Thank You to Everyone!

Thank you to everyone from our entire Organizing Committee! This year’s conference was a success because of the people who presented and attended so thank you for your interest in being part of our event.

Keep an eye out for the next CFP in the Fall of 2017.

Attendees experience Follow by Nadine Ryan & Sebastian Oreamundo (Top Left); Preparation for afternoon panels (Bottom Left); and David Rokeby during his keynote address (Right).
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Frequencies 2017 CFP

The CFP for our 2017 symposium is now available.

Frequencies: Patterning Interconnectivity & Networked Temporality

In both historical and contemporary contexts, the development of new technology has been pivotal in establishing and modulating global patterns of connectivity, and in setting the rhythm and pace of interaction through asynchronous flows of material and information. In our current moment, the capability of algorithmic processes to further mediate meaning and integrate networks of sensorial and computational content offers the possibility for connections to be performed with new timing, layering multiple presents and mixing potential realities. These changes in techno-social dynamics shape artistic, scientific, and cultural practices, and have a profound impact on the ways in which we singularly and collectively construct meaning through a shifting relationship to temporality and interconnectivity.

For its third annual Graduate Symposium-Frequencies: Patterning Interconnectivity & Networked Temporality”the Student Caucus of Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology is currently inviting cross-disciplinary proposals which consider presence, permanence, and performativity in digitally mediated contexts, and which critically engage with the ways that these concepts challenge contemporary notions of causality, authorship, and intentionality. We are interested in global resonances and emerging properties that reflect an ever-growing distribution of process across biological, technological, and social systems, and how these may be viewed from a variety of cultural perspectives. We seek proposals which situate these trends in relation to artificial intelligence, telepresence, and augmented reality, and emerging scholarship which explores structures of consciousness and modes of perception through the lens of both human and non-human interaction. We encourage presentations that reflexively consider process, research-creation, and collaboration, and link academic and performative modalities.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the impact of algorithmic mediation on:

  • Networks, webs, infrastructures, and their expansions
  • Time consciousness in relation to globalization
  • Continuity and discontinuity, flows, and streams
  • Temporal aesthetics
  • Authorship, memory, and narrative
  • Human/machine agency in creative practice
  • Archives and artifacts
  • Live, recorded, and mediated presence
  • Instrumentality and technologies of performance
  • Technics of representation and perception
  • Sensory substitution
  • Emerging sense theories, esp. in relation to time
  • Sonic materiality
  • Listening and embodied cognition
  • Ontological politics
  • Transcorporeality and posthumanism
  • Improvisation and distributed creativity
  • The ‘work-concept’
  • Emergence in the creative process
  • Popular conceptions of time in film, media, art, and literature

This one-day symposium will offer a unique symbiotic opportunity for researchers, scientists, and artists to gather, exchange, bond, and cross-fertilize future landscapes for research that is currently materializing across disciplinary boundaries. 

Presentation formats:

Papers, poster, workshops, round tables, performances, presentations- traditional and experimental- and other emerging forms will all be considered. We encourage cross-disciplinary interpretations, variations and unforeseen mutations of our working themes.

Submissions:

We invite papers and presentations that critique, consider, and construct the intersections of art, science, temporality, technology, and iterations therein. Please send a 300-word abstract, along with a working title, short biography, and contact information. If you would like to submit a joint proposal with several researchers/artists, please send only one application that includes collective biographical and contact information. Specify the format of your presentation, keeping in mind it should be no more than 20 minutes in length (90 minutes for panels and/or roundtables). The final date for submissions is March 1st, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Send to: sensoriumsymposium@gmail.com

Fee:

Registration fee for the conference is $25 pending acceptance – fee includes boxed lunch, coffee, and evening reception.

 

SKIN 2016 CFP

The CFP for our Second Annual Sensorium Symposium, SKIN: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cybernetic Containers, is now available! The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016. Please send your abstracts to sensoriumsymposium@gmail.com

Simultaneously vessel and vehicle, barrier and transmitter, costume and identity, screen and interface, skin has emerged as an erotic, political,  productive, and flexible contemporary concept. Mobilized, harvested, grafted, and incorporated by artists, scientists and theorists into new technological, biological, and social assemblages,  skin appears as shared feature and conduit between the human, animal and machine.  Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology is currently inviting cross-disciplinary proposals for the second annual Graduate Symposium – SKIN: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cybernetic Containers – that embody and/or engage critically with the potentialities and intersections of technology, phenomenology, and affect and the multiple discourses that manifest skin.

