Call for Proposals Conference Events
São Paulo, Brazil

Soft Borders is the 4th Upgrade! International Network Conference and Festival, that will take place in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 18th to 21st/october/2010. The previous editions of the conference happened in New York (USA), Ocklahoma City (USA) and Skopje (Macedônia).

We invite proposals of papers, posters and workshops. A brief summary only is required for the selection process. This should be submitted electronically via the online submission system, by 30/April/2010. You will be asked to create an account with the system before uploading your summary.

We require a summary proposal of 500 words maximum. The title, authors’ name, affiliation and contact details including email address must be provided as well. You don’t need to upload the full paper now. The selected works must upload the full paper file after the notification of acceptance.

In case of problems, please email

Subject coverage

Soft Borders embraces a wide variety of topics, cross-displinary approaches and presentations of cutting edge technologies. Within the overall theme of soft borders, the subject areas may include but are not limited to the concepts and practice of:

  • Authorship
  • Body / Machine
  • Reality / Thought
  • Collaborative Actions
  • Displacements: global & local transactions
  • Nomadic spaces
  • Ways of interaction and Interfaces
  • Digital Narratives
  • Art & Code
  • Visualising ideas and concepts
  • Digital performance
  • Immersive environments
  • Web 2.0 technologies in art and culture
  • Sound, music, film and animation
  • Technologies of digitisation, 2D and 3D imaging
  • Virtual and augmented worlds

Case studies may be accepted, provided that they include discussions of wider principles or applications using the case study as an example.

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