From 14th to 17th April 2020, in the facilities of Circuito Liberdade (Belo Horizonte/ MG - http://www.circuitoliberdade.mg.gov.br/pt-br/), the International Congress of Art, Science and Technology - 6th Digital Arts’ Seminar of 2020 takes place. The congress reaches its 6th edition and has as its general theme "Multiple Realities / Ludic Realities" consolidating itself as an international event with members in its scientific committee composed by doctors from institutions in Brazil and abroad. The participation of eminent researchers from abroad has been taking place since the 2017 edition, and the event has been taking place uninterruptedly since 2015, mobilizing an immense national and international network of groups, institutions (graduate programs), researchers and artists.
The 6th Digital Arts’ Seminar is organized by Laboratório de Poéticas Fronteiriças (http://labfront.tk - UEMG/CNPq) by a committee composed by members of several institutions (UEMG, CEFET-MG, UFSM, UFBA). The 2020 edition is expanded and counts with the support of national development agencies and several other partners such as consolidated research groups in the country and abroad.
The theme of this edition was a consensus produced from the present discussions about the reality (social, virtual, increased, decreased, mixed, etc.) in previous editions of the congress. We intend to bring to the debate in Working Groups (WGs), research communications (and production of works of art) from various themes and areas in the field of relations between art, science and technology.
The initial adherence to the discussion fields of the WGs is made initially by the proposer of the communication (in summary) on EasyChair, but during the evaluation can be grouped into several WGs (available in the Call for Papers).
The plenary sessions and conferences of our congress bring themes from areas of common interest to researchers, professors and public participants of the event (such as Arts, Computer Science, Engineering, Life Sciences among several other areas). Starting with the theme of 2020, we call for the registration of works by master students, masters, PhD students and doctors. In this way, it will be possible to participate broadly in the Seminar from the registration of abstracts in areas of knowledge, which will then be divided, after their acceptance, into Working Groups that are related to the field that we here call digital arts.
In its 6th edition the organization of the congress will also accept proposals of artistic works. We have no limitation in the category of work as long as they are recognized in the field of relations between art, science and technology. The artist who submits artwork proposal for the exhibition at the congress does not need to have any kind of academic background (something that is different from the participants in Working Groups, these do need to be master students, masters, doctoral students or doctors).
We remind you that, unfortunately, the organization will not have resources for travel, lodging or funding of any kind for the development of the artwork or for the presentation of the communication.
For the evaluation of these proposals we expect the sending of artistic projects (about ready-made works of art: performances, videomapping, videos, games, graphic arts, bio-art, software art among several other possibilities in the field of relations between art, science and technology).
We also remind you that our congress publishes the complete works in annals with ISSN. This volume is published by Editora da UEMG, a publishing house with competent editorial committee. The volume is also the result of the work of the scientific committee of the event itself, formed by professors from the country and abroad.
Following local, regional and nacional authorities' recommendations, worried with the moment we are currently going through in regards to public health, the organisation of the International Congress of Art, Science and Technology - 6th Digital Arts' Seminar 2020 hereby announces its POSTPONEMENT.
The event would've taken place between the 14th and 17th of April, 2020, and has already gone through the analysis of paper and artistic work submissions. Those who have submitted their abstract will soon receive their paper's reviews. Those who have proposed artworks to be a part of the exhibition PANORAMA II will soon be contacted by its curator.
Each year the event receives more and more excellent submissions (both proposed artworks and developed or in-development researches) and its organisation team can testify to it now, after the reviews have been done, that in this year the standard was kept even higher.
A new date for the event will be chosen and we will try our best to let all of you know it publicly (in our websites and sns) in at least 60 days prior to it.
Any doubts or questions that may arise can be clarified, mainly, through our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate the understanding of all our participants, supporters, partners and key-speakers.
Wishing you all to stay healthy through these trying times!
President of CIACT-SAD2020 Organising Committee
The registrations for the 2020 Congress are free.
Participant with Paper
Participant with Artwork