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Subject: SPECTRE Digest, Vol 117, Issue 22
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Date:    Sat, November 17, 2012 11:32 am
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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:34:39 -0500
From: Mark Shepard <markshepard at schizogeo.net>
Subject: [spectre] MediaCity 4: Call for Urban Works

MediaCity 4: Call for Urban Works
DEADLINE: December 17, 2012

International Conference, Workshops and Exhibition
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
May 3-5, 2013

MediaCities is pleased to announce an open call for projects in and around
the city of Buffalo, New York, in conjunction with the MediaCities

Following this year’s theme, the event will instigate a number of new
urban works of media-architecture. These may be take various formats and
physical configurations: a constructed intervention, an event, a
deployable device or a combination thereof.

Proposed projects address specific themes around pluralities and
globalities, particularly as they appear in some of the possible topics
that have already been identified in the call for papers:
	• the contexts of non-Western cities and post-industrial societies (Other
	• protest, public space, and contested shared urban events (Uncommons);
	• new life in dead and dying urban milieux (Zero Growth Cities);
	• cross-scale urban landscapes (Media Geographies) and,
	• trans-national urban cities (Bordervilles).

More information on these topics is available here: http://mediacities.net

We are interested in exploring a multitude of media cities, beyond
recognized and robust bodies of work that privilege familiar uses of media
(such as urban screens) and cities (such as major European and American
centers of industry, finance and culture).

We anticipate commissioning 3 projects with budgets up to 5000 USD.

To apply, send the following information as a single PDF to
<cfp-urbanworks at mediacities.net> with the subject line “PROPOSAL:
MediaCities Urban Works” before December 17, 2012:

+  Project Title

+  One-Sentence Summary (50 words)

+  Description (500 words)
Briefly describe the project concept and its relation to MediaCities in
both thematic and practical terms. What issues does the project address?
What specific sites or site conditions will your project occupy or affect?
Who is your intended audience? How will they experience your project? What
is its duration or performance period? If this is a built work, is it to
be permanent or temporary? What special permits do you anticipate you will
require, if any?

+  Technical Specifications (250 words)
Clearly outline the technologies involved and the technical resources
required to realize the project.

+  Budget (500 words)
List all expenses for the project, including any costs for equipment
rental, materials and supplies, fabrication, shipping, as well as an
artist fee.

+  Timeline (250 words)
Provide a timeline for project production, installation, and
deinstallation. Describe any requirements for planning, fabrication or
installation that will need permitting, staging or site research prior to
the conference, or deinstallation afterwards.

+  CV (2 pages)
Provide a 2-page summary of your most recent exhibitions, publications,
education and other accomplishments.

+  Supporting Materials and Work Samples
	1)  Provide a URL to Supporting Materials (video, images, sound files,
drawings, diagrams, etc) that further describe your proposed project.
	2)  Provide URLs for Work Samples from previous projects that relate to
the proposed project.

Send all questions to <cfp-urbanworks at mediacities.net>

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