Enabled by leaps and bounds in the evolution of the information society, ‘data’ has become the most important economic resource of the networked economy, that is mediated by the co-located and instantaneous access, dissemination and sharing of information amongst people across vast distances. Central to these various transactions that occur in our network culture, there exist numerous policy propositions that seek to regulate the archiving, access, sharing, use and dissemination of data.
This panel intends to discuss operational strategies for public and private exhibition spaces, proposed by artists, curators, professionals in expography and museology in the field of Brazilian Electronic & Digital Art, from early experiences to a contemporary perspective.
Ricardo Rivera and Aaron Brakke / Colombia - USA Nolineal, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
The panel's goal is to explore art / science / technology relationships amidst the proliferated production of scientific and artistic data and the various forms of representation beyond traditional two-dimensional static interfaces. This panel is interested in gathering an interdisciplinary intercontinental group that includes producers of biological data, artists, and producers of the moving image, scientists and architects to provoke a dialogue about how bio visualization is becoming an intensified avenue for scientific and artistic exploration and knowledge production that had not been possible until recently. This panel will explore the relationship between data and its imaging in interactive environments, mediated by biological concepts. The panelists will address how the representation of the big data in virtual or interactive environments have moved beyond metaphor and biomimicry and how they provide a vital contribution to all living beings that must find creative ways to coexist and survive the Anthropocene.
This panel undertakes a deep and critical reflection about the general usage of biomedical signals from the mid 1960s to now- adays and their inclusion in artistic work, in regard both to the artistic application of these signals as well as the consequent theoretical implications. The members of this panel discuss con- crete applications of biomedical signals in dance, performance and installation, the role of the enacting self embodied in these systems and the implications interactive installations have for the self-perception through technology. They focus on the complex and hybrid relationships between body, technology and environment, the perceptual qualities emerging from it, as well as the ethical implications of employing these systems.
"New realities of the Body in Contemporary Performance"
Isabelle Choinière, Andrea Davidson and Enrico Pitozzi / Canada - United Kingdom - Italia Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Chichester, University IUAV of Venice
This panel considers the new and multiple relationships of the senses emerging in contemporary creative processes and performance integrating new technologies. Arguing that such practices call for a re-evaluation and analysis of notions of performativity, corporeality and representation as well as of the terminology employed to describe them, it considers the sensory-perceptual deconstruction, reorganization and reconstruction involved when the body is "touched" by, interacts with, and "incorporates" the effects of technology. And as these new approaches are also expressed through collaborations, hybrid artistic approaches, new forms of interdisciplinarity and communities of practitioners, the panel will look at the implications of this activity for existing networks of research-creation, looking at their specificity and considering how participants in these networks exchange, interact and collaborate.
Kevin Hamilton, Anita Say Chan, Fabian Mauricio Prieto Nanez, Stacey Robinson and Tania Pérez Bustos / USA - Colombia University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, National University of Colombia
Through critique, proposition, and hopeful exploration, this panel will examine the colonial roots of design as a practice of future- projection. Together the papers and discussion will contribute to new understanding of the influence of colonial power on contemporary design processes, and will begin imagining new decolonial approaches to design as a process and a situated cultural practice.
This panel tries to open a discussion on the history of the hybridization of art and technology in the last five or six decades, with reference to any specific country, in the Latin American region. It consists of 33 countries of all sizes, from the extensive Brazil to the small islands of the Caribbean.