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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Trandisciplinary Imaging Conference, Istanbul

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Trandisciplinary Imaging Conference, Istanbul

The Third International Conference On Transdisciplinary Imaging At The Intersections Of Art, Science And Culture:
Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics
Pera Museum, Meşrutiyet Caddesi No.65 
Tepebaşı – Beyoğlu – İstanbul
Date: June 26, 27, 28 2014

Deadline for abstracts: Dec 14th 2013

The International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging seeks papers that explore the theme of the cloud and molecular aesthetics. Clouding occurs when information becomes veiled, foggy, fuzzy, obscure or secretive, or when it condenses, blooms and accretes into atmospheres of chaotic turbulence and pressure vectors, into tidal flows and storms. The cloud also is a new formation of data as a global and seemingly immaterial distribution of storage and means of retrieval. This data cloud exists everywhere and yet is nowhere in particular. As with the protocols of bit torrent files, the cloud provides a new concept of sound and image “assembly”, distinct from and beyond the materialist machinic diagrams and the practices of re-mixing or remediation that became characteristic of late twentieth-century and millennial aesthetics. The cloud is not an object but an experience and its particles are the very building blocks of a molecular aesthetic in which we live and act. The 2014 conference seeks papers on:

  • What is the new objectification of the imaged world based around?
  • What are the aesthetic and artistic – the theoretical and the practical – implications of this new topography of data?
  • What alternative idioms exist to critically consider imagery and image making?
  • What is our contemporary understanding of clouding, assembly and camouflage in a post material age?
  • How does the cloud phenomenon precipitate thinking about new ways of curating, publishing and configuring modes of engagement?

The aim of the conference is to bring together artists, theorists , scholars, scientists, historians and curators. The conference invites papers that respond to the above provocation in areas related to: Media Arts, Painting, Drawing, Curating  Installation, Film, Video, Photography, Computer Visualization, Real-time Imaging, Intelligent Systems and Image Science. Participants are asked to consider at least one the following areas in their abstract:

  • Expanded image
  • Remediated image
  • Hypermediacy
  • Expanded film
  • Imaging science
  • Computer Vision
  • Networked Image
  • Immersion
  • Speculative realism

The deadline for abstracts is December 14th, 2013. Abstracts for individual papers should be no longer than 250 words. Please provide full contact details with your abstract. Refereeing of papers will be done by members of an expert review panel (to Australian DEST refereed conference paper standards). All selected peer reviewed papers will be published in the online conference proceedings. 

Please submit by email to conference organiser, Dr Laura Fisher ( 

The conference will be held over three days: June 26, 27, and 28, 2014.   

For more information see:


9 Dec 2013


Conference Chairs

Associate Professor Lanfranco Aceti
Dr Edward Colless
Associate Professor Paul Thomas 

Conference Organizers

Conference Directors: Laura Fisher, Ozden Sahin
Conference Manager: Jonathan Munro