Second Iteration : emergence

Second Iteration will assemble an exciting international gathering of artists, software developers, musicians, architects, theorists and computer scientists for three intense days of challenging new ideas, critical debate and information exchange.

Prior to the conference, selected submissions will be published online for reading / viewing / listening by pre-registered attendees. This gives attendees the chance to learn about each other's work, establish connections and commence discussion, even collaboration, before the event proper. It is hoped that this will encourage attendees to "break the ice" early, making the conference a focussed and energetic forum for exploring generative electronic art, whilst building an international community of practitioners and theorists.

The conference will consist of invited presentations and contributed formal papers, demonstrations, panel sessions and guided discussion about the works and issues of relevance to generative art. The concepts discussed and issues raised will documented on the Second Iteration CD-ROM, audio CD and proceedings (along with accepted works and papers). This publication will be released after the event. It is anticipated that the documentation will be an important contribution during these formative stages of electronic, generative art practice and theory.

We hope to have your work, ideas and other contributions form a part of the Second Iteration documentation. First Iteration CD-ROM's and audio CD's have been selling strongly since December 1999. Selected papers from this event have been published in two special editions of Leonardo Journal, MIT Press.

full programme | invited speakers

The conference will be held at Monash University's Art & Design building at the Caulfield campus in Melbourne, Australia. The building boasts a state-of-the-art lecture theatre with multi-screen projection, Macintosh and PC facilities and high speed Internet access.

Second Iteration : pricing
We have attempted to provide a flexible and affordable pricing structure for the conference. We encourage you to register before November 14th in order to assist in conference administration. (All prices are GST inclusive)
student & unwaged*
14 Nov.
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Includes preview online access to selected submissions, welcoming party, morning and afternoon refreshments, admission to all conference sessions. FULL registrations also receive one copy of the conference documentation which will be mailed after the event.
$275.00 $341.00 $66.00* $66.00*
Includes morning and afternoon refreshments and admission to conference sessions on the selected day
$121.00 $143.00 $33.00* $33.00*

Held on Thursday, December 6. To confirm numbers, notice of your intention to attend the dinner must be received by 14 November. Please include details of any specific dietry requirements (e.g. vegetarian) with your registration.
* Limited additional spaces may be available after 14 November, please indicate your interest on the registration form.

$66.00 Not available $66.00 Not available
Extra copy of the proceedings documentation. Please note that conference documentation is only included in the price of a FULL conference registration. This material will be mailed to purchasers following the event.
$66.00 $66.00 $66.00 $66.00


*STUDENTS & UNWAGED: Please note that this extra discounted student price is available only to full-time students at a recognised educational institution. Payment must be accompanied by proof of full-time student status (e.g. photocopy of student identity card). Students should bring their identity card to the conference when registering. Please note also that a copy of the conference documentation is not included in the price of student or unwaged registration.

Second Iteration : registration


You may download a registration form:

and fax or mail it along with your payment (contact details are on the form). We will also accept these forms as email attachments sent to For security reasons we advise you to send credit card details via regular mail or fax. We are not offering an online registration option for the same reason.

We will notify you by e-mail once your payment has been processed and accepted. Your registration is not valid until we receive payment.


All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD). Payments may be made by VISA or MASTERCARD credit cards.

We can only accept cheques drawn from Australian banks. Please make all cheques payable to "Monash University".

We can also accept International Money Orders (bank drafts) or wire transfers, provided an extra $20 processing fee is included (this is charged by our bank as a processing fee).



You may cancel your registration before Friday November 16 and your payment will be refunded minus a $55 processing fee.

Due to administration requirements, no refunds can be given for cancelled registrations after November 16.


Second Iteration : travel and accommodation


The city of Melbourne is a bustling metropolis with a population of about 3.5 million people. It is well serviced by international and domestic air services. Direct international flights are available from mainland USA and Japan. Flights from Europe are usually via Asia.


Melbourne's comprehensive public transport system of trams, trains and buses permits easy travel throughout the metropolitan area.


A wide variety of accommodation options are availble within easy reach of the conference venue.

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