There is a new issue of the Consciousness Reframed (East) conferences coming up, this time in Shanghai. The Consciousness Reframed conferences are associated with the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK. The series was founded by Prof. Roy Ascott.
I organized the Vienna issue in 2008 (together with Wolfgang Fiel and Margarete Jahrmann). Whoever is interested, may have a look into the proceedings of the Vienna edition. They were published by Springer. There is also a DVD included with the book that features the presentations and also the roundtable discussions with Barbara Maria Stafford, Roy Ascott, Peter Weibel, and Derrick de Kerckhove.
Transcultural Tendencies | Transmedial Transactions.
The global impulse in new media art brings together a wide range of theories and practices from old and new societies, established and speculative philosophies, and traditional and emergent technologies, into new conjunctions and configurations. This syncretic process is producing transformative notions of place and presence, private and social, mind and machine. At the interface of sensibilities and systems, all that is solid melts into air.
These issues form the background to the conference of artists, scholars, scientists, and engineers that will constitute Consciousness Reframed at SIVA, convened by Professor Hu, Vice Dean of SIVA and co-directed by Professor Roy Ascott, Founding President of the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth.
The Consciousness Reframed conference series was founded by Roy Ascott in 1997. Consciousness Reframed is a forum for trans-disciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology, and consciousness, drawing upon the expertise and insights of artists, designers, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars, from many countries. Consciousness Reframed conferences have taken place in Australia Austria, China, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Venue: Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Wenxiang Road, Songjiang, Shanghai, China
Date: Aug.25 – 27, 2011
Presentations and papers are invited from artists, scientists and theorists in all fields!
Deadline for Abstracts (no more than 500 words): 5th June 2011