Call for Papers: TABOO – TRANSGRESSION – TRANSCENDENCE in Art and Science

Submissions are welcome both from scientific fields acquainted to audio & visual technology and/or new media theory as well as from the diverse fields of artistic expression related with scientific issues.

DEADLINE: February 29, 2016

Suggested, but not exclusive topics, are those associated, from an artistic, scientific or ethical perspective, with: • Art as subversion and art as transcendence • Dirt, disgust and the polluted • The body machine and the animal body • Animal rights in Art and Science • Taboos in technological applications and transcendence in art creation • Tradition, experimental use of technology and contemporary aesthetics • Internet, new dimensions of “touching” and control • Post gender, transgressive identities and social models • Transgression, subculture and ritual • Trance culture, psychotropic substances and socialization • Attraction, eroticism and techno-reproduction • Dogmas’ transformations and dissolutions in present times • Educational environments and new practices of space transcendence • Plastic surgery and bοdy modification-body alteration • Gene editing, mutation and eugenics • Psycho-pharmacology, somatechnology and post-humanism • Human-like machines, uncanny valley and sex technology • Nanotechnology, skin and other dimensions of the body • Neurophysiology and cybernetic art • Art and neuroscience
The conference proceedings will be published in digital format (e-Book) with ISBN number. The working languages of the conference are Greek and English.

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Call for Papers: Science, Engineering, Art and Design Collaboration

SEAD Call for White Papers on Issues Facing the International Community Seeking to Enhance Collaboration Among the Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design.”

Deadline: August 15, 2012

“The US National Science Foundation -funded Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design (SEAD: http://sead.viz.tamu.edu/) is issuing an open International Call for White Papers from the community. The Principal Investigator is Carol LaFayette of Texas A&M University.

We are seeking to survey concerns, roadblocks and opportunities, and solicit recommendations for enhancing collaboration among sciences, engineering, arts and design. These position papers will be submitted as part of a report to NSF and the community from the SEAD network in the summer of 2013. With grateful appreciation for US funding, we recognize that activity connecting the sciences, engineering, arts, and design is international and, furthermore, that global involvements are essential in today’s economy. Therefore we are interested both in what US collaborators can learn from experiences in other countries, and vice versa, and also in how to foster collaborations that bridge beyond regions to nations. Cultural cross-fertilization via the SEAD network – whether from disciplinary, organizational or ethnic perspectives – is a vital component of our purpose and goals…”

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Call for Papers: The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture

The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference seeks papers that explore the theme of ‘Interference’ within practices of contemporary image making.

Deadline: March 30, 2012

From UNSW:

“The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference seeks papers that explore the theme of ‘Interference’ within practices of contemporary image making. Today we’re saturated with images from all disciplines, whether it’s the creation of ‘beautiful visualisations’ for science, the torrent of images uploaded to social media services like Flickr, or the billions of queries made to vast visual data archives such as Google Images. These machinic interpretations of the visual and sensorial experience of the world are producing a new spectacle of media pollution. Machines are in many ways the new artists.

The notion of ‘Interference’ is posed here as an antagonism between production and seduction, as a redirection of affect, or as an untapped potential for repositioning artistic critique. Maybe art doesn’t have to work as a wave that displaces or reinforces the standardized protocols of data/messages, but can instead function as a kind of signal that disrupts and challenges perceptions. ‘Interference’ can stand as a mediating incantation that might create a layer between the constructed image of the ‘everyday’ given to us by science, technological social networks and the means of its construction.

The Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference wants papers that ask:

  • Can art interfere with the chaotic storms of data visualization and information processing, or is it merely eulogizing contemporary media?
  • Can we think of ‘interference’ as a key tactic for the contemporary image in disrupting and critiquing the continual flood of constructed imagery?
  • Are contemporary forms and strategies of interference the same as historical ones?
  • What kinds of similarities and differences exist?

The conference will explore areas related to: Painting, Drawing, Media Art, Film, Video, Photography, Computer visualization, Real-time imaging, Intelligent systems, Image Science…

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