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Call for proposals: ArtsIT (deadline Feb. 28, 2014)

bridgeNow in its fourth edition, ArtsIT has become a leading scientific forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge research in the area of arts, design and technology. The conference (6-8 November 2014, Istanbul, Turkey) aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners from academia, the arts and industry to present their innovative work and discuss all aspects and challenges in a stimulating environment. The main focus of this edition of ArtsIT is to present participants with tools, systems, models, artworks, performances, shows and empirical studies that may enrich the possibilities for artists and creative people of working with new media technologies. The call for papers is aimed at people across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines including computer science, design, arts, sociology, anthropology and psychology. Deadline to submit: 28 February 2014. Find out more at artsit.org/2014/show/home.

Call for proposals: Subtle Technologies (deadline Jan. 20, 2014)


In May 2014, Subtle Technologies will be holding its 17th annual festival in Toronto, Canada. The symposium, performances, workshops, screenings, exhibitions and networking sessions will provide a forum to explore ideas and pose questions at the intersection of art, science and technology. Subtle Technologies is known internationally for presenting artists and scientists whose work is at the cutting edge of their respective disciplines and creating a space for dialogue that leads to future discussions and collaborations. The theme for 2014 is “Open Culture.” The festival will celebrate the ways artists and scientists are creating and making use of tools and techniques to harness the collective power, knowledge and creativity of the citizen. Subtle Technologies is currently accepting proposals by artists, curators and scientists for exhibitions, performances, symposium presentations, posters, screenings and workshops that address the theme of Open Culture. Deadline to submit: 20 January 2014. Find out more at subtletechnologies.com/.

Call for abstracts: Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics (deadline Jan. 24, 2014)

cloudlogo1The Third Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference at the intersections of art, science and culture seeks papers that explore the theme of the cloud and molecular aesthetics. Clouding occurs when information becomes veiled, foggy, fuzzy, obscure or secretive, or when it condenses, blooms and accretes into atmospheres of chaotic turbulence and pressure vectors, into tidal flows and storms. The cloud also is a new formation of data as a global and seemingly immaterial distribution of storage and means of retrieval. This data cloud exists everywhere and yet is nowhere in particular. As with the protocols of bit torrent files, the cloud provides a new concept of sound and image “assembly”, distinct from and beyond the materialist machinic diagrams and the practices of re-mixing or remediation that became characteristic of late twentieth-century and millennial aesthetics. The cloud is not an object but an experience and its particles are the very building blocks of a molecular aesthetic in which we live and act. Relevant questions include:

  • What is the new objectification of the imaged world based around?
  • What are the aesthetic and artistic – the theoretical and the practical – implications of this new topography of data?
  • What alternative idioms exist to critically consider imagery and image making?
  • What is our contemporary understanding of clouding, assembly and camouflage in a post material age?
  • How does the cloud phenomenon precipitate thinking about new ways of curating, publishing and configuring modes of engagement?

The conference, which will be held 26-28 June 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey, aims to bring together artists, theorists, scholars, scientists, historians, and curators to reflect on the topic. The organizers invite papers that respond to the above provocation in areas related to: Media Arts, Painting, Drawing, Curating  Installation, Film, Video, Photography, Computer Visualization, Real-time Imaging, Intelligent Systems and Image Science. Abstracts for individual papers should be no longer than 250 words. Please provide full contact details with your abstract.

Refereeing of papers will be done by members of an expert review panel (to Australian DEST refereed conference paper standards). All selected peer reviewed papers will be published in the online conference proceedings.

Please submit abstracts by email to conference organizer Laura Fisher by January 24, 2014. For more information, visit the conference website at blogs.unsw.edu.au/tiic/.

Art/Science at CAA

For those of you who are planning to attend the College Art Association’s 102nd Annual Conference (12-15 February 2014, Chicago), be sure to check out these two sessions on art and science organized by Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology:

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) will be presenting a panel titled “The Art/Science Curriculum in the Classroom and in the Cloud.” The panel, chaired by LEAF chair Adrienne Klein, will take place on 13 February from 12:30-2 p.m. and feature presentations from individuals who have developed or participated in instruction that has brought together art and science. The panel of presenters will include Paul Thomas (University of New South Wales), Kathryn Evans (University of Texas at Dallas), Jill Fantauzza (Texas State University), Ingrid Koenig (Emily Carr University of Art and Design) and Steven Zides (Wofford College).

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) invites you to attend “Time and Space Concepts in Postwar Art.” The panel will take place on 15 February 2014 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. as part of the 102nd Annual College Art Association (CAA) Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Its focus will lie in experiments with space and time in postwar-era art. Presentations will range from Peiko Tomii (PoNJA-GenKon) on Matsuzawa Yutaka’s cosmic conceptualism to Martina Maria Tanga (Boston University) on Ugo La Pietra’s artistic investigations in 1970s Italy. The panel will be chaired by Larisa Dryansky of the University of Paris-Sorbonne and Melissa Warak of Sam Houston State University.

