Volume 7 | Where art, technology and design meet

Studies in Material Thinking and Ambience 11 are producing two post conference publications in partnership. One publication will be SMT 7 and the other will be published in the Borås Academic Digital Archive. Ambience is an international conference and exhibition for artists, designers and architects, to be held at the University of Borås, 28-30 Nov 2011. http://www.ambience11.se/

With a foundation in artistic practice the conference is organized as a meeting place where art, design, architecture and technology communities can come together to discuss and share ideas on developments, materiality and interfaces between art and technology. It will be a place where art, design, architecture and technology can meet and interact, to inform each other, and to bring new ideas back into their own communities.

SMT 7 welcomes contributions from the areas of art, design and architecture where new technology plays a key role and also contributions from areas of technology where focus is on applications in contemporary art, design and architecture. SMT 5 is open to innovative format options. We would like to have the opportunity to work with submissions using images in a positive, active, discursive manner and to assist artists and researchers to explore a strongly visual form of argumentation.

Important dates:
• The invitation to publish a paper in the special issue will be communicated to authors by November 15, 2011.
• The final, revised version of the paper should be submitted to Studies in Material Thinking no later than January 15, 2012. The new volume is expected to be on-line February/March, 2012.
• Conference proceedings and the exhibition catalogue will be published on-line in BADA February 2012.

Post Conference Publication Chairs
• Nancy de Freitas
Editor in Chief of Studies in Material Thinking
School of Art and Design
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
Auckland University of Technology

• Lars Hallnäs
The Swedish School of Textiles
University of Borås
Chalmers University of Technology

• Annika Hellström
Jagör Bild & Form