Call for Presentations and Papers

 

 

MIX 2023 Call for Presentations and Papers: Storytelling in Immersive Media

7 July, 2023 at the British Library, London

MIX 2023, our biennial conference on where and how creative writing and emerging technologies meet, will be co-hosted by Bath Spa University and the British Library. It will coincide with the British Library’s Digital Storytelling exhibition of digital literature and emerging formats, which will highlight digital publishing over recent years. MIX 2023 will enable scholars and practitioners to come together to explore the exhibition at the British Library as well as share current research and practice in the rapidly developing field of storytelling in immersive environments.

Conference Themes

Storytelling in Immersive Media
Interactive and Locative works
Narrative Games
Storytelling with AI
Digital Preservation, Archiving and Enhanced Curation

We are looking for proposals for 15 min papers or presentations and 6 min lightning talks from technologists and creative writers and poets working in the digital realm, including artists and practitioners, as well as academic researchers and independent scholars. We are particularly interested in the work and views of creators, audiences and communities currently underrepresented across writing and technology. Papers, presentations, and lightning talks focused on teaching and pedagogy are also welcome.

If you are unable to attend MIX2023 in person, we are accepting a limited number of pre-recorded presentations. Please get in touch if you would like to propose one of these.

If travel or other associated costs would be a barrier to you attending MIX 2023, you can apply for support from our Access Fund. Email with details of the amount you are requesting.

How to Submit

We would like to hear from you if you have an abstract or proposal for a 6 minute lightning talk or 15 minute paper or presentation. Most sessions will be 60 minutes long, with time for 3 papers and 15 minutes of questions. We will also accept group panel proposals for 60 minute panels (composed of three papers or presentations).

To submit, please send us a 300 word abstract or summary of each paper or presentation you are proposing here. When you submit, please select which of the themes your submission best fits. Please include a 100 word biography (include biographies of all other speakers if you are proposing a panel). The deadline for submission is Monday 13th Feb

We will let you know whether your submission has been successful by the end of Feb. For queries on your conference submission, email , or take a look at our FAQs below.

FAQs

What is MIX?

MIX is Bath Spa University’s biennale conference that explores the intersection of writing and technology, bringing together people from around the world to make, think and talk. MIX investigates where creative writing and media creation intersect with and/or are dependent on technology. In 2023, for the first time, MIX will be held away from a Bath Spa University campus and will take place at the British Library, London.

When will MIX 2023 be held?

MIX 2023 will kick off with an optional afternoon tea and tour of the Digital Storytelling with curators on 6 July, followed by the conference on 7 July.

All events will be held at the British Library, London.

How do I get to the British Library?

Located at 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, close to St Pancras railway station in London, the British Library is easy to access by London Transport and train, including by Eurostar.

What is the Digital Storytelling exhibition?

From 2 June 2023, the British Library will be hosting Digital Storytelling, an exhibition of digital literature and emerging formats which will highlight digital publishing from recent years. MIX 2023 will enable scholars and practitioners to come together to explore the exhibition.

What are the conference themes?

Storytelling in Immersive Media
Interactive and Locative works
Narrative Games
Storytelling with AI
Digital Preservation, Archiving and Enhanced Curation

Can I submit as an individual or do I need to be part of a panel?

Either. We welcome submissions from individuals as well as research teams. Individual papers will be programmed into panels by the conference organisers. We also welcome panel submissions of up to three papers. If you are proposing a panel, each person will need to present their own paper or presentation.

Can I submit a joint paper or presentation?

Yes. We welcome papers and presentations given jointly by more than one person.

What’s the difference between a paper and a presentation?

We want to include both academics and creative practitioners at MIX. If you are an academic you might be more familiar with presenting a paper and if you are a practitioner you might be more accustomed to presenting your work in a talk.

We are looking for proposals for 15 min papers or presentations and 6 min lightning talks from both academics and practitioners, including technologists, creative writers, poets and artists.

Can I present on a creative project that I didn’t develop myself?

Yes. We’d love to hear about projects or work that you think would be interesting to the MIX audience. You don’t need to have been involved in their creation.

When is the deadline for submissions?

Monday 13 February 2023. We will let you know whether your submission has been successful by the end of February 2023.

Will there be an opportunity to publish my paper or presentation after the conference?

There will be the opportunity to publish your paper or presentation on The Writing Platform, which is an online magazine for sharing knowledge and expertise around digital innovation in how we make and publish stories.

How much are tickets to MIX 2023?

Ticket prices will be announced shortly. Because of the support of the British Library and Bath Spa University, we are able to keep the cost of tickets very low this year.

If travel or any other associated costs would be a barrier to you attending MIX 2023, you can apply for support from our Access Fund. Email with details of the amount you are requesting.

How do I book my ticket?

Tickets will be available on the British Library’s website.