17th International Conference on
Artificial Reality and Telexistence
Supported by ArtAbilitation 2007
November 28-30, 2007
Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark
ICAT is the oldest international conference on Virtual Reality and Telexistence. State
of the art innovations in the technology are presented alongside novel ways to
transfer and express information. Artistic and societal works are also presented via
panels, demos and workshops. Researchers are invited to submit papers on novel
theories, methods, applications and practices related to Artificial- Augmented-
Mixed- Virtual- Realities and Telexistence. Suggested topics are listed over.
Denmark, Esbjerg city and region are delighted to be the host for the 17th ICAT
International Conference which in its history has never been outside of Asia/Pacific.
Esbjerg was named as Danish city of the year 2006. The country’s 5th largest city is
situated on the beautiful South West Coast of the Jutland peninsula in the middle of
the country’s loveliest holiday area on the shores of the North Sea and surrounded
by woodlands and parklands. The city is recognized as the GATEWAY TO
SCANDINAVIA and is known as an educational Mecca with 11 institutes of higher
education. Numerous museums and galleries present international and national
works. The local architecture is wondrous -from faithfully restored Viking sites that
illustrate the country’s cultural history -to the ultramodern Performing Arts Centre,
Musikhuset which was designed by Utzon (architect of the Sydney Opera House,
Australia). Legendary seafaring stories can be accessed by visiting the local fisheries
museum where visitors can also have ‘close encounters’ with all form of sea life.
Excellent opportunities abound in shopping via Denmark’s longest pedestrian street.
Esbjerg is also the ideal starting point for visits to LEGO or the home of the fairy tale
author Hans Christian Andersen.
The Mayor & the people of Esbjerg look forward to welcoming you to the city.
For further information on ICAT 2007 or ArtAbilitation: firstname.lastname@example.org Anja Hergesell
Call for Papers: – see also www. icat2007.org – Deadline July 1st 2007
The Effects of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) on electrical brain
The Centre for Intelligent Systems and Complex Process (CISCP) along
with the Brain Sciences Institute (BSI) are seeking healthy male participants
for research focusing on the effects of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) on
electrical brain activity.
Participants who pass inclusion criteria will be asked to participate
in a single testing session at the Brain Sciences Institute, where they
will be administered variable concentrations of nitrous oxide/oxygen gas
mixture. During the inhalation of the gas mixture participants will have their
electrical brain activity recorded using electroencephalography (EEG), a
non-invasive method which records electrical brain activity from the
scalp via a standard cap.
Between the ages of 20-40 years
Satisfactory general health
No history of psychiatric/mental illness (including epilepsy)
No history of medical sleep apnoea (snoring)
No history of adverse reaction to Nitrous Oxide
No history of regular analgesia or sedation treatments
Nitrous Oxide (N2O):
N2O is a colourless gas with a sweet odour and taste. Participants
will be administered varying concentrations of N2O, higher concentrations of
which may induce nausea or emesis (vomiting) in some cases. N2O has been
used as an analgesic and mild anaesthetic in medicine for over 150 years. In
more recent times N2O is used as an analgesic in dentistry and paediatrics.
The popularity of N2O in both sedation and analgesia is testament to the
efficacy and safety of this gas.
Please contact Brett Foster for more information:
Ph: 9214-5543(w); 0407413583(m)
- FWD: WANTED Audio Visual Laptop Artists
We’re in need of clued up, dynamic, visually conceptual and smart laptop masterminds to join forces with a set of neo tech-heads. Our aim is to further develop an organic and vibrant movement of thinkers and doers, with the support of individual’s who are inspired and passionate about their art form. Coming in June 2007 is a weekly audiovisual get together, where visual artists will get paid to play…
To become part of this AV movement we need from you a 15min visual demo (DVD) or link to a site with your fine work. Please keep to the 15min timeline, as longer examples of work will not be reviewed. Preferential treatment will be given to geeks, nerds and avant-garde laptop masterminds. All works will be treated with the utmost of confidentiality and all copyright elements adhered to.
Please send DVD demos to the address below or for further information please contact Bee on:
Suite 127 / 278 Church Street Richmond,