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Wired and Dangerous - The Impact of Technology on the Creative Process

The final conference in the Get Wired series, exploring new technology and the arts, takes place on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 July at the Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester.
The technological revolution is having an enormous impact on the arts and creative industries. As during the Renaissance, artists are coming out of their ivory towers to draw influence from and engage with science, commerce (eg: games technology), and many other areas of life.
Taking place at a fascinating point in history, Wired and Dangerous is a 2-day conference exploring "the impact of technology on the creative process". The sixth and final conference in the hugely popular Get Wired series, it also forms part of the 2000-2001 Year of the Artist celebrations. Shaped by a group of leading practitioners from the arts and technology fields, the programme brings together artists, commentators, arts managers and others to create a "safe" environment in which the mainstream arts community can embrace technology and vice versa.
Organised by the Arts Council of England, Eastern Touring Agency and East Midlands Arts, Wired and Dangerous is relevant for artists, arts programmers and anyone seeking to explore this area of work.

  • Keynote speech: The Impact of Technology on the Creative Process - Terry Braun, Braunarts

  • Artists include: Keith Piper; Juliet Robson; Rita Keegan; Olu Taiwo; Stefan Gec; Tea, Toast and Technology; Active Ingredient's Chemical Garden

  • Presentations: free technology (The Redundant Technology Initiative); the 20 year evolution of digital arts (Bill Thompson); making music in your bedroom (Norwich Arts Centre), technology and dance (Mark Murphy, V-TOL), multi-media performance (Blast Theory; Hugo Glendinning, Forced Entertainment); Online subversion: anarchic site-seeing; Literature online (Sue Thomas, trAce)

  • Discussions: Working with Institutions; Spaces for new and emerging art-forms; Putting it on: programming, commissioning, producing, promoting (with input from the Lovebytes Festival)

  • Consultancy on intellectual property rights and project funding:

  • Learning and interactive space, with surfing and CD Roms

  • Digital Disco fusing music, art, film and digital technology - live at the Dry Dock pub, Tuesday 25 July
Web-site and on-line booking at www.getwired.org.uk or call +44 (0)1223 500202 Price for 2 days: 80 + VAT (or 40 + VAT for non-salaried artists and students)