CALL FOR PAPERS

MINA — 2015 | Mobile Innovation Network Australasia

5th International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation

Symposium & Screening @ RMIT – Melbourne, Australia

19 November 2015

Mobile Innovation Network Australasia [ MINA – www.mina.pro ] is an international network that promotes cultural and research activities to expand the emerging possibilities of mobile media. MINA aims to explore the opportunities for interaction between people, content and the creative industry within the Pacific region.

This year MINA is pleased to announce that School of Media and Communication (RMIT University, AUS), Screen Cultures Lab and nonfictionLab research groups will host #mina2015 –International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium in Melbourne – Australia, in collaboration with Colab (AUT University, NZ), Te Rewa O Puanga – School of Music and Creative Media Production and Toi Rauwharangi, the College of Creative Arts (Massey University, NZ) .

The symposium provides a platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, researchers and industry professionals to debate the prospect of mobile and ubiquitous technologies.

CALL FOR PAPERS | Being mobile: The state of play

Building on a highly successful five years, including the publication of an edited collection of essays called Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones by Palgrave, the Journal of Creative Technologies Mobile Special issue and Ubiquity: Journal of Pervasive Media in 2015, the 5th MINA Symposium is seeking papers, presentation or panel proposals from practitioners, researchers, academics and activists working in the area of mobile media. These papers/proposals will be published in themed special issue academic journals.

We are seeking papers that will discuss the prospects of the proliferation of mobile and digital filmmaking opportunities, which has led to the rise of the videographic citizen journalist form of digital, networked and transmedia collaboration, and the embedding of filmmaking and photography in social media and participatory culture. From avant-garde filmmaking to challenges to media methods and politics, we seek contributions which reflect upon emergent practices to explore contemporary entanglements between mobile media images and sociality. We welcome papers that discuss the use of mobile mobiles as a social means of education and/or how mobile devices can enhance learning and teaching. And we are particularly interested in papers that showcase creative practice as a methodological approach and how mobiles contribute to transdisciplinary co-creation or collaboration.

The 5th International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposiumwill specifically focus on the following themes:

¬ MOBILE & AESTHETIC / Digital art, iPhonography & filmmaking…

¬ MOBILE & EDUCATION / Pedagogy, m-learning & teaching…

¬ MOBILE & HYBRID ART / Installation & locative media art…

¬ MOBILE & INTERACTIVITY / Interface design, ludification & gamification…

¬ MOBILE & MEDIA PRODUCTION / Distribution, collaboration & co-creation…

¬ MOBILE & SOUND / Music production, creative process & instruments…

¬ MOBILE & SPACE / GPS tagging, surveillance & big data…

¬ MOBILE & TEXTUALITY / Writing, poetry & screenwriting…

MINA welcomes presentations in a variety of formats including academic papers, workshops, poster/panel presentations, performances, project showcases and screenings. The 5th International Mobile Creativity and Mobile Innovation Symposium will also provide the opportunity to present papers via live video and live web-broadcasts. For each submission, please submit:

- a proposal / abstract of approximately 400 words, including the title

- a brief biographical (100 words maximum)

via Easychair >https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mina2015

DEADLINE for paper abstracts and presentation/panel proposals:

- Friday17 July 2015, 5pm (NZ time)

All papers/proposals will be double peer reviewed and presenters will be notified of acceptances by early August 2015. All selected papers will be published online.

If you have any questions related to conference proposals please contact Laurent Antonczak [ laurent@mina.pro | +64 211 625 072 ]. For further information, please check also: www.mina.pro