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Call for Proposals, Critical Information: Mapping the Intersection of Art and Technology

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Graduate Student Conference
Hosted by the MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing
at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 3, 2011

Proposals due June 30, 2011 to

Critical Information is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, which provides a platform to assess current scholarship and research at the intersection of art, media, and society. Critical Information is particularly interested in engaging papers or projects that address the following issues: Art and Social Theory, Media and Memory, the History and Future of the Image, Mediated Image Making, Identity and Representation in the Mediated Environment, Philosophy and Media, the Work of Art in the Information Age, and more. All themes pertaining to the juncture of media, theory, and the visual arts will be considered.

Open to all current graduate students and those who have received a graduate degree within the last year, Critical Information is sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing Department at the School of Visual Arts.

Submission Requirements:
Name, School, Department Affiliation, Academic status
Phone Number, Email Address
Title of Paper or Project
Abstract including thesis statement and main argument. 100-150 words

Important Dates:
Abstract Deadline: June 30, 2011
Decision Email: September 30, 2011
Paper Deadline; November 1, 2011
Conference Date: December 3, 2011

The MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA offers a two-year course of study leading to an MFA degree. For students who want to improve their writing and advance their knowledge of contemporary art, theory, literature, and history, this concentrated program offers seminars by practicing critics, editors, philosophers, poets, and artists. The focus in writing is on the essay as form, as well as on shorter forms of review, through intensive writing practicums.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

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