Call for Papers
Media Architecture Biennale 2018
13-16 November 2018
Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and the Beijing Visual Arts Innovation Institute (BVAII), Beijing, China
The Media Architecture Biennale in 2018 will explore the role that Media Architecture plays as infrastructure well suited to placemaking and smart city initiatives, large and small. How can the various scales and systems that media architecture operates in be connected to support social structures within the territory of a city? A country? Or even a planet? How can we think critically and creatively about the past, present, and future developments of expressive, connected, and reactive architectural elements at both a local and global scale?
Paper submission deadline: 7 May 2018
Notification of acceptance: 14 June 2018
Camera-ready submission: 14 July 2018
13-16 November 2018
We consider media architecture as an inclusive term that encompasses encounters and intersections between digital technologies and our physical surroundings. We invite papers that present and discuss novel contributions to media architecture both on a practical and theoretical level and that further our understanding of the eld through case studies, design approaches, and best practices. We expect contributions to critically explore a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:
– How to support the development of social structures with urban digital media
– Social & Cultural Aspects of Media Architecture
– Participatory Architecture & City Planning
– Spatial Locative Media
– Case Studies of Specific Projects
– Future Trends & Prototypes
– Media Facades & Urban Displays
– Interaction Techniques & Interfaces
– Critical & Historical Perspectives on Media Architecture
– Design Processes & Methods
Specifically related to or framed conceptually and theoretically with the following concepts/terms:
– smart cities
– coordinated and connected media architecture systems across cities, countries, and the world
The conference invites research presentations from both academia and industry:
– We invite papers with a minimum of six and a maximum of ten pages in length, in ACM format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates).
– The papers should clearly explain the research question addressed, research methods and tasks, findings or results, and contributions of the work. Papers should also provide sufficient background and related work to situate and contextualize the authors’ work within the greater body of research.
– Submissions should consist of original work not previously published or concurrently under consideration for any other conference, workshop, journal, or other publication with an iSBN, iSSN or Doi number.
– Authors must provide a 30-word contribution statement for their paper upon submission. The contribution statement should explain the contribution made by the paper to the Media Architecture community.
– Papers will be peer-reviewed by multiple members of a program committee consisting of experts in a range of disciplines that shape media architecture.
Paper Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mab2018
Building on the successful event in Sydney 2016, Media Architecture Biennale 2018 brings together artists, practitioners and researchers from academia and industry who work with media, interactive technologies and the built environment. The 2018 Biennale comprises an academic conference track, exhibitions, and industry sessions, as well workshops. Our vision is to provide an excellent forum for debate and knowledge exchange; to offer a unique opportunity that brings together the best minds and organizations; and to highlight state-of-the-art and experimental research in media architecture.
Digital Infrastructure at the Scale of the Hybrid City
Media architecture is involved in placemaking and smart city initiatives through infrastructure large and small. While connected information displays and mobile phones might inform tenants about energy efficiency, coordinated large-scale facades and screens can influence the identities of entire cities. How can the various scales that media architecture operates in be connected to support social structures within the territory of a city? A country? A planet? How can we think critically and creatively about the past, present, and future developments of expressive, connected, and reactive architectural elements at both a local and global scale?
Proceedings of the Media Architecture Biennale Conference 2016
Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library (approval pending).
Come and Join Us!
Prof Chang Zhigang – CAFA, Beijing
Conference Programme Chairs
Ava Fatah gen. Schieck – The Bartlett UCL, London
Dave Colangelo – Portland State University, Portland