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Of Clouds and Clocks: When Art Met the Web-Sciences: International launch symposium for ICAS, Oct 16-17, 2009

Of Clouds and Clocks: When Art Met the Web-Sciences: International launch symposium for ICAS, Oct 16-17, 2009

Golding, Sue (2009) Of Clouds and Clocks: When Art Met the Web-Sciences: International launch symposium for ICAS, Oct 16-17, 2009. In: "Of Clouds & Clocks: When Art Met the Web-Sciences" Research Institute Launch, Oct 16-17 2009, Univ of Greenwich, Maritime Campus.

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The Institute for the Converging Arts & Sciences (ICAS) links artists, scientists, designers, social theorists, legal scholars and inventive thinkers in a community directed at fostering transformational research and the dissemination of high impact knowledge Practice, and Performance both locally and globally.

The historical setting of the Institute is without peer: the Royal Observatory on the hill overlooking the campus, the Cutty Sark Clipper at the edge of The Thames, the naval history stretching along the peninsula into the English Channel, mark out a territory where the convergence of the arts and sciences has been the standard. ICAS will draw from this rich historical legacy extending it into the future via Electronic & Media Arts Practice, Performance, Philosophy and the New Sciences!

Located in King William Court, with strong ties to the Greenwich Maritime Institute and the Schools of Humanities & Social Sciences and Computing Mathematical Sciences, the Institute will create a network of Research Fellows focused on applied projects that will position the University at the centre of enterprises directly engaged with social, cultural, artistic, legal and creative events.

Our launch, an international symposium entitled, Of Clouds and Clocks, will be held on the 16-17th October, in the Council Chamber Room (QA 063). Set up as an interactive Roundtable with 25 speakers over two intensive days, speakers will include Dame Wendy Hall (Director, Web-Science Research Institute, South Hampton), Sir Tim Berners-Lee (Founder of the Web, MIT, tbc) Professor Arthur Kroker (Director & Digital Arts Philosopher, Pacific Centre for Technology, Art and Culture, Victoria); Caroline Arscott (Prof of 19thC British Art, The Courtauld Institute), Olga Kisseleva (NANO-Artist, Plastik.Arts, The Sorbonne), Dick Rijken (Director: STEIM) and Joel Ryan (Composer & Physicist, STEIM), Norbert Finzsch (Historian, Univ of Cologne), Mary Bryson (Director, Centre for Cross-Faculty Education, Univ British Columbia), Art Clay (Composer/Mathematician, ETH, Zurich), Steve Gibson & Stefan Muller-Arisona (game arts/sound-light composers, Centre for Creative Technologies, De Montfort University and ETH, Zurich), Fox Harrell (robotics-games, Georgia Tech), Jackson 2 Bears (artist, Univ of Victoria, CA), Michaela Hampf (Historian, the JFK Institute, Frei Univ of Berlin), Ecke Bonk (Designer, ZKM Karlshrue), Pascal Brannan (Artist, London), Stephen Kennedy (Media-Arts Philosopher and DJ/composer, Univ Greenwich), Aya Walfaren (holographic technologies, UBC), Maureen Thomas (Media Arts/theatre Director, Cambridge), Ted Hiebert (media-arts-writer/Univ of Seattle).

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: contemporary philosophy, media culture, media arts, sonic economies, metamathematics, quantum geographies, web-sciences, re-thinking Humanities and Social Sciences, methodology, epistemology
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Contemporary Media Arts & New Sciences Research Group
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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