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Art + Tech Miniconf Call for Proposals

The Art + Tech Miniconf is a single-day, single track miniconf as part of linux.conf.au to be held at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand on 22nd January, 2019.

We’re looking for proposals from artists, engineers, scientists, designers, crafters and hobbyists who are exploring the creative and expressive uses of technology to make things that are beautiful, interesting, surprising and sometimes even useful.

Alongside the miniconf talks, we are planning a pop-up exhibition/expo of artworks and projects from the miniconf speakers, giving conference attendees an opportunity to explore the works up close and talk to the artists and makers.

Background

Open sharing of methods and materials has been a part of art-making around the world since the invention of pigments for painting the walls of caves.

Today, technology is expanding the boundaries of art in ways that were previously unimaginable. Open source hardware and software has become a foundational building block for a new wave of creative practices, enabling artists and inventors to stand on the shoulders of giants to build on top of emerging platforms, incorporate generative methods and even invent our own tools.

We’re looking for proposals from people working at the intersection of art and technology using open source technologies and creating interesting things in areas such as:

- computational creativity
- generative and data-driven art
- audio synthesis and music production
- videogames, art toys and interactive fiction
- textiles, fashion design, crafting
- technology in indigenous arts
- augmented, mixed, and virtual reality
- 3-D printing, electronics, robotics

The 2018 Art + Tech Miniconf in Sydney saw a diverse range of extraordinary talks covering topics from AI and generative methods in software, to Hollywood cinematics, hardware hacking, textiles and knitting.

With linux.conf.au hopping over the Tasman to Aotearoa in 2019, this is a unique opportunity for NZ-based artists and technologists to connect with the wider open source creative community in Australia and abroad.

Call for Proposals

Key dates:

- CFP opens 23 October, 2018
- CFP closes 26 November, 2018
- Art + Tech Miniconf on 22 January 2019
- Exhibition on 24 January 2019

Instructions on how to submit a proposal are available on the Art + Tech Miniconf website and the official linux.conf.au website:

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