The Ammerman Center at Connecticut College seeks submissions for its 2022 Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology being held November 10-12, 2022 at Connecticut College in New London, CT. The aim of the Symposium, now in its 36th year, is to create an inclusive forum for multidisciplinary dialogue at the intersection of arts, technology, and contemporary culture in a variety of formats. In lieu of a standard keynote address and in keeping with our focus on Contact, affect, and collaboration, our featured speakers will be the members of the Centre for Emotional Materiality: Surabhi Saraf, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Caroline Sinders, Marcus Brittain Fleming and Mariah Hill.

This year’s theme is CONTACT: In the contemporary vocabulary, “contact” is something to be avoided in physical interactions or something perhaps just out of reach in our remote relationships with others. Contact contains the promise of new and continued engagement within communities, among disparate institutions and so-called disciplines.

We seek 2-3 multi-disciplinary works to be commissioned by the Ammerman Center for the symposium, as well as:

  • Papers
  • Panels
  • Workshops (including work in progress feedback sessions)
  • Music and Sound Performances
  • Artwork in all media for the symposium exhibition, including site specific interventions and performances.
  • Performing Arts: Dance, Theater, and Performance Art
  • Screen-Based Work: Video, Film, and Animation (for exhibition or evening screenings)

        New this year: 

  • Demo/Poster Tables  (work in progress or completed)
  • Lightning Talks/Pecha Kucha (work in progress or completed)

Selections for the symposium exhibition will be made by our guest curator along with the selection committee. Some submissions may be recommended for alternative forms of presentation.

The 2022 Symposium follows our series of Summits beginning in 2020 about seeking equity, diversity, and collaboration in the field and how the fields of arts and technology are shifting in the 21st century. In response, two key additions have been made:

  • The Symposium schedule will include more open and collaborative opportunities for conversation and collaboration; it will include more concentrated pecha-kucha-style presentation and demo sessions, alongside other open opportunities, while limiting time allotted for full paper and panel sessions.
  • Registration will be available on a sliding scale (see the full call for information). The Symposium will also offer modest artist fees to exhibiting and performing artists, striving to increase these based on available resources.

Proposals for commissioned works are due by April 8, and proposals for all other events are due May 1, 2022. If you cannot use a Google account for the submission form, please email requisite material described in the full call to cat@conncoll.edu with subject line “Symposium Submission.”

More information on the schedule and registration to come.

Symposium 2022 Call (PDF)

 

Symposium 2022 Submission Form

Symposium 2022 Commission Guidelines