Call for ART. Book project: realities of Autonomous Weapon Systems
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The realities of autonomous weapons
Call for Art (full call attached)
This call for art invites work that advances synergies between artistic
and academic publishing. The book project “The realities of autonomous
weapons” explores this controversial technology by analysing the
imagined futures that are associated with military AI. It covers not
only political images and narratives but also fictional expressions and
The ties between fact and fiction are characteristic of the different
realities that autonomous weapons systems (AWS) embody. To strengthen
these connections, the editors are looking for a contribution coming
from the visual arts that helps make sense of these complex relations
between fact and fiction, the virtual and the real.
What we are looking for:
- A chapter of artistic works that feature the hybrid space of
autonomous weapon systems, illustrated in a short portfolio of 10-15
pages & an abstract of 250 words of description.
- Chapter portfolio in pdf. Artworks have be a minimum 300 dpi.
Text in a supplementary file in Word, pdf, or rtf.
What we offer:
- The selected artist will be featured in a comprehensive chapter
of the printed book (fully open access) next to the academic texts.
- Further, the selected artist will be featured on a website where
we host the academic chapters.
- The book will be disseminated widely by the publisher and the
editors to different academic, public and art institutions - trying
to enable further synergies and collaborations between artists and
- A royalty of 1000 euros.
The volume is open access and will be published with Bristol University
Press in 2024.
Please submit your proposals by November 10, 2023 via
Thomas Christian Bächle
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, Karlsruhe
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