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GA2016 , the 19th Generative Art Conference, Exibition, Live Performances
Location: Florence, Italy, the 15, 16, 17 December 2016
Art&Science - Image&Space - Music&Poetry - Visionary Scenarios - Infinity&Identity
Art - Music - Architecture - Industrial Design - Web Art - Poetry - Visual Grammar - Design Approach - Teaching Theory - Mathematics - Virtual Environment - Literature - Artificial Life - Artificial Intelligence - Cellular Automata - Performances - Artificial Behaviors - Communication - Generative Robots - Mechatronic - Nanotechnology - NanoArt

Dear Friends of Generative Art,
We are at the 19th Generative Art conferences and I like to thank all the participants of the last editions, participants from many different countries of all continents because they have succeeded in supporting GA as the worldwide reference conference in the sector of the generative approach. This with their interesting contributions that were not only academic papers but works in progress able to define the real state of the art of the Generative Thinking.
Not only, the discussions, the exchanges of experience and the working together for reaching advanced possibilities was the unique feeling of these meetings.

As the other years, the conference will run for three days with only a plenary session. The reason is that this unique session gives to all participants the possibility of best knowing one each other and to discuss all together.
This year we will meet in Florence, hosted by the Foundation Ente Cassa Risparmio di Firenze at the Auditorium, in the ancient centre of Florence, near the Brunelleschi dome. The conference will run the 15th, 16th and 17th of December 2016.

We will wait for Your proposals (papers, posters, artworks/installations, live performances) until (15th postponed to) 30th of September 2016 and we are sure that with your contributions GA2016 will be, once more, a moment of great exchange of experiences and an occasion of meeting people working with the same approach in a wide range of different disciplines.

Type of contribution:

  • Papers and Posters to be presented the 15, 16 and 17 December 2016 in only one main session at Auditorium of Foundation CariFirenze, Florence, Italy
  • Artworks, Installations and Posters to be exhibited in the days of the conference in the hall of the Auditorium. The set up of the exhibition will be in the morning of December 15, before the opening of the conference (8:00 - 10:00 AM)
  • Live Performances, to be performed the evening of 16 December in the Auditorium
Provisional program:
  • December 15: 8:00 Setting up of the exhibition; 10:00-13:00 paper session; 13:30 lunch at typical Tuscanian restaurant; 15:30-19:30 paper session; 20:30 Conference Dinner at typical Tuscanian restaurant
  • December 16: 9:00-13:00 paper session; 13:30 lunch at typical Tuscanian restaurant; 15:30-19:30 Artworks, posters and installation presentation; 18:30 Pizza snack; 19:30-22:00 Generative Live Performances
  • December 17:9:00-13:00 paper session; 13:30 lunch at typical Tuscanian restaurant; 15:30-19:30 paper session

Generative Art performs the idea as a process. Moving the creativity from Objects/Events to Codes, GA builds the contemporary complex natural/artificial environment. Generative Algorithms and Transforming Rules realize, as natural DNA does, always different and unpredictable series of events, artworks, industrial objects, architectures, music, environment, communications, software and hardware devices, all recognizable by each generative creative concept.
Generative Art is identifiable as one of the most advanced approaches in creative and design world. It performs the incoming new naturality of artificial world. Generative Projects, Morphogenetic Design, Evolutionary Systems can design the species of incoming events, their identity in progress, the recognizability of each possibly generated object, the complexity of the contemporary world, spaces, communications, and music.
In Architecture GA can increase the identity and uniqueness of each city, performing generative codes that can be used in designing the incoming transforming paths of each town.
In Industrial Design GA performs the relation between intelligent industrial production and advanced design ideas of a new naturality.
In Visual Art, Literature and Music GA opens a new era of reproducibility of artworks. From cloning to the unique and unrepeatable sequence of possible final results.
The generative approach represents the way to carry out the idea as a product, and not only the artefact-product-piece as the unique representation of the idea.

Generative Art Conference is a meeting place to exchange ideas, theoretical approaches, operative and teaching experiences and to value the innovative field of intelligent industrial production and business that belongs to Generative approach.
Following the experience of last years, people can show their innovative works in the concurrent GA Performance Festival that will be held on the evening of the same days of the conference. This will be an opportunity to show and enjoy the most advanced mix of generative entertainment media.

-    Early submitting, if requested, could be accepted in 15 days to obtain a letter of invitation usable to fund applications.
-    No funds are available from the GA2016 organization.
-    (only) performers don't pay any fee; conference participants will pay a registration fee inclusive of proceedings, lunches, conference dinner etc. (see registration)
-    To ensure a high-quality conference, all abstract and papers will be reviewed by the Conference Chair and by the scientific Committee.
-    The proceedings of GA2016 will be printed in advance (with ISBN number) for having a support to the conference. The proceedings will collect an abstract book and a DVD with, in sequence, papers, posters, presentation of artworks, presentation of live performances. In the DVD will take place also other material as images, movies, music, and software
-    All papers and presented contribution will be also published on the website
-    Selected contributions will be asked to perform a multimedia article to be published in the incoming issue of the Journal GASATHJ, www,

30 September 2016 (postponed from 15 Sept.)
-    Presentation of proposals (max one page by using the abstract template) of Papers, Posters, Artworks, Installations, Live Performances. You can send the abstract directly by email to or you can use the form in the bottom of the page. You can also send images with low resolution by email. If you need an invitation letter for funds applications and you need to have early acceptance, please send your proposal in advance confirming your need in the email
15 October 2016
-    Communication of accepted proposals doubles reviewed by the conference scientific committee
30 October 2016
-    Deadline for registering with reduced fee.
8 November 2016
-    Deadline for sending the final Papers (around 4000 words, PDF and DOC file), Posters (max 2000 words), Artwork-installation and Live Performance presentation (max 2000 words).
15 November 2016
-    Deadline of Full Fee Registration. This is the last deadline for people presenting papers for inserting their work in the proceedings. People registering later will not have their contribution in the proceedings.
15, 16 and 17 of December 2016
-    Generative Art Conference/ Exhibition and Live-Performances organized by Generative Design Lab, Politecnico di Milano Location of conference: Italy, Florence, Foundation Ente Cassa Risparmio Firenze, Auditorium

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