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

Panel Statement

Panel: Variable Reality – Inter-formalities in Digital/Analogue Arts

This paper will in­tro­duce the panel theme. In it I will also dis­cuss how tan­gi­ble trans­la­tions change our re­la­tion­ship to screen-based in­for­ma­tion.  Through a set of ex­am­ples I will also dis­cuss how by en­cod­ing dig­i­tal in­for­ma­tion into a phys­i­cal ob­ject we can es­tab­lish a dif­fer­ent way of read­ing data through spa­tial, tem­po­ral and ma­te­r­ial vari­a­tions that sit out­side of the com­puter-mon­i­tor and the dig­i­tal en­vi­ron­ment.

  • 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.