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---------------------------------------------------- Distributed Aesthetics Call for Papers for fibreculture journal, issue to be published May 2005 It has been widely argued by sociologists, cultural and media theorists such as Manuel Castells, Arjun Appardurai and Geert Lovink that we now live in a landscape shaped by the flows and traffic of globally networked information. We have become, in Castells words, a networked society and our cultural, social and economic practices must operate within this global space of flows. The geography of place and history in which association through physical proximity and tradition such as neighbourhood, or through identification based upon race, class or sex, recedes to give way to information space. Artists have responded to this shifting cultural landscape by taking up the net itself as a medium for practice, by forming their own artistic networks facilitated by net infrastructure and functionality, and by critically responding to what distributed spatio-temporalities might mean for the art object itself, for art production and for audience interaction. Beyond the identification of an historical art movement net.art distributed aesthetics names ways of artistically operating in a time and space of information flows, and of engendering modes of perception specific to these flows. In this issue of fibreculture journal, we are seeking contributions to the aesthetic and artistic theorisation, use and development of networked spaces, times and technologies. How, in short, has the network considered in its broadest sense contributed technically and culturally to contemporary modes of perception? Writers may approach this from the perspective of speculative, empirical, historical and/or critical theories. Specific case studies of online artistic practice, the use of ICTs in artistic community and collaboration, politics and networked aesthetics, and analyses of networked art projects are encouraged. Topics specifically sought for inclusion are: - The differences between and relationship of new media aesthetics to networked aesthetics - The geopolitics of online artistic communities. - Activism and online art/practice - Theories of distributed time and space as they relate to the production and management of perception. - Artistic projects that operate in mixed online/offline modes. - Online aesthetics after net.art, including wireless, mobile, p2p and opens source models. Distributed Aesthetics will be guest edited by Lisa Gye, Anna Munster and Ingrid Richardson Submission Dates: Please submit a 250 word abstract outlining the principal argument of your paper, its scope and major methodologies to Anna Munster, guest editor of Distributed Aesthetics no later than December 20, 2004 A.Munster@unsw.edu.au Completed papers due: February 28, 2005 Dr. Anna Munster Senior Lecturer Post-Graduate Coordinator School of Art History and Theory, College of Fine Arts University of NSW P.O Box 259 Paddington, 2021 NSW Australia ph: 612 9385 0741 fax: 612 9385 0615 -- H-MUSEUM H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies E -Mail: email@example.com WWW: http://www.h-museum.net