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Conference: Transcultural Tendencies | Transmedial Transactions (Shanghai)

August 26/27, 2011, Shanghai

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International Research Conference on Media Arts

Within the International Research Conference in the Series “Consciousness Reframed:    Art and Consciousness in the Post-­Biological Era”

The global impulse in new media art brings together disparate theories and practices from old and new societies, ancient and speculative philosophies, traditional and emergent technologies, into new conjunctions and configurations. There are transformative notions of place and presence, private and social, mind and machine. At the interface of sensibilities and systems , all that is solid melts into air…

These issues form the background of the conference of artists, scholars, scientists, and engineers that will constitute Consciousness Reframed at SIVA, convened by Professor HU, Vice-Dean of the College of New Media Art (SIVA, Fudan University) and co-directed by Professor Roy Ascott, Founding President of the Planetary Collegium.

Introduction

The Consciousness Reframed conference series was founded by Roy Ascott at the University of Wales in 1997. Consciousness Reframed is a forum for trans-disciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology, and consciousness, drawing upon the expertise and insights of artists, designers, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars, from many countries. Consciousness Reframed conferences have taken place in Australia, Austria, China, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

The global impulse in new media art brings together disparate theories and practices from old and new societies, ancient and speculative philosophies, traditional and emergent technologies, into new conjunctions and configurations. There are transformative notions of place and presence, private and social, mind and machine. At the interface of sensibilities and systems, all that is solid melts into air…

These issues form the background of the conference of artists, scholars, scientists, and engineers that will constitute Consciousness Reframed at SIVA, convened by Professor HU, Vice-Dean of the College of New Media Art [SIVA, Fudan University] and co-directed by Professor Roy Ascott, Founding President of the Planetary Collegium.Speakers and Topics

China

Xin DING and Jin ZHU

Xin DING Lecturer Film and Visual Arts Department Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing; Master CalArts Film and Video Art, artist in Experimental film

Jin ZHU

Director of Beijing Planetarium

Speech Topic: Parallel Reality in Visionary Art Works

Bingfeng DONG

Deputy Director Iberia Center for Contemporary Art; Editor -­ in -­ Chief for “Art & Investment” , “Contemporary Art & Investment and “Art in China” magazines

Speech Topic:    The “Chinese Independent Film Archive” of the Iberia Center for Contemporary Art [Beijing]

Jun FEI

Artist / Designer, Associate Professor, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Media Lab, Beijing

Speech Topic: Artistic practice in digital invention and social intervention

Mengbo FENG

Independent artist, Guest – ­Professor of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Speech Topic: After the Digitalization

Yan GONG

Artist, Director of O Art Center, Institute of Visual Arts, Fudan University, Editor -­ in -­ Chief of Art World Magazine

Zhenhua LI

Independent Curator

Speech Topic: The Socialization of the New Media as Reality

Xinghua LU

Teaches in the Department of Philosophy, Tongji University and in the Institute of Contemporary Art and Social Thought, China Academy of Art. His major works include Contemporary Tasks for in Philosophy [2009] and What Is Contemporary Art For? [2011]

Speech Topic: Political Symptoms in Contemporary Documentary Practice in China and the Way Out

Ellen PAU

Filmmaker, media artist and curator based in HK, teaches in HK University, HK Polytechnic University and HK Academy of Performing Arts, full time medical image technologist, advisor to the HK Museum of Art, HK Art Development Council and a number of festivals

Zhijie QIU

Artist,    Associate Professor of China Academy of Art, Vice-­‐Director of Research Center of Visual Culture, China Academy of Art

Jie SHENG [aka gogoj]

New Media Artist, Founder of SHANavlab Beijing

Speech Topic: New Media Art and Survival

Xing WEI

Chief Curator, Himalayas Museum of Art, Graduated from Goldsmith College, University of London

Speech Topic: New Media Art: A View in the Context of the History of Art

Jieming HU

Artist,    Vice‐Dean for the College of New Media Art, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University

