New Interactions: Communities and Information

Thursday, 3 August
8:30 - 10:15 am
Rooom 207

In coining the phrase "relational aesthetics," the contemporary French art theorist and curator Nicolas Bourriaud attempted to define a trend in creative works that configures interactive scenarios in which everyday experiences are the catalyst for audience-driven participation. This panel explores how the tacit activities of urban living are being used to form the foundations for new types of interaction that exploit community life and information-rich environments. Topics include how "relational interaction" can be facilitated by the potential of new-media technologies to simultaneously create multi-layered datascapes and intimate, culturally specific participatory situations.

Chair
Ian Gwilt
School of Design, University of Technology, Sydney
Sydney, Australia
(at) bigpond.com iangwilt

Panelists
Melinda Rackham
Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)
Adelaide, Australia

Paul Vanouse
University of Buffalo, Carnegie Mellon University
New York, USA

Ernest Edmonds
University of Technology, Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Ted Selker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media and Arts Technology Laboratory
Massachusetts, USA