Upcoming ISEA Symposium

Call for Participation

23rd International Symposium on Electronic Art
ISEA2016 Manizales, Colombia- BIO-CREATION AND PEACE

June/12–16/2017
http://isea2017.isea-international.org/

ISEA 2017 invites to reflect on the contributions that art, design, and technology provide as alternatives for social development based on respect for natural biodiversity and having pacific coexistence of the communities. ISEA2017 welcomes submissions in three broad categories: academic (papers, posters, panels, and institutional presentations), creative (artworks, installations, performances, and design cases) and learning (workshops and tutorials).

SUB – THEMES

Bio creation & data

Data is becoming pervasive in our daily lives. Scientists have used data and biological processes to create products and systems, while artists explore the aesthetics of technology, data and biology. How do artists integrate data and biological phenomenon in the creative process? In what ways do designers take advantage of large amounts of data to make decisions that affect sustainability and biodiversity?

Critical perspectives on the use of technology for peace

Technology is a potential tool that supports peace processes and conflict resolution. What is the role of art and design in defining the use of technology to support peace and conflict resolution? Are there cultural identity tensions catalysed by technologies? How can technology promote intercultural dialogues and peace construction?

Media art, landscape and heritage

ISEA2017 will take place in a region in Colombia known as the Coffee Cultural Landscape, declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. We invite work that reflects on the conflict between media and heritage. How do artists and designers include heritage in their critical thinking and aesthetic decisions? How could media art help disseminate cultural values around peace? Does media art have the capacity to preserve heritage? Does conservation or cultural transformation generate conflict?

Media art, landscape and heritage

ISEA2017 will take place in a region in Colombia known as the Coffee Cultural Landscape, declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. We invite work that reflects on the conflict between media and heritage. How do artists and designers include heritage in their critical thinking and aesthetic decisions? How could media art help disseminate cultural values around peace? Does media art have the capacity to preserve heritage? Does conservation or cultural transformation generate conflict?

Interdisciplinary platforms for coexistence

Transdisciplinary teams collaborate to generate social and political content and debates. Artists have tried to get citizens involved with interactive technologies and media. Are these platforms showing paths for social coexistence? How can biological process be used as source of inspiration and the generation of social possibilities for living in peace?

The cultural dimensions of bio-creation and peace

In recent times, pockets of peace across our planet have emerged and Colombia is one example. Does the idea of peace have a larger role to play than simply resolving conflict? In what ways could indigenous awareness contribute to our understanding of peace? What bridges in thought and action are needed to achieve global peace across cultural and transdisciplinary boundaries? Is bio-creation in conflict with, or in accord with, indigenous awareness of living organisms?

Key dates

Submission system opens: October 1, 2016
Deadline for submission: November 21, 2016
Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2017
Deadline for camera-ready submissions: March 20, 2017

Academic call

Papers are completed or ongoing research works with clear contributions (4-8 pages). Papers will have 20-minutes oral presentations with 5 minutes for questions and answers.

Posters are novel research ideas or exploratory work (proposal in 2 pages). Accepted posters proposals will be invited to submit poster with template provided.

Panels are moderator-led groups of 3–5 experts answering moderator and audience questions on a particular topic (proposal in 3 pages). Paper, poster, panel proposals will be peer reviewed. Submissions must be written in English.

Creative call

Artistic works are productions of artists, designers, and/or scientists that include electronic sound art, audio-visual digital art, exhibitions, performances, installations, media art. Authors should select one category within: (a) soundscapes, (b) exhibitions, installations and performances, (c) media art, and (d) cinema -and- digital.

Design cases are practice experiences that report and discuss design artifacts or systems, methods, tools in design projects for commercial, nonprofit, or governmental clients (4-8 pages). Design and creation professional are encouraged to submit their experiences. Creative proposals will be peer reviewed. Please submit a 2-4 page proposal in English including title, author bios and affiliations, 200 word (max) abstract (ready for diffusion), general project/work description, link to a video or demo website, and required equipment (technical rider).

Learning call

Workshops are half or full day interactive presentations that lead the audience to concrete outcomes.

Tutorials are half or full day interactive presentations that explain or train the audience in a method, technique or toolkit.

Artist talks or designer talks are short 10-minute presentations or demonstrations that showcase artworks, design artifacts, or works in progress. Institutional presentations are 20-minute sessions that are intended as opportunities for networking and as a forum for institutions such as museums, NGOs, networks, schools, and companies to introduce themselves to the community. Workshop and tutorial submissions require a 2-4 page proposal in English that includes title, duration (half or full day), organizer bios and affiliations, 200 word (max) abstract (ready for diffusion), rationale, instructional methods, plan to solicit participation, link to workshop tutorial website, and required equipment (technical rider). Talk and institutional presentation submissions require a 2-4 page proposals.