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2020 ALIFE CALL FOR ALIFE ART, ROBOT DISPLAYS, AND VISUALIZATIONS


The ALIFE 2020 Organizing Committee are excited to invite you to submit your work to the 2020 ALIFE Conference.
Dates - July 13-18, 2020
Location - Virtual
Organizers - Vermont Complex Systems Center, University of Vermont
Hashtag - #ALIFE2020




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ALIFE 2020 SUBMISSION DEADLINES
IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for submission of proposals: Deadline for submission of proposals: July 6, 2020 (artists will be notified on a rolling basis)
Hello, Artists, Roboticists, and Researchers with cool visualizations and cutting-edge art! You are invited to submit your work for consideration in the 2020 ALIFE conference art exhibition. The art exhibition at ALIFE will have two themes this year (1) Art in the Science and (2) ALIFE Inspired Art.

"Art in the Science" is all about visualizations resulting from research that "happen" to have artistic qualities. Submissions to this category can also include artwork which is based on results from research. The “Art in the Science” theme seeks unearth the beauty that arises from life, in addition, we hope this category will provide an opportunity for our community to engage in concepts including effective communication of ALIFE ideas and processes to improve public engagement with ALIFE research.

"ALIFE Inspired Art” will look at art inspired by and/or created with ALIFE. This theme can include artwork investigating the future of ALIFE and the role of ALIFE in society as well as art which uses ALIFE as a tool (a paintbrush if you will) in the artistic process.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, ALIFE 2020 is a virtual conference. In accordance, we are designing an online experience for this year’s virtual conference gallery. Digital, as well as Two and Three-dimensional physical art will be considered, but due to the virtual nature of the conference, only still images and video will be on display.

Artists should be in attendance at ALIFE and submit a short (1/2 to 2-page) abstract explaining their work. Artists may provide additional contacts (web site, e-mail, etc.) that they would like to be displayed in the virtual gallery.

We will have a limited number of art scholarships available, please contact us for more information.

Important dates
Deadline for submission of proposals: Deadline for submission of proposals: July 6, 2020 (artists will be notified on a rolling basis)

Awards
We will be giving awards in "Art in the Science", and “ALIFE Inspired Art” categories, as well as a people’s choice award.

Featured Artists
In addition to our contributed art submissions, we will also feature a selected set of artists in our virtual conference gallery. To be considered as a featured artist please contact us. Featured artists will be asked to provide a 5-minute video explaining their work and to attend a virtual art gallery session during the conference.

Non-attending artists
Strong submissions from Artists who cannot be in attendance will be considered, but priority will be given to attendees. Non-attending artists will not be eligible to receive awards.