3 June 2007

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Arts and Technology

International Journal of Arts and Technology - to begin publication in 2008 - will publish high quality research and artworks that advance state-of-the-art contributions in the area of the arts and new technologies. The focus is on the multi-disciplinary emerging area of computational art. With the evolution of intelligent devices, sensors and ambient intelligent/ubiquitous systems, it is not surprising to see many research projects starting to explore the design of intelligent artistic artefacts. This is a new multi-disciplinary area that is still in its infancy. Ambient intelligence(AmI) supports the vision that technology will become invisible, embedded in our natural surroundings, present whenever we need it, attuned to all our senses, adaptive to users and context and autonomously acting. High quality information and content must be available to any user, anywhere, at any time, and on any device.

Movements such as Dada or experiences like Happening or Performance Art were mainly focused on dissolving the barriers between art and life, actor and spectator. AmI technologies aim to bring art to the ordinary people while offering to the artists a creative tool to extend the grammar of the traditional arts. The information environments will be the major drivers of culture.

Papers are encouraged on any topic related to art, technology or the philosophical issues raised by attempts to bridge the gap between art and science. In general, we believe that it is necessary to combine humanism (humanists) and technology (technologists), a mixture of science and art towards a science of general morphology, which will express the universal totality and necessity of human existence. This existence should not be exhausted either on an emotional level or on a logical level.

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