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Conference call - The Experimental Society

The conference call is now closed, and is included here for information only.

City Experiment programme announced

The City Experiment is part of the FutureEverything 2010 festival (12-15 May) in Manchester – four days of astonishing artworks, an explosive city-wide music programme, visionary thinkers from around the world, and awards for outstanding innovations. During the central two days of the festival, The City Experiment will form a path by which participants can take in a number of festival events at the Contact Theatre and other venues across the city, including globally networked discussions, seminars, art events and film screenings. Go to the FutureEverything website for relevant conference and art events.  Speakers will include Adam Greenfield, Maarten Hajer, Vikram Kaushal, Stephanie Koerner, Raymond Lucas, Simon Marvin, Francis McKee, Shawn Micallef, Saul Newman, Amanda Ravetz, Steven Smith, Sally Stone, Atreyee Sen, Erik Swyngedouw, Michelle Teran, John Worthington and Albena Yaneva.

Second call for papers and presentations for The Experimental Society - closes 12 March.

The second call for papers and presentations for the closing Experimentality Conference, The Experimental Condition (7-9 July 2010), is now open and will close on 12 March 2010.  We encourage proposals for individual papers or for sessions of three papers, and proposals using various media from creative practitioners, researchers and postgraduates whose practice engages with the conference themes.

Conversations about Innovation, 16-18 February

A series of informal events around innovation, running from 16 to 18 February, have been organised around the visits to Lancaster University of Lucy Kimbell (Clark Fellow in Design Leadership at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Daria Loi (Research scientist, Intel USA) and Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (CEO and Co-Founder, Tinker.it!, London). For more information, click here.

What happens if ... ? exhibition opening this Friday at Storey Gallery

Join us at the opening by Tony McEnery, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, of an exciting new exhibition at the Storey Gallery, Storey Creative Industries Centre, Meeting House Lane, this Friday (29 January) at 7.30pm.

What happens if ... ? has been curated by Storey Gallery and is presented in collaboration with the Experimentality programme. It shows experimental objects and actions by a number of UK and international artists and designers. They conduct witty low-tech experiments that uncover the enchantment hidden within everyday utilitarian objects, and subject familiar objects to unexpected treatments. The exhibition continues until 3 April (Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am-5pm, Thursdays 11am-8.30pm).

Experimentality: Photography Competition and Exhibition

Piotr Woycicki, Flash Flood, 2009Piotr Woycicki, Flash Flood, 2009Join the artists for a glass of bubbly tonight at 6pm as the Peter Scott Gallery and Experimentality launch an exhibition of photographic responses by local artists to the title ‘The Experiment’. The work ranges from photography as one might traditionally understand it, through work that experiments with the process of photography, to the depiction of the un-photographable.

Exhibition continues 13 January - 6 February 2010, Mon–Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm.


Experimentality: Photography Competition and Exhibition

As part of our collaboration with the Peter Scott Gallery, we are delighted to launch a new photography competition. Anyone living in the Lancaster and Morecambe area can enter, young or old. Chosen by a distinguished panel, winning entries will form a public exhibition at the gallery from 13 January to 6 February 2010.

Entries should respond to the title of ‘The Experiment’. This could be a photograph of an actual or imagined experiment, or be experimental in form or content. You can use a digital or film camera, or more unusual kinds of photography (lomo, camera-less, pinhole, camera obscura etc).

Deadline for entries: Friday 4th December 2009.

Max 1 image per entrant (composite images are fine), either as a print of on disc in jpeg format. Please do not email. Mark entries with your name, address, age and the title of photograph, and send to:-

‘The Experiment’, Exhibitions & Events Officer, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, LA1 4YW.

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