[resource-net] retune 2014 | OPEN CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Julian Adenauer julian at retune.de
Wed Jul 23 18:50:50 CEST 2014

Hi resource,

we invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation at the upcoming retune conference in Berlin (http://retune.de). This year’s event will revolve around the topic „Inside the Mirror“ and we’re looking forward to receiving proposals from a wide range of standpoints.
The open call can be found below. You can apply here: http://bit.ly/retune14-opencall
Deadline is August, 17th.

Looking forward!

Julian Adenauer


RETUNE 2014, 26.-28.09., BERLIN


We invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation at the upcoming retune conference. This year's conference revolves around the topic "Inside the Mirror" and we're looking for inspiring speakers who would like to make a contribution on the topic or put their work into relation with it.
Our audience is very diverse so it is essential that your talk is insightful and understandable for non-experts.
Please no sales/startup pitches and pure tech-demos. 

Presentations are 15 or 30 minutes plus discussion. Of course we have a projector and a sound system.

We are highly interested in a diverse group of submitters. No matter what your background is, please submit your idea for a talk.
We explicitly encourage applications from female speakers and members of usually under-represented groups.

>> CALL IS OPEN UNTIL: August, 17th, 23:59:59 CEST <<

If you run into questions, get in touch: call at retune.de


From 26. - 28. September 2014 the retune conference brings together for the third time artists, designers, technologists as well as researchers and scientists to inspire interdisciplinary thinking and making. This annual gathering of international creative minds seeks to explore, shape, and critically question the future of living, working, and expressing with technology.

More info on our website: http://retune.de/2014

Previous events:
2013: http://retune.de/2013 // http://bit.ly/1p9qjzW
2012: http://retune.de/2012 // http://bit.ly/1nPNhIs

All previous speakers: http://retune.de/index.html#past-speakers


Mirrors allow us to look at the world and ourselves from the outside, enable us to see things otherwise hidden. Giving us the chance to learn something about us and our environment. Today's mirrors are not made of glass and metal but from silicon. The digital world is like a mirror-world, reflecting events, people, connections and places. Our behavior is being documented by countless data, social network activities, photos, videos and biometric data. Personal and global trends, affectations and reluctances can be analyzed. It is easy to fall in love with the wonderland in the mirror and our virtual self that is easy to reshape.

Reflections can be distorted, filtered or blurred without us noticing. It looks so familiar but is yet not the same. Finding out more about the mirror is hard because it keeps distracting us with its reflections. It evades observation, showing something else instead of revealing truth about itself and hiding what lies behind. And in the end what the mirror shows and what we see in it is not necessarily the same.

How do these reflections change us? How does technology reflect back on us? How is the reflection reflected in our behavior? How does art reflect these developments?

Sometimes it is hard to tell apart the real world and the reflection in the mirror, it's hard to find the way out of the house of mirrors. Everything seems blurry and we're left alone looking at ourselves in the reflection of our computer screens.


1) In the first round we will only look at the title and abstract. The proposals will be anonymized so we don't have any bias distracting us from the proposal. We'll choose around 10 submissions for the next round.

2) We will look at the rest you have submitted. Bio, website, video etc. If we have the feeling that we need more info we'll get in touch and eventually schedule a Skype-meeting.

3) We expect to choose 2-4 speakers and invite them to the conference. You will get notified until end of August.

If you get chosen, you will of course get free entrance to the conference. If you have already bought a ticket, we will reimburse you. We will also try to cover a share of your travel costs but can't promise anything right now. 

The jury consists of: Julian Adenauer, Raphaël de Courville, Jasmin Grimm, So Kanno, Iohanna Nicenboim, Anne Spaa, Rachel Uwa, Hanna Wiesener, Christian Zöllner

DEADLINE: 17.08.2014, 23:59:59 CEST

== APPLY! ==

Signup form can be found here: http://bit.ly/retune14-opencall

Julian Adenauer
director retune conference

Schlesische Str. 20
10997 Berlin
+49 176 10332390
julian at retune.de
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retune 2014: 26. - 28.09.2014
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