Conference Agenda

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Nuojin Hotel Beijing

Hotel rate: Five-star
Address: No.2 Jiangtai Road, Chaoyang, 100016 Beijing, China
Distance to Conference Venue: 1.6 km (around 1 mile)
地址:北京, 朝阳区, 将台路甲2号
Hotel rate: Four-star
Address: No. 6 Jiangtai Road., Chaoyang, 100004 Beijing, China
Distance to Conference Venue: 2.1km
Phone: 010-64376688
地址:北京, 朝阳区, 首都机场路将台路6号
Hotel rate: Four-star
Address: 101 Jing Shun Road, Chaoyang, 100102 Beijing, China
Distance to Conference Venue: 1.5km
地址:北京, 朝阳区, 京顺路 101 号
Hotel rate: Four-star
Address: 99 Jingshun Road, Beijing, China
Distance to Conference Venue: 1.9km
Phone: 010-64799999
Hotel rate: Three-star
Address: Building No. 1,Huajiadi,Chaoyang Dist. Beijing, China
Distance to Conference Venue: 600 meters
Phone: 010-52828060


How far have we come in exploring consciousness: in what ways is our curiosity reflected in our art? Have our digital systems learned to feel? Does the computer exhibit emotional intelligence? Whilst science fails to provide any understanding of how consciousness arises, or where it is located, the artist seeks every way to navigate Mind, and explore its domains. In the process, our digital technology may come to call for the enhancement of chemistry. Can we expect robots to access new forms of thought and awareness? Will the scenarios of Artificial Reality elicit new mental states, and evince new qualities of being? As we increasingly recognise how intelligence pervades every aspect of nature, can we empower architecture to access the field of consciousness: can we grow buildings that think, feel and communicate?  Can we design the temperament of products?

These questions form the background to the conference of artists, scholars, scientists, and engineers that will constitute Consciousness Reframed 2017. Consciousness Reframed is a forum for transdisciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology, and consciousness, drawing upon the expertise and insights of artists, designers, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars, from many countries. Consciousness Reframed conferences have taken place in Australia, Austria, China, England, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Norway, Portugal, and Wales. Proceedings of the Consciousness Reframed conferences are published in Technoetic Arts Journal of Speculative Research. (Intellect).

DeTao Masters Academy had successfully held the 18th and 19th International Research Conference, Consciousness Reframed: art and consciousness in the post-biological era. 2015 and 2016 in Shanghai, with more than a hundred international participants. This year, the 20th conference will be held on 25th-26th November in the auditorium of CAFA ( Central Academy of Fine Arts)  Art Museum.

Presentations and papers are invited from artists, scientists and theorists in all fields! We sincerely look forward to receiving your contributions!

Deadline for abstracts: September 15th
Deadline for full paper: October 30th
Contact email address:
NOTICE: This email account is also the official submission channel for your abstracts and full paper. Once your abstract is received, it will be sent to the review panel for next step evaluation. Final decision will be made by September 10th and a formal confirmation letter will be sent to you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

Reviews of CONSCIOUSNESS REFRAMED :Art and Consciousness in the Post-biological era. 2016


Welcome speech delivered by Professor Roy Ascott,International new media art pioneer, DeTao Master of Technoetic Arts, President of Planetary Collegium of Plymouth University


Keynote speech delivered by Professor Qiu Zhijie, head of the School of experimental art, China Central Academy of Fine Arts; the professor of the China Academy of Art, general director of art studio, invited artists of China Art Institute of Contemporary Art Academy, member in Chinese experimental art association committee


Keynote speech delivered by Professor Hu Jieming, Artist,head of Digital Media Arts and chair of the academic board at School of Fine Arts, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts 


Keynote speech delivered by Cao Kai, Artist, filmmaker, independent curator

2016 Conference Venue Information

Main Conference Room: 

DeTao Shanghai Centre (at SIVA)2200 Wenxiang Rd,Songjiang District, Shanghai, China 201620 

Parallel Conference Room: 

M50 Creative Park, 50 Mogan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, China

2016 Conference Hotel Information

New Century Hotels & Resorts
Hotel Rate: Five-Star
HotelAddress: No. 1799 North Renmin Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai
HotelTel: +8602151015566

Vienna International Hotel Shanghai
Hotel Rate: Four-Star
HotelAddress: No. 777 Hengfeng Rd, Jingan District, Shanghai
Hotel Tel+86 (021) 51219699

Reviews of CONSCIOUSNESS REFRAMED :Art and Consciousness in the Post-biological era. 2015
Keynote speech delivered by Professor Roy Ascott,International new media art pioneer, new media art master
Keynote speech delivered by Professor Gu Zhengkun,Professor and doctoral supervisor of Peking University, master of new Chineseculture
Keynote speech delivered by Professor Hu Jieming,President of the academic committee of the New Media Art Institute of ShanghaiInstitute of Visual Arts, Professor of digital media, professor


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