Josephine Bosma on Thu, 22 Jan 2004 13:36:20 +0100 (CET)

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hallo nettimers.

Ik kan me niet goed herinneren of ik het volgende al eerder ben
tegengekomen (Arts Catalyst is vooral actief in Groot Brittanie, en
daar heb ik al vele mails over gehad). Het is in het Engels, excuses
daarvoor, maar het gaat om een workshop die in NL plaatsvind, dus
misschien zijn er onder u mensen die hierin geinteresseerd zijn.
Deadline voor teksten over kunst en de ruimte(vaart?): 29 Februari



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The "7th Workshop On Space And The Arts"

18-21 May 2004, ESTEC (European Space Agency), Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Full Documentation of the 7th Workshop on "Space: Science, Technology and the Arts" at

All inquiries and abstracts should be sent at :


Leonardo/Olats, The OURS Foundation, together with the European Space Agency and the International Academy of Astronautics -Commission VI are pleased to announce:


that is scheduled to be held at ESTEC - ESA's European Space Research & Technology Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands from 18-21 May 2004.

Presentations are being solicited from space scientists, engineers, technologists, artists, writers, journalists, art critics, curators and philosophers who have a developed interest in the aims and theme of the workshop.

The Workshop on "Space: Science, Technology and the Arts" aims to:
*   provide a platform where new ideas and experiments relating to the
interaction of space science, technology and the arts can be exposed and debated
*   provide an environment where people, especially artists and other
"culture professionals" together with space scientists, engineers can
exchange ideas and projects about space from the perspective of their
unique backgrounds, education and experiences
*   provide a meeting place where new space art and technology projects
can emerge and new teams and partnerships can be built
*   nurture a domain of space activities that is becoming more
recognized in both the space community and in the mainstream art world
*   disseminate the ideas and projects by publicizing the results of the event.

About 30-40 participants will be selected on the basis of a submitted abstract of a proposed presentation.  Presentations can be about any aspect or issue related to "Space: Science, Technology and the Arts".

Potential participants might like to consider submitting abstracts for presentations addressing such topics as:
*   the impact of space technologies on the arts and vice-a-versa
*  the transfer of space technologies to art and design
*  the role and involvement of space bodies in the arts
*  designing art for the space environment - the requirements, the limitations
*  synergies between the arts and space communities
*  the interaction between space, arts and the public
*  space and the new media arts
*  using the arts to explore space
*  the arts in orbit - use of the ISS for artistic and cultural expression.

Authors need not, of course, limit themselves to these topics.

The deadline for abstract submission is 29 February 2004. Details for abstract submission can be found below.

There is no charge for participation in the workshop however each participant will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.  A reasonably priced hotel with half-pension has been reserved in the nearby town of Noordwijk and booking information will be sent to all participants that are accepted.

This is an official European Space Agency sponsored conference and the announcement will be listed on the ESA conference website at :

Details on the previous workshops can be found on the Leonardo/Olats web
site at


Participation in the workshop will be limited to a maximum of 40 persons and participants will be selected upon review of abstracts of presentations proposed for the workshop.

Abstracts, limited to one A4-size page, should be submitted via the online form available at

The abstract should be in English and include:

 Workshop name
 Title of presentation
 Name and affiliation of authors
 Full contact details of presenting author, including postal and e-mail addresses, phone and fax

The deadline for abstract submission is 29 February 2004.

Following acceptance, a complete paper will be required and the author(s) will be invited to register for the Workshop.


29 February 2004 - Deadline for abstracts
15 March 2004 - Notification of acceptance
20 April 2004 - Preliminary program
7 May 2004 - Deadline for papers
18-21 May 2004 - Workshop


Programme Committee: Annick Bureaud (Leonardo/OLATS)
Roger Malina (International Academy of Astronautics)
David Raitt (ESA)
Arthur Woods (OURS Foundation)

Advisory Committee:
 MIR Consortium (Microgravity Interdisciplinary Research Consortium)
 Nicola Triscott, Rob La Frenais (The Arts Catalyst, London, England)
 Roger Malina, Annick Bureaud (Leonardo: Leonardo/OLATS Observatory for the Arts and the Techno-Sciences, Paris, France, and Leonardo/ISAST International Society for the Arts, Sciences & Technology, USA)
 Marko Peljhan (Projekt Atol, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
 Alex Adriaansens, Anne Nigten (V2_Organisation, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
 Masha Chuikova (Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts, Moscow, Russia)
 Jean-Luc Soret (Paris, France)
 Kara Szathmary, (International Association of Astronomical Artists, Quebec, Canada)
 Patrick Gyger, (Maison D'Ailleurs, Yverdon, Switzerland) Frank Pietronigro (Zero Gravity Art Consortium, San Francisco, USA)


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