What is real, and how are you sure it is so? How can you determine which experiences are "real" if they are digital, virtual or influenced by the chemistry and architecture of your brain? Scientific research uncovers ways that our minds and senses conspire to produce gaps between the actual and the perceived.
Design Knowledge in the Era of the Environmental Collapse
[Call for Submissions]Themed Issue of She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and InnovationGuest editors: Stanislav Roudavski and Paul WalkerAcute environmental crisis is the primary problem of the future. The pervasive exploitation of the environment leads to severe degradation of habitats unprecedented levels of animal suffering, mass species extinction, and the collapse of multiple ecosystems. Human activities expand beyond the safe operating space for planetary systems. Disregard for the...
Without computer (anthropocene and digital imaginaries)
Based on the hypothesis of a collapse of the IT infrastructure, and so, of a post-digital collapse, this symposium aims at suspending the occupation of the world. Given the omnipresence of computers, we want to provoke reflection to imagine what comes after.
EVA London 2019
EVA London’s focus is on the development and application of visualisation technologies to various domains, including art, music, dance, theatre and the sciences. We will once again bring together artists, designers, researchers, technologists from all over the world, to discuss electronic visualisation technologies in art, design, music, dance, theatre, the sciences and more.
Cultural and Artistic Responses to Environmental Change
This call for proposals seeks to support initiatives from Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe that enable local communities as well as global institutions to engage with cultural changes caused by anticipated as well as present changes of nature and our environment through contemporary artistic and cultural interventions.
Leonardo SLAM at ARS Electronica
The Leonardo Slam is an event for cross contamination of ideas, a short open public gathering based on the format of poetry slam, but more free-form: an individual or group may present work, words, stories, video, sound, ideas about work, work about ideas, work about work, ideas about ideas, work about nothing, ideas about music, music about performances, apples about oranges, oranges about history, history about histories, dance about architecture, et cetera.
Spectra was originally instigated by artist, Mary Rosengren and CSIRO host partner, Cris Kennedy, following their 2011 Synapse art/ science residency. Supported by the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT), Spectra 2012 was held at the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra, and brought together some of Australia’s leading artists and scientists. Spectra is now re-visioned as Australia’s pre-eminent art/science gathering showcasing the best research and creative work being produced th...
October 2018 Adelaide, Australia Spectra 2018 is Australia’s pre-eminent art/science gathering showcasing the best research and creative work being produced through interdisciplinary collaborations between Australian artists and scientists. Spectra 2018 explores the increasing convergence of art and science and considers how each area impacts the other and how, together, they shed light on who we are and where we’re heading. Taking place in Adelaide, South Australia, the inaugural Spectra ...
Resonances Festival 2019
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE Directorate A – Strategy and Work Programme Coordination (Ispra/Brussels) Scientific Development European Commission, Via Enrico Fermi 2749, I-21027 Ispra (Varese) - Italy. Telephone: (39)0332-78-9111. Commission européenne, B-1049 Bruxelles / Europese Commissie, B-1049 Brussel - Belgium. Telephone: (32-2) 299 11 11. Open Call for Artists to the Summer School leading to the 2019 Resonances III Festival Introduction The...
Balance Unbalance 2018
Balance-Unbalance (BunB) is an annual International Conference designed around art and design as catalysts to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society. Every year, the focus is on one or more major current challenges surrounding the ecological crisis and discipline-transcending cooperation. BunB 2018 New Value Systems will be hosted September 20th and 21st 2018 by The Patching Zone, the City of Schiedam and partners in Schiedam, The Netherlands. The Balance-Unbala...
Digital Culture & AudioVisual Challenges
The International Conference on Digital Culture & AudioVisual Challenges will be held in Corfu (Greece) June 1st-2nd 2018, and is hosted by the Department of Audio & Visual Arts (Ionian University). The call for papers for posters or oral presentation for the International Conference is contained in the attached file. Deadline for submitting extended abstracts: until April 8th, 2018. Topics of the Conference include (but not limited to): Algorithmic Art Algorithmic music...
(S+T)*ARTS = STARTS – Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS – Calls
The European Commission – EC, DG CONNECT – has launched the STARTS initiative to promote inclusion of artists in innovation projects funded in H2020. These projects are directly funded under by the H2020 Programme of the European Commission in the framework of STARTS (Science, Technology and the ARTS) initiative of the DG Connect.
SLSAeu Green Conference
The SLSAeu Conference 2018 is centered on the theme of green, providing a resolutely cross-disciplinary platform to explore one of the most pervasive and broadest tropes of our times. Alongside this central theme, the organizers also welcome provocatively un green and prismatic proposals from experts in all academic disciplines and professional fields. How to define and understand greenness is an urgent political, societal, philosophical and economic question not only in academia – yet there ...
