Beyond the Now – New Coalitions in Socially Engaged Digital Practice at Mozilla Festival 2021

Monday, 1 March, 2021
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We look forward to participating in the forthcoming Mozilla Festival this Month .

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Beyond the Now – New Coalitions in Socially Engaged Digital Practice: 18 March 20:30 pm (GMT)

This session builds upon Beyond the Now’s Season 2 theme of Mutual Aid. It will focus on digital platforms as experimental sites for socially engaged art practices. Digital spaces that re-imagine, activate and facilitate cross-border solidarity, creative exchange, inclusion and racial and social justice.

We will explore the scope for projects which enable creative practitioners, activists, civil society organisations and other actors to re-imagine what community, resilience and social justice looks like in the context of increasing intolerance and the shrinking of public space.  Specifically the potential for new collaborative architectures to be built through digital commissions that tackle topics such as countering digital hate, freedom of expression, security, displacement, democracy and mutual aid and care.

Session panelists include Will Prescott  (Centre for Countering Digital Hate); Kit Braybrooke (Digital Anthropologist and Director of We & Us); and Abdullah Alkafri, (Dramaturge and Director of Ettijahat- Independent Culture).

Facilitors/Moderators: Áine O’Brien (Counterpoints Arts) and Ailbhe Murphy (Create)

Join us for what we hope will be a lively conversation.

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‘Beyond the Now’ is a syndicated social practice platform, founded by partners based and working in locations across the globe, which aims to open up new creative, cultural and political affinities for a post-pandemic world.

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Multimedia Requirements

Header Image

One Image: 2560px x 1440px (or bigger) – Max file size 7MB

Profile Picture

Square Image: 500px x 500px (or bigger) – Max file size 5MB

Pictures in Contribution

Minimum 600px wide – Max file size 5MB

Videos

Uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo

Audio

Uploaded to Soundcloud

Contribution Guidelines

‘Beyond the Now’ aims for an accessible written style. It is not an academic journal and the written contributions may include first person accounts and reflections. 

Contributions should be approximately 500-1000 words in length. 

Where the content of the submission involves theoretical or other specialist content, please aim as much as possible for exposition that will be accessible to a general reader (i.e. across academic disciplines and to non-academics). 

The language of the site is English (UK spelling). Please use ‘z’ spelling for words ending in ‘-ize’, ‘-ization’ (Example: organize, organization). Alternative spellings in quoted material, book and article titles should not be changed, however. 

Referencing should be included in the MLA format: MLA Citation Guide

References to webpages may be included as hyperlinks. 

For Written Submissions

Please clearly indicate the title of the submission and provide, if possible, an image to accompany it with required acknowledgement / permission for use. 

Please provide any social media or other contact details that you would like included with the piece when it is published. 

For Multimedia Submissions

Please provide a title for the piece and a short (50 word) outline of content for publication.  

If possible, please provide a still from the video for use on the ‘Beyond the Now’ site. 

Please provide any social media or other contact details that you would like included with the piece when it is published. 

Style Guidelines

Author Biography

The Bio should be 100-150 words long to ensure a standard appearance across the site  (100 words minimum and 150 words maximum).

For Titles

Please capitalise each of the main words of the title. Avoid using capitals throughout. (e.g. ‘Beyond the Now’ is good. Not ‘BEYOND THE NOW’ or ‘Beyond the now’ unless there is a compelling reason)

For Subtitles

Subtitles must be consistent across the publication. Please do not underline subtitles.

Main Body

Please use single spacing throughout. Do not include text in bold (except for subtitles).
Where the content of the submission involves theoretical or other specialist content, please aim as much as possible for exposition that will be accessible to a general reader (i.e. across academic disciplines and to non-academics).

The language of the site is English (UK spelling). Please use ‘z’ spelling for words ending in ‘-ize’, ‘-ization’ (Example: organize, organization). Alternative spellings in quoted material, book and article titles should not be changed, however.

Captions for Images

Please follow this format when including captions for images. Not every image will need all of these entries. Select those that are required and use the order indicated:
  • Artist / Image title /  date / photo credit.
Alternatively, for images that are not artworks:
  • Image caption / photo credit.