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Final call for participation


Everyday Creativity: Shared Languages and Collective Action
October 27-30, 2009, Berkeley Art Museum, CA, USA

Sponsored by ACM SIGCHI, the NSF, the Centre for Digital Music, BigDog  
Interactive Ltd., and Creativity and Cognition Studios.
In co-operation with SIGMM, SIGART, and SIGSOFT

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor of Psychology & Management,  
Claremont Graduate University, USA
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Director, Allosphere Research Laboratory,  
California Nanosystems Institute, USA
Jane Prophet, Professor of Interdisciplinary Computing, Goldsmiths  
University of London, UK



Full conference program and schedule are available at the web address  
below. As ever, it is jam packed with innovative and insightful work,  
a small sample of which are outlined in this call.

Registration information and online registration are at:

Creativity is present in all we do. The 7th Creativity and Cognition  
Conference (CC09) embraces the broad theme of Everyday Creativity.  
This year the conference will be held at the Berkeley Art Museum (CA,  
USA), and asks: How do we enable everyone to enjoy their creative  
potential? How do our creative activities differ? What do they have in  
common? What languages can we use to talk to each other? How do shared  
languages support collective action? How can we incubate innovation?  
How do we enrich the creative experience? What encourages  
participation in everyday creativity?

We have accepted a diverse range of high quality papers, live  
performances, art installations, posters, demonstrations, workshops,  
and tutorials. These range from designing for serendipity to inquiries  
into the nature of creative analogies, from demonstrations of  
subliminal wiretapping to empirical studies of creativity in  
improvisation, and from designing assistive devices to installations  
of autonomous furniture, all described at the following site:

The Creativity and Cognition Conference series started in 1993 and is  
sponsored by ACM SIGCHI. The conference provides a forum for lively  
interdisciplinary debate exploring methods and tools to support  
creativity at the intersection of art and technology. We received  
hundreds of submissions from academics and practitioners, makers and  
scientists, artists and theoreticians. This year we accepted just 23%  
of the submitted papers after a thorough reviewing process.  
Submissions came from across the globe, from New Zealand to the UK,  
from France to Japan, and from Mexico to the USA.

This year's broad theme of Everyday Creativity reflects the new forms  
of creativity emerging in everyday life, and includes topics of:

- Collective creativity and creative communities
- Shared languages and Participatory creativity
- Incubating creativity and supporting Innovation
- DIY and folk creativity
- Democratising creativity
- New materials for creativity
- Enriching the collaborative experience

Come and join us at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film  
Archive which is the visual arts centre of the University of  
California, Berkeley, and one of the largest university art museums in  
the United States. The museum is steeped in a history of radical  
interdisciplinary creativity and provides the ideal environment for  
researchers, practitioners and artists to come together to examine and  
reflect on the role of technology in Everyday Creativity.

Artists-performers-makers-scientists will descend on the Berkeley Art  
Museum for an evening of performative and interactive delights  
happening in/on/around the Creativity and Cognition 09 conference.  
Inspired by the theme of "Everyday Creativity", the mobile, wearable,  
stand-alone and nomadic works on exhibit or performed will explore the  
invisible, unexpected and unanticipated in the everyday. Featured work  
from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia includes: Live  
Performances, Digital Live Art, Interactive Installations, Outdoor  
Projections,, and DJ/VJ sets.

General Chair: Nick Bryan-Kinns, UK
Program Chair: Mark Gross, USA
Program co-Chair: Ron Wakkary, Canada
Program co-Chair: Hilary Johnson, UK
Program co-Chair: Jack OX, USA
Demonstrations and Posters Chair: Yukari Nagai, Japan
Tutorials Chair: Yusuf Pisan, Australia
Workshops Chair: Ryohei Nakatsu, Singapore
Graduate Student Symposium co-Chair: John C Thomas, USA
Graduate Student Symposium co-Chair: Celine Latulipe, USA
Art Exhibition Chair: Jennifer Sheridan, UK
Art Exhibition Executive Committee: Sara Diamond, Canada
Treasurer: Ellen Do, USA
Sponsorship: Doug Riecken, USA
Publicity: David A Shamma, USA
Local inspiration: Richard Rinehart, USA
Local Committee Chair: Daniela Rosner, USA
Steering Committee:
  Ernest Edmonds, Australia
  Linda Candy, Australia
  Tom Hewett, USA
  Janis Jefferies, UK
  Ben Shneiderman, USA
  Gerhard Fischer, USA

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