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ACC 2014 : Artist-Centred Computing Workshop


When Jul 29, 2014 - Jul 29, 2014
Where Melbourne, Australia
Submission Deadline May 7, 2014
Notification Due May 31, 2014
Categories    digital art   programming   tools

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

We are soliciting works with technical and artistic merit, in areas such as:

* domain-specific languages vs general purpose languages for artistic creation: do artists need different computing environments from the rest of us?
* in-depth technical analyses of and comparisons between artist-centred languages
* how do we evaluate languages for artists?
* what would a language designed by Beethoven look like? Michaelangelo? Stravinsky?
* livecoding and live patching
* what can artists learn from software engineers?
* artistic vs prosaic software visualisation
* visual languages for artists

And if you think the whole notion of “Artist-Centred Computing” is just so much rubbish, then submit a paper and argue your case!


Ross Bencina is a programmer/artist and the creator of AudioMulch: software for real-time audio processing and improvised music performance.

Workshop format

15-20 minute (TBC) presentations (including questions), live performance/creation encouraged. A sweet PA and projector will be provided—use them!

Important Dates

May 7 papers due
May 31 acceptance notifications
July 29 workshop happens
July 30—Aug 1 enjoy the rest of VL/HCC

How to Submit

Contributions should be 4 pages in the VL/HCC Short Paper format, and accompanying video is encouraged. Submit your papers through the ACC EasyChair site, not through the main VL/HCC EasyChair site.

ACC ‘14 Committee

ACC ‘14 is brought to you by:

Ben Swift (Organiser) - (Australian National University)
John Hoksing (Organiser) - (Australian National University)
Henry Gardner (Organiser) - (Australian National University)
Andrew Sorensen (Organiser) - (Queensland University of Technology)
Ross Bencina - (Sonic Fritter Pty. Ltd.)
Alan Blackwell - (Cambridge University)
Sam Aaron - (Cambridge University)
Rhazes Spell - (Victoria University of Wellington)
Andrew Brown - (Griffith University)
Toby Gifford - (Griffith University)
Steve Tanimoto (University of Washington)

Conference Location

Come to Melbourne; hang out in hipster laneway cafes, go to an indie shoegaze side gig, sink a beer at a rooftop bar. Seriously, we can hook you up with any of those things. Melbourne is internationally recognised (by people from Melbourne) as Australia’s cultural capital.


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