Deadline: 31 January 2021
Call for entries

xCoAx 2021 Call for papers, artworks, performances

Dates & location of event context
Dates: 12-16 July 2021
Location: Online

xCoAx is an exploration of the intersection where computational tools and media meet art and culture, in the form of a multi-disciplinary enquiry on aesthetics, computation, communication and the elusive X factor that connects them all.

The focus of xCoAx is on the unpredictable overlaps between the freedom of creativity and the rules of algorithms, between human nature and machine technology, with the aim to evolve towards new directions in aesthetics.

xCoAx has been an occasion for international audiences to meet and exchange ideas, in search for interdisciplinary synergies among computer scientists, artists, media practitioners, and theoreticians at the thresholds between digital arts and culture. Starting in 2013 in Bergamo, xCoAx has so far taken place also in Porto, Glasgow, Lisbon, Madrid, and Milan.

Due to the CoViD-19 pandemic, xCoAx 2020 was online and, building on that experience, so will be the 2021 edition.

xCoAx 2021’s keynote speakers are philosopher of technology Yuk Hui and new media artist Špela Petrič.

Call for papers, artworks, performances
xCoAx 2021 calls for papers, artworks, performances and research works-in-progress by scholars, artists, performers and students, respectively, working on any of the multi-disciplinary facets of this event, which will take place online from Monday, July 12th to Friday, July 16th 2021.

You are invited to submit theoretical, practical or experimental research work in the form of papers, artworks, and performances, on a range of topics that includes but is not limited to the following:

Algorithms / Systems / Models
Artificial Aesthetics
Artificial Intelligence / Creativity
Audiovisuals / Multimodality
Generative Art / Design
Mechatronics / Physical Computing
Music / Sound Art
Philosophy of Art / of Computation
Technology / Ethics / Epistemology

Important dates

Submission deadline: January 31
Notifications to authors: March 29
Registration deadline for authors: April 12
Delivery of final versions of papers and artwork/performances/symposium abstracts for the proceedings: April 12
Delivery of final versions of multimedia files and video presentations for the website: May 10
Welcome and opening: July 12
Doctoral symposium: July 13
Discussions of artworks and performances: July 14
Discussions of papers: July 15 & 16
Closing party: July 16

entry fee –
For each accepted submission, one author will have to register as below before April 12. Registrations will open after the notifications of the reviews (March 29, 2021).

Author registration: € 100.
Reduced registration: € 25 (for authors without academic affiliation).
Doctoral symposium: € 25.

Attendance to xCoAx 2021 is free and does not require registration.

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