EcoDesign 2015: 9th Intl Symp on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing (Dec 2015, Tokyo Japan)

Dates: 2-4 December 2015
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Website: http://ecodenet.com/ed2015/eng/indexeng.html
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 April 2015

The purpose of EcoDesign 2015 is to bring together worldwide professionals interested in advancing the state of the art in EcoDesign for exchanging knowledge that encompasses a broad range of disciplines among various distinct communities.

In the EcoDesign 2015, the latest issues on EcoDesign are discussed. Professionals from industry, research laboratories, consulting, government, and academia are encouraged to attend.

See the website for further details.

Panel at Conf of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S): Technologies of representation in design and making (Nov 2015, Denver USA)

Dates: 11-14 November
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: http://www.4sonline.org/meeting
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 29 March 2015

Listed as Panel #36: From one thing to another: Technologies of representation in design and making
Arlene Oak, University of Alberta, aoak@ualberta.ca
Claire Nicholas, cn4@ualberta.ca

Technologies of visualization are a well-established matter of concern to STS scholars interested in questions of knowledge production and representation (Hacking 1983, Latour and Woolgar 1986, Latour 1990, Kaiser 2005). Recent work extends this consideration to acoustic technologies (Helmreich 2007, Pinch and Bijsterveld 2004, Roosth 2009). This panel opens an adjacent conversation in relation to the use of digital and analog media in the design processes of fields such as industrial design, architecture, planning, engineering, and visual communication design. Here the issues are less about constituting pattern, order, and meaning from scientific data, with the digital/analog question instead highlighting issues of translatability, or “transductivity” (Helmreich 2007, Silverstein 2003) across representational mediums, and in relation to problems of scale and complexity. It also bears on professional debates on craft, making, and aesthetics.

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Networking Knowledge, Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network “Make, Mistake, Journey: Practice-led Research and Ways of Learning” (Mar 2015)

Website: http://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/about
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 13 March 2015

Practice-led research has become particularly pertinent in art, design and the social sciences in recent years, alongside a more general blooming of interest in the relationship between the mind, body and external world. Studies increasingly acknowledge or embrace the presence of the researcher or use the body as the means of doing research. In practice-led research bodily movement is simultaneously the mode of knowledge production and reception (Sklar 2000: 71).

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Off the Lip: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation (Sep 2015, Plymouth UK)

Dates: 7-11 September 2015
Location: University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
Contacts: martha.blassnigg@plymouth.ac.uk (for papers), michael.punt@plymouth.ac.uk (for workshops)
Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2015 (for papers), 28 February 2015 (for workshops)

The promise of cognitive innovation as a collaborative project in the sciences, arts and humanities is that we can approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process in which the energies that shape the poem are necessarily indistinguishable from those that shape the poet. For the purposes of this conference the exploration of the idea of cognitive innovation concerns an understanding of creativity that is not exclusively concerned with conscious human thought and action but also as intrinsic to our cognitive development. As a consequence, we see the possibility for cognitive innovation to provide a theoretical and practical platform from which to address disciplinary differences in ways that offer new topics and concerns for research in the sciences and the humanities.

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EKSIG 2015: Intl Conf of the DRS SIG on Experiential Knowledge: Tangible Means – Experiential Knowledge through Materials (Nov 2015, Denmark)

Dates: 22-26 November 2015
Location: Design School Kolding and University of Southern Denmark
Website: http://www.experientialknowledge.org.uk/conference.html
Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2015

This conference welcomes contributions exploring and discussing materials in relation to sensuous qualities, objects, context, strategy, service, space, time, place, techniques, discipline, domain, production, sustainability, interaction, use, metaphors, imaginations, associations, reflective thinking, etc. We interpret materials here in the widest possible sense to include any kind of creative outputs in whatever formats. With this conference, we wish to explore different ways in which experiential knowledge through materials can be given more appropriate consideration within the framework of research. This may include for example investigations into the nature, aims, validity, evaluation and/or necessity of different modes of communication and exchange.

