CFP: Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award 2012

The Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award highlights and explores the exciting and novel possibilities between design, artistic practice and Life Sciences.

From Waag:

“Due to its success in 2010 and 2011 the third edition of the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award (DA4GA) will take place in 2012. The results of the current edition are on exhibition at Naturalis, Leiden until the end of this year.

Always wanted to be at the forefront of riveting art that is trans-disciplinary and pushes the boundaries of technological and artistic possibilities? Then submit your application for DA4GA and take a chance on winning € 25,000 for your project!

DA4GA highlights and explores the exciting and novel possibilities between design, artistic practice and Life Sciences. Inaugurated by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative, Waag Society, Naturalis and CSG – Centre for Society and the Life Sciences, DA4GA aims to stimulate emerging designers and artists to delve into the world of bio-art, and produce new work in close collaboration with the most prestigious Dutch Life Science institutes in the field of sustainability, food, health, bio-informatics, agriculture, energy and safety.

Did you graduate no longer than five years ago in the field of art or design? Do the breakthroughs of Life Sciences fascinate you, and do you have a knack for (applied) arts and/or design? Then we want you to send in your CV, portfolio and idea for a project that combines artistic merit with the vast developments in Life Sciences…”

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CFP – Call for Scientific, Scholarly and Artistic Proposals

Proposals are invited for papers/posters, workshops, roundtable discussions, applied and artistic contributions, relating, but not limited to the conference’s main topics on sound, media and the environment.

DEADLINE: March 30, 2021

From the Global Composition:

“You are invited to submit your scholarly, scientific and/or artistic proposals on sound related topics and issues.

Deadline for submission: March 30, 2012
Notification: April 20, 2012
Papers ready and submitted by: June 26, 2012

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by the conference’s committees.

Proposals are invited for papers/posters, workshops, roundtable discussions, applied and artistic contributions, relating, but not limited to the conference’s main topics. (Please, load down the appropriate form from this page and fill it out.)

Suggested topics are:

  • the idea of a collaborative and sustainable macro-soundscape or global composition
  • sound design/soundscape design/soundscape creation
  • influencing environmental sound – environmental sounds’ influences
  • methods of perceiving/analyzing/creating/reconstructing soundscapes
  • the role of technology and media in enhancing/obstructing sound(scape) awareness and critical listening
  • (media) ecological approaches as the basis for listening cultures
  • pedagogical aspects of listening
  • media aesthetic/media cultural education
  • recent research on environmental sound, acoustic ecology and related issues

We are also interested in intermedia and transdisciplinary approaches, which a strong focus on sound.

Please, send your abstracts for papers/posters, workshops, roundtable discussions etc. & proposals for compositions or other artistic contributions until March 30, 2012.

For the conference proceedings the finalized papers should be submitted by June 26, 2012…”

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CFP: Artist Residency Prize at CERN

We are looking for digital artists who will be truly inspired by CERN, showing their wish to engage with the ideas and/or technology of particle physics and with CERN as a place of scientific collaboration, using them as springboards of the imagination which dare to go beyond the paradigm. You might be a choreographer, performer, visual artist, film maker or a composer – what you all have in common is that you use the digital as the means of making your work and/or the way of presenting it.

Submissions will be open from September 15 – October 31, 2011

“Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN is the new international competition for digital artists to win a residency at CERN the world’s largest particle physics laboratory in Geneva. It is the first prize to be announced as part of the new Collide@CERN artists residency programme initiated by the laboratory.

This new prize marks a 3 year science/arts cultural partnership and creative collaboration between CERN and Ars Electronica – which begins/began/originated with CERN’s cooperation with Origin – the Ars Electronica Festival in 2011.

The aim of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN prize is to take digital creativity to new dimensions by colliding the minds of scientists with the imaginations of artists. In this way, we seek to accelerate innovation across culture in the 21st century – creating new dimensions in digital arts, inspired by the ideas, engineering and science generated at CERN, and produced by the winning artist in collaboration with the transdisciplinary expertise of the FutureLab team at Ars Electronica.

The residency is in two parts – with an initial two months at CERN, where the winning artist will have a specially dedicated science mentor from the world famous science lab to inspire him/her and his/her work. The second part will be a month with the Futurelab team and mentor at Ars Electronica Linz with whom the winner will develop and make new work inspired by the CERN residency. From the first meeting between the artists, their CERN and Futurelab mentors, they will all participate in a dialogue which will be a public blog of their creative process until the final work is produced and maybe beyond. In this way, the public will be able to join in the conversation.

This final work will be showcased both at the Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN, in Geneva and at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. It will also be presented in the Prix Ars Electronica’s “CyberArts” catalogue…”

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ARS Electronica Press Release [web]
ARTS at CERN [web]
How Art & Science Collide at CERN [web]