November 2, 2004

Subtle submissions

by Michael Mateas · , 12:19 pm

The Subtle Technologies Festival will take place May 26-May 29, 2005, in Toronto Canada. Symposium submissions are due January 15th, 2005. This year, in addition to the usual diverse program, there is a special session celebrating the “World Year in Physics”; artists and scientists who investigate physics in their work (for scientists, presumably something different than standard disciplinary physics?), are encouraged to apply.

Recognized internationally as a unique forum that encourages new insights and collaborations between artists and scientists, Subtle Technologies challenges physicists, geneticists, engineers, mathematicians, astronomers, architects, dancers, media artists and musicians to contemplate how art and science act upon one another and reshape perspectives.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Deadline January 15th 2005
Subtle Technologies Festival Celebrates World Year of Physics
May 26 – May 29 2005
University of Toronto, Toronto Canada

Subtle Technologies is currently inviting submissions for the symposium component of its 8th annual festival.

Recognized internationally as a unique forum that encourages new insights and collaborations between artists and scientists, Subtle Technologies challenges physicists, geneticists, engineers, mathematicians, astronomers, architects, dancers, media artists and musicians to contemplate how art and science act upon one another and reshape perspectives. Throughout four days of presentations, we aim to cover a wide variety of subjects. People who have attended the festival remark that although the individual topics at the festival are extremely interesting it is often the unexpected threads that are woven between the various presentations that make the festival a unique experience for presenters and audience members.

This year, while still offering a diverse program in many subjects, we will be celebrating the international “World Year of Physics” with a special session on the work of artists and scientists who investigate hysics in their work. The “World Year of Physics” coincides with the centennial of the publication of three of Einstein’s papers that changed the way we would think about physics.

Apart from the session celebrating the “World Year of Physics”, programming of the symposium will be shaped by the submissions received and is meant to broaden the scope of disciplines or areas of research for those who attend. In the past, topics addressed have included architecture, quantum physics , quantum computing and other unconventional computing technologies, music, dance, neurology, imaging technologies, holography,animation, genetics, sonic explorations, sensing systems and devices, social systems, complexity theory, and
artificial intelligence.

We encourage demonstrations, and can accommodate / provide technical support for almost any type of presentation.

Summaries of past presentations are archived on our website. We strongly urge those interested in submitting a proposal to acquaint themselves with our history of programming.

Criteria:

The festival is open to the public and presentations must be accessible to a non-specialized audience. Each presentation must fill 40 minutes, followed by a ten minute question and answer period.

It is strongly recommended that parties interested in submitting a proposal visit our archives at http://www.subtletechnologies.com to get better idea of our programming.

All presenters receive an honorarium and their festival registration fees are waived.

Deadline for Proposals: January 15, 2005.

PDF version of Call for Submissions:
http://www.subtletechnologies.com/news/index.html

How to Apply
Go to our website at:
http://www.subtletechnologies.com/submissions/index.html

If you have any questions please send an email to
Programming Director: Jim Ruxton
programming@subtletechnologies.com