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Call for Applications – Summer 2016 Programs at School of Machines, Making, and Make-Believe

The School of Machines, Making, and Make-Believe is thrilled to announce our open call for applications! Our four-week intensive summer programs will focus on three main areas: computer vision, machine learning for artists, and virtual reality. http://schoolofma.org/programs/

Leading figures in the fields of new-media art and technology will unite in Berlin to lead the full-time programs, which have in the past drawn attendees from as far away as Brazil, Mexico, India, and the US, as well as from several countries throughout Europe.

Visit our website to learn more and submit an application: http://schoolofma.org.

In addition, we're excited to offer two scholarships per program to cover tuition cost for refugee applicants with some experience in the areas of art and technology. If you know persons who may be interested in applying, please forward this email!

TOPICS | PROGRAM DATES::
See Or Be Seen (topic: Computer Vision): 6 June - 1 July
The Neural Aesthetic (topic: AI & Machine Learning for Artists): 4 July - 29 July
Virtual Fictions: (topic: Storytelling & Virtual Reality): 1 August - 26 August

Second Early application deadline: 2 May
Regular application deadline: Program Begin

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Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/schoolofmachines

School of Machines, Making & Make Believe is a uniquely curated School born in Berlin, Germany in 2014, keen on inventing one-of-a-kind hands-on learning experiences in the areas of art, technology, design, and human connection. We embrace art, creativity and exploring the latest technology and ourselves with humility and curiosity.

We teach tangible skills like how to code, work with electronics and use digital fabrication tools while exploring concepts, narrative and play. Our goal is to help people take the fantastical ideas inside their heads out into the physical realm to further their artistic practice or to help wrestle out the confidence to begin one. We teach technology to artists and design, creativity, and art to the technology community.

 

Upcoming Events: IMRC at University of Maine

Located on the University of Maine Campus the Innovative Media, Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC Center), at Stewart Commons, is a 15,000+ square foot facility provides comfortable, state of the art prototyping facilities, audio and video production spaces, a resource library, performance and installation spaces, classrooms, and offices. IMRC is outfitted with a variety of tools and equipment, including a full shop, 3D printers and 3D scanner, computer controlled machine tools, a cutting and engraving laser, plastic vacuum former, large format printers, a range of design and production software, electronics workbenches, video and still cameras, audio recording and mixing equipment, and a variety of tools for supporting interactive environments and installations.

Opened in 2013, the IMRC Center is a hub for learning, creating and producing. It is the most recent of the portfolio of the University of Maine’s facilities that support innovation and economic development. The IMRC Center is supported by a range of expert instructors and a community of collaborators. Visit http://www.imrccenter.com/, where you can find information on the facility, programs and events.

The IMRC has several upcoming events:

FREE movie night at IMRC Center: "Fantastic Planet" On Tuesday, April 5 at 7p.m. the IMRC will host a free and public screening of Fantastic Planet as a part of Tuesday’s at the IMRC, the UMaine Intermedia MFA program’s visiting artist lecture series. Fantastic Planet  is a 1973 cutout stop motion science fiction film by French writer and artist René Laloux. The animated epic that is by turns surreal and lovely, fantastic and graceful, can be seen as allegorical of the relationship between various groups of humans, as well as between humans and animals, drawing on the themes of racism and speciesism. Fantastic Planet is recognizable for its dreamy, psychedelic imagery, that is backed by a soundtrack composed by Alain Goraguer.

Experimental Avant-Garde Music Performance at UMaine: Experimental avant-garde musician id m theft able will perform for the UMaine community on Tuesday, April 12 at 7p.m. as a part of Tuesdays at the IMRC. This concert is free and open to the public. id m theft able performs within and without the realms of noise, avant improvisation, sound poetry, and performance using voice, found objects, electronics, and whatever else is available. He has given hundreds of performances across 4 continents in settings ranging from the humblest of squats to the fanciest of festivals. The hear samples of id m theft able’s work, visit https://idmtheftable.bandcamp.com

FREE Brown Bag Workshop Series: The IMRC invites you to participate in a free workshop series utilizing the unique array of technology that the IMRC has to offer to the residents of the state of Maine. The IMRC serves as a technology and start up incubator for our local communities by providing training and and opening up access to cutting edge technology. This workshop series is free and will run on Thursdays and Fridays at 12:00pm from April 7 - April 29th. Feel free to bring your lunch! Topics covered will include 3D scanning and printing, textile art, photo and video, social media, music and sound, video editing and much more. For a complete list of workshops and sign up information, please visit http://www.imrccenter.com/workshops.

 

2nd Call For Papers : International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO15)

We would like to announce the second Call for Papers for the International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO15) located co-located with ISEA2015 at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Canada August 14-15 2015.

