Angus Forbes
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Fri May 15, 2015 23:59

Istanbul, Turkey


Extended Deadline (submissions are due on May 15th)

The theme for the Expressive 2015 Call for Artworks is Idea Chain. In 1969, the artist Sol LeWitt published his Sentences on Conceptual Art, a series of statements that define the conceptual in contrast to the rational, and which explore differences between concepts and ideas. LeWitt, through this list of 35 sentences, describes the presentation of artworks as creating a kind of invisible conversation between artists, noting that “The words of one artist to another may induce an idea chain, if they share the same concept”, and further, that this induction is perhaps inevitable: “The process is mechanical and should not be tampered with. It should run its course.”

We invite artists to create works that reflect upon, or perhaps that challenge, the relation between the computational and the conceptual, to “run the course” of this dialogic process between the creative artists and computer scientists who will be present at Expressive 2015. This year Expressive 2015 will host an installation gallery for artworks and demonstration projects where artist installations and computational demonstrations will be featured side-by-side. Accepted artists will be invited to present their work through a panel discussion or short oral presentations within the main Expressive 2015 conference, to be held at Koç University Incubation Center in downtown Istanbul, Turkey on June 20th through June 22nd.

To submit an artwork, provide links to examples of the work, a short write-up describing the work and its relation to the theme of the call of entries (~2 pages), and details about the size and equipment needed for the installation. Interactive works as well as screen based works are encouraged, but we are open to any medium that explores topics related to the Expressive 2015 conference (Computational Aesthetics, Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling, and Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering). Please email the Arts Chairs at and, and use the subject line “Expressive’15: Idea Chain” when submitting your materials. Submission are due by May 15th, 2015.

Angus Forbes and Anıl Çamcı, Expressive 2015 Arts Chairs


IEEE VISAP'14 / Art+Interpretation / Call for Papers and Artworks

Sun Jun 15, 2014 23:59

IEEE VISAP'14 Call for Papers and Artworks
November 9-14, 2014 Paris, France

Paper and artwork submissions due June 15, 2014

The IEEE VIS Arts Program, or VISAP'14, showcases high-quality artwork and research that explores the increasingly prominent intersections between art and visualization. Through a dedicated papers track and an art show that runs concurrently with the IEEE VIS 2014 conference, the Arts Program aims to foster new thinking, discussion, and collaboration between artists, designers, technologists, visualization scientists, and others working at the intersection of these fields.

The theme for VISAP'14 is Art+Interpretation. We are looking especially for projects and papers that explore the relationships between visualization research and artistic practice, and that present or discuss creative visual techniques that emphasize the interpretative or narrative aspects of scientific or cultural exploration. However, we are open to any submissions that could challenge or inspire the communities participating in IEEE VIS. Papers and artworks are due before June 15th, 2014. See the VISAP'14 website for more details:

All accepted papers and artworks will appear in the VISAP'14 proceedings. Additionally, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, we will be selecting outstanding submissions to appear in a special section of an issue of Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

IEEE VISAP'14 chairs:
Angus Forbes (
Fanny Chevalier (


IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program "Art+Experiment" - Deadline Extended

Mon Jul 22, 2013 05:00

Atlanta, Georgia
United States of America

IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program // Art+Experiment
Call for Entries // Call for Papers

The IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program showcases high-quality artwork and research that demonstrates and investigates the exciting and increasingly prominent intersections between art and visualization.

This year, we are expanding the scope of the Arts Program by including a dedicated Arts Program papers track along with the conference art show. The theme for the 2013 Arts Program is Art+Experiment. We invite artists and researchers to think about the connections and chasms between art and research, and to explore the nature of experimental design and creative experimentation.

Please visit for detailed information about the Arts Program, including the Call for Entries (art show track) and the Call for Papers (papers track). Accepted Arts Program artworks will be documented in the IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program art catalog and accepted papers will be published in the IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program proceedings.

Submissions to both the papers track and the art show track are due on July 22th, 2013.

Contact the Arts Program chairs, Angus Forbes (angus.forbes(at) and Lauren Thorson (lauren-thorson(at), for further information.


Postdoctoral Researcher in Media Arts

Thu Feb 28, 2013 23:59

The School of Information: Science, Technology, and Arts (SISTA) at University of Arizona, Tucson is seeking creative, computationally-sophisticated postdoctoral researchers to conduct research in one or more of the following areas: media arts, HCI, visualization, or related areas.

Please see for more information and application instructions.