Connect for Creativity’s third and final networking conference titled ‘Creative Explorations: From Social Entities to Ubiquitous Systems’ on ‘How digital is changing the way we relate to each other’ will be held online on 24 – 25 September due to the COVID-19 measures.
The conference focused on the convergence between the creative industries and digital technologies and explored its impact on how we connect with and relate to each other with the participation of 12 keynote speakers.
The main keynote speaker of the conference was Refik Anadol who is living in Los Angeles and working as a lecturer and visiting researcher in the Design Media Arts Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anadol, born in Istanbul in 1985, uses the parametric data architecture approach as a media artist and director, works in the field of location-specific public art, and in the field of live audio-visual performances using an immersive installation approach.
The conference was designed to allow the participants to get to know each other and to develop new collaborations. The audience had the opportunity to experience the different approaches and works of different speakers. Among them:
Can Büyükberber, Turkish visual artist and director Can Buyukberber creates immersive audiovisual experiences that are embodied in physical and digital spaces.
Doktor Danielle-Maria Admiss, Iranian-English curator and researcher based in Glasgow. She works across the interlinking fields of art, design, science and technology.
Daphne Dragona, curator and writer based in Berlin. Through her work, she engages with artistic practices, methodologies and pedagogies that challenge contemporary forms of power.
Dimitris Charitos, associate professor at the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 2002, he has been teaching “Human-Computer Communication“, “Art and Technology“, and “Visual Communication – Visual Design“, at an undergraduate level as well as “Design of Digitally Mediated Environments“, “Interactive Design“, and “Music and New Media“ at a postgraduate level.
Francesco Corvi, (a.k.a. Nesso) works in the digital arts as a sound designer, multimedia artist, and creative coder.
Ilan Manouach, (Athens, 1980) is a multidisciplinary artist with a specific interest in conceptual and post-digital comics. He currently holds a Ph.D. researcher position at the Aalto University in Helsinki (adv. Craig Dworkin) where he examines the intersections of contemporary comics and XXIst century’s technological disruptions.
Irini Papadimitriou Irini Papadimitriou is a curator and cultural manager, whose practice draws on interdisciplinary and critical discourse to explore the impact of technology in society and culture, and the role of art in helping us engage with contemporary issues.
Jovan Čekić, Graduated from the Department of Philosophy at the Philosophical Faculty in Belgrade and received a Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum University in Belgrade.
Poka-Yio lives and works in Athens. He is an Associate Professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts, a visual artist, contemporary art curator, strategy consultant for organizations and personal coach for individuals and business executives.
Robert Henke, Robert Henke is a composer, artist, and software developer, born in 1969 in Munich, Germany. He is mainly known for his contributions to contemporary electronic music, for his laser works, and as co-creator of the music software Ableton Live.
Shelagh Wright ve Peter Jenkinson, committed internationalists based in London, the UK with extensive experience of working internationally in over 40 countries on every continent supporting creative and cultural work for progressive social, political as well as economic development.
TeYosh representative – multidisciplinary art directors duo making cutting-edge contemporary digital art. It is a collaboration between Sofija Stanković and Teodora Stojković, both graduates of the Design master program of Sandberg Institute.
The New Raw representative –Research & Design studio based in Rotterdam (NL), founded in 2015 by the architects Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki.
Uros Krčadinac, born in 1984 in Pančevo. In his work, he seeks to link his experiences from the fields of computer science, visual arts, literature, animation, and interactive design.
Vicky Clarke, sound and electronic media artist from Manchester, UK.