People who are attending ISEA2015 will have a reduced registration fee for MOCO. 

We will have 3 keynotes spanning Dance theory, Neuroscience, and Computer Science

We will also organize a highly acclaimed dance and technology performance by the french Company Adrien M | Claire B, called "Hanakai"

http://www.am-cb.net/projets/hakanai/

Submission deadline: 31st of March 2015 (5:00pm PST)

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=International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO15)
> Intersecting Art, Meaning, Cognition, Technology

August 14-15 2015, Vancouver Canada
Simon Fraser University

http://moco.iat.sfu.ca/

=======================================

Building on the success of the first International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO’14) at IRCAM, we are happy to announce the second edition, MOCO’15 at Simon Fraser University. MOCO’15 will be co-located with ISEA2015 (http://isea2015.org/)

MOCO aims to gather academics and practitioners interested in the computational study, modeling, representation, segmentation, recognition, classification, or generation of movement information. We invite participants interested in exploring how movement experience can contribute to computational knowledge through movement modeling and representation. We welcome researchers that are positioned within emerging interdisciplinary domains between art & science.

While human movement itself focuses on bodily experience, developing computational models for movement requires abstraction and representation of lived embodied cognition. Selecting appropriate models between movement and its rich personal and cultural meanings remains a challenge in movement interaction research. This two day workshop seeks to explore an equal and richly nuanced epistemological partnership between movement experience and movement cognition and computational representation.

This second edition of MOCO will bring together people working in interdisciplinary intersections of Human Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Affective Computing, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Artists from Media Art, Choreography, Composition, Dance and Design. The workshop aims at promoting scientific and artistic collaborations within this inter-disciplinary boundary. It will offer opportunities to disseminate emerging research works through presentations, demonstrations, and group discussions.

= Keynote Speakers
=======================================

* Scott de la Hunta, Coventry University, School of Art and Design.

* Miriam Spering, University of British Columbia, Medicine and Neuroscience.

* Sidney Fels, University of British Columbia, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

= Suggested Topics
=======================================

 * Expressive movement-based interaction
 * Machine learning for movement 
 * Modeling movement qualities
 * Gestural control
 * Movement generation 
 * Movement and sound interaction
 * Sensori-motor learning with audio/visual feedback
 * Embodied cognition and movement 
 * Visualizing movement 
 * Modeling kinaesthetic empathy 
 * Somatic practice and design 
 * Whole-body interaction
 * Expressive movement analysis and synthesis
 * Design for movement in digital art 
 * Semantic models for movement representation
 * Laban Movement Studies and computation
 * Dance and neuroscience
 * Biosensing, biocontrol and movement
 * Movement expression in avatar, artificial agents, virtual humans or robots.
 * Music and movement
 * Movement computation in ergonomics, sports, and health

= Participation to the workshop
=======================================

The workshop is an opportunity to present a research or a collaborative work. Participants will have the possibility to make a presentation of the results of their research on one of the themes of the workshop, and to interact with their scientific, artistic peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.
If you are interested in an oral presentation of your work, please submit a paper and/or a demo and/or a poster.  

= Submission
=======================================
The submission categories are:
• Long paper with oral presentation (8 pages maximum) 
• Research note with oral presentation (4 pages maximum)
• Short paper with poster presentation (2 pages maximum)
• Demonstration (one of the above paper 2 pages minimum + Demo proposal form).

All submissions should be PDF and use the MOCO’15 template – adapted from ACM SIGCHI template 
http://moco.iat.sfu.ca/authors/

Authors can submit a demonstration proposal in addition to any paper submission by adding the Demo proposal form as supplementary material to their submission. They have to provide the demo proposal form with a link to a video about the work. The demo proposal form is mandatory for all demo submissions and must include technical set-up and space requirements.

Online submission: All submissions must be done through EasyChair
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=moco15

All submission must be anonymous and will be peer-reviewed. The MOCO proceedings will be indexed and published in the ACM digital library.  

= Important Dates:
=======================================
Submission deadline: 31st of March 2015 (5:00pm PST)

Notification: 1st of May 2015
Early bird registration: 1st june 2015
Early program: 31st June 2015

= Venue
=======================================

Simon Fraser University, Woodward's, 
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Canada. 
http://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards.html

MOCO15 will be  co-located with ISEA2015 (http://isea2015.org/)

= Workshop Chairs
=======================================
 * Thecla Schiphorst, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
 * Philippe Pasquier, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
 * Sarah Fdili Alaoui, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
 * Frederic Bevilacqua, Ircam, Paris, France
 * Jules Françoise, Ircam, Paris, France

Contact email: moco15@easychair.org

= Local Organization Committee
=======================================
> School of Interactive Arts and Technology

