[spectre] Call For Submissions : SubtleTechnologies 2006

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Deadline: January 15th 2006 

9th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival investigates Architecture and 
Responsiveness in 2006
June 1st - June 4th, 2006
University of Toronto, Toronto Canada
Recognized internationally as a forum that encourages new insights and 
collaborations, Subtle Technologies invites artists and scientists to 
contemplate how art and science can work together and reshape perspectives. 
The gathering will include four days of presentations including illustrated 
talks, gallery installations, workshops and discussions. Subtle Technologies 
events encourage active discussion and draws upon the wide-ranging 
perspectives of participants and audience members. The extraordinary 
interest of highly specialized topics and often-unexpected threads woven 
between presentations make the festival a unique experience. 

This year's theme for Subtle Technologies is Responsive Architecture. We are 
interested in investigating how environments and systems can interact and 
respond to their occupants. We hope for wide-ranging discussions and 
presentations that explore dynamic systems and environments at every scale, 
from molecules to continents. The conference will include a wide definition 
of architecture that encompasses buildings, mechanical and natural 

Examples of possible topics include:
Interactive systems
Smart materials
Buildings that can move and transform
Adaptive environments
Hybrid ecologies
Complex systems analysis
Expanded perception 

Within this general theme, sound and acoustics will be a special focus. The 
2006 festival is being held in partnership with SoundaXis, a Toronto-wide 
event inspired by the work of renowned architect-composer Iannis Xenakis. 

Specialized topics include:
Spatial acoustics
Physics of sound
Sound Installations 

We encourage demonstrations and can accommodate a wide variety of 
presentations. Technical support and honoraria for presenters is included. 

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

The festival is open to the public and presentations should be accessible to 
a non-specialized audience. Presentations typically last 40 minutes, 
followed by a ten minute question and answer period. 

Deadline for Proposals
January 15, 2005. 

How to Apply 

Use our online submission form:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 
programming at subtletechnologies.com

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