AMBIENCEZ11 is an international conference, and exhibition, which welcomes researchers and artists/designers/architects to the University of Borås 28-30 November 2011. The Ambience conference focuses on the intersections and interfaces between technology, art and design. The first international conference in the Ambience series was held in Tampere, Finland in 2005.In Tampere 2005 the basic theme was Intelligent ambience, including intelligent textiles, smart garments, intelligent home and living environment. In Borås 2008 it was Smart Textiles Technology & Design and in Borås 2011 it will be the new expressional crossroads where art, design, architecture and technology meet; digital architecture, interaction design, new media art and smart textiles.
With a foundation in artistic practice the conference will be organized as a meeting place where art, design, architect and technology communities can come together to discuss and share ideas on the interfaces between art and technology development; a place where art, design, architecture and technology can meet and interact, to inform each other, and to bring new ideas back to their own community.
The conference is organized by The University of Borås in cooperation with Tampere University of Technology and is a part of the Smart Textiles Initiative