segunda-feira, 18 de maio de 2009


October 23-25, 2009
Marin Convention Center, San Rafael, California

Dualisms shape our worldview. They include Mind/Matter, Self/Other, Perception/Reality, Quantum/Classical, Wave/Particle, Spiritual/Material, Beginning/End, Male/Female, Living/Dead and Good/Evil.

Wisdom gained through meditation, yoga and mystical experiences suggest these dichotomies are illusory. Eastern mystics know a single underlying reality called advaita, Brahman, the Tao, or Nirvana, from which all existence arises through consciousness. Nonduality is the philosophical and spiritual understanding that dualisms obscure a deeper reality of non-separation and fundamental oneness.

On the other hand, science depends on empirical data leading to reductionism, materialism and apparent dichotomies. But discove! ries in quantum physics, brain sciences, consciousness studies, biology, cosmology and other fields have revealed nonduality in science as well, suggesting mysticism and science share a common source. Applying nondual perspectives in science, and scientific perspectives in Eastern spiritual approaches are the twin goals of this, the first public conference on the Science of Nonduality. Join us for three days seeking fundamental oneness in quantum physics, philosophy, consciousness studies, cosmology, art, Buddhism, psychology and spiritual metaphysics.

Speakers will include: Brant Cortright, Amit Goswami, Alex Grey, Stuart Hameroff, Rick Hanson, Francis Lucille, Daniel Pinchbeck, Dean Radin, Daniel Sheehan, Marilyn Schlitz, Henry Stapp, Fred Alan Wolf, Jeremy Hayward, Stephen Wolinksy, Peter Fenner, Rudolph Bauer, Rick Hanson, Rabbi Hoffman, Shaykha Fatima Fariha al-Jerrahi and many others.

Experiencing Design,- behaving media - A transdisciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology and society

The Planetary Collegium’s Xth International Research Conference:

Consciousness Reframed

19 – 22 November 2009

Theme: Experiencing Design,- behaving media -
A transdisciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology and society.
Partner and Host: University of Applied Sciences, Munich MFM
Call for Papers
Experiencing Design,
- Behaving media –

We cordially invite submissions from artists, designers, theorists and researchers engaged in transdisciplinary inquiry into the concept of design and designing and art as well as technology, and in its relationship to media as a behaving entity. The proposed ambiguity is on purpose and we encourage submitting proposals theorizing design with unusual and unexpected perspectives.
Design is more and more framed as a platform of integration in various scientific communities therefore it will be interesting what it can bring to the foreground framing it with artistic, technological and scientific production and accompanying it with a research perspective.

The Conference will be accompanied by a publication of Abstracts, and Conference Proceedings, including full papers and a DVD, due to be released summer 2010

Submission of Abstracts: Abstracts (500 words maximum) are due June 1st., 2009. They should be submitted as an attached document in Text (txt), Rich Text (rtf), or Acrobat Reader Format (pdf) by e-mail to:

Submission Requirements
Include in your submission the title of the proposed paper, full name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliation(s), and your mailing address, including email/mobile/phone and URL as applicable. Five key words, and a short biography of 100 words maximum are also required. Your Abstract must be accompanied by a declaration of intention to attend the conference. We encourage submissions to include relevant images. However, the total file size of the abstract submission should not exceed 500 KB.


P2P Networks and Processes - 4th Inclusiva-net Meeting

4th INCLUSIVA-NET MEETING: P2P NETWORKS AND PROCESSES International Seminar - July 6 to 10, 2009 in Madrid (Spain)Call for papers
deadline: May 31
Event dates: July 6 to 10, 2009 in Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain)inclusiva2009 [at] medialab-prado.esweb address:www.medialab-prado.esDiscipline: New Media, Technologies, Computer Science, Humanities,,International SeminarMedialab-Prado issues a call for the presentation of papers to be publicly presented during the 4th International Inclusiva-net Meeting. This edition will focus on an analysis of “peer-to-peer” networks and network processes, highlighting the social potentials of cooperative systems and processes based on the structures and dynamics inherent to these types of networks.Selected papers will be presented within a program that will also include invited lecturers and debates.Many topics will be addressed such as P2P networks as a way of democratizing access to culture, legal issues and controversies, educational and artistic applications, their role in the emergent countries, as well as other perspectives that make a broader reflection on P2P networks possible.More information and submission form:

transmediale Award 2010 - Call Open

Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2010

The 2010 call for art works, projects and positions that respond to the challenges of our rapidly changing digital, technological and networked cultures is now open! The transmediale Award 2010 seeks innovative, experimental and visionary works across a wide scope of form, process and practice that embrace, question and enrich a creative and critical understanding of technology and the positive development of contemporary digital cultures.

Deadline: 31 July 2009 / Award Ceremony: 6 February 2010

terça-feira, 5 de maio de 2009

Palestra 6 de maio de 2009, 14h, no TIDD

TIDD - Programa de estudos pós-graduados, Mestrado stricto sensu, em Tecnologias da Inteligência e Design da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo


Título: A Estruturação Antropológica do Imaginário e seus desdobramentos na organização do real

A palestra apresenta os conceitos principais da obra "As Estruturas Antropológicas do Imaginário", de Gilbert Durand, explicando a teoria que serve de base para os estudos do Imaginário, bem como as estruturas heróica, mística e dramática, das quais se derivam os processos de formação e relação das imagens. A partir da explanação da teoria, serão discutidos seus desdobramentos para a organização do real.

Rogério de Almeida é Professor Doutor da Faculdade de Educação da Universidade de São Paulo (FEUSP), Departamento de Administração Escolar e Economia da Educação (EDA), linha temática Cultura, Organização e Educação. Graduado em Letras (1997) e doutor em Educação (2005), ambos pela Universidade de São Paulo. Seu doutorado teve como título “O Imaginário de Fernando Pessoa: da educação cindida à educação sentida”. É pesquisador do CICE - Centro de Estudos do Imaginário, Cultura e Educação e do Lab_Arte - Laboratório Experimental de Arte-Educação & Cultura, liderado pelo Prof. Dr. Marcos Ferreira Santos. É autor, entre outros de: ALMEIDA, Rogério de (Org.) . Metamorfopsia da Educação: hiatos de uma aprendizagem real. 1. ed. São Paulo: Zouk, 2002. v. 1. 148 p.

Data: 6 de maio de 2009, 14h.
Local: R. Caio Prado, 102, sala 32, campus Consolação da PUC-SP.