[NetBehaviour] Experimental Arts: Call for Papers and Conference.

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Tue Apr 5 11:19:44 CEST 2011

Date: Deadline for Abstracts: 27 April 2011
Venue: Scientia Building, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Website: www.niea.unsw.edu.au

`We have entered the experimental age…Experiments are no longer 
conducted just in the laboratory. They have become collective 
experiments that concern each and every one of us.` Bruno Latour, 2004

What is experimentation? What makes art `experimental`? What are the 
results of aesthetic experiments and why do we need them? Could artists 
invent new modes of experimentation with/for science? What are the 
differences between experiments and inventions; experiments and 
failures; experiment and innovation? How do we set up 
ethico-scientific-aesthetic experiments?

This conference will showcase and discuss innovative arts projects by 
leading practitioners, thinkers and research groups that model new forms 
of transdisciplinarity and offer new ways of addressing real-world 
issues. These include works that have successfully `changed the world` 
as well as speculative initiatives that radically change the way we 
think. It will survey the results and potential of Experimental Arts, 
inviting leaders in the field to discuss how we can extend and support a 
platform for path-breaking experimentation.

The main conference will be preceded by a two-day National Postgraduate 
Conference on Experimental Arts.

Confirmed speakers include:

James Crutchfield (Complexity Sciences Center, UC Davis), David Dunn 
(Art and Science Laboratory, Santa Fe); Adrian McKenzie (University of 
Lancaster); Geert Lovink (University of Amsterdam); Pia Ednie- Brown 
(RMIT); Joyce Hinterding (University of Sydney), Terry Smith (University 
of Pittsburgh); Richard Goodwin, Paul Thomas, Douglas Kahn, Anna 
Munster, Nigel Helyer, Jill Bennett (NIEA, UNSW); iCinema, Centre for 
Interactive Cinema, UNSW with on-site demonstrations of iCinema`s 
immersive audio-visual environment.

Call for Papers

Abstracts of approximately 300 words and a short biography should be 
sent to: niea at unsw.edu.au for the Main Conference t.gregory at unsw.edu.au 
for the Postgraduate Conference. In the email subject title, please 
state: Abstract Submission (Main Conference) or Abstract Submission 
(Postgraduate Conference).

Poster-presentations will also be considered for the Postgraduate 
Conference. Abstracts of approximately 300 words and a short biography 
should be sent to t.gregory at unsw.edu.au with the email title Abstract 
Submission (Poster Presentation)

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