STARTS Prize 2016 – Open Call

Ars Electronica issues an open call for entries to a competition that will determine the first recipients of STARTS (Science + Technology + Arts), prestigious and—with two €20,000 grants—highly endowed awards. Expressly encouraged are innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art.

DEADLINE: March 4, 2016

Source: Ars Electronica

The “STARTS Prize” aims to showcase and celebrate visions and achievements at the interface between innovation and creation—driven by both science/technology and the arts as well as to honor the inspiring individuals and teams behind these achievements. By opening it to artists, creative professionals, researchers and companies from all over the world, the STARTS Prize targets to expand everyone’s horizon in order to work on new ideas and showcase best-practice examples. This international prize will highlight Europe’s power as a breeding ground for innovation and creative excellence.

Two €20,000 cash grants will be awarded in conjunction with the STARTS Prize 2016: one for artistic research and thus for projects that have the potential to influence and change the mode of application, development and perception of technologies; and one for cooperative ventures teaming up industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

Details and application [web]

ASCI International Open Call – ScienceInspiresArt 2013: THE COSMOS 15th Annual Art-Science Exhibition

Seeking stunning images of original art created in any media and inspired by astronomy (including astrophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology, astrogeology), questions of cosmology, extra-terrestrials, or the nature of matter and/or time in relation to universal laws.

DEADLINE: July 21, 2013

15th International Art-Sci juried exhibition will be held at the New York Hall of Science
August 31, 2013 – March 2, 2014

Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.
Public Reception: Nov.10, 2013, 3-5pm

More Information and How to Enter the Competition [web]

Call for Submissions: 2013 Subtle Technologies

What questions arise, now that creating life (once believed to be the role of immortal beings) is in the hands of modern science?

From Subtle Technologies:

  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Festival dates: June 8 & 9, 2013
  • Submission deadline: February 25, 2013

“In 2013, Subtle Technologies will be holding its 16th Annual Festival in Toronto.

Our symposium, performances, workshops, screenings, exhibitions and networking sessions 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 leading edge of their respective disciplines and creating a space for dialogue that will lead to future discussions and collaborations.

Our 2013 festival takes place on June 8th and 9th at various venues throughout Toronto. In 2013 we will be exploring the theme of Immortality. Through history, concepts of immortality have had an important place in virtually all spiritual and philosophical traditions. As we have with past festival themes, we will be exploring this year’s theme from a broad perspective bridging art, science and society. We encourage and welcome submissions that explore ideas of immortality that arise from outside the Western framework. There are a number of areas related to immortality that we would like to probe during this year’s festival.

The average life expectancy continues to climb in many parts of the world and there are those who believe we can and should push this threshold ever higher. While many see physical life extension as the route to immortality, there are others who believe immortality can be achieved by merely preserving an individual’s consciousness, through either biological or digital means. If consciousness could be digitally represented, could a person “live” forever in a virtual world? We want to look at the science behind life extension as well as the numerous philosophical, ethical, practical and social questions that arise. These sciences include the realms of cyborgs, life extension through pharmacological means, cryogenic preservation and ideas surrounding the collection of an individual’s connectome – the complete mapping and re-creation of a brain’s electrical structure…”

READ THE FULL CALL [web]
Subtle Technologies [web]