Call: The International Conference on Futures of Media

Call for Papers

The International Conference on Futures of Media
“Futurisms – Media, Arts & Sciences”
10-11 October 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Hosting Partner – Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China

Abstract submission deadline:  10th July 2017

Possible areas of enquiry are:

  • What is the relationship between art and science, and especially media theory? What are their possible areas of con-/divergence in the digital world?
  • Is the so-called “third culture” – the fusion of art and science – an ideal or reality? How poetic is science today – which kinds of work does it produce and in what way do artists reflect their own production processes? How scientific is art today?
  • How does contemporary art reveal re-conceptualizations of the self and the world that break with traditional media perspectives? Which contemporary forms of self-expression has art generated, and how are these mirrored in self art (as for instance in ‘selfies’)?
  • How do the present digital conditions affect the work of art, and how are our modes of perception affected? Can – as Walter Benjamin once hoped – our media research on how art envisions and embodies the future today contribute to politics and activism?
  • How do contemporary artists shape the relationship between reality and virtuality, fact and fiction? Which blurred boundaries and new trends can be observed? Can hacking be observed as art? Which new genres or programs can be identified?

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Abstract submission deadline:  10 July 2017
Early bird Registration Deadline:  7 August 2017
Submit Your Abstract at


Dr. Markus Heidingsfelder
Assistant Professor
Communication Studies and Design
Habib University

Dr. Holger Briel
Associate Professor
Communication & Media Studies
Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University


All papers presented will be published in conference abstract book with ISBN. All the manuscripts will be published in electronically with ISSN in proceedings with a DOI number (DOI prefix: 10.17501). Selected manuscripts will be published in collaborated journals. All full papers will be under double-blind review.

Selected Full papers will be published in the below journal for free of charge:

Asian Journal of Communication (Scopus Indexed Journal)
Included in the © 2015 Thomson Reuters, 2015 Journal Citation Reports ®
2015 Impact Factor 0.377
Ranking: 68/79 (Communication)
Print ISSN: 0129-2986
Online ISSN: 1742-0911
Editor: Hao Xiaoming, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Abstracted/Indexed in: C S A Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Current Abstracts, Electronic Collections Online, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, OCLC; Social Sciences Citation Index, Sociological Abstracts, Scopus and P A I S

We look forward to your positive responses at your earliest convenience and kindly ask you to disseminate this mail among your enthusiastic colleagues.


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