CFP: “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: Biodiversity/Extinction”

INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL! – “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: Biodiversity/Extinction” the 17th international art-sci juried exhibition

INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL!

“SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: Biodiversity/Extinction”
the 17th international art-sci juried exhibition
organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.(ASCI)
October 10, 2015 – February 28, 2016
at the New York Hall of Science

Today we are learning the importance of the conservation of Earth’s biodiversity for more than its innate beauty, capacity to inspire art, and to lift our spirits. It is acknowledged by scientists and even governments around the world, as the key indicator of the health of our planet’s ecosystems. And, a rich biodiversity underpins ecosystem “services” (such as recycling of nutrients, purifying water, removing carbon dioxide and adding oxygen to our atmosphere, and sustaining habitat for animals and organisms like trees, and seeds that produce food), all essential for human sustainability on our beautiful planet.

This exhibition will demonstrate the wide diversity of visual tropes that today’s artists are employing to reflect upon the crisis of biodiversity loss and species extinction. We are seeking 2D images of original art executed in any media.

OUR DISINGUISHED CO-CURORS:
Elizabeth Corr, the Manager of Art Partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); and Dr. Paula J. Ehrlich, the President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.

DETAILS:  http://www.asci.org/artikel1417.html
DEADLINE:  July 23, 2015

CFP: OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation

Proposals are invited for papers dealing with responses to the research challenge of cognitive innovation from the sciences and humanities. We are particularly interested in offering opportunities for reporting on recent and emerging work in all disciplines and will give special attention to speculative approaches that involve more than one discipline.

OFF THE LIP: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation
Workshop and Conference: Preliminary notice and call for participation
http://trans-techresearch.net/off-the-lip

(Deadline 14 February 2015)

7-11 September 2015
Workshops: 7-8 September,
Conference: 9-11September
University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

Short papers, posters and workshop proposals are invited for a conference to be held at the University of Plymouth, UK between 7-11 September 2015.

About the Conference

The promise of cognitive innovation as a collaborative project in the sciences, arts and humanities is that we can approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process in which the energies that shape the poem are necessarily indistinguishable from those that shape the poet. For the purposes of this conference the exploration of the idea of cognitive innovation concerns an understanding of creativity that is not exclusively concerned with conscious human thought and action but also as intrinsic to our cognitive development. As a consequence, we see the possibility for cognitive innovation to provide a theoretical and practical platform from which to address disciplinary differences in ways that offer new topics and concerns for research in the sciences and the humanities.

Papers should consider cognitive aspects of creativity, including but are not confined to:

– Poetics, language and cognition
– The dynamics and performativity of imagination
– Affect and named emotions
– Affective artefacts (artefacts as scaffolding device for mind)
– Creativity as a ‘self corrective process’
– Cognition as creativity
– Memory, metaphor, and media literacy
– Archives, identity and emotionality
– Art, mental health and consciousness
– Networking and Network Studies
– Creativity and mental imagery
– Creativity and innovation in development
– Social creativity
– Neuroscience of creativity
– Creativity as an iterative process
– Simulating and modelling creativity

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Amy Ione,
Director of the Diatrope Institute, Berkeley, California, USA

Roger Malina,
Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Sundar Sarukkai,
Professor and Director of the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal, India

Workshops
The workshops will engage participants in the contributions made by past and current research in the Humanities in the understanding of cognition as a creative interaction with daily life. We are especially interested in case-studies and examples that will suggest how to build bridges between current trends in the cognitive sciences and established bodies of knowledge.
We are inviting proposals for workshops of 90-120 minutes comprising small panels, structured discussions and practical explorations. Small grants are available to support workshop logistics.

Conference papers
Proposals are invited for papers dealing with responses to the research challenge of cognitive innovation from the sciences and humanities. We are particularly interested in offering opportunities for reporting on recent and emerging work in all disciplines and will give special attention to speculative approaches that involve more than one discipline.
Papers (20 minutes) will be delivered in 30 minute slots to allow good time for discussion. Papers may also be presented as posters in the interactive poster+ session.

Poster+
We encourage non-traditional forms of research presentations in the context of the familiar conference poster event.

CogSlam
Propose 6-minute cognition-related artworks including screenings, mini-lectures and performances to be interleaved with spontaneous contributions from delegates reflecting on the day’s discussions and exchanges.

To submit a paper,poster or CogSlam please send a title and abstract of no more than 300 words together with a brief bio to Dr. Rebecca Pearce:
rebecca.pearce@plymouth.ac.uk

If you would like to propose a workshop, please send a workshop title and brief abstract of 300-500 words and an outline of expected costs to Prof. Michael Punt: michael.punt@plymouth.ac.uk
(Deadline 14 February 2015)

Fees
There are no conference registration fees for students and a nominal fee of € 50 for all other participants to cover lunches and coffee, with an additional € 30 for those delegates wishing to attend the conference dinner. The conference administrator will assist with bookings for accommodation if required.
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Off the Lip is a collaboration between CogNovo (cognovo.eu)and Transtechnology Research (trans-techresearch.net),at the Cognition Institute, University of Plymouth.CogNovo (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN604764) is funded by the EU Marie Curie programme.

ANNOUNCING OPEN CALL! for “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The BRAIN,”

ANNOUNCING OPEN CALL! for “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The BRAIN,” the 16th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, that will be held at the New York Hall of Science from October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015.

ANNOUNCING OPEN CALL! for “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The BRAIN,” the 16th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, that will be held at the New York Hall of Science from October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015.

