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<nettime-ann> Call for submissions | Subtle Technologies

Call for submissions | Subtle Technologies

15th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival.

Toronto, Canada
Festival dates: May 24-27, 2012
Submissions deadline: December 15, 2011

In 2012, Subtle Technologies celebrates our 15th anniversary with our
annual Festival.

For 15 years Subtle Technologies has been bringing people together to
promote wonder, incite creativity and spark innovation across
disciplines. Our symposium, performances, workshops, screenings,
exhibitions and networking sessions provide a forum to explore ideas and
pose questions at the intersection of art, science and technology.
Subtle Technologies is known internationally for presenting work by
artists and scientists at the leading edge of their respective disciplines.

Our 2012 festival takes place from May 24 to May 27 2012 at various
venues throughout Toronto. Our annual open call accepts submissions that
bridge art, science and technology. This year we are also accepting
submissions for a themed session which explores work inspired by
biology, as outlined below. For both streams we are soliciting proposals
from all disciplines and also welcome topics that explore ways of
knowing that are outside of the western framework.

We are interested in receiving submissions from individuals as well as
interdisciplinary teams and collaborative projects. We would like to
present successful stories from artists and scientists working together.
We are equally interested in hearing about the issues that inhibit
disciplines from collaborating. What approaches can we take to foster
inter-cultural exchanges when it comes to science or technology based
work? How do we make scientific systems more accessible to artists as
tools for creating new work?

Possible areas to be explored in this year’s Festival from either an
artistic or scientific approach include:

Alternative energy
Artificial intelligence
Computer science
Environmental science
Funding strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration
Hacking and DIY culture
Imaging techniques and systems
Interactive systems
Indigenous science
Network Theory
Science and society
Systems theory
Virtual worlds

In 2012 Subtle Technologies is also presenting a special session at our
symposium that focuses on work inspired by, utilizing or hacking
biological systems. This special session will include work by artists
who are using live tissues, bacteria and other biological process in
their work. We are also interested in submissions exploring enhancements
or modifications to the human body through transhumanism. Projects which
use concepts of biomimicry, genetic engineering and synthetic biology
will also be considered for this special session. We are interested in
both technical and ethical issues surrounding this work.

The above topics are only suggested ones for inclusion in the Festival.
Other relevant topics within the realm of art, science and technology
will be considered.

To have your submission considered for either the symposium, poster
session, exhibition, screenings or a workshop please visit our
submissions form here.

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