9:00am - 10:00am
Hot Breakfast Buffet
10:00am - 11:15am
OK Millennial. OK Boomer. Making Connections
To the surprise of some millennials, there are artists who have been making tech-based artworks for decades. Other millennials are taking a step back and using analogue methods to make art despite being born in the digital age. The panellists will be discussing their journey toward and away from tech-based artwork, considering the outcomes of DIY vs. ready-made tech, comparing their experiences and creating generational connections.
11:15am - 12:00pm
Round Table: Art Lab?
A physical space that houses digital tech and expertise to support artists using digital technology in their work. Where would it be located? What would be in it? Who might run it?
11:15am - 12:00pm
Round Table: The Resistance
Not only an electrical current measure, ohm… but there is real resistance for artists to adopt digital tech and also for interactive digital tech folks to understand how artists can help create them new opportunities. Where does the resistance come from? How do we overcome it?
11:15am - 1:00pm
11:15am - 3:30pm
Experience and experiment with digital art. The Installation Showcase will feature unique pieces from local and visiting artists and tech industries highlighting the synergy of art and technology. Immersive VR, 360 videos, wearable technology, projections, augmented reality and more will be on exhibit. The showcase will also feature ‘CharBagh’, a participatory digital art project by new-media artist Faisal Anwar that creates ornate geometric patterns through conversations in real-time.
12:30pm - 12:50pm
Performance: Primary Assembly
An Electroencephalography (EEG) system enables Jason to compose electronic music with his thoughts. The EEG system takes the electrical activity of his alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and theta waves, processes them through a series of algorithms, and output MIDI to control a synthesizer. It is essentially telekinesis with a machine, he never touches the synthesizer but has full control over it. What began as a curiosity in mental music composition has become an exploration of how this technology can expand consciousness and the internal sentience of the psyche.
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Mixing Forms: Is It Art? Design? A Game? Craft? Are There Boundaries Anymore?
For years there have been rumblings about defining the boundaries of art. Many hours have been spent debating the roles of art, craft and design. Questions have arisen around identity, authorship, naming and presenting. Currently, similar conversations are occurring about the role of technology in art. Are there limits any more? How does continuous and easy access to digital tools open up our definition of art? When does art become art?
2:15pm - 3:30pm
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Round Table: Wouldn’t it be Nice?
A discussion focused on issues that arise from the first four roundtables and general discussions at the conference. These may be a deeper dive into one of the first four topics or it may delve into something new.
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Keynote: Interdependent and Interdisciplinary: A New Creative Mindset
As creative fields increasingly collide and cross pollinate, innovative leaders must unite a growing number of disparate disciplines if they want to succeed. From her experience designing projects for stage production, museums, events, and architectural installations, acclaimed creative director Mary Franck has developed a unique strategic toolkit for leading interdisciplinary projects. In this talk, she will unpack that toolkit and highlight real-life examples of leadership in action. Whether you’re a designer or craftsman, an artist or a maker, this talk will reveal the techniques needed to succeed in today’s diverse creative landscape.
4:30pm - 4:40pm