Call for Submission: Emerging Technologies (Siggraph Asia)
We live in a world of unprecedented complexity, where humanity, nature, and technology must adapt to rapidly changing conditions. Digital technology can provide new answers to these challenges, but it can also pose new problems.
Our technology has become so powerful we can now control the genetic makeup of living organisms and cause holes in the ozone layer. Yet some of the most impressive breakthroughs in art and technology happen by considering the gaps and opportunities in the existing landscape - by adapting what we know to what might be. Now, as the world evolves with exponential speed, we need artists and scientists to show us the infinite possibilities of adaptation.
Emerging Technologies is a showcase for innovations that will change the way we work, live, and play. For SIGGRAPH Asia 2009, we are seeking works that show how digital technology adapts, or can help us adapt, to a world in flux. Adaptation can have many meanings, from machines that repair themselves under stress to technologies that help humans survive in adverse conditions. Adaptations can also be unexpected or unwanted. We are particularly interested in seeing examples of how computer graphics and interactive techniques are evolving to adapt to new conditions: technical, social, environmental, or something else entirely.
Emerging Technologies Jury:
Lars Erik Holmquist
Swedish Institute of Computer Science and Södertörn University
HIT Lab New Zealand
MIT Media Lab
USC Institute for Creative Technologies
New York University
The University of Tokyo
University of California, Berkeley
University of Duisburg-Essen