Thursday, 8 July 2010

Digital Arts weeks Xian

The IOCT was a strong presence at Digital Arts Weeks in Xian, China in early July 2010 . Dr Steve Gibson, Senior Research Fellow was a key organiser, presenter, educational chair, workshop presenter and also exhibitor with his interactive bicycle spoof. 'Grand Theft Bicycle' Professor Andrew Hugill presented the transdisciplinary work of the IOCT at the symposium at the Fine Art Academy and also gave a pre-concert talk at the prestigious Music Conservatory on Piano Pataphysics and an open air concert in Jade valley attended both by participants and village locals. Professor Sue Thomas gave a conference keynote on Transliteracy research practice at the conference and Professor Martin Rieser mounted the Third Woman interactive mobile film and an opening performance intervention with workshop students directed by collaborators Anna Dumitriu and Margarete Jahrmann in the great hall of the Fine Art Academy and gave a conference talk on the Art of Mobility. Brett Battey showed his piece Sinus Aestum in the Trans-Art exhibition and Honji Yang gave a talk at Xi'an Jiaotong University on Prolonging Software Life for Digital Art Systems and moderated the Future Cities forum.