::fibreculture:: Transformations Journal CFP: Thinking in the Art-Science Nexus

Grayson Cooke Grayson.Cooke at scu.edu.au
Thu Sep 18 12:07:19 CEST 2014

CFP: Thinking in the Art-Science Nexus

 The arts and the sciences have a complex history of both conflict and entanglement; while disciplinary fiefdoms and the strictures of grant funding bodies have often sought their separation, the immensely fruitful exchange currently happening in the space where art meets science suggests other possibilities. The art-science nexus has been revitalised by new thinking in neurobiology, biotechnology as well as quantum physics, sweeping away mechanistic ideas of isolated subject-object encounters, and replacing them with force fields, immanence, affect and becoming. New methodologies and ways of knowing emerge as scientific objects and processes inform, and are informed by, aesthetic and cultural realms. This issue of Transformations seeks submissions that address this growing interest in the art-science nexus and the new knowledges and forms that arise from this connection.

Possible topics include:

* Critique and/or method in the arts and sciences
* Life and art in the new biosciences
* The appropriation of biosciences in the humanities
* The virtual as a concept in the sciences and the arts
* Particular case studies of creative work (artists, writers, poets, film makers etc.) that reflect on or appropriate science
* Creative practice as a mode of critical intervention in the biosciences
* Media representations of developments in the biosciences
* New methods and processes in art/science interaction
* First-hand accounts of art/science collaboration
* Aesthetics of biocybernetic design
* Historical perspectives on the art-science nexus in philosophy and critical thought
* Non-western perspectives on Western science discourse
* Philosophy of science
* Nature philosophy

Abstracts (200-400 words): due 31 October 2014, with a view to submit articles by 27 February 2015.
Abstracts should be forwarded to: editor at transformationsjournal.org

View Transformations online: http://www.transformationsjournal.org
Editors for this issue: Warwick Mules, Elizabeth Stephens, Erika Kerruish, Grayson Cooke

Dr Grayson Cooke
Course Coordinator BMedia
Director of Higher Degree Research Training
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157
East Lismore NSW 2480
Ph: +61 2 6620 3839
CRICOS Provider: 01241G

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