Submission System will open for all categories on June 1, 2018Deadlines are set to Eastern Standard Time and must be uploaded by the end of the day (11:59 PM).
* In instances of co-authored Long Paper, Short Paper, and/or Workshop Session one author must be in attendance at the summit.
MODE 2019 // (inter)play
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Submission System will open for all categories on June 1, 2018Motion Design is about action, energy, light, and movement intertwined with message and meaning. It includes the push and pull of forces, whether they are recorded with a video camera or objects created on the screen with complex software. Gravity, speed and velocity, simulate elements in an interplay of movement. Interfaces, interactive systems, narratives and messaging all incorporate exchanges of dynamic and well planned interplay.
Motion Design is a shifting and evolving sphere—it encompasses a broad range of related fields: human computer interaction, design, journalism, film, television, dance and theater. Our central theme for 2019 is (inter)play, the way in which two or more things have an effect on each other.
Together we will explore three focus tracks: research, pedagogy and practice that embraces (inter)play. Particular interest will be on papers and workshops that explore social inclusion, responsible design practices, politics, augmented reality, virtual reality, narrative, game play, tools and new types of motion design making. All submissions should have a strong relationship to motion design in order to be accepted to the conference and included in the 2019 proceedings.
The Location // Wellington, New ZealandMassey University’s School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand will host the next MODE Summit in 2019. Massey University’s College of Creative Arts is recognized by the US National Association of Schools of Art and Design and ranks as one of New Zealand’s top design and visual art research institutions. Recently, the city of Wellington has seen job and business growth in animation, application development, gaming, film, post production and visual effects. The city is home to award winning director Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and his companies, including Weta Workshop, Weta Digital, Camperdown Studios, Park Road Post, and Stone Street Studios.
It goes without mentioning that Wellington’s beautiful bay, landscape, and comfortable climate make it a hidden gem in the southern hemisphere and the perfect backdrop for advancing discussion in motion design education and experiencing a new environment. We encourage all those submitting a proposal to consider MODE as the three-day professional component of a longer holiday with friends or family in order to make the most of the long journey.
Our Mission // Motion Design EducationThe MODE Summit was founded in 2013 by three professors driven to develop motion design research outlets, in order to disseminate motion design research and define the field. Our group has grown as our mission continues. We encourage, share, and help shape motion design by providing a platform for research and pedagogy to be explored and celebrated..
Long papers are appropriate for finished research projects, design case studies, pedagogical innovations, and design criticism. Long papers should report original work not previously published elsewhere. Submissions must identify and cite relevant published work and explain how the paper furthers motion design education. Full papers will be expected to be around 4,000 to 6,000 words. Review of papers will follow a double-blind peer review process.
Abstract submission must include: an abstract, a detailed outline, five to seven keywords, and references. The abstract should be between 400–700 words, excluding references.
Paper submissions must include: an abstract, outline, five to seven keywords, author bio(s), paper and works cited in APA format. At least one author should plan to attend and present at MODE 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. All accepted papers will be published in the 2019 conference proceedings. Presentations will be recorded and shared on our Vimeo account. Presentations will be 30 minutes in length with 20 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of discussion. A template will be provided following abstract acceptance.
Short PapersShort papers are appropriate for new and emerging projects that may be in progress. Short papers are intended to report original work not previously published elsewhere. Short papers may be installations, interactive experiences, hands on experiences, short research based films and motion technologies. They may be based on games, animations, prototypes, or performances. The purpose of the short paper is to provide in progress research a platform for discussion, debate, conversation and critique. Short papers will be expected to be around 1,000 to 2,500 words. Review of papers will follow a double peer review process.
Abstract submission must include: an abstract, a detailed outline, five to seven keywords, and references. The abstract should be under 500 words, excluding references.
Paper submissions must include: an abstract, outline, five to seven keywords, author bio(s), paper and works cited in APA format. At least one author should plan to attend and present at MODE 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. All accepted papers will be published in the 2019 conference proceedings. Presentations will be recorded and shared on our Vimeo account. Presentations will be 8 minutes in length with 2 minutes of discussion. A template will be provided following abstract acceptance.
Workshop SessionsWorkshop sessions act as an extension of the conference experience, allowing attendees to be participants. They give presenters an opportunity to interact with attendees over the course of 90 minutes. Workshops can be hands on, discussion based and/or process driven. We invite workshop proposals that will engage participants in motion design, motion design education, or a related field of study.
Workshop proposals must include: an abstract, a session outline, five to seven keywords, author bio(s) and works cited. The abstract should be under 500 words, excluding references. Proposals should be submitted to the conference submission system and will be reviewed by a sub-committee of organisers led by the MODE organizing committee. They will be peer-reviewed, but the process will not be blind.
TypeDeadline to SubmitNotification ofAcceptanceType of Registration and Attendance Required
Long Paper8 August 2018 (Abstracts only)15 January 2019 (Full papers)15 March 2019 (Revised papers)1 October 20181 February 2019Full registration and attendance*
Short Paper8 August 2018 (Abstracts only)19 January 2019 (Full papers)15 March 2019 (Revised papers)1 October 20181 February 2019Full registration and attendance*
Workshop Session1 February 20191 March 2019Full registration and attendance*
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Massey University // Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa
30 May – 01 June, 2019 // Wellington, New Zealand