Soft Science: The Human Animal
Call for Submissions

Soft Science: The Human Animal, will be the second anthology, this time organized around a loose theme human-animal relationships or systems. I am looking for short films or videos, which could include allegorical stories, explorations in anthropomorphism or zoomorphism, analysis of ecosystems, documentation of experiments, co-evolution, chimeras, or interspecies collaborations. Animals may be domesticated, imaginary, laboratory, modeled, or wild, from fluorescent bacteria to charismatic megafauna. Videos may be documentary, animated, or narrative; experimental, performative, or critical in nature. They may be produced by artists, scientists, or other mediamakers.

Submitted videos can be up to 20 minutes in length. Projects should be formatted for presentation as single channel videos to be shown in a theatrical setting as opposed to self-standing installations.

Please send videos as DVD, VHS or Mini-DV tape, formatted for viewing in the US. Alternatively, send me a link by e-mail to a video online. Tapes will not be returned unless you send a self-addressed stamped envelope. You may also send biographical and project information, such as a synopsis, a filmography, and/or a cv. Please send tapes or links by March 1 to:

Rachel Mayeri
Associate Professor of Media Studies
Humanities and Social Sciences
Harvey Mudd College
301 Platt Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711

For more information, you can contact me at mayeri [at] hmc [dot] edu.