SloMoCo Spring Phase
welcome to our Manifold!
We're pleased to announce the launch of our Spring Phase. We invite you to inspect SloMoCo projects here on our Manifold, a living and processual conference proceedings. You may track their development over time, leave a comment on a project, or find a project with an uploaded text and create a shareable annotation.
Some work yet-to-individuate may find a good fit as a micro residency. In micro-residency, an artist, researcher, or team proposes a research/creative question, vector, proposition, speculation, performance…(?). SloMoCommittee will help micro-residents to engage with and draw on the MOCO community in order to assemble the resources to incubate, iterate, and articulate these propositions.
Micro-residencies may be proposed for any amount of time, but your proposal will justify the duration by indicating how you intend to feed your work back into the MOCO community via SloMoCo. While many residency programs provide practitioners with the opportunity to work intensively, hermetically, and esoterically, consider how the durational aspirations of SloMoCo may afford other modes of working extensively, promiscuously, and exoterically.
SloMoCommittee will work with micro-residents to help assess how SloMoCo can provide support for the ongoing project. Potential examples of support include virtual events (WIP showing, workshops amplifying calls for collaborators, brokering proposals to institutional MOCO affiliates for local space use, possibly providing modest funds for production/research/development.)
Practice works: installations, performances, and workshops
SloMoCo invites proposals for practice works, a loose umbrella term that includes artistic-creative production and experimentation including but not limited to performances, installations, and workshops. In general, practice work submissions will be more fully composed than residency submissions.
SloMoCo is especially interested in highlighting interactive practice works. Over the last year, the art and performing arts worlds have modulated their practices with screen-based and networked modes of convention and convocation. How can somatically informed art-creation practices leverage telematics in ways which do not simply make up the zoom room as a black box? Without the control of the blackbox or gallery, how do immersive installation practices translate into people’s homes? What toolkits, techniques, and pedagogies are sufficient for exploring these new areas?
Papers, Talks, and Presentations
SloMoCo maintains the effectiveness of traditional modes of knowledge dissemination such as the paper and the talk. SloMoCo maintains the effectiveness of traditional modes of knowledge dissemination such as the paper and the talk. As an experiment, SloMoCo papers won’t be published in the ACM Digital Library like the previous years. This will restart in 2022. SloMoCo represents rather an opportunity to venture into modes more playful, experimental, or provocative contribution, that may build towards a submission for 2022 MOCO ACM publication. We especially encourage students to contribute a talk or paper that could be later revised and go through the standard academic review process for publication in the MOCO ACM DL.
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Seminars, Studios, and Courses
In many parts of the world, the telematic constraints of higher education will persist. For many reasons, hybrid digital-physical formats are here to stay. How are we teaching MOCO topics? How can we share our resources and energies to both lighten the load on individuals and engage the potential of our community’s diverse set of approaches?
A seminar, studio, or course you are teaching can link into SloMoCo in a number of ways. SloMoCo can co-host special events such as showcases that invite the MOCO community into your students’ feedback matrix. Some students from different institutions may even be interested to audit your course and receive reciprocal credit from their institution.
You may wish also to highlight some aspects of the course (a set of lessons, a reading list, a recorded discussion, some starter code, a data set, an instructable) and contribute them to the SloMoCo manifold instance for other instructors to use or reference. Additionally or alternatively, you may pick up some teaching materials from Spring phase, fork them, deploy them with a difference in Fall phase, and share with us the results in a paper or other event.
More immersively, SloMoCo seminars, studios, and courses can support phase-long student efforts such as writing processes, project development, or applied research. You may ask students to host their term paper drafts and final term papers on the SloMoCo commons, leveraging Manifold’s emphasis on iteration as well as reading group, annotation, and editorial functions to encourage transference of ideas and approaches between different seminars, schools, and knowledge creation communities.