Invenção: Thinking the Next Millennium
São Paulo, Brazil, August 1999
CALL FOR PAPERS Invenção: thinking the next millennium August 25 - 29, 1999 São Paulo, Brazil Call for papers and proposals for conference on the consequences of the convergence of art, science and technology on our sense of self and human identity, on consciousness, community and the city, and on learning and leisure. Deadline: November 30, 1998. email@example.com http://www.itaucultural.org.br/invencao/invencao.htm Invenção is an opportunity for those working at the creative edge of the arts, sciences and technology to collaborate in the transdisciplinary development of ideas and innovative strategies for life in the next millennium. Invenção is a "seeding" event that seeks to identify key questions and issues that can lead to the radical transformation of culture. Just as increasingly artists work with the metaphors of science, so scientists are employing forms of representation, such as visualisation, which owe much to research in the digital arts. As art is transformed by interactivity, so science increasingly recognises the subjectivity of the observer. In turn, technology informs our aesthetic and epistemological structures and is engendering new processes of perception, communication and cognition. Invenção will examine the consequences of this convergence of art, science and technology on our sense of self and human identity, on consciousness, community and the city, as well as on learning and leisure. For example, the artist is challenged to consider what might lie beyond "electronic art": where might the connectivity of the Internet, the interactivity of hypermedia and the fluidity of virtual reality lead us? The scientist, walking a delicate balance between the world of the quantum, deep space, chaos and complexity has profound questions to ask about the constraints of nature and the part that can be played by artificial intelligence and post-biological systems in the construction of reality. Bio-technology and nano-engineering add further dimensions to these questions. Invenção will take place in Brazil, whose euphoric energy, cultural diversity and productive optimism is intended to characterise the conference. With its history of dynamic pragmatism coupled with utopian vision, Brazil is a country where dreams can be reclaimed, a vast space both geographically and culturally, in which we can re-invent ourselves and collaborate in the construction of new realities. Invenção will be structured to enable a wide range of presentations, collaborations and interventions to take place, involving lectures, workshops, panel discussions, papers and breakout groups. The onsite activity will be integrated with online activity, through a dedicated website. The proceedings will be embodied in a CD and print publications. Organising Committee Arlindo Machado (chair) Roy Ascott Roger Malina Alain Mongeau Scientific Committee Diana Domingues Claudia Giannetti Eduardo Kac Marcos Novac Margarita Schultz Ricardo Anderaos Jesus de Paula Assis This event is organised by Itaú Cultural Institute in collaboration with the ISEA, Inter-Society for the Electronic http://www.sat.qc.ca/isea , Arts Leonardo/ISAST http://mitpress.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/home.html , and CAiiA-STAR, Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Wales College, Newport and the Centre for Science Technology and Art Research , University of Plymouth http://caiia-star.newport.plymouth.ac.uk, UK, support http://nunc.com . Further information Itaú Cultural Gerência de Difusão Projeto Invenção Avenida Paulista 149 CEP 01311 000 São Paulo SP firstname.lastname@example.org CALL FOR PROPOSALS (PAPERS, PANELS, WORK IN PROGRESS) The official languages of the conference are Portuguese, Spanish and English. However, abstracts must be submitted in English to facilitate the work of the organising and scientific committees. Abstracts must have 350 words (maximum) and they must be accompanied by a brief biography (250 words) of the author(s). Submit as an attached document in Microsof Word by e-mail to email@example.com Include up to five keywords with your abstract. Your abstract must be accompanied by a declaration of intention to attend the conference. Innovative forms of contributions are welcomed. Proposals for panels should include information of each member. Please provide full details. GENERAL INFO Deadline Abstracts must be submitted by 30 November, 1998 and they will be acknowledged on receipt. Identification All proposals should contain the following data: title, author(s), institutional affiliation and contact address, including phone/fax/email and URL if applicable. Confirmation The authors of papers to be presented will be notified of acceptance by mid-February, 1999. The selected authors are requested to confirm their participation as soon as possible. Fees There will be a Registration fee of US$ 100 (or equivalent amount in national currency) for each selected work. 20% reduction for members of ISEA, CAiiA-STAR and Leonardo/ISAST. In order to be included in the Brochure of Abstracts, Conference Programme and announcements, presenters are required to pay the Registration Fee by 30 April, 1999. TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION As a suggestion, Sparta Turismo offers the options below upon request of the organisers of the conference: Land Services three categories of hotels: basic, first and superior. Promotional rates are approximately as follows: basic (3 stars), double room, between USD 60 and USD 90 first (4 stars), double room, between USD 110 and USD 150 superior (5 stars), double room, above USD 160 Prices of transfers, city tours and other services will be calculated according to each participant's needs. Air fare The promotional fare to be used will be that of the issue date of the air ticket. Depending on the number of participants confirmed, the preliminary promotional price of both air ticket and land services are subject to changes. Further information Sparta Turismo São Paulo Brasil Fax 55 11 881 9733 firstname.lastname@example.org Reservations will be accepted until November 30, 1998.