CfP: Children Creativity Lab @ ACE 2014

ACE – the leading scientific forum for dissemination of cutting-edge research and innovation in the area of entertainment computing is inviting the submission of proposals to the children creativity lab that will take place as part of its 11th conference to be held in Funchal, Madeira, on 11-14 November 2014.

Funchal, Madeira, 11-14 November 2014 – http://www.ace2014.info

The ACE Children Creativity Lab offers a unique opportunity for local children and researchers from around the world to come together and inspire one another in exploring and creating the future of entertainment technology and unleashing its potential to empower as well as entertain.

The ACE Children Creativity Lab is fueled by imagination and technology. Children offer a boundless amount of imagination and creativity and given half a chance will breath new life and find a new purpose to any object be it a discarded cardboard box or a cherished pen with the pen turning into a spaceship and the cardboard box transformed into a space port with the beat of an eyelid. Present day technology offers the availability of smart materials capable of changing their color, shape, stiffness and so forth and of cheap and simple to use electronics capable of controlling and driving these materials. The ACE Children Creativity Lab offers a space in which the two can meet. We are currently seeking catalysts capable of sparking novel and interesting interactions between children and technology.

In order to take part in the ACE Children Creativity Lab participants are expected to propose imaginative approaches to conducting creative lab sessions with children. Each proposal should seek to empower and support children in exploring materiality and functionality using any mixture of physical materials and digital technology.

Selected participants will be invited to run their proposed creative lab session with a group of local children and to present and discuss their work during the conference. Submitted proposal papers will be included in the conference proceedings and presented as part of the poster session. ACE 2014 proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS).

Submission deadline: July 14, 2014, 23:59:59 Samoa Standard Time (UTC -11)

Decision notification date: August 11, 2014.

Detailed submission instructions can be found at http://www.ace2014.info/

For further information feel free to contact us via email at: kids@ace2014.info

Hope to see you all in Funchal

The ACE 2014 organizing committee


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