>From: "Justin M. Scott-Coe" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Reconstruction 8.4: Visualization and Narrative
>(12/15/07; journal issue)
>Call For Papers
>Visualization and Narrative: A themed issue of Reconstruction
>Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
><reconstruction.eserver.org> is soliciting papers for a special themed
>issue on visualisation and narrative--with special reference to
>filmmaking, information design, and computing.
>Visualisation consists of the visual representation and analysis of
>processes over time, in dynamically changing information spaces.
>As filmmaking has moved to digital formats in writing screenplays,
>making images and sounds and editing and manipulating those images,
>all filmmaking processes are actually or potentially subject to
>This has led to new metaphors--for example the timeline, and the
>possibility of applying techniques such as data mining and network
>mapping to other areas of film production.
>Papers looking at current and possible application of visualisation
>techniques to the writing, realising and editing of films are
>particularly encouraged. Papers can for example look at the influence
>of interface design and visualisation on film practice and aesthetics.
>This will include the effect of non-linear editing and effects and the
>introduction of the timeline as a dominant metaphor for visualisation
>We would also like to encourage contributions from scientific
>disciplines where visualisation has transformed the understanding of
>the process, or enabled a different perception of narrative.
>Film is particularly interesting as a focus of study, because as well
>as being an industrial and aesthetic practice which can be differently
>approached and understood through visualisation, it is itself a form
>of visualisation, which transforms social relationships and events
>into image-based narrative developing over time. Film language is
>therefore the ultimate source of many of the techniques of
>visualisation. We see potential for a productive dialogue between
>disciplines which looks at the changes that visualisation can or will
>bring to filmmaking but also looks at what film language and film
>techniques have to contribute to visualisation and the dynamic
>relationship between visualisation and narrative.
>Completed papers are are to be submitted by December 15, 2007 to Lina
>Khatib <[log in to unmask]>. Revisions will be due in March 2008;
>publication expected in October 2008.
>Guest Editors: Adam Ganz and Lina Khatib
>About the journal: Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
>(ISSN: 1547-4348) <reconstruction.eserver.org> is an innovative,
>peer-reviewed cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an
>intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience,
>granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the
>most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary
>studies. Reconstruction is published quarterly--in the third week of
>January, April, July, October--and is indexed in the MLA International
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