Subtle Technologies 2007 Call for Submissions

Subtle Technologies 2007

in situ
art • body • medicine

May 24th – May 27th 2007
University of Toronto, Toronto Canada

Submission Deadline January 3, 2007.

Subtle Technologies is a four-day multidisciplinary Festival exploring complex and subtle relationships between art and science. The annual international event combines symposia, exhibitions, workshops and performances that juxtapose cutting-edge artistic projects and
scientific exploration.

For the 10th Annual Festival, Subtle Technologies invites practitioners of arts, sciences and medicines, and those who study their context, historians, ethicists, and other critical thinkers to contemplate how these disciplines can work together and reshape perspectives on the body.

As scientific and technological breakthroughs prominently occupy our culture, we ask where the boundaries are. We are interested in investigating how we relate bodies in situ: as parts, as a whole, as systems; how we identify, map, modify, protect, violate, and heal.

We invite a wide interpretation of bodies including the molecular, physical, cultural, economic, legal, political, energetic, electrical and spiritual.

A range of approaches are welcome, including interdisciplinary work, specialized presentation proposals that focus on a single topic in depth, and general discussions that draw upon multiple topics. We welcome a diversity of presentation formats, including those practitioners who may not emphasize the use of science and technology.

Proposals for the following will be considered: workshops, performances, poster sessions, and symposium presentations.

How to Apply:
Details are available on the online submissions form:

Examples of possible topics include:

Racial and Personalized Medicine
Pharmaceuticalized Body
Organ Trafficking
Inter- Species Communications
History of Medicine
Reproductive Technologies
Addictions and Obsessions
Sexual / Gendered Body
Body Machine Interfaces and Sensors
Violated Body
Embryoid Bodies and Stem Cells
Infectious Agents and Diseases
Local or Traditional Healing Practices
New Therapeutic Paradigms
Population Dynamics and the Environment
Spiritual Body
Extropian and Post Human Investigations
Body and Performance, Body and Rituals
Trangenic Bodies and Tissue Engineering
Genomics Proteomics Metablomics and other -omics

For Questions, contact us at:
(email) programs [at] subtletechnologies [dot] com
(phone) 416.532.5018

Subtle Technologies is hosted by the University of Toronto, and
supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council.
Toronto Arts Council, Canadian Heritage.