The 2nd Art, Science, City International Conference 2015 aims to promote interdisciplinary research on techno-scientific culture in contemporary societies and its impact on the ways of life, paying special attention to the impact of imaging technologies in urban contexts.
The conference is organized by the Master of Visual Arts and Multimedia of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea (EHU) to encourage and develop research projects that contribute to bridge the gap between academia, professional practice and citizens, and also between science and humanities.
This second edition of the conference offers an interdisciplinary forum to discuss the most relevant experiences around the relationship of art + science + city, placing light as the transversal structure. Light understood from the complexity of its dual nature (wave-particle) both in technological applications and theoretical discourse; recognising light-based technologies and innovations that are transforming communications, energy resources, new methods of medical diagnosis and treatments, and their influence on our culture and ways of visualization. That is why we propose as a general topic:
Light, more light ! = Visuality :: Energy :: Connectivity
The choice of the conference theme comes from the resolution of the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted on December 20, 2013, proclaiming 2015 as “International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies” (IYL 2015). Taking these themes as reference, the congress will be structured around four thematic panels, and the Creative Room, that will host the speakers’ dissertations.
Panel 1: Light [+] Visuality
Panel 2: Light [+] Energy
Panel 3: Light [+] Connectivity
Panel 4: Light [+] Light/Light + Darkness
Creative Room: Spectrum:: Light/Art [+] Science [+] City
Light [+] Innovation :: Technology Demonstrations; Information Boards
Light [+] Innovation aims at providing all ASC Conference participants with the opportunity to meet companies and research organizations which are actively developing light-based technologies. It will be a space for technology demonstrations and information boards which will encourage and facilitate the meeting of universities, business, local associations and institutions.