This is superb news - a brilliant one day event happening in Hull! Digital Utopias is a one-day conference which will inspire and incite debate about how new technologies are enabling creativity across the arts.
What to expect Topical debates will take over the main auditorium where we will celebrate the connections between contemporary digital practice and art and technology histories; examine how organisations are redefining social spaces through networked objects and thinking machines, plus we invite insightful critiques of current art/tech collaborations.
In the studio theatre artists, curators and thinkers will showcase tools and practice covering:Digital sculpture, wearables and smart devices; interactivity, motion tracking and video mapping in dance and theatre; New publishing and distribution methods. In the classroom we will host run two clinics one on what to do with your organisational data and the second on ensuring long term access to digital information through collecting, archiving and preservation.
Speakers The event will feature the following speakers with the full line up and schedule to be announced shortly see www.artscouncil.org.uk/digitalutopias for further details Dr Sarah Cook, Lynn Scarff (The Science Gallery), Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield), Ruth MacKenzie (The Space), Memo Atken, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Julia Kaganskiy (NewInc), Dr Jennifer Gabrys, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Morgan Quaintance, Sarah Ellis (Royal Shakespeare Company) Irini Papadimitriou (V&A), Extanct, Joanna Ellis (The Writing Platform), Katrina Sluis (The Photographers Gallery), Karen Gaskill (Crafts Council), Amit Sood (Google Cultural Institute), Yes Yes No.
Ticket are £6 and are available now. Book here!
Digital Utopias is an Arts Council event curated by Abandon Normal Devices as a trailblazer event for Hull City of Culture 2017, bringing together a range of Arts Council partners including The Space, AHRC and The British Council as well as artists and cultural practitioners from across the UK and beyond.