[artinfo] Call For Submissions : SubtleTechnologies 2006

by way of Janos Sugar cinetron at passport.ca
Mon Nov 14 11:23:19 CET 2005

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 environments.
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 
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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