[dorkbotsocal-blabber] Call for Submissions (Jan 15): Subtle
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Deadline January 15th 2005
Subtle Technologies Festival Celebrates World Year of Physics
May 26 - May 29 2005
University of Toronto, Toronto Canada
Subtle Technologies is currently inviting submissions for the symposium
component of its 8th annual festival.
Recognized internationally as a unique forum that encourages new
insights and collaborations between artists and scientists, Subtle
Technologies challenges physicists, geneticists, engineers,
mathematicians, astronomers, architects, dancers, media artists and
musicians to contemplate how art and science act upon one another and
reshape perspectives. Throughout four days of presentations, we aim to
cover a wide variety of subjects. People who have attended the festival
remark that although the individual topics at the festival are
interesting it is often the unexpected threads that are woven between
the various presentations that make the festival a unique experience
presenters and audience members.
This year, while still offering a diverse program in many subjects, we
will be celebrating the international "World Year of Physics" with a
special session on the work of artists and scientists who investigate
physics in their work. The "World Year of Physics" coincides with the
centennial of the publication of three of Einstein's papers that
the way we would think about physics.
Apart from the session celebrating the "World Year of Physics",
programming of the symposium will be shaped by the submissions received
and is meant to broaden the scope of disciplines or areas of research
for those who attend. In the past, topics addressed have included
architecture, quantum physics , quantum computing and other
unconventional computing technologies, music, dance, neurology, imaging
technologies, holography,animation, genetics, sonic explorations,
sensing systems and devices, social systems, complexity theory, and
We encourage demonstrations, and can accommodate / provide technical
support for almost any type of presentation.
Summaries of past presentations are archived on our website. We
urge those interested in submitting a proposal to acquaint themselves
with our history of programming.
The festival is open to the public and presentations must be accessible
to a non-specialized audience. Each presentation must fill 40 minutes,
followed by a ten minute question and answer period.
It is strongly recommended that parties interested in submitting a
proposal visit our archives at http://www.subtletechnologies.com to get
better idea of our programming.
All presenters receive an honorarium and their festival registration
fees are waived.
Deadline for Proposals: January 15, 2005.
PDF version of Call for Submissions:
How to Apply
Go to our website at:
If you have any questions please send an email to
Programming Director: Jim Ruxton
programming at subtletechnologies.com
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