participation

participation modes
visiting correspondents
how to participate
important information for participants


The diversity of conference, symposia, performance and hybrid programs at different locations during PSi #21 Fluid States means that there will also be a diverse range of participation options for local and international scholars, students, artists, activists and audiences interested in the programs.
 
This page provides information on how to identify and follow up on the program, and the participation model, that is of most interest to you.
 
Participation Modes
The PSi #21 Fluid States program currently offers three main participation modes:
 
1. Invited Presenters
At most of the PSi #21 Fluid States locations, the local program organizers will invite a number of local and international participants to deliver a paper, panel, keynote, performance, or another mode of presentation.

2. Call for Paper, Panel or Performance Presenters, or Presenters in various Alternative Formats
At most of the PSi #21 Fluid States locations, the local program organizers will circulate a Call for Papers, Panels, Performances and alternative formats, inviting other local and international participants to propose a presentation for inclusion in their program.
Registration fees may apply to attend programs at some locations (to be announced in March 2014). 
The Calls and application procedures will be announced through the Fluid States LOG website, PSi main website and the individual websites and/or mailing lists of local Fluid States organizers.
Please follow the regularly updated Fluid States schedule where you can find all the dates, announcements and deadlines.

3. Call for Local / Visiting Correspondents (Artists, Scholars, or other Researchers)
At all of the PSi#21 Fluid States clusters we will circulate a Call for artists, scholars, activists or other types of researchers to act as Visiting Correspondents.
 
A Local / Visiting Correspondent (LC/VC) conducts a research residency and creatively responds to academic/artistic programs unfolding in a Fluid States event that is (in the case of LCs) or is not (in the case of VCs) local to her/himself. During or following their residency period at the location, the LCs/VCs will be welcomed to share their work on the Fluid States website (the LOG) in a range of formats, including short updates, interviews, texts, images and videos, other forms of provocation or participatory documentation, artwork and artifacts, as well as, of course, scholarly papers. They will capture, critique and expand the contribution of the PSi#21 Fluid States through the lens of their own research agendas, and their response to the place, the activities, and the conversations unfolding during the activities. Their contributions, and their textual, visual, sonic, video or other interventions will become a critical component of PSi#21 Fluid States, navigating the topics and the terrain for a global audience, and, where there is interest in pursuing it, their contributions may also become part of PSi publications - e.g. journal issues - coming out of PSi#21 Fluid States.
 
LCs/VCs can also visit the location as presenters, although presenting in the respective program is not mandatory for the LCs/VCs.
 
Expressions of interest in acting as a LC/VC at each location will be evaluated by a committee consisting of representatives of respective local clusters and Fluid States website (the LOG) editorial board. Registration fees may apply to attend programs at some locations.
 
We anticipate 5+ LCs/VCs at each location. Local organizers will decide on the number of LCs/VCs. They will have their names listed in the local events programs and will form a network of Fluid States correspondents-researchers associated with the LOG.
 
How To Participate
 
To determine your own mode of participation in PSi #21 Fluid States, you will need to:

  • Read the information about the conference, symposium or performances at each of the locations to find a theme, program and participation mode that interests you.
  • Follow the regularly updated Fluid States calender where you can find all the dates, announcements and deadlines.
  • For Presenters…
    • Read the details the local program organizer has requested from potential presenters
    • Submit a proposal to the local program organizer’s stated website or contact address for presenters, with the stated details, by the stated due date
  • For Local / Visiting Correspondents…
    • Read the details the Fluid States LOG organizer has requested from potential correspondents through the Fluid States LOG website
    • Submit a proposal through the Fluid States LOG website, with the stated details, by the stated due date
  • Receive a reply from the local organizer (for Presenters) or the LOG organizer (for Correspondents) whether or not you have been accepted as a presenter and/or correspondent in their program of activities
  • Receive, from the local program organizer, a letter of invitation, together with any other documents required to assist you in making your own visa, travel and accommodation arrangements to atten
  • Click through to the PSi website, and request to PSi itself to become a PSi member for 2015 (requests to become a PSi member for PSi #21 Fluid States will not incur a fee for those joining PSi for the first time as Fluid States presenters and correspondents)


Important Information for Participants

 
All presenters and correspondents participating in PSi #21 Fluid States conferences, symposia or performances must apply to the local program organizers’s stated contacts to participate in their event. The local program organizers are solely responsible for programming their event.
 
For information on local conferences, symposia or performances check log's right side menu.
 
All presenters and correspondents participating in PSi#21 Fluid States conferences, symposia or performances are invited to become PSi members. PSi is offering a year’s free membership to all PSi #21 Fluid States participants.
 
Information on applying for PSi membership is available on the PSi main website now.
 
Attending a PSi #21 Fluid States event as a presenter or a correspondent may require payment of a registration fee. All presenters, performers and correspondents participating in PSi #21 Fluid States events are responsible for paying this fee, and for their own visa arrangements, travel arrangements, accommodation arrangements, as well as arranging any travel, health or other insurances they may require to participate at a specific location. Program organizers will be happy to assist in providing letters of invitation and the like.

Presenters and correspondents may participate in as many programs, in as many modes, as local program organizers might accept them for, providing they are able to make suitable arrangements to attend.
Potential presenters and correspondents seeking further information about a specific program should contact the local program organizers.

Potential presenters and correspondents seeking further information about the process for identifying and pursuing participation opportunities should contact the PSi #21 Fluid States curatorial team at info@fluidstates.org.

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