An Artist's Guide to Computation Open Call 2018

Deadline: 15/01/2018  |  Published: 07/12/2017  |  Martha Hipley

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Are you an artist whose practice makes use of emerging technology? Submit a project to be considered for a feature in a new digital zine. The interview format will be focused on process, in the hopes that we can all learn from each other's explorations.

As an extension of an artist's guide to computation, we are launching a new digital zine series featuring interviews with artists about their practice and exploration of technology. If you have a story to tell about the nitty gritty details of a work (or a work in process), we'd love to hear from you. We hope to bridge the gap between the well-documented maker scene with the much more inscrutible art world.

Are you struggling with a work in progress, but still have some interesting discoveries to share? Are you an expert in your craft and have some pro tips for beginners? Are you just beginning to tinker with a new medium and have some demos to show off? We're interested in interviewing artists at all skill levels, at every step in their process.

We believe that the key to shaping a future of ethical technology is increasing accessibility and understanding.

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any artist working with technology who feels comfortable with explaining their processes is welcome to apply.

Female-identified, POC, and LGBTQ artists working with technology are particularly encouraged to submit, as these demographics are typically underrepresented in both technology companies and the commercial art world.
When is the deadline?
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but if you'd like to be featured in early 2018 or have a specific timing in mind, please submit ASAP.
How many works can I submit?
If you're excited about more than one work, feel free to submit multiple projects.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We're looking for creative projects that make use of technology in a way that is documented and easy to discuss. Github repositories, circuit diagrams, step-by-step photos, etc. are a huge plus. We're looking for projects that are conceptually interesting, but most of the conversation will be about how you made it, not why.

If you've never documented a project before, feel free to reach out to us for guidance at artistsguidetocomputation@gmail.com. This is a great opportunity to get some practice in building your community presence by sharing your knowledge.

Works in progress are very welcome, especially if there is an opportunity for the zine to support the project's development in some way (for example, as a supplement to gain support for a crowdfunding campaign or as promotion for an upcoming exhibition).
When will the zine be released?
Beginning in mid-January, we will be releasing the zine on a bi-weekly schedule continuing through the end of the year.
How much will the zine cost?
Nothing! The zine is intended to be a centralized archive of artistic processes, open to all.

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