SIGGRAPH Asia is teaming up with the Digital Arts Community of ACM SIGGRAPH for the 2014 Conference in Shenhzen. On December 6, 2014, the SIGGRAPH Asia Featured Sessions program will include two digital arts panels to open the current discourse regarding future trends within artistic and multi-disciplinary practices. Under the general theme of "expanding the frontiers of digital arts," artists and theorists will gather for two discussions to explore the ongoing evolution of the field of digital art, and how it affects the changing nature of art making in an increasingly networked and computationally mediated world. The panels are:

New Boundaries for Digital Arts (11:00 – 12:45, Chrysanthemum Hall): What is digital art? What are the possibilities of emergent digital technologies, which enable us to push the boundaries of digital arts, creative media practice into popular cultures such as games design and computer animation?

Panel Members:

  • Jane Prophet, Professor, School of Creative Media City University of Hong Kong
  • Hanna Wirman, Research Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design

Chair: Sue Gollifer, Director of the ISEA International Headquarters
Discussant: Atsushi Wakimoto

Digital Arts and Multi-Disciplinary Practice: The Artist in Science, History, and Cultural Studies (14:15 – 16:00, Chrysanthemum Hall): How do we open up the boundaries between interdisciplinarity and multi-disciplinary, research-focused arts and science environments to create new opportunities and pathways for collaboration and future exchanges within our own research practice?

Panel Members:

  • Maurice Benayoun, Professor, School of Creative Media City University of Hong Kong
  • Tian Shaoxu, Professor, School of Media and Communication Shenzhen University
  • Don Ritter, Professor, School of Creative Media City University of Hong Kong

For more information on the digital arts panels at SIGGRAPH Asia, visit the SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 website.