On Friday 27th October at 18.00 (UK time), Dance Umbrella hosts 'Come Surfing',
a public seminar on Digital Art, Dance, Performance and The Internet.
An IRC line will be open from 18.00 (UK time) for real-time (written) discussion with friends, colleagues and interested parties from around the world.
Here you will find all the information necessary for joining the live IRC linkup.
Requests for information or correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org
The key issues under discussion will be:
The Internet as a viable arena for real time collaboration
Real-time interactivity: is it really possible?
Transferable models: what do we take into the digital environment from our usual work practice and what do the models of digital technology offer our real-world practice?
Contesting models? The network Vs Linearity.
The Body and digital technology. Does the computer extend the body/consciousness?
Connections/relations/interfaces between Art and Science.
Can we sustain a notion of 'the artist'? Is the 'technician' an 'artist'/is the 'artist' a 'technician'?
Have the new communications technologies produced a new hybrid art form?
Whilst reviewing what is currently possible and happening, and the impact of new technologies on the arts in general, we will be wanting to speculate about the future possibilities.
Anyone interested in joining in discussion on these or other issues please join us on-line at 6pm (UK time) Friday 27th October.
The live panel consists of:
Director of VOID:PERFORMANCE, Liz uses models from the new communications technologies in her performance and inatallation work. She works with scientists from the University of Bath on robotics which also figure in her live work.
David writes the new technologies column for GQ magazine. He researches widely on issues arising from new technologies and teaches at Nottingham Trent University. He was once writer for the experimental theatre company Lumiere & Son.
Rob La Frenais:
Rob is a freelance curator and writer and was, this year, Artistiuc Director of the Belluard/Bollwerk Festival in Fribourg. He has worked extensively with artists and scientists using computer technology and has come to new technology through an interest in performance art and the body.
David Hughes (chair):
David teaches at Nottingham Trent University and edits the bi-monthly Live Art Magazine. As a multi-media practitioner has has used compouters aesthetically and functionally. His current interests have to do with new communications systems in the teaching environment.
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