13.0398 conferences: Virtuality in Europe; Design; Electronic Art

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 398.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Ian Butterworth <i.butterworth@ic.ac.uk> (14)
             Subject: Conference: Virtuality in Europe

       [2] From: Ken Friedman <ken.friedman@bi.no> (148)
             Subject: LAST CALL FOR PAPERS -- Doctoral Education in Design

       [3] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (32)
             Subject: 10th International Symposium on Electronic Art

             Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 10:49:48 +0000
             From: Ian Butterworth <i.butterworth@ic.ac.uk>
             Subject: Conference: Virtuality in Europe

    Some Humanist readers may be interested in a Conference:
    "Virtuality in Europe:Trends, Opportunities and Risks" on 23-26 March 2000
    at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, Paderborn, Germany. It is organised by the
    Academia Europaea, the ESRC Virtual Society? Programme and the Heinz Nixdorf
    MuseumsForum. Details can be found at:
    with links to the detailed programme and further links to an on-line
    Registration Form.
    For Further Information contact Peter Colyer, Executive Secretary Academia
    Europaea. Phone: +44 (0) 207 734 5402 Fax: +44 (0) 207 287 5115
    e-mail: acadeuro@compuserve.com
    Professor Ian Butterworth CBE FRS
    Vice-President Academia Europaea

    E-Mail: i.butterworth@ic.ac.uk

             Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 10:50:23 +0000
             From: Ken Friedman <ken.friedman@bi.no>
             Subject: LAST CALL FOR PAPERS -- Doctoral Education in


    Doctoral Education in Design: Foundations for the Future

    An international conference

    La Clusaz, France
    8 - 12 July, 2000

    Organized by

    Norwegian School of Management Nordic Innovation Project
    Design Research Society
    ICS - Interactive Coaching Services

    Co-sponsored by

    The Norwegian School of Management Center for Knowledge Management
    Staffordshire University, Advanced Research Institute

    Conference call:

    The past five years have seen a dramatic growth in all areas of design
    research. New professional demands, emerging research streams, and the new
    educational challenges of the knowledge economy are reshaping the context
    of design. As universities around the world develop models of doctoral
    education in design, the challenges involved mirror these larger forces.

    This conference will focus on four central themes: 1) philosophies and
    theories of design, 2) foundations and methods of design research, 3) form
    and structure for the doctorate in design, 4) the relationship between
    practice and research in design.

    A distinguished international group will meet at Doctoral Education in
    Design to consider these issues. Participants will present findings, debate
    ideas, and propose benchmarks for the future development of the PhD in
    design. Participants will interact and confer in each session and in
    breakout workshops. This conference will encourage significant working
    relationships among participants, leading to research alliances and
    partnership agreements among schools.

    A careful refereeing process will select papers. The number of participants
    will be limited to ensure a high quality international audience positioned
    to make decisions on the future of doctoral education in design within
    their universities. We also believe that such an audience will be able to
    generate a broad dialogue useful to the wider field. Selected papers will
    be published in a conference book.

    Conference sessions:

    Session 1. Philosophies and theories of design. The character and
    epistemology of a field define its parameters. Exploring these issues will
    be a central issue of the next decade for doctoral education in design and
    for design research. We must articulate a philosophy of design that
    considers the general principles under which the phenomena of design are
    comprehended, explained, and structured. Session 1 will address the central
    challenges in the philosophy of science and theory development for the
    field of design.

    Session 2. Foundations and methods of design research. There is no single
    set of research methods for design research. A rich diversity of methods
    has been developed for the field of design and adapted from other fields
    with new methods under development. We have begun to examine the
    foundations of these methods for suitability and rigor. The simultaneous
    location of design research within natural science, social science,
    technology and the humanities poses unique challenges to the issue of
    method. Session 2 will examine these issues and highlight areas of strength
    and weakness in current method and directions for fruitful application..

    Session 3. Form and structure for the doctorate in design. A doctorate in
    design may be awarded in several subject disciplines and involve a range of
    doctoral traditions. Despite differences, there seems to be a common form
    to the PhD project based on a written thesis with an oral defense. While
    many issues in design research and doctoral traditions vary from field to
    field, there is strong consensus on issues of form and structure. Session 3
    will attempt to develop an international consensus statement on appropriate
    forms of PhD study that will be useful at the local level while helping to
    develop the field across national boundaries. The session will also attempt
    to establish international guidelines helpful to directors of doctoral
    programmes and doctoral supervisors. Finally, the session will consider
    issues of program and department structure appropriate to the integrative
    and interdisciplinary nature of doctoral programs in design.

