Sentient States: Bio-mind and Techno-nature

21st International Conference Consciousness Reframed 2019

06 JUN 2019 - 08 JUN 2019

CITAR - Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts is pleased to announce the 21st International Consciousness Reframed Conference, to be held at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto, from June 6th-8th, 2019.

Titled "Sentient States: Bio-mind and Techno-nature", Consciousness Reframed is a forum for trans-disciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology, and consciousness, drawing upon the expertise and insights of artists, designers, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars, from many countries. Consciousness Reframed conferences have taken place in Australia, Austria, China, England, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Norway, Portugal, and Wales.

The conference will look at the nature of artificial thought, and forms of intelligence in nature - charted through aspects of transdisciplinary creative practice and theory in our planetary culture.

Just as new paradigms of feeling and communication are beginning to form around our interaction with life at all levels of our perception, from plants and trees to fungi and bacteria, we may see matter as inhabited mind, media as necessarily moist, and technology as a tool of the Tao.

Thought is spreading through all our systems, places and products. We need cities  that are not only smart but sensitive: schools that think,  roads that remember, buildings that feel. art that is as much extra-sensory as interpersonal.

Our consciousness is both reframing and reforming.