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TEI 2012 Art Explorations Submission Deadline Extended

The submission deadline for TEI 2012 Art Explorations has been extended to November 30th, 4:59 pm PST 2011.

About TEI Art Explorations

The Art Explorations track at TEI 2012 invites interactive artworks that explore the intersections between rich materiality, sensory & performative interaction and digital and computational expression. The work should be tangibly evocative, thought provoking and content rich. Artworks can employ interactivity through digital installations, technology-enriched fashion and textiles, and interactive products and services. Art Explorations welcomes work from a wide range of practitioners in areas such as interaction design, art, or research, including submissions from students and independent practitioners.

Submissions should meet the following criteria:

• Relevant: The work must have a tangible aspect, in the form of an installation, object or art piece.
• Technological: It must involve computational technology in some aspect of its form or function.
• Aesthetic: It must have an aesthetic element in form of craftsmanship and communicate its message effectively through form, function and emotion.
• Creative: It must be inventive, in its concept, technical architectural or physical form.

Submissions will be selected according to the following criteria:

• Concept: Conceptual quality of the work. Is the work new, appropriate, compelling? Does it provoke or intensify critical reflection? Does the work invent new technical or physical approaches to TEI?
• Execution (craft): Is the work well realized? Is it built and executed to a high standard? Will it be suitable to exhibit at the TEI 2012 conference?
• Aesthetics: Aesthetic quality of the work. Is the material, interaction and concept aesthetically evocative? Does the work invoke, insight or delight the senses? Does it intensify, enchant, amuse or reflect upon subtle, visceral qualities of experience?
• Provocative: Does the work challenge the status quo of art and design theory and practice.

Submissions will be selected from a panel of expert jurors.

Art Explorations can include but are not limited to:

• Art installations involving tactile, sonic, kinetic, and visually rich exposition
• Inventions in robotics, sensing, toys, games and entertainment
• Materially or textile enriched performative or experiential interactivity
• Architectural prototypes experiences and installations

Submission Instructions

Submissions must NOT be anonymous. The two elements to the submissions are:

• a link to a video (hosted on youtube or vimeo) showing the look and feel of the work and highlighting its interactive elements. The video must be no more than 5 minutes in length. Alternately, you can upload your video on the PCS submission system. If submitting your work is not possible in this format, please contact the chairs for alternative video submission instructions.
• a 2-page written description explaining the concept, references and rationale behind the project in ACM SIGCHI extended abstracts landscape format (i.e. the template below). This document must not exceed 10 MB in size.

At the Conference

At the conference, selected Art Explorations will be installed during the demo session. It will be possible to exhibit a poster next to the installation or object. The written description of accepted submissions will be made available on the ACM digital library. There will be no opportunity to modify submitted material after acceptance. TEI 2012 will also post the videos from accepted submissions on www.youtube.com and link directly to this content from the TEI 2012 site. Copyright will remain with authors.

Important Details

For more information, please send email to the Art Exploration Chair:
Thecla Schiphorst – tei2012_artschairs@googlegroups.com

The submission deadline for Art Explorations is November 30th, 4:59 pm PST 2011

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