Digital Matters: Designing/Performing Agency for the Anthropocene
In scholarship the Anthropocene has been tied up with the experience of the unthinkable by thinkers including Timothy Morton, Donna Haraway, and Amitav Ghosh. Yet, the current COVID-19 pandemic—which as a crisis also exemplifies the human impact on and a reshaping of environments—challenges the pervasiveness of the key concepts of abstraction and unthinkability. Instead, the pandemic has turned the Anthropocene into a concrete, intensely lived, globally shared experience.
Online Education: Teaching in a Time of Change
Recent events across the world of academia have brought into full light the various agendas around online education and research. As universities, schools and colleges closed across the world in 2020, researchers, teachers and students scrambled to adapt to a whole host of new pedagogical tools, communicative techniques, learning methods and teaching styles almost overnight. Some survived, others thrived, while some struggled and ultimately went ‘out of business’.
DESAIGN – The Impact of artificial Intelligence (AI) on Contemporary Design
These developments in AI pose a significant threat to many design professionals who will be replaced by artificial intelligence that will make human labour redundant. However, the integration of AI systems into the design process also provides new opportunities: collaboration with AI systems allows for design on a level of complexity and scale that human cognition cannot encompass. Therefore, based on the recognition of the creative capabilities of the machine, the challenge for designers today ...
Creativity & Cognition, June 2021 and June 2022
Since 1993, this conference series brings together artists, scientists, designers, educators, and researchers to more deeply understand how people engage individually and socially in creative processes and how computation and other technology can affect creative outcomes.
Are you a startup or an artist from the media field, working with data? Are you willing to make data exploration both entertaining and informative? Do you question the impact of data and technology on individuals and society? The MediaFutures support programme is looking for artists and startups eager to reshape the media value chain through innovative, inclusive and participatory applications of data and user-generated content.
Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance
OPEN CALL TO INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AND CURATORS LIVING IN EUROPE To Support the production of two artworks and one research residency GUIDELINES Roots & Seeds XXI. Biodiversity Crisis and Plant Resistance is an international cooperation project developed by Ars Electronica, Leonardo/Olats, University of Barcelona and Quo Artis as lead partner. Roots & Seeds XXI aims to promote sustainable habits through the use of Art & Science’s approaches and practices. The project wants ...
2nd Conference on AI Music Creativity (MuMe + CSMC)
Performing [with] machines. The dual meaning of this title hints towards an understanding of the machine as a performing agent in a human-machine partnership. By putting the emphasis on creative human-machine partnerships in performative contexts, this theme aims to encourage artistic and scientific contributions that deal with the different ways in which musicianship, authorship and performership are challenged, extended and redefined in the era of AI.
xCoAx 2021 9th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
xCoAx is an exploration of the intersection where computational tools and media meet art and culture, in the form of a multi-disciplinary enquiry on aesthetics, computation, communication and the elusive X factor that connects them all. The focus of xCoAx is on the unpredictable overlaps between the freedom of creativity and the rules of algorithms, between human nature and machine technology, with the aim to evolve towards new directions in aesthetics.
Alive Together I: Human/Animal Relationships in Crisis?
Hybrid Lab Network’s LTTA (Learning Teaching and Training Activity), Alive Together I: Human/Animal Relationships in Crisis? with artist Louise Mackenzie, ethologist Anna Olsson and guest speaker, artist Maja Smrekar, sets the foundations for exploring human/animal relationships across disciplines. The course will take place online over 5 days, spread across 2 weeks: on Monday 30th November, Friday 4th December and then Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th December 2020. What does it mean for huma...
Open Call: Ars Bioartica residency programme 2021-22
Since 2010 the Bioart Society is organizing the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAMME together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki in the sub-Arctic Lapland in the traditional Sami lands. The residency has an emphasis on the subarctic environment and art and science collaboration.
OPEN CALLDEADLINE: October 20 Artists, scientists, researchers, and students are invited to participate in collective Grounding, a process of sharing knowledge and exhibiting art projects that focus on soil in various contexts, from environmental to philosophical. Participation can take the forms of art projects, lectures, and workshops. In the face of an environmental crisis and an accelerating growth race, we propose to shift our focus to what is under our feet – the soil. Including the objec...
