Computational Aesthetics 2008

Call for Artworks and Performances

June 18-20, 2008, Lisbon, Portugal

Keynote Speakers: Pat Hanrahan, Stanford, CA and Ernest Edmonds, UT Sydney

You are invited to participate in the fourth annual workshop on Computational Aesthetics that will take place at the Hotel Riviera in Lisbon, Portugal from 18-20 June 2008.

Computational Aesthetics bridges the analytic and synthetic and integrates aspects of computer science, philosophy, psychology, and the fine & performing arts. In particular it focuses on the mathematical and information theoretic aspects of both connectionist and symbol processing methods by humans and computers.

Computational Aesthetics seeks to facilitate both the analysis and the augmentation of creative behaviour. It investigates the creation of tools that can enhance the expressive power of the fine and applied arts and furthers our understanding of aesthetic evaluation, perception and meaning. Invited talks will be given by individuals involved in the technical, artistic and theoretical aspects of this young field to help participants to better understand what aesthetics is, what computer technology is currently capable of delivering, and to appreciate what is involved in the creative process.

Call for Artworks, Performances and Artist’s Presentations

Members of the fine and performing arts community are invited to submit work and presentations about their work for consideration for the final program. Please note that full papers must be received by the earlier deadline of 15 March 2008 (see website for the cfp). The program organisers can provide some basic computer systems and data-projectors to support artist’s contributions however installations and performances that require additional support (or special technology) must include details of how the submitter will provide, install and support the work.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Arts Program international committee and accepted works will be included in a catalogue section of the conference proceedings which will be published by Eurographics and also appear in the Eurographics and ACM Digital Libraries.

Please send proposals including: descriptive overview (proposed catalogue entry) half page A4; images; sound samples; video; time-based works; technical specification; artist’s resume/biography and artist’s statement to the online portal below by the deadline of 15 April. Any work that requires a non-standard facility (codec, plug-in, etc…) must detail this and give a location where this may be sourced. Submissions should compose a pdf file as the descriptive overview (proposed catalogue entry) and be accompanied by a single zip archive containing all other files or the pdf should have links to these.

Submit via: Arts Program

Important dates:

15 April 2008: Submission deadline – Arts Program
29 April 2008: Notification and catalogue draft – to you
2 May 2008: Approval of catalogue draft – from you
18-20 June 2008: Conference


Conference Chairs: Joaquim Jorge, INESC-ID, Portugal / Bruce Gooch, Univ. Victoria, Canada

Program Chairs:
Technical Program: Douglas Cunningham, Univ. of Tübingen, Germany, Victoria Interrante, Univ. of Minnesota, USA

Arts Program: Paul Brown, Univ. Sussex, UK, Jon McCormack, Monash Univ., Australia

Local Arts Program: Adérito Marcos, Univ Minho, Portugal

Publicity Chair: Tobias Isenberg, Univ. of Groningen, The Netherlands

Further information: Paul Brown – – Arts Program only please!

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