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[Nettime-bold] cast01: Symposium on Communication of Art, Science and Technology

call for participation / submission deadline 31.05.2001 / Schloss
Birlinghoven, Sankt Augustin (Bonn), 21-22.09.2001

cast01: Symposium on Communication of Art, Science and Technology

We invite you to participate in the cast01 symposium on intersections of
artistic, cultural, technological and scientific issues of:

Living in Mixed Realities

What does it mean to live, play and work in a world shaped and perceived
through digital media, networks and architectures of real-virtual space?

The development of complex communication spaces, life environments and
economic models is an interplay of technical, social, and artistic
forces - Mixed Realities of Art, Science and Technology.

The design of a Mixed Reality Architecture, which connects processes in
virtual space to the social environments and cultural practices of real
places, presents challenges to technologists, scientists and artists
alike. In such an architecture the basic design elements are networked
structures for new forms of collaborative work and knowledge discovery,
human-centred interaction and awareness, media spaces and advanced

At cast01 scientists will present technologies and infrastructures that
address these challenges. Artists will present aesthetic concepts of
digital culture and new interactive media formats. cast01 is an
invitation for a discussion between artistic practices and the forefront
of research and development of information technologies.

cast01 is organised by and by the GMD - German National
Research Center for Information Technology. It is supported by the
German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (bmb+f) and by the
European Commission.

Monika Fleischmann / Wolfgang Strauss
MARS - Exploratory Media Lab
GMD - Institute for Media Communication
Schloss Birlinghoven
D-53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany

On September 21-22, 2001 cast01 will present inspiring media art and
innovative research projects from the EU Information Society
Technologies programme (IST). Semantic Web, Mixed Reality, Advanced
Interfaces and Future Media Spaces are only some of the topics that
symbolise the influence of information technology on patterns of life
and work in a networked society. cast01 explores the ways in which Next
Generation Internet can be understood, explored and supported through
creative interdisciplinary practices.

cast01 invites submissions of inspiring research, technological
development and artistic production. Proposed contributions may be in
the form of research papers and artistic presentations as well as
blueprints and posters of developing ideas. Researchers, artists,
theorists, practitioners and entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit
interdisciplinary projects and critical reflections on the merging of
the virtual and the real.

* Agents, Avatars and Narrative Intelligence
* Advanced and Performative Interfaces, Displays and Sensors
* Awareness and Knowledge Discovery
* Collaborative Media Spaces and Interactive Environments
* Community Systems, Cooperative Platforms, Portals and Channels
* Distributed Systems and Parallel Architectures for the Web
* Distribution of Content and Multimedia Services
* Enabling Technologies, Authoring Tools, Artistic Software
* Interactive Streaming, Intermedia Formats, Interactive TV
* Knowledge & Memory Spaces, Cultural Archives
* Metadata and Application Delivery (XML, VRML, MPEG-4, MPEG-7)
* Network Games, Virtual Theatre, Virtual Exhibitions
* Next Generation Internet and Emergent Technologies
* Signal Processing and Mixed Reality
* Tracking and Tracing People, Homes, Ambience

Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2001
Camera-ready papers: July 15, 2001
Symposium Registration Deadline: July 31, 2001

The symposium languages are both English and German with simultaneous

Accepted papers and blueprints will be published in the symposium
proceedings, in English. A special issue of -
(e-)Journal of Art, Design and Innovation Research will be published
with cast01 symposium best papers.

The best paper, artistic presentation, blueprint, poster and student
presentation will be honored with the cast01 award.

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