Call For Papers presentations and papers are invited from artists, scientists and theorists in all fields!

art and consciousness in the post-biological era. 2017

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 exploreits 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 thoughtand awareness? Will the scenarios of Artificial Reality elicit new mentalstates, and evince new qualities of being? As we increasingly recognise how intelligencepervades every aspect of nature, can we empower architecture to access thefield 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, Consiousness 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 at DeTao Shanghai CCIC Building.
Presentations and papers are invited from artists, scientists and theorists in all fields! We sincerely look forward to receiving your contributions!

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Conference room:

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


25th and 26th November 2017


For abstracts and proposals (No more than 500 words): 20th June, 2017

For full papers (No more than 4,000 words): 20th November, 2017

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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 Chinese culture

Keynote speech delivered by Professor Hu Jieming, President of the academic committee of the New Media Art Institute of Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Professor of digital media, professor



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