call for artifacts


Proposals Submission Deadline EXTENDED June 30, 2011

The artifacts category seeks to provide participants with an opportunity to present work in a forum that facilitates open discussion and enables direct interaction with conference attendees. A dedicated session will be held during the conference to present the artifacts.

Artifacts can be anything from design sketchbooks to reformed organizational processes, advertisements, products, short films, conceptual objects, etc. We encourage submissions that are thought provoking and visually engaging, and which cover exploratory/speculative work, smaller projects, unusual representations of ethnographic work, and so on. The form of the presented materials is open. In keeping with the category title “artifacts”, we encourage submissions based on some material installation that can be exhibited at the conference. Our hope is that the tangible quality will, in part, prompt interaction with and between conference attendees.

Artifact proposals must include:

– a single page describing or illustrating the proposed submission (include any and all figures and references, where appropriate)

– a paragraph and image (no more that 150 words) that can be displayed on the conference website

– the names, contact information and background of the organizer(s)

Descriptions (including images) of accepted artifacts will be published in the COINS11 Proceedings. Accepted submissions will have their 150 word descriptions posted on the COINS11 website.

It is up to the attendee to arrange transporation of the accepted artifact to Basel.

The call is closed.

Notification of acceptance by July 28, 2011.

logo_COINs The coins11 conference, Sept. 8–10, 2011 is presented in collaboration by Hyperwerk Institute of Postindustrial Design and the COINs Collaborative, an initiative of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Wayne State University College of Engineering-Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Collective Intelligence. The collaborative builds open knowledge networks to advance the emerging science of collaboration for design, research and industry competitive advantage. For more information on the COINs conference, visit