EXHIBITION ::: YING GAO, FIVE WAYS TO TELL A STORY ABOUT FASHION
January 17 - March 1, 2009
Canadian fashion designer Ying Gao, born in China (*1973), playfully explores the aesthetic potential at the interface of fashion, art and technology. She uses software to conceptually develop ingenious patterns, and subtly infuses interactive technology into some of her garments. These garments appear vivid, ephemeral and fluid in shape: one of the dresses vibrantly unfolds when triggered by a ray of light. Another one breathes gently as it is touched by a gust of air. All the while Ying Gao's garments tell stories about themselves, and about fashion.
Five collections by Ying Gao that tell a story about fashion in five original ways are presented at [plug.in], in her first solo exhibition outside of Canada.
Curated by Céline Studer, in collaboration with Doris Gassert.
With thanks to Sabine Seymour.
CALL FOR ENTRIES ::: FIX OUR ENERGY ADDICTION
DEADLINE: January 30, 2009
Rising energy costs present new design problems. Redesign the broken models of the 20th century. Challenge our patterns of living and working in a fuel-hungry world…come up with solutions that connect us, make us more efficient, more humane.
How would I bring work closer to home?
Can a product help eliminate long commutes?
What can I do to revitalize old ideas such as living above the store?
What kind of interiors or furnishings does a telecommuter really need?
Or follow your own dreams…what calls out for a major redesign?
Focus on one area that needs fixing—products, interiors, buildings and landscape, communication systems, or anything else you can imagine—and develop your idea fully. Open to all designers in practice 10 years or less.
BOOK LAUNCH ::: TECHNONATUREN (in German)
Samstag 24.01.2009, 14:00 Uhr
Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, IKL, Karl Schweighofer Gasse 3, 1070 Wien, Raum 1.06
TechnoNaturen gibt einen Einblick in die neuen biopolitische Dimension organischen Designs im 21. Jahrhundert, das die Funktionen des "Lebens"
als Technologie erfasst. Der Band setzt sich in gestalterischen sowie design- und kulturtheoretischen Beiträgen mit den subjektiven Aneignungen dieser Technologien und deren alltagskulturellen Umdeutungen in neuen Styles auseinander. Einführung von Elke Gaugele - empirische Kulturwissenschaftlerin, Autorin und Professorin für Moden und Styles (Textiles Gestalten) am Institut für das künstlerische Lehramt und Prof. Petra Eisele - Professorin für Designgeschichte, Designtheorie und Medientheorie an der Fachhochschule Mainz. Anschließend Screening des Video-Films "Science Fashion Meets Science Fiction" (2009) von Sabine Seymour mit einer Diskussion über "Next-Generation-Wearables".
CALL FOR SUBMISSION ::: WORLD CONGRESS ON COMMUNICATION AND ARTS
DEADLINE: January 30, 2009
April19 - 22, 2009
São Caetano, Brazil
This congress will provide a major international forum for the exchange of information on research and recent developments on the improvement of Communication and Arts.The discussions will be about the integration between World Market and Communication and Arts in Contemporary Society. It constitutes in a breeding ground to examine careers and opportunities for professionals in the new scenario of modern life which has become of crucial importance once we live in the so called Information Society where technology communication has changed the way people live, work and relate.
CALL FOR PAPERS ::: 4TH GLOBAL CONFERENCE, VISIONS OF HUMANITY IN CYBERCULTURE, CYBERSPACE AND SCIENCE FICTION
DEADLINE: February 8, 2009
July 6 - 8, 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities. Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to for example:
* the relationship between cyberculture, cyberspace, science fiction
* bodies in cyberculture; from apes to androids - electronic evolution; biotechnical advances and the impact of life, death, and social existence; the impact on individuality
* technology vs. the natural? cyberculture and the green movement
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ::: SUPER HUMAN SYMPOSIUM
DEADLINE: March 20, 2009
Super Human Revolution of the Species is an international event comprising a symposium, exhibition, masterclass and public talk investigating collaborative art and science practices and their relationship with the human body. Symposium abstracts are invited from either individual or team-based researchers, artists and scientists. Submitted abstracts will undergo a double-blind referee process, with successful applicants invited to submit their paper prior to final acceptance. Taking place in Melbourne on 22 - 25 November 2009, the Super Human symposium will present an invigorating and inspiring mix of keynote speakers and collaborative research projects engaging with one or more of the symposium themes: Augmentation, Cognition and Nanoscale Interventions.
Please submit all abstracts (and any questions) to the Conference Convenor: email@example.com.
CONFERENCE ::: IIR TELECOMS
March 23 - 25, 2009
With the proliferation of flat-rate data tariffs and an explosion of mobile internet centric devices - users can now take advantage of high end devices and clear pricing alongside mobile broadband network speeds and coverage to browse the mobile internet in search of new and innovative content
Mobile Internet 2009 takes place in Vienna on 23rd - 25th March 2009.
• Learn the latest strategies and business models for driving flat-rate data plans which provide a large boost in APRU
• Attend key focus session on mobile platforms, open source, fragmentation and standardisation
• Learn how to optimise usability and therefore drive revenues from mobile search, advertising and content