 * Thecla Schiphorst, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
 * Philippe Pasquier, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
 * Sarah Fdili Alaoui, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada

 
Dr Sarah Fdili Alaoui
Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology

Simon Fraser University

 
@saralaoui

International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO15)

> Intersecting Art, Meaning, Cognition, Technology 

August 14-15 2015, Vancouver Canada
Simon Fraser University

http://moco.iat.sfu.ca/

=======================================

We have decided to extended the submission deadline to 31 March 2015

2nd Call For Papers also Listed with updated deadline

=======================================

Building on the success of the first International Workshop on Movement and Computing (MOCO’14) at IRCAM, we are happy to announce the second edition, MOCO’15 at Simon Fraser University. MOCO’15 will be co-located with ISEA2015 (http://isea2015.org/)

MOCO aims to gather academics and practitioners interested in the computational study, modeling, representation, segmentation, recognition, classification, or generation of movement information. We invite participants interested in exploring how movement experience can contribute to computational knowledge through movement modeling and representation. We welcome researchers that are positioned within emerging interdisciplinary domains between art & science. 

While human movement itself focuses on bodily experience, developing computational models for movement requires abstraction and representation of lived embodied cognition. Selecting appropriate models between movement and its rich personal and cultural meanings remains a challenge in movement interaction research. This two day workshop seeks to explore an equal and richly nuanced epistemological partnership between movement experience and movement cognition and computational representation.

This second edition of MOCO will bring together people working in interdisciplinary intersections of Human Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Affective Computing, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Artists from Media Art, Choreography, Composition, Dance and Design. The workshop aims at promoting scientific and artistic collaborations within this inter-disciplinary boundary. It will offer opportunities to disseminate emerging research works through presentations, demonstrations, and group discussions.

= Suggested Topics
=======================================

  * Expressive movement-based interaction
  * Machine learning for movement
  * Modeling movement qualities
  * Gestural control
  * Movement generation
  * Movement and sound interaction
  * Sensori-motor learning with audio/visual feedback
  * Embodied cognition and movement
  * Visualizing movement
  * Modeling kinaesthetic empathy
  * Somatic practice and design
  * Whole-body interaction
  * Expressive movement analysis and synthesis
  * Design for movement in digital art
  * Semantic models for movement representation
  * Laban Movement Studies and computation
  * Dance and neuroscience
  * Biosensing, biocontrol and movement
  * Movement expression in avatar, artificial agents, virtual humans or robots.
  * Music and movement
  * Movement computation in ergonomics, sports, and health

= Participation to the workshop
=======================================

The workshop is an opportunity to present a research or a collaborative work. Participants will have the possibility to make a presentation of the results of their research on one of the themes of the workshop, and to interact with their scientific, artistic peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.
If you are interested in an oral presentation of your work, please submit a paper and/or a demo and/or a poster.  

= Submission
=======================================
The submission categories are:
    •    Long paper with oral presentation (8 pages maximum)
    •    Research note with oral presentation (4 pages maximum)
    •    Short paper with poster presentation (2 pages maximum)
    •    Demonstration (one of the above paper 2 pages minimum + Demo proposal form).

All submissions should be PDF and use the MOCO’15 template – adapted from ACM SIGCHI template
http://moco.iat.sfu.ca/authors/

Authors can submit a demonstration proposal in addition to any paper submission by adding the Demo proposal form as supplementary material to their submission. They have to provide the demo proposal form with a link to a video about the work. The demo proposal form is mandatory for all demo submissions and must include technical set-up and space requirements.

Online submission: All submissions must be done through EasyChair
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=moco15

All submission must be anonymous and will be peer-reviewed. The MOCO proceedings will be indexed and published in the ACM digital library.  

= Important Dates:
=======================================
Submission deadline: 31st of March 2015 (5:00pm PST)

Notification: 1st of May 2015
Early bird registration: 1st june 2015
Early program: 31st June 2015

= Venue
=======================================

Simon Fraser University, Woodward's,
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Canada.
http://www.sfu.ca/sfuwoodwards.html

MOCO15 will be  co-located with ISEA2015 (http://isea2015.org/)

= Workshop Chairs
=======================================
  * Thecla Schiphorst, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
  * Philippe Pasquier, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
  * Sarah Fdili Alaoui, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
  * Frederic Bevilacqua, Ircam, Paris, France
  * Jules Françoise, Ircam, Paris, France

Contact email: moco15@easychair.org

= Local Organization Committee
=======================================
> School of Interactive Arts and Technology

  * Thecla Schiphorst, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
  * Philippe Pasquier, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada
  * Sarah Fdili Alaoui, SIAT, SFU, Vancouver, Canada