Time: November 3, 2011 to November 13, 2011
Location: istanbul
Organized By: ekmel ertan

Event Description:
amber’11 Art and Technology Festival & Conference4-13 November 2011,

call for artworks & papers deadline for submissions: 10th of August
2011submit your work >
amberFestival is interested in interactive installations that explore
the theme of “NEXT ECOLOGY” in today’s world.We see the theme as a
tool to think and work with, and the festival to raise an artistic
voice. You alone will define that voice.The works selected among the
applications to this international call, will be exhibited at amber’11
Art and Technology Festival. We also encourage outdoor interactive
installations.the theme: NEXT ECOLOGYNew technologies are far more
important then ever before not only as a tool but primarily as a
framework. By means of new technologies and with increasing
acceleration we have changed the world in which we live in: we changed
nature, we changed our environments, we changed our bodies. We have
created a new and global habitat, which is different from where we
started. On the one hand, we cannot return to the starting point where
no technology rules. On the other hand, the current situation is not
sustainable neither socially nor environmentally.We have changed our
environments and ourselves, but we have not understood the change that
we have caused nor have we acknowledged the overall results and
effects of these changes. Today we need to reconsider all the
paradigms we rely on: nature, bodies, economics, politics,
environment, and communication to name a few. In sum, we need a new
framework.The abnormal natural disasters, the global social problems,
the antagonism between the consumption economy and energy resources,
the revolutionary movements in Middle East and many other places on
Earth designate the un-sustainability of the current stand and the
need for a change. Examples such as these point to one thing: we must
have a new conceptualization of ecology as the environment that we
live in, which does not exist without today’s technology.Taking
ecology as a conceptual framework, which entails the relationships of
the natural and artificial environments of mankind, we believe that we
need a new holistic ecology which internalizes the transformative
power and possibilities of technology and covers all aspects of
possible relations among the living and non-living surroundings, from
politics to love, from environments to health, from economics to
media. We call this framework Next Ecology.With the theme title Next
Ecology, amber’11 calls on artists to interpret the life forms,
production and consumption patterns and politics of Next Ecology from
the vantage point of arts and technology.for more