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  Call for Participation


The /Designing Interfaces for Creativity/ (DesInC) Symposium will be 
held at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK, on November 3^rd and 
4^th 2016. As computational technologies become increasingly embedded in 
the physical world, designers and makers of interfaces for creativity 
are bringing skills and expertise from progressively wider fields and 
practices into their work. What and how can designers of creative 
technologies learn from practitioners in broader design disciplines, 
past and present? The symposium will explore interdisciplinary and 
historical perspectives on the design of tools, interfaces and 
instruments for creativity, including (but not limited to) sound, music, 
video, film, crafts, visual arts, software arts and gaming. Members of 
creative technology communities will join practitioners from wider 
interdisciplinary design fields and experts in historical design 
practices, for two days of workshops, keynote presentations, demos, 
discussions and performances. The event seeks to reach across and beyond 
academia, and welcomes contributions from industry, maker and artistic 
communities, and beyond.


    Themes


  * Designing instruments, tools and interfaces for creative applications
  * Historical design practices for creative tools and instruments
  * Hacking/making approaches to design for creativity
  * Knowledge and skill preservation in design
  * New techniques and technologies for creativity
  * Interdisciplinary approaches to designing creative interfaces
  * Future directions in design and creativity


    Keynote Speakers


*Andrey Smirnov*, author of ‘Sound in Z: Experiments in Sound and 
Electronic Music in Early 20th Century Russia’.

*Michael Doser*, senior research physicist at CERN.

A third speaker is to be confirmed.


    Submissions


Contributions are invited for poster presentations, interactive demos, 
workshops and performances.


        Posters Presentations and Interactive Demos


With an emphasis in the symposium on discussion and knowledge exchange, 
the free-flow poster and demo session will enable delegates to share and 
discuss their work. Technical and interactive demonstrations are 
welcomed as part of this session.

Please submit a /one-page abstract/ describing the work you wish to 
present, highlighting the relevance to the symposium themes.


        Workshops and Tutorials


The first day of the symposium will comprise a series of workshops for 
delegates. If you would like to organise a workshop or tutorial, please 
submit a /1-2 page /abstract describing the proposed session. Proposals 
should include full details of technical requirements, and a 150-word 
biography of each tutor. Workshops and tutorials should be designed to 
run for 4 - 5 hours, and should emphasise practical and interactive 
engagement for participants.


        Performances


Performance submissions that engage with the symposium themes are welcomed.

Selected performances will take place in the newly opened Attenborough 
Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of Sussex. This is a 
360-capacity venue, with state-of-the-art stage, lighting, sound and 
multimedia facilities.


Performance proposals should be 1-2 pages in length, and include (a) a 
150-word biography for each performer, (b) a description of the 
performance, (c) links to online resources that document the proposed 
performance (videos are encouraged) and (d) a detailed technical rider.


        Submission Process


All submissions should be emailed to [log in to unmask] with ‘[DesInC 
Submission]’ in the email subject. Please make your submission in PDF 
format, and specify the submission category. A programme committee at 
the University of Sussex will select submissions for acceptance. 
Proposals will be chosen based on academic, technical or artistic 
quality, relevance to the symposium themes, and to provide a broad range 
and balance of participation from different sectors and fields. If you 
have any further enquires, please contact [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>/./


    Important Dates


Submission deadline: 8^th September 15^th September 2016

Notification of acceptance: 26^rd September 2016

Symposium: 3^rd and 4^th November 2016


    Attending


Participation and attendance of event will be free for both days, and 
priority will be given to accepted participants who can attend the full 
symposium. A limited supply of small travel bursaries will be available 
to accepted applicants who do not have institutional support. The 
symposium (including workshops and performances) will take place at the 
University of Sussex, in the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.


This event is funded by the British Academy, and supported by the Sussex 
Humanities Lab.


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