[spectre] Fwd: [call: e-art & climate change] BALANCE-UNBALANCE conference 2017
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>From: Ricardo Dal Farra <ricardo.dalfarra at concordia.ca>
>To: "czegledy at interlog.com" <czegledy at interlog.com>
>Subject: [call: e-art & climate change] BALANCE-UNBALANCE conference 2017
>[Arts + Sciences x Technology = Environment / Responsibility]
>- A Sense of Place -
>August 21 to 23, 2017
>i-DAT, Plymouth University, UK.
>is an International Conference designed to
>use ART as a catalyst to explore intersections
>between NATURE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY as
>we move into an era of both unprecedented
>ecological threats and transdisciplinary
>The BALANCE-UNBALANCE conference will bring
>artists together with scientists, economists,
>philosophers, politicians, management and policy
>experts, sociologists and engineers from across
>the world with the intent of engendering a
>deeper awareness and creating lasting
>intellectual working partnerships in solving our
>global environmental crisis.
>"We are living in a world reaching a critical
>point where the equilibrium between a healthy
>environment, the energy our society needs to
>maintain or improve this lifestyle and the
>interconnected economies could pass more quickly
>than expected from the current complex balance
>to a complete new reality where unbalance would
>be the rule and human beings would need to be as
>creative as never before to survive.
>Environmental problems, economic uncertainty and
>political complexity have been around for a long
>time. What was different before was the speed
>and depth of transformations compared with
>today's sudden changes. The frequent occurrence
>and severity that certain weather and
>climate-related events are having around us is
>increasing, and the ability of human beings on
>modifying adjacent surroundings as well as
>distant places have turn into a power capable of
>altering the planet  The arts could play a
>major part in helping the global society to
>understand the magnitude of the crisis we are
>facing, and in promoting the awareness around
>environmental matters. it could also be a very
>good vehicle to disseminate proposals able
>produce changes in our behavior and decisions,
>influencing our chances for the future. Artists
>could promote inter and transdisciplinary
>actions focusing on our responsibility regarding
>the turning point we are living in defining the
>future of -human- life on Earth."
>For further information on the BALANCE-UNBALANCE
>Paradigms: Electronic Arts & Humanitarian
>Actions by Ricardo Dal Farra.
>2017 invites papers, transdisciplinary
>workshops, artistic activities and
>artefacts (including VR and Fulldome content), posters and panels that
>respond to the provocation provided by the
>'Sense of Place' theme. These initiatives should
>propose new opportunities for
>digital/electronic/media arts to catalyse
>transdisciplinary activity and behaviour change
>to help solve our global environmental crisis.
>BunB 2017 wishes to build on the work of
>previous BunB Conferences by cultivating virtual
>and networked models which allow increased
>diversity, access and dissemination whilst
>significantly reducing the carbon footprint of a
>major international conference.
>BALANCE-UNBALANCE 2017, A Sense of Place is the
>6th edition in the conference
>BunB 2016 - Manizales,
>BunB 2015 - Arizona, United
>BunB 2013 - Noosa,
>BunB 2011 - Montreal,
>BunB 2010 - Buenos Aires,
>About the theme for BunB 2017: "A Sense of Place".
>Our increasingly mediated relationship with the
>environment brings new insights to the invisible
>forces that affect complex ecologies. From
>meteorological data flows to temporal climate
>change models, our relationship with our
>environment is becoming more abstract, simulated
>and remote - tempering our desire to act. Could
>it be that we know more and experience less?
>BunB17 maps the coordinates of our Sense of
>Place - the horizontal landscape to the vertical
>transcalar spaces of the macro/micro.
>The 6th edition of the BunB conference will be
>held from August 21 to 23 of 2017 in Plymouth,
>UK. Produced by i-DAT in collaboration with the
>Sustainable Earth Institute and Art and Sound at
>Plymouth University, BunB17 is being produced in
>collaboration with the North Devon's UNESCO
>Biosphere Reserve, Beaford Arts and Fulldome UK.
>Deadline for submissions:
>January 16, 2017 (midnight, UK time).
>Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2017.
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