Digital Light: Technique, Technology, Creation
A free symposium, 18–19 March 2011, Melbourne, Australia Elizabeth Murdoch Theatre, The University of Melbourne, Parkville
Friday 18 March (2–7pm) & Saturday 19 March (10–7pm)
This interdisciplinary symposium invites leading international and Australian figures working with digital light-based technologies to consider the capacities and limitations of contemporary digital processes. How do contemporary digital media imitate, advance or retreat from the achievements of older techniques and devices? Why do accidental artefacts of specific media become desirable outcomes in others? What role do artists and artisans play in redefining technologies through technique? Artists, curators and technologists will explore these questions from diverse angles, each exploring the techniques and technologies used in depicting, recording and projecting digital light.
- Geoffrey Batchen (Art Historian, NZ)
- Victor Burgin (Artist, UK)
- Steve Dietz (Curator, US)
- Jon Ippolito (Artist/Curator, US)
- Stephen Jones (Artist/Historian, AUST)
- Christiane Paul (Curator, US)
- Jeffrey Shaw (Artist, HK)
- Alvy Ray Smith (Computer graphics pioneer, US)
- Van Sowerwine (Artist, AUST)
- Lynette Wallworth (Artist, AUST)
In addition we have invited as active interlocutors: Su Baker, Karen Casey, Allesio Cavallaro, Ted Colless, Daniel Crooks, Vince Dziekan, Warren Fithie, Tina Gonsalves, Charles Green, Mark Gugilametti, Ross Harley, Robert Hassan, Nigel Helyer, Troy Innocent, Ian Lang, Sue McAuley, Scott McQuire, Nikos Papastergiadis, Paul Thomas, Darren Tofts, Mitchell Whitelaw
Reflections on the symposium have been published in the Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ), Volume 1, Number 1, 23 January 2012 , pp. 37-49(13), available here: "Reflections on medium specificity occasioned by the symposium 'Digital Light: Technique, Technology, Creation', Melbourne, 2011".