DAC 09 / after media: embodiment and context

DAC09: Events

Emergence: Art and Artificial Life — Dec 12

Utilising Artificial Intelligence and genetic programming techniques, custom electronics, robotic and sculptural aspects, the featured works by international artists represent the current state of work in the interdisciplinary field of Artificial Life Art.

Since the early 1990's, Artificial Life theory and technology has been a constant interest in the media art community. Works concerned with these ideas are common in the media art landscape, yet they are seldom identified as such. The VIDA prize for artificial life art, sponsored by Telefonica for the last decade, is a rare exception. The three artists in Emergence have been represented in VIDA, two of the works in Emergence were prizewinners. Each of these works offers an insight into a different dimension if Artificial Life Art.

Concert: Latent Potentials — Dec 13

Featuring UC faculty and guest artists. Concert begins at 8pm in Winifred Smith Hall.

This concert premieres new works that explore the artistic potentials of networking technologies, with performers in San Diego and Irvine, CA linked through low-latency, CD-quality audio and high definition video. Each work on this evening's program takes a different approach to the telematic stage and the questions it raises: aesthetic, philosophical and technical. The concert will feature compositions by Christopher Dobrian, Michael Dessen (trombone), and Shahrokh Yadegari (Lila), in collaboration with media artist John Crawford, bassist Mark Dresser, trumpeter Edwin Harkins, and other special guests.

This concert is a presentation of the 2009 Digital Art and Culture conference at UC Irvine, in collaboration with the Gassmann Electronic Music Series, and presents research that is funded in part by a grant from the Intel/UCI People and Practices Research initiative.

For more information, please visit the events calendar for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UCI.

DAC Literary Arts Extravaganza — Dec 14

After listening to the panels, come experience the DAC Literary Arts Extravaganza featuring exciting and dramatic works from the world of electronic literature. Come see, hear, and engage in the performances of attest in digital-born literary art works that embody the innovative ideas in this year’s panels and that will no doubt be the source of panels in future DAC conferences. Genres include: live video sculpture, locative media narratives, networked fiction, Flash poetry, and works that words only cannot yet describe!

Special guest and opening act Perry Hoberman sings his soon to be smash-hit, "Motion Capture."



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