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THE CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IS NOW CLOSED

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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

DATA ACROSS SCALES Conference
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, USA — 17th of April 2015
https://datascales.wordpress.com/

The Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Doctor of Design program are hosting an international interdisciplinary conference open to the general public. The conference focuses on ‘data’ and how it is steering design practices across all scales. We are looking for expressions of interest for talks from theorists and practitioners alike.

TOPIC

With the rapid increase of information technologies in our personal and professional lives, we produce, share, collect, archive, use and misuse, consciously or unconsciously an immense amount of data. This burst of data production and collection has already had a profound impact on the way we organise ourselves as a community. It drastically changes the way in which we conceive, materialize and experience designs and the physical world. These on-going transformations have permeated all layers of social debates including issues of openness, transparency and civil participation.

The questions brought about by these debates are also challenging academic research and professional production. Under the umbrella of ‘Data Across Scales’ this conference aims to reveal and discuss how the accessibility and processing of ‘data’ is shifting the design practices.

The conference ‘Data Across Scales’ opens an opportunity to juxtapose these ongoing transformations in a diverse set of design fields: from fabrication methodologies to evaluating and representing the rapid transformation of the urban landscapes.

We invite expressions of interest for talks on the following topics – among others:

* Data-driven design
* Data visualisation
* Computational design
* The input of ‘programs’ in our daily environment
* Open data and access to data
* Programmable materials
* Digital Fabrication
* Interactive Art
* Imagination, perception, representation, and production of urban space
* Research methodologies in design disciplines

SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Talks: The submission should express in a short text of 500 words what their interest, statements and/or work is in relation to the topic of data across scales.

Please send your submissions in PDF format (additional audiovisual material can be submitted in the form of online material with corresponding URL) to the following email address by 11th November 2014, 23.59 GMT+1:
datascales2015@gmail.com

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for expressions of interest: November 4th 2014. Extended deadline 11th November.
Notification of acceptance: November 24th 2014
Conference: April 17th 2015

FEE

The conference will be free of charge for all participants and audience. Speakers who are not supported by an institution will get an aid for transport to Cambridge, MA and accommodation.

CONTACT AND INFORMATION

For more information, please email us at datascales2015@gmail.com and/or visit the conference website:
https://datascales.wordpress.com/

ORGANIZERS

Özlem Altinkaya, Joëlle Bitton, Felix Raspall (DDes program, Harvard GSD)
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/academic-programs/doctoral-programs/ddes/

The conference is supported by Harvard GSD and the DDes program
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu

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