Deadline: 28 February 2017
Call for entries

Interdisciplinary Conference
TABOO – TRANSGRESSION – TRANSCENDENCE in Art & Science
26-28 May 2017
Ionian University, Corfu Greece

2. Deadline:
• Deadline for submitting abstracts and short CV: until February 28, 2017
• Response date in case of acceptance: until March 31, 2017
• Conference programme announcement: until April 10, 2017
• Deadline for submitting draft text and presentation file: until April 23, 2017
• Conference schedule date: May 26-28, 2017
• Deadline for submitting final text for proceedings: July 15, 2017

3. Call – outlining text:
Description and topics of the Conference
The Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University organizes for the second year in a row the interdisciplinary conference “Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art & Science”, including theoretical and artwork presentations. In 26-28 May 2017 the conference will take place once more in the island of Corfu.
The conference continues to focus: a) on questions
about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality – as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, b) in the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art. Besides the call for papers and artwork presentation, this year’s conference also includes a call for posters, organized in conjunction with the A-Club of the Planetary Collegium. Art’s playfully transgressive nature offers creative bypasses to the grammar of science and expands the dialogue with its openness to a multiplicity towards the new. Nevertheless, art – albeit its originary affinity with the taboo – is never completely liberated from moral considerations. Deeply involved into this lively discourse on the nature of the taboo, art becomes the very domain of contemporary experimentation with transgression, in order to provoke and sparkle discourse, catalyzing possible forms of transcendence.
Submissions are welcome from all art and research fields with emphasis on filmmaking, illustration, video art, sound art / electroacoustic music, photography, animation, videogames, computer art, installation art, performance art, bio art, net.art, electronic art, robotic art and cutting-edge technology in art research.
Suggested, but not exclusive topics, are those associated, with:
• Chemistry of the mind, natural healers and mind enhancement
• Post gender, transgressive identities and social models
• Cyborg, augmentation and bοdy modification
• Psycho-pharmacology, somatechnology and post-humanism
• Human-like machines, uncanny valley and sex technology
• Biopunk, hybridity and aesthetics of mutation
• Biotechnology, biophysics and music technology
The working languages of the conference are English and Greek. Proposals are submitted for consideration by the members of the scientific & artistic committee. Each proposal should include:
• an abstract (which should be no more than 500 words),
• presentation title,
• author(s)/artist(s) name(s), affiliation(s),
• e-mail address(es),
• up to 5 keywords, along with a short CV /resume (no more than 150 words),
• type of presentation: paper, poster or artwork presentation.

4. Contact adresses/URL
Conference’s Official Website: http://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt/
Submissions must be sent electronically through the EasyChair submissions system for TTT2017 conference:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ttt17.