Registrations and programme for sIREN Conference 2017: Arts and Digital Practices

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The conference programme:

30th May – Day 1

9:30 – 12:30 Workshops

12:00 – 13:30 Registrations & Lunch

13:30 – 15:50 Bodies – Digital Culture – Spaces – Dr Owen Green chairing

Locus Sonus Audio In Art. From collective to individual and back – Dr Peter Sinclair

Textual Maps – The Body as Site – Jonsson & Bogers

Grasping Elapsing 3.1 – Williams

Revealing the Invisible City: Comprehending the human-city bond through data visualization and sonification – Barahona, Cui, Estevez, Huang & Talianni

Neu Collective Consciousness – Kaushal

15:50 – 16:00 Coffee break

16: 00 – 19:00 Digital Tools – Prof Chris Speed chairing

Art and Mobilities in Unstable Landscapes – Keynote by Dr Jen Southern

Glass Gateways – Kelly & Mann

SilkRoad – Digital/Analog. Creating public art intervention in the context of education and technology – Farr

Language or medium: the malleable structure of art making in a digital environment – Kearney, Escobar and Vilaneau

‘The Perfect Circle’: Using robotics as a creative tool in contemporary design and art practices – Tirupattur

The Metaphysical Potential of Networks – Clayton


31st May – Day 2

9:00 – 9:15 Coffee

9:15 – 10:50 Digitisation in art practice – Dr Sophia Lycouris chairing

‘The Ritournelles of Digitisation in Art’- Yildirim

Exploring social issues and cultural knowledge through machinima – Baxter

Digital Vivisection: The Technologic Consumption of Human Anima – Gangwisch

Scientific methods and creative processes for wearable technologies: from invention to innovation – Tenuta & Testa

10:50 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 13:45 Digital arts and urbanism – Prof Richard Coyne chairing

Composing methods: on the limits of problem spaces in a time of rendition – Keynote by Celia Lury, Director of CIM

The Art of Transformation: Using Virtual Space for Cultural Organizing – Boot & Michaels

Hyperlocal Imaginaries – McAndrew & Sermon

Digital art in public spaces: New urban landscapes – Del Puglia

Exploring the Intersection of Spatial Practices and Technology with Critical and Creative Methods: Some Experiences and Suggestions – Wood

Exploring & Sharing People’s Emotional Bond with Places in the City – Stals

13:45 – 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:50 Computation and Creative Processes – Prof Peter Nelson chairing

Literal translations? How computer-assisted scoring of soundfiles is affecting the aesthetics of contemporary music – Keynote by Dr. Nicolas Donin

Digital interactions: Sound and three-dimensional forms – Panourgia, Wheelaghan & Yang

The Laptop Tour: Redefining Classical Music Performance Spaces – Coleclough & Forshee

A joynt magnetism of three heavens: compositional & computational approaches to sonifying alchemical data – Roberts

Sorted 2.0 – Hignett

16:50 – 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00 Round Table session – Dr Martin Parker chairing

19:30 – 21:00 Closing Concert


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We are looking forward to seeing you in Edinburgh!