In cooperation with the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, England, Fabrica das Artes, CCB, Lisbon and Artshare, Aveiro, Portugal are hosting the 12th Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference, entitled "PRESENCE IN THE MINDFIELD: Art, Identity and the Technology of Transformation". The conference is part of the Skilled Art Project, a consortium involving Artshare, The University of Oporto and The University of Aveiro, all in Portugal, and will take place at Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal, from November 30 to December 2, 2011.
The Consciousness Reframed conference series was founded by Roy Ascott at the University of Wales in 1997. Consciousness Reframed is a forum for trans-disciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology, design and consciousness, drawing upon the expertise and insights of artists, designers, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars, usually from at least 20 countries.
This 12th Conference counts with the presence of around sixty presenters and will be accompanied by a publication of full papers published in colaboration with Direcção Geral das Artes - Portuguese Ministry of Culture.