Ngā Mihi / Introduction
Open sharing of methods and materials has been a part of art-making around the world since the invention of pigments for painting the walls of caves.
Today, technology is expanding the boundaries of art in ways that were previously unimaginable. Open source hardware and software has become a foundational building block for a new wave of creative practices, enabling artists and inventors to stand on the shoulders of giants to build on top of emerging platforms, incorporate generative methods and even invent our own tools.
As part of linux.conf.au 2019, we are presenting this single-day, single-track miniconf on Tuesday 22nd January, exploring the creative and expressive uses of technology to make things that are beautiful, interesting, surprising and sometimes even useful.
Call for Proposals
We’re looking for proposals from artists, engineers, scientists, designers, crafters and hobbyists who are using open source technologies and creating interesting things in areas such as:
- computational creativity
- generative and data-driven art
- audio synthesis and music production
- videogames, art toys and interactive fiction
- textiles, fashion design, crafting
- technology in indigenous arts
- graphics and animation
- augmented, mixed, and virtual reality
- 3-D printing, electronics, robotics
How to Submit
The call for proposals is now open! To submit a proposal, create a new account or log in to an existing account on linux.conf.au, go to the Dashboard area and follow the instructions under New Proposal, or follow this direct link to the submission form for an Art + Tech Talk.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like help with your submission.
Alongside the talks, we are planning a pop-up exhibition/expo of artworks and projects from the miniconf speakers, giving conference attendees an opportunity to explore the works up close and talk to the artists and makers. This will be held at the University of Canterbury on Thursday 24th of January. The exibition is completely optional for miniconf speakers but if you do want to participate, please opt-in when you submit your proposal.
Tickets & Financial Assistance
linux.conf.au is a community run conference. All presenters are required to purchase a ticket to attend. We are working with the organisers to potentially make a ‘miniconf only’ ticket available but we are unable to confirm this yet.
There may also be limited financial assistance available to cover expenses for speakers. We will try to accommodate as many requests for assistance as possible within our limited budget.
Organisers & Contact
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.