Cybernetics: Art, Design, Mathematics - A Meta-Disciplinary Conversation
Friday, July 30 - Monday, August 2, 2010
Deadline for personal statements of interest: April 19, 2010
Troy, NY - The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) is pleased to announce Cybernetics: Art, Design, Mathematics - A Meta-Disciplinary Conversation (C:ADM2010), an international and inter-disciplinary conference co-sponsored with the American Society of Cybernetics and the School of Architecture at Rensselaer.
C:ADM2010 brings together practitioners and theorists from four disciplines in an extended conversation in order to explore questions that are common to all of them. The conference involves a balanced mix of individuals from art, cybernetics, design and mathematics that have, until now, not assembled simultaneously and purposefully. Here the effort is not to document contemporary development within these fields, that is, to share those things already known, but to generate the interaction that leads to new ideas, discoveries and partnerships. This novel approach distinguishes this conference from those with a more typical disciplinary focus and traditional format.
Each of the four disciplines represented at the conference share an interest in certain questions that will be topics for discussion. These include, the nature of transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary work, ways to crossover between discplines, the concepts of metaphor, aesthetics, process in each of these fields, and the relationship between the actual and the abstract.
Additional information about the conference and surrounding events can be found at the conference website: http://www.asc-cybernetics.org/2010
The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) opened its doors in 2008 and was hailed by the New York Times as a “technological pleasure dome for the mind and senses… dedicated to the marriage of art and science as it has never been done before.” Founded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, EMPAC offers artists, scholars, researchers, engineers, designers, and audiences opportunities for creative exploration that are available nowhere else under a single roof. EMPAC operates nationally and internationally, attracting creative individuals from around the world and sending new artworks and innovative ideas onto the global stage.
EMPAC’s building is a showcase work of architecture and a unique technological facility that boasts unrivaled presentation and production capabilities for art and science spanning the physical and virtual worlds and the spaces in between.
About Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation’s oldest technological university. The school offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology, architecture, management, and the social sciences and humanities. For over thirty years, the Institute has been a leader in interdisciplinary creative research, especially in the electronic arts. In addition to its MFA and Ph.D. programs in Electronic Arts, Rensselaer offers Bachelor degrees in Electronic Arts, and in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication - one of the first undergraduate programs of its kind in the United States. The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and EMPAC are two major research platforms that Rensselaer has established at the beginning of the 21st century.
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