M-Node & NABA Media Design & New Media Art Symposium

in collaboration with NoemaLab

New Media Art Education & Research: Always Already New

Thinking Media, Subversing Feeling, Scaffolding Knowledge: Art and Education in the Praxis of Transformation

December 16 – 18, 2010

NABA, via Carlo Darwin, 20, Milan


Celebrating the 30 years of the Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti – New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, NABA, and as part of our blueprint program aimed at exploring the relations among culture, art and technologies, the PhD Program of the Planetary Collegium’s M-Node and the NABA School of Media Design & New Media Art, in collaboration with NoemaLab are organizing a 3-day meeting on December 16 – 18, 2010, in Milan @NABA to challenge, foresee and debate in a subversive, non linear, anarchic and non academic free way, future strategies and forms of education in Media, Art & Design and the role of the research and production spaces for artists and creative professionals working with technologies.

“Always Already New” is part of the New Media Art Education & Research conferences that the PhD Program M-Node and the NABA Department of Media Design & New Media Art have been organizing for a few years. The education and research programs will provide opportunities for discussion and engagement with a wide range of professionals: teachers, researchers, scholars, curators, meetings’ experts, from art and technology labs across Italy and worlwide.

After the three days with international participants from many realms NABA Media Design & New Media Arts and M-NODE in collaboration with NoemaLab will also identify the key topics for a follow-up expert’s meeting as well as some urgent research areas to focus on in the 2011 symposium.


• Art on the Edge: new strategies for sustainable creativity;

• The New Creativity: art and education in the time of transformations;

• Transdisciplinary Territory: the limits of Video in Media education;

• Changing visions: new models of art in education; Beyond Sensibility: new perspectives on art and its formation;

• Authoritarian dreams imaginary, vision and utopias, beyond dreams;

• New Instruments for Teaching and Learning: do they change anything?

• Relevant experiences and case histories.


The official language of the symposium is English.

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts (500 words maximum) are due by October 15, 2010. They should be submitted as an attached document in Text (txt), Rich Text (rtf), Open Document (odt) or Acrobat (pdf) formats by e-mail to: symposium2010@noemalab.org. Please, indicate in the text of the email that it is the abstract for the “Always Already New” symposium.


Abstracts will be acknowledged on receipt, and authors will be notified of acceptance by October 30, 2010.

Submission of Full Papers

Papers (no more than 2500 words) will be required by November 30, 2010. Papers received after this date will not be published. Full details of copy-ready requirements will be supplied at the time of acceptance.

Presenters’ fee

In order to be included in the Conference Program, Conference Proceedings, publicity and announcements, the Registration Fee for presenters is 150 €. Payments are due by November 15, 2010. Details on how to pay the registration fee will be given at the time of acceptance.

The Conference Proceedings will be digitally published with an ISBN number before the beginning of the symposium. A printed release will follow on demand.

Entrance fee

– Full conference (3 Days): 100 €

– The students pay no fee.



Information on the venues and accommodations will follow. Stay tuned!