17-19 MARCH 2006

An international conference charting the ways in which art and science are gravitating towards one another within contemporary culture. The Conference will present the latest thinking about collaboration between artists and scientists and examine how the worldwide trend towards interdisciplinary engagement is changing the definitions, methodologies and practices they use and how they view the social implications of their work.

Plenary Speakers:

Ruzena Bajcsy, Immediate Past President, CITRIS (Centre for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society), University of California, Berkeley

Elizabeth Grosz, Professor of Women¹s and Gender Studies, Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, and Visiting Professor of Architecture, Princeton University, New Jersey

Steve Kurtz, Founding Member, Critical Art Ensemble; Associate Professor of Art, State University of New York, Buffalo

Roger Malina, Chairman, Board, Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology; Co-Chair, International Advisory Board, Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts

New Constellations is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Australia. The Conference has grown out of a collaboration between artist Mari Velonaki and roboticists David Rye, Steve Scheding and Stefan Williams at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at The University of Sydney. This collaboration is an Australian Research Council-Australia Council for the Arts Linkage Project.

The Conference is supported by Artspace; Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney; Australian Network for Art and Technology; Cognition and Creativity Studios, University of Technology, Sydney; and Patrick Technology & Systems.