BOOK PRESENTATION & SYMPOSIA ::: FASHION IN CONTEXT (in German)
March 26 - 27, 2009
In den Medien unbetextete Mode wird nicht gekauft, Mode ohne Label nicht wahrgenommen, Mode, die nichts aussagt ist fad, ebenso wie eine Kollektion, die keine Geschichte erzählen kann. Der Begriff fashionized bezeichnet die Visualisierung einer neuen Mode – ist quasi grafische Geburtshilfe und Transformation. Im Keynote von Gerda Buxbaum geht es um Begrifflichkeiten und darum, wie Kleidungsstücke zu einer Botschaft werden. Sabine Seymour's Vortrag behandelt: Der Einsatz von Bekleidung als interaktive Fläche eröffnet eine Reihe neuer Anwendungen. Neue Entwicklungen im Bereich interaktiver und tragbarer Bekleidungsöberflächen (Text und Bilder) verwenden Datenquellen wie beispielsweise Sensoren und Mobiltelefone. Sabine Seymour gibt einen Einblick in Projekte, Materialien und Inspirationen zu Fashionable Technology, deren Fokus die Oberfläche der Kleidung darstellt.
CALL FOR PAPERS ::: ISWC'09
September 4-7, 2009
SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Papers & Posters (March 30, 2009), Late Breaking (May 18, 2009), Design Contest (May 18, 2009)
ISWC'09, the thirteenth annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. ISWC'09 will bring together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing. ISWC'09 explicitly aims to broaden its scope to include cell phones and cell phone applications as they have become the most successful wearable computer to date.
CONFERENCE ::: SCIENCE BEYOND FICTION: THE EUROPEAN FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE
April 21 - 23, 2009
Prague, The Czech Republic
CIANT will run a conference session at SCIENCE BEYOND FICTION: THE EUROPEAN FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE on Wednesday, April 22, 2-3.30 PM with accepted title "Bridging the Gap between Brain and Machine: New Challenge for Art and Science”. We will discuss state-of-the-art and future of BMI (brain-machine interface) technology.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ::: SUPER HUMAN: REVOLUTION OF SPECIES SYMPOSIUM
November 23 - 14, 2009
DEADLINE: March 30, 2009
Inspired by the 150th publication anniversary of Darwin's evolutionary treatise, 'On the Origin of the Species', ANAT presents the Super Human: Revolution of the Species Symposium. A single-stream high calibre event, the Symposium turns the spotlight on contemporary art and science collaborative research and practice and its interpretations of - and impacts upon - the human body now and into the future. The Symposium is open to any format or style of presentation so long as it directly engages with one or more of the Symposium themes: Augmentation, Cognition, Nanoscale Interventions.
CALL FOR COLLABORATORS ::: INTERACTIVOS?' LIMA'09: MAGIC AND TECHNOLOGY
April 13 - 28, 2009
DEADLINE FOR COLLABORATORS: April 7, 2009
Open call for collaborators for the INTERACTIVOS? LIMA'09: Magic and technology advanced project development workshop (Lima, April 13 - 28, 2009). The aim is to build software pieces and interactive installations which propose a rethinking of the usual scenario in magic tricks. Collaborators can join any of the developing teams that will carry out the selected proposals, depending on their particular interests and skills, thus contributing with their knowledge and skills and at the same time learning from the other group members and from the leading tutors (Julian Oliver, Clara Boj, Diego Díaz, and Kiko Mayorga). Collaborators' profile: artists, magicians, engineers, musicians, programmers, designers, architects, hackers, psychologists, or any other person interested in presenting a project on this topic.
EXHIBITION ::: CORPUS EXTREMUS (LIFE+)
February 28 – April 18, 2009
EXIT ART 475 10th Ave @ 36th Street NYC ph: 212-966-7745
Prior to the eighteenth century, art and science were not separated as distinct disciplines, and were often joined. Thus a hybrid bio-art discipline is nothing radically new. Yet, the work in Corpus Extremus (LIFE+) represents a revolution in interdisciplinary research and practices and offers a critical evaluation of science and technology through art. This direct involvement of artists in scientific research and lab practices aims to demystify science through a cross-disciplinary approach; to provoke discussion about art and science as creative stimuli to each other; and to pose ethical questions to society.
The artworks in this exhibition deal with the transformation of our notions of life and death due to the implementation of biotechnological advances in everyday life. Recent innovations in science and technology are causing us to confront and challenge our conventional understanding of the body. Trying to reveal “the secret of life,” and to retain health, we are finding new ways to create living transplants and sustain life outside of the body. This possibility gives ground for the design of new organisms – hybrids, cyborgs and extended human bodies – that might be a new stage in an evolution with a questionable future.
CALL FOR PAPERS ::: 3rd INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MIUX'09
Internet access on mobile devices changes the way the Internet is used. In addition to accessing ordinary Internet content with mobile devices, mobilizing the Internet enables totally new kinds of Internet content and services. This workshop will discuss the latest user study results and developments of mobile Internet from the end user perspective, identifying solutions that make Internet usage on a mobile device an enjoyable experience. Mobile Internet solutions cover Internet services specifically designed for mobile use, mobile access to full Web sites, full Web sites and mobile services complementing each other, Web feeds, Web widgets, and Internet based communication systems (e.g. email, instant messaging, VoIP).