CALL: Balance-Unbalance

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CALL: Balance-Unbalance

Time: August 14, 2014 to October 15, 2014
Location: Arizona State University
Street: Arizona State University
City/Town: Tempe and Phonenix, Arizona USA
Website or Map: http://www.balance-unbalance2…
Event Type: conference
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Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2014

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Event Description

27–29 March, 2015

Balance-Unbalance, an international conference, brings multiple  disciplines together to explore intersections between nature, art, Science, new technologies, aid agencies and society with the goal of developing cross-disciplinary initiatives using innovative art and technology to advance ecological awareness and sustainability practices and to inspire wide-ranging community engagement in the face of unprecedented environmental challenges.

We are living in a world at the tipping point, where the equilibrium between a healthy environment and the energy our society needs to maintain or improve its lifestyle and its interconnected economies could collapse more quickly than expected. Today’s delicate balance is at a critical point with the potential to herald a new reality where unbalance is the rule. The conference envisions the arts as a catalyst for reimagining our current environments.

Founded by Argentinian-born artist and scholar Ricardo Dal Farra in 2010 to promote novel forms of creativity that can help solve environmental problems, Balance-Unbalance has been sponsored
by UNESCO, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Leonardo Journal: The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, the National University of Tres de Febrero, Argentina (2010), Concordia University, Canada (2011), Central Queensland
, and the Noosa Biosphere in Australia (2013).

Proposals may address a range of topics including but not limited to:

  • water access and scarcity
  • salinity and changes to water tables
  • expanding deserts
  • management of urban growth
  • urban engagement non-urban environments
  • climate change
  • climate impact on weather patterns
  • disaster management
  • climate impact on cultural practices
  • noise pollution
  • acoustic ecology
  • environmental awareness
  • community action
  • social change
  • change making

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To foster year-round engagement and dialogue within the digital, electronic, computational and media arts. Facilitate dynamic scholarship and creative programming within the ACM SIGGRAPH organization. Promote collaboration between artists and the larger computer graphics and interactive techniques community.

DAC Committee

ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Committee:
Victoria Szabo, Chair
Andres Burbano, Sue Gollifer, Kathy Rae Huffman, Bonnie Mitchell, Hye Yeon Nam, Derick Ostrenko, Melentie Pandilovski, Jan Searleman, Ruth West.


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