Possible topics for papers include but are not limited to:

  • Conceptions of skin, layers, membranes, and all of their parallels
  • Screens and interfaces
  • Bio-semantics, bio-philosophy, and bio-art
  • Digital and bodily cartographies
  • Palimpsests
  • Intercorporeity
  • Conventional, plastic, and cosmetic surgeries
  • Cyborgs and the posthuman
  • Transformation and transformative technologies
  • Biological and technological assemblages
  • Contemporary images/representations of skin in film, television pornography, theatre, literature, games, and dance.
  • Science fiction

This one-day symposium will offer a unique symbiotic opportunity for emerging researchers and artists to gather, exchange, bond, and cross-fertilize future landscapes for research materializing at disciplinary boundaries.

Presentation formats:

Papers, posters, workshops, round tables, interventions/performances, presentations – traditional and experimental – and other emerging forms will all be considered. We encourage cross-disciplinary interpretations, variations and unforeseen mutations of our working themes.

Submissions:

We invite papers and presentations that critique, consider, and construct the intersection of art, science, the body, and technology and iterations therein. Please send a 300 word abstract, along with a working title, short biography, and contact information. If you would like to submit a joint proposal with several researchers/artists please send only one application that includes collective biographical and contact information. Specify the format of your presentation, keeping in mind it should be no longer than 20 minutes in length (with 90 minutes for panels and/or round tables). The final date for submissions is February 15, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

Fee:

Registration fee for the conference is $50 pending acceptance – fee includes boxed lunch, coffee, and evening reception.

More information is available here.

Post-Symposium

The organizing committee would like to thank everyone involved with the Collapsing Constellations symposium that was held on April 15, 2015. We had a successful symposium with some wonderful presentations, including an extremely engaging keynote lecture. Please watch for the call for papers/presentations for next year’s event sometime late in 2015!

Collapsing Constellations Call for Presentations

Collapsing Constellations: Remapping Art, Science and the Planetary Call for papers, presentations, submissions and applications Keynote Speaker: Natasha Myers, Department of Anthropology, York University.   In our current ecological moment of crisis a collision between art and science is not only necessary, but inevitable. Many social and environmental activists are proposing an ecological politics that encompasses the physical in terms of a singular planetary conception. The inaugural Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology Graduate Symposium, Collapsing Constellations: Remapping Art, Science and the Planetary seeks to explore imagined and practical spaces that exist between contemporary ecologies of knowledge – envisioning new routes for intellectual migration and pollination.   Sensorium is currently inviting proposals for presentations which revolve around these constellations and engage critically with the multiplying intersections of art and science within contemporary and historical practices. We are particularly interested in the intersection of art, science and the planetary as they are concerned with climate change and our ecological moment. This one-day symposium will offer a unique symbiotic opportunity for emerging researchers and artists to gather, exchange, bond, and cross-fertilize future landscapes for research materializing at disciplinary boundaries. If you are an artist invested in science and technology, a scientist absorbed by art, or a researcher engaged with collaborative or interdisciplinary investigation please consider submitting a proposal for this exciting and collaborative event.   Potential topics/areas include, but are not limited to:

  • The planetary in and through emerging media
  • Digital cartographies and conceptions of climate change
  • Funktionskreis, umwelt and theories of “the functional circle”
  • Bio-semiotics, bio-philosophy, and bio-art
  • Critical thing theory and “vibrant matter”
  • 21st century approaches to digital research and the environment
  • Human, animal, and planetary energy systems,
  • Global information networks and “the cloud”
  • Intercorporeity
  • Bodily cartographies
  • Deep data and deep earth
  • Cyborgs and the posthuman
  • Queer futurities

Presentational formats: Posters, workshops, round tables, interventions/performances, presentations – traditional and experimental – and other emerging forms will be considered. We encourage cross-disciplinary interpretations, variations and unforeseen mutations of our working themes. Submissions: We invite papers and presentations that critique, consider, and construct the intersection of art, science, the planetary and iterations therein. Please send a 300 word abstract, along with a working title, short biography, and contact information. If you would like to submit a joint proposal with several researchers/artists please send only one application that includes collective biographical and contact information. Specify the format of your presentation, keeping in mind it should be no longer than 20 minutes in length (with 90 minutes for panels and/or round tables). The final date for submissions is 30 January, 2015. Email: sensoriumsymposium@gmail.com About Sensorium: Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology is an experimental research centre based out of York University that supports cross-disciplinary work in all areas that intersect with digital media practices. Sensorium is a nexus for new ideas and experimentation that incorporates work from diverse fields of study and creates spaces for innovative dialogue. More information is available at: http://sensorium.info.yorku.ca/