9.30 – 9.40 Introduction
- Prof. Martin Looms – Into the Frame
This is a mixed-media art installation that combined haptics, sound and visuals into the exerience of an artstic work, and also makes visible the tech that is going on behind the scenes.
9.40 – 10.40 Presentations from School of Art and Design (5 minute each + Q&A)
- Prof. Hilary Robinson – Arts and technology collaborations at Carnegie Mellon university. Presentation slides.
- Prof. Suzanne Buchan – Curating Animated Wonderworlds at the Museum for Design Zurich.
A brief illustrated talk on thematics and the curatorial process of selecting 35 animated works from mostly digital R&D, popular, scientific animation, apps and data visualisations.
- A/Prof. Keith Piper – Robots & Code
- Jonathan Hodgson – Animation
- Magnus Moar – Creative technology
- Nic Sandiland – Interactive dance installations presentation slides (Gravity shift, Orbital, and Remote dancing)
- Roddy Hunter – Towards The Next Art-of-Peace Biennale After the Net
The project revisits artist Robert Filliou’s conception of an Art-of-Peace Biennale as a ‘show, like a biennale or a triennial or a quartrennale, of work by artists that deals with the specific problem of making the world a world with peace and harmony’. The sole edition of the Biennale was held in Hamburg, 1985 and I am the self-appointed curator of the second edition that mainly happens on online through www.peacebiennale.info and explores the opportunities and limitations of curating networked art practice online after the net. Ideally, internet access would be good to show the website and quickly talk through the project.
10.40 – 11. 00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00 Presentations from School of Science and Technology (5 minute each + Q&A)
- Prof. William Wong – Interaction Design Centre
- Prof. Chris Huyck – Artificial Intelligence, Neuromorphic Systems and the Human Brain Project. Homepage.
- Prof Sue Tapsell – Managing flood risk and related issues – an overview of the work at Flood Hazard Research Centre (Natural Sciences Dept.) Presentation slides
- Dr. Kai Xu – Making Sense of Data through Visual Analytics. Presentation slides.
- Dr Gill Whitney – Innovation in interface design supported by the use of accessibility and usability standards. Presentation slides
The aim of my talk is to look at how information on usability and accessibility can be presented too and used by designers and specifiers in systems to ensure that the final systems meet the needs of all potential users.
- Dr Susan Hansen – Communities’ complex affective identifications and dis-identifications with street art and graffiti
In particular the removal of street art from community walls for private auction as a morally problematic yet legal action that provokes forms of aesthetic protest. I use longitudinal photo documentation (i.e., I photograph the same walls over time) to examine street art and graffiti as ephemeral dialogue.
- Dr Jaap Boender – Introduction to interactive theorem proving and program verification
- Aleksandar Zivanovic – Curating a history of Computer Art: the work of Edward Ihnatowicz. Presentation slides
Edward Ihnatowicz was a London-based artist active in the 1960s and 70s and is best known for his work on interactive robotic sculpture. I will present his work, why it’s interesting and the challenges it presents to curation. I’ll touch on the themes of “artist as engineer,” the curation of electro-mechanical cultural artefacts, robotic art installations, human-robot interaction, characteristics of motion, etc.
- A Ian Kruger – Tableau dashboards as knowledge visualisations. Presentation slides.
Work in organisations is cognitively distributed, this means that an organisation is composed of multiple areas of knowledge expertise and specialist practices and tools that still have to be coordinated. Dashboards are an increasingly popular means of making sense of data and using it to inform decision making, but I am looking at how Tableau is being used as an artefact in the creation and sharing of knowledge throughout the university, the way in which its use has defused throughout the organisation is itself very interesting. My research question relates to how data is made useful to business users, turns out it is very much a social process, the idea of a lone analyst creating something and then communicating this seems to be a myth, they seem very tightly co-created.