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

Creative Practice Conference: Making Research and Researching Making (Sep 2015, Aarhus, DK)

Dates: 10-12 September 2015
Location: Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark
Website: http://adapt-r.eu/creative-practice-conference-aarhus/
Deadline of Conference Call: 16 March 2015

‘Making Research and Researching Making’ is an international conference for creative practice research, aimed at practitioners undertaking research through the medium of practice, and researchers interested in practice-based research. The focus of this conference is to better understand designed and/or contingent processes of how creative practice research happens, understanding research as an embodied, emplaced, material and social undertaking.

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DESIGN LATITUDES: An exhibition mapping the innovations, influences and future directions of design studies in the north

Dates: May 12 to June 6, 2015 (Reception: May 21, 7 to 10 pm)
Location: Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton (53.53° N), Canada
Deadline for proposals: 6 February 2015
Website: www.designlatitudes.ca

DESIGN LATITUDES: CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
An exhibition mapping the innovations, influences and future directions of design studies in the north

This exhibition is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta.

The Design Latitudes exhibition explores shifts of ‘latitude’ and frontiers of ‘north’ in relation to our interdisciplinary Design Studies program at the University of Alberta, which connects design education to research, practice, industry and community engagement. ‘Latitude’ encompasses both geographical context as well as breadth of freedom of action or thought. ‘North’ is bordered geographically, framed in opposition, and conceptualized through a diversity of lenses, experiences and spaces. This exhibition will reflect on, articulate and critique aspects of design education by documenting our past, situating our present and envisioning our future possibilities. Beyond looking at the legacy and prospects of our own program, we hope that Design Latitudes will generate dialogue and debate on how to equip designers to meet the needs of communities in the north and beyond.

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ACM Creativity & Cognition (June 2015, Glasgow Scotland)

Dates: 22-25 June 2015
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Website: http://www.creativityandcognition.com/cc15
Deadline for submission of papers: 6 January 2015
Deadline for submission of posters, etc: 6 March 2015

ACM Creativity and Cognition 2015 invites papers, posters, demonstrations workshops and Artworks investigating how interactive computing systems and sociotechnical processes affect creativity. We cherish creativity as a wonderful aspect of human experience, transformative and potentially transcendental. Creativity is the partner of inspiration, of moments when we seem to go beyond ourselves to reach new heights. Creativity is the font of innovation. Creativity and Cognition papers address the impact of computing on individual creative experiences, as well as social and collaborative contexts. In all cases, we seek for the presentation of work to include forms of validation featuring data about people, in order to show how computing environments impact human creativity. The data can take many forms, including qualitative, quantitative, and sensory. Creativity and Cognition 2015 will present papers addressing: (1) creativity support environments, (2) studies of technology, people, and creativity, and (3) creative works that utilize computing to engage, stimulate, and provoke human experience. We see research on the impact of computing on creativity not as a fledgling field, in which methodologies are unknown and uncertain, but rather as having reached a relatively mature state, in which various diverse methodologies have been developed and applied. Methodologies and theories, while perpetually under development, are already quite viable.

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3rd Intl Conf on Design Creativity (Jan 2015, Bangalore India)

Dates: 12-14 January 2015
Location: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Website: http://www.cpdm.iisc.ernet.in/icdc2014
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 14 July 2014

Design Creativity is an important and interesting topic of study in design. Since it involves the profound and essential nature of design, design creativity is expected to be a key in not only addressing the social problems that we are facing, but also producing an innate appreciation for beauty and happiness in our minds. In order to elucidate the nature of design creativity, the following issues are being studied: cognitive processes underlying design creativity, computational models of design creativity, and practical processes to incorporate the human and social dimensions.

3rd ICDC is an official conference of the Design Society promoted by its Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Creativity. The SIG was established in 2007; since then, its ambit has expanded to include engineering design, industrial design, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and cognitive science.

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GLIDE’14 CFP: Diversifying STEM (Nov 2014, online)

Dates: 12 November 2014 (streaming)
Location: online
Website: http://glideconference.org
Deadline for submission of 500-word abstracts: 15 March 2014

GLIDE (Global Interaction in Design Education) is a biennial, virtual conference that disseminates cutting-edge research on the important role of communication design within global society. The purpose of a virtual-only format is to bridge cultural and geographic divides in an eco-friendly way. The 4th GLIDE conference will stream Wednesday, November 12, 2014 starting at 8:15 AM. You are invited to submit full papers, poster papers, and online workshops on topics related to the role of communication design in diversifying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Special Issue of ACCESS – Supervising Practice: Perspectives on the Supervision of Creative Practice Research Higher Degrees (Jan 2014)

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rept20/current#.UpaefTAyZ8G
Deadline for submissions: 30 January 2014

Guest Editors: Associate Professor Jillian Hamilton and Dr Sue Carson

This special Issue of ACCESS journal builds on the successful Effective Supervision of Creative Arts Research Degrees (ESCARD) conference at QUT, Australia in 2013. http://supervisioncreativeartsphd.net.

Papers should engage with issues relating to the supervision of higher research degrees that involve creative practice (in fields such as visual and performing arts, design, creative writing, film or new media) and focus on themes such as:

Assisting students in developing the relationship between theory and practice in the structure and/or form of the thesis/exegesis/dissertation;
Solving challenges encountered in supervision;
Designing training, strategies, tools, or resources to facilitate smooth student progress;
Supporting the academic or professional development of PhD students;
Academic development for supervisors of creative arts research degrees.

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Intl Conf on Computational Creativity (June 2014, Slovenia)

Dates: 10-13 June 2014
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Website: http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2014/
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2014

Computational Creativity is the art, science, philosophy and engineering of computational systems which, by taking on particular responsibilities, exhibit behaviours that unbiased observers would deem to be creative. As a field of research, this area is thriving, with progress in formalising what it means for software to be creative, along with many exciting and valuable applications of creative software in the sciences, the arts, literature, gaming and elsewhere.

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The Creative Exchange Interactive Conference: Academic Engagement with the Creative Sector (Sep 2013, Lancaster UK)

Dates: 26-27 September 2013
Location: Lancaster University, UK
Website: http://thecreativeexchange.org/The-KE-Conference
Submission Requirements: 13 May 2013

This interactive conference is aimed at exploring new mutually beneficial exchanges between academia and the creative industries. It will not be a traditional ‘sit and listen’ conference. There will be a high degree of both experimentation in the form of the conference and interaction throughout the conference. Proud is contributing to one of the 3 experimental sessions within the conference.

We are calling for contributions from
– Academics developing new understandings of the creative sector
– Creative sector professionals interested in undertaking research and collaborating with academic partners

Addressing subjects including
– New processes, tools or approaches that facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration
– Insights, case studies, results and evaluation of knowledge exchange in practice

Submission: We invite you to submit a 2,000 word paper. We strongly encourage a wide range of papers and approaches, but equally would encourage submissions to include an indication of the research question(s)/issues addressed in the paper, and the approach employed in addressing these. Please include a 200 word summary.

New journal on design creativity

The International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation has been launched.
You can see the inaugural issue of the journal online on the following URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/tdci

Free access is available: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21650349.2013.754657

The journal is currently receiving paper submissions for review.

Please submit your original papers and encourage your colleagues to submit their papers to the journal.

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