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>Fellowships for New Scholarly Journal
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>Summer Fellowship Call for Projects
>Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular
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>The Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML) at the University of
>Southern Californiaís Annenberg Center for Communication is pleased to
>announce a Fellowship program for summer 2004 to foster innovative
>research for its new electronic publishing venture, Vectors: Journal of
>Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular.
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>Vectors is a new, international electronic journal dedicated to
>expanding the potentials of academic publication via emergent and
>transitional media. Vectors brings together visionary scholars with
>cutting-edge designers and technologists to propose a thorough
>rethinking of the dynamic relationship of form to content in academic
>research, focusing on the ways technology shapes, transforms and
>reconfigures social and cultural relations.
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>Vectors will adhere to the highest standards of quality in a strenuously
>reviewed format. The journal is edited by Tara McPherson and Steve
>Anderson and guided by the collective knowledge of a prestigious
>international board.
>
>About the Fellowships
>… Vectors Fellowships will be awarded to up to six individuals or teams
>of collaborators in the early to mid- stages of development of a
>scholarly multimedia project related to the themes of Evidence or
>Mobility. Completed projects will be included in the first two issues of
>the journal beginning in fall 2004. Vectors will feature next-generation
>multimedia work, moving far beyond the ëtext with imageí format of most
>online scholarly publications.
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>Fall 2004: Evidence
>… The first issue of the journal will be devoted to a broad
>reconsideration of the notion of Evidence and its multiple
>transformations in contemporary scholarship and digital culture.
>
>Spring 2004: Mobility
>… The second issue will be devoted to exploring the shifting concepts
>and practices of Mobility in contemporary culture, creatively limning
>the possibilities and limits of such a concept for understanding 21st
>century life.
>
>About the Awards
>All fellowship recipients will participate in a one-week residency June
>21-25, 2004 at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy in Los Angeles,
>where they will have access to the IMLís state of the art, Mac-based
>production facilities. Fellows will have continuing access to work in
>collaboration with world-class designers and the IMLís technical support
>and programming team throughout the projectís development.
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>The residency will include colloquia and working sessions where
>participants will have the chance to develop project foundations and
>collectively engage relevant issues in scholarly multimedia. Applicants
>need not be proficient with new media authoring; however, evidence of
>successful collaboration and scholarly innovation is desirable.
>Fellowship awards will include an honorarium of $2000 for each
>participant or team of collaborators, in addition to travel and
>accommodation expenses.
>
>About the Proposals
>We are seeking project proposals that creatively address issues related
>to the first two themes of Evidence and Mobility. While the format of
>the journal is meant to explore innovative forms of multimedia
>scholarship, we are not necessarily looking for projects that are about
>new media. Rather, we are interested in the various ways that new media
>suggest a transformation of scholarship, art and communication practices
>and their relevance to everyday life in an unevenly mediated world.
>
>Applicants are encouraged to think beyond the computer screen to
>consider possibilities created by the proliferation of wireless
>technology, handheld devices, alternative exhibition venues, etc.
>Fellows will also have the possibility to imagine scholarly applications
>for newly developing technologies through productive collaborations with
>scientists and engineers. Projects may translate existing scholarly work
>or be entirely conceived for new media. We are particularly interested
>in work that re-imagines the role of the user and seeks to reach broader
>publics while creatively exploring the value of collaboration and
>interactivity.
>
>Proposals should include the following:
>… Title of project and a one-sentence description
>… A 3-5 page description of the project concept, goals and outcome (this
>description should address questions of audience, innovative uses of
>interactivity, address and form, as well the projectís contribution to
>the field of multimedia scholarship and to contemporary scholarship more
>generally)
>… Brief biography of each applicant, including relevant qualifications
>and experience for this fellowship
>… Full CV for each applicant
>… Anticipated required resources (design, technical, hardware, software,
>exhibition, etc.)
>… Projected timeline
>… Sample media if available (CD, DVD, VHS (any standard), or NTSC
>Mini-DV); for electronic submissions, URLs are preferred but still
>images may be sent as e-mail attachments if necessary)
>
>Please submit to:
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>Vectors Summer Fellowships
>Institute for Multimedia Literacy
>746 W. Adams Blvd.
>Los Angeles, CA 90089
>e-mail: [log in to unmask]
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>Priority will be given to applications received by March 12, 2004.
>Fellowship recipients will be notified in mid-April.
>
>Additional Information
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>For additional information about the Vectors Summer Fellowship Program,
>please consult our informational website at
>http://www.iml.annenberg.edu/vectors . Questions may be directed to
>Associate Editor Steve Anderson, [log in to unmask] .

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