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Art and Science: Interface and Experiment

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Posted by: Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture
Deadline: Fri, June 1st, 2018

Antennae CFP: "Art and Science -- Interface and Experiment"

Deadline coming soon: June 1st

The past twenty years have seen a spike of the interest in art and science collaborations. Partly because of the resonance of the posthuman cyborg in the ontological turn; partly because of the rise of BioArt; perhaps because of the prominence that multidisciplinarity has acquired in academia; and surely in light of our fraught relationship with our environment and climate change, the intersections of art and science have recently become more complexly defined by new ethics, politics, aesthetics, and poetics.

Far from celebrating “art and science” as an unproblematic field of inquiry, the two issues of Antennae resulting from this CFP will focus on the challenges, compatibilities and productivities posed by multidisciplinarity, accessibility, epistemology, methodologies, empiricism, and speculative philosophy.

This project is co-edited in collaboration with American artist and philosopher Jonathon Keats whose bold experiments raise serious questions and put into practice his conviction that the world needs more "curious amateurs," willing to explore publicly whatever intrigues them, in defiance of a culture that increasingly forecloses on wonder and silos knowledge into narrowly defined areas of expertise.

The first issue will be dedicated to the notion of “Interface” and the second to “Experiment”. As both themes are open to interpretation, we invite artists, scholars and other creative thinkers to position their contribution within the concerns of current discourses and practices.


Topics considered include but are not restricted to:



Data, Information, and Post-truth

Sublime and Meta-sublime

Objects, Hyperobjects, and Meta-Objects

Curating Art and Science

Representation, spectacle, and politics

Challenges of Multidisciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity

Dialectic boundaries in Art and Science

Gender and Race in Art and Science

Politics of BioArt

Cyborg poetics

Posthumanist visions and realities

Anthropogenic interfaces

Interspecies communication and anthropocentrism

Art and Science in the Anthropocene

Legitimacy and Qualifications in Art and Science

Artistic Research and Scientific Research

Hypotheses and Experimentation in Science and Art

Artistic Processes and Scientific Method

Empiricism, Evidence and Falsification in Science and Art

Autodidacticism in Art and Science

Truth and Beauty

Audience, Accessibility, and Popularization

Intuition, Knowledge, and Dogma

Quantum Uncertainty

Relativistic Spacetime

Complexity and Nuance

Value and Funding

Studio and Laboratory

Public Art and Big Science

Peer Review

Sci-Fi and Art


Ptolemaic/Copernican Science and Art


Academic essays = length 6000-10000 words

Artists’ portfolio = 5/6 images along with 1000 words max statement/commentary

Interviews = maximum length 8000 words

Fiction = maximum length 8000 words

Roundtable discussions = 5000 words



Abstracts: 1st of June 2018 (Please submit a 350 words abstract along with a CV)

Selection process is finalized and feedback sent by: 15th of July

Submissions of final pieces: 1st of November 2018

Please email any questions to: Giovanni Aloi: Editor in Chief of ’Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture’ (

Posted on Mon, May 14th, 2018
Expires on Fri, June 1st, 2018

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