Apparition: the (im)materiality of modern surface
An interdisciplinary symposium Friday 9 March 2018 Leicester Castle, De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K. apparitiondcfrn.com Organizers: Design Cultures (De Montfort University) and Fashion Research Network Call for Papers: This one-day symposium examines the contemporary fascination with the surfaces, surveying the (im)material surface qualities of our everyday environment. It brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines—creative arts and design, arch...
Politics of the Machines: Art and After
The question of how the machine impacts and contextualizes artistic production and perception is the overall topic of this conference. Recent research on the impact of machines and technology on art places the machine in the centre of ‘ecologies’ (Fuller), ‘archaeologies’ (Parikka) and ‘aesthetics of interaction’ (Kwastek) pointing towards a ‘techno-ontology’ (Broeckmann).
Generative Art Conference
The Generative Art Conference is 20. This year it will take place in Ravenna, at MAR, the Museum of Art and at the Classense Library. The conference will run the 13th, 14th and 15th of December 2017, organized by Celestino Soddu. Deadline for participation is postponed to September 30.
Call for Proposals: Modules for Master Degrees in Arts and Science
The European Commission launches €1.5 million experimental call for proposals to design innovative interdisciplinary modules for Master degrees, combining arts and ICT with entrepreneurial skills and business exposure. Creative industries are experiencing a significant skills gap at the crossing of creativity and technology. This action, provided by Creative Europe, aims to promote an interdisciplinary approach in masters and university courses by fostering cross-sectorial curricula combining...
Consciousness Reframed. Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era
Call For Papers presentations and papers are invited from artists, scientists and theorists in all fields! Consciousness Reframed. Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era, 2016 As new media art grows old, is a new art arising? How do competing theories of the origin and location of consciousness impact on art practice? Was the coupling of art and science a marriage of convenience or a matter of true love? Could a new spirituality cause the divorce? Is there a nonlinear online aest...
Open Call for a Residency at ESA
(Linz, April 20, 2016) Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica cordially invites artists to take part in a competition for a residency at the European Space Agency (ESA) and at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. This residency offers artists an extraordinary opportunity to experience the landing of the Rosetta space probe and the ExoMars Mission live on site at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. This visit...
Call for Exhibition: States of Matter
The embodiment of artistic intents in the plastic and figurative forms of representation has been a dramatic moment in the human history defined by revolutionary processes to master matter in terms of colors, shapes, materials and techniques. A New Renaissance brought to practitioners, in this contemporary age, by the enormous availabilities of scientific and technological knowledge together with a change of perspective, in which cross-disciplinary discourses are established between specialized ...
Call for Papers: Art and Education
The relationship between art and education has a long history during which it has acquired various forms that, far from following each other in a linear sequence, coexist and hybridize. Thus, we find different currents in education that advocate the inclusion of art in general schooling with the purpose of fostering personal, intellectual, moral, social (and, of course, professional) development. Furthermore, there have also been artistic projects undertaken in cooperation with certain groups, i...
Contemporary look at the Visual Arts in the Mediterranean
International Symposium Contemporary look at the Visual Arts in the Mediterranean: The inter-territorial cultural issue. The Mediterranean basin is a region of the world that spawned many cultures. Pluralities ideological, ethnic diversities and artistic riches of these crops had forced, since antiquity, their oppositions, that had been results of relations of superiority, always in favor of dominant societies and civilizations.
Media Art History 2011 – Rewire
Call for papers Deadline: 31/01/2011 ourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology Liverpool, 28th September - 1st October 2011 Call For Papers now open - Deadline Monday, January 31st 2011 http://www.mediaarthistory.org/rewire/index.html
Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design
[ITA] Il Master in Interaction Design è un corso di specializzazione che unisce design, nuovi media, robotica, sistemi intelligenti e materiali hi-tech in un profilo unico, per esplorare nuovi territori nell'ambito del design, dell'innovazione tecnologica e dei bisogni umani. [ENG] The Master in Interaction Design is a postgraduate degree that combines design, new media, robotics, intelligent systems and advanced materials to create a unique profile and to explore new territories in the field o...
PhD Planetary-Collegium M-Node NABA Research Grant Contest
Ph.D. programs and research networks at M-Node focus on processes of cultural and technological change. The main goal of the doctoral programs is to produce cultural and technological knowledge in areas marked by a lack of metodological approach and skilled human capital. M-Node focuses exclusively on Doctoral and Postdoctoral programs, starting on Ph.D programs, achieving a significant integration between research on arts and technologies.