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Melinda Rackham on Sun, 12 Mar 2006 12:55:44 +0100 (CET)


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New Constellations: Art, Science and Society
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
17-19 March 2006
Museum of Contemporary Art
Sydney Australia

An international conference charting the ways in which art and science
are
gravitating towards one another within contemporary culture. The
Conference
will present the latest thinking about collaboration between artists and
scientists and examine how the worldwide trend towards interdisciplinary
engagement is changing the definitions, methodologies and practices they
use
and how they view the social implications of their work.

Plenary Speakers:

Ruzena Bajcsy, Immediate Past President, CITRIS (Centre for Information
Technology Research in the Interest of Society), University of
California,
Berkeley

Elizabeth Grosz, Professor of Women=B9s and Gender Studies, Rutgers, The
State
University of New Jersey, and Visiting Professor of Architecture,
Princeton
University, New Jersey

Steve Kurtz, Founding Member, Critical Art Ensemble; Associate Professor
of
Art, State University of New York, Buffalo

Roger Malina, Chairman, Board, Leonardo, the International Society for
the
Arts, Sciences and Technology; Co-Chair, International Advisory Board,
Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts

New Constellations is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Sydney
Australia. The Conference has grown out of a collaboration between
artist
Mari Velonaki and roboticists David Rye, Steve Scheding and Stefan
Williams
at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at The University of Sydney.
This collaboration is an Australian Research Council-Australia Council
for
the Arts Linkage Project.
 
The Conference is supported by Artspace; Australian Centre for Field
Robotics, The University of Sydney; Australian Network for Art and
Technology; Cognition and Creativity Studios, University of Technology,
Sydney; and Patrick Technology & Systems.

Conference enquiries: 61 2 9245 2484 or email {AT} education.mca.com.au
For further program details and information go to
www.mca.com.au/newconstellations

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the
Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.




Dr Melinda Rackham
Executive Director

Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)
PO Box 8029
Station Arcade
South Australia 5000
ph: 61 8 8231 9037; fax 61 8 8231 9766
http://www.anat.org.au
anat {AT} anat.org.au

ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council
http://www.ozco.gov.au its arts funding and advisory body, by the South
Australian Government through Arts SA http://www.arts.sa.gov.au and the
Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State
and
Territory Governments.




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