CALL FOR PROPOSALS : : FOR BROAD DISTRIBUTION
DEADLINE EXTENDED to January 10, 2007.
Call for Submissions
Proposals are invited for presentation at the
Subtle Technologies 2007
art body medicine
May 24th May 27th 2007
Submission Deadline Extended: January 10, 2007.
Subtle Technologies is a four-day multidisciplinary Festival akin to a
Gordon Conference. The annual international event combines symposia,
exhibitions, workshops and performances that juxtapose cutting-edge
artistic projects and scientific exploration. In an intimate setting,
we gather to explore complex and subtle relationships between art and
For the 10th Annual Festival, Subtle Technologies invites
practitioners of sciences, arts, and medicines, and those who study
their context to contemplate how these disciplines can work together
and reshape perspectives on the body.
We invite a wide interpretation of bodies including the molecular,
physical, cultural, economic, legal, political, energetic, and
electrical. Scientists and medical practitioners of all backgrounds
are invited to contribute current research and practices.
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.
Examples of possible topics:
Racial and Personalized Medicine
Artificial Organs, Xenotransplantation
History of Medicine
Addictions and Obsessions
Sexual / Gendered Body
Body Machine Interfaces and Sensors
Embryoid Bodies and Stem Cells
Infectious Agents and Diseases
Local or Traditional Healing Practices
New Therapeutic Paradigms
Population Dynamics and the Environment
Body and Performance, Body and Rituals
Trangenic Bodies and Tissue Engineering
Genomics Proteomics Metablomics and other -omics
Presentation and Publication
Selected proposals will be invited to present either an illustrated
talk followed by questions and discussion with the audience, or to
submit a poster for exhibition at the Symposium. Presenters will be
published in an illustrated book of proceedings that accompanies the
Proposals for workshops will also be considered.
How to Apply
Details are available on the online submissions form
Deadline for Proposals
January 10, 2007
Submissions will be judged by a panel of curators that include science
and art specialists drawn from practicing and academic backgrounds.
Selections will be judged for quality and relevance to the theme.
Selection will occur late January and results will be communicated by
mid February 2007. Selected presentations will be asked for images and
text mid March 2007 for publication.
Symposium presentations are typically 30 to 50 minutes in length
including time for question and answers from the audience.
Presentations should be designed for a public audience with varied
interests. We encourage physical demonstrations and can accommodate a
wide variety of formats. Our venue, Innis Town Hall is well equipped
with state of the art audiovisual equipment.
Summaries of past presentations are archived on our website. We
encourage those interested in submitting a proposal to acquaint
themselves with our history of programming.
Please contact us at
(email) programs [at] subtletechnologies [dot] com
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.