Call for Papers: Trans-X Symposium

Mar 13, 2012 2:27 am
The "Call for Papers" at the Trans-X Symposium, May 25 to 27 in Toronto, are due by March 15. New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) hosts the Trans-X Symposium and are now inviting proposals for papers (deadline: 15 March 2012). The description:

Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish with experiments with wireless communications technology over the past 100 years. The 21st Century is not excluded from this experimentation as artists have ventured into exploring a variety of mobile-based platforms and more lesser known forms of transmission such as VLF to name but a couple of recent examples. The terrain of transmission art is dynamic and fluid, always open to redefinition. With NAISA being a sound art organization, we ask the question, what new sound experiences are possible in the transmission and mobile media platforms? We would like the new artists of today to answer our challenge.

The 2012 symposium takes place at the end of May during the closing weekend of NAISA's Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The Trans-X symposium will focus on transmission art, with particular interest in paper contributions that summarize, examine or reframe traditions and histories of transmission art practices, technology, education and pedagogy. Additionally, we are very interested in paper presentations that go beyond the local and contingent to give a sense of what new technologies of international transmission activity might sound like

The symposium will take place in Toronto at New Adventures in Sound Art’s facilities at the Artscape Wychwood Barns from May 25 to 27, 2012. As in preceding years as in the Radio Without Boundaries conference (this symposium's predecessor), the symposium will include workshops, panel discussions and performances during the final weekend of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The 2012 edition of Deep Wireless will explore emerging trends alongside established traditions in radio and transmission art. At the heart of the symposium will be a keynote lecture by Galen Joseph-Hunter (New York, USA), author of Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves and Executive Director of free103point9.

All symposium contributions will be webcast live, and text proceedings will be published on-line on the NAISA web-site. Please see below for specific guidelines on paper submissions. We look forward to seeing you, your colleagues, collaborators and students in Toronto in May!

Important Information
Deadline for reception of proposals: Friday March 15, 2012 @ 11:59 PM EST
Notification of acceptance: Monday April 2, 2012
Symposium opening reception: Friday May 25, 2012 @ 18:00
Symposium sessions: Saturday May 26 to Sunday May 27, 2012
Deep Wireless Festival performances: May 25 and 26, 2012 @ 20:00
Symposium registration fees (General): $70 (includes admission to all concerts)
Symposium registration fees (Student): $35 (includes admission to all concerts)
Questions and requests for further information should be directed to:

Papers are to be presented in 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion. Proposals related to any aspect of transmission art practice are welcome. Please specify any and all technical requirements at the time of submission. Submit a 500-1000 word abstract, and a biography of 250 words or less, to the symposium’s Review Committee at:

Review Committee:
Galen Joseph-Hunter, author of Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves
Anna Friz, post-doctoral fellow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Gregory Whitehead, radio artist / co-editor of Wireless Imagination
Jonathon Guberman, Site 3 coLaboratory
Geoffrey Shea, OCAD University
Tetsuo Kogawa, Tokyo Keizai University

About NAISA and the Deep Wireless Festival
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its Toronto productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Art's Birthday and SOUNDplay. NAISA has been producing the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art since 2002. NAISA is please to launch the first Trans-X Symposium, a new symposium on Transmission Art that furthers the explorations of its predecessor the Radio Without Boundaries conference (produced by NAISA 2003-2011) and focuses on the changing nature of Broadcast and Transmission in the 21st Century. The 2012 edition of the Trans-X Symposium has been made possible with funds from the Canada Council for the Arts.
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