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Call for papers & projects:
Extended Senses and Embodying Technology Symposium 2022

The University for the Creative Arts and the University of Greenwich are working in partnership to host the first Extended Senses & Embodying Technology Symposium. The event will also feature a postgraduate student and early stage artist research workshop and selected artwork will be exhibited at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery.

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Proposals may be for a paper, artist talk, demonstration, panel discussion, performance, or installation artwork. We specifically encourage the submission of projects as collaborations between artists, academics, and creative industry professionals. 

This cross-disciplinary symposium, chaired by Camille Baker and Ghislaine Boddington, brings together research and practice which explore ways to extend and expand the body through new and emerging modalities and technologies. The event is comprised of a programme of presentations, discussion and exhibition investigating the intersection of technology and the arts, and the diverse landscape of specialities which emerge in the wake of this crossover. It focuses primarily on the body as a site of knowledge production within this field, especially work on immersion, haptic engagement and interfacing as key methodologies for understanding the bridge between the analogue and the digital. This includes, but is not limited to, electronic or smart textiles, research exploring multimodal interfaces and human-technology interaction, dance, theatre, music and other performance modes, as well all artistic and design work that engage with technology to translate different embodied senses and experiential sensations. 

Detailed below, we have provided a list of topics which relate to the symposium’s overarching theme of extending the senses through engagement with technology. 

Symposium Topics: 

  • Bodily Interaction: Movement, Gesture and Touch 
  • Embodying & Expanding Beyond the Skin: Bodies and Consciousness 
  • Interfaces: Multimodal, Haptic, Textiles and Sensing 
  • Human-Machine: Ecologies, Cognition and Collaboration  
  • Real to Virtual: Immersion and the Metaverse  
  • Human Responsibility and Design Ethics  
  • Sustainability: Social, Ethical and Environmental 

The deadline for proposals for presentation and/or exhibition in the symposium is Monday, April 4th, 2022.   

For more details about Extended Senses 2022 and for information regarding author instructions for submission, please visit extendedsenses22.co.uk 

Please contact anna.skutley@uca.ac.uk with any questions. 

Event details

  • 7 September 2022 - 10 September 2022

    10:00 - 16:00 (GMT)

    University of Greenwich and Stephen Lawrence Gallery