Call for entries – SIGGRAPH 2014, ‘Acting in Translation’ – updated deadline 22:00 UTC/GMT, 22 January 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery call
Acting in Translation

Submission deadline: Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 22h UTC/GMT

The SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery will gather and present outstanding, critical, and innovative artworks and projects submitted by digital-minded artists. While the essential aim is to provide a deeper insight into the relationships within art, science, technology, research, and societal developments, the Art Gallery also encourages strong content and criticality in submitted works, conveyed through the use of advanced technologies.

This year’s jury includes Basak Senova (curator and designer; the Art Gallery Chair 2014; lecturer at Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University), Mona Kasra (artist and educator; the Conference Chair 2016; digital media scholar at University of Texas), Amit Zoran (HCI and craft researcher; the Art Gallery Chair 2015; Post-Doc at the Fluid Interfaces Group, MIT Media Lab), Kate Armstrong (curator, artist and writer; Director of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University
of Art + Design), Cezanne Charles (artist, designer and policy-wonk; Co-Director of rootoftwo – hybrid design studio, Director of Creative Industries at ArtServe Michigan), and Mushon Zer-Aviv (designer, educator and media activist, faculty member at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art).

The theme of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery is “Acting in Translation.” Translation indicates a detached and forward movement from the source. It is also a freeing act, which paradoxically contains a burden of responsibility for the source. Therefore, this movement has limits and fine borderlines, yet it could designate “more” than the source. Translation is a call for other realities and also another way to see other realities. Translation can also blend “fact” with fiction by blurring the difference between them. In this vein, “translation” as a term could be interpreted in multiple ways on different layers of perception. While this term indicates a mechanical act, it may also refer to global and local societal developments such as resistance movements, alternative economies, information leaks, migration flows, mobility, etc.

2D and 3D artworks, interactive, electronically mediated Augmented Reality (AR), mixed-media installations and performances, web-based art, responsive media, time-based works, works leveraging mobile technologies, works using digital communities and social media, robotics, touch-screens,
wearable art, mediated music, sound and audio artworks are all accepted.

Artists are encouraged to give an Artist’s Talk and/or host a Course and Course Lite if their work is accepted. Please indicate your interest on the Art Gallery submission form. Submitters are also encouraged to submit proposals for Talks or Art Papers that address themes related to works presented in the gallery. A special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology includes visual documentation of the works exhibited in the Art Gallery. Publication of this sixth special issue coincides with SIGGRAPH 2014.

Submission deadline is Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 22:00 UTC/GMT

Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) is an annual conference which provides a unique crossroads for a diverse community of researchers, developers, creators, educators, and practitioners. SIGGRAPH’s mission is to be the premier annual conference on leading-edge theory and practice of computer graphics and interactive techniques, inspiring progress through education, excellence, and interaction.

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