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Performing Art Performing Science:
Transdisciplinary Approaches to Performance

Hosted by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 16-18, 2005
This conference seeks to redefine performance according to some of its
earlier disciplinary roots in the arts and sciences. In the arts,
performance has traditionally implied a staged activity or presentation
using a specific disciplinary form like dance, music, and theatre. In the
sciences, it has often meant the efficient operation of mechanical and/or
technological systems and prototypes in specific goal-oriented tasks. How
can a transdisciplinary perspective communicate new knowledges emerging at
the intersection between disciplines and how can this alter our approaches
to performance as a unique phenomenon?

We are seeking proposals that formulate key questions about
transdisciplinarity and performance. Some possible topics might include:
contemporary trends in dance, new media and performance; new visualization
technologies; competing and complementary notions of performance; emergence
and artificial life science; performance of self-organizing systems; genetic
engineering; embodied knowledge; computing machines and the evolution of
culture; new epistemologies emerging at the intersection of the sciences,
arts, and humanities; disciplinary encroachment; new transdisciplinary
curricula; the impact of infrastructure and resources on research
directions; the survival of performance disciplines in contemporary
hypermedia and mass media contexts.

Contributions may take a variety of forms: academic papers, artistic
performances, scientific demonstrations, short workshops, installations,
combinations and transformations of traditional conference formats, or new
models for transdisciplinary dialogue.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: March 1, 2005. Early applications are encouraged.

Proposals should include the title of your contribution, the type of
contribution (paper, performance, etc.),a 200-300 word abstract describing
the project, estimated running time, and a list of any specific space or
technical needs. For contributions involving more than one presenter, please
include a list of collaborators and their affiliations. Please note that
conference funds are limited, at best, so let us know what you need to bring
your work to the conference.

Proposals can be submitted online through the TransNet website or sent to:

christine stoddard
Research Assistant, TransNet
School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Canada
tel: 604.291.3896
fax: 604.291.5907
email: cpstodda@sfu.ca
Transnet website: www.sfu.ca/transnet

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Hosted by the School fo=
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Vancouver, =
BC, Canada, June 16-18, 2005
This conference seeks to redefine performance according to some of its =
earlier disciplinary roots in the arts and sciences. In the arts, performan=
ce has traditionally implied a staged activity or presentation using a spec=
ific disciplinary form like dance, music, and theatre. In the sciences, it =
has often meant the efficient operation of mechanical and/or technological =
systems and prototypes in specific goal-oriented tasks. How can a transdisc=
iplinary perspective communicate new knowledges emerging at the intersectio=
n between disciplines and how can this alter our approaches to performance =
as a unique phenomenon?

We are seeking proposals that formulate key questions about transdisciplina=
rity and performance. Some possible topics might include: contemporary tren=
ds in dance, new media and performance; new visualization technologies; com=
peting and complementary notions of performance; emergence and artificial l=
ife science; performance of self-organizing systems; genetic engineering; e=
mbodied knowledge; computing machines and the evolution of culture; new epi=
stemologies emerging at the intersection of the sciences, arts, and humanit=
ies; disciplinary encroachment; new transdisciplinary curricula; the impact=
of infrastructure and resources on research directions; the survival of pe=
rformance disciplines in contemporary hypermedia and mass media contexts.

Contributions may take a variety of forms: academic papers, artistic perfor=
mances, scientific demonstrations, short workshops, installations, combinat=
ions and transformations of traditional conference formats, or new models f=
or transdisciplinary dialogue.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: March 1, 2005. Early applications are encour=
aged.

Proposals should include the title of your contribution, the type of contri=
bution (paper, performance, etc.),a 200-300 word abstract describing the pr=
oject, estimated running time, and a list of any specific space or technica=
l needs. For contributions involving more than one presenter, please includ=
e a list of collaborators and their affiliations. Please note that conferen=
ce funds are limited, at best, so let us know what you need to bring your w=
ork to the conference.

Proposals can be submitted online through the TransNet website or sent to: =

christine stoddard
Research Assistant, TransNet
School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6
Canada
tel: 604.291.3896
fax: 604.291.5907
email: cpstodda@sfu.ca
Transnet website: www.sfu.ca/transnet

English and French Version Attached

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