New Constellations: Art, Science and Society

Date: March 17 – 19, 2006
Venue: Sydney, Australia

An international conference charting the ways in which art and science are gravitating towards one another within contemporary culture.

The Conference will present the latest thinking about collaboration between artists and scientists and examine how the worldwide trend towards interdisciplinary engagement is changing the definitions, methodologies and practices they use and how they view the social implications of their work.

Key Speakers:
Ruzena Bajcsy, Immediate Past President, CITRIS (Centre for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society), University of California, Berkeley, California

Elizabeth Grosz, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Visiting Professor of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Steve Kurtz, Founding Member, Critical Art Ensemble; Carnegie Mellon University, Piitsburgh, Pennsylvania

Roger Malina, Chairman, Board, Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology; Co-Chair, International Advisory Board, Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts.

New Constellations is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia. The Conference has grown out of a collaboration between artist Mari Velonaki and The University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics, an Australian Research Council -Australia Council for the Arts Linkage Project. The Conference is supported by Artspace, Australian Network for Art and Technology and Patrick Systems and Technologies and The University of Sydney.