Design for the Non-Human: Animalia
Call for participation in a panel presentation at the 23rd International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)
Deadline: November 18, 2016
New forms of technology now support shared experiences between humans and other species and may enhance the function of non-human life forms. Design for the Non-Human, a panel at this year’s ISEA conference, seeks generative, agent-based artworks that either (1) allow a non-human life form to use technology in such a way that its abilities are greater than those of a non-technologically enabled member of its own species, or (2) extend the sensorium of us humans to the sensorial experiences of our companion species.
In line with ISEA 2017’s theme of Biocreation and Peace, Design for the Non-Human: Animalia will focus on the technology we create for our animal co-inhabitants. This session will run in tandem with two others: Design for the Non-Human: Plantae and Design for the Non-Human: Fungi, Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista. If you are someone who works in animal-centric design or a historian or theorist who would like to feature a specific artwork, please apply to present at this panel.
The following questions may frame the conversation in our sessions:
How do we understand the aesthetics of non-human experience?
What are the best practices in supporting shared interactions between humans and non-humans?
What are our culture- and species-specific assumptions in designing for the non-human?
Within agent-based artworks, what are the aesthetics of adaptation?
ISEA is one of the world’s most prominent international arts and technology events, bringing together scholarly, artistic and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions that apply new technologies in art, interactivity, and electronic and digital media: http://www.isea2017.info
To apply to participate in this panel, please submit a PDF document containing a 200-word description of your project, a brief CV, and three images to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 18.
Tyler Fox: email@example.com
Elizabeth Demaray: firstname.lastname@example.org