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…”

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Subtle Technologies [web]

Open Call: ScienceInspiresArt 2012

14th annual, art-science, juried competition exhibition will be held at the New York Hall of Science from September 1, 2012 – February 3, 2013.

Deadline: June 17, 2012

From ASCI, Inc:

“We are seeking original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface, and/or reflects upon scientific research questions, processes, ethics, and the stunning discoveries being made in biology and the biosciences today.

For many 21st century artists, the Internet’s rich supply of public domain images of living organisms (animals, including humans and insects; plants, and even bacteria) has dramatically affected the degree to which biology inspires art. Powerful scientific imaging tools have opened a new aesthetic “window” on what previously could only be seen after a subject’s death and dissection. Additionally, our global “information super-highway” has revolutionized public access to scientific research data and to its researchers. The bold field of live bio-art is gaining practitioners as university labs open their doors to artistic investigations and experiments. More recently, scientific funding agencies are requiring that scientists share their current research in more publicly accessible and engaging ways, and this is creating a new avenue for artists to collaborate on visual projects and art-science exhibitions…”

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