Art: Call for Submissions

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If you make art, and your creative practice involves digital technologies, then SIGGRAPH 2009 offers you a premier opportunity to connect your work with an interested audience of over 20,000 creative professionals who are passionate about digital media, as well as forums for presenting and discussing your work or research.

Juried Art Gallery: BioLogic Art
For 2009, the Juried Art Gallery is titled BioLogic: A Natural History of Digital Life. We are looking for projects related to the increasingly overlapped areas of art, biology, and technology. The exhibition brings together an ensemble of related works by a select group of artists chosen from hundreds of submissions from artists around the world. Our goals are to:
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  • Assemble the best available work that is related to the BioLogic theme
  • Design a gallery space that is suitable for the work exhibited and that facilitates engaged viewing and participation
  • Support the exhibiting artists
  • Foster dissemination of, interaction with, and dialogue about their projects

Works selected for the Juried Art Gallery will be published in a special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

The Juried Art Gallery will be located on the main conference floor. Thousands of conference attendees will walk through the space and encounter your work. If you are interested in submitting work to BioLogic Art, see the submission info for details on how to submit. Submissions to BioLogic Art are due Wednesday, 18 February 2009.

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Art Papers
SIGGRAPH 2009, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, is introducing a new annual forum for peer-reviewed scholarly papers on digital art and its place in society. Art Papers present excellent ideas in accessible ways. They inform artistic disciplines, set standards, and stimulate future trends. In addition to the core topics of digital arts and interactive techniques, Art Papers explore the BioLogic Art theme.

Accepted papers will be presented by their authors at the conference and will be published in the special issue of of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

If you are interested in submitting an Art Paper to SIGGRAPH 2009, see the submission info for details on how to submit. Art Paper submissions are due Wednesday 8 January 2009.

Conference Presentations
SIGGRAPH 2009 invites proposals to present Talks, lead moderated panel discussions, or teach Courses. All these programs welcome and encourage submissions from artists to discuss their latest work and techniques, as well as current issues related to the fusion and mutual inspiration of science, art, and technology. See the submission info for each of these programs for details on how to submit.

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SIGGRAPH 2009 also has a new venture, the Information Aesthetics Showcase, that highlights the emergent field combining information and data visualization with graphic design and media arts. See the submission info for details on how to submit.

Conference presentation submissions are due Wednesday 18 February 2009. In addition to these juried programs, SIGGRAPH 2009 also presents a curated Design & Computation Gallery: Generative Fabrication. If you have suggestions for projects that should be considered for Generative Fabrication, contact the chair.

If you have any questions about the opportunities for artists and art researchers at SIGGRAPH 2009, please contact us. And please help spread the word by forwarding this page to colleagues and associates who would be interested in participating in SIGGRAPH 2009.