City of the future
[ITA] “City of the future”: il bando si rivolge ad Artisti, Collettivi, Creativi italiani e europei per la presentazione di concept artistici basati su tecnologie emergenti. [ENG] “City of the future”: the open call is addressed to Artists, Collective and Creatives from Italy and all over Europe to present artistic concepts based on emerging technologies.
The 12th SAR Conference on Artistic Research
We are calling for artistic researchers to present their work, processes, methods, discoveries, knowledge interventions, new insights, understandings, and to engage in exchange—in actions and words, in complex and simple, conventional and unconventional, robust and fragile ways.
We are very proud to announce the Vector Hack 2020 Open Call for AV Works. You have the option of submitting a video recording of your work rendered on your own #CathodeRayTube #oscilloscope #Vectrex #vectormonitor for screening, or of submitting either a multichannel audio file or an #ILDA file with accompanying audio to be displayed on a #Kvant Clubmax 3000 40kpps RGB #laser.
Piksel is an international festival for electronic art and technological freedom. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of art and free technologies.
Online Education: Teaching in a Time of Change
Context: Recent events across the world of academia have brought into full light the various agendas around online education and research. As universities, schools and colleges closed across the world in 2020, researchers, teachers and students scrambled to adapt to a whole host of new pedagogical tools, communicative techniques, learning methods and teaching styles almost overnight. Some survived, others thrived, while some struggled and ultimately went ‘out of business’. For some disciplines,...
Biennale WRO 2021 REVERSO
REVERSO is a call to look at what is happening now in art from the underside which, until recently just peeking through, is now becoming increasingly visible, from the reverse of a suddenly upended side, as well as being a device that saves the lives of climbers in case they suddenly fall off the rock, helping them convert an inevitable crash into a controlled rappel. If the discovery of cyberspace as a social territory in the 20th century is compared to great geographical discoveries, the diss...
EAI ArtsIT 2020 – 9th EAI International Conference: ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation
The conference brings together people from across various art forms with a keen interest in modern IT technologies. The addition of Interactivity and Game Creation in the title of the event since 2016 reflects the recognition of art in these fields and the growing industries, academic, and public interest.
EvoMUSART 2021 – 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design
EvoMUSART 2021 is the 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design. The use of Artificial Intelligence for the development of artistic systems is a recent, exciting and significant area of research.
We Humans in lockdown. Ritratti digitali degli italiani in quarantena / Digital portraits of Italians in quarantine
[ITA] Il progetto “We Humans in lockdown” si interroga sullo stato d’animo degli italiani durante la fase 1, sulle loro abitudini e sul loro modo di concepire il futuro. [ENG] “We Humans in lockdown" investigates the mood of Italians during the lockdown, their new habits, rhythms and way of conceiving the future.
See the Sea Change / Vedere il cambiamento del mare
[ITA] L'obiettivo dell’open call è rappresentare l’enorme cambiamento in atto nel pianeta, in particolare del mare e aumentare la consapevolezza sul fenomeno, utilizzando i mezzi artistici. [ENG] The objective of the open call is to represent the enormous change taking place on the planet, in particular of the sea, and to increase public awareness of the phenomenon, using artistic means.
Open Call: European ARTificial Intelligence Lab. Astronomy x AI
The AI Lab (European ARTificial Intelligence Lab) is a follow up project of the European Digital Art and Science Network and offers international artists working in the field of AI to win a residency at a scientific partner institution and at the Futurelab of Ars Electronica.
5th International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots
Within the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Robot Interaction, the past few years have witnessed a strong upsurge of interest in the more personal aspects of human relationships with these artificial partners.
Ecological Futures 2020
The Goethe-Institut in collaboration with KIKK Festival, its Creative Hub & Fab Lab TRAKK and the cultural center Les Abattoirs de Bomel are awarding a grant for a residency project on ECOLOGICAL FUTURES. The residency program will take place in Namur from the 1st of June to the 1st of July 2020.