Earlier participants included Eric Davis, Diane Gromala, Lucia Grossberger Morales, Roy Ascott, Ana Aribas Rudin, Rene Stettler, Michael Punt, Peter Anders, Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneu, Kieran Lyons, Victoria Vesna, Brian Felsen, Margaret Dolinsky, Barbara Raush, Gino Yu, Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe and Martha Blassnigg among others.
Abstract submissions due December 10, 2011.
With many thanks,
Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts
TOWARD A SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
April 9-14, 2012
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Hotel
The Center for Consciousness Studies,
The University of Arizona
Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC) conferences have been held annually since
1994, alternating between Tucson, Arizona and other locations around the world. The
tenth biennial 'Tucson Conference', Toward a Science of Consciousness will take place
April 9-14, 2012.
Known for rigorous and leading edge approaches to all aspects of the study of
conscious experience, TSC includes neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial
intelligence, psychology, philosophy, neurobiology, medicine, quantum physics and
cosmology as well as art, mind technology and experiential and contemplative
approaches. TSC is the largest interdisciplinary gathering probing fundamental
questions related to conscious experience. An estimated 500 scientists, philosophers,
psychologists, experientialists, artists and students from over 60 countries are due to
For the first time, Toward a Science of Consciousness will be
held at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Hotel in the Catalina Foothills above
Tucson, Arizona (with a special conference rate of 99 dollars/room/night). See:
Plenary/Keynote Session themes will include:
HOT or NOT: Debate on higher-order theories of consciousness
War of the Worldviews: Chopra and Mlodinow on consciousness
Consciousness and Echolocation
Fractal consciousness: Scale-free brain structure and dynamics
Retrocausality and consciousness
Searching for consciousness in coma and anesthesia
Speakers will include:
Biyu Jade He
As in previous conferences, program sessions will include Plenary and Keynote talks,
Concurrent talks, Posters, Art/Science demos and exhibits, Pre-Conference workshops,
Side trips and Social events in the Tucson conference tradition. For Information see: http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/
TSC 2012 Conference Abstract Submission System is now open. Abstracts
considered for Plenary, Concurrent, Poster and Art/Tech Demo sessions
Schedule of Deadlines -- Tentative
December 10 Abstracts Due
January 5 Decisions
January 15 Early Registration Due
March 1 Final Abstract Edits Due
Call for Pre-Conference Workshop proposals
Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012
April 9-14, 2012
Proposals for pre-conference workshops are invited in all areas related to
understanding conscious experience. Workshops provide in depth, detailed
treatments of various methodologies, perspectives, reviews and approaches.
Workshops may be solo presentations, or include two or more presenters.
Attendance fees are $60 for 4 hour workshops and $80 for full day workshops,
split evenly between presenter(s) and the conference which provides the room,
A-V, promotion/advertisement and refreshments. A minimum number of registrants
will be required.
The conference Plenary program opens Tuesday April 10 at 1:45 pm.
The pre-conference workshops will be held in three 4 hour sessions
1) Monday April 9th, 9 am to 1 pm
2) Monday April 9th, 2 pm to 6 pm
3) Tuesday April 10th, 9 am to 1 pm
Workshop presenters (up to 2 per workshop) also receive free registration for
the conference. Please submit a 500 word (or less) abstract/summary and
presenter information by email directly to
Deadline for Workshop proposals is November 1
Submitters will be notified by November 15
On behalf of the Program Committee - Toward a Science of Consciousness 2012.
David Chalmers, Australian National University, Co-Chair
Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona, Co-Chair
Uriah Kriegel, University of Arizona
Hakwan Lau, Columbia University
Marilyn Schlitz, Institute of Noetic Sciences
Heather Berlin, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Jonathan Schooler, University of California, Santa Barbara
Melanie Boly, University of Liege
Moran Cerf, UCLA/NYU
Abi Behar-Montefiore, conference manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abi Behar-Montefiore, Manager, Center for Consciousness Studies, University of
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> From: Leif Brush <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: YASMIN DISCUSSIONS <email@example.com>
>Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 3:16 PM
>Subject: Re: [Yasmin_discussions] networking 5.0
>I'm sending you a final failed grant summary for an collective interactive
>world playing attempt,,,Titled: xyz(utc-synced) supraterrestrial project
>assisted by two university undergrads, sofia v bustorff and Guy De Bievre's
>the world Playing attempt summary...