This year’s distinguished Co-Jurors are: Anjan Chatterjee, a neuroscientist and author of the book The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art (Nov.2013), and Stephen Nowlin, artist & Director of the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California; Deadline: Aug.24, 2014. Details online at:

http://www.asci.org/artikel1361.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Science-Collaborations-Inc-ASCI/177473292309462
Blog: http://scienceinspiresart.tumblr.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtSciCollabINC

ASCI Open Call: SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: THE COSMOS

Announcing the Open Call for Entries…
SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: THE COSMOS
the 15th, international, competition-exhibition to be held at the New York Hall of Science August 31, 2013 – March 2, 2014

Announcing the Open Call for Entries…
SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: THE COSMOS
the 15th, international, competition-exhibition
to be held at the New York Hall of Science August 31, 2013 – March 2, 2014

Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) 

INTRODUCTION

Ever since early humans looked up in wonder at the sun, moon, and stars, we’ve been on a quest to decipher the mysteries of our cosmos. The vastness and unreachability of the “unknown” captivates the imaginations of scientists and artists alike.

The stream of new technologies and results of scientific experiments that inform our new understandings of the nature of the cosmos, inspire artists to create new works in all media and genres. And both the macro and the micro play leading roles as primary sources for contemporary creativity. Whether it’s flashes of the most ancient light left from the Big Bang, Curiosity Rover’s rock-testing for signs of microbial life on Mars, the image of a galaxy’s huge black hole eating a star, or finally knowing the nature of matter itself via the atom-smashing, Large Hadron Collider — all evocatively engage the mind and the spirit.

More than mere depictions of scientific data, artists strive to create expressions of how this expanding knowledge of our cosmos makes them feel. Many ancient cultures did this by devising stories and pictorial representations of star constellations. More recently, the astonishing “what-if” nature of writers like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, birthed new narratives that culminated in the golden age of science fiction in literature, on TV with Star Trek, and in movies like Star Wars. It didn’t matter that these other-worldly fantasies about alien planets or aliens visiting our planet were unrealistic, their mass audience appeal remains alive and well today. The lure is understandable, as there is still so much unknown and mysterious about the cosmos.

Art & Science Collaborations is also on a mission of discovery. If your original art [executed in any visual media and documented via stunning images] relates to astronomy (including astrophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology, astrogeology), questions of cosmology, extra-terrestrials, or the nature of matter and/or time in relation to universal laws — we look forward to your submissions!

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SEAD (Network for Science, Engineering, Art, and Design) Event: May 16th DASAR at CPNAS

On May 16th the CPNAS DASER program explores the topic of SEAD: The Network for Science, Engineering, Art, and Design.

Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences announces the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region and beyond. This month, DASER explores the topic of SEAD: The Network for Science, Engineering, Art, and Design. The event is on Thursday, May 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST (doors open at 5:30) in Room 100 of the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W. American Sign Language Interpretation will be provided. Reservations and photo IDs are required. To make a reservation, visit http://may16daser.eventbrite.com/.

For those unable to attend, the event will be viewable via live webcast beginning at 5:30p.m. EST. To access the live webcast, visit http://www.cpnas.org/events/051613.html

Join the live Twitter discussion by following @CPNAS and the hash tag #DASER.

Join the DASER Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/218532914912236/

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Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference Proceedings

The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture 2012: Interference as a strategy for art. Conference proceedings

The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging
at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture 2012:
Interference as a strategy for art

Conference proceedings are available online now.

Today we’re saturated with images from all disciplines, whether it’s the creation of ‘beautiful visualisations’ for science, the torrent of images uploaded to social media services like Flickr, or the billions of queries made to vast visual data archives such as Google Images. These machinic interpretations of the visual and sensorial experience of the world are producing a new spectacle of media pollution.Machines are in many ways the new artists.

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Weird Science: Biotechnology as Art Form

Tissue cultures, genetic modification, bacterial colonies. Over the last decade, more and more artists have been giving up the studio in favor of the laboratory.

Tissue cultures, genetic modification, bacterial colonies. Over the last decade, more and more artists have been giving up the studio in favor of the laboratory. These works has been to draw the public into discussions about what genetically modified organisms are and what possible social and political implication. Article by Carolina A. Miranda in ArtNews here.

Sequestration: What It Means for Museums

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) sent the following email on March 5, 2013 on “Sequestration: What It Means for Museums.”

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) sent the following email on March 5, 2013.

Sequestration: What It Means for Museums

On Friday, March 1, $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts were triggered, a process commonly called “sequestration,” which is now affecting nearly every agency throughout the government. For most agencies that support museums, (including IMLS, NEA, NEH and NSF) this means a five percent cut in their annual funding, including a reduction in grant-making activities for the year ahead.

Full article: http://www.collegeart.org/advocacy/2013/03/05/sequestration-what-it-means-for-museums/

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)

Moderated by JD Talasek. Exploring the theme of Water.

Exploring the theme of water

Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W.
A reception follows from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Moderated by JD Talasek with Hali Felt, author of Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean FloorKevin Finneran , editor-in-chief, Issues in Science and TechnologyConnie Imboden, photographer and photography professor, Maryland Institute College of Art;
 Heather Spence, marine biologist

Register here

Visit CPNAS’s website for more information: http://www.cpnas.org/events/daser-032113.html

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Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics & the Arts

Science & the Arts Program

Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics & the Arts

April 3 – 5, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St), NYC

Join us for a 3-day conference featuring lectures by and conversations among twenty-five mathematicians, artists, art historians, philosophers, and architects, accompanied by a program of artist’s films.

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