Brook University
Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), Stony Brook University, New York, USA
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University, USA

NARRATIVE
Social purpose is a prominent motivation and capacity in contemporary network arts; the ability to transcend geographic distance through performance and technology has inspired new forms of social connection and impact. As an artistic medium, contemporary network arts is a social purpose. It has also served as a vehicle for community projects on themes such as peace building, the environment, and diversity. Technologists in the field have incorporated social topics including access, green technology, and international network development. The NowNet Arts Conference 2019 Social Purpose in Contemporary Network Arts invites papers, workshops, presentations, and concert demonstrations that feature this topic and generate new innovations for this work forward.

DETAILS
The primary site IACS provides a hub for the conference with a 100Gbps Internet2 network and a LOLA system. JackTrip network audio software and videoconferencing platforms including UltraGrid and Zoom will be available for use. Additional network arts softwares can be utilized upon request. Remote presenters must be available for technology testing dates arranged with the director.

Presenters and attendees can participate in-person at IACS Stony Brook University, in-person at CCRMA Stanford University, or online from a remote site via Zoom and Livestream. More satellite sites may be announced in upcoming months.

Conference submissions will be considered for the peer-reviewed Journal of Network Music and Arts published by Stony Brook University. The journal will be launched during the conference at the Center for Scholarly Communications.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Director: Sarah Weaver, NowNet Arts Inc.
Chris Chafe, Stanford University, TU Berlin
Scott Oshiro, Stanford University
Margaret Schedel, Stony Brook University

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Proposals are due by April 26, 2019
Submit via the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/KBYLuytF9JMlAfUI2
If there are difficulties with the Google Form, email proposal to: info@nownetnetarts.org
Notification: May 24, 2019
Research Paper: 500-Word Abstract, Technology Requirements, Presenter Biography
Workshops and Presentations: 1-Page Description, Technology Requirements, Presenter Biography
Concert Demonstrations: 1-Page Description, Technology Requirements, Link to Work Sample, Presenter Biography

CONFERENCE FEES
There is no fee to submit a proposal. Accepted presenters pay a reduced conference fee of $100USD ($50USD Students/Seniors). International presenters can contact the conference director to arrange a reduced fee scaled to their country economy. Any additional expenses are the responsibility of the presenter.

CONTACT
Sarah Weaver, Conference Director
info@nownetarts.org

CONFERENCE WEBSITE
https://nownetarts.org/conference-2019