Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2023.
xCoAx 2023: 11th International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X
xCoAx is an exploration of the intersection where computational tools and media meet art and culture, in the form of a multi-disciplinary enquiry on aesthetics, computation, communication and the elusive X factor that connects and characterises them all.
The focus of xCoAx is on the unpredictable overlaps between creative freedom and algorithmic rules, between human nature and machine technology, aimed towards new directions in aesthetics.
xCoAx has been an occasion for international audiences to exchange ideas in search for interdisciplinary synergies between computer scientists, artists, media practitioners, and theoreticians at the thresholds between digital arts and culture.
Since starting in 2013 in Bergamo, xCoAx has taken place in Porto, Glasgow, Bergamo again, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Graz, online, and Coimbra. xCoAx 2023 will take place in Konstanz, Germany. We will closely monitor the evolving situation with CoViD-19 and will be ready to move the event online, but as of now we aim for a fully on-site, in-person event.
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2023
Dates: 5-7 July 2023
Location: Konstanz, Germany
xCoAx 2023 calls for papers, artworks, performances and research works-in-progress by scholars, artists, performers and students, working on any of its multi-disciplinary facets.
You are invited to submit theoretical, practical or experimental research work in the form of papers, artworks, and performances, on a range of topics that includes but is not limited to the following:
Please submit a paper (3.000 to 6.000 words, excluding references) following the formatting in the Word template at http://xcoax.org
Revision of papers will be double-blind. Please make sure that the PDF file is completely anonymised (i.e. omits author-related information in the body of text or as explicit self-citations, notes and bibliography). Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and authors will hold a 15-minute presentation at xCoAx 2023.
Proposals should provide a clear description of the work in the form of a document including the following:
The document must follow the formatting in the Word template at http://xcoax.org. Revision of proposals will be single-blind. All accepted works will be part of the exhibition and featured on the xCoAx 2023 website and the artists will hold a 5-minute presentation at xCoAx 2023. Part of the exhibition will take place at the Leica Gallery in Konstanz, which will be especially dedicated to artworks with a conceptual connection to photography and image making or processing techniques. The proceedings will publish the abstract, the main text, and at least one featured image of the artwork provided by the authors. Should the circumstances and the logistics of xCoAx 2023 change due to unforeseen causes, an alternative solution will be proposed by the Organising Committee.
Proposals should provide a clear description of the performance in the form of a document including the following:
The document must follow the formatting in the Word template at http://xcoax.org. Revision of proposals will be single-blind. Accepted works will be part of the program and featured on the xCoAx 2023 website and the authors will hold a 5-minute presentation at xCoAx 2023. The proceedings will publish the abstract, the main text, and at least one featured image of the performance provided by the authors. Should the circumstances and the logistics of xCoAx 2023 change due to unforeseen causes, an alternative solution will be proposed by the Organising Committee.
For each accepted submission, one author will have to register with full registration (for authors with academic affiliation) or with reduced registration (for authors without academic affiliation) before March 31.
Attending co-authors and audience members will have to register with reduced registration before July 5.
Konstanz is a southern German city on Lake Constance (Bodensee), where Germany, Switzerland and Austria meet.
The nearest international airports to Konstanz are Zurich (1 hour by train from Konstanz), Stuttgart (2 hours), and Frankfurt am Main (4 hours). Low-cost airlines fly to Friedrichshafen (1 hour by boat, 1 ½ hours by train) (Ryanair) and to Memmingen (2 ½ hours by train) (Wizzair). Please refer to this guide prepared by the University of Konstanz: https://www.uni-konstanz.de/en/international-office/study-in-konstanz/preparation/travel-to-konstanz/