Nam June Paik (1932-2006) exhibited a progressive music environment for audiences, Random Access (1963) in his first solo show. It allowed audiences to make their own sound collages by interacting with visual audiotapes on a white wall. The interactive approach of Random Access was mainly intertwined with his musique concrète composing experiences. This paper examines the relationship between Paik’s work and musique concrète, and articulates Paik’s contributions to making a prototype of musical interactive art. Based on the study, Diligent Operator (2016) suggests a creative musical space with Max/MSP Jitter and Arduino.
Roger Malina is a space scientist and astronomer, and an art-science researcher. He is currently Professor of Art and Technology, and Professor of Physics, at UT Dallas. Malina is the founder of the ArtSciLab (artscilab.utdallas.edu ), which hosts collaborative projects between artists and scientists resulting in art works, scientific data exploration tools, and public engagement activities involving the integration of the arts, design, and humanities in science, technology, education, and mathematics (STEAM). Malina is an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics and recipient of the "Laser d’or" Prize, from the International Video Art Organisation.
Sue Gollifer is the Director of the ISEA International Headquarters. She is an artist a curator and Principal Lecturer and the Course Leader for Digital Media Arts MA and a researcher at the University of Brighton, UK. Her work is in both national and international public and private collections and she is on a number of National and International Committees, including (CAS) the Computer Arts Society, (DAM), Digital Art Museum, (DAC) the ACM SIGRAPH Digital Arts Community and Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH ‘The Life Time Achievement in Digital Arts Award’.
She has been a curator of a number of International Digital Art Exhibitions including the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Exhibition’04: Synaesthesia and the “Intuition and Ingenuity” art exhibition to celebrate the Alan Turing Centenary 2012 and the & the William Latham Exhibition Mutator 1 & 2 (2013) at Phoenix, Brighton.
She is on the Editorial Board of Digital Creativity, a referred journal published by Routledge, and is the art editor and curator of the visual section ‘Artist Space’, which examines the work of artists using digital technology. She is also on the Review Panel for the Leonardo Journal.
In 2006 she was awarded an iDMAa Award, The International Digital Media Arts Award for her ‘Exceptional Services to the International New Media Community’.
David Rothenberg (b. 1962) is a professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, with a special interest in animal sounds as music. He is also a jazz musician whose books and recordings reflect a longtime interest in understanding other species by making music with them.\n\nRothenburg graduated from Harvard and took his PhD from Boston University.
Annette Bhagwati studied Social Anthropology and Art History in Freiburg, Berlin and London. After extensive fieldwork in West Africa (Benin) she received an M.A. in Area Studies Africa (1993) and a Ph.D. (1999) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. In her thesis she examined local aesthetics and evaluative frameworks in oral culture.
After graduating, she worked for Artsworldwide, London, and Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, before she became programme coordinator and in-house curator in the department of Exhibitions, Film, New Media at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin (2001-2006). In this capacity, she coordinated and advised on major international exhibitions, conferences and festival collaborations, with a special focus on African, Asian and Latin American arts and cultures. Exhibitions include "Portrait Afrika. African Portrait Photography", "The Short Century" (Okwui Enwezor), "subTerrain. Contemporary Art from India" (Geeta Kapur), "Politics of Fun. Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia"(Ong Keng Sen/Gridthiya Gaweewong), "Far Near Distance. Contemporary Positions of Iranian Artists" (Rose Issa), "DisOrientation. Contemporary Art from the Middle East" (Jack Persekian) and "About Beauty" (Wu Hung). Annette Bhagwati has taught courses on African Literatures at SOAS, graduate seminars on Classical and Contemporary African Art at Freie Universität, Berlin, and has co-edited the exhibition catalogue "Porträt Afrika" (1999).
Dr. David McConville serves as the board chair for BFI. As a media artist and researcher, he develops tools and techniques for exploring the big picture context of the complex challenges facing humanity. He is currently creative director of the Worldviews Network, a collaboration of artists, scientists, and educators integrating storytelling and scientific visualizations to facilitate dialogues about social-ecological resilience in science centers across the United States.
He also co-founded The Elumenati, a full service design and engineering firm specializing in the development of immersive virtual environments. His transdisciplinary doctoral research through the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth examined the historic and contemporary role of visualization practices in shaping views of the world.
El Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra es compositor, artista transdisciplinar y director fundador del proyecto internacional Balance-Unbalance. Es además profesor del Departamento de Música en Concordia University, Canadá y director fundador del Centro de Experimentación e Investigación en Artes Electrónicas (CEIArtE) de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Argentina.
Ha sido director del Hexagram Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies de Canadá; coordinador del Área Comunicación Multimedial del Ministerio de Educación de la Nación en Argentina; investigador asociado del Music Technology and Innovation Research Centre en De Montfort University de Inglaterra; consultor senior del Centro de Arte y Nuevos Medios Amauta en Cusco, Perú; coordinador del proyecto internacional DOCAM - Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage; e investigador y consultor de la UNESCO, Francia, en temas de media arts.
Ian Danby has worked across the creative and cultural sectors in both a commercial and publicly funded capacity for the last 20 years. From managingThe Custard Factory in Birmingham, one of the largest Creative Industry Hubs in the UK, to programming and curating at The Public to heading up the Visual Arts atArtsCouncil West Midlands where he developed the artist run galleryEastside Projects.