TEI 2014

Call for Arts Track Submissions

Important Dates

• October 10, 2013: Arts Track Submissions Deadline
• November 22, 2013: Notification of Acceptance

General Infos

Our daily life is characterized by an increasing quantity of digital
data, global networking and changes in the equilibrium on our planet
Earth. We face significant questions about personal and social context.
There is growing sensory-rich data from biometric, health, neo-analog,
DIY culture and geophysical sensing that expands our ability to augment
or shift our perspectives and our knowledge. As we reconsider our
identity within the internet of things, how can we incorporate the
tangible, embodied and embedded technologies that bring awareness to
ourselves as individuals and as communities.

The Arts Track at TEI 2014 is looking for artworks whose concepts
reflect our sensory connection with each other and with ourselves. We
invite interactive artworks exploring physical, digital, and networked
connections, artworks that represent our embodied potential through the
world of data that only exists in our imagination, and artworks that
offer haptic and multisensory experiences in the dialog with them.

Artworks can range from digital interactive installations to all sorts
of tangible, embedded and embodied experiments.

Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:

• Designing artwork by physical interaction, traditional crafts and
digital design tools, fashion, robotics, and kinetic sculptures. The
extension of design language by programming, the return to the
materiality in digital artwork.

• The internet of things. The compensation of loss of orientation in
digital age, parallel society and new states in the virtual world,
virtual communities or the neighbor from next door, human needs and the
global data space.

• The quantified self and its reflection in increasing amounts of
data, aspects of quality, selection and credibility.

• Our planet and our sustainable relationship with it.

The Arts Track welcomes work from a wide range of practitioners in
areas such as interaction design, engineering, fine arts, research or
art, including submissions from students and independent practitioners.

Preparing the Submission

Submissions will include a short (5 minute maximum) video documenting
the artwork and a short (2-page Extended Abstract template) paper in PDF
format that will appear in the TEI Proceedings and will be indexed in
the Extended Abstracts portion of the ACM Digital Library. Successful
submissions will also be invited to present their work at the main
conference during the Demonstration Session which can include an
accompanying Poster, giving their work wider visibility in the TEI

Submissions should meet the following criteria:

• Relevant: The work must have a tangible aspect, in the form of an
installation, object or art piece.

• Technological: It must involve computational technology in some
aspect of its form or function.

• Artistic: It must operate significantly and compellingly through its
formal, emotional, conceptual, experiential, relational and contextual

• Creative: It must be innovative, in its technical architectural or
physical form and concept.

All proposals must be submitted electronically via e-mail to Arts Track
Chairs Karin Guminski and Thecla Schiphorst

Please note that the maximum size of your submission (PDF) should not
exceed 10 Mb. Authors must provide a link to download the video that
documents the artwork (e.g. youtube or vimeo).


Submissions will be selected according to the following criteria:
• Concept: Is the work meaningful? Does it provoke or intensify
critical reflection? Is there any multidisciplinary research involved?

• Form: Does the work articulate its own “look and feel” grammatical

• Emotional and Experiential: How the work conveys specific moods or
emotions to the participants? How it plays with cognitive and
exploratory processes and performativity?

• Relational and Contextual: Which types of relations it promotes
among participants? How it produces relations with the world and/or
other participants?

Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained during the review
process. All rejected submissions will be kept confidential in
perpetuity. All submitted materials for accepted submissions will be
kept confidential until the start of the conference.


One author of each accepted submission must register for the conference
before the early registration deadline in order for the final paper
version to appear in the conference proceedings.

Arts Track Chairs

If you have questions about the Arts Track for TEI 2014, contact the
Arts Track Chairs Karin Guminski and Thecla Schiphorst at

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