Call for papers: Fields of Inquiry: Science Crossing Scales, Epistemologies, and Environments (deadline Jan. 15, 2014)

Transport II

Graduate students and early career Ph.D.’s from across the humanities and social sciences whose work focuses on the study of science in society are invited to submit proposals for this interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be held at UC Berkeley on 7-8 March 2014.

We welcome proposals that challenge scales, epistemologies, and environments, that is to say the “space and place” of science, in ways that advance the understanding of the relationship between science and society. Potential panels will broadly discuss the relationships between science and space. Possible topics include: natural environments; private and public spaces; architectural artifacts; and laboratory and fieldwork. In addition to presentations of research, some conference panels will discuss the pedagogical aspects of research techniques, particularly in STEM fields (K-12 and undergraduate), and we welcome proposals in the area of pedagogy.

An abstract of no more than 300 words should be sent to cstms@berkeley.edu. Please include sufficient detail explaining your proposed paper, panel idea, or workshop, and how it relates both to the conference’s theoretical approach towards the study of science in society, as well as the general thematic area it addresses (e.g., teaching, innovative research, etc).

Call for abstracts: Technarte 2014 (deadline Nov. 17)

Technarte, the International Conference on Art and Technology

(Bilbao, Spain, May 29-30, 2014)

Technarte is an annual conference that aims to present technological developments that enhance a broader expression of modern art and to provide a forum for debate and reflection between technology and art. Technarte is currently seeking artists, researchers, developers, engineers and other experts in technology who have developed an interesting and innovative project on art and technology to participate in next year’s conference. Deadline to submit: 17 November 2013. Find out more at www.technarte.org/en/detalle_noticias.php?id=30.

Call for papers: Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies section, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters

(Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, Feb. 28, 2014)

Accepting panel, poster, and paper proposals on any interdisciplinary topic. Special interest in studies that discuss/employ/integrate science, social sciences, arts and/or humanities. In particular:

  • problem-based work that explicitly employs/integrates two or more disciplines
  • explicit integration of quantitative and qualitative research
  • explicitly interdisciplinary perspectives on mortality and/or identity
  • explicitly interdisciplinary work on creativity
  • interdisciplinary methods or media as applied to scholarship
  • integration of scholarly research and autobiography, including psychobiography

Please submit a 200 word abstract at themichiganacademy.org.

Interdisciplinary Studies Chair:
Ben Bennett-Carpenter,
Department of Writing & Rhetoric, and the Liberal Studies Program,
137 O’Dowd Hall,
Oakland University
Michigan, 48309

Email: bennettc@oakland.edu
Visit the website at http://www.benjaminbennettcarpenter.com/service/call-for-papers-interdisciplinary-studies

Call for papers: Recombinant Creativity (deadline Dec. 2)

Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de)Historicizing Strategies, and Contemporary Cultural Products

(Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, March 6-7, 2014)

Fredric Jameson spoke of a “dialectical intensification of the autoreferentiality of all modern culture, which tends to turn upon itself and designate its own cultural production as its content” (Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism).

Building upon Fredric Jameson’s potent and pithy insight into the character of contemporary cultural production this conference asks broadly about the role of appropriation and interdisciplinarity. Has the traditionally discipline-based structure of scholarship been challenged or changed by recombinant forms and processes of critical engagement?

The Contemporary Art, New Media and Design Histories program at OCAD University invites papers that acknowledge the place and implication of Jameson’s ideas of autoreferentiality or the practices of assemblage, bricolage, collage, remixing, sampling, borrowing, mashups, hybridity, and the role of technology as strategies for creativity.

Papers will be accepted from graduate students of all levels and disciplines, and should be traditional presentations 15- 20 minutes in length. While an emphasis will be placed on these discourses in art and visual culture, we also welcome cross-disciplinary interpretations of the theme. Topics for papers may include, but are not limited to the following:

– Global and local collages in design practice

– Re-imagining indigenous culture through digital dialogues

– Hip hop in contemporary Indigenous cultures.

– Biopolitics and subversive, activist strategies

– Splicing and the cultures of bricolage in contemporary society

– Appropriation as methodology

– Processes of othering and identity-formation

– Appropriation as a sign of cultural bankruptcy

– (de) Historicizing the so-called Western canon in art history

– Recombinant culture as resistance and strategies of dissent

Please send a 250-word abstract of your paper along with a working title, keywords, curriculum vitae, and contact information to recombinantcreativity@gmail.com. The symposium will be held 6-7 March, 2014 at OCAD University, Toronto, Canada.

Deadline for submission: December 2, 2013.

Successful participants will be notified by December 17, 2013.

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