July 3-5, University of Applied Arts Vienna
About Consciousness Reframed
Consciousness Reframed is an international research conference that was first convened in 1997, and is now in its 9th incarnation. It is a forum for transdisciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology and consciousness, drawing upon the expertise and insights of artists, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars, usually from at least 20 countries. Recent past conferences were convened in Beijing (http://www.planetary-collegium.net/conferences/detail/200411) and Perth Western Australia (http://dbs.ilectures.curtin.edu.au/ilectures/ilectures.lasso?skip=0&ut=9&date=yes&ahead=0&cnt=15&prl=1&srt=ascending). This year, the conference will be held on the main campus of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria. The conference will include researchers associated with the Planetary Collegium (http://www.planetary-collegium.net/about/), which has its CAiiA- hub at Plymouth and nodes at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arte, Milan, and the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich.
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED ARTS VIENNA
The University of Applied Arts Vienna is home to more than 1,800 students, many of whom come from other countries both in and outside Europe. The range of courses, which are on offer is unusually diverse and includes architecture, fine arts (painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, ceramics), stage design, design (fashion, graphic design, graphics and advertising, landscape design), industrial design, media design (transmedia arts, digital art), conservation and restoration, pedagogic studies for artistic teaching disciplines, textile design and handicrafts. It is precisely the diversity of these artistic disciplines, which is supplemented by a large number of scientific subjects, that contributes to the special atmosphere that prevails at the “Angewandte”.
The basic concept of the university as a place of critical reflection upon personal thought and action and a forum, where questions are more important than given patent solutions, lives on at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Studies at the “Angewandte” are not limited to the mere conveyance of artistic techniques and skills. Rather, the nucleus of the courses is formed by the development of individual artistic creativity and the consideration of the artistic oeuvre on the basis of theories and concepts. Students learn about art and experience it, not just as an end it itself, but essentially as a starting-point and medium for communication, in which the analysis of the significance and the influence parameters of art within a social context occupy a permanent and important position. The encouragement to develop creative vision and the facilitation of artistic experiment, in tandem with a simultaneous commitment to technical excellence and conceptual brilliance, are the basic elements in the demand for quality with which the “Angewandte” confronts both teachers and students alike.
The “Angewandte” sees itself as a place for free artistic and scientific articulation, as a forum for open discussion and a development laboratory for artistic visions, which should fulfil their potential and shape the society of the future. Our claim to be one of the world’s best art schools and the retention of this position are indelibly linked to systematic efforts aimed at the permanent further development of our quality standards, the ongoing renewal of creative potential and the uncompromising promulgation of the freedom of the arts and sciences.
You are cordially invited to experience this unique atmosphere in both a virtual form through a visit to our website, and at first hand through participation in one of our numerous events, or within the framework of a course of study.
Gerald Bast, Rector, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Chair, Scientific Committee
Roy Ascott, President Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth/UK
Members of the Scientific Committee
Barbara Maria Stafford
Chair, Planning Committee
Members, Planning Committee
Margarete Jahrmann, Ruth Schnell, Claudia Westermann
Co-Editors: Wolfgang Fiel, Margarete Jahrmann
Co-Editors: Roy Ascott, Gerald Bast, Wolfgang Fiel
Euro 250,- Conference Presenters*
Euro 300,- Conference Participants (all 3 days)
Euro 50,- Students**
Euro 20,- Day Pass for Students
Euro 120,- Day Pass per participant***
Conference Presenters are required to register by March 28, 2008.
All full-paying delegates are entitled to:
Admission to all Public Lectures and Panels
Conference kit including Book of Abstracts, information on the conference, and a copy of the Conference Proceedings.
Invitation to the Opening Reception (Conference Dinner)
Refreshments during the conference
Please note that admission to all events is on first come, first served basis due to a limited number of seats available!
* Personal ID (i.e. passport) required for registration in Vienna
** Student ID required for registration
*** Day pass holders are only entitled to the conference programme, and refreshments during the respective conference day
Payment mode: Online-Banking
Complete the online registration form.
Please transfer the applicable amount to the following account:
Bank: Bank Austria – Creditanstalt
Account Holder: University of Applied Arts Vienna
BIC- or SWIFT- Code: BKAUATWW
Please indicate the purpose of your payment as follows: CR9 Vienna, Payment Reference Code: APJ801026
Once your transaction is processed, you will receive a confirmation email followed by the registration confirmation email from the conference organisation within the next working day.
If you should experience any problems with the registration process or the mode of payment do not hesitate to contact us with an email sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation and Refunds
Requests for cancellations received on or before June 3, 2008 will be refunded 50% of the fee paid.
From June 3, 2008 onwards, there will be no refund for cancellation of participation.
Request for refunds are to be made in writing and send to the Planning Committee.
Neither the organiser nor its employees shall be liable to the registered participant in contract, tort or otherwise except as expressly stated in the registration form.