SIANA 2009 or the international week-long conferences showcasing digital and alternative art forms. SIANA 2009 takes place in three distinct venues on three different continents. From 23rd-28 March 2009 in Evry – France, from 29th June to 4th July in Belo Horizonte – Brazil, from 5th-12th October in Nanchang (Jangxi) – ChinaSIANA 2009 offers not only an exhibition of contemporary digital works and performing arts but also daily conferences and workshops on the evolving nature of digital art and its uses.
The 2009 theme is Imagining digital technologies
Discussions will be concentrating on the wide-ranging representations and socio-cultural manifestations in digital art. How do innovative technologies manage to establish themselves and why are they adopted by users? What is the role of imagination, myth and society in this uptake? How does art and technology combine in the process? What aspects of local culture play a part in the artistic composition?
SIANA 2009 offers a varied conference programme as well as a platform for contributions from current research projects.
In its call for papers SIANA 2009 will give priority to scientific communications dealing with the role of the imagination in digital technologies. Other proposals which concern the digital and alternative arts are however very welcome.
Proposals for papers should be in the form of a detailed abstract (two pages) or a completed paper, either in French or English. These should sent by email by the 20th November, 2008
About SIANA 2009
Hosts of the Third International Week of Digital and Alternative Arts (SIANA) in France are:
· TELECOM & Management SudParis, a leading French public higher education and research institute whose School of Management specialises in ICT research
· Théâtre de l’Agora, Theatrical venue with national reputation, Evry, Val d’Essonne
· The city of Evry, regional capital and cultural centre of the Val d’Essonne
This annual event provides a week-long venue for lively encounters, discovery and exchanges in the digital arts fields.
A unique gathering where researchers, students, artists, high tech companies and other groups interested in contemporary digital art forms get together with each other and with developers and those concerned with art administration.
Hosts and co-organisers of SIANA 2009 in Belo Horizonte , Brazil are
· L’Université Fédérale de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
· La compagnie Luna Lunera
Hosts and co-organisers of SIANA 2009 in Nanchang, China are
· The city of Nanchang
· Tellhow Sci-Tech