[ISEA2011] Panel: Ian Gwilt (moderator) – Variable reality: inter-formalities in digital/analogue arts

Panel Statement

Chair Per­son: Ian Gwilt
Pre­sen­ters: Dew Har­ri­son, Mar­tin Rieser & Suzette Wor­den

This panel will ex­plore the no­tion that con­tem­po­rary cre­ative prac­tice is in­creas­ingly tak­ing place in and be­tween ana­logue and dig­i­tal cul­tures. And that by en­fold­ing the cre­ative processes in­her­ent within these two en­vi­ron­ments we can gen­er­ate richly in­formed cre­ative out­comes that build on the qual­i­ties of both dig­i­tal and ma­te­r­ial cul­ture. This work­ing in and be­tween dig­i­tal and ana­logue en­vi­ron­ments, to­ward the gen­er­a­tion of cre­ative works is the essence of what the panel will dis­cuss as cross or vari­able re­al­ity cre­ative prac­tices. The panel will con­sider the po­ten­tial for mak­ing within and across dig­i­tal/ma­te­r­ial en­vi­ron­ments through the pre­sen­ta­tion of their own re­search/prac­tice.

  • Dr. Ian Gwilt is a Pro­fes­sor of De­sign at Sheffield Hal­lam Uni­ver­sity, UK. He holds an MA in In­ter­ac­tive Mul­ti­me­dia, con­ferred by the Uni­ver­sity of Balears (UIB) in Spain, and the Royal Col­lege of Art (RCA) Lon­don. He has a Phd from the Col­lege of Fine Arts at the Uni­ver­sity of New South Wales ex­am­in­ing the the­ory and prac­tice of mixed-re­al­ity art. In the last 15 years he has shown in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tions and dig­i­tal work at a num­ber of in­ter­na­tional new media events, gal­leries and ex­hi­bi­tions. His own prac­tice/re­search is con­cerned with aug­mented re­al­ity and loca­tive media, the graph­i­cal user in­ter­face as cre­ative/cul­tural arte­fact, and ex­plor­ing new forms and con­texts for in­for­ma­tion de­sign and post con­sump­tion vi­sual com­mu­ni­ca­tion.