• Date
      June 1, 2017

      Elastic Spaces - Projected Narratives of Being and Belonging

      Santiago Tavera, Anthony Head, Laura Acosta / Canada - United Kingdom Concordia University, Bath Spa University

      The workshop, Projected Simulations of Being and Belonging, invites interdisciplinary artists and researchers to collaborate on a series of video projections to be displayed on the windows and facades of a building in La Universidad de Caldas and/or the city of Manizales. During this workshop, experiments with digital media will explore experiences of dislocation. Participants will combine fictional and personal narratives of belonging or displacement in order to construct digital visions of peace. Stemming from an exploration of states of dislocation and technical video/graphic experimentation, this workshop will result in the creation of outdoor projections in a public space. This workshop is about generating social collaboration between participants in order to work towards conflict resolutions between heritage surfaces and subjective narratives, past histories and illusions of the future, and finally, effects of war and visions of peace. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with video camera setups, multiple projections on buildings, video mapping and motion graphic tools. The use of digital media presents the potential to simulate a state of disembodiment (elasticity, alteration, translation) for viewers and participants. Framing a public context with video projections allows for the simultaneous activation and archival of a cultural site.
    • Date
      June 1, 2017

      Art + Digital Culture <-> Public Policy

      Ricardo Dal Farra, Felipe Londoño, Diego Pimentel / Canada - Colombia - Argentina
      Concordia University / CEIArtE-UNTREF, University of Caldas, San Martín Cultural Center

      Art + Digital Culture <-> Public Policy" will join invited expert speakers and will be open for participation of the general public too, considering that many people attending ISEA are also experts coming from a variety of electronic arts fields. There will be test- cases and people presenting about their experience and perspective on public policies related to digital culture in general and electronic art/art & science in particular.
    • Date
      June 1, 2017

      Hyper-listening: Praxis

      Buddhaditya Chattopadhyay / India
      University of Leiden

      Contemporary world is strained with intensified conflicts between nations, and within various sects and segments of peoples. The future human societies need to learn how to resolve conflict of interests, values and beliefs. Acceptance and tolerance are essential for humanity to navigate the challenging times ahead, which is marked by scarcity of natural resources and an unprecedented human-made decay in the environments, leading to possible anthropocenic calamities. It is my assumption that the root of all conflicts is essentially embedded in a lack of ability to listen carefully to the other. As philosopher Gemma Corradi Fiumara suggests, a propensity to listen to others, without making immediate judgments, may potentially lead to bridge the troubled water of difference. My proposal is to employ an inclusive, mindful and contemplative listening practice coined “hyper-listening” as a way to approach conflict resolution.
    • Date
      June 1, 2017

      HAPLAB: A Sci-Fi Workshop on Horror and Possibility

      Sophia Brueckner / USA
      University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

      “A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.” -Frederick Pohl

      For decades, science fiction authors have explored both our wildest dreams and greatest fears for where technology might lead us. This workshop ties science fiction with speculative/critical design as a means to encourage the ethical and thoughtful design of new technologies.
    • Date
      June 1, 2017

      Ecology and Eco-art: Seed Sculpture Lab

      Adam Zaretsky and Kira Decoudres / USA
      Marist College

      Abstract: The performative act of seed sculpting and seed balling is meant to increase public awareness of politics and responsibilities surrounding anthropogenic effects on the environment. Through the creation of public installation of sculptures made of organic local edibles, exotics and import species, the computer-aided landscape design of urban architecture was disrupted by the lab's participants.
    • Date
      June 1, 2017

      Avatar life-review to support memory in older adults

      Semi Ryu and Stefano Faralli / USA
      Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Manheim

      This workshop will introduce an innovative therapy platform designed for older adults, with interactive avatars reflecting users' speech, gestures, and emotional states in real time. This transdisciplinary project integrates electronic arts, gaming, computer science, gerontology, storytelling, and therapy rooted in Korean shamanistic practice.
    • Date
      June 1, 2017

      The Game of Dobble Debate: Play, Difference, and Coexistence

      Lynne Heller, Nina Czegledy, Judith Doyle, Anna Lew and Martin Shook / Canada
      OCAD University

      The Game of Dobble Debate: Play, Difference, and Coexistence is a research-creation project that investigates learning through design iteration, humor and play in the form of a card game, in order to encourage discussions about difference. Differing abilities are traditionally designated as disabilities but they could also be extraordinary ability, such as synesthesia. In the last decade, the role of game as a catalyst became foregrounded in various fields particularly in education and healthcare. This workshop aims to elucidate the difference and difficulties that is elicited through using play and humor rather than traditional play strategies. The Dobble Debate concept and practice was developed at OCAD University in Toronto.
    • Date
      June 1, 2017

      Conflict as a ground for destruction of heritage and subsequent gentrification

      Murat Germ / Turkey
      Sabanci University

      There is a major construction program, being undertaken in the past decade, named “urban transformation” by the ruling government. As the transformation moved forward, it turned out this building activity was intended for profit and not for better urban environments. The construction was also a social engineering construct, causing people to lose their native homes during the demolition process (dispossession) to make ground for new costlier housing to be bought by the rich.