invite individual papers and session proposals addressing the
conference theme from all possible disciplinary angles; such as its
representation in literature, the visual arts, political essays, or
scientific and philosophical writings. We welcome submissions for
poster or portfolio presentation and musical performance as well.
to the conference theme, papers on all other aspects of the interaction
of technology, science, and the humanities are welcome.
conference theme addresses the role of the visual and performing
technologies in the urban environment. As locations for human
activity, cities would seem to invite interactions of the arts,
concerns, and technology. Our disciplinary emphasis on expertise
often results in isolation of individual fields. Our cities consign
the arts to limited precincts within the urban environment, while
technologies, represented as largely neutral, value-free and
beyond politics and identity, appear to function without concern
Here in Lower Manhattan, our
technology has reconfigured the landscape, changing the very shape
of the island on which the city is built, creating the buildings that
tower over the streets of the old colonial settlement, adding all the
infrastructure of a modern urban environment. While the parklands created
on the riverfront have integrated artworks and landscaping with new
buildings, development within the business core itself seems haphazard
and less human in scale. Recent events have forced open the possibilities
for reconfiguration. We invite consideration of possibilities for a
humane urban environment.
We welcome consideration of new materials, media, technologies
and academic disciplines (and cross-disciplines), as a way
this new urban vision of community with artistic and aesthetic concerns.