Artistic Work and Creativity in the Digital Era: Images and Sounds

International Research Conference
University of Avignon and the Vaucluse
[Université d’Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse]
24-27 May 2011

Organised by Centre Norbert Elias (EHESS, CNRS, UAPV), the Georges Friedmann research laboratory (Paris 1-CNRS), the LHIVIC (EHESS) and the GRANEM (University of Angers) with the support of the ANR programme “Forms of communication and their developments”

This international research conference aims to focus on the panoply of issues relating to artistic creation in the digital era, focussing notably on the photography, cinema, audiovisual and musical sectors. The areas proposed for discussion and analysis are as follows:

  1. The evolution of professions in sectors related to image and sound
  2. Technological innovations, standards and aesthetic conventions
  3. New profiles of amateurs?
  4. Transformation of economic and organisational models
  5. Myths and ideologies of the digital era

This multidisciplinary and international research conference will be held at the University of Avignon between 24 and 27 May 2011.

Proposals for papers should be sent to the selection committee prior to 20 November 2010 at the very latest. All proposals, in French or in English, should be saved as RTF and sent to:” (Philippe Le Guern, Professor, University of Avignon)

Proposals must include the following information: name of author and institution, email address, title and an abstract not exceeding one page.
Notification of acceptance of papers shall be issued by 15 December 2010, along with all useful information regarding the conference, reception and accommodation for participants.
All final versions of selected papers should be sent to the steering committee by 30 April 2011.

Oral presentations may be given either in French or in English; however, so as to facilitate communication between researchers from different countries, conference speakers are requested to provide a power point presentation along with their paper outlining the major points discussed during the presentation (in English for French-speaking presenters and in French for English-speaking presenters).

The complete Call for Paper is available here

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