PCA Graduate School Symposium - Call for Submissions

PCA Graduate Symposium

“Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction” is a symposium addressing the impact of digital technology on the creation, distribution, and experience of art in 2020.

In his 1935 essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” philosopher and literary critic Walter Benjamin considered the technological inventions of the time that were shifting the way humanity was experiencing the world, such as through film and photography. He argued that mechanical reproduction not only changed how art was created and distributed but changed the definition of art itself.

Now, in 2020, with social media, 3D modeling, 3D printers, laser cutters, virtual reality, high-resolution cameras, and design software, how is art impacted by technology? The symposium “Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction will consider how technology is impacting the creation, distribution, and experience of art today.

Call for Proposals
Graduate students at Paris College of Arts are inviting calls for proposals on innovative ideas related to how technology is enhancing, inhibiting or changing the art world in 2020 and the years ahead. Graduate students, curators, distributors, buyers, and scholars are invited to submit a proposal for a 15-minute talk. Suggested topics include:

  • Creation/Production
  • Ideation
  • Education
  • Resist/Denounce
  • Mediums/materials
  • Accessibility
  • Analog
  • Collaboration
  • Distribution
  • Social media
  • Networking
  • Gallery/museums
  • Experience/Consumption
  • Sensory experiences
  • Participatory art
  • Original/replicas

Deadlines
Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2020. Applicants will be notified if accepted by April 1st, 2020.

To apply
Please submit a 200-300 word proposal to gradsymposium@paris.edu by March 23, 2020. Please submit two versions: one with your name and contact information and the other without, for reviewing purposes. Proposals must be submitted in English and the presenters must be able to present in English.