CFP: Subtle Technologies Festival 2011

In 2011 The Subtle Technologies Festival celebrates its 14th year of bringing people together to promote wonder, incite creativity and spark innovation across disciplines.  Through symposia, exhibitions, workshops, screenings and performances they provide a forum to pose and explore questions and inspire work at the intersection of art, science and technology. Next year’s festival takes place from June 2 – 5, 2011 in Toronto. For our 2011 event they are excited to be broadening the scope of our programming  from a specific theme to be inclusive of  all subjects that bridge art and science. As knowledge becomes specialized, compartmentalized and tagged it becomes more urgent to step back and look at seemingly unconnected artistic practices and fields of research to find new bridges and networks between them. They are interested in hearing successful stories from artists and scientists working together. They are equally interested in hearing about some of the issues that prevent disciplines from having stronger collaborations. What does the future hold in terms of interdisciplinary work? What approaches can we take to foster inter-cultural exchanges  when it comes to science or technology based work?  How do we make complex scientific systems more accessible to artists as tools for creating new work?