Submission deadline extended! 


Due to the important response our call for submissions has received, our committees have decided to allow participants to submit their abstracts until May 31st.

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If you’ve got any questions regarding the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us, or learn more on our website.

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Abstract proposals accepted for submission until the 31st of May, 2018 at 8:00 pm CEST via our Easychair link: In case of acceptance after being reviewed, you will be notified, given a deadline and asked to upload your scientific and artistic papers and posters via Easychair. 
From October 4-7, 2018, “The Global Composition 2018: Sound, Ecology, and Media Cultural Education” will be hosted at the Media Campus in Dieburg. It is organized by Hochschule Darmstadt’s Research Center for Digital Communication and Media Innovation (DKMI) in collaboration with GFTN e.V./Darmstadt, h_da’s Master’s program International Media Cultural Work (Faculty of Media), and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. 
Our committees will review papers, posters, discussion panels, workshops, and artistic productions, focusing on the theme of “Sound, Ecology and Media Aesthetic Education.” Next-generation researchers under 35 years of age are especially encouraged to submit and will be provided a special space to highlight their presentations.
The selection process is based on the principle of double-blind peer review. Therefore, you are kindly asked to make sure your name and identifying references are left out of the text of your submission.
Within the framework of this conference, we encourage submissions to go beyond notions which identify education merely as schooling, the instruction of a subject mastery, but instead understand it as implying to a large extent individual and communal maturation aspects as well as aspects of the formation and strengthening of a personality, group or culture. In this sense, the Latin root of education, educere means to lead forth.
We’ll also be inquiring about the major aspects of the generational change in Acoustic Ecology and Soundscape studies as well as the role of new audio technologies and Augmented/Virtual Reality as facilitators of auditory awareness. 
The spectrum of our call is quite broad and supposed to bring together a diversity of approaches to the following suggested topics and beyond:
1. Ecological awareness and the furthering of listening
2. Listening, and the ecology of the senses
3. Media critique and listening
4. Methods and notions of listening
5. Educational approaches based on soundscape listening
6. Intercultural and diversity based approaches to soundscape and Acoustic ecology facilitation
7. Acoustic Ecology, media culture and gender
8. Further developments of soundscape and Acoustic Ecology facilitation in order to meet recent or future necessities and desiderata
9. Experiences with official curricula of soundscape and/or acoustic ecology education
10. Auditory media aesthetic education for the elderly/for socially marginalized groups
11. Soundscape education/facilitation for youths between the age of 12 and 20
12. Sound(scape) design in media and urban space, and its influence on the furthering of a listening culture
13. Soundscape’s role in media culture and cultural media
14. Strategic cultural aspects of listening in media aesthetic education
15. Aspects of politics in soundscape education/facilitation
16. New audio technologies and Augmented/Virtual Reality as facilitators of auditory awareness
17. Critique and perspectives of the technologization of listening/soundmaking in respect to an auditory media culture
We found the following hints helpful for writing a good proposal:
We are looking forward to your submissions and for having you as our conference guests. Please consider spending some leisure time in Dieburg too, as the region is really lovely and early October should still be mild and sunny.
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