Media Architecture Biennale 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS
MEDIA ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2012
November 15-17, 2012
Aarhus, Denmark

Building on the successful event in Vienna 2010, Media Architecture
Biennale 2012 brings together artists, practitioners and researchers
from academia and industry in the ongoing exploration of the meeting
between architecture and digital media. The 2012 Biennale comprises an
academic conference track, exhibitions, and industry sessions, as well
as a full day of workshops. Our vision is to provide an excellent
forum for debate and knowledge exchange; to offer a unique opportunity
that brings together the best minds and organizations; and to
highlight state-of-the-art and experimental research in media
architecture.

THEME: PARTICIPATION
The design of media architecture invites encounters between people,
the built environment, and digital media. It opens up rich
opportunities for new forms of participation through dialogue and
engagement. As an emerging field, diverse perspectives are coming
together in media architecture, and the challenges are as abundant as
the opportunities. At the conference, we explore “participation” as a
core value of media architecture. In this context, participation may
occur in the initial design stages of media architecture, e.g. as
different practitioners, stakeholders and potential audiences take
part in shaping future media architecture; it may occur when media
architecture is realized and people experience and interact with it,
e.g. when public spaces and urban environments and the practices they
shape are influenced by elements of media architecture; it may also
occur as new platforms give rise to new opportunities for shaping
systems and surroundings.

TOPICS
We consider media architecture as an inclusive term that encompasses
encounters and intersections between digital technologies and our
physical surroundings. In this respect, we invite papers that present
and discuss novel contributions to media architecture both on a
practical and theoretical level and that further our understanding of
the field through case studies, design approaches, and best practices.
We expect contributions to critically explore a wide range of topics
including, but not limited to:
– Case Studies of Specific Projects
– Future Trends and Prototypes
– Media Facades and Urban Displays
– Interaction Techniques and Interfaces
– Social and Cultural Aspects of Media Architecture
– Historical Perspectives on the Intersection between Media and the
Built Environment
– Design Processes and Methods
– Participatory City Planning and Developing Urban Media Environments
– Participatory Architecture
– Spatial Locative Media
– Development and Design of Content for Specific Contexts

SUBMISSION DETAILS AND DEADLINE
The conference invites research presentations from both academia and
industry. We are currently seeking a publishing agreement with a major
publisher for the academic proceedings. We invite both short and long
papers. Submitted papers should be a maximum of four and ten pages in
length, for short and long papers respectively, in ACM format
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). The
papers should clearly explain the research question addressed,
research methods and tasks, findings or results, and contributions of
the work.

Papers should also provide sufficient background and related
work to situate and contextualize the authors’ work within the greater
body of research. Submissions should consist of original work not
previously published or concurrently under consideration for any other
conference, workshop, journal, or other publication with an ISBN, ISSN
or DOI number.  Authors must provide a 30-word contribution statement
for their paper upon submission. The contribution statement should
explain the contribution made by the paper to the Media Architecture
community.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by multiple members of a program
committee consisting of experts in a range of disciplines that shape
media architecture.

HOST
Aarhus University, Denmark, in collaboration with Media Architecture
Institute.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PAPERS
Papers submission deadline: July 20, 2012.
Notification of acceptance: Sept 5
Camera-ready submission: Sept 25
Conference: Nov 15-17  2012

CONTACT INFORMATION
Twitter: @MABiennale
Facebook: Facebook.com/MABiennale
Web: http://www.mediaarchitecture.org/biennale12
Email: conference@mediaarchitecture.org

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