[rohrpost] CFP: MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences
(Prague, Nov. 2007)
Ingeborg.Reichle at culture.hu-berlin.de
Die Jan 16 20:10:16 CET 2007
Call for Abstracts: Deadline 31st of January 2007
MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences
International Conference organised by CIANT as part of the ENTER festival in
the framework of the Leonardo 40th anniversary celebrations. The festival
will feature also the first retrospective exhibition of Frank J. Malina.
8th - 10th of November 2007, Prague, Czech Republic
The conference will explore the major mutations that are affecting the
future of our world. We invite papers from artists, scientists and
researchers on the evolution of living beings and the societies they
constitute, and on modes of knowledge, expression and communication of
humans, animals and other forms of life.
'MutaMorphosis' seeks a multiplicity of perspectives as well as a qualified
and diverse group of conference participants. The conference will
concentrate on the growing interest -- within the worlds of the arts,
sciences and technologies -- in EXTREME AND HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS. These
environments appear as symptomatic indicators of the mutations that are
taking place; they are potential vectors that make possible an awareness of
the different problems at the origin of the disturbances that threaten the
ensemble of the Earth's eco-systems.
We invite practitioners in the arts, sciences, engineering and humanities to
submit abstracts that explore the limits and extremes within the following
streams of interest:
How do the arts and sciences deal with new ideas about strategies of life in
Keywords: adaptation, artificial life, bioart, biotechnology, cell, cloning,
control, emergence, ethics, evolution, extremophilia, hybrid, limit,
organization, performativity, self-organization, strategy, survival,
symbiogenesis, symbiosis, tissue, transformation, transgression,
How do the arts and sciences face radical scales and extreme environments?
Keywords: Antarctica, astrophysics, colonisation, climate, dark matter, dark
energy, deserts, deteritorialization, ethics, exobiology, exploration,
geotagging, globalization, map, macro, micro, nano, singularity, outer
space, speed, territory, underwater, vacuum.
How do the arts and sciences address evolving ideas about cognition in
Keywords: collective intelligence, complexity, connectivity, decision,
deficiency, distributed, ethics, intelligence, dysfunction, emotion,
efficiency, information, instrument, handicap, manipulation, memory,
mobility, networked, pathology, perception, sensorial, simulation, system,
therapy, visualization, web 2.0.
All submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed by an international advisory
panel. Submissions accepted and presented at the conference will be
published in the conference proceedings.
500-word abstracts required by 31st of January 2007 via email to
mutamorphosis @ ciant.cz.