Call For Papers


Call for Papers (PDF)

Abstract Deadline: 29/01/2016 NEW DATE 21/02/2016

Our contemporary quotidian lives are becoming increasingly indebted to virtual platforms for social exchange and cultural mediation. The ubiquity of social media has necessitated the birth of virtual graveyards; frozen digital reliquaries marking the cessation of our online busywork. Museums and culture conservationists are hurriedly digitising material fragments of the Anthropocene in an anxious contest against time and entropy. In this world the family photo-album is no longer an object but a well pool of dematerialised data.

  • To what extent has time’s unrelenting persecution of matter and, by historical virtue of necessity, culture, been circumvented in the digital age?
  • What is time to the dematerialised image?
  • Does the cloud and distributed data networks shift the agency of time as it shifts the image?
  • Has the duration of the gaze been supplanted by a sequence of fleeting glances as the mechanics of our biological bodies struggle clumsily to fix upon a new frenetic landscape of hypermediated imagery?

The figurative freezing of digital data is a far cry from the corporeal terminus we have historically conceived of as death. In its epitaphic state even the digital graveyard is full of life; of reading, relaying and revival. Even these (a)temporarily static fields of data serve to nourish a complex bio-digital ecology that decomposes, blooms and flourishes in a new non-terrestrial time, unbound by the phenomenal cycles of the stars. The age of information has given rise to a new breed of temporality whereby nothing ever dies but is only defrag’d, retrieved, restored and remixed. The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference is calling for papers that explore how this new temporality informs and plays out across contemporary visual culture.

Participants are asked to address aspects of the atemporal at least one of the following areas:

  • the still image
  • the immersive image
  • the sound as image
  • hypermediacy and the iconic character of the image
  • politics of the image and/or image making in a transdisciplinary context
  • life sciences and bioart in relation to the living image
  • distributed and networked image
  • The trans-scalar image(inary), from the nano to the astronomical image
  • Artificial and computer vision
  • moving still
  • image as time, real-time and glitch-time
  • archival, permanency and immediacy
  • aesthetics and proliferation of the image

The conference invites papers that respond to the above provocation in areas related to: Media Arts, Painting, Drawing, Curating, Installation, Film, Video, Photography, Computer/data Visualization/sonification, Real-time Imaging, Intelligent Systems and Image Science.


STAGE 1: ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: Deadline 29 January 2016 NEW DATE 21 February 2016

Author Guidelines (PDF Version)

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Please observe the following advice required word limits, referencing and the required layout.


Not more than 250 words. It should describe the paper succinctly.

Arial 12pt. Single line spacing

FONT Arial


  • Borders 20mm minimum all around. (Do not use footers or headers. Do not add page numbers)
  • All text is to be left justified only. (Not fully justified).
  • Paragraphs are to have a blank line between.
  • Title of paper (in caps and lower case letters. 18pt. Bold.)
  • Presenting author and affiliation (Name in 12pt bold; University, institution or company. 12pt normal.)
  • Additional author (1) and affiliation. (Name in 12pt bold; University, institution or company. 12pt normal.) (and further authors in the same format.)


Six words or two-word phrases. Lower case (unless they are proper nouns).


  • Please use only the following file type when sending your paper: Microsoft Word (PC or Mac)
  • Include your family name in the title of the document (Example – Bloggs.doc).
  • Other file types will be returned for re-submission. This includes pdfs.


On a new page, at the end of your submission, please include brief biographical notes. These are required from all authors and should be no longer than 100-150 words. DO NOT exceed 150 words per person for the biographical note.


The Fourth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture 2016, will be using Intellect Publishing House Style guide:


Stage 2: Full paper deadline 01 August 2016

Author guidelines will be posted here for invited papers.