Claudia Jacques
Works in Valhalla, New York United States of America

Jacques is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, educator and researcher. She holds an MFA in Computer Art (School of Visual Arts, NY, USA) and is currently a PhD candidate at the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA Hub, University of Plymouth, UK. Under Professors Roy Ascott and Søren Brier, Jacques is researching space-time aesthetics in the user-information-interface relationship through the lens of Cybersemiotics. Intersecting art, technology and science, she designs interactive hybrid art and information environments that aim to explore perceptions of space-time and the digital-physical. She collaborates with many artists exhibiting and presenting both nationally and internationally. She has published in Leonardo, TEKs, Art & Engine, etc., and serves as Art Editor for Cybernetics and Human Knowing journal. Jacques is also a participant with three other scholars in a 2014-16 NEH Collaborative Research Project based at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She teaches studio, digital and communication arts, and her studio is in Valhalla NY.
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Grants for doctorate and post-doctorate programme at the I-Node of the Planetary Collegium

Mon Sep 10, 2012 23:59


The I-Node of the Planetary Collegium is announcing four (4) grants for promising researchers, to undertake doctoral and post-doctoral study (two for doctorate and two for post-doctorate programme).

Successful applicants will be awarded 1.500 € for doctorate studies (500 € each year for 3 years) and 500 € for post-doctorate studies.

Eligibility Criteria:
The grants are open to applicants from one of the following regions:
Balkan, Eurasia, Near & Middle East, and North Africa.

Specifically the programme includes the following countries:
Balkan region: Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, FYROM
Eurasia region: Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Near & Middle East: Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.
North Africa: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Malta.

Send a letter of interest to in order to receive all required info.

Deadline for submitting applications: September 10, 2012

Successful applicants will be enrolled for 2012-2013 Academic Year.



Tue Jul 31, 2012 00:00

Syncretic strategies towards art, science, technology, and consciousness research.

The I-Node of Planetary Collegium of Plymouth University, located at Ionion Center for the Arts & Culture (ICAC) on the island of Cephalonia, Greece, invites applications for PhD candidates to be enrolled in 2012-2013 Academic year.
The Planetary Collegium is an international platform for research in art, technology and consciousness, with its hub (CAiiA) based in the University of Plymouth. Its president is Roy Ascott.
The Collegium consists of artists, theoreticians and scholars who meet online and periodically face-to-face in many parts of the world, to develop their research in the practice and theory of new media art with a special interest in telematics and technoetics. Their doctoral research leads to the award of the University of Plymouth PhD. Post-doctoral research is also pursued. Within the context of transdisciplinarity and syncretism, the Collegium promotes the integration of art, science, technology, and consciousness research within a post-biological culture.
Applicants should have an MA degree and proven fluency in English language (in case English is not their native language).
All part-time doctoral research candidates attend three mandatory ten-day face-to-face Composite Sessions each year over a continuous three year period. Typically, each session involves three days of individual research updates presented for discussion by the group; a three stage critique by all members of the group in respect of each other’s work; individual supervisory tutorials; a two-day public symposium; and a one-day cultural visit.
Doctoral candidates are required to submit progress reports to the University of Plymouth Research Committee at regular intervals.
• At the conclusion of each Composite Session, candidates submit their Research Update (ppt) and Critical Response (Word).
• The Transfer Report (5,000 words), accompanied by independent expert commentator's report, is submitted to support the transfer from MPhil to full PhD status.
• After a minimum of four year’s research, a candidate is eligible to submit a thesis for Final Examination, which includes a viva voce examination. The final submission may consist in either a written thesis of 80,000 words, or a thesis consisting in two parts: a digital portfolio of practical work which has been initiated, researched and developed exclusively within the candidate's registered research period, and a linked narrative of no less than 35, 000 words.

The University of Plymouth is a recognized US Department of Education FAFSA institution (Financial Aid).

Katerina Karoussos
P.O.BOX 5126
GR 145 10
Tel: +30 6932 832023


‘TECHNOETIC TELOS: Art, Myth and Media’ | Consciousness Reframed International Research Conferences

Tue Dec 20, 2011 00:00


Art and consciousness in the post-biological era.
An International Research Conference in the Planetary Collegium’s Consciousness Reframed Series convened by the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia, Greece.
APRIL 3O – MAY 2, 2012
“Convened in Greece, the conference takes its theme from the conjunction of telos and tele, (τέλος and τῆλε), in the purposes and processes of art in the post-digital culture. At the centre of these considerations is Mind, and the rich variability of consciousness and reality, to which technoetic systems and syncretic creativity aspire. Papers and projects are welcomed that address these issues, and which seek insights into the function of metaphor and myth in the emergent complexity of the post-biological era.”
Roy Ascott
In cooperation with the Planetary Collegium, at the University of Plymouth, England, ICAC – Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is hosting Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference series, with the title of ‘TECHNOETIC TELOS: Art, Myth and Media‘.
The Consciousness Reframed conference series was founded by Roy Ascott at the University of Wales in 1997. Consciousness Reframed is a forum for trans-disciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology, design and consciousness, drawing upon the expertise and insights of artists, designers, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars, usually from at least 20 countries.
As part of the conference a call for papers is now open for 25-30 speakers, in addition to speakers involved in the Planetary Collegium doctoral research programme at CAiiA – Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts.
Important Dates:
Deadline for Abstracts: (no more than 500 words) Dec 20, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: January 30, 2012
Deadline for full papers: (no more than 2.500 words) February 27, 2012
Conference dates: April 30, May 2, 2012

Abstracts should be submitted as an attached document in Word file by e-mail to: with author’s name, affiliation and contact info.
Selected papers will be published in Technoetic Arts Journal, Intellect Ltd.
Submission of full papers:
Papers will be required (no more than 2.500 words) by February 21, 2012. Papers received after that date will not be part in the process of publication.
Presenters Fee
The registration fee is 150 Euros. The deadline for payment is February 27, 2012. Late payment is subject to cancellation of participation.
Attendees Fee
Early registration fee: 40 Euros
January, 30, 2012
Late registration fee: 60 Euros
February 27, 2012
Please note that that the number of seats is limited. For this reason priority will be given to the early registration attendees.
Remote attendance
For attendees who wish to attend remotely, the conference offers full access in real time to the conference and participation to panel discussions via VGO Web Conferencing.
Fee & Deadline for remote attendance:
Early registration fee: 80 Euros
January, 30, 2012
Late registration fee: 100 Euros
February 27, 2012
Please note that the virtual conference room has 40 seats. If that number will be covered by the 30th of January, there will be no other seats from this date onwards. Therefore if the registration for remote attendees will be close after January, 30, 2012 there will be an alert on conference web site.
For remote attendance please e-mail to: