The XV SIGraDi conference will take place November 16th through18th 2011 in Santa Fe, Argentina. It is organized by the School of
Architecture, Design and Urban Planning (Facultad de Arquitectura, Disen~o y Urbanismo) of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral through its Center of Informatics and Design, CID.
Augmented Culture? talks about a combination of interdependent cultural and technological meanings in a complex, multiple, interactive and interconnected context. It acknowledges that a new social and cultural paradigm is being developed as the old barriers of time, space and language are ruptured and transcended.
In our knowledge-based civilization, we inhabit interconnected societies where new relational forms are configured. Additionally, cultural expressions have been qualitatively augmented starting from their integration with information and communication technologies, which have dramatically enhanced not only their creative and reflective processes but also the realization and construction of cultural objects.
In this sense, an ?Augmented Culture? compels us to investigate the wide and complex spectrum of the variables that express the interdisciplinary, collective and participative constructions of our present age, so strongly related to visual culture, information culture and interface culture.
Thus, we consider it necessary to concentrate, to expand, to spread and to share exploratory, descriptive or explanatory experiences and
productions of such phenomena. The attempt is to define a multidimensional theoretical framework that while recognizing today’s state-of-the-art and tendencies, it provides us with a critical viewpoint.
SIGraDi 2011 will pay attention to the field of design in all its scales as well as to art in its multiple expressions, recovering one
of the most distinctive features of SIGraDi since its origin. We invite you to contribute to this effort no matter how unique or different your area of interest or approach might be.
Schedule and abstracts
We invite you to submit abstracts with a maximum of 800 words before 15 April 2011. Abstracts may be written in Spanish, Portuguese or
English. Please, include in the header: paper title, key words (5), author/s, institution (if corresponds), country and contact email address.
You must also indicate your work?s interest area, approach and category. Abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated through a blind peer review process using the International Scientific Committee. Criteria for acceptance are relevance, originality, premises, level of development and clarity of presentation.
The notification of acceptance is expected before 15 July 2011 whereas the submission of the full paper will be 15 September 2011.
All conference information and communication will be available through the conference website and through email: firstname.lastname@example.org