Extended Arts 11th – 21st, July 2013

Extended Arts

11th – 21st, July 2013

Syros island, Greece



Announcements – News



International Conference on Extended Arts (XARTS 2013)


From Virtual to Real 

20-21 July, 2013

University of the Aegean, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Syros, Greece

XARTS 2013 web site


Organizing Committee

Panagiotis Kyriakoulakos, University of the Aegean

Panagiotis Koutsabasis, University of the Aegean

Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean

Iannis Zannos, Ionian University

Theodoros Papatheodorou, Athens School of Fine Arts

Conference Chairs

Maurice Benayoun, City University of Hong-Kong

Roy Ascott, Plymouth University

Anne-Marie Duguet, University of Paris 1

From Virtual to Real

The extended use of digital technologies in physical, biological and artificial environments enables artists to design and implement new forms of Art. Scholars from all over the world will explore these extending possibilities during XARTS 2013 Summer School and Conferences taking place in Syros island from 11-21 of July. The Conference From Virtual to Real is part of this Summer School where researchers cooperating with the PLEIAS and the Planetary Collegium Consortia will present their last findings in Extended Arts subjects.

This call for projects is intended to the artistic and scientific communities interested in Extended Arts.

The topics in XARTS 2013 International Conference include but are not confined to the following areas:

*History of Extended Arts

Digital Art was first confined in the research of specificity aiming at defining a domain that would be recognised as such by the artistic community. Very soon however, the artists explored hybrid solutions to integrate digital media in real or artificial spaces, targeting later the seamless integration of Human, Digital and Physical Activities in Holistic and Systemic Environments. We are interested in papers relating the passages from one era to the next, analysing the works of art and the artistic motivations with a critical thought.

*Theory on Extended Arts

Convergence of the New Media with Bioart, 3D Fabrication and Prototyping, Nanotechnology, Physical Computing, is examined in this conference session. Among the disciplines concerned, Cybernetics, Biosemiotics and Radical Constructivism are confronted in a pluridisciplinary approach. We are interested in papers proposing theoretical models explaining such a convergence, examining multiple parameters of this integration process.

*Artistic Practice

Digital Art, Interactive Art, Immersive Art, Open Art. Extended Arts, a lot of terms aiming at describing the artistic practice are proposed by artists and scholars in the field. In this session we expect papers that describe recent art works (from 2000-now) authored by the artists themselves or the producers of their works in a quest of self analysis of the artistic practice, no matter if it takes a distant approach or not.

* Research in progress

Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals

Important Dates:

Short Paper (Extended Abstract- 500 words maximum): May 30, 2013

Notification of Short Paper Acceptance /Rejection: June 10, 2013

Paper Submission Date: July 10, 2013

Participant(s) Registration: April 23, 2013 to June 23, 2013

Early Bird Attendee Registration Deadline (Authors and Participants): May 30, 2013

Late Bird Attendee Registration Deadline (Authors only): June 23, 2013

Conference Dates: July 10-11, 2013

Please note that attendees that are not accepted as presenters have to pay registration fees for the Conference (20 euros) or the Summer School (150 euros). Conference Presenters are exempted from Conference fees.

For information, send mail to xarts2013@aegean.gr.

The Summer School is supported by the University of the Aegean’s project «The University of the Aegean, the prominent and driving factor for the economic and social growth of the wide Aegean area» of the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”, which is co-funded by European Union (European Social Fund) and National Resources.


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