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Special Issue of Digital Creativity: Post-Anthropocentric Creativity (Jan 2016)

Website: https://www.academia.edu/10836691/Post-Anthropocentric_Creativity
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 May 2015

Guest editors: Stanislav Roudavski and Jon McCormack

This special issue aims to audit existing conceptions of creativity in the light of non-anthropocentric interpretations of agency, autonomy, subjectivity, social practices and technologies. Specifically, it seeks to explore how 1) the agents, recipients and processes of creativity and 2) the purpose, value, ethics and politics of creativity relate to phenomena of computation. The editors encourage innovative narrative or visual strategies that can express relevant scenarios better that more typical forms of academic writing. Dialogues, conversations, plays, scripts, instruction sets, games or visual essays (for example) might be suitable alongside logical arguments or formulae. Initial proposals should be submitted as abstracts of 800–1200 words.

Abstracts due: May 15, 2015, to be sent as PDFs to Stanislav Roudavski at stanislav.roudavski@cantab.net as well as to the editors of Digital Creativity at dcsubmit@gmail.com

Full Call for Submissions can be seen here: https://www.academia.edu/10836691/Post-Anthropocentric_Creativity

Cumulus Mumbai (Dec 2015, Bombay India)

Dates: 4-6 December 2015
Location: Industrial Design Centre (IDC), at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.
Website: http://www.cumulusmumbai2015.org
Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2015

Cumulus Mumbai 2015: ‘In a planet of our own – a vision of sustainability with focus on water’.

The event Cumulus Mumbai 2015: ‘In a planet of our own’ is being held at Mumbai, India on 4,5, 6 December 2015, hosted by the Industrial Design Centre(IDC), at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.  This international event is aimed at creating design awareness on sustainability bringing focus on water and simultaneously offers a platform for interaction for the art, design and media community. The events are centered around the interests of students, educationalists and practicing professional designers. The event is expected to throw light on the role of art, design and media in an interconnected global world within the context of sustainability.  The event has been designed to be lively, interactive and thought provoking and will provide great opportunity to converse with grandmasters of design, interact with thought leaders and listen to visions by outstanding speakers.

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HCI 2015: 29th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (July 2015, Lincoln UK)

Dates: 13-17 July 2015
Location: Lincoln, UK
Website: http://hci2015.bcs.org/participation/interactions-gallery/
Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2015

The 29th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2015) will be held in Lincoln from 13th-17th July 2015. The conference is organised by the University of Lincoln’s Social Computing (LiSC) research centre in conjunction with the BCS Interaction Specialist Group. The theme for HCI 2015 is digital society, and the role interactive technology plays in mediating our civic lives.

The Interactions Gallery is a new initiative for British HCI 2015: a curated event on the opening evening of the conference presenting work from creative practitioners, artists and HCI researchers alike.  The Gallery welcomes a diversity of work, including fine art, performance pieces, interactive media design, demonstrations and technologically augmented live experiences.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: 1st May 5pm BST
Notification: 1st June
Interactions Gallery Event: 13th July

Please find more info here about how to submit: http://hci2015.bcs.org/participation/interactions-gallery/

Relating Systems Thinking and Design 4: At the Frontiers of Systemic Design (September 2015, Banff Alberta Canada)

Dates: 1-3 September 2015
Location: Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
Website: www.systemic-design.net
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 March 2015

For 3 years the Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD) symposium has convened scholars, design researchers, and serious practitioners to articulate and demonstrate the shared value of a transdisciplinary field with applications across all complex systems and services.  We invite participation for RSD4 from all those working at the frontiers of systemic design – those leading real projects informed by systemic and complexity theories, and those researching systemic behaviours within real-world complexity, services and systems.

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Installation Competition: Design Lounge (March 2015, Brisbane Australia)

Website: http://designonline.org.au/content/apdl-connect-project-call-for-proposals/
Deadline for proposal submissions: 6 March 2015

The  Asia Pacific Design Library has just launched a Call for Proposals to design an installation for our Design Lounge located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland in South Bank, Brisbane. We are seeking proposals for an installation of a new and innovative work that demonstrates connections between Australia and the Asia Pacific region through design. Up for grabs is a $5000 honorarium plus an economy flight to and accommodation in Brisbane.

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