CALL FOR WORK: Dropout
Postmark DEADLINE September 15 2008
Seeking video, documentary and animation entries in relation to the idea of digital dropout for Volume 4 of INtransit, produced by the AstroDime Transit Authority. How does the loss or corruption of data alter information as it reaches us? What happens to the message when we become aware of the medium? When is a glitch not just a glitch? Digital decay, lost signal, system error, the cliff effect, rolloff, dropout, static, interference, noise, data loss, corruption, malfunction. Don’t put a magnet too close to your computer screen. Don’t store your DVDs in direct sun. Walk through a wall to get to the Minus World. Can you hear me now? Remember when all of your vacation film went through the x-ray machine at the airport? When technology fails, what is lost and what is gained?
Please mail your work to:
15 Channel Center Street
Boston, MA 02210
If you want it returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Preview copies should be on DVD, VHS, or mini-DV. For more info, contact AliNichole@gmail.com
The AstroDime Transit Authority is a Think-Tank and public service organization that considers issues of transportation, communication and world and intergalactic citizenship. We are specifically interested in issues of race, class, gender and culture, art and technoscience. In addition, we consult and advise in sustainable communication and transportation systems off and on this planet.
Our research includes curated video shows, data collection, and performances which reveal and explore these issues. We publish a twice-yearly video journal called INtransit. We invite guest artists and contributors to participate in our curatorial and creative projects.
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