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Call for Participation

The 2010 ISMAR Arts, Media and Humanities chairs invite artists, scholars, media practitioners, who can shed new light on emerging new relations within the future of Mixed and Augmented Reality. We would welcome musings, probings, discourses, insights, and imaginations to be presented in Seoul Korea October 13-16, 2010 in the form of long and short papers, art installations, panels, workshops or tutorials.

This theme of this year’s ISMAR conference is "Borderless" sparked by the convergence of Mixed and Augmented Reality, ubiquitous technology and global connectivity. In the rapidly emerging application of Mixed and Augmented Reality, how do we make sense of time and space now?

With no clear-cut boundary between what is natural and artificial, we are faced with ambiguity, transience, and contingency. How will melting the boundaries between real, virtual and imaginary realities transform our world?

Topics and Themes

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics:

  • Case studies, deployment and evaluation of AR in the context of art installations, performance, cultural heritage or multimedia literacy,
  • Explorations of interaction and interactivity for AR/MR installation performance or humanities,
  • The applications of performance studies perspectives to AR and MR technologies and applications, including such themes as liveness, performativity, ritual, mediation, and presence.
  • Discussion of interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary collaboration for AR/MR experience design,
  • Studies of the creation, design and production of AR/MR applications for storytelling and dramatization in museums and other historic sites.
  • Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality Tools, Librairies, Framework developed by artists for artists or by humanists for humanists,
  • The application of media studies and media theory to the technology and practice of AR/MR,
  • AR mobile artistic and media practice,
  • Social media, tactical media and AR/MR,
  • Transhumanism, post-humanism, and AR/MR,
  • Ecological interventions,
  • Critical design and new approaches to future products and services using/based on AR/MR,
  • AR/MR in game, toys, advertising and marketing,
  • Web based AR/MR applications

Submission Categories

The program proposes the following submission categories:

  • Long papers and posters,
  • Art Installations and Showcases,
  • Panels,
  • Tutorials and Workshops.

For each discipline, the program will address different goals.

  • The Art program is looking for notable artists that have stretched the boundaries of expression with the use of Mixed and Augmented Reality. The creative interaction between real, virtual and the imaginary realities to create provoking experiences are highly encouraged. Written papers and posters are to include position statement with notes and images on approach, implementation and the technology used. showcases and art installations will be mounted to support physical entries.
  • The Media program will be accepting submissions from media practitioners who have stretched the boundaries of the creative impact of Mixed and Augmented Reality. This venue seeks innovative uses of creative techniques for communication and entertainment to enhance the experience of MR/AR through novel applications of head-mounted, embedded projection, or mobile displays. Submissions may include new tools, conventions or taxonomies for developing these new media.
  • The Humanities program will be accepting academic submissions that relate to Mixed and Augmented Reality content that allows for innovative analytical, critical or speculative approaches to reflect the study of the human condition and digital media.

A complete guidelines for submission is available on the submission guidelines page.

Important Dates

  • Submission (extended deadline): May 31, 2010
  • Notification: July 24, 2010
  • Camera-ready copies: August 24, 2010


For any question around the Call for Participation and communication, you can contact our AMH Media/Communication Chair: Julian Stadon (

For any information question around the program, you can contact us at

Program Chair

Soh Yeong Roh (Art Center Nabi, South Korea)

JiHong Jeung (Kookmin University, South Korea)

Raphael Grasset (HIT Lab NZ, New Zealand)



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