Call for Submissions – 2011 Subtle Technologies Festival – deadline 12 December 2010

Subtle Technologies Festival 2011
Toronto, June 2 – June 5 2011
Submission deadline: December 12 2010
Submission link:

In 2011 The Subtle Technologies Festival celebrates its 14th year of bringing people together to promote wonder, incite creativity and spark innovation across disciplines. Through symposia, exhibitions, workshops, screenings and performances we provide a forum to pose and explore questions and inspire work at the intersection of art, science and technology.

Next year’s festival takes place from June 2 – 5, 2011 in Toronto. For our 2011 event we are excited to be broadening the scope of our programming from a specific theme to be inclusive of all subjects that bridge art and science. As knowledge becomes specialized, compartmentalized and tagged it becomes more urgent to step back and look at seemingly unconnected artistic practices and fields of research to find new bridges and networks between them. For 2011 we will be moving away from a single theme in an attempt to foster new relationships and create new inter-disciplines. Based on submissions received, a diverse program will be assembled to represent a wide range of subjects and disciplines.

For the exhibition and performance portion of our program we typically showcase work that is engaging and technology based. Our symposium is made up of presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions that range from 15 to 45 minutes in length. We are interested in hearing successful stories from artists and scientists working together. We are equally interested in hearing about some of the issues that prevent disciplines from having stronger collaborations. What does the future hold in terms of interdisciplinary work? What approaches can we take to foster inter-cultural exchanges when it comes to science or technology based work? How do we make complex scientific systems more accessible to artists as tools for creating new work? Possible areas to be explored at the 2011 Festival from either an artistic or scientific approach include:
* Acoustics
* Alternative Energy
* Artificial Intelligence
* Astronomy
* Bioinformatics
* Biological Systems
* Biometrics
* Chemistry
* Complexity
* Computer Science
* Consciousness
* Environmental Science
* Ethnobotany
* Funding Strategies for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
* Genetic Engineering
* Hacking and DIY Culture
* Imaging Techniques and Systems
* Interactive Systems
* Indigenous Science
* Mathematics
* Nanotechnology
* Network Theory
* Neuroscience
* Pharmacology
* Psychology
* Physics
* Robotics
* Science and Society
* Systems Theory
* Transhumanism
* Virtual Worlds

The above topics are only suggested topics for inclusion in the Festival. Other topics within the realm of art, science and technology will be considered. To send in a submission to the 2011 Festival please visit our submissions page at:

We strongly advise that you also review our archives:

to get a better sense of our previous programming.

Also check out ArtScienceCamp co-presented by Hart House and Subtle Technologies at the University of Toronto November 12,13 2010

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