The University of Southern California’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy is calling for proposals for its summer 2007 Vectors fellowship program. Proposal deadline April 15, 2007.
Up to eight Vectors Fellowships will be awarded to individuals or teams in the early-to mid-stages of development of a multimedia project related to the themes of Reading or Noise. Fellowship recipients will attend a one-week residency June 18-22, 2007 at USC’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy, where they will participate in colloquia and have access to state of the art production facilities, and to support from world-class designers, technicians and programmers. Fellowships include travel, accommodation expenses, and a $1,500 honorarium for each member of the team.
The projects will be published in Vectors , the Institute’s online digital journal which features multimedia scholarship using multimedia platforms including interactivity, integrated graphics, networked and mobile formats.
Vectors Journal is exploring the creative potential for online publishing. Check out the most recent issue – highlights include Sharon Daniel’s Public Secrets, a multimedia exposition of the two largest women's prisons in the world — Daniel reveals physical, psychological, and ideological spaces of the prison by layering personal narration, visual material and the voices of individual women. And, Laura Mark’s Enfolding and Unfolding, a questioning of film theory’s analysis of representation as a key site of cultural interrogation in the networked age of electronic information. Marks asks: Can an analysis of representation tell us much about the bitstream?
The themes for the this year's fellowships of “Reading” and “Noise” are conceived in broad terms, leaving lots of room for critical engagement. For more details about the call for proposals click here