[NetBehaviour] Areas of conflu(x)ence - Art, Space & Technology in the Digital Age

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Apr 27 16:14:50 CEST 2007

Areas of conflu(x)ence - Art, Space & Technology in the Digital Age

++ Call for Papers
++ Areas of conflu(x)ence - Art, Space & Technology in the Digital Age

Location : Sibiu, Romania
Dates : October 4-7, 2007
Deadline for proposals : Mai 4, 2007

Areas of conflu(x)ence, the international conference on Art, Space &
Technology in the Digital Age, will be held October 4-7, 2007 in Sibiu,

The international conference Areas of conflu(x)ence is organized by 2580
Association in partnership with Arscenic Association Paris, Czech Cultural
Center Bucharest, Kibla Multimedia Center Maribor, Planwerk Association 
Visual Arts and Design University Cluj, Tranzit Foundation Cluj and Gong
Theater Sibiu.

Details concerning the registration and the full conference agenda will be
posted as they become available to the website : www.2580association.info.

- About the conference -

Areas of conflu(x)ence proposes an international debate on the relationship
between art and technology in the present digital era, focusing on the 
of the new media in our lives.

Today’s digital technologies have created a new model of understanding
different aspects of reality. The change they produced compels us to
reconsider the conditioning of our modern lives while their potential 
to be explored. Post-modernist syntax is today reevaluated and there are
positions that support the thesis of a hyper-industrialized society.
Science and technology are expected to push forward the frontiers of
knowledge, while art is asked to mirror these new experiences. The way we
handle our lives and our expectations is changing continuously according to
these new frontiers. The place we give to the different aspects of our 
and the spatial articulation of our activities are subjected to constant
conceptualization based on a continuous flux of discoveries. What kind of
models are we using in perceiving and understanding our new environment 
? If
the tools we use have an influence on the way we deal with our environment,
how do we use their potentiality ? What traps are to be avoided ? What 
do we
expect from technology ? Should the new technologies be a matter of 
concern ?
By trying to answer all these questions, the conference intends to identify
the present condition of our data driven lives and the factors that 

On the basis of artistic and aesthetic experiences, we will study the 
ways in
which image, sound and space are today affected by the digital technologies.

- Call for papers -

Our conference hosts papers and project presentations from any discipline,
methodology or combination of different disciplines that address the
following three areas :

I.Types of Imagery and Sound and Their Interaction : digital and new media
art, techniques of representation, imaging technology, sound technology,
sound visualizations, performance sciences.

II.Spacial Forms : physical and virtual spaces, space/place/territory, 
and everyday life experience, private and public spaces, mobility and 
platforms, utopian spaces, urbanism, landscape, space organization,
cartography, topography, space policy, environment.

III.Types of Memory : archiving forms, data systems and models, memory and
Papers and presentations will be selected from the submitted proposals 
on the
basis of multiple blind peer reviews by the members of the Conference
Committee. Authors will be notified on the results via email by June 15,
The conference will also include multimedia performances, an exhibit 
hall of
innovative projects and tours of the art installations.

Working languages : English and French

- Invited speakers -

Inke Arns - Hartware MedienKunstVerein (Dortmund), Michael Bielicky – ZKM
(Karlsruhe), Irina Cios – CIAC (Bucharest), Christian Denker – 
University of
Vienna (Vienna), Ana-Maria Avram & Iancu Dumitrescu – CREMAC (Bucharest),
Anne-Marie Duguet – Paris 1 “Panthéon - Sorbonne” University (Paris), Paulo
Ferreira-Lopes - ZKM (Karlsruhe), Pierre-Damien Huyghe – Paris 1 
“Panthéon -
Sorbonne” University (Paris), Augustin Ioan – architect (Bucharest), Marko
Kosnik – artist (Slovenia), Ciprian Mihali – « Babes-Bolyai » University
(Cluj), Antonio Pinto Ribeiro - Gulbekian Foundation (Lisbonne), Zoltàn
Sébok – (Budapest), Bernard Stiegler – G. Pompidou Center (Paris) and 
& Woody Vasulka – ZKM (Karlsruhe). The invited speakers are unconfirmed.

- Important dates -

Deadline for abstracts (500 words) and biography (100 words) : Mai 4, 2007
Notification of acceptance : June 15, 2007
Deadline for full paper submission (3000-5000 words) : July 31, 2007

Submissions should be sent to papers at 2580association.info in “.doc” or 
format as attachments only.

For more information please contact Tincuta Parv or Barbu Bejan via 
email at :
info at 2580association.info

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