>>From each of four Terrain Instruments within a context: Tree, Windinch
>w/flow meter sensor monitorings, Box Kite strung w/.32ga stainless steel
>&w/xyz sensor, and Helium filled Balloon w/suspended spy camera hovering
>thge tree)... there will be four lines of information collected. All of the
>data that is not the universal time code information, we can use some kind
>of pick-up. The sensors will be hooked up to an Audrino... because this
>platform is the standard and there is a large community for this
>product...which could interconnect with mesh nets... after the Ardrino
>we'll use the xBee to transmit the data to a computer that is running an
>Audrino program...after the data is gathered and put into four different
>audio files, one for each Terrain Instrument...the four data files are run
>through our audio editing software, compressed all into one final file that
>can be uploaded to Sound Cloud or be made available globally, two-way
>connectable nets...on call fr/SC or x net in realtime. a/or when, from
>where & what you want to hear on call...month by month..via compatible
>networkings...of XYZ/sensors UTC-syncd wifi global sounds from global's
>latitudes and longitudes- on your handheld or monitor via a starter
>workshop...further, when these signals are received in a home environment
>fo the possible feed forwarding or feeding back into the net,..in house
>privacy would ask those currently using the WIFI-radiators to have a go
>w/the lightbulb of Dr. Harald Haas, inventor of li-fi...this is an 'outer
>year' summary of my ongoing sound/imaging quests...ideally the 2-way
>traffics would eventually employ muxed and demux modulated lasers., re
>ARTSCIENCE ART SCIENCE ARTSCIENCE,.. I admit to being originally highly
>encouraged in the 1980s by the introduction of a "Public Understanding of
>Science from NSF mailing when I was at U of Minnesota Duluth ('72-'02) Leif
>On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 3:46 PM, roger malina <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> yes both networked infrastructures and networked organisations are
>> relevant here=
>> since they often overlap
>> do you know about the Marcel network ?
>> they do a lot of infrastructure networking
>> one of the topics at the us national science foundation workwshop was that
>> is a proliferation of infrastructure network projects - but that are
>> not cross linked
>> and duplicate effort
>> Hello Roger and all,
>> Is there development of high-speed optical networking so that people
>> are able to meet with their data sets across oceans? Or are we
>> speaking here of other kinds of networking. I have read through
>> Roger's ongoing reports on the series of NSF Art Science workshops and
>> have not seen any talk about this subject. Are the storage archives
>> for large data sets in a cloud that is available to multiple entities?
>> I am convinced that our networking needs to include actual optical
>> connections to one another- but it is extremely difficult to get that
>> up and running. The problems for me have been funding and getting
>> people on board who have never really seen or experienced what is
>> possible. Our CIO is now supporting small steps so that other faculty
>> will be able to see with their own ideas. For Instance, UNM just did a
>> series of Ursonate performances over the National LambdaRail between
>> Supercomputing11 in Seattle and the Center for Advanced Research
>> Computing. We were rehearsing and working out potential problems
>> before a Spring Fluxus Concert between Swinburne U. of Technology,
>> Melbourne, and UNM. These are baby steps designed to show people
>> It is great to network- but we need to be able to do this without so
>> much physical travel. How do we make high-speed optical networking
>> available for a larger group of people in different communities?
>> Can anyone comment on this- with your own experiences?
>> Jack Ox
>> Roger Malina is Director of the Observatoire Astronomique de
>> Marseille Provence and Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications
>> at MIT Press
>> and member of the steering committee of IMERA the Mediterranean
>> Institute for Advanced Studies.Postal Address: OAMP, 38 Rue Joliot
>> Curie, Marseille 13388, France
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