The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture http://www.cddc.vt.edu (CDDC) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is accepting proposals for hosting artistic, critical, literary and other projects. *
The CDDC has been in operation since 1998, and it publishes hypertext journals, hosts digital research archives, and cooperates with many international cyberculture organizations.
As an entirely digital point-of-publication, the CDDC is seeking from individuals and groups, proposals of artistic or academic merit for use of our server space. The main focus of the CDDC is to explore the new communicative potentials of hypertext, hypermedia, and web-centered publication. The review processes will be as extensive as those experienced in print academic outlets, but it too will be conducted in a fully on-line format.
Proposals should be approximately one page in length. They should explain the work, and, if possible, provide examples (current urls) of the work proposed. We imagine projects by individual digital artists or writers, groups of artists, reviewed or curated online display spaces or literary journals, and other unique endeavors will take advantage of this service, however it is open to nearly any enterprise with artistic or educational import as decided by our review committee. On average, each project can be allocated a considerable amount of space (i.e. around 50 MB, of web addressable server space, though both larger and smaller requests will be considered), accessible from an ftp account on the CDDC servers.
To propose a publication project, or to get more information, contact the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How do I get free hosting for my online artistic/literary project at CDDC?
A: You have to submit a proposal first. That proposal then goes through a rigorous review process and once it is accepted, then you get free hosting.
Q: Do I have to pay for this?
A:There will be no charge for this service.
Q: Can I pay to have my materials hosted and bypass the process?
A: No, there is no way to bypass the review process and while we accept donations, they will have no affect upon the review process.
Q: I have an idea for a project, but the project is not finished, should I submit a proposal?
A: We would strongly prefer proposals about completed projects, but will entertain proposals about projects under construction. Projects not yet started are unlikely to make it through the review process.
Q: Can I put ads or other profit making tools in my area in cddc?
A: No, but it is conceivable that one could use these in a form of artistic expression, and that would be something that would go through the review process.
Q: Will the CDDC attempt to make profit off of my work, by placing ads, etc.?
Q: Do you provide DNS resolution?
A: We are looking into it, but we know of several free services that can resolve to our servers and do provide virtual hosting on those servers as long as some mention of CDDC support is made on the front page or a sponsors page.
Q: I represent a group of artists and we would like to create a site and review the work that we want on that site, could that be hosted on CDDC?
A: Yes, we are happy to provide this service to a group of people maintaining on ongoing or permanent exhibition space. However, we would suggest a slightly larger proposal 2-3 pages that includes URL’s to the types of work that your group supports and would include. This proposal will then be reviewed and if it is accepted, your group will be given a space.
p.s. thanks to trace (http://trace.ntu.ac.uk) for keeping a copy of the old cfp, it was quicker finding their copy than finding my older copy
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