[NetBehaviour] Thursday Club Open Call

Maria Chatzichristodoulou drp01mc at gold.ac.uk
Mon Jun 23 17:53:25 CEST 2008


--Please Circulate--


The Thursday Club is an open forum discussion group for anyone interested
in the theories and practices of cross-disciplinarity, interactivity,
technologies and philosophies of the state-of-the-art in today’s (and
tomorrow’s) cultural landscape(s). The Club is supported by the Goldsmiths
Digital Studios (GDS) and the Goldsmiths Graduate School.

Originally set up in October 2005 by GDS as a more informal setting for
research discussions, it has grown to include 193 members: artists,
technologists, scientists – in fact, a growing diversity of people from
different communities worldwide, that are connected via a mailing list and
online forum.

Most importantly, there are regular meetings in ‘real' space at the Ben
Pimlott site of Goldsmiths, University of London. Anyone can attend these
events. By keeping these meetings free, informal and open to all, we
provide a platform for diverse and open ended discourse, for people who
perhaps would not have the opportunity to discuss ideas outside of their
chosen discipline.

The Thursday Club brings together people from diverse fields and degrees
of expertise, aiming to initiate discussion and debates among postgraduate
students, researchers, academics, artists, theorists, and other cultural

Since it focuses on interdisciplinary practices, the Club is interested to
experiment with innovative formats of presentation that are appropriate to
the nature of the subject. We particularly welcome the proposal of round
table discussions, panels, screenings, 'hearings', live gigs and
performance lectures. We are also interested to platform experimental
work-in-progress of both practical and theoretical nature.

Submission Materials

1. A Title and 300 word abstract of your proposal

2. A 1,000 word proposal that will substantiate your abstract as
well as include information regarding issues of methodologies and format of
presentation; also, this should explain why you think that the Thursday
Club is an appropriate forum for the presentation of your work.

2. A 200 word biog

3. Your contact details: name, address, email, telephone number

4. Any relevant links to your work

5. A jpg of your work (if relevant)

Please send any submissions by email to Prof. Janis Jefferies
<j.jefferies at gold.ac.uk> and Patrick Tresset <ma701pt at gold.ac.uk> writing
'Thursday Club Submission' as a Subject.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 10AM, ON MONDAY 4 AUGUST

The submissions will be reviewed by the Thursday Club Board.


Dr. Tim Blackwell
Department of Computing, Goldsmiths; co-Head, Live Algorithms for Music

Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka Maria X]
PhD Candidate Goldsmiths Digital Studios; Visiting Lecturer Goldsmiths;

Kelli Dipple
Webcasting Curator Tate

Prof. Janis Jefferies, Thursday Club Convener
Professor of Visual Arts, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths; Co-director
Goldsmiths Digital Studios; Director Constance Howard Resource and
Research Centre in Textiles; Curator; Artist.

Alex McLean
PhD Candidate Goldsmiths Digital Studios; Sound artist.

Myrto Karanika
MFA Student Goldsmiths Digital Studios.

Dr. Sarah Kember
Reader in New Technologies of Communication, Department of Media and
Communications, Goldsmiths; Writer.

Nanda Khaorapapong
MFA Student Goldsmiths Digital Studios.

Prof. Carrie Paechter
Professor of Educational Studies, Goldsmiths; Dean of Goldsmiths Graduate

Artist; AHRC Fellow Goldsmiths Digital Studios.

Patrick Tresset
PhD Candidate Goldsmiths Digital Studios; Artist.

Prof. John Wood
Professor in Design, Goldsmiths.

Matthew Fuller
Reader, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths; Writer.

Maria Chatzichristodoulou
[aka maria x]
PhD Art & Computational Technologies
Goldsmiths Digital Studios

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