Econotopias: Creative Economies submission call for ISEA 2012 Machine Wilderness

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 15, 2011, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    ISEA 2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The ISEA2012 symposium will consist of a conference September 19 – 24, 2012 based in Albuquerque with outreach days along the state’s “Cultural Corridor” in Santa Fe and Taos, and an expansive, regional collaboration throughout the fall of 2012, including art exhibitions, public events, performances and educational activities. This project will bring together a wealth of leading creative minds from around the globe, and engage the local community through in-depth partnerships.
From the local to the global, the “Econotopias” theme will engage a critical dialogue around the challenges and excessive demands of the global marketplace and its impact on everyday life. It explores the future of creative economies as drivers of possibility in diverse communities and environments and through new technologies. By bringing local and international artists, engineers, economists, labor specialists and community organizers together, “Econotopias” will focus on the need for more sustainable social and production practices through panels, projects, workshops, performances and exhibitions on topics such as open-source ideologies, the gift economy, micro-credit, the culture industry and global outsourcing.
Machine Wilderness references the New Mexico region as an area of rapid growth and technology alongside wide expanses of open land, and aims to present artists' and technologists' ideas for a more humane interaction between technology and wilderness in which "machines" can take many forms to support life on Earth. Machine Wilderness focuses on creative solutions for how technology and the natural world can sustainably co-exist.