[artinfo] [Kon.[Text]] Symposium Zurich, Switzerland

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[Kon.[Text]] Symposium
Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday July 13th to Sunday July 16th, 2006

Digital Art Weeks - ETH Zurich - http://www.digitalartweeks.ethz.ch
Parallel Event - Interactive Futures - http://cfisrv.finearts.uvic.ca/


The Digital Art Weeks PROGRAM (DAW06) is concerned with the
application of digital technology in the arts. Consisting of 
symposium, workshops
and performances, the program offers insight into current research 
and innovations in
art and technology as well as illustrating resulting synergies in a series of
performances during the event each year, making artists aware of impulses in
technology and scientists aware of the possibilities of the application
of technology in the arts.

[Kon.[Text]], this year's Digital Art Weeks SYMPOSIUM concerns the
use of the Performative Surround in the arts and the technology that drives it.
The Performative Surround pertains to the immersive quality and quantity
of the setting of a performative artwork that uses electronic media
enhancement. Enhanced media art is any artwork that uses electronic media to
communicate in part or in whole its message to the viewer. The viewer may be
therewith integrated into the performative arena through the use of the
communicative powers of the applied media.

In a series of lectures, demonstrations, panels and performances,
artists and researcher will examine the use of electronic media in
articulating the performer's presence through the possibilities of the multi-
sensuality of electronic media. The possibilities of blurring the 
divide between
public and performer to bond them through the powers of dissemination and
inclusion inherent within the technology behind the performative surround will
also be considered as well as how communication between both 
performer and public
can be interactively networked in real time through various forms of 
computer enhanced dialoging.

The organizers of the Digital Art Weeks ETH Zurich are seeking
presentations, demonstrations and performances on all themes specific 
to performance
using electronic media that explore a concept of the Performative Surround
in terms of how computer-mediated communication and dialog takes place between
performers and viewers and how it tends to aid in dissolving the divide between
performer and viewer. Submissions of both theoretical and empirical studies are
invited from the perspectives of the performing arts and computer 
science and as
well as other topics relevant to the Performative Surround and it
technology basis. Suggested submission topics for papers, demonstrations and
performance include, but are not limited to the following themes:

1. Media Enhanced Artwork in the areas of Performance, Dance and  Sound-Art
2. Laptop Music (including Live-Coding!) & Film Accompaniment 
(Live-Cinema & Re-Scoring)
3. Mobile Art & Music Works that explore Performer Networking and 
Audience Participation
4. Net-poetry and literature & computer mediated communication (i.e., 
Hyper-Media Embedding)
5. Grammar- or Syntactically based Software Systems for Multimedia Systems

The organizers of the Digital Art Weeks ETH Zurich are seeking
participants for a series of PANELS concerning the following themes in
relationship to the Performative Surround:

1. Software Innovations relevant to all aspects of Computer Mediated 
Communication and its application in the performing arts.
2. Live Cinema, Expanded Video, Film Rescoring & Immersive Audio 
Space & Video Space
3. Media Enhanced Performance
4. Projects concerning the dissolve of the Performer-Audience & 
Private Space-Pubic Space Divide

Co-sponsor - Computer Systems Institute ETH Zurich - http://www.jg.inf.ethz.ch
Co-sponsor - sitemapping.ch - Swiss Federal Office of Culture - 
Research Partner - The Situated Body - http://www.situated-body.net

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