Speech Topic: Emotions of Media-­Beyond the Lab

Juehui    WU

New Media Artist, teaches at the School of International Art, China Academy of Art; Artist‐in­‐ Residence at TASML, artist‐in‐Residence at Media x Design Lab, EPFL

Speech Topic: MeatMedia

Weimin ZHENG

Founder of DDM Ware House and ARTLINKART

Speech Topic: Data Power

Yan LIU and aaajiao

Yan LIU

CEO/Cofounder Xindanwei

Aaajiao

CTO/Cofounder Xindanwei

Speech Topic: Co-­working as the vehicle of open design and innovation

Art YAN

Curator, Producer, Researcher, currently lives and works in Shanghai

Speech Topic: Media Future, Media Thinking

Abroad

Jeffrey SHAW

World-renowned pioneer of interactive art, whose seminal artistic experiments over forty years range between expanded cinema and virtual reality. He was founding director of the ZKM Institute for Visual Media Karlsruhe, and is currently Dean of the City University of Hong Kong School of Creative Media.

Speech Topic: Future Narrative, Discovery Engines and Making Meaning in VR

Richard CASTELLI

Founder, Curator and Producer, Media and Performing Arts, Founder and Director Epidemic [France]; Former Senior Curator of Lille 2004 Cultural Capital of Europe and two French National Visual and Performing Art centers

Speech Topic: Infection of tired conceptual art in media arts

Victoria VESNA

Director, UCLA Art | Sci center, Professor, Department of Design | Media Arts. Currently developing Planetary ArtSci network and to this end is Visiting Professor at Parsons Art Media Technology in NY and Artist in Residence, IMéRA in Marseille

Speech Topic: HOX ZODIAC: Metamorphosis of a Human Animal

Online

Bill SEAMAN

Professor Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University

Speech Topic: Four Transcultural Case Studies: Transmedial Walks, Drives and Observations

Christiane PAUL

Curator New Media Art Dept., Whitney Museum of American Art Speech

Speech Topic: Curating New Media / Cultural Transactions

Ken FIELDS

Canada Research Chair, Telemedia Arts Associate Professor, Department of Music

Speech Topic: Sounding Chronotopic Networks

Luis Eduardo LUNA

Director of Wasiwaska Research Center for the Study of Psychointegrator Plants, Visionary Art, and Consciousness, Florianopolis, Brazil

Roger MALINA

Director Observatory of Marseille Provence and Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications, MIT Press

Speech Topic: From Art to Science and Back: A problem in Translation?

Thomas RAY

Professor of Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Biologist having studied ecology, evolution, and natural history in tropical rainforests; artificial life in computers; and who currently studies the human mind

Speech Topic:    Reason and Other Ways of Knowing:     Our Evolutionary Heritage

Soh-Yeung ROH

Founder and director of Art Center Nabi, also teaches at Seoul National University Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology

Speech Topic: Communication of Emotions

Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK

Roy ASCOTT

British artist, Founding President of the Planetary Collegium, Professor of Technoetic Arts, University of Plymouth, and Professor Aalborg University, Copenhagen

Speech Topic: Art and Organism: the Generative Ground

Jane GRANT

Associate Professor [Reader] in Digital Arts at University of Plymouth, UK, co-director of the research group art + sound and Principle Supervisor in the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA-Node

Speech Topic: Matter and Mutability: Presence and Affect in Other Worlds

Mike PHILLIPS

Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of Plymouth and the Director of the arts research organization i-DAT.org

Speech Topic: Ceteris Paribus: 2 + 2 = 5

Alexander CETKOVIC

Multidisciplinary architect and computer scientist

Speech Topic: Flexibility in Architecture and its Relevance for the Ubiquitous House

Claudia JACQUES

Independent artist, educator based in the USA

Speech Topic: Escher’s Way: A New Paradigm for Conceptualizing Changes in Consciousness

