Artists Miss Deadline: End of the World Postponed

Leonardo/ISAST co sponsor of Balance Unbalance is please to bring

your attention to the extension of the deadline to submit proposals



Subject: Call extended: Dec. 8, 2012 = Balance-Unbalance 2013 @ UNESCO’s
designated biosphere in Noosa, Australia


Balance-Unbalance is an International Conference designed to use art as a
catalyst to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and
society as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and
transdisciplinary possibilities. We are thoroughly looking forward to
hosting artists, scientists, economists, philosophers, politicians,
sociologists, engineers and policy experts from across the world to engage
in dialogue and action towards a sustainable future. Balance-Unbalance 2013
will also host a diversity of virtual components allowing global
accessibility and significantly reducing the carbon footprint of a major
international conference.
One of the main goals of Balance-Unbalance is to develop the role of the
arts and artists in dealing with environmental challenges. The previous
events held in Buenos Aires in 2010 and Montreal in 2011
( provided a powerful platform for
reflection, debate, and ideas leading towards Balance-Unbalance 2013, hosted
in the UNESCO Noosa Biosphere Reserve on the Sunshine Coast of Australia.
The 2013 conference theme, Future Nature, Future Culture[s] is aimed to
provoke discourse around what our elusive future might hold and how
transdisciplinary thought and action could be used as tools for positive
Submissions are now being accepted for the International Balance-Unbalance
2013 conference to be held at Central Queensland University in Noosa,
Australia from May 31 – June 2, 2013. Balance-Unbalance 2013 is being held
in the beautiful resort town of Noosa, in parallel with the Floating Land
2013 Green Art festival and just prior to the ISEA 2013 (International
Symposium on Electronic Art) conference in Sydney, so participants can
maximise their time in Australia by attending all three events.
For more information see our website on

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