Open Call for Submission

LAST Festival, October 15-18, Silicon Valley

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The L.A.S.T. (Life Art Science Technology)  Festival, organized by the California-based nonprofit Thymos Foundation,  is seeking works of art (very loosely defined) that fit in the contemporary high-tech world, particularly immersive and interactive installations that elicit the participation of the audience and, in general, concept pieces that employ emerging media and examine technological frameworks in an innovative way. The underlining theme is human-machine symbiosis and what “ordinary life” means in an increasingly digital society.

The festival is scheduled for October 15-18 in Silicon Valley.

Artists and makers working in all formats and disciplines (visual, sound and performance art as well as engineering and science)  are welcome to submit.

When applying, please include:

·       An artist’s bio

·       A description of the artwork

·       URL of the artist’s website

·       State of the project

·       Images or videos or other documentation of the project

·       Materials required

·       and any other relevant information

The  deadline for submissions is September 30, 2015, but the first batch of artworks will be selected already on September  8.

Artists based outside the Bay Area are welcome to submit projects, but we are unable to provide support for travel.

Submissions should be directed to with “LAST Submission 2015” in the subject line.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions!


The weekend-long L.A.S.T. (Life Art Science Technology)  festival, founded in 2014, promotes interdisciplinary forms of technology-intensive art-making that expand the potential for audience engagement. The festival  is structured around four programs

·       Interactive multimedia art installations

·       Inspirational talks by luminaries on cutting-edge technology and science

·       Live performances

·       Interactive workshops or talks by artists

The first LAST festival was held in San Jose at the prestigious Zero1 Garage on June 6-7, 2014. The second LAST festival was held in San Francisco at the legendary The Lab

on October 23-25, 2014. The third LAST festival is scheduled for October 15-18, 2015, and the fourth one is being planned for Beijing in early 2016.


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