    Session 4. The relationship between practice and research in design. Design
    integrates several fields with different research traditions and competing
    methodological claims. The relationship between theory and practice poses a
    challenging problem for doctoral education in design. Design disciplines
    such as engineering or computer systems have well established doctoral
    traditions. Others, such as industrial design or information design, have
    hardly begun. The relationship between practice and theory is a challenge
    in established fields and new areas. This gives rise to debate on what is
    called "practice-based research." Session 4 will address the general issue
    of the relationship between practice and theory and the specific issue of
    "practice-based research."

    To propose a paper:

    The organizing committee invites proposals for consideration under the four
    conference themes. Proposals should include the names of all authors
    together with institutional affiliations. Please indicate the name of the
    presenting author. Please give a working title; conference theme; summary
    of the presentation; and state how the issues in the proposal affect
    conference themes.

    Proposals should be one A4 page for refereeing. Brief biographies of the
    authors may be added on a second page. Proposals by email only, to:



    18 February 2000: Deadline for proposals.
    18 March 2000: Authors notified.
    9 June 2000: Final papers due.

    On acceptance, authors will be invited to expand proposals for publication
    in the conference proceedings.


    All conference participants will receive three publications.

    The proceedings will be published before the conference. The proceedings
    will be delivered to all participants on arrival. Staffordshire University
    Press will publish the proceedings.

    The record of sessions will transcribe conference dialogue, response to
    papers and open sessions. The record of sessions will be delivered to all
    participants on departure. The Norwegian School of Management Nordic
    Innovation Project will publish the record of sessions.

    Following the conference, selected authors will be invited to revise papers
    into book chapters for a book aimed at an international, audience of
    academic readers and research scholars. The book will be mailed to all
    participants in December 2000. Elsevier will publish the book.

    All three publications are included in the conference fee.


    Our four-star hotel charges 660 French francs per day including gourmet
    meals and all wine at the meals. If two people share a room, the second
    person in the room pays only 330 francs per day. La Clusaz is a beautiful
    resort village in the French Alps with choice location and close proximity
    to Geneva Airport.

    The conference fee will be announced within the next two weeks.

    Six scholarships covering the full conference fee will be provided to
    doctoral candidates willing to help with conference management.

    The working language of the conference is English.


    David Durling, Staffordshire University, UK
    Ken Friedman, Norwegian School of Management, Norway

    International Conference Committee:

    Bruce Archer, Royal College of Art (Professor Emeritus), UK
    Richard Buchanan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Nigel Cross, Open University, UK
    Clive Dilnot, Hong Kong Technical University, China
    John Heskett, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
    Ming-Chyuan Ho, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
    Lorraine Justice, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Klaus Krippendorff, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Kun-Pyo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
    Johan Olaisen, Norwegian School of Management, Norway
    Sharon Poggenpohl, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
    Keith Russell, University of Newcastle, Australia
    Chris Rust, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    Anders Skoe, ICS - Interactive Coaching Services, Switzerland
    Kazuo Sugiyama, Chiba University, Japan
    Cal Swann, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
    Khaldoun Zreik, University of Caen, France


    Ken Friedman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Leadership and Strategic Design Department of Knowledge Management Norwegian School of Management

    +47 Direct line +47 Telefax

    Home office:

    +46 (46) 53.245 Telephone +46 (46) 53.345 Telefax

    email: ken.friedman@bi.no

    --[3]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 10:53:05 +0000 From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de> Subject: 10th International Symposium on Electronic

    Greetings Humanist Groups,

    [A spectacular event..I thought, this might interest you..The SYMPOSIUM on Electronic Art will be on, Digital Art, Interactivity And Generactivity: Transmitters Of New Forms, New Arenas Of Revelation, The Internet foreshadows the interconnection of a multitude of virtual spaces for exchange and expression populated by nomadic communities. Thank you.--Arun Tripathi]

    ---------------------------------------------------------- ISEA2000, 10th International Symposium on Electronic Art Paris, France December 7-10 2000

    CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION Deadline: April 15, 2000

    ISEA2000 is organized by ART3000 in collaboration with ISEA - The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, with the support and the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture and Communication (DDAT, DAP, DAI,CNC, DMDTS), and in partnership with the Forum des images, CICV Pierre Schaeffer Center, Canadian Cultural Center, ACROE and the General Quebec Delegation.

    ISEA2000 <http://www.art3000.com> <http://www.isea.qc.ca> Email : isea2000@art3000.com

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    PRESENTATION ISEA2000 will be a major international event for members of the artistic community involved with new media. It consists of: 1- an international symposium composed of papers and panel sessions, poster sessions, workshops and institutional presentations, 2- a program of exhibitions, concerts, performances, electronic theater, "street scenes" (outdoor activities), 3- and publications.

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