Montreal Digital Spring (Printemps numérique) is excited to be hosting ISEA2020 / MTL connect to be held from May 19 to 24, 2020 in Montreal, Canada.
ISEA2020 turns towards the theme of Sentience. Sentience describes the ability to feel or perceive. To be sentient is thus to be “capable of feeling,” from the Latin sentientem (nominative sentiens) while “feeling,” the present participle of sentire “to feel,” refers to “being conscious” of something. To feel or perceive something at first seems to suggest that sentience is a uniquely human trait. Yet, sentience implies sensing the world and acting on it across all entities — animal, plant, mineral, environment or machine — rather than cutting things into binaries: human/non-human, animate/inanimate, alive/dead, human/machine, nature/technology.
We ask: why sentience? Why and how does sentience matter?
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
ISEA2020 invites artists, designers, scholars, researchers, innovators and creators to participate in the various activities deployed from May 19 to 24, 2020.
How to submit: please fill in the forms and follow the instructions.
The final submissions deadline is NOVEMBER 25, 2019. Here are the categories:
- WORKSHOP and TUTORIAL
- ARTISTIC WORK
- FULL / SHORT PAPER
- ARTIST TALK
- INSTITUTIONAL PRESENTATION
Note: you can apply for several categories. All profiles are welcome. Notifications of acceptance will be sent around January 13, 2020.
Registration is now available to assist to ISEA2020, from May 19 to 24, 2020. Book today your Full Pass and get the early-bird rate! Student rate is also available.