Concerns of different generations, tribes and networks who make up digital culture, the challenges and opportunities for making and conserving generative artworks and rapid developments in digital image-making since the late 1960s are among the themes of a symposium on 16 May coinciding with the Art That Makes Itself exhibition at Watermans.
Speakers include Frieder Nake, computer art pioneer; Margaret Boden, Professor of Cognitive Science Sussex University; Jim Boulton, digital archaeologist; artists Paul and Daniel Brown; Maria Chatzichristodoulou, lecturer in Performance & New Media at Hull University; Douglas Dodds, Senior Curator at Victoria & Albert Museum; Nick Lambert, CAS chair and Lecturer in digital art and culture; Nico Macdonald, writer on design and innovation; artist and computer art pioneer Ernest Edmonds and artist Alex May.
This event is organised in association with the Computer Arts Society.
The symposium will be followed by the preview of a new publication; Art That Makes Itself, Brown & Son – Purveyors of Digital Images since 1968. The publication has been designed by Daniel Brown and edited by Bronaċ Ferran, with newly commissioned texts from Grant Taylor, Douglas Dodds, Golan Levin, Jim Boulton, Peter Fowler and Maria Chatzichristodoulou with accompanying artworks and new writing by Daniel and Paul Brown and a foreword by Irini Papadimitriou. The book preview will take place at the close of the symposium.