Ellen SEBRING

Research Associate Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, USA

Speech Topic: World on the Head of a Pin, Visualizing Micro and Macro Points of View in China’s Boxer War of 1900

Haytham NAWAR

Lecturer in Graphic Design at German University in Cairo, Egypt

Speech Topic: Visual Integration and Trans-culturalism, New Media Art, Technology, Visual Communication and Linguistics Communication

Isabella BUCZEK

Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel

Speech Topic: Transmedial Intersections of Media Platforms in the 360° Medium

Julieta Cristina AGUILERA-RODRIGUEZ

Works at Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, USA

Speech Topic: A Categorization of Synthetic Experiences

Katerina J. KAROUSSOS

Artist, Researcher

Speech Topic: A PILG-[Image] to Second Life

Kathrine Elizabeth ANKER

Independent Researcher

Speech Topic: On Extended Sentience and Cross-cultural Communication and How to Generate New Stories on the Human Subject

Linus LANCASTER

Visual arts teacher, art director for the Healdsburg School District in California

Speech Topic: Abstract – Listening to “Dirty” Temporalities

Max KAZEMZADEH

Associate Professor of Art and Media Technologies at Gallaudet University, USA

Speech Topic: Apophenia: Mantras, Magic, Monsters & Moist Modeling

Nasim Zaman ZADEH

Designer and Researcher based in Milan, Italy

Speech Topic: The 7th Century, Iranian History in Late Antiquity Transition from Sasanian to Islamic Era

Pam PAYNE

Digital media artist and founder of Brickhaus production studio in NYC; currently is perusing a PhD degree at the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, England

Speech Topic: Altered States of Consciousness and Enhanced Experience

Xiaoying Juliette YUAN

Independent curator, Event Organizer/Researcher in Media Arts, China; Project Director for “Transcultural Tendencies, Transmedial Transactions” International Research Conference on Art, Technology and Consciousness”, SIVA/PC, Shanghai, 2011

Speech Topic: The Social Proprieties of Media Arts in an Open Source Era

Živa LJUBEC

Independent architect and researcher at the intersection area of art/science/consciousness

Speech Topic: Art of Peripheral Permeability? Revisiting Interfaces in Biological Media for Post-Biological Culture

Call for Papers Selected Speakers

Call for Papers Final

Fred McVITTIE

Artist and educator currently based at University College Falmouth, UK

Speech Topic: Psyche Pellucida: See-through Beings in a Transparent Society

Richard A. COURAGE

Professor of English at Westchester Community College/SUNY, Author of The Muse in Bronzeville [Rutgers UP], USA

Speech Topic: Re-presenting Racial Reality: Chicago’s New [Media] Negro Artists of the Depression Era

Rui CHAVES and Felipe HICKMANN

Rui CHAVES

Worked in the dance organization C-E-M [Centro Em Movimento]. He received an MA in Sonic Arts, currently is pursuing a PhD at SARC [Sonic Arts Research Centre], Belfast, UK

Felipe HICKMANN

Brazilian composer and performer, currently conducting PhD research at SARC [Sonic Arts Research Centre], Belfast, UK

Speech Topic: Paulista : A Networked Translocal Sonic Performance, Between São Paulo and Belfast

Goldy WU

Master Degree in Interactive Design and Electronic Art at University of Sydney, Australia

Speech Topic: Multiple-Channel Video Installation as a Precursor of Transmedia Art

Alexander TIBUS

Junior Lecturer at the German University in Cairo, Faculty of Applied Arts and Sciences, Egypt. Member of IDZ – Internationales Designzentrum Berlin. Member of Designcenter Berlin

Speech Topic: Watchful Reading: Optical Illusion in Static and Transient Characters

Christoph KLlUTSCH

Professor of Art History at Savannah College of Art and Design [SCAD], GA, USA. Received his PhD at the University of Bremen [Germany] in art science and computer sciences in 2006

Speech Topic: The point as Transmedia Transaction – On Kandinsky and the Plane of Composition

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