Call to Art Sci Tech Graduate Students; Call for proposals for funded attendance at Sackler Conference Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity


from roger malina, member organising committee,Sackler Conference
Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity

re PhD student conference: funding available for 60 north american graduate students




Call for participation: National Academy of Sciences Sackler Student Fellows
Symposium, March 12, 2018, Washington D.C.
//// Role/Play: Collaborative Creativity and Creative Collaborations
Scientists thinking like artists—artists thinking like scientists. When these traditionally defined roles mix together, how is the process of making work or conducting research altered? Does the play between disciplines benefit a designer’s practice, an engineer’s output, or a scientist’s data? What are the hazards and opportunities?
We seek proposals from graduate students in multiple fields and disciplines including art, engineering, medicine, biology, ecology, design, computer science, human-computer interaction, and many others. Graduate students who are working with hybrid approaches to these disciplines—whether individually or as part of a collaboration—should submit a 150-word abstract to propose either a 15-minute talk, a 6-minute presentation, or a piece for a poster session/creative exhibition which will make up a large part of the content for this symposium.
big-data … wearables … ubiquitous computing … navigation … education … medical practice … health … serious games … information design … ontologies … cyborgs … actor network theory … new materialism … neuroscience … ethnography … artificial intelligence … textiles … robotics … product design … interface design … biological systems … sustainability … tactical media … cognition … mapping … genetics … bio art … sci-art … visualization … molecular modeling … quantified self … smart homes … surveillance … public policy … human-centered design … privacy … generative art/design … cybernetics … information visualization … data journalism … interaction … immersive experiences … integration … social media … citizen science
Supported by the Sackler Foundation and Google
North American graduate students enrolled in masters and doctoral programs across all disciplines
Monday, March 12, 2018: Student Fellows Symposium
Tuesday, March 13, 2018: Sackler Colloquium Day 1
Wednesday, March 14, 2018: Sackler Colloquium Day 2
November 15, 2017
– We will select 50–60 graduate students to
participate in the symposium
– Students can apply to give a 15-minute talk, a
6-minute talk, or participate in a poster session/
creative exhibition
– Selected students will be considered for travel
stipends depending on distance traveled
– All selected students will receive free registration for all three days of events, including dinners on Sunday and Monday, plus three lunches
– Selected students are expected to fully attend all three days of events
We will finalize student selections and stipends
by December 1, 2017.


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